Mon.Aug 19, 2019

How Much Should I Pay My Employees? An Introduction to Compensation Philosophy


Developing a compensation philosophy—and doing so sooner rather than later—is one key way to get compensation right. But what exactly is a compensation philosophy, and how do you go about developing one for your startup? .

Crypto IRA

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have an old IRA that I don’t pay much attention to. I thought about cashing it out but the tax load to do that was too much for me to stomach. So then I thought about investing it in crypto. But that turns out to be pretty hard. I think there is an opportunity out there for a crypto brokerage to offer IRAs or an IRA custodian to offer crypto, or both. Given the tendency for many investors to buy and hold crypto, it would lend itself to a long term investment product like an IRA.

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 Child Care & Coworking part 3


Just a little recap…. In every facebook group, forum, contact form and unconference- Coworking and childcare comes up. While most of us agree that it is needed and the next step in the “co” nich movement- there is a real lack of information around it.

Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control

David Teten - VC

Does the traditional VC financing model make sense for all companies? Absolutely not. VC Josh Kopelman makes the analogy of jet fuel vs. motorcycle fuel. VCs sell jet fuel which works well for jets; motorcycles are more common but need a different type of fuel. . A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Making Steps Toward Better Mental Health in Your Workplace

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Angela White, an ed-tech consultant and contributor. . Despite options like remote work and virtual offices, adults will spend at least one-third of their lives working.

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New EntreWorks Insights Now Available

EntreWorks Consulting

The latest issue of our e-newsletter, EntreWorks Insight s, is now available. This issue examines the power of place in economic development, and discusses how we can use work spaces,such as our offices, business incubators, and coworking spaces, to help build social capital, build community, and advance the cause of economic development. You can learn more and subscribe here. New EntreWorks Insights Now Available. EntreWorks Blog. Current News

500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property


Music, TV, and intellectual property all have the potential of influencing what content we consume and what technology we use to go about our daily lives. And because all three of these are huge, established, and complex industries, they are ripe for scalable solutions. It’s solutions with this kind of mass potential that are exactly what we go for in our San Francisco seed program.

Security Beyond Passwords: Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication Software Stops Hackers

Smart Hustle Magazine

Research has found that poor passwords cause 80 percent of data breaches. Businesses clearly need a better way to authenticate users accessing their networks than a simple password. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a good starting place for that.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

[yulife in City A.M.] The founder of Yulife on avoiding the grey-suit mentality of the insurance industry


Yulife offers life insurance cover to business teams – whether that’s small 20-person companies or those with 500 staff members – so that employees can protect their loved ones financially if they become unwell or die. Policies start at £4.99 each month, per member. Read more here.

Email Reset


Earlier this morning, I marked some 65,000 emails as read. Many of these are various kind of junk, but I am sure they contain some gems of opportunity and some important asks for help. They definitely include some instances where I reached out to someone and then never got back to their reply – for those: I am sorry!

[Beyond Meat in Bloomberg] ‘Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger Have A Head Start, ‘ Says Credit Suisse’s Moskow


Robert Moskow, Credit Suisse Packaged Foods Analyst discusses changing consumer eating habits as competition heats up in the area of meat alternatives on ‘Bloomberg Daybreak Americas.’ ’ Read more here.


[Beyond Meat in Yahoo Finance] Taco Del Mar Goes “Beyond Meat®” with New Taco Made with Plant-Based Protein


Taco Del Mar is introducing plant-based protein to its current vegetarian and vegan menu with its new Beyond Meat® Taco. Beginning August 20, the taco chain will be testing its new offering at 10 restaurant locations, spread between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. Read more here.

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

[MedAware in PR Web] Sheba Researchers Find Significant Improvements in Patient Safety Standard Following Deployment of MedAware’s Machine Learning-based Platform


Physicians at Sheba analyzed results in a single medical ward, from a hospital-wide live implementation of MedAware, which had been integrated into the center’s existing EMR system.

[Beyond Meat in CNBC] Beyond Meat’s vegan burger is heading to HelloFresh meal kits


Beyond Meat has landed yet another partnership. HelloFresh will start offering the Beyond Burger in its U.S. meal kits the week of Sept. The vegan burger has been on the Berlin-based company’s menus in Canada since July. Read more here.