November, 2016

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#GivingThanks: David Cohen and the Techstars Foundation

Feld Thoughts

Today’s #GivingThanks is to David Cohen , one of the founders and co-CEO of Techstars. I met David on one of my random days in 2006. What is it?”

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! Yes, that Qt. What a great time to be building web apps! Good fortunes.

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy. Or is that hyperbole?

8 Keys To Getting Real Value From Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

There is no skill more vital to an entrepreneur than effective networking. Try to find common ground outside of business. How robust is yours today?

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Founder Dilution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw a blog post this weekend that looked at the IPO filings of 79 tech companies and calculated the ownerships of the founders and the VCs at IPO. The result of that analysis is that the average founder ownership at IPO was 17% and the average VC ownership at IPO was 56%. Employee Equity: Dilution. entrepreneurship VC & Technology

Why You Can’t Search for a Job From a Remote Location

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve had this conversation many times. Let me know if you hear of anything interesting.” So it takes “on-the-ground work” to find the right job.

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Business Success Is All About Doing More In Less Time

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time.

Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business

Gust

We’ve just released our free Co-founder Equity Split tool. It’ll give you a fair and objective recommendation about how to divide your startup’s ownership, so you and your co-founders will have a sensible, real starting point for this notoriously hard, crucially important conversation. Read more >.

Q316 State of Venture Capital Update With Cooley

Feld Thoughts

Each quarter Cooley does a VC market update. This quarter they interviewed me as part of it on Quarterly VC Update: Brad Feld on the State of Venture Capital Investing. The full Cooley Q3 report includes a bunch of data and trend graphs which I encourage you to go take a look at. The interview with me follows. Similar/different? It’s the same.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

They shared their experiences of how technology has enhanced – and threatens to undermine – diplomatic work. It’s tough. As America’s No. he said.

Is Influencer Marketing the Future of Marketing?

Brandanew

YouTubers, bloggers, Instagrammers, and other social media influencers are dominating the world of advertising and brand endorsements.

YouTube Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

If you want to use YouTube to market your small business, you’ll be creating videos, plain and simple. With that out of the way, let’s get started.

13 Red Flags To Avoid In Your Investor Funding Pitch

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t forget that investors look as much at the people as the idea. Not highlighting people is as deadly as not highlighting the solution.

Here are The Missing Positives of This Election

Both Sides of the Table

It’s hard to feel any positives these days: We’re in the eye of the storm. We’re at peak anxiety. Maximum rancor. Don’t get comfortable, VOTE. Indeed.

My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

Please vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This post is not aimed at you if you have already decided to vote for Clinton or for Trump. It is aimed at you if you haven’t voted, are considering not voting, or are voting for someone other than Clinton or Trump. ” (Suster). I’m Jewish.

How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture

Steve Blank

Jennifer Edgin is the Chief Technology Officer of the Intelligence Division at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps. Always Be Shipping.

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Simple Habit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Set yourself up for success by taking up meditation. It increases your focus, clarity, and mood, making you more creative, resilient, and innovative

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How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business

Up and Running

So, you know by now that having a presence on social media is important for your business. The trouble is, you can’t do it all. Who are your customers?

8 Transformative Principles That Can Change The World

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology, or transforming society with a new process. Jeffrey A.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

This election has been hard on our country. Many friends and colleagues have reached out privately either to grieve or offer kinds words of support.

Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City

Feld Thoughts

The day after the election, Alex Iskold (Techstars NY Managing Director) wrote a great post titled Dear Founders, I Commit to Double My Support For You and Your Startups. It’s vintage, wonderful Alex along with a series of specific things he’s going to do. Work even more closely with the founders to help them with their financings.

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This. (Most Parents Do the Opposite)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop praising them for their innate or God-given abilities, and instead focus on their effort

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Ask the Experts: What Marketing Tools Can’t You Live Without?

Up and Running

One of the best things about creating a marketing strategy for your small business is realizing how many tools exist to simplify the process. Appboy.

7 Poor Leadership Habits You Must Avoid At All Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that leadership means taking the lead, but some forget that there are negative behaviors that can override even the best initiatives.

Traction vs. Product

Rob Go

I’ve had a couple conversations with other investors recently around what a seed stage company needs to achieve to raise a series A.

Some of My Favorite Books in 2016

Feld Thoughts

Amazon is setting up Kindle bookshelves for some people, including me. If you want to see some of my favorite books from 2016 that I read on my Kindle, take a look at my Feld Thoughts 2016 Books. I log all the books I read (Kindle or physical) on my Goodreads page. Interestingly, Goodreads is also owned by Amazon. Books amazon goodreads kindle

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How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture

Steve Blank

Jennifer Edgin is the Chief Technology Officer of the Intelligence Division at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps. Always Be Shipping.

15 Things I Really Wish I'd Known in My 20s

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I learned most of them in my 30s. Better late than never

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How to Be a Business Owner and Also Have a Life

Up and Running

According to The Alternative Board’s January 2016 Small Business Pulse Survey, the average business owner works 49.4 Implement a strategic plan.

4 Major Trends Which Improve Business Decisions Today

Startup Professionals Musings

We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode. It’s been downhill from there. A classic book by Thomas H.

15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business

Hearpreneur

Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. 1 – Family Time. We wanted to do.

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Help Make Pioneer In Skirts A Reality

Feld Thoughts

One of my core values is diversity of everything. More recently, I’ve expanded my lens a lot to include many other dimensions of diversity.