March, 2021

Burning Platform: Startup Communities

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In the 34th (today) and 35th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In the episode below, they discuss their book, The Startup. Burning Platform Venture Capital

5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021

YoungUpstarts

Christa Martin shares some of the fundamental considerations for businesses to understand prior to undertaking the deployment AI for audience segmentation. The post 5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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How To Know It’s Time To Exit Your Company Gracefully

Startup Professionals Musings

For most entrepreneurs, their current business is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game.

There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

Both Sides of the Table

It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in. Seems like just a moment ago it was New Year’s Day and we were all committing to our better selves for 2021 as so many of us do.

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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.

Fresh Content Strategy and PR Ideas for Spring

Rembrandt Communications

Cost-Effective Tips to Start The Season with Sales and Success! Spring is almost here, and it’s time for a fresh start with your content strategy and public relations (PR) activities.

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Software Once Led Us to the Precipice of Nuclear War. What Will AI Do?

Steve Blank

A version of this story previously appeared in Defense One. The story of RYAN and Able Archer is an oft-told lesson of a U.S.

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Can I Help My Employees Get A Green Card?

YoungUpstarts

If you own a business and have employed foreign nationals, you may have been a witness to the struggles they have faced trying to renew their visas in order to be able to continue their legal stay in the United States. The post Can I Help My Employees Get A Green Card?

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In Your Business, You Can’t Learn If You Don’t Listen

Startup Professionals Musings

When you are not presenting to investors or your team, try to spend more time listening than talking. You can’t learn anything new while you’re talking, yet many entrepreneurs seem to never stop.

The Definitively Terrifying Rules of Serial Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

If you’re like me you probably have a pretty enthusiastic outlook on the idea of being an entrepreneur. That’s good. You’re going to need it. Editor Picks Lead business advice editor picks leadership personal development recommended starting a business

4 Actionable Tips for Naming Your Next Startup

ReadWriteStart

With a lot of conviction and contemplation, you have stepped into the world of startups. You have undergone the grind of evaluating and reevaluating your startup, chalked out a roadmap, did market research, and came up with prototypes.

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Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Startup Within a Big Company’

Hunter Walker

You will never be able to take the brand risks, the legal risks, or the partnerships risks that a true startup can. Noam Bardin of Waze. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images.

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The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud launch

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. IFS is hosting its Cloud Launch event today and tomorrow. You can register.

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Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice

YoungUpstarts

Any advice - and especially free advice - should be carefully analyzed before applying it to your life, team, or business. A mentor can help, says Mary Smith, associate consultant at IA Business Advisors. The post Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Startup Laws Of Finance That You Dare Not Shortcut

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startups fail before reaching that magic “cash-flow positive” position they have been striving for, despite seemingly reasonable financial projections. A closer analysis often indicates the cause to be a lack of diligence in handling common business finances.

A checklist for your funding announcement

Version One Ventures

A well-timed funding announcement is your introduction to the world. It’s a way to increase your visibility with prospective investors, talent and customers. It’s also a signal that your company is gaining traction and momentum – you’re putting a stake in the ground for competitors. .

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The Most Effective Early-Stage Growth Strategies for Emerging Businesses

ReadWriteStart

Growing a business is always challenging, but it’s often the hardest in the earliest stages of development. You’ll be operating with limited resources, limited knowledge, and quite possibly, a business model poised to change in the immediate future.

5 Ways to Empower and Support Women in Business

YFS Magazine

As we celebrate Women's History Month, let's empower more women to start and run their own businesses and scale globally. Lead female entrepreneurs female entrepreneurship leadership recommended women entrepreneurship women in business

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Vaccine Cloud

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Over the last year, I have been impressed with a variety of pandemic

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5 Ways To Keep Your Office COVID Safe 

YoungUpstarts

Put these precautions in place to keep your office safe from COVID and prevent further transmission of the disease. The post 5 Ways To Keep Your Office COVID Safe appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others COVID-19 health and safety office safety

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6 Fear Of Success Qualms Can Lead To Startup Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

In working with entrepreneurs and other business people over the years, I often hear stories of entrepreneurs who were so close to success, but somehow let it slip through their fingers.

Book: The Business of Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

Today’s book recommendation, for anyone interested in venture capital, is The Business of Venture Capital: The Art of Raising a Fund, Structuring Investments, Portfolio Management, and Exits by Mahendra Ramsinghani. A decade ago, I got a cold email from Mahendra.

What Most Startup Entrepreneurs Get Wrong About Conversion Optimization

ReadWriteStart

Startup entrepreneurs are fueled by ambition. They often want to grow as quickly as possible, and that means relentlessly marketing the business and flexibly adapting to new information.

Announcing our investment in SuperRare, the leading marketplace for crypto art

Version One Ventures

We’re excited to announce our investment in SuperRare , the leading marketplace for blockchain-based digital art known as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). . You’ve probably heard of NFTs given the amount of media coverage over the past few months.

Burning Platform: Amazon, automation and society

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In the 36th (yesterday) and 37th (today) episode of the series we have Dr. Robin Gaster, President, Incumetrics Inc. and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. We discuss various aspects of Amazon's growing empire from his new.

What Will The Post-Pandemic Leader Look Like?

YoungUpstarts

As the economy moves into recovery, your leadership muscles will be taxed in ways they never have been before, says Ed Hess. Here are nine skills you’d better start honing now. The post What Will The Post-Pandemic Leader Look Like? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Ways to Convince Other People To Take A Risk On You

Startup Professionals Musings

As a member of an angel investment group for years, I’m sometimes surprised to see founders with a good technical business case get rejected for funding, while others seem to have a hidden quality that gives them credibility to be fundable despite some missing elements.

Entrepreneurs Share 7 Ways To Reset And Build A Better Business

YFS Magazine

As the world turns the corner on a global health crisis, business owners look forward to economic recovery and sustainable business growth. Plan business advice pandemic startup advice

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Should Your Startup Custom Develop a Site From Scratch?

ReadWriteStart

If you want your startup to stand a chance of achieving brand visibility and attracting new customers, you need to have a website.

Is there a marketing crunch in Israel? A chat with an Israeli Unicorn CMO

VC Cafe

Israeli startups raised over $2 billion in March 2021 alone. As the startup ecosystem in Israel scales, so must the teams leading the growing number of Israeli unicorns. Is there a marketing crunch in Israel? How should Israeli startups think about marketing?

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Burning Platform: Relentless Amazon

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In the 36th (today) and 37th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Dr. Robin Gaster, President, Incumetrics Inc. and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. We discuss various aspects of Amazon's growing empire from his new.

How Effective Is Your Recruitment Process? 4 Simple Ways To Improve

YoungUpstarts

Employees are the most crucial resource for any company. Look at improving your recruitment process to hire the best employees. The post How Effective Is Your Recruitment Process? 4 Simple Ways To Improve appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Ways To Balance Your Heart And Logic With Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own years of experience in startups and big business, and more recently as an angel investor, I often cringe when I see one of you entrepreneurs missing a cue that I have seen work for many before you.

NextView’s Greatest Hits

View from Seed

At NextView Ventures we have written many pieces about venture capital — how to raise it, build your business, engage with investors, iterate your product, navigate expanding industries, etc.

Best Practices to Make a Successful Career Change in a Tech-Driven World

ReadWriteStart

Anchoring yourself to a secure job that you can depend on for the rest of your professional life used to be a popular option. While times have changed — that doesn’t mean that people are too keen on making any radical career changes nowadays.

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Five Questions with Mark Gerson

VC Cafe

Mark Gerson is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist (see his short bio below). I first met Mark in Israel in 2003, when he offered me a job at GLG straight out of college. It was one of the most rewarding work and personal experiences in my career, and also where I met my wife.

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Burning Platform: Global Grand Challenges

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In the 33rd episode of the series is Jyoti Banerjee, co-founder of North Star Transition. I first met Jyoti a quarter of a century ago and have always known him for focusing on better corporate reporting and finance. He has.

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