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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: A conversation with Aneel Bhusri, CEO of Workday

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

5 Keys To An Effective Startup Communications Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges we all face when put into business leadership roles is how to communicate most effectively.

New Normal: A conversation with Phiroz Darukhanavala, ex-CTO of BP

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.

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Techstars Entrepreneurship & Mental Health Series

Feld Thoughts

Techstars just released a 4-part original video series on entrepreneurship and mental health. I’m featured in one of the four short (< 10 minute) videos. If there was ever a moment in time that challenged our individual and collective mental health, it’s the Covid crisis.

10 Marketing Strategies To Drive Exponential Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor, I see plenty of startups focusing on building an innovative product, but I’m looking for the few who are also leading with an exponential growth strategy, to put them in the category of the next Amazon or Google.

New Normal: A conversation with Jeff Robertson of Maxar Technologies

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.

Why Public Relations Should Be Part Of Your Business Plan


Public Relations (PR) involves efforts to raise the profile of your company, manage your reputation, and build relationships with key people or organizations to attract customers and increase sales.

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 ”.

Why You Need To Look Beyond Big Data For Future Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

We are now solidly in the era of big data , where computers are capturing and processing the details of everything we do with all our interconnected devices in real time.

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.

Marketing Advice For Small Businesses During COVID-19


Trying to market your business through the unforeseen circumstances that COVID-19 has presented can feel like an impossible task. However, if you want your business to stay afloat, marketing now is more important than ever.

How Not to Get Your Time Wasted by VCs

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VCs are notorious for kicking tires. VCs take a meeting just to learn about an area. If deal flow is slow, a VC will take a meeting if you and your team seem mildly interesting even if your product isn’t.

5 Keys To Vetting Investors Before You Accept Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to get a funding offer that they neglect the recommended reverse due diligence on the investors.

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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Want To Scale Effectively? Start Thinking Like A Ten Person Team When You’re Still A Solopreneur


by Mario Peshev, author of “ 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo “ Running a business alone is challenging, but this is usually not the end goal for beginner entrepreneurs.

5 Powerful Productivity Hacks For Ambitious Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

If you consistently have a hard time getting important things done, consider these five productivity hacks to get more done and boost profits. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips

25 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

Celebrate Governor Polis’s Birthday With Me

Feld Thoughts

On May 14th at 5:30pm, a group of us are going to have a virtual birthday party for Colorado Governor Jared Polis. I’m co-chairing the party with my wife Amy Batchelor, my partner Seth Levine, his wife Greeley Sachs, and our friends Mo and Jennifer Siegel.

7 Tips To Keep Your Business Afloat During COVID-19


by Athan Slotkin, The Shadow CEO. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has already hit small businesses hard. What’s worse is that some experts are saying this is only the beginning.

Self-Care: Why It’s Not Working For You

YFS Magazine

The answers to your breakthrough starts here. Making our own path sounds familiar, right? If there’s anyone who can figure this out –– we can. Editor Picks health and wellness mental health pandemic personal development personal growth self care

How to Conduct a Market Analysis in a Crisis

Up and Running

Clearly, doing market analysis in a crisis involves some serious challenges. Suddenly all of our steady assumptions have changed. Businesses are closed. Unemployment has skyrocketed. And nobody knows for sure how long the crisis will last. .

Reopening Your Business In Colorado

Feld Thoughts

Energize Colorado , working with Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), has just released business templates that offer best practices, direction, and information on how businesses can restart operations safely and effectively.

How Should You Present Your Business – Casual Or Not?


*This content is sponsored . There is many things to consider when starting your own business. It is not enough to just have an amazing product – it will not sell itself. Depending on your business, you might want a cool website and social media presence.

Start Your Business In These Four Emerging Tech Hubs

YFS Magazine

Where will you start your new business venture? Here's a look at four emerging tech hubs around the world worth considering. Plan recommended starting a business startup advice startup cities technology

Michel Ruiz Provides a Needed Diversion: Interview with KaviAR Tech

The Startup Magazine

With over a billion consumer and business users, augmented reality harnesses the power of the smartphone used by nearly 45% of the world’s population.

Our Investment in Meru Health – and Others

Feld Thoughts

We just announced our investment in Meru Health. If you recognize Meru Health , it’s because I wrote about it in January as part of my explanation of Freestyle’s Leadership on Mental Health.

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Lessons From The Arctic Circle To Regulate Emotions During The Pandemic 


by Kevin Vallely and Amy Posey, authors of “ Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers “ As Tabitha and Amanda walk out onto the sea ice, testing their snowshoes in the soft snow, it’s apparent Amanda isn’t comfortable.

Getting to the Other Side: Music

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The best governments can do to help pull us out of an economic crisis is create conditions favorable for economic recovery. It takes entrepreneurs to actually do the work that can get the economy growing and take us to “the other side.”

Circular Advice from the SBA

VC Adventure

Quick preface to this note. I’m not your lawyer and I’m not giving legal advice. . As I wrote about at the beginning of the week, the SBA has made a mess of the Payroll Protection Program.

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How To Start A Home Business During The Pandemic

The Startup Magazine

Now that the coronavirus has shuttered many brick-and-mortar businesses, entrepreneurs around the world are pivoting to starting a home business.

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5 Tips for Pitching Investors Remotely In The Time Of Coronavirus


by Rizwan Virk, author of “ Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School “ Now that almost everyone is working from home, startup founders looking to raise money from investors will need to do so remotely.

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How to Write a Business Plan for a Retail Clothing Boutique

Up and Running

You have always had flair when it comes to your personal style. You have an eye for picking out the best pieces, and you know how to tailor your taste to different people.

Food business of this woman in Thane helped her earn 25 lakhs in eight months

Our Own Start-up

Mumbai, the city of dreams has people coming from all across the country to earn their livelihood, to achieve their dreams. For these people, getting homemade food is a rare thing.