Wed.Feb 15, 2017

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

Both Sides of the Table

Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Back then only 15% of our dollars were invested locally whereas today 50% of our dollars are invested in LA.

6 Strategies to Keep Your Business Self-Sustaining

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business owner looks forward to the day when their business becomes self-sustaining, and settles into a long-term growth curve that will assure financial success, as well as a lasting legacy.

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12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

Up and Running

A few months ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Fitbit. I’m a runner and general exerciser; I figured I was “active enough,” so I never really saw the appeal.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be eating the world. Don’t take my word for it – in the roundup of venture capital predictions for 2017 , I found it to be the top recurring theme. Some examples: AI will be the new mobile.

Modern Inventors: Making Everyday Items More Useful

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The future never comes bundled into little packages that the world can tear open and access immediate transformation. Growth is a lengthy process that requires years of development.

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How Teens Must Adapt To Growing Up In The Gig Economy


by Scott Bennett, Founder and CEO of Skratch. Today’s generation of teens will be more prepared for the future work environment than the generations before them because of the accelerating gig economy.

It Only Takes 8 Words to Create the Last Work From Home Policy You'll Ever Need

Inc Startups

There are great reasons more and more companies embrace remote workers -- but not for their work from home policies run multiple pages


Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland


Austin-based Indeed plans to hire 500 employees in Ireland during the next two years as part of an expansion plan for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Indeed is hiring sales, client services, human resource, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations employees, according to a news release from Ireland IDA. […] The post Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why You Should Spend More Time on LinkedIn (According to Science)

Inc Startups

LinkedIn recently revealed some eye-opening stats about the immense amount of B2B traffic and sales leads it's generating online

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Top Hat Raises $22.5M Series C in a Tough Vertical: What Can We Learn from their Success

Version One Ventures

Our portfolio company Top Hat just closed a $22.5M (USD) Series C round. Union Square Ventures – one of our favorite co-investors – added to Top Hat’s existing investors and USV’s Albert Wenger joined their Board of Directors. This funding is big news, particularly since 2016 was a weak year for Ed Tech funding. Generally speaking, Ed Tech has proven to be a tough vertical, primarily due to the fact that it’s hard to charge consumers (students) directly.

How to Know When It's Time to Quit

Inc Startups

It's not called quitting if you're improving your life


How to Network Effectively

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Network Effectively written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Dave Delaney. Networking has always been a powerful way to generate leads. In the same breath, it’s often seen as something to dread on both the hunting and being hunted fronts.

9 Easy Mental Tricks to Become a Better Leader

Inc Startups

Achieving personal and professional success is all about adopting a leadership mindset. Here are 9 mental tricks to get into the right frame of mind

6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program

Duct Tape Marketing

6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Referral marketing isn’t exactly a cake walk. Many companies consider it a simple solution that they can create easily, but in reality referral marketing programs are complex.

This Startup Just Launched Nearly 100 Satellites So It Can Photograph the Entire World Every Day

Inc Startups

San Francisco-based Planet Labs says it now has the largest satellite fleet ever

5 Funny Business Ideas That Actually Worked


Have you ever considered expanding your business, but you are running short of ideas? Perhaps you are thinking that your business idea is so ridiculous that it will be a flop. To keep you motivated , here is a list of five funny business ideas that actually ended up as big hits.

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Here's the Single Interview Question to End All Interview Questions

Inc Startups

You'll learn more from this one question than most others combined


AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales


AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales. Amazon Basics: adding apparel & retail would boost sales. Perhaps a good move during the current political regime. This came up when rumors began around the American Apparel bankruptcy. The idea for American Apparel was perfect.

5 World-Class Thinkers Share Their Productivity Hacks

Inc Startups

Work smarter, not harder

Man vs. Machine: How Automation Will Change The Way We Work

YFS Magazine

Along the way, automation will certainly change the way humans work. But one thing is for sure, humans will always rule the machine. This article Man vs. Machine: How Automation Will Change The Way We Work appeared first in YFS Magazine. Grow Operations automation supply chain technology

Why Social Capital is Key to Entrepreneurs' Success

Inc Startups

It's nice to think that entrepreneurship is a meritocracy. Dora Moscosa, of the Inter-American Development Bank, says much of an entrepreneur's success comes down to who they know

How To Securely Transact With An Overseas Client


by Anand Srinivasan, founder of . Doing business with a client who is based outside your country can be a risky affair. For one, you may not really get a chance to meet them personally and vet their credentials.

How to Use Emotion to Strengthen Your Digital Marketing

Inc Startups

Marketing is creating a connection with your audience. What better way to do that than through the use of "Emotion

It’s Time To Re-Evaluate Your Relationships — In Life And Business

YFS Magazine

Take a moment and think about your life and business relationships. Have you ever considered how they contribute to your life? This article It’s Time To Re-Evaluate Your Relationships — In Life And Business appeared first in YFS Magazine. Lead personal development relationships

30 Quotes From Anthony Bourdain on Making Your Life A Fulfilling Adventure

Inc Startups

Anthony Bourdain's life is an adventure. Draw on his inspiration to make yours one as well


Reboot – Where do a company’s Values come from, and where do they go?


I’ve written a lot over the years about Return Path’s Core Values (summary post with lots of links to other posts here ). And I’ve also written and believe strongly that there’s a big difference between values, which are pretty unchanging, and culture, which can evolve a lot over time. But I had a couple conversations recently that led me to think more philosophically about a company’s values.

Why Change Is Improbable, But Not Impossible

Inc Startups

The psychology behind why personal transformation is difficult, and advice for business leaders on what to do about it


Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup


Let’s say you have a great business idea that leverages the power of technology to meet a certain consumer or lifestyle need.

10 Things Every Startup Must Legally Do

Inc Startups

You need a legal blueprint of what you will need along your way to startup success

No-frills grocer Lidl to open first US stores this summer, including in NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — Lidl, the German no-frills supermarket chain, is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer ahead of schedule, with plans to open up to 100 locations across the East Coast within a year

How to Stay Productive When the World Outside Work Is Getting You Down

Inc Startups

Whether it's politics or personal issues, here's how to keep doing your best work despite depressing distractions

Outsourcing for startups: slides

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I presented at the coworking space Fishburners about outsourcing for startups. It is a good way for me to introduce myself to the community here in Sydney, and I got to improve my presentation skills. outsourcing

8 Powerful Ways to Lead From the Heart

Inc Startups

In a week that's all about things of the heart, don't forget leadership. Here's how to roll up your sleeves and wear your heart on them

Sheriff: Iredell teen found safe after kidnapping

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Four people are in custody in Virginia, accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old western Iredell boy, but Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said the father who is suspected of orchestrating the crime remains at large