Fri.Oct 20, 2017

Rebecca Kaden

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

USV added a new partner today. Her name is Rebecca Kaden and she introduced herself to our world on the USV blog just now. Rebecca joins a team of fifteen people; our network team, our analysts, and our fantastic administrative team. We are all excited to have her join us. It took us a year to find the right person to add to our partnership. We have only added three people to our partnership in the fourteen-year history of USV.

We Will Miss You Matt

Feld Thoughts

Matt Bencke passed away yesterday. We put the above photo and note up on the Foundry Group site yesterday but I was still processing it and wasn’t ready to blog about it until this morning.

7 Drivers of Digital Opportunity or Business Demise

Startup Professionals Musings

Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, once predicted, “When the rate of change outside the company is greater than the rate of change inside, the end is near.” Yet in my role as business advisor, I often see companies naively ignoring this reality.

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SMS Marketing, What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YFS Magazine

When it comes to SMS marketing, keep it simple and don't make your audience think too hard about what you’re saying or what you want from them. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing sms marketing

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10 Offline Marketing Tips to Boost Your Online Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

10 Offline Marketing Tips to Boost Your Online Brand written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Just because the world wide web has become a place where brands get a chance at massive growth doesn’t mean offline strategies no longer work.

The Seven Rules of Fearless Growth: What Fearless Companies Are Doing To Grow Faster And Smarter 


by Amanda Setili, author of “ Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets “ Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now.

These two things will determine who you will be in five years

Jeff Hilimire

The two things that will determine who you will be five years from now are: #1 The people you spend time with. #2 2 The books you read. I can’t take credit for this idea, but I sure do agree with it. Of course, you can substitute out “books” with “the things you read/learn” as not everyone reads books.

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Twitter Link Roundup #311 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

The World Health Organization recommends that adults get a minimum of eight hours a night of sleep. Two-thirds of adults in developed nations are not reaching this number, with startling consequences. An adult sleeping only 6.75

The Unforgivable Sin in Silicon Valley: Being Gen-X

Inc Startups

If you grew up listening to Pearl Jam, you can kiss your high-tech dream job good-bye.

10 Entrepreneurs Forecast Where Their Business Will Be In Five Years


Businesses that clearly define their short-term and long-term goals tend to achieve their goals faster and more efficiently than those without any plan.

6 Steps To Skyrocket Your Social Media Marketing This Holiday Season

Inc Startups

Here are some simple steps that you can integrate as part of your holiday social media marketing plan. Marketing

But Where Are Our Tech Role Models?

Austin Startup

Along with around 18,000 other women and a few men, I recently attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. If you haven’t heard of this before, it’s a tech conference celebrating, encouraging and promoting diversity in computer science, particularly in the area of gender.

21 Instagram Feeds Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Anyone

Inc Startups

Surf these 21 Instagram feeds that are the favorites of our studio, Birsel + Seck, to have your finger on the visual pulse of the design world. Design

Autonomous vehicles: an update on state and federal legislation

Austin Startup

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been driving through the country’s mind, and Texas is no exception. With the technology already deployed on Austin streets and Texas getting named a national testing ground by the U.S.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reveals the 1 Question That Taught Him Empathy--and Made Him a Better Leader

Inc Startups

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cranium founder Richard Tait say the secret to success is building a company that combines passion and purpose.

Looking at the fall leaves? You and everybody else in NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ASHEVILLE (AP) — Drivers seeking fall-colored leaves should expect this weekend to be the busiest on a scenic road that runs through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina to Virginia

KFC's Twitter Following List Secret Joke Is Brilliant Branding

Inc Startups

Clever is often overrated in marketing. This time, it's not. Marketing

Is Charlotte's oldest hotel harboring the souls of people who died there?

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Employees began reporting odd occurrences not long after the hotel opened in 1929 as the Mayfair Manor

This Woman Told Her Boss That She Had Cancer. His Reaction, She Says, Was to Fire Her

Inc Startups

He's a leading figure in the legal cannabis industry. And now there's a lawsuit. HR/Benefits


Michigan State's players put on a show at Midnight Madness

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) AP) — Michigan State's basketball team drew so many fans to Midnight Madness that some of them had to settle for seats without much of a view for part of the show

How this Guy Created Zumba at 16--Completely by Accident

Inc Startups

Beto Perez, founder of Zumba, turned a tricky situation into a booming success.

Howard's big game powers Hornets past Hawks 109-91

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Kemba Walker scored 26 points, Dwight Howard had 20 points and 15 rebounds in his first home game with Charlotte, and the Hornets rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-91 on Friday night

This Navy SEAL Says Doing Just 1 Daily Chore Is Far More Inspiring Than You Know

Inc Startups

Set a positive tone for the rest of your day by accomplishing this one very simple but essential task says Navy SEAL Admiral William McRaven.

White House: No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl's

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a military justice case must be "resolved on its own facts" after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump's criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence

6 Things You Need to Keep Your Employees Happy (No, Money Isn't One of Them)

Inc Startups

Money is a powerful motivator, but it's not everything when it comes to motivating and retaining employees.

Theriaut clinches ARCA title before finale at Kansas

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) AP) — There is no long, convoluted story about how Austin Theriault came to Ken Schrader Racing, forging a team that so dominated the ARCA Series that it captured the title simply by showing up for the

Startup CEO Arrested for Child Abuse, Assault, and Attempted Murder

Inc Startups

Vungle replaced CEO Zain Jaffer a day before the allegations become public.

Carolina's Kuechly voted top inside LB in AP rankings

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina's Luke Kuechly has been voted the NFL's top inside linebacker in The Associated Press rankings

5 Things All Business Travelers Need To Buy Right Now

Inc Startups

These budget-friendly items will save you time, cash, and space while making your trips better. Best-Kept Travel Secrets


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

Inc Startups

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.

4 NC inmates face murder charges after prison workers killed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) AP) — Investigators are charging four North Carolina inmates with murder after the deadliest escape attempt in state prison history

4 Ways to Hack Your Brain to Think Like a Beginner--and Be More Productive

Inc Startups

The way you think affects the way you do everything else in life. Trying these four thinking habits to change how your mind works. Innovate

Hokies eager to get back to work when North Carolina visits

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Virginia Tech returns from a week off for self-scouting and healing with a pretty clear sense of the challenge ahead

This Actress and Writer Just Offered 1 Piece of Simple But Powerful Networking Advice

Inc Startups

Effective networking starts with the people around you, not above you. Networking

Pitt, Duke look to reverse slumps in ACC Coastal matchup

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Both Pittsburgh and Duke can take solace in one thing: One of them has to win Saturday


5 Ways to Improve Company Culture Through Office Design

Inc Startups

A few easy changes can make all the difference. Design