June, 2022

Analyst Cam: IFS Verticals - Construction and Engineering

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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 Chris Knight, Global Industry Director for Construction and Engineering presenting on trends.

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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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.”

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.

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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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.

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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?”

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.

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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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.

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.

The next energy transition

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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 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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Accelerator Spotlight: Nuw

View from Seed

Company: Nuw . Founder: Aisling Byrne. “We have been deep believers in the re-commerce market since seeding one of the earliest pioneers in this space in ThredUp.

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

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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Analyst Cam: Infor Vertical Strategy

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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.

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.

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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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.


Take Five – Unreal and Epic share their visions for the Metaverse, Elon Musk opines on remote work and the continued impact of the downturn on tech

VC Cafe

Congrats to Her Majesty on celebrating 70 years as the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Take Five is my weekly post on the news I would like to highlight this week. We’re not done ‘correcting’ in tech.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Financial Services

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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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce - Consumer Goods

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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

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.

Take Five – stay positive, prepare for the worst, and avoid burnout

VC Cafe

Sharing five links that caught my attention this week as we all deal with information overload. On staying positive and continuing to ship. Doom and gloom news attract more eyeballs, but negativity can also become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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.

What Freedom Looks Like

David Cohen

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

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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