[INTERVIEW] Mark Attanasio, Toronto Financial Services Executive, Managing Partner Of Hillcrest Merchant Partners

YoungUpstarts

It’s taken the Toronto executive from the world of Big 3 Accounting (as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in his early career) to Investment Banking(National Bank Financial) and capital markets (co-founding Eight Capital after leading the management buyout of Dundee Capital Markets).

Partner, Partner, Partner

K9 Ventures

Every so often, I’ll meet with a founding team and they will tell me that they met with a “Partner” at a VC firm. If I wasn’t riffing off of an inside joke that’s funny to me, I’d boringly call this post “Understanding the use of the Partner title in the VC industry.” Back then you had Managing Directors/General Partners, Venture Partners/Partners, and then Principal/Associates.

Introducing Our New Partner – Chris Moody

Feld Thoughts

We are excited to announce that Chris Moody is joining Foundry Group as a partner. There would be no generational planning, no transitions to younger partners, and no senior partner hold-outs who would hang onto economics well after they had stopped working. As Foundry Group raised more funds, we realized that our ability to continue to manage our business effectively was becoming limited by our individual time and capacity. Foundry Group chris moody partners

Return Path’s Partner Platform Solution

Feld Thoughts

Today’s deliverability specialist is tasked with managing more clients, across more geographies, with ever-changing parameters by individual mailbox providers. The post Return Path’s Partner Platform Solution appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Checklist To Find The Startup Partner Of Your Dreams

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to startups, I often get asked what to look for in an ideal co-founder or business partner. After some reflection, I now realize these attributes are necessary but not sufficient to be an ideal business partner. business entrepreneur Eric Schmidt partner startup

[Interview] Donato Sferra Of Toronto’s Hillcrest Merchant Partners

YoungUpstarts

After a stint at Macquarie Group as director of institutional sales, he moved to Dundee Capital Markets, eventually becoming the managing director of investment banking, where he worked in the cannabis, mining, gaming and tech industries.

10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. In this context, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” Does not need to be managed.

How Amazon Partners With Brands

YoungUpstarts

Better yet, how does Amazon partner with brands? While large brands have budget to pay for SAMs (Strategic Account Managers) or AMG ( Amazon Media Group ) campaigns, those brands do not enjoy greater visibility on the site through a personal relationship.

How to Find a Business Partner

Up and Running

You don’t have to do everything yourself—a partner can be an asset to your business. For this reason, you might consider working with a business partner. But, how can you find and cultivate a business partner relationship like that? Choose a partner you can trust. “A

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

After years of trying to persuade Kara Nortman to become a partner at Upfront Ventures I can officially announce now that she’s joined us effective immediately. People often ask me what VCs look for when we hire partners and many have asked how to become VCs themselves one day.

Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Need High-Tech Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists? The right answer for a good business partner today is neither of the above. That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire and manage technical people for their team.

10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. In this context, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” Does not need to be managed.

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10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner

Gust

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. In this context, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” Does not need to be managed.

How to Pick a Partner Who Will Amplify Your Efforts

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to recognize and recruit that ideal partner match early with minimal cost and risk. In fact, I would broaden the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” Some people are too independent to be partner material.

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Effective time management skills are often the best competitive edge. will never be a valid entrepreneur excuse for any business partner, customer, or investor.

How to Find the Perfect Business Partner

Up and Running

Finding the right business partner is no easy feat. The stark reality is that you will most likely work your way through multiple business partners as you embark down your desired career path, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

5 Risk Management Issues Many Small Business Owners Neglect

YoungUpstarts

One area where good decision making plays a large role in any business is in regards to risk management. A large part of a good risk management plan is a business owner who can determine what the businesses actual risk is and how much of a risk each element represents.

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners. This is exactly the brand that GRP Partners wants to embody. We knew he had to be an investment partner. He is an investment partner exactly like I am.

Ten Attributes of Your Ideal Business Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal business partner. In this article, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” Does not need to be managed.

Welcoming the Newest Partner to Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

Today is amongst the proudest days I’ve had at Upfront Ventures — getting the chance to announce that Kevin Zhang has been promoted to Partner. We are sparring partners, not “deciders.”

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Companies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation. Each horizon requires different focus, different management, different tools and different goals. I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S.

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Reverse Mentoring: What Millennials Can Teach Executives and Senior Managers

Grasshopper Herder

Reverse mentoring involves the pairing of employees from different generations who can offer unique experiences and perspectives to their partner. The post Reverse Mentoring: What Millennials Can Teach Executives and Senior Managers appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Teamwork & Leadership Innovation Mentor

A Startup Partner Needs More Than a Good Resume

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “ Ten Steps in Choosing the Right Startup Partner ”. The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. Does not need to be managed.

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

The new paradigm, driven by disruptive technologies, cloud-served supercomputing, and the new generation of young adults with global empathy, is partnering and giving something now for a competitive advantage in the future. Find partners who can do what you cannot do alone.

VC Partner Sweet Spot: The Always-Sometimes-Never Rules for Pitching the Right Investor

View from Seed

Yet once the right firms are identified, I believe that the tougher challenge is to determine which partner at these firms to approach. Most firms have anywhere from a couple to up to a dozen or more partners listed on their websites.

Reflections Of A Retired Senior Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

My career, in several companies, included management consulting, different positions in many functional areas, heading up international operations and eventually leading to several positions as interim CEO.

[Singapore] ACE Appoints 12 Funding, Incubation Partners

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) announced late last week during business competition ideas.inc that it has identified 12 partners to assist in helping at least 100 new and aspiring entrepreneurs over the next three years get off their feet and start businesses.

FullContact Continues Its Journey To Solve The Contact Management Problem

Feld Thoughts

Over the past four years, they’ve systematically executed on their vision, building a contact management platform that touches all aspects of the problem. I’ve learned a lot from my partner Seth and his own experiences around M&A.

Business Prenup: What To Do Before You Start A Company With A Partner

YoungUpstarts

Zyla, managing director of Acuitas, Inc., Here are a few tips to ensure that you and your partners start out on the right foot. Consider regular face-to-face meetings with prospective partners, so you can gauge body language and “listen between the lines.” by Mark L.

Looking for a Talent Manager to join Forward Partners

The Equity Kicker

If you’re interested in joining us as a Talent Manager or knows somebody who might be then read on. At Forward Partners we set out our stall to do much more for companies than just provide capital. We’re hiring again !

10 Keys To Improving Your Business Time Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Effective time management skills are often the best competitive edge. will never be a valid entrepreneur excuse for any business partner, customer, or investor.

Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director

Feld Thoughts

Today, Julie Sandler joined Pioneer Square Labs as the fourth managing director. Julie previously was a partner at Madrona Venture Group and is deeply involved in the Seattle startup community. The post Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director appeared first on Feld Thoughts. In October 2015, Pioneer Square Labs launched.

How many business partners should you have? Maybe zero

Up and Running

It’s almost as if we – the startup community – have been led to believe that you need partners. Some with partners, others without. On the other hand, the ventures which were outright failures or fledgling businesses involved anywhere from two to four business partners.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

I am thrilled to announce that we have added Hamet Watt as a Partner at Upfront Ventures. But as sweet as that success has been (we invested pre-revenue in a small team) today my even more important news was the further expansion of our partner ranks. He will be a venture partner.

Non-Technical Entrepreneurs Need the Right Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The simple answer is to find a business partner, not an “implementer,” who already has the technical experience you need, and is willing and able to run that side of the business. Use existing team to find a new manager or peer.

Channel partners can be golden for growth

Berkonomics

Dave’s note: Here comes my favorite “tell-it-like-it-is” CEO, Kim Shepherd, with another of her pieces from her experience managing a completely virtual company with over one hundred employees located through the United States and beyond. .

Streamlined Waste Management For Green Businesses

YoungUpstarts

If you’re looking to make your business as eco-friendly as possible, the major corporations in the waste management industry are not the solution. Your business needs to work with a forward thinking company that offers sustainable waste stream management.

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Managing The Operations Of Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Your success or failure will not rely upon the historical data and industry statistics, but from how well you manage daily operations. Knowing precise metrics about your business is prudent business management. A must-have tech is case management software. by Cameron Johnson.

Why You Should Background Check Your Business Partner

YoungUpstarts

If you don’t perform a background check on your potential partner before doing business with him, you’re setting yourself up to get duped. Just like launching a new product, hiring a partner requires protecting your business against potential risk and failure.

OUR PARTNERS

Altgate

Lorraine Moore is a strategically focused talent management and leadership specialist. At an organizational level, Lorraine’s strategic focus working at C- level is cascaded through the organization in the form of customized Performance Management and innovative training at all levels.

Benchmark’s Newest General Partner Chetan Puttagunta

abovethecrowd.com

The partners at Benchmark are pleased to announce Chetan Puttagunta has joined the firm as our newest General Partner. Nearly 15 years ago one of Benchmark’s founding partners, Kevin Harvey, saw the skills of a young Peter Fenton on a board they shared. Those founders and CEOs called Chetan “the MVP of our board” and said that, “despite being nearly 20 years younger than everyone else, Chetan managed to deliver insights no one else had.”

I have joined HOF Capital as a Managing Partner

David Teten

I am excited to announce that I have joined HOF Capital as a Managing Partner. For a firm that typically invests at the Seed and Series A rounds, HOF has an exceptionally broad portfolio acceleration platform comprising 8 full-time staff; offices in NY (headquarters), London, and Cairo; as well as Venture Partners in San Francisco, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, and Taipei. My agreement with ffVC is to be in the Venture Partner role for one year.

Ten Learning Steps from Entrepreneur to Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills. I’m convinced that management is a learnable skill. In it, he outlines a long list of key management principles for success.