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Thank you, Dennis Howlett

deal architect

Dennis has announced he is retiring. I knew it was coming - he would often fret he did not have enough time for his large and growing family - but I would have bet it would be towards end of. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary


8 Ways An Incubator Can Accelerate Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute.


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4 Ways To Promote Your Written Work 


You my be a writer, but there are other things you need to know to promote your work. Here are some things you can do to promote your written work. The post 4 Ways To Promote Your Written Work appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others publishing writing


Boulder Chamber Memberships for Black-Owned Businesses

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just underwrote one-year memberships to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce for 62 Black-owned businesses in Boulder. Last summer, Aaron Clark started putting together a list of Black-owned Businesses in Boulder. The current list is at 62.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

The End of Syndication

View from Seed

For early stage VC ‘s, Syndication is the process of sharing investments with other potential co-investors. The classic scenario is when a VC has a signed term sheet to lead a round, but has left room open for another meaningful investor.

The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud sneak preview

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I had a chance to catch up with Darren Roos, CEO of IFS. Analyst Cam

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How To Remove A Redirect Virus From Your Mac


If your browser has turned your life into a nightmare, act fast. Read our post on how to win it back from a redirect virus and stop seeing unwanted content. The post How To Remove A Redirect Virus From Your Mac appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others computer virus redirect virus


The Benefits And Challenges Of Remote Work

YFS Magazine

The shift to remote work has exhibited both benefits and drawbacks. So, what are the most common trade-offs? Uncategorized flexible working pandemic recommended remote working virtual workforce


What Is Your Worldview?

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I have coffee for about 30 minutes every morning. It’s been one of the wonderful positive side effects of the Covid crisis. Some days we land on a topic. Other days we don’t. Today, after a few minutes, the question “What is your worldview?”

The Analyst Cam: SAP Industry Cloud

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SAP hosted for analysts a Industry Cloud briefing last week. I have excerpted.

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10 Keys to Remaining Cool And Calm Despite Pressures

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most valuable attributes of a good business professional and leader is to be able to control emotional outbursts, to maximize your credibility and respect, and to maintain your own health.

Why SMEs Are Better Positioned To Fight Cyber Threats


by George Lee, Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Japan, RSA Have you been to the zoo and wondered what you would do if the lion jumped out of its enclosure? You’ve probably heard this before: To survive, you don’t have to be the fastest runner, you just have to out-run the slowest person.

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Biden Administration Increases Pandemic Lending to Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

President Joe Biden announced changes to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses. Economy Editor Picks economy editor picks pandemic paycheck protection program politics

Book: The Soul of an Octopus

Feld Thoughts

My favorite animal is a polar bear. For some reason, I have always related to polar bears. When I’m reincarnated, I hope I come back as a polar bear. I’ve always like octopuses but never thought much about why.


Is the Future of Healthcare a Telehealth Company for Every Condition?

View from Seed

One of the most promising trends accelerating in digital health is the verticalization of digital health. Historically, the healthcare market has been regional, limited by the in-person nature of care delivery.

7 Keys To Scaling A Startup into A Thriving Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to many startups today, I still see that most of you entrepreneurs see yourselves as the sole driver of your new solution, and the key driver of your new business.

10 Tips For A Career Change To A Driving Instructor


If you’re thinking that becoming a driving instructor is the right next step for you, then keep reading for these ten tips on transitioning into this exciting new career change. The post 10 Tips For A Career Change To A Driving Instructor appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others career advice


For Entrepreneurs, Your Smile Matters More Than You May Know

YFS Magazine

Studies confirm that smiling leads to a decrease in stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your physical and mental health. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal branding recommended

WindowSwap – Travel Around The World From Home

Feld Thoughts

The only time I go outside right now is to go running. I had an awesome run in the dark at 5:30am today in 10 degrees. There were only two cars that passed me and one person near the end of my run walking his dog.

Why I Don’t Bet on a Pivot

View from Seed

One of the toughest things about seed stage investing is knowing that many successful companies started off on the wrong path. Sometimes, the general idea was right, but the company needed to refactor something quite foundational to their model to make things work.

8 Keys To That First Investment From People You Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs have learned that it’s almost always quicker and easier to get cash from someone you know, rather than angel investors or professional investors (VCs).

Best Ways To Start Diversifying Your Portfolio


Investing in just one or two companies is usually not a good idea. Rather, you'll want to diversify your portfolio to avoid a total loss. The post Best Ways To Start Diversifying Your Portfolio appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others personal finance portfolio diversification – No code project breakdown of time, costs, and a guide for others

Eric Friedman

My partner ( Steve Schlafman ) and I recently launched Tapestry , an exercise for founders to invest in their relationships, and it was met with an incredible reaction. You don’t need to raise $250K – $2M to test your startup idea. EricFriedman and I spent less than $1.5K to launch Tapestry.

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Product Innovation: How To Build Products Your Customers Love


How do you go from good to great? How do you remain relevant as your competition continues to gain more market share? As the technology and business landscape continues to shift rapidly, companies that embrace innovation will have a clear advantage over those who don’t. .

Tax and accounting treatment for website development costs

The Startup Magazine

Planning on building or updating the website for your company? Not sure how to account or tax the website development costs? Does it go under profit and loss and count as an expense? Or does it go on the balance sheet and count as an asset? Haven’t a clue how to answer those questions?

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10 Strategies For Finding Stronger People Connections

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you are an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, you can’t ignore the rules of building and maintaining relationships.

Tips To Keep People In The Room During An Argument


Navigating an argument may take you down a long, winding path, but working with others can help you reach the light at the end of the tunnel. . The post Tips To Keep People In The Room During An Argument appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others communication skills mediation


Hybrid W2 / 1099 Models

A Crowded Space

There’s obviously been a ton of news about new legislation around worker classification. I’m not going to discuss those issues here.

Areas of interest in climate & energy

Version One Ventures

Over the past 18 months, we’ve been increasingly focused on investing in climate and energy startups. Public awareness about sustainability and climate change is at an all-time high.

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Business Technology For Small Companies

The Startup Magazine

Business technology has come a long way over the past couple of decades. Technology used to be fun gadgets, but now we’re seeing innovative technological processes that change the way we live our lives! The business world has been completely revolutionised by technology.

29 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

Payment By Card Machine – An Available Option For Startup Businesses


Gone are the days when small businesses could not afford a payment by card machine to accept payments from customers. The post Payment By Card Machine – An Available Option For Startup Businesses appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others credit card payments payment options

How to Conduct an SEO Audit for Your Business Website on a Budget

Up and Running

In these uncertain times, there is no doubt that budgets have been squeezed. Where you may have previously been able to engage with a digital marketing agency to help with your SEO activity , you may find that you now need to take on some of that workload internally. .

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Don’t Stop!

Mike Michalowicz

Keep producing! There are always going to be times in our lives that are overwhelming. We’ve seen that this past year especially. I know for some, the uncertainty can be paralyzing. Here’s the thing. You have to keep going.

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Track your Sales Metrics with Sales Coaching Tools

The Startup Magazine

Sales coaching is a strategic approach to improving the performance of sales reps and sales success of the organization in general. It is a critical role that sales managers execute but it must be backed by relevant data and sales coaching tools.

Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.