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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

7 SEO Tips For Startup Success

YoungUpstarts

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 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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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.

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).

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.

4 Tips For Building A Resilient And Cohesive Team

YoungUpstarts

Ray Blakney, CEO and co-founder of Live Lingua shares some tried-and-true tips that will help build and lead a stronger and more unified team. The post 4 Tips For Building A Resilient And Cohesive Team appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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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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

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 to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

In 2010, Antonio Garcia Martinez, the founder of AdGrok, wrote, “New York will always be a tech backwater, I don’t care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say.”

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.

Avoid Burning Bridges In Business Interactions 

YoungUpstarts

In the past, burning bridges in business usually only occurred as a last resort. How do we make bridge burning a last resort? The post Avoid Burning Bridges In Business Interactions appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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3 Top Marketing Tips for New StartUps

The Startup Magazine

As e-commerce grows, it’s expected to reach dizzying heights in the near future – $6.5 trillion expected by 2022. It is becoming a highly competitive segment, and businesses of all shapes and sizes are expected to have some form of online offering, if they are to remain sustainable.

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

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.

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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Dispense: Building the Transaction Layer of an Entire New Industry

View from Seed

Dispense recently announced their $2M seed round , which we are pleased to have led here at NextView. Dispense is a B2B software company, focused on transaction software specifically designed for the cannabis industry.

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How Google’s New Algorithm Could Kill Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Christa Martin shares how can companies ensure that their digital endeavors are always in compliance with Google’s mobile-centric posture. The post How Google’s New Algorithm Could Kill Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud business advice Christa Martin Google search engin

Small Business Management Tips

The Startup Magazine

Managing a small business is not without its troubles. After all, you are going to be competing with bigger businesses, and so you need to do everything in your power to give yourself a competitive edge.

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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7 Advantages For Being A Socially Responsible Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

More entrepreneurs want to be socially responsible these days, but fear a negative impact on profits, growth, and the ability to find an investor. In the short run, there are real costs associated with the “triple bottom line” of maximizing profit, people (social), and planet (environment).

Why Gaining Customer Trust is so Challenging Nowadays – and What to Do about It

ReadWriteStart

Customer trust is crucial for driving sales and revenue, but it’s also near an all-time low. Look no further than the approximately 40% of Americans who don’t trust the last presidential election results.

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. Although Jack is relatively early in his career, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge as an operator and investor from his experiences at fintech unicorn Better.com, Common Ocean, and Goldman Sachs.

How To Pivot From No To Yes In A Negotiation Standoff 

YoungUpstarts

Cash Nickerson shares the four strategies he uses to pivot from “no” to “yes” during a negotiation standoff. The post How To Pivot From No To Yes In A Negotiation Standoff appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms business negotiations Cash Nickerson negotiation skills

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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.

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.