Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Investing in biotech and therapeutics

Version One Ventures

Over the past year, some of the most interesting and intellectually-stimulating pitches we heard have come from startups in biotech, specifically companies developing therapeutics. From non-hormonal contraceptives that work for men and women to muscle-promoting gene therapy, the potential impact of these new drugs is both immeasurable and inspiring. So, it comes as no surprise to us that private investments in this sector hit record-breaking numbers in 2018 ( $13.5B

3 Steps To Create A Leadership Vision That Rallys Support

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Are you ready to share the who and why behind your work? Follow these three steps to create a captivating leadership vision. YFS Magazine - Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed – © YFS Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Copying prohibited. All material is protected by U.S.

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re We’re in a new tech bubble!” some have pronounced. Valuations are out of control” is the mantra of others.

Software Maintenance "Empty Calories"

deal architect

At a conference in 2006, I presented a Top 10 list of technology expenses which to me represented "empty calories". Top of that list was Software Maintenance with the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP Unbelievably, in the dozen years. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Entrepreneurship And Small Business – The New Age Of Online Business


by Kim Burmester, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ATLAS Workbase. Whenever you’d hear the word “startup” nowadays, you’d immediately think of a tech or software venture in Silicon Valley – the breeding ground of startups, both failures and successes.

A Change at Cognizant

deal architect

I got this nice note from Francisco D'Souza, CEO at Cognizant this morning "I hope this note finds you well. I wanted you to be one of the very first people with whom I share important news. After 25 years. Outsourcing (other vendors


Mentors 17/18: Be Challenging/Robust, but Never Destructive

Feld Thoughts

I wrote 16 posts detailing each item of the Techstars Mentor Manifesto. However, there were 18 items and, for some reason, I never got around to writing the final two. Jay Batson , a long-time Techstars Boston mentor, nudged me several times to finish this up. I kept saying “I’ll get to it” but never did. So, he did it for me, with the added motivation of getting it up prior to the kickoff to this year’s Boston program. Following is item #17 of the Techstars Mentor Manifesto, in Jay’s words.

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10 Areas Where You Can Win With Predictive Analytics

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional business intelligence (and data mining) software does a very good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. This is a whole new world for small businesses seeking enterprise application opportunities, as well social media trend challenges.

5 Uses Of Outdoor Banner Stands For Your Business


Visual advertising , such as with custom banner stands, is one of the most effective ways to reach your potential customers, especially if they can make a powerful and long-lasting impression.

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How Entrepreneurs Should Relieve Stress Throughout the Day

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship is a career path rife with stress. You’ll be working long hours to grow your startup. You’ll be dealing with inconsistent income. You might even have a significant portion of your savings invested in the success of the business.

Seeking A Job – Do’s And Don’ts For The Modern Worker


Looking for a job can be a difficult and sometimes disappointing task. Between all that is said about the process, it can get confusing to know what to do and what to avoid. But the dos and don’ts of job seeking in this article will help simplify the job search.

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Choosing Between A Mobile App And A Website For Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In recent years, we’ve seen a trend known as the “appification of the web” where businesses are focusing on creating a fully-fledged mobile app experience instead of just having a website. Both apps and websites have their pros and cons.

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3 Tips That’ll Make Your E-Commerce Business Successful


The digital world has made it possible for businesses to make even more money than they would if they relied on just their brick- and-mortar stores.

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Product Lifecycle Marketing: What Matters Most at Every Stage


The classic graph for the product lifecycle is a sales curve that progresses through stages: a sharp rise from the x-axis as a product transitions from Introduction to the Growth phase; a sustained, rounded peak in Maturity; and a gradual Decline that portends its withdrawal from the market.

The Power Of Inbound Telemarketing

The Startup Magazine

For 33% of marketers, targeted content delivery tends to be among their biggest challenge when looking to improve lead nurturing, according to Forester Research. Typically, they need to understand the customer, whatever makes them tick and use it to their advantage.

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Spain

The Next Web

In the past decade, Spain suffered a significant economic setback with a crippling recession, the bankruptcy of a number of major companies and the highest unemployment rate in the EU (27% at its height).

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10 Things to Consider About Your Website in 2019

Duct Tape Marketing

10 Things to Consider About Your Website in 2019 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on the 10 Things to Consider About Your Website in 2019. You’ve started a business and created your website.

The Potential of Qualitative Research in B2B

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Why Don’t B2B Companies Use Qualitative Research? Qualitative Studies Leads to Insights, and Innovative Results. Open-ended Questions Are Powerful. Qualitative research is an effective way to understand your market better.

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Five Questions With YA Author Rebecca Hanover

Hunter Walker

My friend Rebecca is pretty awesome. She’s a writer and recently published her first YA novel – The Similars. I was curious about her writing process, role of social media in book promotion and consumer fandom, so thrilled Rebecca let me ask her Five Questions.

Passion is the Key to Success

Mike Michalowicz

A guest post by Rodrigo Laddaga of EMyth en ESPAÑOL. Passion is a topic that is covered by many authors and gurus in these past decades, but I still see that many people “don’t get it” yet. When we talk about entrepreneurship and small business success or any kind of success we find that in each instance passion is the key element.

SXSW Startups: Nebula

Austin Startup

The founding team (left to right): Kamal Obbad, George Church, Dennis Grishin. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 6, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx.

SXSW Startups: kegg

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 6, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx.