Network Like A Boss!

YoungUpstarts

OK, are you sitting down ‘cause I have a confession to make…ready… I actually like networking! Now I’m not saying it’s easy, you always have to be ‘on’, you always have to be willing to mix it up and sometimes I do get that affliction suffered by many power networkers – Smile Cheek Fatigue.

Entrepreneurs With A Great Idea Need A Great Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s fine for one to be the visible head of the company, but if you look at recent great successes of recent times, almost always there is a partner behind the scenes who was key to making the right things happen. Do online research on crowdfunding and partner dating sites.

10 Keys To Finding That Perfect-Fit Business Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner. As a mentor to aspiring business owners, I often get asked to find that partner for them, since founders are usually too busy with their solution. I always laugh, and ask them if they want me to find a spouse for them as well, since the right partner requires many of same attributes of chemistry, values, and passion. Network to find co-founders as you network to find investors.

My World Is A Network

Feld Thoughts

And then the first line morphed into “My world is a network” and I started thinking about networks and hierarchies. We then got together and wandered over to Union Square Ventures where we had lunch with the USV partners and talked about the healthcare industry and how technology could radically alter it as well as the relationship between each of the different constituencies. Another was with a CEO about a strategic partner. My world is a network.

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.

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 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. NYC Business Networking Events.

6 Tips For Smarter Networking

YoungUpstarts

You know networking is essential for building your business, but you’ve hit a wall. You need to smarten up your networking habits. Think about what types of people you want to meet, including those within your industry, potential customers, and business partners.

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

Both Sides of the Table

They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. And as a result Twitter Networks are currently different in my mind than many other social networks.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Benefit From the New Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs like Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Chris McCormick of L.L.Bean have long realized that networking is no longer something that you do to get what you want, but requires listening and relationship building to do what the other party wants, with a win-win outcome.

How To Hook Your Audience’s Attention At A Networking Event

YoungUpstarts

I felt a rush of relief, because the facilitator had acknowledged how I sometimes react to networking. Why do so many people dislike networking events so much? Others said the events didn’t expand their network or generate any leads.

dot429.com – Professional Networking For The LGBT Community

YoungUpstarts

dot429 – 4-2-9 spells G-A-Y on a telephone keypad – is offered as a platform to connect with new partners, investors and employees both online and in-person. Ideaspotting dot429.com LGBT community online networking professional network

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.”

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.

Ten Steps in Choosing the Right Startup Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

Even experienced entrepreneurs need a partner to strengthen their position. The question is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner. First, I will admit there is no magic formula here, just like in real life when trying to find a relationship partner.

[Singapore] Beepmo Brings Mobile Networking To Next Bank Asia

YoungUpstarts

“We find attendees and sponsors demanding a fresh conference experience and more productive ways to network,” says Rob Findlay, founder of Next Bank Asia. “ Beepmo really comes alive at events and conferences and we’re thrilled to be partnering Next Bank Asia.”

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20 Networking Tips from a PR Expert [+ GIVEAWAY]

Up and Running

I didn’t start actively networking until I started my business in 2003. I have always said that if I had networked like this when I first started working in the early 1980s, I would be Queen of the World by now. Networking is a tool that opens and gets you through the door.

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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.

5 Reasons Why An Entrepreneur’s Network Is The Ultimate Asset

YoungUpstarts

Nurture your network; maintain your relationships. It is the innate power of a good founder’s network that will turn napkins into products and products into successful businesses. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur’s greatest asset: 1.

Channel partners can be golden for growth

Berkonomics

A Channel partner is a person or a company with a complementary service, who is knocking on the same doors as you, and who is connected. I don’t mean that they are on LinkedIn, attend networking groups, and talk a big game.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Partners With Indian Angel Network

ReadWriteStart

On April 16, I was in Mumbai doing a live 1M/1M event with TiE Mumbai and Indian Angel Network (IAN). We also had Pritam Roy present Gomolo.in , a social network and online hangout for movie lovers.

11 Tips To Help Reluctant Networkers Survive, Connect, And Thrive At Holiday Parties

YoungUpstarts

Levine, president of Quantum Success Solutions and author of “ Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere “ If you aren’t a natural connector, you’re probably dreading the coming deluge of holiday events and parties.

10 Winning Steps for Finding a Job or a Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee. Actively work the network. Contrary to popular belief, business networking is not all done at investor receptions and conferences.

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs

Duct Tape Marketing

The 3 Kinds of Partners Every Business Needs written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You don’t simply get new customers, you partner with them to deliver the most value over time. Strategic Partners. Content Partners.

What to Look For in a Business Partner

Up and Running

When I was going through the co-founder “dating” process, I’d found a potential partner through my network who seemed to be perfect. During our time working together, I was impressed by my potential partner’s sales abilities and drive to hit the personal goals we’d set.

Trover, A Mobile Location-Based Discovery Network

YoungUpstarts

Trover is a private company funded by General Catalyst Partners, Ignition Partners and Benchmark Capital. Trover ( www.trover.com ) is a mobile discovery app that is created for explorers who love to share their discoveries with each other in a visual way.

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Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world. Media and event company Women 2.0

Innovative TV Network Using Crowdfunding For Capital Raise

The Startup Magazine

There is a startup TV network that is riding both waves, so now you don’t need to be Oprah to own a television network. Fantastic shows from across the globe are now part of what Vibrant TV Network is bringing to the US market.

Never Say No to Networking

blogs.hbr.org

HBR Blog Network. Never Say No to Networking. When new entrepreneurs ask me for advice, I sometimes tell them to NYFO — Network Your Face Off. The best networking suggestion I can offer? More on: Entrepreneurship , Managing yourself , Networking.

How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear

Up and Running

Does networking make you nervous? But beyond passion, there’s one other key ingredient successful business owners can’t go without: networking. But others aren’t born with good social skills, and they need to work on improving them if they want to become effective networkers.

How Pertino is reinventing the future of business networking

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Almost a year ago, my partner Barry Eggers and I met with Craig Elliott and Scott Hankins to talk about their vision for a new company, Pertino. Over a coffee in a small office in Cupertino (yes, their name is related to their founding hometown), we talked about how it was the right time to build a new networking company due to the confluence of three major trends: cloud, software defined networking (SDN), and the consumerization of IT. cloud networking Pertino

7 Steps to Building a Successful Channel Partner Program

ConversionXL

These are actual results a startup Ringadoc got from their partner program. Chris Samila , Partnerships Manager at Optimizely shares: “We saw building and supporting a partner ecosystem as a massive opportunity. So we started building out the partner program.”.

Why Link Building is the New Networking

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Link Building is the New Networking written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. That’s why I say it’s the new networking because people want to share great content. They want to share it with their audiences, networks, and visitors.

Facebook now a mature and stable partner

The Equity Kicker

Yesterday Facebook showed what a mature and stable partner they have become. Facebook Advertising Network: The final announcement at F8, Facebook’s Advertising Network allows developers to serve mobile ads and interstitials backed by Facebook’s targeting data.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Channel Partner Program

ConversionXL

These are actual results a startup Ringadoc got from their partner program. Chris Samila , Partnerships Manager at Optimizely shares: “We saw building and supporting a partner ecosystem as a massive opportunity. So we started building out the partner program.”.

Standing Cloud Closes $3m Financing, Launches Partner Program

Feld Thoughts

This week, Standing Cloud launched the Standing Cloud Partner Program for these customers. Becoming a partner includes free hosting for one instance of a single application for one year, volume pricing, and a listing of their services in the Standing Cloud Application Network , launched last week, which is gearing up to be the go-to place for end users and solution providers around Web apps.

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This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners.

How to Train Your Referral Partners in Just 2 Steps

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Train Your Referral Partners in Just 2 Steps written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Have you ever met someone at a networking event and hit it off? Your new partner is suddenly whisked into the witness protection program. Why Referral Partners Fail You.

Enigmatic Zon Networks Renames as Hola! – Best Kept Secret in Israel?

VC Cafe

T wo years ago, VC Cafe reported that Zon Networks had raised a $7 million round from DFJ. At the time, DFJ commented that Zon Networks is going to change the Internet the way that Skype changed VOIP. has been growing in the recent months: From the Bloomberg Business Network : Hola!

8 Networking Tips for Shy People

Duct Tape Marketing

8 Networking Tips for Shy People written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking is a challenge for shy people. If you’re struggling to meet new people, here’s a few things you could try to improve your network.

Worldwide Investor Network Event Tuesday, November 15th

David Teten

I hope you’ll join us on November 15 th at 5:30pm for the final Worldwide Investor Network event of the year. Rahul Gandhi , Associate at High Peaks Venture Partners. Chad Raube , Partner at Dawn Capital (London) (business school classmate). Founder of Worldwide Investor Networ

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. This Panel will explore issues such as: How can companies best utilize social networking media?