February, 2021

The Human and Ecosystem Value of Your Product

GAN

Every generation has an opportunity. Today’s generation, with the help of previous generations, has helped redeemed the view of the for-profit company. We see the benefit in its existence and the value it provides to the world.

Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.

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5 More Things VCs Wish Startup Founders Knew

Dream It

We did a previous dose on 5 things investors wish startups knew. Go here if you missed it. Well, that didn’t cover everything. Managing Partner, Steve Barsh , sat down to give us 5 MORE things investors wish startups knew.

How my business was saved by the stage—and how it can save yours

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Rich Mulholland, an EO member in Cape Town and founder of Missing Link. On 15 March 2020, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa–like many other world leaders–declared a national State of Disaster.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Rooftop Solar

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve been thinking a lot about the economics of rooftop solar. Our family has invested in rooftop solar over the last five years in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our electric bills.

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Seraf Toolbox: Exit Planning for CEOs and the Board of Directors

The Seraf Compass

As a director on an early stage company board, how do you deliver on your main responsibility as a board member - maximizing shareholder value? And, what do you do to make sure the CEO is doing her job in increasing the value of your investment in the company?

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SourceLink Commits to Innovation In Key Partnership with NLC

Source Link

Innovation is never born in a silo, and solutions are always meant to be shared. That’s precisely the philosophy behind the City Innovation Ecosystems program from the National League of Cities.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

StartupNation

It’s a myth that only the top startups and the best startup jobs are in Silicon Valley or New York City. As a Midwest company built for Midwest startups, we know that’s just not true. In 2020, Glassdoor came out with a list of the top 25 U.S. Cities for jobs.

Isn’t it time you joined Clubhouse?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Colin Campbell , EO South Florida, is an internet pioneer since 1993 and EO member since 1996 who has built multiple companies with his partners that have a combined market value of more than US$1 billion.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Computer Science Is For Everyone

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Many/most of you know that a lot of my philanthropic time and energy is dedicated to making sure that all K12 students, but particularly young women and students of color, have access to a high quality computer science education.

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One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. 2017 YLAI Fellow Victor Rujano Bautista is the co-founder of Culturas Indígenas y Medio Ambiente Sustentable (CIMAS), an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment in the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

The Intentionally Inclusive Market

GAN

Every business has a customer segment. This is the group of people you’re selling to who share a similar set of needs, characteristics, habits, and desires as one another. . Yet, most of us misunderstand the full scope of our customer segments, for two reasons. .

COVID-19 testing: four breakthrough solutions in the RADx initiative

Venture Well

In celebration of National Inventors’ Day, we are highlighting four teams developing COVID-19 testing innovations through the National Health Institute's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

The Startup Coaching Playbook: Do You Need a Business Coach?

StartupNation

The biggest challenge for a startup founder is knowing where to focus. You’ve got to pitch investors, target the right customer, hone your business model and raise critical funding just in time. Your team is lean, the margin of error narrow.

EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)’s purpose is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential by enabling life-enhancing connections, designing shared experiences and providing collaborative learning.

Secondary Markets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Buying something from the creator or issuer is often called the “primary market.” ” Reselling it to someone else is often called the “secondary market.” ” I have spent my career in the primary market, buying equity from very young companies and holding it for many years usually until a sale or IPO.

New Beginnings: A Look Inside December's Quarterly Conversation

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Each quarter, we are proud to bring together our affiliates for conversations around industry trends or challenges; we share best practices and insights gained from the previous quarter and celebrate in each other's successes.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Building Products for Humans — and Profit

GAN

Here’s a simple thought experiment for you. Let’s say only two consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies exist in the world, and each of them has a 50% market share in every product category — from cosmetics to cleaning products, it’s an even split. .

protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora

Venture Well

Saakib Akbany of E-Team, Remora, developed an autonomous marine drone that uses AI technology to collect floating garbage from ports to address ocean pollution. The post protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora appeared first on VentureWell.

Spain’s ten-year plan to put startups in the economic driving seat

TechCrunch

Spain is preparing to push forward with pro-startup legislation, having recently unveiled a big and bold transformation plan with the headline goal, by 2030, of turning the country into ‘Spain Entrepreneurial Nation’, as the slightly clumsy English translation has it.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro: A Lesson in Self-Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Miranda Naiman, founder and managing partner of Empower, a Tanzanian consulting firm and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. .

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

Ten Years And Just Getting Started

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember meeting Zach Sims and his co-founder Ryan Bubinski back in 2011 when they started Codecademy. Zach was still in college and thinking of dropping out to focus on the Company. I just realized this morning that it has been ten years since then. Time does fly. Like many great companies their idea was simple, but powerful. build the easiest way to learn to code.

AppHarvest is now APPH: Rise of the Rest’s First Publicly Traded Company

Revolution

On February 1st, the AppHarvest team?—?led led by Founder & CEO Jonathan Webb ?—?rang rang the opening bell on the NASDAQ stock exchange, signifying the start of their new chapter in life as a public traded company after successfully completing a merger with Novus Capital Corporation.

4 Questions to Find Your Price

Paul G. Silva

This long, detailed, and excellent article is chock full of valuable advice on pricing. One part that particularly stood out for sharing are the four questions to ask a potential customer to help you determine where to price your product. At what point is this way too expensive that you would never consider purchasing it? At what point is this starting to get expensive, but you’d still consider purchasing it? At what point is this a really good deal? You’d buy it right away.)

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The Perfect Side Hustle: Amplify Your Strengths and Sharpen Your Skills

StartupNation

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.