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Burning Platform: Startup Communities

deal architect

In the 34th (today) and 35th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In the episode below, they discuss their book, The Startup. Burning Platform Venture Capital

7 Ways to Convince Other People To Take A Risk On You

Startup Professionals Musings

As a member of an angel investment group for years, I’m sometimes surprised to see founders with a good technical business case get rejected for funding, while others seem to have a hidden quality that gives them credibility to be fundable despite some missing elements.


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Advice For Young Start-Ups: Some Lessons On Hiring, Boundaries, Expectations, And Trust


Sarah Y. Tse, author of "7 Years on the Front Line" shares some important business lessons she's learned throughout my professional journey. The post Advice For Young Start-Ups: Some Lessons On Hiring, Boundaries, Expectations, And Trust appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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5 Ways To Build Innovative Teams

YFS Magazine

Implement these five practices to pave the way for innovation to flourish in your organization at a team and company-wide level. Company Culture Grow company culture innovation team building team development

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.

Burning Platform: Entrepreneurial Trends

deal architect

In the 34th (yesterday) and 35th (today) of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In this episode, they discuss new opportunities they are investing in, Burning Platform Venture Capital

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5 Early Entrepreneur Strengths That Can Limit Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Once you are able to achieve some real “traction” with your business (paying customers, revenue stream), it may seem the time to relax a bit, but in fact this is the point where many founders start to flounder.

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Entrepreneurs Share 7 Ways To Reset And Build A Better Business

YFS Magazine

As the world turns the corner on a global health crisis, business owners look forward to economic recovery and sustainable business growth. Plan business advice pandemic startup advice

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Analyst Cam: Plex acquires Kors Engineering

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Ben Stewart, VP of Product Strategy and Dave Mofars, VP of Product Marketing. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

5 Ways To Be Successful In Business Despite Bad Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have had some success in a business, I’m sure you bristle just like I do when someone says “You were just lucky…” I’m a strong believer that we all make our own luck, which means that the harder we work, the luckier we get.

7 Solutions To Use For Efficient Remote Work


In this article, we have gathered the most important tools that can be helpful to increase the productivity of your company when people work from home. The post 7 Solutions To Use For Efficient Remote Work appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business tools remote work remote working

Five Things To Know About Angel Fundraising

YFS Magazine

If you're thinking about going the angel route, here are five critical things to know about the process that can lead to a successful round. Editor Picks Finance Grow angel investors editor picks investing raising capital

Oracle Earnings Call - a missed opportunity

deal architect

Larry Ellison is one enterprise software exec I have not spent much time with. Oh, I have seen plenty of Oracle OpenWorld and other keynotes. I mean in a small group setting. He has always let Ray Lane or Charles. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

10 Strategies To Keep Ahead Of Market Changes Today

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a very logical guy, so I still fondly remember when new solutions and technologies started trends on the basis of their logical strengths.

24 Phrases That Are Totally Holding You Back At Work


May Habib, co-founder and CEO of Writer shares 24 examples of the words and phrases we say that we should catch and fix every day. The post 24 Phrases That Are Totally Holding You Back At Work appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms communication skills May Habib personal development

Blogging for Business: How to Nail the Opening of Your Blog Post

YFS Magazine

Does anyone even read introductions anymore? Well, I guess we’re about to find out. Grow Marketing & Sales blogging blogging for business business writing content marketing marketing recommended

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The Covid Churn You’re Not Thinking About

VC Adventure

Early on in Covid many businesses, of course, worried about the ways that Covid would affect their business. Many made various contingency plans and quite a few adjusted spending (marketing, sales, hiring, etc) in anticipation of Covid’s impact.

8 Ways Your Values And Results Make A Trusted Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor in new startups, I’ve long believed that investors invest in people, not ideas. But the magic that makes one entrepreneur stand out over others is hard to quantify – yet we all recognize it when we see it.

How COVID-19 Has Changed The Trade Show Industry


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a huge shift in the way that businesses and attendees approach events and trade shows, with both short- and long-term impacts. The post How COVID-19 Has Changed The Trade Show Industry appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others COVID-19 trade exhibition trade show


How Strong Leaders Forge A Path Forward In Uncertain Times

YFS Magazine

How can you lead well through ambiguity? Although you may be unsure of so much right now, three decisions will keep your ship afloat. Lead leadership pandemic personal development

What I Mean When I Say I’m Indifferent

Feld Thoughts

I no longer subscribe to many daily email newsletters, but I’ve kept a few. My favorite to wake up to is Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic. Today’s headline was It’s Possible to Tune These Things Out but it linked to an older post titled The True Power Behind Stoic “Indifference”.

Now Any Accredited Investor Can Invest in Texas Startups with Capital Factory and AngelList

Austin Startup

For the past decade, Capital Factory has been building a pipeline of tech startups and investment rights and now we’re opening up to everyone through AngelList.

A Lesson On Trading With Bitcoin


The era has come where one click can give you a chance to earn money just by sitting at home. Trading in bitcoin is now a thing. The post A Lesson On Trading With Bitcoin appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others bitcoin bitcoin trading cryptocurrency


How did the 2020 pandemic impact startups?

David Cohen

Here’s a chart of financings that happened inside the Techstars portfolio during 2020 vs 2019. 2020, of course, will likely be known as the year of the pandemic. There were 623 discrete financings totaling approximately $3.1B in our existing portfolio of 1,751 active companies in 2020.

Writing about SPACs

Feld Thoughts

Like many people, I’m currently deep in SPACland. I’ve been writing privately about it a lot but have now crossed over into a zone where I feel like writing more publicly about it.

Houston Startups can Pitch for a $50,000 Venture Investment

Austin Startup

Greetings from Houston Mural located in Houston Heights If your startup is located in the Houston region you may be eligible to compete for a $50,000 investment!

Which Online Advertising Platform Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck?


With various online advertising platforms in the mix, which boasts the most bang for your buck? Jennifer Hahn Masterson shares four metrics for advertising effectiveness. The post Which Online Advertising Platform Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Common B2B Challenges and How To Solve Them


From long sales cycles to trying to stand out from the sea of sameness, B2B companies face an uphill battle from the start. While thousands of B2B organizations struggle, plenty are able to develop long-term success. So what does it take?

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Are You Sabotaging Your Success?

YFS Magazine

Self-sabotaging behavior usually happens when you have a subconscious belief that conflicts with your conscious desires. Lead mental health personal development success

Essential Marketing Strategies to Kickstart Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Marketing is an essential element for any successful business. The reason behind this is that marketing is a tool for growth. Businesses grow not just because of the excellence of their products, but by how well they are known.

6 Facets Of Human Needs That Drive Business Success


Jeanet Wade shares the six facets of human needs leaders must take into account in order to expect teams to perform at the highest level possible. The post 6 Facets Of Human Needs That Drive Business Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Smoke and Fire

This is going to be BIG.

Ever meet someone and something feels… off? It could be any number of things—like someone’s being overly transactional or that they’re just not being upfront.

Launching a Podcast? Avoid These Rookie Mistakes

YFS Magazine

Launching a top-ranked, highly successful podcast can help you achieve business goals. But be sure to avoid these common mistakes. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing podcasting

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Why Is Expense Management Required For StartUp Businesses?

The Startup Magazine

Expense management is something every business should focus on. If you have a start-up business, focusing on the managing expenses will keep you on the right track. Every company has employees who travel or perform activities on behalf of other employees.

Simple Tips To Keep Your Company Motivated


As an employer, you're going to need to take some steps to keep everyone in your company motivated. Here are some tips to help you do that. The post Simple Tips To Keep Your Company Motivated appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others employee motivation motivating employees

$avvy: Women. Money. Freedom.

Feld Thoughts

$avvy , the latest movie that Amy and I helped underwrite, is now out. It’s another movie from Robin Hauser and Finish Line Features. avvy investigates the historical, cultural, and societal norms around women and money.

What Most Startup Entrepreneurs Get Wrong About Conversion Optimization


Startup entrepreneurs are fueled by ambition. They often want to grow as quickly as possible, and that means relentlessly marketing the business and flexibly adapting to new information.