April, 2022

Cram Down – A Test of Character for VCs and Founders

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in TechCrunch. Cram downs are back – and I’m keeping a list. At the turn of the century after the dotcom crash, startup valuations plummeted, burn rates were unsustainable, and startups were quickly running out of cash.

10 Attributes Of The Perfect Partner For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time business advisor and angel investor, I’m a believer that “two heads are better than one” in building a new business. Very few entrepreneurs have the range of skills and experience to be the solution creator as well as business creator, or operational as well as sales leader.


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Inspiring SaaS PR Campaigns


Creating SAAS PR campaigns that are inspired by other successful ones is always a smart idea that can bring businesses a lot of success. The post Inspiring SaaS PR Campaigns appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others MailChimp SaaS Slack software-as-a-service SurveyMonkey

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Workday’s Relentless Discipline and the Power to Adapt

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Some of us are old enough to remember Workday’s pioneering analyst summit in August 2010. I wrote back then “Few vendors have the guts to be open to such a smart and opinionated bunch as Workday was during its Technology.

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.

Pros and Cons of Getting a Debt Consolidation Loan

The Startup Magazine

Sometimes people take out multiple loans from different creditors for various purposes. They make monthly payments to all their creditors, but it can become challenging to keep track of loans that need to be paid first.

Smart glasses, 3D content and the ‘iPhone moment’ for AR

VC Cafe

There’s no doubt about the potential of Augmented Reality (AR) and mixed reality (XR) and the role they play in advertising, social media, commerce, gaming etc.

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8 Aspects Of Team Well-Being Drive Business Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business leader I know realizes that it takes a dedicated team to build and run a successful business, and nurturing that team is one of your most important priorities.

How Remote Business Owners Can Prevent Burnout & Stay Sane While Working From Home


Here are some preventative measures that will help you keep burnout at bay and always stay motivated and excited about your entrepreneurial pursuits. The post How Remote Business Owners Can Prevent Burnout & Stay Sane While Working From Home appeared first on Young Upstarts.


Analyst Cam: Limeade – all about employee well-being

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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 Dr. Patti Fletcher, CMO and Larry Colagiovanni, Chief Product and Technology officer.

Exploring CISA Network Security Guidance

The Startup Magazine

When it comes to networks, security is all-important. One of the most effective ways to secure a network is through what is called network segmentation, referring to the division of the networks into a number of different segments.

Media Interview Done. Now What?!

Rembrandt Communications

What Happens After That Interview? You paid for great marketing and PR. After listening to a pitch on how you can be famous, magnify your online presence and significantly boost sales for your business, you hire a big PR firm. Things go well, and you get lots of interviews and attention.

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How Blockchain can Benefit the Companies?


Blockchain technology is a distributed database that allows for secure, transparent, and tamper-proof transactions. Transactions are verified by all nodes on the network, which makes it difficult for hackers to hack into the system.

7 Challenges To Overcome When Building A Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. Then they are surprised to see productivity and creativity take a big dip.

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Celebrate The Earth By Replacing Your Paper Stacks With A Search Engine


Look ahead to a post-paper world? Replace your documents with a more eco and efficient solution in the form of a search engine, says Elizabeth Thede. The post Celebrate The Earth By Replacing Your Paper Stacks With A Search Engine appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Analyst Cam: Workday’s architectural journey

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In a February episode of Burning Platform, we hosted a back and forth on architectural trends in the industry with Sayan Chakraborty, EVP of Product and Technology at Workday. Here we have him back to present more specifically on Workday’s.

How to Manage Your Personal Finances Successfully as an Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

Good financial planning is key to a happy, trouble-free life. But if you’re the owner of a small business or a first-time entrepreneur, this process can seem incredibly challenging and daunting.

Best vs. Rest Explained


In my last article, I shared with you some of the key learnings from The Lost Interview with Steve Jobs. But there is so much gold in that 70 minute interview, that I wanted to highlight a different topic in this article. If you read much SVPG content, you know that we’re all about the. View Article. The post Best vs. Rest Explained appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Culture

The opportunities for creative automation

VC Cafe

Six months ago I published a post on VC Cafe titled, the state of creative automation , diving into vertical applications of AI on content creation of all sorts; from text (GPT-3 and the likes) to Synthetic video (powered by companies like HourOne).

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9 Business Model Components For New Business Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they need.

Office Moving Tips For Malaysia’s Business Owners


A business owner in Malaysia that's looking to move your business? Here are some office moving tips to help you do it. The post Office Moving Tips For Malaysia’s Business Owners appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others moving company

Analyst Cam: CaptivateIQ – Demystifying Sales Commissions

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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 Mark Schopmeyer, co-founder and co-CEO of CaptivateIQ which has a no-code SaaS. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Employee Training and Development Programs: How to Improve Them

The Startup Magazine

Employees that enjoy training courses are the ones you want since they are constantly looking for new methods to develop themselves and gain new skills in this fast-paced environment. Investing in training and development is worthwhile in recruiting and retaining the most exemplary employees.

Why NextView Invested in HomePace

View from Seed

The US housing market’s combined value sits at $43.4T in 2022, and there is $9.9T accessible US home equity as of Q1 2022. Home price appreciation (“HPA”) is an untapped, multi-trillion-dollar asset class. Home equity is usually the largest asset of the average U.S.

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Announcing our investment in Remio, connecting business teams in VR

Version One Ventures

We don’t need to tell anyone how much Covid has changed the workplace. The pandemic fast-tracked existing trends in remote work. And even as some companies have returned to the office, there’s little question that distributed work is here to stay.

10 Reality Checks On How To Get From Idea To Delivery

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

The Importance Of Mentorship In Tech Careers


Mentorship in tech gives people who are making new decisions the opportunity to learn from individuals who have made similar decisions in the past. The post The Importance Of Mentorship In Tech Careers appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Lilian Monge mentor mentoring tech career


More energy innovation

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On New Florence Supercritical geothermal energy More on carbon capture Geomechanical pumped storage Hydrogen-fired train Relocating farmland to increase carbon capture. Global and Vertical extensions Sustainability, Green Computing

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The Advantages of Using a Professional Tenant Screening Agency

The Startup Magazine

A tenant screening agency looks through applications and evaluates the most acceptable individuals for living on your property. As a result, don’t sift through applications on your own.

March 2022 Venture Growth Funding Recap

Growthink Blog

Growthink Capital Research tracked $10.7 billion in new venture funding in March 2022 up from $10.3 billion in February 2022.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur


Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

7 Traits Advised For Adoption By Every Business Owner

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

The 6 Subtle Ways You Can Keep Productivity High


As people transition from remote work back to the office, you can use these tricks to spruce up your workplace to keep productivity high. The post The 6 Subtle Ways You Can Keep Productivity High appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others team productivity workplace productivity

More Health innovation

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On New Florence Digital Twin of the Human Body AI and new drug innovation Biophilic design for hospitals The future of mRNA Non-sleep deep rest. Global and Vertical extensions Globalization and Technology

Becoming Certified as a Project Officer

The Startup Magazine

There are many reasons to become certified as a project officer and there are many institutes and online portals that offer a certified project management course. The role of a project officer is a varied and diverse one, full of challenges and rewards.

7 Steps to Successfully Start a Business With No Money

Up and Running

Have you been wondering how you can start a business with no money or experience? You’re not alone. Many people, just like you, dream of getting into the self-employment world by owning a business. You may even already have a good idea in mind. .



This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: The biggest choices begin and end with you. Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. As you think so shall you be.

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