For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups


As we go into 2020, though, I have a big push for all 13,000 GAN Startups. I can’t wait to see what you continue to do in 2020. The post For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups appeared first on GAN. GAN Startups 2020 gan startups impact year ahead yearly planningTo the 13,000 startups in the GAN Community, thank you. Running a startup is so hard. At every point along the way, it feels like you could go out of business.

Quizlet’s State of Remote Learning Report 2020

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Quizlet put out a “ State of Remote Learning Report ” this week based on what they are seeing across their global learning platform during the pandemic. Quizlet wrote a blog post about it as well.

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Most Business Leaders Believe 2020 Presidential Election Will Affect Small Businesses

Smart Hustle Magazine

Most business leaders in the US believe that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election will affect their businesses. Impactful 2020 presidential election.

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!


Techstars cofounder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist —are excited to open enrollment for their Venture Deals, Spring 2020 online course. Classes begin March 8, 2020! Enrollment opens today and the Spring class begins March 8, 2020. Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

GAN Leaders Share Their 2020 Productivity Hacks


” The post GAN Leaders Share Their 2020 Productivity Hacks appeared first on GAN. Every year, I like to ask the leaders of our GAN Accelerators to share their favorite productivity hacks–the tools and practices they use to increase their efficiency, be productive, and keep going–with one another. This year, I also extended the question to our GAN Team. And the answers are far too good to keep to myself. I loved what came my way, and want to share them with all of you.

YC’s Fall Tour 2020

Y Combinator

Twice a year (fall and spring), we visit cities and universities around the world. Our goal is to meet founders and future founders, introduce them to the YC community, and share what we’ve learned from helping thousands of startups launch and grow.

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars


With a renewed commitment toward diversity, we are welcoming founders to our 2020 class from more than ten nationalities, with companies coming from seven countries including India, Spain, United States, Turkey, UK, Israel and Canada. Without further ado, here are the BSH Future Home Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2020 companies: Ask Winston. Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Are VCs cutting checks in the closing days of the 2020 election?


Before the 2016 election, Vice Ventures founder and general partner Catharine Dockery was bullish about the future of recreational cannabis in the United States.

FundersClub Portfolio Follow-On Rounds Update - Q3 2020


We'd like to congratulate FundersClub portfolio companies on their ongoing progress, as well as to welcome aboard their new VC investor partners. Selected recent FundersClub portfolio company follow-on rounds: Rippling was minted a unicorn with the close of a $145M Series B led by Founders Fund.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

Take a look around you at any given moment, and somebody is likely surfing the web on their phone. In 2020, society has fully immersed itself in the web and all it has to offer - and no one more so than those of Generation Z. With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last. With this caveat in mind, read on to learn how to adapt your recruiting strategy to appeal to this pool of potential employees.

The Real Rebuilding Will Begin after the Election, and it Will Start with Entrepreneurs, Economic Developers, and Ecosystem Builders

Co Starters

Here’s the good news: One way or another, the 2020 election will be over soon. . 2020 won’t be our nation’s last divisive election. . Here’s the bad news: This election will leave scars, and we have a lot of things that need to be fixed.

YC Bio Tour – 2020

Y Combinator

This year, for the first time, we’ll be visiting universities and institutions to meet founders who are focused on building biotech and healthcare companies. Since 2014, YC has funded over 250 bio, healthcare, and life science companies, making us one of the largest seed stage bio/healthcare funders in the world.

big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship

Venture Well

To kick off the new year—and new decade—we’d like to draw attention to four big ideas that will be of great importance in 2020 and in years to come. The post big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty I&E Ecosystems Assessment Biomedical Engineering inclusive entrepreneurship Sustainability

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020


In 2020, VR did not get the shelter-in-place usage bump many had hoped for largely due to supply chain issues at Facebook, but VCs hope their new cheaper device will spell good things for the startup ecosystem.

The 2020 Data Intelligence Glossary for Recruiting and HR Professionals

As a recruiter, your goal is to place the right candidates at the right jobs or into ideal accounts. In today’s competitive marketplace, doing so is harder than ever. To build a candidate pipeline and keep the talent flowing into your agencies and organizations, it’s important to understand data-driven recruiting concepts to stay ahead of competitors.

Dreamit Ventures Announces Spring 2020 Cohort, Kicks Off Its First Fully Virtual Program

Dream It — Dreamit Ventures (@dreamit) March 19, 2020. The venture fund launched a completely virtual program with a focus on helping 13 Urbantech, Healthtech, and Securetech startups with business development, customer growth, and capital raising in a time of economic uncertainty.



After the last UIIS in November 2019, we invited Ukrainians to organize the Ukraine Tech Days pavilion at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit 2020 in Jerusalem. This year, together with our Ukrainian friends, we’re organizing an OurCrowd panel discussion at the UIIS 2020.

America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference

Smart Hustle Magazine

The year 2020 has shaken the entire world, including the small business world. These workshops are available from September 29, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Subscribe The post America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference appeared first on

COVID-19 can’t stop us: behind-the-scenes of virtualOPEN 2020

Venture Well

OPEN 2020 put our core value of living innovation to the test. The post COVID-19 can’t stop us: behind-the-scenes of virtualOPEN 2020 appeared first on VentureWell. Due to the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, we transformed our annual in-person conference into our first-ever virtualOPEN live. I&E Ecosystems Inclusive entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education inclusive entrepreneurship

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.

Clickfunnels Review: The Ultimate Sales Engine for Your Business? (2020)

Wesley Cherisien

2020) appeared first on Wesley Cherisien. Looking for the Complete ClickFunnels Review? Here is a Comprehensive Guide. If you are among one of the many entrepreneurs trying to build a business, you might have heard about ClickFunnels.

The De-Carbonization Of The Economy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — Oct 10, 2020 Innovation Upends Extrapolation: Urbanization Nick Grossman — Oct 2, 2020 USV Algorand Transparency Statement, Q3 2020.

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What Startup Studios Look Like in 2020


The post What Startup Studios Look Like in 2020 appeared first on GAN. Startup studios are one of the hottest topics in the startup world right now. And for a good reason—since their inception, they’ve produced some great results. Yet, most people, even those in the startup world, still have no idea what startup studios do or how they support startups. The same was true for accelerators a decade ago. They were nascent organizations.

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — Oct 10, 2020 Innovation Upends Extrapolation: Urbanization. The NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic.

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

Looking Ahead, Predictions For 2020


With a bit of reluctance, I share this forthcoming “ Predictions For 2020 ” post with you. So, with that caveat, here we go… As 2020 is nearly around the corner, what’s on my mind? I do not see that happening in 2020. My hunch is The Speaker Of The House will hold articles long enough to ensure the 2020 State Of The Union address is not delivered before a trial can be concluded.

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Going Public Circa 2020; Door #3: The SPAC

The numbers from 2020 are truly astonishing. The average company that has gone public in 2020 was underpriced by 31%. And the total dollars of one-day wealth transfer in just 6 months of 2020 was $7.8B.

Entrepreneurship is About Creation. Here’s Why We Need to Train Entrepreneurs to Create the Next Economy.

Co Starters

The global tension we see happening in 2020 is in part the frustration of knowing that we must arrive at this Next Economy as fast as we can.

E-Commerce and Retail

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV TEAM POSTS: Nick Grossman — Oct 2, 2020 USV Algorand Transparency Statement, Q3 2020 Rebecca Kaden — Oct 1, 2020 Sora.

Five Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

The State of Crowdfunding, 2020

EntreWorks Consulting

In fact, monthly investment totals doubled during the summer of 2020. The State of Crowdfunding, 2020. As small businesses continue the long slog of recovery from COVID-19 impacts, we’re going to need all hands on deck. We are going to need more resources for business technical assistance, more sources of business finance, and a greater focus on local business retention and expansion efforts.

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work. The impact on our families and careers has been significant. Around the world, parents struggle to find a quiet space to work, professionals battle with technology, and employers assess the safest way forward. .

how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap

Venture Well

Inclusive entrepreneurship open 2020 STEMAs more technology transfer offices work to close the gender engagement gap, we outline some best practices to help administrators enhance their efforts. The post how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap appeared first on VentureWell.

5 Predictions for 2020

Tomasz Tunguz

Here are my 5 predictions for 2020. The direct listing becomes the standard way for startups to go public in 2020. In it, 65% of founders believe the fundraising market in 2020 will present more challenges than 2019. The idea has been proven by Slack and Spotify, and many others will follow. Most startups at IPO have plenty of cash and don't need to raise more in the public markets. The direct listing enables them to go public without raising capital.

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!

Entrepreneurs and Economic Developers Both Want to Make a Difference in their Community. Here are Practical Ways they Can Improve their Collaboration.

Co Starters

And, despite all the bad news of 2020, this shared hope should give everyone with a passion to build a more prosperous, equitable world a reason for optimism.