Mon.Aug 13, 2018

The Economics of VCs Recycling Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Several years ago, I wrote a post titled Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees. From the start of Foundry Group in 2007, we have felt strongly about this.

7 Keys To The Investor Challenge For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the entrepreneurs I advise, the biggest challenge they typically face in starting a new business is funding. It consistently takes a huge amount of time and effort to find an investor you can trust, and that constrains your efforts in developing the solution you envision.

Tis the season for software lawsuits

deal architect

Oracle, SAP and Workday have all been hit with lawsuits in the last few weeks for very different reasons as I describe below. But first a preface – lawsuits draw a lot of attention but it’s usually wrong to extrapolate. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

10 Things That Sell Like Hot Cakes On The Internet


With more than 12 million ecommerce businesses on the web, it is a bit daunting for new ones to make a mark quickly, especially when businesses as big as Amazon and Spotify are at the top. However, this does not mean that you have no chance to succeed. If you work hard, you can leave a mark as well.

Does Your Business Have The Friendly-Factor?

YFS Magazine

People like friendly businesses. The friendly-factor doesn't require a large investment, but it does require thoughtful consideration. Company Culture Grow company culture customer experience Customer Service

5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Get More Out Of The Company’s CRM


by Xavier Musy, Chief Architect of Swiftpage. CRM platforms are already firmly ensconced within the sales technology and strategies of most small and midsized businesses.

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4 Things To Know About Buying A Company Car


Depending on the type of business you’re starting, you might require a company car. It would be necessary for making house calls, delivering product, driving between service points, and performing other long-distance business needs.

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How Seasonal Businesses Can Better Manage Cash Flow

Up and Running

While there are many advantages to running a seasonal business, one of the primary challenges is managing cash flow—having enough money on hand to get ready for the busy season, making the most of the revenue generated in season, and having enough money on hand to pay bills in the off-season.

Make Achieving Your Goals A Team Sport. Here’s Why — And How


by Leo Bottary, author of “ What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth “ . A person’s success typically isn’t the result of superhuman feats.

Uber, UT and the U.S. Army Research Labs Team Up to Create Flying Cars


The promise of flying cars may become a reality a soon. The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Labs and Uber Elevate to develop the technology behind Uber’s new rideshare venture: UberAIR.

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How To Finance Your Start-Up Business


You’ve got a brilliant idea, come up with a catchy name and are planning to start your business in your very own home. There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise.

5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Leverage CRM Software

YFS Magazine

Sales reps must remain relevant in a competitive landscape. Embracing the latest features of your business’s CRM software is a great way to do just that. Grow Marketing & Sales Technology crm customer relationship management sales technology

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[Interview] Michael Patryn, Bitcoin Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurs interested in starting a fintech or digital currency business or looking for related funding resources, would be well advised to get to know Vancouver’s Michael Patryn.

13 Powerful Ways You Can Manage Customer Expectations Better To Grow Your Business Faster Than Ever

crowdSPRING Blog

“…it looks cold in there…” A prospective customer looks to your business to provide something they need or want. This is the beginning of a very important story for your business.

How To Find Businesses For Sale


As an entrepreneur, there are different ways in which you can invest your finances. You can either choose to start your own enterprise or buy an already established business. The common belief among many entrepreneurs is that business owners only sell their businesses because they’re failing.

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IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin


IBM has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity since the earliest days of the Internet. At the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, I interviewed Nick Simicich, an ethical hacker on the IBM staff, whose day job consisted of breaking into company computer systems to expose the vulnerabilities. That was in 1999. Since then, cybersecurity has grown […]. The post IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First


As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals.

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Vote Local, Austin: 18 SXSW panels featuring Austinites that deserve your PanelPicker vote

Austin Startup

By: Tom Hadfiled, CEO @ SXSW 2019 may still be many months away, but the time to vote for panels is now! Support the ATX Startup Community by voting for this selection of panels featuring Austinites. If you’re unfamiliar with PanelPicker?—?it

Flights to Safety


Financial headlines over the past week focused on Turkey’s rapidly depreciating lira. Meanwhile many citizens there, ignoring President Erdogan’s calls to exchange gold and foreign currencies to local currency, tapped into the crypto market: “ Bunyamin Yavuz, a cardiologist in Ankara, said he no longer trusts local banks and now buys XRP, monero, lumens, among other cryptocurrencies as part of his investment portfolio.

Your network is one of your most powerful assets, regardless of geography

Jeff Hilimire

Your network is one of the only true competitive advantages you can have. I believe your network just might be the deciding factor in whether or not you accomplish your goals and dreams. I’ve written many times about the importance of a strong network and how to build it , but I’ve never written about the connect that geography makes on your network. I was reminded of this when reading Adam ‘s recent blog post, titled Great advice I didn’t take, but maybe you should.