2022

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Praying to the God of Valuation

Both Sides of the Table

Something happened in the past 7 years in the startup and venture capital world that I hadn’t experienced since the late 90’s — we all began praying to the God of Valuation. It wasn’t always like this and frankly it took a lot of joy out of the industry for me personally. What happened? How might our next phase of the journey seem brighter, even with more uncertain days for startups and capital markets?

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10 Attributes Of The Perfect Partner For Your Startup

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. The challenge is to recognize and recruit that ideal partner match early with minimal cost and risk.

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How to Use Frugal Innovation to Grow Your Startup

ReadWriteStart

As the global economic situation deteriorates amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine and soaring energy costs, many aspiring entrepreneurs might be tempted to give up and wait for better days. But don’t give up! It is true that founding a startup in times of crisis may look more challenging. Investors can also be skittish, and winning new customers is not easy.

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The Fundamental Reasons behind Corrupted Outlook

The Startup Magazine

Outlook is an email providing service launched by MS as a part of the Microsoft Office. The office suite is built by Microsoft to store and transfer information such as schedules, calendars, contact information, professional emails, important events, birthdays, dates, and many other daily tasks and work at one place. Outlook was launched in 1997 by Microsoft as a significant segment of the 1997 suite.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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How to Create a Marketing Playbook for Consistent Campaigns

ConversionXL

Consistency is the cornerstone of good marketing. You only have to look at top brands to see this in action: Apple’s sleekness, Coca-Cola’s playfulness, Disney’s magic. Consistency is equally critical for startups. Stacked Marketer turned a free newsletter into a six-figure revenue generator by staying actionable, convenient, and entertaining. Being consistent earns trust and cements brand status—qualities that add 10–20% to your overall growth, according to LucidPress research.

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30 Entrepreneur Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

The idea of exactly what your business is going to do usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made-up word you dream of one night and feel it has the right ring to it. Even still some people study foreign words for the perfect meaning behind their chosen business.

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Investors Think They’re More Impactful Than They Actually Are

VC Adventure

Companies looking to raise money turn to venture capital for a variety of reasons. Top among them is generally access to capital, but often on the list is the hope that raising capital from experienced (and well-networked) investors will have other positive impacts on their business. Certainly from the venture perspective, VCs (Foundry included) pitch themselves to companies, co-investors, and LPs as more than just capital.

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Why Call Tracking Metrics Matter To Your Marketing Efforts

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Call Tracking Metrics Matter To Your Marketing Efforts written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Todd and Laure Fisher. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Todd and Laure Fisher. Husband and wife co-founders, Todd and Laure Fisher founded CallTrackingMetrics in 2011 in their basement and together have grown it into an Inc. 500-rated, top-ranked conversation analytics software serving over 30,000 businesses around the world.

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2022 will be MASSIVELY different!

deal architect

Welcome back. Hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for a hectic, very different 2022. Actually, “very different year” has been our annual guiding principle and reflects Deal Architect’s business model. Every year our revenue stream varies and.

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Cram Down – A Test of Character for VCs and Founders

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in TechCrunch. Cram downs are back – and I’m keeping a list. At the turn of the century after the dotcom crash, startup valuations plummeted, burn rates were unsustainable, and startups were quickly running out of cash. Most existing investors (those still in business) hoarded their money and stopped doing follow-on rounds until the rubble had cleared.

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Nine Reasons Why Your Company Should Create A Mentoring Program in 2022

YoungUpstarts

According to Bert Thornton and Dr. Sherry Hartnett, a mentoring program might just become your secret weapon in navigating uncertain, chaotic times and coming out on top. Here are nine ways mentoring can help you meet the challenges of 2022. The post Nine Reasons Why Your Company Should Create A Mentoring Program in 2022 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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10 Remote Staffing Blunders That Will Cost You Dearly

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done by full-time employees, in the office or at home. We are in the age of outsourcing, by any of many popular names, including subcontracting, freelancing, and virtual assistants. These approaches allow your startup to grow more rapidly, save costs, but costly mistakes can lead to business failure.

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Build Predictable Startup Models by Forming an Agency

ReadWriteStart

Startup studios continue to grow in popularity as incubators for new businesses. Rather than simply launching one startup, the startup studio model creates an organization whose business is launching startups. This allows the studio to develop processes, well-organized development teams, and growth plans. These can then be repeated and improved on with each successive startup.

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Reboot 2022 Q4 Leadership Bootcamp

Feld Thoughts

Registration is open for the 2022 Q4 Leadership Bootcamp , which is happening in Boulder, Colorado, on Nov 10-13, 2022. Regular readers of this blog know about my long-time (back to 1996) friendship with Reboot co-founder and CEO Jerry Colonna. What you may not know is that several years ago, Jerry and his partner Ali Schultz moved exactly 0.8 miles away from me (there is one 40-acre parcel of land between us.

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The Five Principles Of Connected Community

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine Build a more sustainable future with these five principles to enact real social, economic, and environmental change. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine.

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Stephen Braverman: An Entrepreneur Success Story

The Startup Magazine

The financial world has seen some very successful people in the past few decades. One such person is Stephen Braverman. Steve conquered the financial world over the last decade with some of the most creative ideas that changed the market. His latest success is Dignity Gold which was founded in 2019 by Braverman and his partner Kent Swig. In this article we will look at his journey and the characteristics that helped him achieve what he has done.

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The State of Gaming in 2022

VC Cafe

As pre-seed investors in the world of gaming (both studios and infrastructure) at Remagine Ventures, we stay up to date on the trends and new developments in the world of gaming. There are numerous publications, reports and newsletters filled with content on gaming, so it would be hard to do the category justice by reducing it to five links, in this post I tried to break down the category trends as we all deal with information overload.

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 25 Austin-Based Startups to Watch in 2022

SiliconHills

Austin had a record-breaking year with startup activity overall on the rise. In 2021, companies in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area raised $4.9 billion in venture capital in 387 deals, more than double the $2.3 billion raised in 2020, according to Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor data. A few trends Silicon Hills News has […].

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Practical Strategies For Starting A Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Practical Strategies For Starting A Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Steve Hoffman. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Steve Hoffman, also known as Captain Hoff. Steve is the CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators with over 50 partners in 22 countries.

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SAP "Business as Unusual" excerpts

deal architect

The Business as Unusual book authored by Thomas Saueressig and Peter Maier that we helped interview a wide range of SAP, customer and partner executives for is being released on Amazon in two weeks – see book page at [link].

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The Three Pillars of World-class Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

My good friend Alexander Osterwalder , the inventor of the business model canvas (one of foundations of the Lean Methodology) has written a playbook (along with his associate partner Tendayi Viki ,) From Innovation Theater to Growth Engine to explain how to build and implement repeatable innovation processes inside a company. . Here’s their introduction to the key concepts inside the playbook.

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How To Launch Your First Startup

YoungUpstarts

Owning and running a startup can also be one of the most difficult responsibilities to manage if you don’t know what you’re doing. The post How To Launch Your First Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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How Baby Boomers Fit In The Realm Of Entrepreneurship

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest myths in the business world is that startups are no place for Baby Boomers, that aging generation born between 1945 and 1964. They couldn’t possibly understand the new social media culture, new technologies, or have the determination to beat their younger counterparts in the market. Yet credible reports on current trends tell us just the opposite.

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3 Business Trends for Small Business

ReadWriteStart

The business environment began to change dramatically after the 2019 pandemic. PNAS surveyed 5,800 small businesses and found that 43% were temporarily closed. Since all enterprises wanted to survive in the Covid circumstances, they were looking for their own ways to hit customers and profits. The audience became whimsical, and the companies had to fight for each potential customer.

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Venture Deals Fall 2022

Feld Thoughts

Registration for the Venture Deals Fall 2022 course is open. The course is free and starts on September 20, 2022. This is the second time we are running the new version of the course (v2!) that was co-created with Techstars and Kauffman Fellows. If interested, sign up now. I hope to see you there in one of the AMAs we will host for anyone who takes the course.

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What We’re Getting Wrong About Veterans

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine Help veterans get closer to purpose and belonging by helping them think about what matters most. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine.

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The Road to Success with Lead Generation in Digital Marketing

The Startup Magazine

The majority of purchasers base their purchasing decisions on online research. This is one of the reasons why having a successful lead generation plan can help you increase your revenue through sales and marketing strategies that cater to changing consumer behaviors. What is lead generating, and why should you do it? In digital marketing , lead generation is the first point of contact between a prospect and your business, whether it’s through the submission of personal information for an o

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Founder-Investor Fit

VC Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was did a fireside chat with Alon Grinshpoon, founder and CEO of Echo3D , a CDN and CMS for 3D content in the cloud and a Remagine Ventures portfolio company, as part of an entrepreneurial finance MBA class in Tel Aviv University. We were discussing both sides of the table and the relationship between founders and VCs. Left to right: Eze Vidra, Remagine Ventures and Alon Grinshpoon, Co-founder and CEO of Echo3D.

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Passage Lands $4 Million in Funding for Password Application to Allow Face or Fingerprint Access to Websites

SiliconHills

A year ago, Anna Pobletts and Cole Hecht hatched the idea for Passage, a passwordless authentication service for a website that uses biometrics. They were both working at an Austin-based cybersecurity company when they decided to launch their own venture. This week, Passage emerged from stealth operations and launched its beta, and announced $4 million […].

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Why Email Marketing Is (Still) Important In 2022

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Email Marketing Is (Still) Important In 2022 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Laura Goldberg. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Laura Goldberg. Laura is the Chief Marketing Officer at Constant Contact. Before Constant Contact, she served as a Chief Revenue Officer for Cabbage, a leading cash flow management and data platform for small businesses acquired by American Express.

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9 Powerful Ways You Can Use Neuromarketing To Grow Your Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Neuromarketing helps us understand people's psychological triggers, motivations, and buying behaviors. Here are 9 ways marketers can use neuropsychology to improve marketing.

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What’s Plan B? – The Small, the Agile, and the Many

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in the Proceedings of the Naval Institute. One of the most audacious and bold manifestos for the future of Naval innovation has just been posted by the Rear Admiral who heads up the Office of Naval Research. It may be the hedge we need to deter China in the South China Sea. While You Were Out. In the two decades since 9/11, while the U.S. was fighting Al-Qaeda and ISIS, China built new weapons and developed new operational concepts to negate U.S. military strengths.

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3 Traits Of Every Successful Hybrid Work Environment

YoungUpstarts

A hybrid work environment is a great way to enhance your company’s performance and gain access to more top-level talent. The post 3 Traits Of Every Successful Hybrid Work Environment appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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5 Tactics To Minimize Meeting Time And Get More Done

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring. I have found it to be more productive and effective to lead with the model that no meetings will take an hour, and may be done in as little as five minutes.

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Top 10 Emerging Marketplaces for Chemical Industry in 2022

ReadWriteStart

There are emerging marketplaces in the chemical industry seeking to increase sales in 2022 by helping both the chemical buyers and sellers to be able to find each other. The Chemical Industry has had a Drastic Change Due to COVID-19. The chemical industry is in significant flux due to Covid 19. Many shutdowns and market dry-ups resulted in domestic dependency that narrowed down where products could be found.

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Book: Startup Boards, 2nd Edition Is Available

Feld Thoughts

The 2nd Edition of my book Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors launched today. My co-authors, Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Bolster , and Mahendra Ramsinghani, were a joy to work with. While the 1st Edition was a good book, I wasn’t particularly proud of it because I didn’t feel like it was my best writing.

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