October, 2021

Analyst Cam: Aisera

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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 Muddu Sudhakar, CEO of Aisera. He presents on their Conversational AI. Analyst Cam

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5 Rules Of Relevancy That Set Your New Venture Apart

Startup Professionals Musings

Some investors seem to focus wholly on the strengths of the management team, or a sustainable competitive advantage, and in reality these are the core attributes for every funding equation.

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Consistency Matters: Building Sustainable Leadership Excellence

YoungUpstarts

Adam Bandelli shares 3 things he says every leader must do to show up consistently. Practice these behaviors and you will have great influence and impact on your organization. The post Consistency Matters: Building Sustainable Leadership Excellence appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Are Your Marketing Messages Scary?

Rembrandt Communications

Don’t make your customers run to the competition! It’s that time of year when frightful thoughts and messages fill the air for Halloween… but your marketing messages and public relations’ pitches should not be part of this!

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.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 3

Steve Blank

This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute. . We just had our third week of our new national security class at Stanford – Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition.

What’s new with NextView? The story behind our NextView.vc website refresh

View from Seed

As someone relatively new to the VC space, I was particularly struck by the partners’ collective reflections regarding what has changed and what has remained the same.

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5 Ways Emotional Decisions Can Endanger Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure we have all seen entrepreneurs with high levels of passion and confidence touting an idea that seems to make very little sense to us.

Why Seek Assistance From A Bankruptcy Attorney Before Filing For Bankruptcy?

YoungUpstarts

Contact a debt relief attorney before filing for bankruptcy if you experience a serious economic crisis and can’t repay debts on time. . The post Why Seek Assistance From A Bankruptcy Attorney Before Filing For Bankruptcy? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Why There’s A Startup Boom In The US Midwest

The Startup Magazine

The Midwest has emerged as one of the great centres of entrepreneurship in the country. The region is experiencing a startup renaissance, with the formation of Midwest startups on the rise and funding growing at historic rates.

Is It Too Late to Start Podcasting as a Marketing Strategy?

ReadWriteStart

Do you listen to podcasts on a regular basis? If the answer is no, you’re part of a shrinking minority. The majority of Americans (and listeners in developed countries around the world) listen to podcasts at least occasionally, with many listeners tuning into their favorite shows every day.

Investing in the Care Economy

View from Seed

One of the themes that we have been investing against for some time has been in what we’d call the “Care Economy”. This comprises the time and dollars spent against caring for the needs of another person. It’s a truly universal experience, one that every one of us has and will grapple with several times in our lives. It’s an area that has been largely untouched by technology, but is quickly being redesigned through the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and the ever-expanding reach of digitization.

The road to energy hell.is being paved with good intentions

deal architect

I recently read this article on climate change from a professor in New Zealand "To stop continuously worsening climate change, we need to stop burning fossil fuels for energy. That’s a tall order, because fossil fuels provide 84% of all. Globalization and Technology Sustainability, Green Computing

8 Portfolio Assets Are Key To Your Startup Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents.

Is The Work From Home Trend Here To Stay? 

YoungUpstarts

Jonathan Munnery looks at the impact of working from home for employers and employees, taking into consideration the likely stance post-Covid-19. . The post Is The Work From Home Trend Here To Stay? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Jonathan Munnery remote work work from home

Tips For Improving Your Ecommerce Packaging

The Startup Magazine

With the holidays approaching and today’s hobbling supply chain, it’s more critical than ever to review your ecommerce packaging options and ensure the best customer experience for your online shoppers. Here are some helpful packaging tips… Source: Pixabay.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Survival Analysis

ReadWriteStart

Survival analysis is the best thing in the world since sliced bread! However, in most machine learning circles, it’s pretty much synonymous with an “# it’scomplicated” relationship status. Survival Analysis is an Extremely Valuable Branch of Statistics.

Congrats Jambb!

View from Seed

Congrats to the team at Jambb on their recent $3.5M seed round. The round was co-led by Arrington Capital and Animoca Brands, both investors focused on digital assets and blockchain-based investments. You can read more about the round here. We’ve loved working with the Jambb team in our first Accelerator cohort and are excited to continue to support the company in this next stage.

Analyst Cam: Workday Skills Cloud 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 Cristina Goldt, GM Talent products at Workday who provides an update. AI, ML Analyst Cam Future of Work

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7 Tips To Raise Your Entrepreneur Instincts In School

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success. I agree with Robert E.

How To Refocus And Re-Energise Your Workforce For 2022

YoungUpstarts

Here are some tips to put into practice come 2022 to refocus your team and get back to excelling at and enjoying what you do. The post How To Refocus And Re-Energise Your Workforce For 2022 appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others empowered workforce

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How Retailers Can Prepare For Black Friday

The Startup Magazine

Black Friday is notoriously known worldwide as one of, if not, the biggest retail sale of the calendar year. This is a time when prices are lowered significantly more than usual in order for consumers to grab themselves a tonne of bargains in the run up to Christmas.

Learn To Hire Well And You’ll Never Lose

Hunter Walker

Three Tips For Leaders Who Want To Up Their Recruiting Game. Show me the first 20 employees of a startup and I’ll tell you whether it’s going to be successful or not.

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What’s new with NextView? The story behind our NextView.vc website refresh

View from Seed

As someone relatively new to the VC space, I was particularly struck by the partners’ collective reflections regarding what has changed and what has remained the same.

Thinking outside the Magic Quadrant

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First an apology, I could have it titled this post as well with the Forrester Wave or the IDC MarketScape. Next a mea culpa, I unleashed a few MQs during my tenure at Gartner in the 90s. However, in the. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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7 Principles for Keeping Work Discussions Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

All of us have been on the receiving end of a difficult conversation at work, and many have had to deliver a hard message to others. Unless you are totally inhuman, none of these are painless, and we all wish we had some way to make them more meaningful and more effective.

How To Crowdfund Your Startup: A Quick Guide

YoungUpstarts

Finding the funds to get your startup off the ground and running in the right direction isn’t always easy. Here's how to crowdfund your startup. The post How To Crowdfund Your Startup: A Quick Guide appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others crowdfunding raising funds startup startup advice

8 Straightforward Ways to Improve Your Small Business

The Startup Magazine

Today’s world is all about competition. There are so many businesses around us, and to stay in the game, you need to think of ways to improve your small business revenue. However, many of us are not sure what to do and how to go about the process.

AI-Powered Shopify: The Smarter Way to Sell

ReadWriteStart

What is Shopify? Shopify is a technological tide in the digital advancement of e-commerce. It is not only a tool or a mere feature. Instead, it is a complete solution for people who wish to either start their online store or want to revamp existing services in this realm.

5 Israeli Creator Economy Startups to Watch

VC Cafe

Readers of VC Cafe already know that we’re fascinated by the creator economy and its potential to completely disrupt the $2 trillion media and entertainment industry.

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Analyst Cam - Zoho One update, Part 2

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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 is Taylor Backman, Senior Evangelist at Zoho. He pre-briefed me on the new. Analyst Cam

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6 Sweet Spots That Have Sustained Many Great Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

I n my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons.

6 Fundamentals Of Becoming A Successful Franchise Owner

YoungUpstarts

Before you start researching the countless franchises that you can buy into, it is imperative that you first determine if becoming a franchisee is the best path for you. The post 6 Fundamentals Of Becoming A Successful Franchise Owner appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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8 Tips To Choose The Right Marketing Company

The Startup Magazine

You need marketing to promote and ensure people are more inclined to engage in profitable transactions with your business. Thus, one of your top priorities should be choosing the right agency. Many companies offer services to help accommodate such needs.

What Every CEO Should Know About Talent-as-a-Service

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine The pandemic has accelerated the emergence of Talent-as-a-Service. With diligent vetting businesses and freelancers can win big in the growing gig economy. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Grow Human Capital freelancing gig economy hiring freelancers HR human capital

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Measuring Market Penetration with Brand Tracking (+ Metrics & Examples)

ConversionXL

You work tirelessly to understand your customer, market, and competition so you can differentiate. Voice-of-customer (VoC) research, user research, competitor research, and insights on jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) can inform your marketing strategy. .

Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Servitization/XaaS

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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. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here This. Analyst Cam Servitization