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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week I spent three hours with my six partners in a conference room talking through what we are investing in and why. It was a terrific session and I had more “ahas” in those three hours than I have had in many many months. There really is no substitute for sitting together with your colleagues working things out face to face. This week our team met with a founder in Singapore via Zoom. It was midnight in Singapore and noon in NYC.

Every storm is a golden opportunity

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Matt Bromley , accomplished big-wave surfer, well known for his films Risky Business and Risky Ripples. Every storm has a big wave to ride. I can’t emphasize this enough. As a professional big-wave surfer, I chase storms around the world.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development this Economic Development Week

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According to my friend Jeff Finkle (pictured right), president of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), “Supporting entrepreneurs and small-business owners with creating and growing their local companies is a crucial part of economic development.”. We couldn’t agree more.

reimagining chemical engineering education: q&a with Dr. Pedro Arce of Tennessee Tech University

Venture Well

Faculty grantee, Pedro Arce, designed courses that tasked chemical engineering students with developing innovative, nature-inspired solutions to societal challenges.

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!

A Tool for Consistent and Sustainable Startup Growth

Paul G. Silva

This is a repost from the Launch413 blog. Effective Tools Used By Launch413: A Case Study. When we created Launch413 in 2018, we had no idea what was just around the corner. We already knew entrepreneurs were one of the best ways to create prosperity in our communities and we knew how to help them. We also knew entrepreneurs were one of the most powerful forces for good in the world.

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The Last Gameboard raises $4M to ship its digital tabletop gaming platform

TechCrunch

The tabletop gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as millions discovered or rediscovered its joys, but it too is evolving — and The Last Gameboard hopes to be the venue for that evolution.

Seraf Founders Receive National Award for Changing the Landscape of Angel Investing

The Seraf Compass

In recognition of their incredible contribution to angel investing, Seraf Founders Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile were awarded the 2021 Hans Severiens award by the Angel Capital Association, the largest professional angel investor development organization in the world

9 Confessions From a Failed Startup CEO

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A business degree, Wall Street background, and prior startup experience couldn’t save me from these grave mistakes. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup life startup-lessons entrepreneurship

All About Aisha Taylor Issah and Sistahs in Business Expo

Smart Hustle Magazine

Aisha Taylor Issah is Founder and CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo, the country’s only multi-city small business expo and community created to celebrate and educate entrepreneurial women of color.

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.

5 Tips for Aspiring Mom Entrepreneurs to Turn Your Startup Dreams Into Reality

StartupNation

As a mom, your schedule tends to center around your kids more often than not.

Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors

TechCrunch

Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor.

Extending your Runway!

Berkonomics

Several years ago, I wrote a book entitled, Extending the Runway , using parallels to piloting a plane to equate to the process of creating and building a small company, making maximum use of resources to get to and beyond breakeven. It is worth revisiting the most.

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Five After Hours Habits to Help You Build a Tiny Empire, Quietly

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Build from your bedroom. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work startup productivity self-improvement entrepreneurship

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.

NEWS – Annual Cyber Attack Costs $25k for US Small Business Says Hiscox Survey

Smart Hustle Magazine

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, reveals that in the past 12 months 23% of small businesses suffered at least one cyber attack, with an average annual financial cost of $25k.

These 4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Startup Stories on StartupNation Radio

StartupNation

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff interviews four entrepreneurs who share their startup stories: Tania Shah, Erin Nobles and Lisa Sigman of In The Know Legal; and Kristen Denzer of Tierra Encantada.

Opportunity knocks: Exhibit at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch

No matter what slice of the mobility market you’ve claimed as your own — AVs, EVs, data mining, AI, dockless scooters, robotics or the batteries that will charge and change the world — you won’t find a better place to showcase your extraordinary tech and talent than TC Sessions: Mobility 2021.

YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Running a remote-first startup: Do’s and Don’ts

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Running a Remote-First Startup: Do’s and Don’ts We’ve been a remote-first startup for 3 years, here’s what we’ve learned. We’ve been a remote-first startup from day one at Uizard ?—?since

As Tom Love shows, entrepreneurs are wired in a special way

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Entrepreneurs are wired in a special way.

COVID-19 Accelerated Innovation: How Can Your Startup Embrace Change Moving Forward?

StartupNation

The COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst that accelerated innovation and change in almost every industry. What used to take some businesses five years to accomplish remarkably took them only five months during the pandemic.

Engageli nabs $33M more for its collaborative video-based teaching platform

TechCrunch

As schools move more widely into reopening their doors for in-person learning, many educational institutions have also learned a critical lesson in the last year.

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.”

Lessons from Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, hardware, landing NBA partnerships & more | E1213

Jason Calacanis

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Top Takeaways. Improving sleep is a massive market opportunity. It has fueled Oura’s growth as well as other companies like Calm.com. “99.9% of Americans will try to sleep tonight, but only 10% will exercise per day.”

I Sat down with My Friend Who Went from $0 to $100K in Cash in 5 Years

Entrepreneur's Handbook

“People don’t care about the money, only the life money can buy you.” ” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business money inspiration entrepreneurship productivity

The Hard Thing About a Hard City: Why I Support Kathryn Garcia for Mayor of NYC

This is going to be BIG.

Kathryn Garcia wants to be Mayor of New York City. No, I mean, she actually wants to do the job. It’s not a platform for her to promote any experiments. It’s not something she’s doing because that’s the next logical step in a political ladder. It’s not an interesting career change for someone who made it rich doing something else. She wants this job and I’m thrilled to publicly endorse her for it as my #1 choice. She is, by far, the most qualified candidate in the race.

What Do Software Startup Unicorns Like OneStream and StockX Have in Common?

StartupNation

OneStream and StockX are two of the most recent unicorns to emerge out of Detroit’s thriving startup ecosystem. OneStream provides B2B corporate performance management (CPM) software, while StockX offers resellers a marketplace to sell shoes, electronics and other products.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.