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Monthly Match: National Immigration Law Center #NILCMatch

Feld Thoughts

Fred Wilson , Joanne Wilson , Amy , and I are doing our second Monthly Match. We will be matching $20,000 of contributions that our respective communities make to NILC. Since we are matching 1:1, each dollar you contribute gets NILC another dollar. If this is important to you, please join in on our Monthly Match and make a contribution to NILC. That will register it for our match. This one is in support of the National Immigration Law Center.

People Matching

Rob Go

When entrepreneurs think about approaching VC’s to cultivate a relationship for a round, they often try to match their company with what the VC has funded in the past. So, I think it’s sometimes tough to pattern-match based on sectors. But I do think it’s pretty successful to pattern-match based on founders. So if you’re doing you are thinking about how to best approach investors, don’t automatically just pattern-match based on sectors.

Your Words Should Match Your Actions

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few months I’ve watched several powerful and successful VCs and entrepreneurs damage their reputations by having their words not match up with their actions. It’s similar to what Amy and I wrote about in Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur when we talk about your words having to match your actions. And having them match your actions matters matters even more.

How To Find An Angel Funding Match For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Find the right investment advisor, or member of your advisory board, and the “match-making” will happen. entrepreneur startup angel funding match Paul Graham business Fundraising is brutal.

How Leadership Styles Evolve To Match Business Stages

Startup Professionals Musings

By Ernst Gemassmer, Chairman, Startup Professionals As a retired executive I now reflect on my own leadership styles in different situations during my extensive career.

Matching product solutions with problem spaces

The Equity Kicker

We will keep talking and help him through that process, but right now he has identified a great problem space but hasn’t matched it with a compelling product solution. The best business opportunities match great problem spaces with compelling product solutions.

Many Startup Cultures Cannot Match The Market Pace

Startup Professionals Musings

There is no time to be changing your culture to match the lifecycle. Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and unfortunately all too often that path leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up.

Advantage SaaS: Game, Set, Match

deal architect

My friend Josh Greenbaum writes Implementing SaaS: If it’s easy, it’s because you’re not trying He makes the case SaaS is an complex as on-premise, may be even more so. He cites The other way you can tell that complexity. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Small Business and Startups: Finding Your Match

crowdSPRING Blog

Hiring a great support team is like casting a great movie or finding the perfect match on PlentyOfFish. Macrophoto of two match heads , Wikipedia. Last week I wrote about customer service and the importance of scheduling and allocating your support resources.

Why Keyword Themes +Modified Broad Match = Winning PPC Strategy

ConversionXL

Do your keywords match what people are typing in the search box ? Having Broad and Modified Broad keywords increases your odds of Google interpreting your keyword as a match to someone’s query. This is how closely the wording of your ads matches the keywords in your ad groups.

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Matching Grant to the Techstars Foundation to Help Improve Diversity In Entreprenership

Feld Thoughts

For the next 90 days, Amy and I are matching every gift to the Techstars Foundation on a 1:2 basis up to $100,000 from us. The post Matching Grant to the Techstars Foundation to Help Improve Diversity In Entreprenership appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Our overall goal is to raise at least $300,000 for the Techstars Foundation by the end of the summer. If Techstars has touched you in any positive way, I’d request that you consider making a grant to the Techstars Foundation.

Small Business and Startups: The 3-Page Business Plan (and a short post to match!)

crowdSPRING Blog

Well, it’s been a while since we last explored the topic of business plans and plenty has changed. The age of the 80-page plan has passed and has been replaced with the 140-character attention span.

On the Square and Match IPOs and hopes for a correction

The Equity Kicker

Match closed up 23% at a valuation of $3.5bn and Square was up 45% at a valuation of $4.2bn. Match.com and Square both enjoyed strong first days after their IPOs yesterday. That’s good news for both companies, because first day declines can sour a stock for months to come.

#EarthMatch – Supporting Earthjustice Because Our Planet Needs a Good Lawyer

Feld Thoughts

That will register it for our match. We will match your donation up to $30k of total donations this weekend. Philanthropy #earthmatch earthjustice monthly matchPlanet Earth needs a good lawyer.

Matching

SoCal CTO

I guess it was bound to happen, I now seem to be writing a series of posts around Matching. This is where I’ll keep my list of these posts, related articles and posts from other sources: Social Media Matching – Looks at how in many ways, everything is matching. I think of LinkedIn as a A 24x7 networking cocktail party with 60M+ people – the challenge in that environment is how you get matched to other people. Social Filtering – Content matching based on social signals.

Do Your Employees Match Their Titles?

Inc Startups

Here''s how to avoid setting your best people up for a fall

Flash Food Recovery: Matching Food With Tummies, Digitally

Inc Startups

Flash Food Recovery uses a smartphone app to help get excess food from restaurants, hotels, and convention centers to the people who need it most. Americans throw out about $165 billion in food each year. Yet some 16.7 million U.S.

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A Startup's Guide to Price Matching

Inc Startups

From an entrepreneurial point of view, it's important to recognize the significance of pricing strategy when launching a startup or growing a business

Can eHarmony Bring Their Matching Magic to the Workplace?

Inc Startups

Yes, a job interview should be more like a date than a beauty pageant, but let's not take the analogy too far

ExhibitMatch.com – Matching Trade Exhibitors With Vendors

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 2010, Las Vegas-based startup ExhibitMatch ( www.exhibitmatch.com ) hopes to solve that particular problem – it is a global online interactive bidding platform that matches trade show exhibitors with stand builders from around the world.

9 Tips to Make Your Office Match Your Personality

Inc Startups

Whether you're a Napoleon, Mother Teresa or Next Generation Steve Jobs, your workspace can mimic your leadership style

I’m excited to introduce MATCH: Marketers Aspiring to Change Humanity

Jeff Hilimire

As I try to find ways to do more to help our community and generally “do more” (more on that here and here and here ), I’ve created an organization called MATCH. The idea is fairly simple: match digital marketers/technologists with non-profits or other community groups.

Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes

Taffy Williams

Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept. Fitting pieces into a puzzle requires matching shapes if you want to see the final picture. The matching of pieces of something is critical to building everything.

The 7 Keys to Matching Your Brand With The Perfect Influencer

Inc Startups

Learn 7 key ways to match your brand with the perfect influencer - it'll be a match made in heaven

What You’ve Forgotten About Landing Page Optimization

ConversionXL

You generally use this either to match your marketing communications and messaging strategy with what aligns to your customer profile, or to fuel product design and development decisions. That way, you can guarantee message match from ad to landing page.

Why Creativity And Blogging Are A Match Made In Heaven

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The aim of this article is to help you (and me) understand how our time in the blogosphere helps us access our creativity and fine tune our creative gifts. It’s also aimed at inspiring you to keep going, to keep reaching for those things you set out to achieve, and to remind you why it’s worth it.

InternMatch: Helping Match Student Interns and Startups

ReadWriteStart

While there are many programs that match students with internship opportunities at large, established companies - including, of course, the traditional campus job fair - it can be a challenge for small companies, startups, and non-profits to find qualified interns.

The state of now – new Adobe data shows mobile almost matching desktop

The Equity Kicker

With all the talk about mobile taking over the world it’s easy to forget that there’s still more traffic on the desktop. This holiday season just released by Adobe shows that on some days there was more traffic on mobile than desktop, but that mostly the desktop is ahead.

Government Big Data Problems Are No Match for These Startups

Inc Startups

From monitoring the darkest corners of the web to getting government requests cleared more quickly, startups are growing by tackling data overload

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6 Ways Startups Must Match the Pace of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Change is about the only thing constant in the world of startups. Despite their own focus on changing the world, they often forget that they too have to change rapidly and often as the market evolves. Too many find that out too late, and are left chasing a rabbit that is long gone.

Looking for Love on Wall Street, Match Files for IPO

Inc Startups

The parent company of online dating sites Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid, says it has more than $1 billion in revenue

One Way Science and Business Don't Match

Inc Startups

Learning the latest research doesn't teach you to lead. Practice does

Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)

VC Cafe

T he VC funding news from Israel are piling up on my inbox. Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year?

Bacteria Are No Match for This Startup's Germ-Killing Lights

Inc Startups

Vital Vio makes LED white light that disinfects indoor environments--without harming humans. Now, anyplace with a high bacteria count will be less likely to make us sick

PR & eCommerce: A Match Made in Heaven and How to Leverage It to Help Your Business Grow

Duct Tape Marketing

PR & eCommerce: A Match Made in Heaven and How to Leverage It to Help Your Business Grow written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. PR and eCommerce – A Match Made in Heaven.

A Match Making Company For People Looking To Outsource? This Company Has $80 million To Prove It Works

Inc Startups

One of the biggest problems I continuously see is a company struggling to get quality freelancers. One of the company's that believes it has a solution to this problem is Toptal

Startup Seeks Angel: How to Meet Your Match

Wired Wired West

You have a startup, or an idea for a startup, or a cousin with an idea for a startup. But you don’t have extra money to fund it. Nor do you have a ton of time if you want to keep your current job and the lights on. You want to know how to pitch [.]. How Angel investor Business Funding General Assembly Investment Investor Los Angeles Marcus Filipovich Pasadena Angel pitch deck pitch investor Seed Funding Seed money Series A round Silicon Beach Startup company Tech Startups Venture capital

Matching Algorithm

SoCal CTO

Because I was the Acting CTO for eHarmony at it's start, I quite often get introduced to people who have an idea for a startup company that is based on some kind of matching algorithm. Each of these startup ideas has at it's core a matching algorithm that reduces the friction between a consumer and some need. In the case of college matching, it's the complexity of what college matches best with the person's needs.

Match Algorithm and Inputs

SoCal CTO

One of the common questions that I commonly get is: Tony, what inputs should we use as the basis for our matching algorithm? The people asking the above question don’t have that research and they also don’t really know how the matches should occur. fit into a matching algorithm.

5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match

Inc Startups

It makes the generative, creative potential of collaboration a great match. Data reveals patterns. Once you add consumer insights, you can innovate for the future based on what you know now.