Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

8 Business Realities You Only Learn From Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur who has not spent years in corporate life has the advantage of an unbiased look at business opportunities, but at the same time has the disadvantage of missing critical business experiences that can cost them dearly in their first startup venture.

The Due Diligence Hierarchy of Pain

View from Seed

When a founder is raising money, he/she should expect that any serious investor will conduct some level of due diligence before getting to yes. This could look somewhat different depending on the maturity of the business. Seed stage companies will mostly face questions around the team and market.

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Why Economically-Smart Entrepreneurs Get Better Results


There are endless reasons why some entrepreneurs get better results than others. Some entrepreneurs are better marketers, salespeople, and others just know how to delegate responsibilities to experts.

Wise Words from C.S. Lewis in 1948

Feld Thoughts

The following from C. Lewis. was on my fraternity email list this morning. It was written in 1948 after the dawn of the atomic age. In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. How are we to live in an atomic age?”

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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.

10 Personal Attributes That Indicate Real Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor and investor, I’ve met many aspiring entrepreneurs, and I often get asked the question, “I have a great idea for a startup – do you agree that it real potential?”

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A tricky time for enterprise software

deal architect

I have spent a fair amount of time in the last few months talking to enterprise tech companies about verticalization and globalization. I recently talked to Mike Sicilia at Oracle and will be hearing more about their industry strategy later. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Exponential Growth and Covid-19

Feld Thoughts

Most people don’t understand exponential growth. It can be counterintuitive and is easily misinterpreted. Understanding it is particularly important right now around Covid-19.

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7 Ways To Maximize Team Motivation And Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13 percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction.

Announcing the Version One Opportunity Fund

Version One Ventures

It has been almost 10 years since Union Square Ventures launched the first Opportunity Fund , creating a strategy that has since been copied by many other VC’s.

The Branding Evolution: When To Invest In Developing Your Brand And When To Tackle A Rebrand


by Meredith Blechman, Head of Marketing for ARTA. Branding is one of the most important investments you can make in your business, and developing your brand before going to market is an essential component to a successful launch.

Joint Statement by Colorado High-Tech Companies on COVID-19

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been involved with a number of leaders in the Colorado tech community since Wednesday morning as we’ve aggressively mobilized to address the Covid-19 crisis. Following is a joint statement that a bunch of us have signed on to.

8 Keys To Scaling The Business After Initial Traction

Startup Professionals Musings

A common pain of startups after an exhilarating first surge of early adopters is a long and frustrating plateau of slow growth, where it seems like nothing you do will get your business to profitability.

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AI Startups Need Data, and the Government Needs Help


Due to their unique oversight, governments have a surplus of data at their fingertips. Used properly, this available data could enable them to create beneficial programs that tackle problems in economics, policy, transportation, and civic life. Unfortunately, the majority of that data is untapped.

SaaS Checklist : 6 Things To Consider Before Selecting A Vendor


Over the last five years, the subscription fee paid for SaaS solutions has increased by 20 times, as more and more enterprises are turning towards SaaS owing to its flexibility and cost advantages. The love for SaaS is growing! But, is that simple and easy to sign up for SaaS solutions?

Covid-19: Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Second Opinion Podcast

Feld Thoughts

In the midst of a crisis like the Covid-19 one that is unfolding around the world, it’s very hard to separate the signal from the noise.

10 Keys To Investor-Friendly New Venture Financials

Startup Professionals Musings

If you need to attract investors to your startup, your financial projections have to be as attractive as the idea. The problem is that these business financials are future projections, while the idea is “now,” so you believe the idea can do most of the selling.

Social distancing vs social isolation

VC Adventure

I took a poll of the Foundry portfolio this morning to check in on the shift to Work From Home. As of today, about 1/3 of our portfolio companies have implemented a mandatory work from home policy.

Tips When Expanding Your Business Globally


As you grow your business, there are always thoughts of new ways to help build on its success, and one of those things might be expanding your business globally.

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What Can Your Company Learn from Fast-Growing Startups?


Startup businesses continue to find creative ways to evolve rapidly and adapt to market changes with limited resources. They spend a great deal of time and effort researching innovative techniques, finding and testing the best management methods, and implementing the right tools for their teams.

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28 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.

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Book: Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Feld Thoughts

If you are looking for information on the public markets, this is not the blog you should be reading. Instead, I encourage you to go read Fred Wilson’s post Market Meltdowns or Howard Lindzon’s post Momentum Monday – A Panic For The Ages.

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Rental Spaces: How To Choose The Best Office Space For Your Business


Since you and your employees will be spending most of your time in the office, it just makes sense that you put extra effort into choosing the best office space for your business.

Startup Feature: Security Expert Jay Hart talks Community Safety App MCALERT

The Startup Magazine

Jay Hart , a retired 30-year veteran of the Florida police force, has spent the last decade helping communities push information to residents with his public safety focused MCALERT app.

9 B2B Instagram Marketing Strategies (w/ Examples)


Some 73% of Millennial workers are involved in B2B purchase decisions, and 85% of that group uses social media to research products and services for their companies. Still, Facebook (91%), Linkedin (80%), and Twitter (67%) are the most popular social media platforms among B2B marketers.

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The Economics of Health

Start Up Blog

There are lots of business and life lessons emerging from the global Coronavirus pandemic. The first is simple, without our health, there is no economy. Health is the ultimate life goal and that needs to be atop of our decision hierarchy.

Top 11 Issues Confronted By Do-It-Yourself Landlords And How To Resolve Them    


As a landlord, your main goal is to maintain your rental properties at tip-top conditions and grow your revenue. However, you may face various challenges to achieve these objectives.

Building The Machine Podcast Episode 3: Evan Walden CEO of

Eric Friedman

My latest interview is with Evan Walden the CEO and co-founder of Monday.VC who has been building since 2016. From first selling pesticides to taking on the mission of helping people find more meaning in their work, Evan shares the entire origin story and details of what the team has built.

6 ways to fall in your love with your work all over again

Our Own Start-up

After a point, your job might start seeming boring and monotonous because it might seem stagnant.


The Entrepreneurial Family’s Field Guide To Financial Well-Being

YFS Magazine

Creating a family financial wellness plan that meshes with the needs of the young entrepreneurial family can be a challenge. Finance Grow fintech money money management recommended

How To Hire And Train A New Employee During The Summer (When Most People Are On Vacation)


by Leonard Callejo, Director of Online Marketing at Cisco Webex. Recruiting and hiring employees is challenging, if only because the stakes for making the right choice are so high. Say you had to replace a worker who had been hired only recently, since they turned out to be a poor cultural fit.

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Startup 101: How To Start Developing A Product For Your Business

The Startup Magazine

One of the challenges of startup businesses has to do with getting people to trust you. And to be successful in doing business, you must always have a quality product. But before bringing this out to the general public, you have to pass through the challenge of developing this product first.

How tailor job is different from being a fashion designer

Our Own Start-up

In the earlier days, the fashion designer was considered as a glorified tailor or one can say a modern term for the tailor. Special Feature being a fashion designer fashion designer how are fashion designers different from tailors tailor job tailor job and fashion designer

World Consumer Rights Day: 5 Ways To Do Right By Your Customers

YFS Magazine

Here are five simple and smart ways to show your customers you respect their rights and value their business 365 days a year. Customer Service Grow customer experience customer rights

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Small Office Space


When you start your first business, your resources are limited, so you have to be savvy with what you already have. This applies to your office space.

Carina Advisors Shares 9 Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Scale to Earn Five Figures Per Month

The Startup Magazine

With more and more people opting to leave their traditional jobs for more unconventional careers, many people are exchanging the title of “employee” for “entrepreneur” If you’re a business owner hoping to make it big form your entrepreneurial endeavors, it pays to follow best practices for earning more money.

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5 Key features you need to have on your website

Our Own Start-up

Having a website for your business is a must in this digital day and age, but simply having a website is not enough.