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5 Equity Distribution Parameters For Key Contributors

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a cofounder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money. So, the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Giving a cofounder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want.

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How Modern Tech Helps Businesses Manage Their Fleet Better

The Startup Magazine

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses with vehicle fleets are constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency and productivity while reducing costs. Modern technology has made it possible for fleet managers to optimize operations, streamline vehicle acquisition, and leverage telematics innovations to their advantage. In this article, we explore the importance of efficient fleet management, budget-friendly vehicle shopping tricks, cutting-edge telematics innovations, and how to overcome the

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30 Entrepreneurs Answer What has Been Their Favorite Technology Innovation

Hearpreneur

Technology innovation is driving advancements in various industries, shaping our world today. From AI and machine learning to biotechnology, technology is revolutionizing our lives. Innovations like blockchain, virtual reality, and cloud computing are transforming business and communication. Entrepreneurs embrace these innovations to unlock possibilities, making them a cornerstone of modern entrepreneurship.

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Putting people into business

Eric Friedman

My goal is to be the best advisor in the world. Its a lofty statement that I couldn’t say out loud until I worked with my own executive coach for about three years. In finding this clarity I have guided my professional steps with this theme in mind. I know I will not reach this feat tomorrow, but I can take steps to get there everyday. One of the ways I do this is by putting more people into business.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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8 Tactics For Every Entrepreneur To Manage Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Even if they realize that they need real technical strength at the top, they are not sure how to attract and select the talent and expertise they really need. Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists?

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Female Founder and Author Interview: Minué Yoshida

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series , today we present Minué Yoshida, owner of the New York-based Yoshida Academy which offers courses to help clients in mastering public speaking and leadership skills and diversity, equity and inclusion consulting. The Academy hosts a series of experiential workshops for participants to know themselves, find and amplify their voices, and learn to deliver your unique message in an impactful, assertive, relevant and memorable way in

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Enhancing Marketing Strategies with AI Assistance

Duct Tape Marketing

Enhancing Marketing Strategies with AI Assistance written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I’m doing a solo show, and I’m talking about how AI tools could be used as research assistants to enhance their work, generate ideas, and create more powerful marketing strategies for our clients.

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Observations from my trip to India

Version One Ventures

I just returned from a weeklong trip to India, having spent a few days each in Delhi and Bangalore to meet with local entrepreneurs and investors. Noah Smith recently wrote about why everyone should get excited about India’s prospects. I shared his optimism going into this trip and came back even more bullish about the potential of India’s tech ecosystem.

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Analyst Cam: SAP Verticals – Aerospace & Defense

deal architect

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 Torsten Welte, Global VP and Head of Industrial Business Unit for Aerospace.

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5 Keys To Leadership While Working With Remote Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

The current surge of working remotely, driven by the pandemic and international freelancing, has challenged our thinking on collaboration and leadership, both within teams and outside, to other organizations. In my consulting work, I am finding this brings a need for more focus on the human side or empathetic leadership , rather than a reliance on the “ command and control ” paradigm.

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Data Discovery: Unlocking Opportunities For Growth

YoungUpstarts

Enterprise data discovery offers a powerful approach to unlocking business growth through data-driven decision-making. The post Data Discovery: Unlocking Opportunities For Growth appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Do You Pay For These Hidden Publicity Fees?!

Rembrandt Communications

Where does your public relations budget go, anyway? You just hired a PR, or public relations, company to help you get some publicity. Things are moving forward just fine. Then, you get your big, monthly retainer bill. Yikes! Since public relations’ activities take a lot of time and effort, they can be expensive. Plus, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes research, media pitching, copywriting, and follow-up that goes on.

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The Twenty Year Itch: My Last VC Investment Out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

This is going to be BIG.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll complete my next investment. It will be the 105th deal out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the firm I started back in September 2012, and it will be the last deal I’ll be making out of my third fund. It will also be my last venture capital deal. I think it’s important in this era of building audiences and living in public to acknowledge that no one actually needs to explain the reasons why they’re making career moves or leaving a company.

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7 Ways Your People Skills Are The Key To Your Success

Startup Professionals Musings

The critical success factors for a product business are well known, starting with selling every unit with a gross margin of 50 percent or more, building a patent and other intellectual property, and continuous product improvement. If your forte is a service, like consulting or web site design, it’s harder to find guidance on what will get you funded, and how you can scale your business.

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4 Hallmarks Of A Successful Agent-Client Relationship

YoungUpstarts

To earn a client’s trust, blend credibility, reliability, relatability and divide by self-orientation. Here is a closer look at each of the components of a successful client-agent relationship. The post 4 Hallmarks Of A Successful Agent-Client Relationship appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The Evolution of Tech Wars: Past, Present, and Future

VC Cafe

Like many ideas, this post started with a Tweet… Until Now: – Smartphone wars (Apple won) – Console wars – (Microsoft won) – Streaming wars (still going) – App store wars (Apple won) – Bundle wars (Apple won) What's next? – LLM wars – Smart cars wars – GPU wars – Space race 2.0 What else?

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Hello May, Hello Journal Postings!

Brandanew

For the last 9 years, Brandanew’s audience has had tons of content coming from this blog, as well as newsletters, and social media content from various channels. Today we are officially moving to the Peerbagh Journal as an official partner for weekly newsletters. The Journal covers topics like storytelling, creative confidence, and inclusive stories.

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5 Risk Reduction Strategies For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There are many levels of innovation that go beyond copying someone else’s idea, but stop short of pushing the leading edge (bleeding edge). Many of the major business successes started this way.

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How To Finance A Pharmaceutical Project

YoungUpstarts

Here's a look at how you can finance a pharmaceutical project, including government grants, venture capital, partnerships, and more. The post How To Finance A Pharmaceutical Project appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Unveiling Possibilities: Learnings from TED 2023 in Vancouver

VC Cafe

I got back from the picturesque city of Vancouver a couple of weeks ago, after attending TED 2023 (the main conference) for the second time. Apart from being one of the best events from a production point of view (lots of attention to detail from communication to infrastructure and design) it was an opportunity to learn, network and get inspired. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Possibility’ and there was a significant focus on AI and generative AI, and the possibilitie

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Uncovering Trends and Insights to Craft Compelling Messaging

The Startup Magazine

Are you leveraging data to uncover trends and insights that can be used to craft compelling messaging? Data-driven marketing is about staying on top of consumer needs, behaviors, and expectations to deliver messages that resonate with your audience. You need access to reliable data sources and the right tools to identify current industry trends and create dynamic content that speaks directly to your customer’s interests.

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Are you at risk for tech killing your job?

Berkonomics

Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My job as a (newspaper publisher telephone installer, stockbroker, travel agent, retail store manager) writer, poet, commercial artist – is safe as this economy continues to grow.” Yup. Thought so. We are in a decade of creative destruction that will affect most everybody. And the prime motivators of this massive destruction are the same class of entrepreneurs and innovators that have done it before.

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The Benefits Of Writing And Publishing Your Own Thought Leadership Book

YoungUpstarts

Writing and publishing a thought leadership book can be a powerful tool for establishing yourself as an expert in your industry, thereby increasing your visibility and credibility. The post The Benefits Of Writing And Publishing Your Own Thought Leadership Book appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Social Listening: The Ultimate Guide for Small Business Owners and Marketers

crowdSPRING Blog

Enhance your small business marketing with social listening. Gain actionable insights, tips, and best practices to grow your brand and customers.

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All That You Need to Know About U.S. Income Tax

The Startup Magazine

If you worry about taxes, then take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. Taxes can be confusing, even for adults, and there’s so much we don’t know about them. But the good news is, you can always learn the income tax basics. Image Source Now that the time of year is coming up when financial matters start to come into focus, we’re finding ourselves submerged under never-ending numbers, deductions, and taxable income.

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Why AI Won't Be the Investment Opportunity Everyone Thinks It Is

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, I was watching an episode of Seinfeld and was struck by how dramatically different location-aware mobile phones have made our day-to-day existence. The entire plot was based around no one having a phone in their pocket. Watching the characters leave answering machine messages for people (and miss them), use paper maps, and get lost on the way to a cabin made it all seem pretty dated.

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Be Prepared: Crisis Management Tips You Need To Know

YoungUpstarts

Make sure you have a plan in place before you need to work through a crisis. Here are some crisis management tips. The post Be Prepared: Crisis Management Tips You Need To Know appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Recruit Your Boards of Directors and Advisors

Gust

Once your company is incorporated, you are legally required to have a board of directors. Its official purpose is to represent the rights and viewpoints of shareholders—you, as well as your fellow company owners. But the board of directors should also serve a number of valuable purposes that can help to fuel and sustain your company’s growth and long-term success.

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How does considered office design benefit a startup business?

The Startup Magazine

Starting a new business is an incredibly exciting time, but there’s a lot riding on the first two years to ensure your new venture turns into a stable, growing success story. The office is the central hub for most startups – even in the world of mass remote work. And how that office makes employees feel affects how they work…which ultimately affects the potential success of the business!

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PowerUp Podcast returns for season three

NZ Entrepreneur

Te Puna Umanga/Venture Taranaki’s PowerUp podcast is back with the release of the first three episodes of the latest six-part series that celebrates the prominent Taranaki entrepreneurs and innovators who are leaving their mark on the world. As the Regional Development Agency, Te Puna Umanga/Venture Taranaki is powering up the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Taranaki so that fresh thinking and innovation can continue to thrive in the like no other region.

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Why An All-in-One IR Platform Is Perfect For Small-Cap Companies

YoungUpstarts

Even small companies - nano caps - need a strong investor relations presence to retain shareholders and target new investors. The post Why An All-in-One IR Platform Is Perfect For Small-Cap Companies appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Monday Motivation: IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL I WIN

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.

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7 Tax Planning Strategies for Small Businesses

The Startup Magazine

As tax filing season approaches, small business owners start to panic. Some haven’t planned for taxes in their financials, whereas others aren’t aware of the changing tax slabs. After all, navigating through State, Federal, income, corporate, and sales taxes is no cakewalk. Small business tax planning is a crucial task to get right from the beginning.

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Hypergiant Galactic Systems Awarded $61.4 Million U.S. Air Force Contract

SiliconHills

Hypergiant Galactic Systems has received a $61.4 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company, based in Blanco, received the contract to provide user interface and user experience development services for cloud-based command and control. Hypergiant will perform the work in Blanco by May 4th, 2026.

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GetCardbox: The Fastest Growing Trello Power-Up For Streamlining Your Workflow with Gmail Integration

YoungUpstarts

Cardbox has become a go-to solution for those who want to streamline their project management process and integrate Trello and Gmail. The post GetCardbox: The Fastest Growing Trello Power-Up For Streamlining Your Workflow with Gmail Integration appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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April 2023 Venture Growth Funding Recap

Growthink Blog

Growthink Capital Research tracked $3.94 billion in new venture funding in April 2023 compared to $4.59 billion in March 2023. The month’s biggest funding event belonged to Ohmium ($250 million) an electrolyzer product built on proton exchange membrane electrolyzer technology intended to create a sustainable way of life enabling clients to achieve maximum value in their industrial, transportation, […] The post April 2023 Venture Growth Funding Recap appeared first on Growthink.