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The four tenets of conscious capitalism

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Kent Gregoire. Kent Gregoire is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member and founder of Symphony Advantage, which helps CEOs achieve ongoing success through strategic thinking, advice and planning.

Jam collaborative software launches Jam Genies to give small startups access to experts

TechCrunch

As the world moves towards remote work, the collaborative tools market continues to expand. Jam , a platform for editing and improving your company’s website, is adding to the trend by introducing a new arm to its product today called Jam Genies.

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Today’s entrepreneurs weigh in: Is entrepreneurship a lonely journey?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At the core of Entrepreneurs’ Organization ‘s mission is helping entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. And one of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is by encouraging valuable experience sharing.

Don't Hate the Raise. Hate the Game.

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, I was talking to a highly experienced female professional out raising money. It was super clear to me that she was incredibly qualified to tackle the problems that she was raising money to go after—but few people in the ecosystem knew who she was compared to other, more high profile professionals. There were other people who spend more time on social, doing the podcasts, videos and interviews—things that, while brand building, opened them up to more criticism.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

RVI’s New Model 1 year in: 3x the members, 2x the investments, more diversification

Paul G. Silva

One year ago the angel group I have the honor to lead pivoted to a substantially different model. Like all pivots, it wasn’t easy. In fact, it was scary as hell. But thanks to the incredible involvement of our members and our assistant manager Ethan Ferris, 2020 was our best year ever. Membership tripled , pulling in people from a much larger geography than conceivable before.

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Fintechs could see $100 billion of liquidity in 2021

TechCrunch

Jake Jolis. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jake Jolis is a partner at Matrix Partners and invests in seed and Series A technology companies including marketplaces and software. More posts by this contributor. 4-year founder vesting is dead. 2019 saw a stampede of fintech unicorns. Dana Stalder.

Activating Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

UBI Global

A fascinating look at the innovation ecosystem in Pakistan in a free download from UBI Global With 140 million people under the age of 30, Pakistan is one of the youngest country demographics in the world – with one of the fastest-growing economies in Aisa.

Cities are Like Startups

Revolution

2021: The Great Acceleration of the Rise of the Rest & the End of “Silicon X Syndrome.” Part I) Cities are Like Startups Cities are like startups. And like many other industries, “business as usual” has been completely disrupted by the coronavirus.

advancing equity: validating multiple pathways and developing a holistic organizational approach

Venture Well

Validating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Warrior strategies to help you thrive in 2021

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Tui Cordemans, an entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia. Tui is the cofounder and creative director at Koh Living. When I ponder over the concept of uncertainty and how uncertain we are feeling about 2021, I realise that in reality, the future is never certain.

YC’s Spring Tour 2021

Y Combinator

We are excited to announce our 2021 Spring Outreach Tour. On this tour, our goal is to meet founders and future founders, introduce them to the YC community, and share our learnings from helping thousands of startups launch and grow.

Knife to a Gunfight - Startup Technology & IP

The Seraf Compass

We all love toys, new ideas, shiny new baubles. Part of the fun of investing in early stage companies relates to the joy we get in trying out new products or imagining how the world will be a better place when a new medical device comes to market. But you have to look beyond the prototype, ignore the flashy product demo, and really dig into the technology before you write that check

Innovation 2021 – Is Remote Work Killing Corporate Innovation?

UBI Global

This is how to keep the innovation flowing in today’s remote work environment The concept of remote work isn’t new by any means, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies had to quickly embrace the concept as the new normal.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

TechCrunch

The digital media industry will give us plenty to talk about this year. When we last surveyed venture capitalists about their media investments, the big topic was the impact that the pandemic would have on the industry, and on the prospects for new startups.

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Starting an E-Commerce Business in 2021? Keep These 6 Key Trends in Mind

StartupNation

If you’re thinking about starting an e-commerce business, you’re in good company. E-commerce is booming, with sales from last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday hitting $10.8 billion in a single weekend.

The Mindset, Traits, and Skills of an Ecosystem Builder

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Experienced ecosystem builders share their insights and experience. Facilitating connections, resilience, inclusivity, altruism, empathy — these are a few of the key values, and traits most esteemed by ecosystem builders.

A Quick Guide to Hiring a Business Coach [And Tips to Get Most Out of Your Coach]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do you feel stuck growing your business? Do you struggle to maintain a work-life balance? Or do you feel overwhelming to run day-to-day business operations? If your answer to these questions is YES, then my friend, you need a business coach.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

‘Oklahoma!’ a unique model for innovation

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. In 1943, when the musical Oklahoma opened on Broadway, our state had only been a state for 36 years. Oklahoma not only gave us the best state song in the entire country, this play, named for our state, spawned innovation at every turn.

Unpacking Chamath Palihapitiya’s SPAC deals for Latch and Sunlight Financial

TechCrunch

This morning, investor and SPAC raconteur Chamath Palihapitiya announced two new blank-check deals involving Latch and Sunlight Financial. Latch, an enterprise SaaS company that makes keyless-entry systems, has raised $152 million in private capital, according to Crunchbase.

5 Actionable Goals for Your Startup to Set and Achieve in 2021

StartupNation

While the pandemic has created numerous obstacles for entrepreneurs, some of the best and most inventive ideas have been born out of adverse circumstances.

Information as Surprise - Harness Claude Shannon's Key Idea

Tomasz Tunguz

How do you measure how much information a statement contains? The short answer is surprise. If you live in Los Angeles and I told you the weather tomorrow would be sunny, you would receive no information from me. It’s sunny there every day. But if I told you Salesforce intends to buy Uber to ferry salespeople to their prospects, that would be interesting! Claude Shannon invented this idea, information as surprise. His theories enabled modern-day computing, with many others contributing.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About Selling a Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Selling is tough work. If you’re selling a house, that’s also tough. Selling a business — that may be the toughest sale there is. It’s a topic not often talked about, and therefore business owners don’t always know where to turn.

How to Start a Biotech Company on a Budget

Y Combinator

Running a biotech company is capital intensive, and this can make it intimidating to get started. Founders sometimes face a chicken and egg problem: how do you make progress without millions of dollars in funding, and how do you raise millions of dollars in funding without having made progress?

Smart lock maker Latch teams with real estate firm to go public via SPAC

TechCrunch

This week, Latch becomes the latest company to join the SPAC parade. Founded in 2014, the New York-based company came out of stealth two years later, launching a smart lock system.

4 Startup Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned From Playing Semi-Pro Volleyball

StartupNation

As a startup co-founder, I’m constantly looking for lessons that will help me be a better leader, partner and innovator. Sometimes those lessons come from surprising places. I’ve been playing semi-professional volleyball with my co-founder at Routefusion, Richard Scappaticci, for three years.

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.