September, 2021

Burning Platform: AI in the Enterprise

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In this 53rd episode of Burning Platform, we have Roy Altman, CEO of Peopleserv. We draw on his recent experience editing of an issue of Workforce Solutions Review focused on AI (available here) We cover a wide range of angles. AI, ML Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS

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8 Advantages To Building Your Own Startup Prototypes

Startup Professionals Musings

Back in the early 2000s, the Maker Movement took hold in California, based on the emergence of such do-it-yourself (DIY) tools as 3-D printers, and now sites such as SketchUp and Makerspaces have all the tools you need to make almost anything computer related.


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Lead and Disrupt

Steve Blank

You think startups are hard? Try innovating inside a large company where 99% of the company is executing the current business model, while you’re trying to figure out and build what comes next.

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. Society is reorienting to a new post-pandemic norm?—?even even before the pandemic itself has been fully tamed.

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.

Never Tell The Truth, Press It Instead


Evan Nierman says one should press the truth - not just stating the facts - but putting the full weight of influence behind a message. The post Never Tell The Truth, Press It Instead appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Evan Nierman marketing public relations truth truth marketing

Start Your Holiday PR and Marketing Now

Rembrandt Communications

Unless you’re already ahead of the game…. It’s time for back-to-school, and you know what that means! The holidays are approaching fast! The Halloween decorations are out. Next will be Thanksgiving and the big winter celebrations.

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7 Reasons That Investors Won’t Fund Inventions Alone

Startup Professionals Musings

Every inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet.

Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition

Steve Blank

For 25 years as the sole Superpower, the U.S. neglected strategic threats from China and a rearmed Russia.

The 2021 Israeli Unicorn Map

VC Cafe

The global rise in venture capital didn’t skip Israel, which has been breaking new records the amount of venture capital raised by companies in 2021. In the first half of 2021, Israeli startups raised a staggering $12.2

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Why Fleet Leasing Is A Smart Business Choice


To fully understand the benefits of fleet leasing, you’ve got to weigh up the cons of buying outright and why it may not be a great idea in the long run. The post Why Fleet Leasing Is A Smart Business Choice appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others fleet leasing


Resetting venture capital return expectations: is 10x the new 3x?

Version One Ventures

When I started Version One Ventures in 2012, every experienced VC shared the same rule of thumb: we had to return 3x net consistently to stay in business (i.e. 3x the invested capital net of fees over a period of about ten years for a net IRR in the low twenties).

A SAP vertical "Dream Team"

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I have long believed navigating SAP is like going on an Easter egg hunt. You know there are lots and lots goodies, but it takes effort to find them. That was reinforced when I wrote SAP Nation 3.0. I kept. Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

5 Attributes To Look For In Your Perfect Startup Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur wishes that he could predict whether his idea could be the “next big thing,” before he spent his life savings and years of energy on it.

Things To Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer on Retainer-Ship for Your Business

The Startup Magazine

There comes a stage in every business owner’s life to hire a lawyer handling their company’s legal business matters. Everything involving from legally building your business to renting office premises might demand legal assistance.

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State of VC 2.0

View from Seed

This post is inspired by some of the earliest conversations I have had with the team here at NextView and since the beginning of my VC journey. Back in 2018, my colleague Rob wrote a blog post about how the VC asset class is doing.

The Ultimate Guide To Affiliate Marketing For 2021


Affiliate marketing is an advertising strategy that surfaced in the digital market as a result of the growing number of consumers that rely on the internet for more information. The post The Ultimate Guide To Affiliate Marketing For 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

New Research Reveals Top Residence-by-Investment Cities for Business

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine A new index ranks the leading 25 capitals and cities around the world whereby entrepreneurs can acquire residence through investment migration programs. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Travel Global Business residence by investment

Burning Platform: Customer Service as Competitive Advantage

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Last year, I launched a video series titled Acrobatics during the Crisis. I saw all kinds of heroics scaling up healthcare, ecommerce, last-mile delivery, millions of emergency PPP loans and many other services. This year, while the pandemic continues, I. Burning Platform Servitization

6 Ways To Get From Linear Thinking To Real Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and every business I meet in my consulting and mentoring role has great intentions of bringing real innovation to the market, yet I find that most ideas are merely small extensions to existing solutions.

Understanding Finance for A Stronger Business Foundation

The Startup Magazine

The primary goal of any corporate firm is to benefit from the business’s finances while operating at its maximum capacity. Understanding and analyzing your organization’s financial situation, industry, and economy is the key to running a successful business.

Welcoming Jack Abramowitz to Our Investment Team

View from Seed

I’m excited to announce that Jack Abramowitz has joined our investment team at NextView. He will be based in our office in New York and looking to invest in companies across the US.

7 SEO Tips For Startup Success


Looking to up your SEO? Larry Kotch shares 7 SEO tips that every startup should be implementing in 2021 and beyond. The post 7 SEO Tips For Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The Business of Home: Interior Design Industry Outlook

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine The home interior design industry shows positive signs for recovery from the impact of Covid-19, emerging stronger and more adept. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Lifestyle interior design recommended

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Analyst Cam: Workday Ventures Portfolio Update

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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 Barbry McGann, SVP and Managing Director of Workday Ventures. She is. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

8 Brand Strategy Rules From Elite Consumer Companies

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business dreams of becoming the premier brand in their space, like Starbucks is to coffee, and Apple is to consumer electronics, but they have no idea how difficult that is to achieve.

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How Your Small Business Can Save Money During its First Year

The Startup Magazine

The first year is a tumultuous time for virtually every small business. While some enterprises experience overnight success, such outliers are in no way representative of the majority.

How to Accelerate Innovation in Today’s Digital Workplace


The growth of technology and innovation expands opportunities for making profits. According to Alex O’Byrne of We Make Websites, the pandemic has caused websites to “ become the primary purchase path for many brands—rather than a secondary or alternative method to in-store. ”.

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4 Best Business Practices For Customizing Salesforce


Customizing Salesforce can save time by automatically sending out those emails and messages you would otherwise have to manually send out every day. The post 4 Best Business Practices For Customizing Salesforce appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Startup Video Marketing: Create Stunning Video Content On A Budget

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine As video marketing becomes a more viable and cost-effective strategy, the ability to create high-quality video content is essential. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Grow Marketing & Sales recommended video marketing

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Burning Platform: Labor shortages, mindsets and other talent trends

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In this 51st episode of Burning Platform, we have Fred Goff, CEO of Jobcase. More than just a hiring site, Jobcase calls itself "a “people-first” social platform – "built to help you improve and manage your work-life." As he says

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5 Keys To Sustaining A Positive Attitude In Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an employee, up to an executive, in large companies as well as small, I’ve found that people who are consistently negative and complain are a big constraint on productivity, as well as the most difficult management problem that most business leaders face.

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3 Ways to Promote Productivity and Efficiency in the Workplace

The Startup Magazine

Promoting employee productivity and efficiency in the workplace is vital in keeping your company in the best shape. Your employees are also one of your precious investments. They are the ones who help you run your business, so you should take steps to keep them motivated and productive.

The State of Creative Automation

VC Cafe

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso. Like many other parts of our life and work, creativity, the ability to invent or design something new from scratch, might have seemed like it’s the last job safe from automation/machines.

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Customer Support – In House or Outsourced – What To Consider


If you have a large team or the budget to create a new one, then you might consider keeping all your customer support in-house. The post Customer Support – In House or Outsourced – What To Consider appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others customer service customer support

Entrepreneur John Stetson Says Franchise Location Can Make Or Break Success

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine John Stetson is a familiar name in Southern Florida – one of the leading serial entrepreneurs in the area with his sights set on expanding his markets. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Grow Operations market expansion recommended

Burning Platform: Ecosystems Galore!

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In the 50th episode of the series we have Tyler Prince, EVP Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Salesforce. While most vendors have siloed groups to manage their SI partners, their platform ISVs and their developer communities, Tyler plays a role.