DonorsChoose.org Book Match Day

Feld Thoughts

Today, DonorsChoose has a match across the entire site for any donations for books. It’s DonorsChoose Book Match Day. The post DonorsChoose.org Book Match Day appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Amy and I love to read.

Monthly Match: Planned Parenthood: #istandwithPP

Feld Thoughts

So, your Monthly Match team ( Fred Wilson , Joanne Wilson , Amy Batchelor , Susan Danziger , Albert Wenger and me) is launching this month’s match for Planned Parenthood. Instead, I’m going to encourage those of you who agree with me (and Fred, Joanne, Amy, Susan, and Albert) to join us in our monthly match and help raise at least $60k for Planned Parenthood. Here is how the monthly match works. Go to our match offer page and click the big Donate button.

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.

Monthly Match: The Human Utility #GiveWater

Feld Thoughts

Our month match for June is The Human Utility. Fred Wilson, Joanne Wilson, Amy Batchelor, and I are matching up to $20,000 of contributions via our #GiveWater campaign. To donate and have your contribution matched, go here and hit the big blue Donate button.

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.

Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Feld Thoughts

In response to this opportunity, SVB is joining Amy and me in a match challenge to raise $300,000 for Global EIR. So – your $1 donation gets a $2 match. The post Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Pick A Startup Model To Match Your Motivation

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus it behooves every entrepreneur to pick the startup model that best matches their real motivation. The exciting part about being an entrepreneur is that you can tailor the role to match your real motivations.

[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform

YoungUpstarts

Ideaspotting Asia interns internship job Malaysia skills matching startup

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.

What My First Boxing Match Taught Me About Business

YFS Magazine

got in the ring in front of 700 people, with a rather large woman, and subsequently raised over $2,000 for cancer research. Lifestyle boxing business advice business lessons lifestyle sports starting a business

How To Match Your Startup Stage To Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.

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.

Social Media Matching

SoCal CTO

Everything is Matching The real promise comes about as we get better tools for navigating all of this. If you know me - which you might not because you only have a thin relationship :) – you know that I’m going to say that a lot of this comes back to Matching Algorithms. There are many, very interesting and very complex matching problems that need to get solved. Some days I start to feel that everything is matching. Well it’s also knowing what kind of match you need.

Dear VCs: What Happens When Your Words And Your Actions Don’t Match

Feld Thoughts

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post Your Words Should Match Your Actions. In my book Startup Life (that I wrote with my wife Amy) I said that one of the key things that has made our relationship work is that I realized “my words had to match my actions.” My biggest behavior change 14 years ago was to focus hard on having my words match my actions, and my actions match my words. But then their words and their actions don’t match up.

Match Performance Support

SoCal CTO

I’ve had several recent conversations with startups who are building companies based on matching. One of the things that I think gets commonly missed by these companies when I first talk to them is that they need more than providing matching, they need performance support. Match Performance Support When I get asked about eHarmony, a lot of people miss that there’s some very interesting performance support going on after the match.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Match Your Audience With Your Attire

Mike Michalowicz

No matter how comfortable we may have gotten in the business world, it is still important to pay attention to your attire and match it to your client’s expectations. The post Match Your Audience With Your Attire appeared first on Mike Michalowicz.

Lighting the match – going viral

Berkonomics

It doesn’t happen by accident. Not every new game site is a Club Penguin or Minecraft. Not every social network is a Facebook or Instagram. Not every texting application is a Twitter. What are the elements needed to focus upon in making the attempt to take a product viral?

Listen to Google — UX and SEO are a match made in heaven

The Next Web

To the layman UX and SEO (if they even understand what they mean) sound like two entirely unrelated things. The one is about some plumber jabbing away at their phone, while the other is about satisfying the algorithms of a company in Silicon Valley. But we know better.

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.

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.

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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Local.com Launches Exact Match For Local Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

This is one of the reasons why Irvine, California-based online local media company Local.com has launched its suite of integrated Exact Match local business solutions, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses. Hyperlocal is in.

#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.

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.

Match your strategy with your business situation

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

After many suggestions from colleagues and friends, I finally got a chance to read The First 90 Days some time ago, a book about making significant impact in the first 90 days of a new role.

From School to Startup: Bain’s StartUp Academy Matches College Students With Portfolio Companies

ReadWriteStart

We can go to these campuses across the country on behalf of our portfolio, find great kids and match them up with our companies.”. Mitt Romney is growing his own. Well, sort of. His old firm, Bain Capital, is taking on the problem of hiring talented tech workers by training them itself.

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.

I’m Proud of Our Community

Feld Thoughts

I woke up this morning to see the following on our Human Utility monthly match Crowdrise campaign. And, Jessica Livingston matched the $20k again, so that was another $20k. Philanthropy #givewater monthly match the human utility

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.

How might startups and entrepreneurs match up with cities to solve shared civic challenges?

Austin Startup

Are you looking to find a dynamic way to help build, prototype, or validate a solution in one of America’s largest cities? Want an… Continue reading on Austin Startups ». news civictech sxsw austin civic-innovation

Match your strategy with your business situation

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

After many suggestions from colleagues and friends, I finally got a chance to read The First 90 Days some time ago, a book about making significant impact in the first 90 days of a new role.

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.

hackNY Expands Its Internship Program, Matching Student Hackers and NYC Startups

ReadWriteStart

The hackNY Fellows are matched with startups in the city and participate in a ten-week program that includes mentoring and lectures by investors and entrepreneurs. Last year's students were matched with startups including Bit.ly , OKCupid , and Aviary.

TechStars Cloud’s Good.co Matches Workers’ Personalities to the Right Job

SiliconHills

Matches Workers’ Personalities to the Right Job appeared first on SiliconHills. The TechStars Cloud company, Good.co, wants people to be happy in their jobs. The San Francisco-based company has spent the past three months at Geekdom in the TechStars Cloud accelerator program. Its founders will officially pitch their company during TechStars Cloud Demo Day on Thursday at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in downtown San Antonio. [.] The post TechStars Cloud’s Good.co