April, 2021

Entrepreneurship In Latin America

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It is a little known part of my career, but for a brief period from 1997 to 2001, I was part of a small group of investors who helped to create a startup ecosystem in Latin America. It all started with a company called StarMedia which created a Yahoo-like “portal” for Latin America. My partner Jerry Colonna and I met StarMedia in early 1997 and we brought it to our partners at Chase Capital Partners because we wanted to lead a Series A investment in it.

From ideation to accolades in 10 months: An EO Accelerator’s successful pivot

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Annie Cheng is active in the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ‘s Accelerator programme, which empowers entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to aggressively grow their businesses.


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Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital

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Throughout history there are numerous success stories of female entrepreneurs, yet women continue to face a number of challenges when starting and growing their businesses.

InBIA Releases Playbook to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Centers


The post InBIA Releases Playbook to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Centers appeared first on InBIA

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!

Remote Work, Not Taxes, Threatens Cities: Why That Threat has Peaked but Others Remain

This is going to be BIG.

Recently, NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang got asked about raising income taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. He opposed such a measure to close the city and state’s budget gap, worrying that New Yorkers will leave because of tax increases. That’s not surprising. Yang himself left the city when the pandemic hit, moving up to his home in New Paltz. It’s a move that many other New Yorkers did and I can’t blame them.

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The Vision Thing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A well-known entrepreneur turned VC, who will go unnamed because I am not sure he would want me to share this conversation publicly, once told me “if you remove a founder, you must sell the company within a couple of years or it will start to decline in value.” ” I don’t entirely agree with that and my experience with it has been different, but it brings up an incredibly important topic about leadership.

Why Emmy Award-winning documentarians focused their lens on 5 GSEA student entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) encourages young entrepreneurs through its Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) , EO’s premier competition for college students who own and operate a business.

Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Ecosystem Builder Hub

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Glyscend Therapeutics: simplifying treatments for type 2 diabetes

Venture Well

E-Team Glyscend Therapeutics credits early-stage support for building a foundation that allowed the team to develop a pill mimicking gastric bypass surgery that will revolutionize treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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.

15 Grant Programs for Minority and Women Business Owners


Grant programs offering free money are hard to come by, which is why many entrepreneurs frequently end up applying for small business loans or try crowdfunding to start or expand their companies.

Rebecca Minkoff – Reinvent The Rules and Face Your Fears.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Rebecca Minkoff , fashion designer and entrepreneur, shared her story, tips for success and answered questions in the Likeable Business club , on Clubhouse.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have a house in the northeast United States where the summers are warm and the winters are cold. We have solar on the roof and we heat and cool this house with electricity.

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4 Action steps to teach kids financial literacy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed By Susan Michel, EO New Jersey member and founder and CEO of Glen Eagle Advisors , which provides investment management and financial planning advice. Raising kids in an entrepreneurial family comes with challenges.

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.

Clearcover Raises $200M in Series D

Hyde Park Angels

Clearcover , a next generation insurance company, today announced a new $200 million Series D round of funding.

water scarcity: Hydronomy’s invention creates water out of thin air

Venture Well

To address the growing issue of water scarcity, VentureWell E-Team, Hydronomy has developed a solar-powered device that generates water from air for use in homes. The post water scarcity: Hydronomy’s invention creates water out of thin air appeared first on VentureWell.

How to find a Technical Co-Founder for your Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Advice for non-technical founders for finding a serious CTO for your startup Finding a co-founder is hard work. Finding a technical co-founder is even harder. Yet, the benefits of having a technical co-founder make it all worthwhile. A good co-founder will serve as a powerful force multiplier.

5 emerging use cases for productivity infrastructure in 2021


Gleb Polyakov. Contributor. Gleb Polyakov is co-founder and CEO of Nylas , which provides productivity infrastructure solutions for modern software. Gleb studied Physics at Georgia Tech and enjoys chess, motorcycles and space. Previously, he worked in finance and founded an IoT coffee company.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Paternalism In The Office

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp, posted a message to his team yesterday in which he outlined a bunch of changes they are making to the way they run the business. Some will be familiar as others have done similar things (no more politics on the company’s communication channels, no more committees, rethinking the review process). I think it is a good thing to revisit the ways a company does things and make changes when issues arise.

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Why being selfish is a good thing

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Mike Malatesta , an entrepreneur, author, investor and podcast host who was a recent guest on the EO 360 podcast with host Dave Will. Self is a misunderstood word. Not because it’s particularly challenging to define. It’s not.

Free Business Funding: 5 Tips for Writing a Winning Small Business Grant Application


If you’ve researched grants for startup or existing businesses, you know how hard they are to find.

advancing preventive health care through biosensor technology: q&a with Noah Hill of Lura Health

Venture Well

Lura Health has created biosensor technology placed on a tooth to aid in preventive health care, delivering real-time updates through a mobile app. The post advancing preventive health care through biosensor technology: q&a with Noah Hill of Lura Health appeared first on VentureWell.

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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.”

My Startup Failed Six Years Ago. I’ve Been Hiding from My Shame Ever Since.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Millions of people listened to my Y Combinator-backed startup’s story. This is what happened after everything fell apart. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». life-lessons tech entrepreneurship business startup

8 investors, founders and execs predict cybersecurity, fintech will take Belfast by storm


Things have been looking up for Belfast since the end of the Troubles.

The Bolster Board Diversity Survey

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last June, I wrote about board diversity and suggested some things we are doing and that you can do to diversity your board. In the ten months that have passed since I wrote that I am pleased to say that we have seen a noticeable increase in board diversity in our portfolio.

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Measure these 5 areas of your business for long-term success

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Jeff Meade, the founder and CEO of MEADE , a management consulting firm. Success. Every business owner wants it, especially after the economic roller coaster and reset of 2020. Yet most entrepreneurs have spent the past year in survival mode, not planning mode.

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.