March, 2021

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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Burning Platform: Entrepreneurial Trends

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In the 34th (yesterday) and 35th (today) of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In this episode, they discuss new opportunities they are investing in, Burning Platform Venture Capital

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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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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.

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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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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5 Benefits Of Business Leadership By Asking Questions

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a big fan of the old adage "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers."

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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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.

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.

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.

Goldman Sachs To Invest 10 Billion In ‘One Million Black Women’ Initiative

YFS Magazine

Goldman Sachs unveils a new investment initiative of more than $10 billion to advance racial equity and economic opportunity for black women. Lead female entrepreneurs investing leadership women entrepreneurship women in business

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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.

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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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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A Message To Covidpreneurs: No, They Won’t Steal Your Idea

YoungUpstarts

The chance of someone stealing your idea is so low it's almost the same percentage as the chance you will win an Oscar, insists Samuel Sanders, author of "Your Next Big Idea". The post A Message To Covidpreneurs: No, They Won’t Steal Your Idea appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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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5 Ways To Build Innovative Teams

YFS Magazine

Implement these five practices to pave the way for innovation to flourish in your organization at a team and company-wide level. Company Culture Grow company culture innovation team building team development

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.

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.

A Sad and Scary Day In Boulder

Feld Thoughts

A mass shooting happened at a King Soopers on Table Mesa in Boulder Monday afternoon. Amy and I are safe. So are our friends and family. But 10 people in Boulder, including one police officer, are dead.

Digital Marketing Tips For Sales Professionals

YoungUpstarts

With the constantly evolving landscape that is digital marketing, honing in on the right skills is necessary to perform in the current environment. Here are some digital marketing tips that every sales professional should follow.

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How will we return to the Office after Covid-19

VC Cafe

There’s a brewing public debate amongst companies regarding their ‘remote work’ policies going forward.

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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5 Early Entrepreneur Strengths That Can Limit Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Once you are able to achieve some real “traction” with your business (paying customers, revenue stream), it may seem the time to relax a bit, but in fact this is the point where many founders start to flounder.

Burning Platform: Relentless Amazon

deal architect

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.

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.

3 Paramount Tips For Start-ups From 13chats

YoungUpstarts

The folks at 13chats outline three basic rules that helped them to actually start and which can easily fit into any start-up philosophy. The post 3 Paramount Tips For Start-ups From 13chats appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart startup advice

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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Five Things To Know About Angel Fundraising

YFS Magazine

If you're thinking about going the angel route, here are five critical things to know about the process that can lead to a successful round. Editor Picks Finance Grow angel investors editor picks investing raising capital

5 Ways To Be Successful In Business Despite Bad Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have had some success in a business, I’m sure you bristle just like I do when someone says “You were just lucky…” I’m a strong believer that we all make our own luck, which means that the harder we work, the luckier we get.