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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There are many ways to invest successfully. Public stocks, bonds, private equity, real estate, venture capital, etc. And within each category, there are so many different investment opportunities. In public stocks, there are something like 5,000 listed stocks in the US. In venture capital, there were something like 30,000 companies that raised venture capital in 2019. How do you make sense out of all of that opportunity?

Five Tips for Giving a Professional or Technical Talk

This is going to be BIG.

At Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, we put on a lot of events , with many different speakers. Sometimes, the speaker is doing something like this in public for the first time, so I thought I’d take the time to share some of what we’ve learned from the best talks, and what I’ve picked up from doing a lot of public speaking myself. BTW… I’m always happy to come give a talk, join a diverse panel, or do a Q&A with your entrepreneurial or investor group. Just reach out and ask.)

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Celebrating Wonder women

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At EO, we celebrate entrepreneurs every day. But with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day taking place this week, we’re directing our applause to all the entrepreneurs who are women!

Show Me the Money: How to Fund Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Initiatives

Source Link

SourceLink insights on how to fund inclusive entrepreneurial support networks and entrepreneurship ecosystem building projects. Webinar was held 11/18/20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

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!

Surging homegrown talent and VC spark Italy’s tech renaissance

TechCrunch

As Italy reinstates many COVID-19 restrictions, the country’s tech ecosystem is watching and waiting to see what the wider effects of the emergency will be.

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Thoughts On Charles Duhigg’s New Yorker Piece

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this tweet in my feed yesterday and read the New Yorker piece when I woke up this morning: @fdestin @MacConwell @HarryStebbings any VC 'fairy godfathers of success' viewpoints? "Building "Building a solid business, but the V.C.s wanted fantasy… the hope that one lucky wager would more than offset many bad bets." " #startups @fredwilson blog fodder [link] — Claudia Lamb (@cloudylamb) November 23, 2020. Here’s what I think.

Partnering with CodePath and ColorStack to support future technical founders

Y Combinator

YC was founded around the idea that technologists should be at the center of tech innovation. It seems obvious today, but it wasn’t always that way.

4 Ways to Etsy-fy Your Customer Experience

StartupNation

There are two types of online shopping experiences: the fast and free necessity purchase and the personalized boutique purchase. The shopper seeking the first option just wants to buy the product and receive it as quickly as possible.

Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more

TechCrunch

DoorDash, Affirm , Roblox , Airbnb , C3.ai and Wish all filed to go public in recent days, which means some venture capitalists are having the best week of their lives. Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they are literal happy endings.

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.

The Difference Between Rich Founders and Poor Founders, From an ex-VC

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s not about being rich, it’s about repeatedly building value What some people think will happen when you become a founder | source I love the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It was my favorite growing up.

A generational opportunity for entrepreneurs

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. The coronavirus pandemic has given whole segments of the economy the opportunity, and yes, even the permission, to do things differently. It is a generational opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to solve big problems for important industries.

She Solved Her Hair Challenge Now She's Selling It Online

Smart Hustle Magazine

Selling products online is nothing new. Many businesses function 100% from online sales. But how do they make it happen? What are the first steps they take? Keziah Dhamma started her business by solving a problem. It was a problem she had herself and realized other women were facing the same thing.

The Future of Main Street: Moving Your Local Business Online

StartupNation

It’s been a tough year, to say the least, and without being a harbinger of doom and gloom, it’s looking like we won’t see significant improvements for a while yet. Therefore, it’s down to us, as entrepreneurs, to focus on what we can control. We can’t control the COVID-19 virus.

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.

YC-backed Cashfree raises $35.3 million for its payments platform

TechCrunch

Cashfree, an Indian startup that offers a wide-range of payments services to businesses, has raised $35.3 million in a new financing round as the profitable firm looks to broaden its offering.

On-Demand Marketing team | 150Birds Startup Review

Feedough

Marketing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s really hard when it comes to startups. While there’s always an option to hire an in-house marketing team, it’s not always feasible as it costs a lot. Hiring agencies to handle marketing is a great workaround. But they do charge a lot as well.

The Supercharger Boosting Startupland Fundraising and Exits

Tomasz Tunguz

Despite the economic backdrop, startups continue to plow ahead. One of the biggest changes in the last year in the US is the Fed’s stated low interest rate policy for the next three years. What impact are we seeing in the market?

Resilient Leadership: Thriving in the Unknown

Smart Hustle Magazine

Jennifer Maher, David Chang, and Meredith Schmidt spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about communication during COVID and how important it is during these challenging times. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held earlier in 2020.

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.

From Our Founder: Creating Opportunity During Times of Crisis

StartupNation

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we do our best to plan for the future. But no matter how much we try to prepare ourselves for the unexpected, none of us could have predicted, nor prepared for, the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis it has created.

AllRight, an English language learning app for children, raises $5M from Genesis Investments

TechCrunch

AllRight is a platform for English language learning, aimed at children four years or older, which combines lessons with real teachers and homework with “AI-powered” tutors.

Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

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.”

Peak Season: How to Remain Mighty on Main Without Holiday Foot Traffic

Smart Hustle Magazine

Foot traffic is a lifeline for brick-and-mortars, especially small businesses. However, leisurely trips down Main Street are dwindling as consumers lean into e-commerce to minimize their trips out during the pandemic.

Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies

StartupNation

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. The events of 2020, however, will have shoppers and businesses alike navigating uncharted territory as the pandemic continues to impact consumer behavior.

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

TechCrunch

Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually end up working. It has now raised a £7.1

Coworking Megatrends 2021

GCUC

2020 has been a long, strange, difficult year. The good news is that we have now been through a massive work from home experiment. The post Coworking Megatrends 2021 appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Coworking Trends

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.