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Worry

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I remember when I was in my early 20s and just starting out in the venture capital business, I came across an old wall street saying that “a market climbs a wall of worry.” ” I didn’t understand it and that made me want to. I read a bit about the saying and came to understand that bull markets require an uneasy feeling. Worrying is a fundamental characteristic of most investors I know. Greed and fear are the two opposing elements of market forces.

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Steve Blank

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter.

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10 Steps To Investing Successfully In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money.

Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course

Feld Thoughts

Kauffman Fellows and Techstars are running another cycle of the Venture Deals course with me and Jason Mendelson. Signups close tomorrow as the course runs from 9/24/17 – 11/13/17. The course is free to everyone. The seven-week course, which is about five hours of work each week, has the following agenda. Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team. Week 2 – Fundraising/Finding the Right VC. Week 3 – Capitalization Tables/Convertible Debt.

Some Thoughts On Burn Rates

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The startup and venture capital businesses are based on a general idea that you can and should invest heavily into your business in order to increase value creation, amplify it, and accelerate it. These investments mostly take the form of operating losses, driven by headcount, where the monthly expenses are larger, often much larger, than revenues. These losses are known in the industry vernacular as “burn rates” – how much cash you burn on a monthly basis.

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Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

Recent SaaS trends and the Accel Euroscape of the 100 most promising companies in Europe and Israel This article was co-authored with my colleague Pia d'Iribarne and published initially on Tech.eu.

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Procore Technologies is Booming in Austin, Along with the Construction Industry it Serves

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News This is a sponsored post In 2013, Procore Technologies launched in Austin with two guys working out of a roughly 2,200 square foot house, built in the 1930s. But they didn’t have the whole house. They had 120 square feet. “We

Tips On How To Approach Tough Decisions In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised.

Startup Success: The Fastest Growing Gaming Company in Europe

The Startup Magazine

The FT1000 is a list of companies which have made the highest percentage of growth between the years of 2012 and 2015.

What Businesses Need To Know In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach

YoungUpstarts

by Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science. Online businesses everywhere are going to be dealing with the effects of the recent Equifax breach. It’s a tough truth to swallow, but these large-scale data breaches have become a fact of life – and it’s not just the breached business that pays the price.

8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data.

Business Advice Podcasts: Why Every Entrepreneur Should Tune In

Up and Running

Every so often, a new innovation in shareable media changes the game. It starts slowly at first—everything from printed type to television began small—but eventually, it becomes the gold standard for information sharing and entertainment.

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How to solve the “Search Gap”: Decluttering your media storage

The Startup Magazine

We can all relate to rummaging through drawers or stacks of papers, looking for that one elusive item we need but just can’t remember where we placed. And as technology has evolved, so have our storage troubles.

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4 Fundamentals Of Good Financial Management For Startups

YoungUpstarts

by David Tattersall, Head of Client Relations at Handpicked Accountants.

Next Coast Ventures Adds Two Technology Venture Partners and its First Entrepreneur in Residence

SiliconHills

Next Coast Ventures announced Wednesday that it is has added two technology venture partners and its first entrepreneur in residence. The Austin-based venture capital firm has added Paul Rogers and Jim Dunham as Technology Venture Partners, which will serve as mentors to the firm’s tech entrepreneurs in its portfolio and advisers to the fund’s leadership. […].

18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Part of Running a Business

Hearpreneur

Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money.

10 Ways To Use Social Media Listening As A Successful Marketing Tool

YoungUpstarts

by Uzair Khan, VP of Sales & Marketing at Enterprise Monkey. Wondering what your audience is glued to while you are busy using traditional advertising, core campaigning, and doing paid marketing for your products?

Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin

SiliconHills

BY LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News From the outside, 500 W. 2nd street might look like any new skyscraper in downtown Austin. But inside, it’s got that Google flair with scooters in the lobby, a swing, balance boards, a ceiling made of recycled canoes, an Airstream trailer food truck, outdoor movie theater, dog […]. The post Google Unveils its new Office in Downtown Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Techbikers Copenhagen to Berlin 2017 – Mission Accomplished!

VC Cafe

Trying to sum up the ride will have to wait for another post. Instead, I’d love to share some of the thoughts that riders shared after the ride (I kept them anonymous for privacy). One can meet. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more! Tech for Good Techbikers charity Copenhagen to Berlin Cycling Education Room to read tech for good

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Working Remotely in Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Rishi Kumar, lead a conversation around “Working Remotely”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

Not Having Enough Fun? Take An Oasis And Get More Done

YoungUpstarts

by Dave Crenshaw, author of “ The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done “ When it comes to having fun, how are you doing? It’s sort of an odd question, isn’t it? It’s certainly not the kind of question most would use to initiate conversations at parties.

Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Sputnik ATX is one of Austin’s newest startup incubators and accelerators. “We’re We’re in a bit of a stealth mode right now,” said Oksana Malysheva, President, and CEO of Linden Education Partners and CEO of Sputnik ATX. Sputnik ATX, which fashions itself after a Y-Combinator incubation model, will […]. The post Sputnik ATX Launches an Incubator/Accelerator in Austin Aimed at Helping Startups Scale appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Tackling the Sales Aspect of Being an Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

Tackling the Sales Aspect of Being an Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jim Brown. Podcast Transcript. My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Jim Brown, founder and host of SalesTuners.

Future Proofing Product Management Skills

The Product Guy

From The Best Product Person of 2016, Chris Butler, …. Looking Forward. > > What new skill should I be honing right now to get ready for the future? Get great at doing research and customer development.

Everything you need to know about ICOs

The Next Web

If you are in the startup ecosystem — or just a casual reader of tech sites — I’m sure that the majority of the fundraising stories you must have heard in past few months had a new term attached to them — ICO.

Andrea Kalmans, Principal of Lontra Ventures, Talks Tech Investing on Ideas to Invoices

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher with Silicon Hills News Andrea Kalmans, a principal with Lontra Ventures, is a force in the Austin and San Antonio technology community. She spends her time mentoring entrepreneurs and working with technology startups. In this episode of Ideas to Invoices, Kalmans, an angel investor, discusses how she has seen Austin change […]. The post Andrea Kalmans, Principal of Lontra Ventures, Talks Tech Investing on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills.

6 Tips for Converting One-Time Customers into Recurring Ones

Duct Tape Marketing

6 Tips for Converting One-Time Customers into Recurring Ones written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”. Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author.

3 Ways to Grow Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Getting your start-up through its initial phase of the business cycle is a tough challenge for small business owners. If you have managed to pull off success with something that 90% of other start-ups fail at, namely make it through the start-up phase, then you deserve some kudos.

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Don’t start your business in a tech hub city

The Next Web

We often make assumptions about a tech company’s culture based on where it’s from. Valley startups are perceived differently from those in London, which are seen as different again from those founded in Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris.

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The pessimists are usually right…

Jeff Hilimire

…but its the optimists who change the world. Someone important said that, and it struck me as incredibly accurate. The world is full of pessimists. They usually try to hide this fact by calling themselves other things (“realist” is the one I hear the most.). Being an optimist does not mean being ignorant of the risks. Being an optimist means knowing the risks but believing that you can overcome them. That there’s a chance you can be successful. That you believe.

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Cultivating A Culture Of Excellence From The Ground Up

YoungUpstarts

by Jeff McManus, author of “ Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up “ The difference between employees who approach their job as drudgery and those workers who enthusiastically contribute isn’t just about work ethic and matching skills to tasks.