Mon.Jan 30, 2023

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6 Startup Lessons Learned By Passionate Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Over my many years of mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals, I often hear a desire to start a new business, with a big hesitation while waiting for that perfect idea and perfect alignment of the stars.

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Salesforce: Plenty of growth markets

deal architect

Most of the recent analysis I have read about Salesforce has focused on the stakes taken by Starboard Value and Elliott Management. Activist investors play a useful role as they push for efficiencies and resets to increase shareholder value. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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The MIT Banana Lounge

Feld Thoughts

I’ve co-founded or been an early investor in many things. One of my favorites is the MIT Banana Lounge. I will be hanging out there Tuesday afternoon and doing an AMA from 2pm to 4pm. It began with an email from Zoe Sheill.

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Monday Motivation: FOCUS ON YOUR DREAM


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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Startup 101: What goes in a startup data room

VC Cafe

“Organization is the foundation of success.” ” – Andrew Carnegie As a founder, one of the key tasks in raising capital is to effectively communicate the value of your company to investors.

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Platforms are for Suckers, Part 2

Spencer Fry

Back in 2010, in the heyday of new startups springing up on top of the large social platforms, I wrote about why entrepreneurs shouldn’t build their businesses on top of other platforms. Time and again, that sentiment has been proven correct. Startups have been getting harmed — and worse — left and right by tech companies changing their platform permissions whenever they want to. Many businesses have gone from making millions per year to getting the rug pulled out from under them.