Thu.Sep 12, 2019

Pitch Deck Month: The “Why Does It Matter?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

3-Step Burnout Prevention Plan

YoungUpstarts

by Nicole Lapin, author of “ Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance “ I thought I was Superwoman. I’d wrapped up shooting for the second season of my TV show and had just finished touring the country promoting my second book.

Carey Smith Launches Unorthodox Ventures in Austin to Invest in Startups with Great Products

SiliconHills

Carey Smith sold Big Ass Fans, the company he founded in Lexington, Kentucky, for $500 million in December of 2017 and then moved to Austin.

Tips For Protecting Intellectual Property

YoungUpstarts

It can be exciting to come up with a new idea that no one has thought of before. When you have that light bulb moment, it can be tempting to let people know about it. Unfortunately, letting people know about your ideas can end up backfiring on you.

Starting an Online Business from Your Own Home

The Startup Magazine

Many people these days would love to take the plunge and start their own business rather than working for someone else. However, some have no idea where to start or are under the impression you need loads of money to start a business.

4 Ways Ringless Voicemail Can Boost Your Business

YoungUpstarts

If you’re a business owner, it’s likely that you’re often wracking your brain trying to think up business tactics that will boost your sales revenue, reach wider audiences, improve employee morale, and save you time and energy.

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5 Vital Things You Need To Know About Title Loans

The Startup Magazine

It is nearly impossible to guarantee a hundred percent financial security at all times. Even the richest of businesses face unpredictable losses and go through tough times.

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Autonomous Cars: Driving towards a Better Future

The Startup Magazine

Imagine this – you are cruising down the Interstate-5. You see another car pull up by your side. The car looks strange, with a claw-like fixture on top. As it passes by your car, you see it has no driver! The passengers are looking down at something and the car moves ahead.

Headphone Maker AfterShokz Moves from New York to Austin

SiliconHills

AfterShokz, which makes sports headphones that transmit sound via bone conduction, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin.

Vulture Capital: Why Early Stage VC Could Kill Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Most startups view venture capital funding as a blessing from above — eager to take it as soon as they can get it. Tempted by large sums of money and the perceived validation that comes along with being funded, founders turn to venture capitalists to accelerate their company’s growth.

Can you just tell little business lies?

Berkonomics

Are any of these little lies worth worrying over? “He’s He’s not in right now.” “I am going to the doctor at that time.” “I paid only two dollars a unit to your competitor.”

$100,000 Artificial Intelligence Investment Challenge at Defense Innovation Summit

Austin Startup

Capital Factory is pleased to announce the $100,000 Artificial Intelligence Challenge focused on AI startups whose solutions address the four AI “initial thrusts” articulated by the Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force *.

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What Is Social Proof and Why Your Business Can Die Without It

crowdSPRING Blog

When is the last time you didn’t care or want to know if a product or service you liked was recommended by others? Chances are, the answer is never. Humans are social creatures. From the beginning of time, we’ve told and sought out stories about common experiences. We crave social proof.

Announcing Flow, a new blockchain for entertainment applications

Version One Ventures

Our portfolio company Dapper Labs , the creators of CryptoKitties and the Dapper Wallet , today announced Flow, a new blockchain for entertainment applications. Why do we need another blockchain, you ask? And wasn’t CryptoKitties built on Ethereum? And aren’t there already many other blockchains that are trying to do what Ethereum cannot do (or cannot do well)? . I have very high conviction that different blockchains will power vastly different use cases. “A

ICON Partners with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to Build 3D Printed Homes for Austin’s Homeless Population

SiliconHills

Austin has a homeless problem. ICON, an Austin-based startup that makes large scale 3-D Printers to build homes, has a solution. The company this week unveiled a 3D printed Welcome Center in partnership with Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter to Austin’s homeless population. ICON constructed the 500 square foot building […].

Book: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Feld Thoughts

The view from my living room in Homer, Alaska. Amy and I arrived in Homer this evening for some time in a different place. We are TV-free up here, so that means, well, books.

The Passing of Two of My Childhood Business Heroes

Feld Thoughts

Two of my childhood business heroes, T. Boone Pickens and H. Ross Perot , died this year. Perot passed away this summer at age 89 and Pickens passed away yesterday at age 91. As I was typing this, I thought maybe I’d call them T and H. But, growing up they were referred to as “T Boone” and “Perot.” ” I didn’t know either of them personally, but they loomed large over the business community in Dallas where I grew up (from 1969 – 1983.)