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The Appointment of Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

Revolution

He has served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President since the firm launched in 2005, with notable departures to serve our country as Vice President Biden’s Chief of Staff in 2008 and President Obama’s Ebola Czar in 2014.

One Year Later: 10 Steps to Effective Coronavirus Crisis Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

on Monday, August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. Contributed by Winnie Hart, an EO Houston member who serves on EO’s Board of Directors. Hart is an author, brand strategist and the CEO of TwinEngine and Brand in the Box.

Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

TechCrunch

It’s a chess server, forum and networking site that launched in 2005, with premium subscription that ranges between $5 a month or $29 a year. He retired from public chess in 2005, and has since launched a foundation to help children have access to chess worldwide.

How to leverage organizational storytelling in shaping culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At the height of its growth in 2005, the company underwent some changes. Sharing your company’s story can have a powerful and long-lasting impact on company culture —especially during times of change.

Mindful Leadership for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I first started my meditation practice back in 2005. Contributed by Rob Dubé, CEO at imageOne. Rob is a member of EO in Detroit, speaker, author and an avid proponent of mindful leadership. . If you’re like most business leaders and entrepreneurs, you know what it’s like to be stressed.

10 Questions for Brooklyn's Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

From 2005 to 2009, I was fortunate enough to be part of a small group of New York City innovation community leaders that sowed some of the seeds of the thriving tech hub we have today. Honestly, it was a fair bit of hand waving and maybe a little smoke and mirrors--saying in 2005 that we had a ton of startup-ready tech talent. Brooklyn now is an even better position than the rest of NYC was in 2005--with its critical mass of talent, creativity, friendlier real estate, etc.

Salon Owner Chelle Neff Talks Scaling, Sustainability and Success

Entrepreneurs' Organization

You opened Urban Betty in 2005 and it’s been growing ever since. At the start of 2020, Chelle Neff is wrapping up a decade of considerable success, growth and innovation.

Ribbit Capital leads $26.7M round for Brazilian fintech Cora

TechCrunch

The paid had worked together before — founding their first online payments company, MOIP, in 2005. Cora , a São Paulo-based technology-enabled lender to small-and-medium-sized businesses, has raised $26.7 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley VC firm Ribbit Capital.

Building for the future

Y Combinator

YC was founded in 2005 as an antidote to the classic venture capital firm. PG, Jessica, Trevor, and Robert decided to fund hackers and thereby enable the next generation of startup founders who would understand technology and its capabilities.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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Let me take you back just 10 years ago to 2005 in Silicon Valley where I returned after 11 years of living in Europe. But back in 2005 there were a few people who spotted the trend before others and one of the true pioneers was (and continues to be) Jeff Clavier who founded SoftTech VC. *. If you are a 20-something tech entrepreneur you could be forgiven for thinking that seed-stage investors, Angellist Syndicates and widely available angel money always existed.

Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others

TechCrunch

Founded in 2005, NetEase is now known for its news portal, music streaming app, education products and video games that compete with those of Tencent. The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring , and internet incumbents are taking notice.

Impact Hub Oakland leaves Impact Hub network

Impact Hub

Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 17,000 members in 100+ locations across the globe. Impact Hub Oakland has always been a lighthouse for driving the inclusion and equality agenda of the Impact Hub Network in North America.

Impact Hub Honolulu Rebrands as They Depart From Global Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 17,000 members in 100+ locations across the globe.

What Is Acqui-Hiring & How It Works?

Feedough

This term is believed to have first appeared in a blog post by Rex Hammock on May 11, 2005. Mark Zuckerberg once said that Facebook has never bought a company for the sake of buying a company. They buy companies to hire great people.

A Thriving Family Business + How They Make It Work

Smart Hustle Magazine

The Jonas family has been raising goats and making goat milk soap since 2005. A family owned and operated business is nothing new, but a family business managed by two parents and eight and children is pretty unique. Goat Milk Stuff.

Impact Hub Montréal rebrands as they switch to regional focus

Impact Hub

Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 16,500 members in 100+ locations across the globe. Impact Hub Montréal has been committed to being a driver for the achievements of the SDGs through multi-stakeholder convening.

Recruiting At-Home Workers

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And, their recent growth rates—up 47% since 2005—is pretty impressive too. New York’s Rockefeller Institute of Government has created a new Future of Labor Research Center , and the Center’s first study is making me optimistic about their future work. Where the Mobile Workforce is Living shares data and insights on, you guessed it!, where the mobile workforce is living. Specifically, it reviews the latest numbers on home-based workers, and shows that, nationally, about 5.3%

Discuss portfolio management and great storytelling with GV’s MG Siegler on Extra Crunch Live today at 2pm EDT/11 am PDT

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Siegler’s career in startups began in 2005, working in web development at a startup agency focused on tech clients. If anyone knows early-stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler.

Join Extra Crunch Live on October 27 for a conversation on early stage and storytelling success with GV’s M.G. Siegler

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Siegler’s career in startups began in 2005, working in web development at a startup agency focused on tech clients. If anyone knows early stage investing and startups, it’s M.G. Siegler.

Investing in New Tech Hubs

EntreWorks Consulting

In fact, only five metro areas account for 90% of America’s innovation sector growth since 2005. Today, I attended a Capitol Hill briefing on a new Brookings/ITIF report on The Case for Growth Centers: How to Spread Tech Innovation across America. The report and its recommendations build on the uncomfortable fact that America’s innovation and technology economy is highly concentrated, with most activity centered in a few states and metro areas.

Indeed.com's Exit: A billion reasons to focus on one thing early and do it ridiculously well

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Back in 2005, I was a lowly analyst at Union Square Ventures with a million product ideas that I'd blog about all the time. I'm so excited to hear that Indeed.com, a company that Union Square Ventures invested in while I worked there, just exited for a reported billion dollars. When you're on the VC side, you come up with a lot of ideas, because every company you see inspires three new things you wish someone would build across a wide variety of sectors.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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We built our product at Koral in 2005 with this design philosophy in mind. I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated. The single biggest mistake most product teams make is building technology for what they believe the user would want rather than what the actual end-user needs.

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Impact Hub Recife leaves global network

Impact Hub

Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 16,500 members in 100+ locations across the globe. After six years of collaboration, the global Impact Hub Network and Impact Hub Recife are now parting ways. The entrepreneurial community and coworking space of Impact Hub Recife, embarks this month on a new vision. Moving forward, the local team is setting up a new infrastructure that takes on an independent direction.

Taller con Ramón Candel: ¿Cómo desarrollar ambientes laborales inclusivos?

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Continuó sus estudios superiores al obtener un MBA en 2005 de Goizueta Business School de Emory University en Atlanta. ¿Cuándo? Martes 18 de agosto de 2020 a las 3:00 PM, hora de El Salvador. Tema: ¿Cómo desarrollar ambientes laborales inclusivos?

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Spark Capital is relatively new to VC (founded in 2005) yet has become one of the hottest new VCs having invested in Twitter, Tumblr, AdMeld, Boxee, KickApps and many more companies. RockYou (US) was founded in Redwood City in November 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen. We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Our guest was Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital.

She Breaks Barriers: Enabling an Equal World for Girls in Sport

Impact Hub

Boxgirls Berlin has supported the sporting and social engagement of women and girls since 2005, doing so through power, endurance and boxing training for girls, with certified trainers.

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

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In 2005 he was graduated and took a job in South Carolina working for technology company while he started his own web design company on the side. By 2005 I had moved back to the US and we started hiring US employees (The first two employees we hired had both grown up in India! Friedman again in this weekend’s (Apr 3, 2010) NYTimes: “Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S.

Congrats to Backupify! A Great Exit Story for the First Company I Ever Backed

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I don''t remember when I started talking to Rob, but I know it was before February of 2005, because I found "rob@businesspundit.com" in the contacts I ported over when I left GM and went to USV. Today, Backupify announced that it is getting purchased by Datto. It''s a solid exit to a company that has lots of revs, is growing, and together will form a very formidable player in the data backup space--one that can definitely be a public company in the next couple of years.

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Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

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Clearly, there has been a major uptick in RBI firms being founded since 2005, with a relatively consistent number of new firms being founded over the 15 years since then. Thomas Rush. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

5 top investors in Dutch startups discuss trends, hopes and 2020 opportunities

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Booking.com started in 1996 and was later acquired by Priceline Group (now called Booking Holdings) in 2005. The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K.,

Hint Founder Kara Goldin Says When it Comes to Entrepreneurship, Just Get Started

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We scheduled an initial production run for early April 2005, since it was going to take a while to get everything lined up. The following is excerpted from “Undaunted” by Kara Goldin Copyright© 2020 by Kara Goldin. Used by permission of HarperCollins Leadership.

Second Stage Companies: What’s All the Buzz About?

Carol Lauffer

The Edward Lowe Foundation reported that, between 2005 and 2015, second stage businesses only represented 17% of all U.S. At a recent InBIA conference, I found an overwhelming response to our session on the topic of programming for second stage companies. Second stage companies can have a strong growth trajectory, generating sales and creating new jobs in communities. So, how can we assist second stage companies?