Thu.Sep 19, 2019

Some Thoughts on Ownership

View from Seed

When I started out in VC, there was a strong consensus around early stage investors that the “right” level of ownership was 20%. Pretty much every firm was targeting at least 20% ownership. And I found that pricing, check sizes, and deal sizes were strangely shaped by the 20% target as much as the actual needs of the company. As someone who was new to venture at the time, I understood that more ownership of a good company was better.

Plan Out A Fantastic Career: How To Become A Successful Event Planner


Are you a very social person who enjoys bringing people together for the purpose of having a great time? You might want to consider a career as an event planner. There are more than 130,000 event planners working all across the nation at this time.

Can Investors Beat Warren Buffett’s 50% Per Year Return In The Stock Market?

YFS Magazine

Can you beat Warren Buffett at investing and earn 50% annual returns on stock market investing based on Buffett’s strategies? Absolutely. Finance Grow business finance

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A Perfect Office With MSL Interiors – How To Create A Unique Office


If you are an office worker or run your own business and spend a lot of time in the office, you know how important the interior design of this space is. In addition to the decor, the functionality and high quality of the furniture is also important.

Intriguing takeaways from a Where to Play workshop

Where to Play

The post Intriguing takeaways from a Where to Play workshop appeared first on Where to Play. I just came back from running a full-week ‘Where to Play’ workshop for postdocs at Cornell Tech’s Runway Program.

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Five Signs That Tell You It’s Time For A New Laptop


Technology can sometimes be fantastic, but the reality is that a lot of it cannot keep up with how demanding us humans can be with it.

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How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Chase Jarvis. Podcast Transcript. On this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with photographer, director, artist and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis.

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Cyclical Fashion & Sustainability in Austin, Texas

Austin Startup

Our Unedited Chat with The Edit Advisory’s Creative Advisor, Trend Analyst and Founder, Krystal De Lisi Continue reading on Austin Startups ». fashion market-analysis-reports sustainability wisdom trend-report

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Self Employed Advice: Showing Proof of Income

The Startup Magazine

When it comes to major investments or big ticket purchases like technology equipment, product inventory, or event a vehicle, income verification is necessary for the self employed entrepreneur. How do you show proof of income for self employed?

Most of your big problems start as small problems.


Let’s talk about surprises. And whether to warn your superiors or your boards about these unraveling events early. You have a dashboard or KPI’s, don’t you?

The Story Behind Our Investment In Humble Dot


About a year ago, a friend told us about this new work app they were using. Didn’t think much about it. Then, the same thing happened a few days later. It’s just the Bay Area echo chamber at work. And then finally, a few weeks later, their usage started to spike, and a real investment round came together, and we scrambled, triangulated, and spent a bunch of time with Will and Macgill, the original creators of Humble Dot. And, we became small investors in the company.

Meet our Startup Chica Committee Members

Austin Startup

Startup Chica Spotlight: Meet our 2019 Committee Members Meet the Austin professionals and community leaders who have embraced the Latinitas mission and helped make Startup Chica 2019 a reality.

Transcript of How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast. This is John Jantsch, and my guest today is Chase Jarvis.

Are Y’all Ready? We’ll be Crawlin’ on Sep 26th

Austin Startup

It’s time for tech enthusiasts to gather once again for the most iconic party during Austin Startup Week ?—? Austin Startup Crawl presented by Microsoft ! On September 26th, prepare to tour the latest and greatest of Austin’s startup community.

Oracle: Gen 2 cloud, but Gen 1 applications

deal architect

Larry presented on Fusion applications in his second Oracle OpenWorld keynote yesterday. It is a bit unusual for him to dedicate a full keynote to applications. He tends to focus on database and infrastructure topics, and mostly tweak application competitors.

Ideas need to evolve

Start Up Blog

Everything in the modern world started as an idea. If it isn’t provided by nature, then at some point it was just an idea. The problem with ideas however, is that once we have a good one, we often forget that we need to build on them. Ideas are a continuum, not an event. The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith in the USA to provide a lower impact sport than Football. It isn’t too dissimilar from what we observe today.


Book: Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Feld Thoughts

As Amy and I settle into our time in Homer, we spent a lot of last weekend (and the evenings) reading. We don’t have a TV up here, so our lying around entertainment is reading with some bonus knitting time for Amy. I’ve been working my way through the books at the upcoming Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival and got through three of them so far.