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The Analyst Cam: Cella Technologies and shop floor optimization

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. During the last few months we have seen growing interest in bite-sized applications in. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail et

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10 Tips For Managing Work Expectations On Your Time

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know can’t find enough hours in a day to do the good things they want, and yet they often find themselves saying yes to new requests.

Starting And Growing A Small Business In The Midst Of Uncertainty

YoungUpstarts

In times of uncertainty, a new business owner should carefully evaluate three things: business relationships, business credit, and how to fund current and future operations during a worst-case scenario.

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.

The GameStop Phenomenon

Feld Thoughts

I expect we’ll be exploring, unscrambling, pontificating, and dealing with what is happening with GameStop (GME) for a while. If you are reading this in the future and want some historical context for the rest of this post, this chart from the last 30 days of trading is instructive.

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The Analyst Cam: RISE with SAP

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I explained here I have been trying to fit the many Analyst Cam episodes. Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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The Secret To Planning A Productive Day: Minimize Distractions & Create Balance

YoungUpstarts

by Dylan Ogline, founder of Ogline Digital In our productivity-focused society, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming every hour of your day needs to be filled with actionable items.

Announcing NextView IV

View from Seed

We are pleased to announce that we have closed on NextView IV. This is a fresh $100M fund with the same high-conviction, hands-on seed strategy that we’ve been pursuing since the start of NextView over 10 years ago.

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The Analyst Cam: IT Central Station on B2B buying trends

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I have had several industry analysts join me in my Burning Platform series over.

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7 Reasons A Good Team Merits Priority Over Procedure

Startup Professionals Musings

Every one of you business leaders I know struggles with the competing demands of finding and keeping employees motivated and satisfied, versus building and enforcing a set of repeatable processes that work. Obviously, both are required for a company to stay healthy and growing.

What Good Is It To Be Engaged With Your Team If You Can’t Be Productive?

YoungUpstarts

Cynthia Spraggs, author of "How to Work from Home and Actually Get Sh*t Done" shares some tips on how you can remain productive and produce results in this unprecedented time. The post What Good Is It To Be Engaged With Your Team If You Can’t Be Productive? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The most important 2021 Predictions in entertainment tech and gaming

VC Cafe

“It follows that the goal of forecasting is not to see what’s coming. It is to advance the interests of the forecaster and the forecaster’s tribe.” PHILIP TETLOCK, SUPERFORECASTING: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PREDICTION. Covid-19 accelerated the adoption of entertainment tech, gaming and commerce.

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The Analyst Cam: C5MI and Industry 4.0

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Marty Groover, Partner, C5MI. C5 in the company name comes.

8 Angel Funding Realities In Search Of A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs have found by now one or more of the many popular crowdfunding sites , and have the name and contact information for at least one of the big venture capital firms. But many have no insight or connections to the ethereal angel investment community, which In the U.S.

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5 Ways To Get Involved In The Real Estate Industry

YoungUpstarts

The following paths in the real estate industry typically involve a low barrier of entry and can lead you on the path of a fulfilling career. The post 5 Ways To Get Involved In The Real Estate Industry appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others career advice real estate real estate industry

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False Reassurance

Feld Thoughts

The Covid crisis has generated an extraordinary amount of what I like to call “false reassurance.” ” Consider how many times you heard something general like the following some time in 2020. Everything is going to be ok. We will get through this pandemic.

We’re Hiring a Platform and Operations Associate at NextView

View from Seed

With the recent announcement of our fourth fund , we are expanding the team at NexView with a new Platform and Operations Associate. This role will be virtual through the end of the pandemic, but will ultimately be based in either our New York or Boston office. From the beginnings of NextView, we have had a commitment to being high-conviction, hands-on, seed stage focused investors.

How To Prepare Your New Venture For Investor Scrutiny

Startup Professionals Musings

For the elite startups and entrepreneurs who manage to attract the investor they dream of, and survive the term sheet negotiation, there is still one more hurdle before the money is in the bank. This is the mysterious and dreaded due diligence process, which can kill the whole deal.

Six Simple Ways To Master Inner Peace In 2021

YoungUpstarts

Hang on, leaders: 2021 plans to be a wild ride. If you’re to operate at the top of your game, Ed Hess says you need to cultivate Inner Peace. Here are a few tips for getting started. The post Six Simple Ways To Master Inner Peace In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Are You A Camel, A Lion, or A Child?

Feld Thoughts

I’m working on a new book with Dave Jilk, my first business partner. It is titled The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors.

3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From The Bamboo Tree

YFS Magazine

When I heard the Chinese bamboo story, I immediately noticed the powerful principles embodied in the bamboo tree as it relates to business. Lead business lessons personal development startup advice

What is “Firgun” and why should you embrace it

VC Cafe

With so much negativity around us, I want to share a tiny act of kindness that will bring you and your community joy. You are probably familiar with the word “schadenfreude” – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.

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What Intrepreneurs Actually Do For A Company

YoungUpstarts

With today's constantly changing business landscape, particularly in technology, organizations require that individuals take up responsibility and initiative to solve problems on their own. Enter intrepreneurs. The post What Intrepreneurs Actually Do For A Company appeared first on Young Upstarts.

$GME, Robinhood and r/WallStreetBets: What did we learn, Palmer?

This is going to be BIG.

The movie Burn After Reading ends with this scene: CIA Superior : What did we learn, Palmer? Palmer : I don't know, sir. CIA Superior : I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again. Palmer : Yes, sir. CIA Superior : I'm f *d if I know what we did.

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Streaming on Zoom from an Apple //e or a Commodore 64

Feld Thoughts

Last week I participated in a virtual tour of the Media Archaeology Lab. Amy and I are financial supporters, I gave them my vintage computer collection several years ago, and we’ve underwritten their acquisition of several collections.

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Launching a Startup

ReadWriteStart

Launching a startup is always exciting. This is your opportunity to accumulate wealth, make a name for yourself, innovate in some unique way, and possibly leave behind a legacy. But too many entrepreneurs end up failing because they were inadequately prepared.

Women In Archaeology – Anastasia Temkina Speaks On Her Experience

YoungUpstarts

In any job field, gender will undoubtably play a role in the experience that one has. We talk to Anastasia Temkina, an archaeology student with her own experience as a woman studying archaeology.

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Startup Communities | Rural Entrepreneurship

VC Adventure

I’ve always loved Brad’s Startup Communities – it’s long been my favorite of his books, built upon ideas that are clearly stating the test of time.

Three Ways to Adapt Your SEO Campaign Amid Covid-19

YFS Magazine

COVID-19’s dramatic impact on consumer mobility, search behavior, supply chains, and consumption habits is undeniable. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing pandemic search engine optimization

Announcing our investment in Preemadonna, a connected at-home manicure device

Version One Ventures

Today, we are thrilled to announce our investment in Preemadonna, a consumer hardware startup that is powering creative expression in beauty.

The Remote Workplace Is Here To Stay, And With It, An Essential New Role

YoungUpstarts

The dramatic rise in remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a demand for a new type of manager, writes Brendan Kiely, CEO and Co-founder of Thinscale Technology.

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The Main Reasons Startups Fail

ReadWriteStart

Launching a startup is ridiculously exciting. Not only do you get a chance to control your destiny and build an effective team, but if you’re lucky and you work hard, you could turn it into a “unicorn”—a billion-dollar enterprise.

How To Run Your Small Business Remotely

YFS Magazine

As you look to grow your small business, there are numerous reasons to get your business running remotely. Grow Technology remote working technology virtual workforce

what makes clubhouse great, and what might cause its demise

VC Cafe

Last week, Clubhouse became the most downloaded app on German iOS, reported Sifted.

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Mute Off And Video On: Tips For Building Trust And Engagement 

YoungUpstarts

When meeting virtually, we can’t always avoid an unstable internet connection, but building team connection can be as easy as keeping your sound and your video on, says Marsha Acker, author of "The Art & Science of Facilitation".

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Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

The Startup Magazine

Online B2B marketplaces are websites where buyers and sellers meet to trade. The beautiful thing about online marketplaces is that people are there just to buy and sell. There is no social media or marketing content that you have to create.