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Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here’s What it All Means

Both Sides of the Table

Today we’re announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome her to her new role.

New Normal: A conversation with Jeremy Bloom of Integrate

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives 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 up. Here is. New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc


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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 8 – AI – Chris Lynch and Nand Mulchandani

Steve Blank

We just held our eighth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

5 Factors Which Define The Scope Of Your Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

As the business economy is expected to rebound from the pandemic, many entrepreneurs are thinking that life will soon get easier, and their opportunity can only grow.

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.

Email Marketing As A Pillar For Enterprise Sales


From the time that I wake up, to the time that I lay on my bed and close my eyes at night, I go through dozens of emails on my phone. In today’s day and age, emails can be considered a powerful way to connect with people. Think about it. Do you even know anyone who does not have an email address?

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The Analyst Cam: Workday VIBE

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. Barbry McGann, Executive Director, Office of the HRO at Workday presented on their.

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Should An Entrepreneur Seek Out An Investment Bank?

Startup Professionals Musings

The name “investment bank” somehow always sounded like a place where I could deposit my investments, and maybe even earn a little interest. Then I learned that these banks really negotiate investments and collect fees on the transactions, sort of like commercial banks do with loans to businesses.

10 Insensitive Words You Need To Stop Using Right Now


by May Habib, co-founder and CEO of Writer. Language carries with it an unusual power: a single word can heal or hurt. Words can create cultures of belonging or exclusion, and it’s important to know which words or phrases are which, especially if you value diversity (and you should).

The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 2

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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. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks.

16 Entrepreneurs Explain The Role of a Mentor in Their Business


Entrepreneurship and mentorships are often seen as going hand-in-hand. Business mentors are as old as the concept of entrepreneurs themselves. From Oprah and Maya Angelou to Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, famous mentorships have a powerful impact on the lives of entrepreneurs.

9 Success Principles To Propel Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Every aspiring entrepreneur I know is talking about the fact that there are over 2,000 billionaires in the world today, and how their innovative idea could make them one of the next ones.

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From The Ground Up: Reasons To Rethink Your Entry-Level Hiring Strategy


by Pablo Listingart, Founder and Executive Director of ComIT. To begin again, to start anew, to have a fresh, blank slate — the corporate advantages of hiring entry level employees, strong professionals at their career beginnings, seem self-explanatory.

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Burning Platform: Software - Feast or Famine

deal architect

In episode 9 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about the inconsistency of software availability. Some categories have too many choices and specialists; on the other hand, many business functions, geographies and industries have hardly any.

Google Will Soon Rank “Passages.” Does It Matter?


On October 15, Google announced that it will integrate more artificial intelligence into its search algorithm, improve visual search, and work on 3D search functionality.

5 Key Elements Of A Business-To-Business Dating Site

Startup Professionals Musings

People tell me there may be over 8,000 dating sites with scientific matchmaking algorithms worldwide, but I couldn’t find one that focused on scientifically matching companies and people for business-to-business (B2B) relationships.

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The Pursuit of Dopeness: The Single Pursuit That Makes All The Sweat Worth It


by Jonas Altman , author of “ Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work and Change the Future “ He was the mastermind that helped sell 72,000 units of Beyonce’s Heat perfume in an hour. This was back in 2010 and the man behind the scenes working his magic was Marcus Collins.

The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 1

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. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks.

Israeli venture capital broke new records in Q3 2020, but seed rounds are massively down

VC Cafe

After finishing a second national lockdown, amidst weeks of protests against the government and with borders largely closed to foreigners, you could safely say that these are not ‘normal’ days for Israeli startups or the Israeli economy. With that said, Israeli Venture Capital funding broke a new record in Q3 2020, according to an IVC report. In September alone , Israeli startups raised $1.2 billion. As a whole, it looks like Israel is headed for another record breaking year.

5 Steps To A Winning Strategic Plan Execution Process

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of advising business leaders, from entrepreneurs to enterprise executives, I often hear a passion for strategic change planning, but seldom see the same commitment to strategic execution.

3 Ways To Think Outside The Box In Business


The concept of “thinking outside the box” is derided by many as a sort of meaningless business buzzphrase.

The SAP hiccup

deal architect

I am a market analyst, not a financial analyst. I worry about economic health of vendors, not their daily market cap. So I tend to not write about quarterly results. But a 20% stock price drop in a session is. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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A Conversation With Dan Caruso About Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club

Feld Thoughts

Brad : Hey, Dan. Like Cindy and you, Amy and I are Boulder Country Club members, but we play tennis, not golf. Is it true that only men can golf on Saturday mornings? Dan : Yes. Believe it or not, you must indeed be male to golf on Saturday mornings. There are a few exceptions.

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Bilingualism in Business: 6 Ways To Improve Your Spanish Proficiency

YFS Magazine

Learning another language can give you a competitive edge in the business world. Lead bilingual communication hispanic marketing personal development recommended

The Fundamentals Of Running A Successful Lifestyle Blog


by Stephanie Fatta, founder of Whether you are an expert on frugal living or you have an affinity for coming up with healthy recipes, you may be looking to share your expertise with the masses.

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The Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Part 3

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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. Salesforce recently had a Industries Summit where they showcased 12 "industry cloud" tracks. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Coloradans – Activite Exposure Notification on Your iPhone/Android to Help Keep Colorado Safe from Covid

Feld Thoughts

We’ve learned many things in the last six months that help slow the spread of the Covid, such as social distancing, outdoor vs. indoor activity, and mask-wearing. We’ve also learned a lot about how to treat the disease.

Free Accounting and Bookkeeping Sample Business Plan PDF

Up and Running

Looking for a free, downloadable accounting and bookkeeping sample business plan PDF to help you create a business plan of your own? Bplans has you covered. . Keep in mind that you don’t need to find a sample business plan that exactly matches your business.

How To Boost Your Startup Business Using Affiliate Marketing


For a startup, the first goal is to invest in the advertisement of your business to get customers. Digital marketing is the latest strategy of advertising your business, promoting it to the next level.

Ed-tech startups making learning fun and interactive for the kids

Our Own Start-up

We have listed a few educational game apps that have made the learning process more engaging and children friendly.

The Queen’s Gambit

Feld Thoughts

If you can’t imagine that a drama about chess would be riveting, you need to watch The Queen’s Gambit. And, if you love (or even like) chess, start watching it tonight. The first two episodes are the Opening. The Middlegame happens in episodes 3, 4, and 5. The Endgame is episodes 6 and 7.


How to Increase eCommerce Sales — Growth Tips from Industry Experts

Up and Running

What are some of the best business strategies to scale your new eCommerce business ? For an online business that’s just starting out you’re probably trying to find answers to that exact question.

Top 3 Places In Europe To Live In As A Start-up Millionaire 


All start-up entrepreneurs have at least one idol they look up to and say: “I wanna be that guy, when I make it”.

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Why Virtual Events Are Hugely Beneficial to Budding Businesses

The Startup Magazine

By the end of 2019, the global virtual events market was estimated to be worth approximately $77 billion, according to Grand View Research. After the exponential boost the market experienced this year, it is expected that it will surpass the previous revenue estimation of $404 billion before 2027.

“Coming for the Content, Staying for the Community” Started With Video Games (Or Maybe Religion?) But Will Define Media This Decade

Hunter Walker

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash. Watching a half dozen French Resistance soldiers standing around debating whether Taco Bell is “authentic” teaches you some things. First, that most people have no idea what real Mexican food tastes like.

How Email Can Help You Manage The Dreaded Backorder


Ecommerce customers are used to getting what they want, when they want. And with any delay like a backorder, you risk losing revenue and increasing churn.

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Is Working At A Startup Right For You?


If you are considering taking a job at a startup, there are several things to keep in mind. It is often a particular personality type that thrives in the startup environment, so you may want to determine if it sounds like something you would enjoy.