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The Investment Memo

View from Seed

VC evaluation of seed-stage startups can seem arbitrary or imitative at times. Internally, the scarcity of tangible business metrics – product usage or revenue multiples for example – can make an investment decision feel daunting. The discipline here – as with the whole memo – is being clear and concise.

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. His company had marched through customer discovery, learning about the customer problem, validated solutions and was now scaling sales and marketing. All good news.

How This Simple Little Bot in Google's New Slack Killer Will Change Your (Work) Life

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Google Hangouts Chat has a new bot called @meet and it saves a ton of time

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How To Grow A Customer Database Of 1000 People In 3 Months

YoungUpstarts

Succeeding in business depends on scaling customer growth. Optimise the conversion process. Using effective calls to action. Demonstrating proof.

Science Says This Simple Habit Can Literally 'Reverse the Aging Process'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do this every day, and you can "reverse some manifestations of aging," according to a new study

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How to Make Millions Selling One Simple Thing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Coffee is not all beans and brew. The secret to sales success came right from demand for a single cup

Why You Need A Business Plan – Finding The Best Style For You

YoungUpstarts

A business plan removes the blindfold, creates a map and prepares you for the certain bumps in the road. What Is a Business Plan? What’s Your Style?

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try These 7 Simple Body Language Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Second chances are rare. Improve your body language skills whether you're meeting a potential investor or interviewing for a new job

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How Driverless Cars Can Impact Society

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News No one knows precisely when driverless cars will become the norm in the U.S. but the speakers at a SXSW panel on the future of transportation can say they will impact society in myriad ways. Austin

5 Habits of Highly Organized People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nix these habits and spring clean your life

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When Do You Really Need Insurance for Your Business?

Up and Running

As an entrepreneur, you know that not every part of the job is glamorous. Commercial property insurance. General liability insurance.

The Most Effective Way to Keep Star Employees From Leaving

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want your star employees to absolutely love their work so they never leave? Great Place to Work's research clues us in with these 10 strategies

The Impact of Dynamic Communication

Duct Tape Marketing

The Impact of Dynamic Communication written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jill Schiefelbein.

Happier People are Raised by Parents Who Do 1 Important Thing, According to Science

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a hint: It's all about a lack of (a certain type of) control

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New Book Melds Crowdsourcing, Storytelling and Austin Music

SiliconHills

Special Contribution by LISA WYATT ROE While SXSW sits at the crossroads of tech and music, the new book “Seduced by Sound: Austin, 100 Musicians on Why They Make Music” is almost a signpost. Austin

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Science Says This Is the Price You'll Pay for Working for a Toxic Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you've ever worked for a toxic boss, you know first-hand how miserable it can be

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Yet another AI hype cycle?

deal architect

In my recent book, Silicon Collar, I profiled a number of examples of machine learning, cognitive computing and other evolving artificial intelligence. With growing and diverse data sets and massive computing power we have never had so much opportunity to. Industry Commentary

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Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learn how he used to it focus PayPal, Tesla, and Tesla Energy

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5 Things Businesses Can Learn From Dating Apps

YoungUpstarts

by David Lester, Brightworks Managing Director, US Finance Lead. Don’t believe me? Here are five similarities between the two: 1. Be Visually Sexy.

He Was 12 When He Fled the Iranian Revolution. Today This Founder Leads a $150 Million Ad-Tracking Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

TapClicks founder Babak Hedayati found a marketing technology niche that has paid off with more than 3,500 enterprise customers

EORA-3D and Quizling Win Australia’s Pitch Competition

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Australia showed off its tech industry in a major way at South by Southwest Interactive 2017. And the country’s tech startups performed well, said Patrick Hanlon, Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul General in the Houston Australian Consulate-General. Austin

10 Common Writing Mistakes You're Probably Making, According to Data From Millions of People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Using data from millions of subscribers, Microsoft comprised a list of 10 of the most common writing mistakes

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Why Business Agreements Require Optimistic Realism

YFS Magazine

Lawyers think about worst case scenarios. It’s what we’re paid to do. But business people are optimistic and generally believe things will work out.

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25 Simple Daily Habits These Executives do Every Day, no Matter What

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Doing the right little things day in and out is a big part of getting to the top

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Magnet: Delightfully Simple Mac App for Window Mgmt

Hunter Walker

I recommend Magnet. It’s a simple, cheap MacOS app that helps you manage windows to tile your screen productively.

How to Dramatically Increase Your Chances of Success Today: Quit Social Media

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nope, these experts argue, your online presence isn't helping your career -- it's hurting it

Don’t Be Seduced By Series A — Bootstrap Your Destiny

YFS Magazine

On a stress index of 1-10, being hunted, caught, and mauled
by a nine-headed hydra is a 9.9. Bootstrapping your startup is a 13. Editor Picks Finance Grow bootstrapping business finance money venture capital

My Boss Told Me My Profile Picture Is Embarrassing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Does a manager have the right to tell an employee what photo to use on social media

The Importance Of Website Design And How It Can Influence Business

YoungUpstarts

Without a website, people will have no idea of the existence of one’s product or service. So why is website design important?

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Are You Really a Good Boss? These 5 Signs May Say No

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Most of us will make the same mistakes as the worst bosses we've ever worked under. To rise above, avoid these five toxic behaviors

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You can be much more productive. Here’s how.

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I wrote a post a few days ago about 2 productivity hacks that I’ve been using that have transformed my work life. I got a great response to that post with a number of people asking me what other tools I’ve found that help make my world more productive. Let me know if you have ones of your own you think I should add to the list.

The 1 Thing Mark Zuckerberg Does to Be More Successful That Anyone Can Do (Especially You)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Of course there are other things you can borrow from the Facebook founder. but without a doubt, this will pay off the most

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Getting Excited About Your Product

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. tweet ). More to Come.

This 5-Minute Hack Costs Nothing and Will Boost Your Mood at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This costs you virtually nothing. Just five minutes of your time

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