Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Raising a Series A Away From Home

View from Seed

This is a post about raising a Series A from an investor that is not based in your home city. Let me preface this by saying that if all things were equal, you would probably prefer to have a local series A investor.

Urban Entrepreneurs: Lyneir Richardson on how startups can hire diverse thought teams and thrive


‘’Diversity Hiring’’ series features world diversity and inclusion leaders and their thoughts on diversity recruitment, cultural diversity and equality.

9 Elements Of Every New Venture That Investors Expect

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they need.

Common Mistakes Startups Need To Avoid


Running your own startup is a unique experience that prepares you like no other for an entrepreneur career path. Startup businesses are often the trailblazers of our times, daring to venture into niche industries and come up with new concepts.

Deja Vu all over again

deal architect

I was in India last week and visited with a couple of outsourcing firms. In my travels, I got reminders of several due diligence visits I had helped clients with from 2003 to 2010. The Renaissance in Powai reminded me. Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Outsourcing (other vendors

Friday Funism: JDCC

View from Seed

Like other investors, we at NextView have a number of frameworks which we use to evaluate decisions on making new investments. All early stage venture firms essentially look at some weighting of team, market, product, and traction.

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10 Innovation Myths For New Venture Founders To Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

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SAP Nation 3.0:  Excerpt Chapter 12 - Manifest Destiny?

deal architect

I excerpt 10% from every book in a series of blog posts. I posted several on SAP Nation 3.0 in April, then took a break after the Sapphire event. This is the final batch I am excerpting. The book is. SAP Nation, the book


Do distributed teams need new tools?

Version One Ventures

A question I have been pondering for some time now, especially since a lot of our portfolio companies are now distributed organizations …. This tweet sparked a lot of thoughtful reaction and discussion. Here’s where things have landed at the moment: .

Use Key Strategic Elements To Avoid Business Plateaus

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges I find for new business owners is for them to move from working in the business to working on the business.

Finding Flow


Discover These Effective Strategies in Lead Generation

The Startup Magazine

A dependable source of new leads for your website, product, and service can set you up for success in more ways than one. Lead generation ideas and strategies you decide to pursue today could make a difference in the future of your company.

How To Become The CEO Of Your Business (And Work Yourself Out Of A Job)

YFS Magazine

It’s possible for you to become the CEO of your business, where your business can make money and survive, even when you aren’t there. Here's how! Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring freelancers HR human capital human resources scale your business scaling

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What the 5 Stages of Grief Teach Us About Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

Why All-In-One Is Fast Becoming The Standard In CRM


by John Oechsle, President and CEO of Swiftpage. The conversation around CRM (customer relationship management) is always shifting.

Side Hustle : Things to Know About InboxDollars

The Startup Magazine

So you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash, are you? We’re guessing that’s why you’re an entrepreneur looking for a side hustle. There are a lot of websites out there which claim they’ll pay you to fill out surveys or something of the sort, but too many of them are scams.

5 Things We Learned from Analyzing 28,304 Experiments


How do CRO professionals run experiments in 2019? We analyzed 28,304 experiments, picked randomly from our customers.

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10 Ways Your Startup Co-Founder Is Like A Good Spouse

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time business advisor and angel investor, I’m a believer that “two heads are better than one” in building a new business. Very few entrepreneurs have the range of skills and experience to be the solution creator as well as business creator, or operational as well as sales leader.

Getting After-Hours Cleaning Services For Your Business? Follow These Tips


Getting after-hours cleaning is a high-stakes business decision. It grants a certain commercial and office cleaning team access to your property at night and without supervision. While you are not around, these people may commit theft, arson, vandalism or any kind of crime within your business space.

Global Perspective: Current Opportunities for Low-Cost Manufacturing in China

The Startup Magazine

Businesses all over the world – including startups – have sourced their product manufacturing in China for over a decade now. Their primary motivation has been the fact that manufacturing costs in Chinese factories are lower than those in the US or Europe.

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How To Build A Strong Communication Culture In Your Business

YFS Magazine

Effective communication is essential for every leader who wants to lead well. Here are a few tips from author Diana Peterson-More on how to get started. Company Culture Grow communication company culture leadership

Financial modeling for early stage startups

Eric Friedman

Many early stage investors look for financial models for 3+ years from founders to make an investment. Entrepreneurs often don’t have this information, don’t know how to put it together for the first time, and often are confused by the request. Like most posts, this request/conversation has come up enough to turn it into my thoughts + the best resources I have to help founders. I have also backed businesses without this info based on other factors and don’t always think its required.

Tech Industry Hiring In Canada Continues To Grow


The tech job landscape across Canada has continued to grow. In 2018, Canada had a record-low unemployment rate and as a result we are seeing more companies, startups and online-based businesses dedicated to serving the niche-jobs industry.

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Leveraging Expired Domains for SEO

The Startup Magazine

Yup, expired domains can give an SEO head start. The fact that someone owned a domain (now expired) before you can imply a couple of things. For starters, it means that you’ll be getting some links, and if they aren’t spammy, then you’re in luck!

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Marketing Project Management: A Reliable, Reusable Framework


Lurking beneath every goal are dangerous assumptions. The longer those assumptions remain unexamined, the greater the risk. – Jake Knapp, Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 days. Imagine this scenario.

5 Ways Blockchain Startups Can Appeal to Enterprises


Though enterprises see the appeal of using blockchain , companies often don’t want to take on the challenge of working with their business partners to create a new blockchain solution.

What Buying Habits Tell Marketers About Each Generation


Get Ready To Announce Your New Product Launch

Rembrandt Communications

Tips For a Successful Product Launch. As a Chief Product Officer for a B2B, promotion may not be top-of-mind when you are in the conception and development stage. But, this is a good time to talk to your public relations’ (PR) team members.

How to Reduce Shrinkage: Loss Prevention for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Shrinkage—or loss of inventory due to employee theft, error, shoplifting, or fraud—is an issue no small business owner can afford to ignore. In fact, a 2018 survey from The National Retail Federation found that shrinkage accounts for 1.33 percent of retail losses every year.

Austin’s VC Investments Drop 52 Percent in the Second Quarter Following a Record First Quarter


Austin-based Everlywell, a healthcare testing platform, received $50 million early-stage investment in April, making it Austin’s top venture deal for the second quarter. Flosports, a sports media startup, claimed the number two spot with $47 million in expansion-stage financing, followed by Lung Therapeutics with $36 million, Arrive Logistics with $25 million and Elligio Health Research […].

How To Enhance Your Social Strategy In 2019


Your social media accounts may already be a hive of activity, but these platforms are challenging because it is so very easy to be ‘Insta-famous’ one day and then completely forgotten the next.

Your Pitch to VCs is More Than a Deck


Pitch decks are underestimated and overestimated. Some founders dismiss the deck as pure “show” and cobble together a few slides for their venture capital (VC) audience. But I suspect that most founders spend tens of hours perfecting their deck.

How To Create High-Quality Content That Drives Traffic To Your Website

YFS Magazine

How do you create exceptional content that drives traffic to your website? Here are six proven and powerful ways to create content that delivers results. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

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CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market

Where to Play

The post CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market appeared first on Where to Play. CompPair develops healable composite materials for extending the life-time of composite structures.

What Do Teams Want From A Good Leader?


When you hire employees to work for you, being a good leader can make a huge amount of difference when it comes to your company’s profit, reputation, and productivity levels.

Watch out for unfair indemnity during acquisitions

David Cohen

Unfair by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images?. Recently, at Techstars , we’re noticing more and more that we are being asked to sign up for joint unlimited liability for fraud in the context of M&A with one of our portfolio companies.

Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool

Duct Tape Marketing

Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool. Do you know about the Google My Business tool ?

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