Global Venture Capital Distribution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Richard Florida published some stats on the distribution of global venture capital investment last week. SF proper and the broader bay area make up 25% of the global venture capital investment activity (~$10bn out of $42bn).

Techstars 2015 Global Impact Report

Feld Thoughts

If you want a full view of what Techstars is – and is doing – today, take a look at the 2015 Global Impact Report. The post Techstars 2015 Global Impact Report appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Techstars global impact reportTechstars had an incredible year in 2015 and grew the organization on many dimensions. link]. To everyone who has been involved in Techstars in any way, thank you!

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Stop Thinking And Acting Local: Small Businesses Seeking Growth Should See Themselves As Global Enterprises


Overcoming Challenges of Growing Globally. But going global can be an intimidating prospect for some. 2 PwC, 19th Annual Global CEO Survey, January, 2016. Thinking Aloud business advice business growth global business Karen ReddingtonBy Dr. Karen M.

[Singapore] Go Global


But even going regional can be challenging, much less going global. billion in 2014 – but in recent years have been weakening, and SPRING Singapore and IE Singapore must hope that the “ Go Global ” program help reverse the trend.

Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Feld Thoughts

Today Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced their support for Global EIR , a cause for which I care deeply. As you may know, over breakfast in 2015 Jeff Bussgang and I launched Global EIR with the hope of advancing the startup visa effort on a local and state level after it stalled in Congress.

Colorado Global EIR 2017 Applications

Feld Thoughts

The 2017 applications for the Colorado Global EIR are now open through April 15, 2017. The Colorado Global EIR program is a way for experienced international entrepreneurs to receive an H-1B visa, allowing them to work in Boulder. In their spare time, we encourage GEiR (Global Entrepreneurs in Residence) to either establish their existing company, create and launch a new company, co-found a new company or join a local startup here in Boulder.

Global Access To Your Content Marketing eCourse!


Globally many of you could not make easy payments and we’re so sorry for that experience. The post Global Access To Your Content Marketing eCourse! Last week, we hit a small technical glitch, which left us distraught (it was quite a bummer, you’re right).

6 Key Risk Factors When Scaling A Business To Global

Startup Professionals Musings

In a new book, “ Global Vision ,” by NYU Stern School of Business scholar and leader Robert Salomon, I finally found some great insights on what to look for, and how to make the necessary changes. But don’t look for any magic algorithmic procedure to solve the complex globalization problems.

7 Entrepreneur Types Drive Change On A Global Scale

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social, and environmental changes on a global scale. entrepreneur Fiona Wood global change Peter Andrews types

Eat Global, Not Local

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

GlobalizationIt is fashionable these days to decry "food miles." The longer food has spent traveling to your plate, the more oil has been burnt and the more peace has been shattered along the way. But why single out food? Should we not protest against T-shirt miles, too, and laptop miles?

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social, and environmental changes on a global scale. entrepreneur Fiona Wood global change Peter Andrews uberpreneurs

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

However, most countries don’t have sufficient population to support scale with just their local market and ultimately need to be global players – from day one. Born Global or Die Local. It struck me that every region needs its own industry playbook on how to compete globally.

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10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace


Globalization in the workplace is about more than just sharing different cultures. Embracing globalization can help your company reach even richer levels of success. Here are 10 ways to promote globalization or help you get started on this journey with your organization: 1.

YFS Magazine Announces Global Media Partnership With ITCfest 2017 — Dubai, UAE

YFS Magazine

Today, YFS Magazine announces a new global media partnership with ITCfest, the UAE's preeminent global business festival celebrating innovation and technology. Breaking News Entrepreneurship Events Global Business small business news technology

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A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

When David Cohen and I came up with the idea for the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) in 2010, we counted roughly 100 accelerator programs around the US that were founded following the Techstars model. Today, the Global Accelerator Network is a worldwide organization of 52 accelerators located in over 60 cities around the world. The post A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Artificial Intelligence And Global Ethics


Geo-engineering: These solutions will be able to manipulate large-scale, global environmental processes that affect the entire earth’s climate.

5 Excuses Holding You Back From Global Business Expansion

YFS Magazine

Grow Operations business expansion Global Business global entrepreneurship globalization market expansionCountries outside the U.S. are eager to encourage economic growth. If you haven't jumped into business overseas yet, here are 5 hurdles you must overcome.

Proper Staffing is Key to Effective Global Expansion

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, it is essential to appoint a ‘head of international’ with significant hands-on experience to chart your course in the global world. However, remember to think long term, plan globally but act locally. entrepreneur global expansion staffing startup

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully.

Global Business Outsourcing (Infographic)


The global market size of the outsourced services industry was worth $82.9 However, all are subject to the drawback of political instability and adjusting to the global world economy. Why outsourcing could save your business.

Techstars and UP Global Join Forces to Support the Entrepreneurial Journey

Feld Thoughts

Today Techstars announced that it has acquired UP Global , including the organization’s Startup Weekend , Startup Week , Startup Next , and Startup Digest programs. Together, Techstars and UP Global create a powerful union which will strengthen the global entrepreneurial ecosystem and bring even more support to the entrepreneur’s journey. The post Techstars and UP Global Join Forces to Support the Entrepreneurial Journey appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Is Dubai The Next Big Global Startup Scene?

YFS Magazine

Grow Technology Entrepreneurship Events Global Business technologyThanks to gutsy startup founders, an investor-friendly business environment, world-class infrastructure, and events Dubai is on the map.

10 Innovative New Global Ways To Grow Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Mobile and global are driving all of these in innovative new ways to grow your business. I found some help in catching up via a new book “ Sell Local, Think Global ,” by marketing message expert Olga Mizrahi. The world of marketing is changing faster than technology these days.

Global Impact: Social Entrepreneurship Companies


Since 2012, the company has received the highest possible score on the Global Impact Investment Rating System assessment of social and environmental impact. Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina in 2006 and saw children walking in the streets outside Buenos Aires without shoes.

Product Management Mentoring – Growing Globally

The Product Guy

Help us with our global backlog of mentees and… Sign up to be a Mentor today! We are very excited to announce The Product Mentor Session 4 has just launched! Since it’s very lean MVP kick-off 2 years ago, The Product Mentor has grown to 20+ countries and over 500 mentees in our backlog.

An Interview with Deepak Chopra on the Muslim Ban, Global Warming, and the Universe

Inc Startups

Deepak Chopra talks books, Donald Trump, and global warming

6 key tips to taking your business global

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider business expansion Global Growth How-To'sIf your business has seen successful growth in the US, it most likely will see success in other countries as well. And, you may want to lock up those markets, before some other company does.

Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities


A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Austin and the City of Lahore was signed by Mayor Adler and […] The post Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pakistan is working hard to grow a tech ecosystem, and this week signed agreements both with the City of Austin and Capital Factory to further those efforts.

5 Tips To Expand Your Business Globally

YFS Magazine

The possibilities of global business are immense. Grow Operations business expansion global global entrepreneurship global trade global voices market expansionBut to actually achieve them requires hard work and a focused strategy.

CPA Global Buys Austin-based Innography


CPA Global, based in Saint Helier, Jersey, announced it has acquired Austin-based Innography, a patent search and analytics software provider. CPA Global reported that the acquisition […] The post CPA Global Buys Austin-based Innography appeared first on SiliconHills. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Innography, founded in 2006, raised $16.5 million in four rounds including participation from Austin Ventures, according to its CrunchBase profile.

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How to maneuvre your global business around cultural differences

The Next Web

What if successful collaboration among globally distributed and culturally diverse teams depended less on the right mix of technologies and more on each team member’s sense of worldliness? New insights into human interaction can help companies with global markets diminish these barriers.

How To Survive As An Expat Entrepreneur Abroad

YFS Magazine

Lifestyle business relocation expat entrepreneurship expatriation Global Business global business travel global talkWith opportunities for business in every corner of the world, many entrepreneurs travel far and wide in search of success.

These Startup Founders Are Betting on Globalization

Inc Startups

The current political environment is nerve-wracking for companies that depend on the international flow of labor and goods. Technology

Before You Expand Your Business Globally, Read This

YFS Magazine

This article Before You Expand Your Business Globally, Read This appeared first in YFS Magazine: Startups, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Culture. Are you ready to expand your business globally? If so, consider these 3 best practices for small business global expansion.

Globalization 2.0Taking it Global

deal architect

I know a lot of people are upset with the UK. Lots of wealth destroyed around the world, Young Brits mad at older Brits, Scots mad at the English, Europeans upset with the Brits. It’s important to not forget something. Industry Commentary

Building the Global Startup

John O'Farrell

This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. Even if you’re still far from ready to launch overseas, it’s never too early to start talking and acting as a future global leader. Up next: Assigning ownership and developing a global strategy.

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully.

How to Think Globally

Inc Startups

The best global leaders are also political gurus and experts in dealing with the nonrational. Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and executive director of Tufts's Institute for Business in the Global Context, wants them to think even bigger.

Your startup is loved locally, but how do you expand it globally?

The Next Web

Renting out a desk in a co-working space — found through company networks or online global services like Regus — as opposed to leasing/subleasing on a square footage basis, will still enable a small venture to gain a strong local presence and a local address at a fraction of the cost.

5 Traits that Make Women Better Global Leaders

Inc Startups

Women have unique traits that set them up to be great global leaders.