June, 2022

Exxon Mobil in an "energy magic quadrant”

deal architect

I have spent a lifetime watching new market segments emerge, mature, get disrupted, morph and consolidate. The energy sector is going through a massive disruption and renewal.

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Almost Always Any Decision Is Better Than No Decision

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same.


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Finding and Growing the Islands of Innovation inside a large company – Action Plan for A New CTO

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Fast Company. How does a newly hired Chief Technology Officer (CTO) find and grow the islands of innovation inside a large company? How not to waste your first six months as a new CTO thinking you’re making progress when the status quo is working to keep you at bay?

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5 Highly Effective Search Engine Optimization Tips Beyond On-Page SEO


For all online businesses, there are so many other effective search engine optimization strategies beyond on-page SEO. Ray Blakney shares some of them. The post 5 Highly Effective Search Engine Optimization Tips Beyond On-Page SEO appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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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.

How to Use Public Relations And Content To Win In a Recession

Rembrandt Communications

(Psst. Don’t waste resources and take advantage of this competitive edge!). Prices are soaring. Your new employees quit after just a few days. And you’re trying to figure out how to take your family on a much-needed vacation this summer while keeping your business afloat.

Book: Startup Boards, 2nd Edition Is Available

Feld Thoughts

The 2nd Edition of my book Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors launched today. My co-authors, Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Bolster , and Mahendra Ramsinghani, were a joy to work with.

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5 Keys To Taking An Idea From A Vision To A Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

Accelerator Spotlight: Balletic Foods

View from Seed

Company: Balletic Foods. Founders: Anita Broellochs & Alex Shirazi. “Balletic’s fermentation technology offers the promise of the best of both worlds: all of the benefits of consuming true animal protein without the environmental and ethical challenges of eating meat.”

5 Simple Steps To Get Started With Content Marketing


Content marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Here are a few simple steps to get started. The post 5 Simple Steps To Get Started With Content Marketing appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others content marketing

Investing in the pillars of the Metaverse

VC Cafe

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Metaverse and Web3. Some see it as synonymous with Facebook/Meta. Others think that Metaverse is VR, crypto, or NFTs. In reality, the term Metaverse creates confusion as it’s a bit amorphous and is still being defined.

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The Evolution of Apple macOS

Feld Thoughts

My partner Ryan shared this with me. It’s a 10-minute video showing the evolution from System 0.97 to macOS 13 Ventura. I had an original Macintosh 128K which is now enjoying its retirement at the Media Archaeology Lab. Enjoy! The post The Evolution of Apple macOS appeared first on Brad Feld.

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The next energy transition

deal architect

Mankind has been through multiple energy transitions. Our ancestors burned wood, used peat bog and other biofuels. The Romans were particularly ingenious in using water and wind power. Coal fueled the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. The 1900s belonged to. Energy trends Globalization and Technology

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10 Classes We All Should Take To Prepare For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

The Accomplishments of Entrepreneur, Justin Halladay

The Startup Magazine

Justin Halladay is an inspirational entrepreneur from New Jersey. During his over 15 years of experience, he has worked for a variety of companies in multiple states and founded several of his own businesses.

Make Your Employee Value Proposition A Magnet For Your Talent Pool


Employee value proposition (EVP) is the shortcut to signal to the desired talent that “this company” is the perfect fit. The post Make Your Employee Value Proposition A Magnet For Your Talent Pool appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How to Use SEO if You Have No Experience


Search engine optimization (SEO) promises many benefits, enabling you to increase traffic to your website, improve brand visibility, and set a course for long-term growth.

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Summer Is Here

Feld Thoughts

About a year ago, I decided to take a summer vacation from blogging. I didn’t feel like blogging when summer ended, so I extended my blogging vacation indefinitely. I figured I’d wake up one day and feel like blogging again or not. That summer vacation (from blogging) lasted a year. Initially, I was working on a new book that I got bored of midway through the summer. I put it on the shelf with several other partially completed books.

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Analyst Cam: Infor Vertical Strategy

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Soma Somasundaram, Chief Technology Officer and President of Products at Infor.

10 Ways To Make Your Own Luck Driving Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Many business professionals and entrepreneurs I know are quick to attribute success of a peer to luck, rather than any recognition of a unique strategy or personal attributes.

5 Tips for Managing a Team of Remote Consultants

The Startup Magazine

The world of work has changed significantly in recent years to say the least, and the old routine of the consultant has been disrupted.

How Your Office Space Design Impacts Your Business


Your office design is more than the aesthetic that it offers. It is not merely for visual needs, but a whole lot more, especially when it comes to your business. It certainly does affect your business as a whole and there are two areas where it can have an impact.

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Investors Think They’re More Impactful Than They Actually Are

VC Adventure

Companies looking to raise money turn to venture capital for a variety of reasons. Top among them is generally access to capital, but often on the list is the hope that raising capital from experienced (and well-networked) investors will have other positive impacts on their business.

Down Rounds: Deal With Reality

Feld Thoughts

Connie Loizos is one of the long-time tech industry writers who I respect. I don’t respond to many interview requests these days, but I’ll always talk to her. She has a good article today in TechCrunch titled Embrace the down round (it’s going to be okay, maybe). I like the quote she pulled out of me in our conversation.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Financial Services

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Eran Agrios, SVP and GM of Financial Services at Salesforce. Vendors tend. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

5 Keys to Developing Trust and Leadership In A Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business leader expects to encounter one or more crises eventually. The challenge for each of you is to get it handled quickly and effectively, without losing the trust of constituents , as well as customers.

How to Deep Clean Your Business Office

The Startup Magazine

Deep cleaning your business office probably isn’t something you want to do… but it’s something you should do. Luckily, if done correctly, you won’t need to do a business office deep clean too often – once or twice a year should be fine. Tech Office.

6 Tips To Enable Collaboration And Communication In A Hybrid Work Environment


How will organizations ensure teamwork and collaboration between the group of workers working from home and those coming to the office? The post 6 Tips To Enable Collaboration And Communication In A Hybrid Work Environment appeared first on Young Upstarts.


What Freedom Looks Like

David Cohen

Black women are the fastest-growing but still the least funded segment of the entrepreneur universe.

Navigating Choppy Waters

Feld Thoughts

In the last seven months, the venture / entrepreneurial world has gone from “the only thing that matters is massive growth” to “the world is going to end.” ” For perspective, all you need to do is look at a dozen high-flying IPOs from 2020 or 2021 to see that the peak happened just before Thanksgiving. The private markets lag the public markets. That’s not new.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce - Consumer Goods

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Sunil Rao, VP and GM of Consumer Goods presenting on trends in. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

8 Traits Of The Most Highly Creative Startup Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team?

Latest Trends of Bitcoin Trading in North Carolina

The Startup Magazine

It is no secret that Bitcoin trading is on the rise in North Carolina. In fact, the state has seen a significant increase in the number of people interested in buying and selling digital currency. Visit [link] for further information. Bitcoin is here to stay.

4 Content Ideas To Keep Your Social Media Community Engaged


Here is a go-to guide for four types of content that promise to engage your audience, provide value, and get them excited about your brand on social media. The post 4 Content Ideas To Keep Your Social Media Community Engaged appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Products and People


“In the end, there are two things that matter: products and people. What you build, and who you build it with.” – Tony Fadell One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to convince your CEO to take a hard look at how you create your products, and consider adopting the practices of. The post Products and People appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product company culture

Accelerator Spotlight: Influencer Direct

View from Seed

Company: Influencer Direct. Founder: Dennis Chim. “Creators don’t want to just refer traffic towards random products to make money, but rather prefer to directly sell products which they truly believe in.

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30 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship


Every waking day, we are having tremendous changes in regulations and technology which greatly affect the way businesses operate. Some entrepreneurs will say the future is definitely bright but to others, some of these changes are meant to work against their expansion and business operations.

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