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The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been stewing over increased complexity being generated by companies around their organization approaches. But it might.

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Reserves is the term VCs use to describe funds they “reserve” for follow-on financings of their portfolio companies. This is not true for angel investors, seed funds, growth funds, and strategic investors. I don’t mean to be disparaging of these other sources of capital. They all are important at various stages of development.

6 Key Leadership Habits Required For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

They have the required passion, perseverance, and work ethic. What they don’t have by default are the skills required, or the relationships.

What Is The Future of Search In 2017

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Search is heading in a different direction

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Origin Stories

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. Some of them glorify entrepreneurship in a way that makes them challenging to parse, as the struggles of our heroines and heroes gets romanticized in a way that tastes sugary sweet. But, when they are written in first person, unedited, on a blog, they are often delicious in a tasty and fulfilling way. Take your pick.

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Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

View from Seed

In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms. 2) Is now the right time for us?

Getting A VC Job

Rob Go

I get asked a lot about how to get one’s start in the VC industry. So, here it is. ” That’s pretty much it. Start doing the work.

52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Share Each business has a story. 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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100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Boost your productivity with these motivational quotes

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8 Ways to Market to Customer Emotion as Well as Logic

Startup Professionals Musings

The average business person fights a customer culture shift, rather than looking for it. Believe it or not, nearly half of U.S.

The Optimizer’s Guide to Web Accessibility


What if you found out you are, at best, only optimizing your site for 81% of the people who might possibly visit it? What is web accessibility? Visual.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

Up and Running

Mobile marketing is the promotion of one’s business on mobile and smartphone devices through websites, apps, and social media. Look into geofencing.

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Attention business leaders: This is how it's done

5 Hidden Biases Will Negatively Impact Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure we have all seen entrepreneurs with high levels of passion and confidence touting an idea that seems to make very little sense to us.

Business Travel Tips (For Women): 14 Tips From Experienced Travellers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Traveling all the time for business is incredibly rewarding but it can also be quite exhausting. You never know when there might be a delay. Business

11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan

Up and Running

Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success. Define your company vision.

90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful

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7 Proven Tactics In Managing Annoying Team Members

Startup Professionals Musings

We have all had to work with annoying team members in business. Just as importantly, remember that annoying doesn’t usually work both ways.

Help Launch Gaza’s First Coding Academy

Feld Thoughts

Several months ago I agreed to be part of a funding campaign for Gaza Sky Geeks. This is an organization that we had previously supported through the Techstars Foundation , which is how I was introduced to them. The goal was simple – provide enough funding for a generator for the organization. If you are game to donate, please give us a hand.

5 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Better Work Focus

Up and Running

When I first became a digital remote worker back in 2005, I had no idea how big of a role distraction would play in my day-to-day life.

Success Depends More on Personality Than Intelligence, New Study Shows

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Only about two percent of success is explained by IQ, research by a Nobel laureate indicates


Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week


The Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there. Austin

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What every entrepreneur should know about doing business in Bangkok

The Next Web

Paul Srivorakul is a Thai-American serial entrepreneur. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley and started his career working in sales for Ask Jeeves Inc.

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Four Qualities Every Angel Investor Looks For When Backing A Startup


Although, inversely it is also important for entrepreneurs to understand how to properly evaluate an angel investor’s proposal. Credible Experience.

3 Signs That You Don't Really Know Your Core Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to core strategy, 'Fake it 'til you make it' won't make it


Eight Austin Tech Events to Attend This Week


Looking for something to do this week? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of these events happening around town. And also snag a ticket to Silicon Hills News’ 2017 Austin Technology Calendar Party at Galvanize, which takes place the following week. But regular ticket sales end on Friday. (We Austin

“Don’t run for trains”

The Equity Kicker

Around nine years ago I read Nicholas Taleb’s seminal texts The Black Swan (2007) and Fooled by Randomness (2001) and I loved them both. But for me the books were about more than these two key takeaways, they were also an amusingly written philosophy of life and a celebration of avoiding the herd mentality and thinking differently.

5 Qualities Of Great CEOs


Though each CEO will have a different way to run his or her business, the great ones seem to share some of the same top qualities. Team Player.

How to Be Unforgettable: 6 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to stand out -- authentically and genuinely


A Blueprint for B2B Tech Trade Shows


By David Manzer Sponsored Post Many B2B companies here in Austin look to trade shows as a way to grow their business and brand awareness. They are not alone. The average B2B company annually invests more in trade shows — nearly 40% — than any other single marketing initiative. Austin

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5 Ways to Monetize Your Content in the Age of Facebook and Google Dominance

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Monetize Your Content in the Age of Facebook and Google Dominance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Native Advertising.

10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace


Globalization in the workplace is about more than just sharing different cultures. Travel More. Recruit Diverse People. Optimize Your Website.

The 1 Sentence That Will Make (or Break) Your LinkedIn Profile

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's the first step needed to create a client-attracting, lead-generating LinkedIn profile

Main Street Hub Closes on $27 Million in Debt Refinancing and Expansion


Main Street Hub, announced this week, that it has closed on $27 million debt refinancing and expansion with Silicon Valley Bank. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to further develop its technology and sales operations. To date, Main Street Hub has raised more than $70 million of equity and debt financing. Austin