February, 2017

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The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. VC & Technology

Don’t let process distract you from finding the strategy

Steve Blank

When you’re up to your neck in alligators, don’t forget the goal was to drain the swamp. I love teaching because I learn something new every class.

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. Don’t we know it. We love LA! startup venture-capital

Alexa, Techstars, and Cooper

Feld Thoughts

I thought I’d give some a try. If you have an Alexa, give these a try. What is the Alexa Accelerator? What is a start-up accelerator?/What

10 Personality Types That Shouldn’t Be Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. There is always more to do than time to do it. You like to work alone.

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. 20 years ago there were 9,000 public companies.

Don’t Play Hurt

Feld Thoughts

I heard a great line from a CEO recently: “I don’t want to play hurt.” ” I loved that line. In my world, some companies beat their Q416 numbers. Others made their Q416 numbers. Some missed their Q416 numbers. That’s life. Any VC who says otherwise (e.g. We are now 67% of the way through Q117. And then it didn’t.

5 Success Practices of Ultra-Effective Business Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days. Thus team makeup is the critical success factor.

5 Steps for Turning an Idea Into a Reality Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to turn your business ideas into a reality, and create a profitable company

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Generational Transition In VC Firms

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Today, sometime around 5:30/6pm PT at the Upfront Summit , my partner Andy and I are going to talk about generational change in VC firms, in a talk moderated by Lindel Eakman , who has been our lead limited partner investor at USV since we started the firm in 2003. That was naive. I didn’t understand that in 2003, but I do now.

How to come up with a Business Idea

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you think starting a business is the right thing for you, then you need to come up with a good business idea. Which things bug you on a daily basis?

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate.

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Bias Documentary

Feld Thoughts

One of the philanthropic activities that Amy and I have been doing is helping fund documentaries around issues that we care about.

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6 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website At Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.

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Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences

16 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Got Into Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

Share Being an entrepreneur is the road rarely traveled. It’s certainly not an easy road. There are twists and turns and ups and downs.

7 Steps to Launch Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America today. As Suzy Kassem has told us, “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

On the surface this person is losing efficiency but in the long-run the gains for direction setting are huge. They’re tasked with doing … marketing.

Film: American Muslim Storytellers

Feld Thoughts

Over the weekend, our Monthly Match for the National Immigration Law Center raised over $47,000, For everyone who contributed, thank you!

7 Steps To Driving A Culture Of Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment, or assess when they have achieved it. Take time to create a structure for innovation.

Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation

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Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

Up and Running

True story: I sat down for lunch with a friend, a Sand Hill Drive venture capitalist. ” See Also: How to Forecast Sales. Growth is good.

Five Best Chat Programs For Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you work with a small business team, you know the importance of communication. There are many to choose from, depending on your team’s needs.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

This is a seriously well written & thoughtful article by @glennbeck - I have to say "hats off" https://t.co/LLfI9iHIJd Please watch.

Happy Valentines Day 2017

Feld Thoughts

To all the lovers and soulmates out there, today is a great day to reflect on your partnership. In this interview, we cover: How to stay in love.

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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Marty Zwilling.

13 Things the Smartest Leaders Say to Motivate Their Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Motivation isn't something you force out of people through fear or intimidation. Serve others well by inspiring them and speaking to their hearts

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A Business Plan

YFS Magazine

A business plan is a very important business tool to have as an entrepreneur. When you write your business plan, avoid making these 7 common mistakes.

29 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 – Scope of Learning.

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Nailing go-to-market strategy

The Equity Kicker

This chart, from First Round Capital’s recent post Leslie’s Compass: A Framework for Go-To-Market Strategy is super interesting.

Ode to Keystone

Feld Thoughts

Dave Jilk, my first business partner and one of my closest friends, wrote the following Ode to our Keystone house. Dave – thanks for the Ode.

10 Keys To A Killer-First-Impression Website Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites. In today’s world, a website is necessary but not sufficient for credibility.

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course-corrections

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Ways to Take Blogging to Another Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We live in an exciting day and age, and it’s now possible to reach a large audience at the click of a mouse. Switch up your game plan. Blog & Gro