Thu.Jul 11, 2019

How The Workplace Divides, Not Unites, Women 

YoungUpstarts

by Joy L. Wiggins, PhD and Kami J. Anderson, PhD, co-authors of “ From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace “ Hostility between working women is trending.

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Overcoming Fear When Starting Your Own Business

The Startup Magazine

It’s not uncommon for budding entrepreneurs to be racked with anxiety before plunging into uncharted waters. Entrepreneurship is a daunting undertaking of vast unknowns, but with some grit and resilience, anyone can conquer this giant. Source: Pixabay.

Problems That Could Keep You From Getting That Job

YoungUpstarts

You’ve worked hard to get where you are — but you still have so much further to go. And if the next step on your journey is landing your next big job, then you’re going to want to be careful. You’re at an exciting juncture, but this is also a time when things can go wrong.

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Our Investment in Otis

View from Seed

On Tuesday, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Otis, came out of stealth and announced its public launch. Otis is founded by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, and is focused on creating a marketplace that enables fractional ownership of culturally relevant assets. That sentence is quite a mouthful :), so I wanted to share a bit more about why we were excited by the team and concept and were the first investors to join them on this journey.

Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online In 2019

YoungUpstarts

Almost everyone needs extra money. Some need it to meet their daily requirements while some want it to buy a new watch, and it’s doable. Making money online is more practical than ever. Sure, there are scams out there, but there are legitimate ways too. And that’s what this article is about.

H-E-B Tests Driverless Vans in San Antonio to Deliver Groceries

SiliconHills

A robot rolling down the road bringing butter, milk, and eggs. That’s on the horizon for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Texas’ largest grocer announced Wednesday plans to use an autonomous van to deliver groceries in San Antonio. The pilot program will roll out later this year.

Why You Should Use Invoice Approval Software For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

It’s typical of companies that use the traditional approach to invoice approvals to be slow and to some extent, inaccurate. Human error cannot be quantified and in a professional capacity, what may appear as minor errors can come back to haunt you in a devastatingly big way.

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Is my business idea feasible? Key questions to ask before you start.

NZ Entrepreneur

Doing a business feasibility study first will help you figure out whether your new business idea is worth your time, energy and money – all very precious commodities. It will help you calculate, analyse and project what will be involved and the likelihood of success. Your big, bold business idea.

Are you a remote manager? A good one?

Berkonomics

Are you a virtual manager? Can you be effective if you are a “virtual” manager, commuting from home or a home office and being with your employees only part time? Measuring your performance.

Lean Startup Conference Speaker Ann Miura-Ko on being a founder, representation, and the future.

Startup Lessons Learned

Ann Miura-Ko is a founding partner at Floodgate , a seed-stage VC firm. She’s also a founding member of All Raise, a non-profit committed to improving diversity in both funders and founders. Among her early investments are Lyft, TaskRabbit and Modcloth, which, as our recent conversation shows, are only part of the reason Forbes called her “the most powerful woman in startups.”

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Shared Governance Model for Higher Education Boards

Board Effect

The concept of shared governance in the higher education space came about during the 1960s, which was a time when colleges began to modernize many of their processes. Today, the meaning of shared governance has become distorted.

How VCs Can and Should Invest in Later Rounds

David Teten

You have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. So when a company in which I’m an investor is raising a later round, should we (the VC investor) keep our pro rata or get diluted? . My view is that one should always make this decision on an individual company basis. Almost all VC investments include pro rata rights. These give the right to invest more money in a company sufficient to keep the same percentage ownership, for so long as we have both the cash and the appetite.

How to Build Healthy Relationships Between Board Members

Board Effect

Board culture is a key factor in board effectiveness. Boards of directors that enjoy strong relationships and good board dynamics have a positive effect on the leadership. Leaders who are motivated and encouraged are better able to lead an organization to success.

What Should Be Your Biggest Investment?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In business, you know that you’re always going to need to invest in the right things. Because if you want to grow and head in the right direction, embracing the best resources to do that is just so important. Yet, how are you to know what they should be? And where’s best to invest for your company? Let’s take a look at three ideas. People. To start with, we have the idea of your people. Because we all know that it’s people that make a company what it is. And that people buy from people.

5 Factors to Consider When Leasing a Van with No Credit

The Startup Magazine

Leasing a new or used van is a big decision to make. It means helping your business get started with the right equipment, or that means replacing the vehicle that you’ve owned for years. There are several things you should consider before leasing a van.

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