April, 2021

A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank

I first met Shawn Carolan and his wife Jennifer at the turn of the century at 11,000 feet. I was hiking with my kids between the Yosemite High Sierra camps. Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking about why startups were different from large companies.

How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

Both Sides of the Table

Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can pretty easily run 7.5 miles in an hour.

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Burning Platform: More work from Anywhere

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In the 41st episode of the series we have Tammie Hilend, CIO of Maxar Technologies While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Telecommunications

6 Keys To Finding The Right People For A Winning Team

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a new business owner or entrepreneur, you are likely to be creative and willing to take a risk , and you probably assume that most potential team members have the same mindset.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Three Keys To Startup Success

YoungUpstarts

Oleg Konovalov shares the three common elements all successful businesses have that made them stand out – a strong vision, productive culture and focus. The post Three Keys To Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Come Join Our Investment Team in NYC!

View from Seed

With the news of our most recent $100M fund , NextView is looking to add a new member of our investment team based in New York. If you or someone that you know might be a great fit for this role, please apply here.

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It’s Communications Spring Cleaning Time!

Rembrandt Communications

Do your communications, content and media make a good impression? As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and use your services. But, what about your small business? Could you use some spring cleaning, too?

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Analyst Cam: Unit4 ERPx Briefing

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Dmitri Krakovsky, Chief Product Officer of Unit4 spent a generous hour briefing me.

6 Keys to Attracting Customers Based On Social Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a logical and data-driven business advisor, I have long focused on facts, technology, and quantifiable pain in guiding entrepreneurs.

3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success 

YoungUpstarts

There are many upsides to embracing failure and knowing how to manage it. Here are three reasons why failure is essential for success. . The post 3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Why Top Business Magazines Won’t Publish Your Company’s Content

YFS Magazine

If you're ready to promote your company domestically and abroad, avoid repeating our mistakes and grow your online presence with these tips. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing content strategy editor picks marketing public relations

Evocalize Opens New Office In Austin, Texas To Support Growing Demand for Its Collaborative…

Austin Startup

Evocalize Opens New Office In Austin, Texas To Support Growing Demand for Its Collaborative Marketing Platform Evocalize today announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, giving the company the ideal environment to scale its go-to-market reach and gain access to Austin’s unique talent pool.

Shopping in Boulder at Table Mesa This Weekend

Feld Thoughts

My partner Chris Moody came up with a great idea he’s calling #BoulderStrongTableMesa. This is in response to the mass murder that happened at the King Soopers in Table Mesa on Monday, March 22nd.

Burning Platform: The future of "as a service"

deal architect

Burning Platform: The future of "as a service" In the 39th (yesterday) and 40th (today) episode of the series we have Phil Wainewright of Diginomica and Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies, two of the pioneering influencers in the SaaS/cloud marketplace. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

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10 Entrepreneur Actions To Grow Beyond A One-Man Show

Startup Professionals Musings

Success in a startup is not possible as a “one-man show.” An entrepreneur has to engage with team members, partners, investors, vendors, and customers. In my experience, the joy of positive engagement is sometimes the only pay you get in an early startup.

Three Secrets For Small Businesses To Optimize Their Online Presence In 2021

YoungUpstarts

Luke Hyde, Founder of Drive Digital Advertising shares three industry secrets for optimizing your small business's online presence. The post Three Secrets For Small Businesses To Optimize Their Online Presence In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Post-COVID-19 Era: Leadership In The Wake of Collective Trauma

YFS Magazine

Leaders can create stability in the midst of chaos, move productively through a traumatic event, and come out even stronger on the other side. Lead employee wellness health and wellness leadership pandemic workplace development

24 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated

Hearpreneur

Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life. One of the hardest things anyone can ever do is start and run a business.

Book: Wintering

Feld Thoughts

I listened to Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times on Audible over the past week. It was spectacular. Danielle Morrill recommended it to me.

Burning Platform: Digital Nomads

deal architect

In the 38th episode of the series we have Mark Brooks, CEO of Courtland Brooks. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Globalization and Technology

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10 Ways Leaders Must Change As The Business Matures

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills. They run into difficulty when their business reaches the $1-2 million annual sales range, or their employee count exceeds 5-10.

Interested In A Music Industry Career? Be Prepared To Pay Your Dues

YoungUpstarts

Looking to launch a music industry career? Deborah Fairchild, president of VEVA Sound shares some fundamentals she's used on the road to success. The post Interested In A Music Industry Career? Be Prepared To Pay Your Dues appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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3 Myths About Hard Work That Will Ruin Your Business

YFS Magazine

As entrepreneurs we pride ourselves on being hard workers. But Steve Cook says hard work pays off more if you work smart. Lead managing workflow personal development personal growth productivity work ethic work-life balance

Coinbase

Version One Ventures

Today our portfolio company Coinbase went public via a direct listing. With an initial market cap of over $100b, it is one of the most valuable public listings of all times in the US. It is also the first IPO in the Version One family and hence, a special milestone for us as a fund. . We got to invest into Coinbase when we joined their Series D in fall of 2017. It was a much later stage for us than our typical pre-seed/seed investment.

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Book: LEVERS – The Framework For Building Repeatability into Your Business

Feld Thoughts

The best businesses are data-driven and metrics-driven. Instead of simply tracking top-line metrics, every person in the organization understands their role, how they impact the business metrics, and how this impacts its larger goals.

Analyst Cam: Unit4 ERPx Briefing Part 2

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Below is Part 2 of the presentation, Dmitri Krakovsky, Chief Product Officer of. Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (other vendors

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6 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of New Venture Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur wants to know how they can improve their odds on the road to success, and why some entrepreneurs seem to be able to squeeze success out of even a marginal business case.

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Benefits Of Implementing Enterprise Work Management

YoungUpstarts

Proper project management software can be a great solution where project managers, team members, stakeholders, and clients can easily visualize every step of the project to improve the transparency and accountability of your business processes to ensure more efficiency and productivity. .

Robotics, E-Learning and Contactless Delivery to Hit Record Highs Through 2022

YFS Magazine

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to our lives and the economy. The business impact is undeniable. Grow Technology business trends pandemic recommended technology

Announcing our investment in Pickle Robot Company

Version One Ventures

In case you missed it last week, Pickle Robot Company , a robotics startup based in Cambridge, MA, shared that they raised $5.75M in seed funding. Today, we are excited to announce our investment in this round led by Hyperplane with participation from Third Kind Ventures, Box Group, and others.

Founder Creates New Family Traditions With Food

Hearpreneur

Robbie Shoults is a nationally recognized personality and third-generation owner of the Bear Creek Smokehouse , the 78-year-old popular Texas hotspot. Robbie said, “I work 50-60 hours per week but during the holidays we are open seven days a week, so I work 60-70 hours per week then.

Burning Platform: 25 years of "as a service"

deal architect

In the 39th (today) and 40th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Phil Wainewright of Diginomica and Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies, two of the pioneering influencers in the SaaS/cloud marketplace. In part 1 below, we take a walk down. Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS

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5 New Venture Mistakes That Can Cost You The Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Although every startup is unique, there are certain common avoidable mistakes that can lead to legal complications which jeopardize the long-term success of the business.

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Bitcoin Basics For Newbies In The Trade

YoungUpstarts

Trading bitcoin is a risky business. You’ll need to make the right decisions in various situations and not miss opportunities. Here are some tips. The post Bitcoin Basics For Newbies In The Trade appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others bitcoin bitcoin trading cryptocurrency

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5 Lessons I Learned Mentoring Silicon Valley Millionaires

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley possess several unique attributes that are hard to find among many startups. Lead entrepreneurial mindset leadership mindset personal development silicon valley

How to Reduce Churn With Social Media Customer Success

Up and Running

Social media is a Customer Success Manager’s dream tool. As customers become more aware, leveraging the growth of SaaS , marketing professionals need to keep up. While obviously, building brand awareness and acquiring new customers is crucial, what businesses fail to do is pay attention to the churn.