Sat.Apr 25, 2020 - Fri.May 01, 2020

What’s Missing From Zoom Reminds Us What It Means to Be Human

Steve Blank

Over the last month billions of people have been unwilling participants in the largest unintentional social experiment ever run – testing how video conferencing replaced face-to-face communication.

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Workday continues its innovations in Analyst Summits

deal architect

A decade ago, Workday pioneered with its Technology Day format. I wrote back then "Few vendors have the guts to be open to such a smart and opinionated bunch as Workday was during its Technology Day yesterday. Like a marathon. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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8 Keys To Real Innovation Outside of Silicon Valley

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, the Silicon Valley startup model, focused on disrupting established industries, has treated the USA well and created some great global businesses.

The Future Of Retail And America In The Post-COVID World

YoungUpstarts

by Erik D. Rosenstrauch, Founder and CEO of FUEL Partnerships. In approaching the COVID-19 crisis from the marketer’s perspective, the question is how, not if, the world will change when the restrictions are lifted.

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.

Launching Energize Colorado

Feld Thoughts

I’m excited to announce the launch of Energize Colorado , a new Colorado-based non-profit to help energize companies in Colorado survive the Covid crisis and then thrive as we get the crisis under control.

The New Normal: A conversation with Mike Laven, CEO, The Currency Cloud

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners 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.

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The 5 Biggest Crisis-Related Mistakes Your Business Is Probably Making

YoungUpstarts

by Shannon Tucker, Vice President of Media Relations at SSPR. Two words that make me cringe: “No comment.”. I’ve been working in PR for close to 15 years, and I still spend more time than I’d like trying to get clients to understand the importance of crisis planning.

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How We are Investing Through The Covid Correction

View from Seed

In a period of uncertainty, the easiest thing to do as a VC is to be paralyzed by fear and do nothing. We can stay busy by expending time and effort supporting the existing portfolio, which is the right thing to do and a good use of time.

The New Normal: A conversation with Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners 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. Leadership during Crisis New Normal COVID-19

10 Strategies To Make You A Lucky Winner In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Top Marketing Ideas To Boost Sales

YoungUpstarts

There is more to marketing than just selling a product. You need to sell an idea. Who your customer can be if they buy your products. What solution you can offer that no one else can.

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Economic Access for Mass Market Workers – What We Are Excited About

View from Seed

In one’s everyday life, “work” is certainly one of the most important activities that occupies up to half (if not more) of the available hours of a day.

The New Normal: A conversation with Bill Berutti and Jerry Foster of Plex Systems

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners 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.

5 Tips To Keep Your Startup Productive, Not Just Busy

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want to make a great first impression on a startup investor or an advisor like me, don’t try to convince me or show me how busy you are. For some reason, too many aspiring entrepreneurs I know seem to focus on “actions” rather than “results.”

Top 3 Remote Work Software Tools To Empower Your WFH Employees

YoungUpstarts

The work-from-home (WFH) culture has officially come of age. With masses of employees huddled at home, safe from the ravages of the novel coronavirus threat looming on our horizon, remote work is no longer an option for millions of companies across the globe.

The Disorientation of Exiting Phase 1

Feld Thoughts

We are starting to exit phase 1 of the Covid Crisis in the United States. If you find the whole thing extremely disorienting, you have my empathy. In mid-April, I was getting used to the Stay at Home mode. I’d joke about how I was made for this and was never leaving my house again.

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How to Name Your Tech Startup

ReadWriteStart

Starting a tech company is exciting, but there are dozens of factors you’ll need to consider if you want your startup to succeed.

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10 Keys To Limiting Your Startup Story To Ten Minutes

Startup Professionals Musings

The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes.

What Does It Really Mean To Be A Spiritual Leader In Business?

YoungUpstarts

by Hilary Jane Grosskopf, author of “ Awake Leadership ” and “ Awake Ethics “ Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in the importance and emphasis on soft skills and emotional intelligence (EQ) in leadership.

Times Like These

Feld Thoughts

‘Nuff said. The post Times Like These appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Crisis covid-19 music

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PPP and Women and Minority-Owned Businesses – We Need To Do More

VC Adventure

I’ve published a number of posts over the past few weeks about some of the challenges of the existing PPP loans and in particular, about my concerns that the loans aren’t getting to as many of the smaller businesses that need them.

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How COVID-19 Is Disrupting The Disruptors

YFS Magazine

Industries have taken a hard hit in recent months. Here’s how COVID-19 is disrupting the disruptors and how they’re reacting to the pandemic among us. Grow Operations business operations industry disruption pandemic

5 Questions We Asked Ourselves Before Rebranding Our Business

YoungUpstarts

by Rohan Thambrahalli , the Founder and President at UpstartWorks. As they mature, many companies find that they have outgrown their original purpose, realize they want to expand their operations, or see that their brand simply doesn’t reflect who they are anymore.

Run A Virtual 5k With Me On Sunday May 3rd

Feld Thoughts

The Second Wind Fund of Boulder County is hosting a Virtual 5k run on Sunday. Second Wind Fund of Boulder County has a mission to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment.

Covid-19 is a marathon, not a sprint, for startups in US, UK and Israel

VC Cafe

Several European countries started announcing ‘Exit Plans’ from the current lockdowns. But as the world is starting to flatten the curves, the economic impact is just beginning.

Turn What-if to What-Now: The Importance of Scenario Analysis

Up and Running

We used to call it “what-if” but today it’s known as “scenario analysis.”

Tips To Help Freelancers Concentrate

YoungUpstarts

Freelancing is a popular career track for many Americans these days. The old 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. jobs are great, but contracting gives workers a lot of freedom.

Homebrew Turns Seven!

Hunter Walker

April 26th, 2013 was the day we closed Homebrew’s initial fund and we consider it our ‘birthday.’ ’ The firm’s why and how were previous blog post topics and I won’t rehash them here, but first I want to share my 2013 Homebrew ‘ premortem ‘ with you. When Satya and I started Homebrew together it was with full intention to be our ‘last career,’ what we’d be doing for the next 20 years or so.

Charting a Course Between Two Extremes of Startup Cash Management

ReadWriteStart

In the world of startups, there are about 9 failed businesses for every single one that succeeds. It’s the kind of statistic that’s enough to keep even the most seasoned founder up at night.

Remagine Ventures’ virtual office hours

VC Cafe

In March, we started offering virtual office hours at Remagine Ventures. Given the uncertainty about the funding environment, we wanted to offer entrepreneurs a way to engage, get feedback and ask any questions they may have about our space, both challenges and opportunities.

7 Key Legal Tips For Every Young Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

Establishing a startup business is very exciting and fulfilling. However, there are other serious aspects that you need to consider, such as the legal aspect. It prevents you from running into legal issues that could hurt or even kill your startup. But, do you know these legal aspects?

April 2020 Trends in Growth Capital Financings

Growthink Blog

Our investment banking arm – Growthink Capital – just released its assessment of growth capital financings that occurred during April 2020. April 2020, in spite of the virus crisis, saw considerable venture and growth capital funding events.

Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic?

David Cohen

At Techstars , one of the most common questions we get is “How has the pandemic impacting financings and M&A transactions?” ” Due to the size of our system (now 2,200 accelerator portfolio companies and adding 500 per year) we have real-time insight into this question.

Exploring the Importance of Curb Appeal for Businesses

The Startup Magazine

When someone mentions the term “curb appeal” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you immediately think about a house in a residential neighborhood. But did you know that business curb appeal is just as important, particularly for startup businesses trying to get visibility?

How To Start Your Own Takeaway Business In The UK

YoungUpstarts

Takeaway food businesses have seen pronounced popularity all across the UK. As consumers make lifestyle changes, these places offer the convenience factor that many are looking for in often very busy day to day routines.

10 Ways to Stay Productive While Working Remote

Up and Running

For many of you, it’s likely that you’re just finishing up your fourth or fifth full week working from home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working remotely, especially for your first time, can be challenging to adjust to.