May, 2020

Framework Benchmarks Round 19

TechEmpower

Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

8 Ways To Get Your Business Going Without Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

If you really want to start a business your way without a boss or professional investor hovering over you, then just fund it yourself or through friends and family, and grow it organically. It’s more possible to bootstrap today than a few years ago, as the cost of entry continues to go down.

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New Normal: Conversation with Dean Daniel Pullin of TCU

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct

Steve Blank

The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct. It discriminates against the old and the unhealthy. The biggest risk factor in dying from the virus is age. If you’re 60 to 70 years old, you’re 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than if you’re under 40.

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.

Fundraising When You?ve Been at it a While

View from Seed

Fundraising for startups is a mix of selling both promise and reality. In some respects, one of the often non-intuitive privileges of a seed stage fundraising process is that the company is so new. There isn’t much history, much reality, to get in the way of a good story.

Battling Big Business Bullies On The IP Playground: Minimizing The Risk Of Intellectual Property Litigation

YoungUpstarts

by Christopher Rosario, associate attorney with McManis Faulkner. Business is inherently risky. It is even riskier if you are the new kid on the block. Big businesses have the means to bully fresh-faced startups into the red—permanently.

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10 Popular Business Strategies That Most Often Fail

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality.

New Normal: Conversation with Rahul Samant of Delta Airlines

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Seven Steps to Small Business Recovery

Steve Blank

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche. The world is a different place than it was 90 days ago. Countries traded saving lives by shutting down most of their economy. Tens of millions who had jobs are now unemployed worrying about their future.

Foodtech Trends That Are Here to Stay

View from Seed

Advances in technology and changing consumer preferences have long been transforming the way food is created, distributed, and consumed. Now, as COVID-19 revolutionizes much of what was “normal” before March, several trends in foodtech are experiencing tailwinds.

How To Build Your Brand’s Visibility With Instagram Videos

YoungUpstarts

Whether you’re uploading to your story or on IGTV, Instagram videos are a great way to increase your brand visibility and attract new customers.

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Don’t Burn Down Your Own House

Feld Thoughts

Dave Mayer pointed me at this video today. After struggling with how I was feeling all morning, during my run, and while I read the Sunday New York Times, this finally helped me put a framework around my feelings. I’m angry. I’m sad. I’m confused. I’m appalled.

How To Make New Venture Innovation Thinking Look Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to come up with all the real innovations, while the majority of business leaders seem stuck in the rut of linear thinking?

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New Normal: An inspirational talk with Ray Lane

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. New Normal COVID-19

Hacking 4 Recovery

Steve Blank

We’re holding a series of 5-day online classes at Stanford where teams will learn how to develop new business models for an economy that’s getting back to work and on the road to recovery. Sign up at [link]. The post-pandemic world will be a very different place.

Advice For Managing Remote Teams

View from Seed

Remote work has been a topic of discussion for many businesses in recent years, but little did we know that we were about to put all our hypotheses and reservations to the test.

Seven Highly Effective Ways To Lead A Virtual Workforce

YoungUpstarts

by Martin Lanik, CEO of Pinsight and author of “ The Leader Habit “ Welcome to the Future of Work!

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B2B Marketplaces Revisited

Version One Ventures

Twenty years ago – in the midst of the Web 1.0 boom – expectations were high for B2B (product) marketplaces. The assumption was that online platforms would completely automate all supplier-customer transactions including retailing, wholesaling, and procurement.

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How To Reinvent Yourself As A Business Startup Today

Startup Professionals Musings

The era of stable lifetime jobs for business professionals within a single company are gone. Companies are rightsized quickly now as markets change rapidly, and business professionals are quick to jump to new opportunities for growth and survival, with no ties to special benefits or pension plans.

New Normal: What to expect from SAP and its partners

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Tom Wailgum of ASUG interviewed me as part of the virtual edition of its Executive Exchange last week. It had originally been scheduled in Orlando as a companion to SAP's annual Sapphire event. SAP's event has been postponed till next.

Launching Energize Colorado

Feld Thoughts

I’m excited to announce the launch of Energize Colorado , a new Colorado-based non-profit to help energize companies in Colorado survive the Covid crisis and then thrive as we get the crisis under control.

Why We Invested in Monument

View from Seed

Today, Monument announced the launch of their virtual programs for people looking to change their relationship with alcohol. You can read more about the company here and see their segment on GMA from a few weeks ago here. Our mantra at NextView is to “ design the future we want to live in ”.

Leading Through Adversity: Guiding Principles for Leadership Through COVID-19 And Beyond

YoungUpstarts

by Eric Yaverbaum, CEO of Ericho Communications. By now, it’s clear that we’ll be dealing with the massive changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for the foreseeable future.

The API-as-a-marketplace

Version One Ventures

As we’ve been spending time on B2B marketplaces and dev tools/platforms, we’ve come to realize that there’s an interesting sub-category that combines elements of both: the API-as-a-marketplace. What is an API-as-a-marketplace?

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How Your Mindset Has To Evolve To Match The Business

Startup Professionals Musings

According to most definitions, an entrepreneur is one who envisions a new and different business, meaning one that is not a copy of an existing business model.

New Normal: Conversation with Peter Maier of SAP

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

What Day Is It?

Feld Thoughts

Amy just walked in to our shared office (the “Library”) and said something about it being Tuesday. It’s gloomy in Colorado today.

Ready for Your Small Business Bloom?

Rembrandt Communications

Is Your Small Business Ready to Bloom?! “April showers bring May flowers”… so is your small business ready to come back with a fresh bloom after the recent “stormy weather”? The world is springing back to a new reality after the pandemic.

Intuition Is Your Superpower

YoungUpstarts

by Sue Hawkes, CEO of YESS! and author of “ Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success “ Several years ago, I participated in a women’s leadership program focused on embracing what power was in all senses of the word.

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A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash I was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.

6 Strategies For Startup Exit That Investors Accept

Startup Professionals Musings

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy.

New Normal: Conversation with Sanjay Poonen of VMware

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Supporting the $1K Project

Feld Thoughts

A month ago, Alex Iskold emailed me about a new initiative that he started with Minda Brusse and a group of 20 volunteers called the $1K Project.

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6 More Days to Apply – Calling All Founders

View from Seed

We’ve been pretty blown away by the initial response to our Everyday Economy Virtual Accelerator that we announced two weeks ago. Both the volume and the quality of submissions have far exceeded our expectations, and we are starting to schedule and conduct interviews this week.

What Small Businesses Can Do To Survive And Thrive During The Pandemic

YoungUpstarts

by Itamar Gero, founder and CEO of SEOReseller.com . Uncertainty and fear have been going through people’s minds as the pandemic continues to affect most aspects of human life around the world. The US economy has not been immune to this.

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities???with $15 million to?

Both Sides of the Table

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities?—?with