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

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

Three Golden Lessons from My First Failed Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Real winners use failure as a learning opportunity. Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels The year was 2014. I was a wandering college student who could move from idealistic optimism to sturdy cynicism in the blink of an eye.

Ramon Ray Named as Oracle NetSuite’s Entrepreneur in Residence

Smart Hustle Magazine

NetSuite , a leading provider of business management software for growing businesses has named Ramon Ray, entrepreneur, best-selling author and founder of SmartHustle.com as its first Entrepreneur in Residence. .

Listen Up! Why Revolution Ventures is Investing in Indianapolis-based Casted


By Revolution Ventures Managing Partner David Golden and VP Alex Shtarkman As voracious consumers of podcasting content, we could not be more excited to announce our investment in Indianapolis-based Casted , a company reinventing the traditional digital content marketing playbook.

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.

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!

Nuclear Energy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When I was in my early 20s, I had a conversation with my dad. I told him I was against nuclear power because it was dangerous and because it created radioactive waste that we had no idea how to safely dispose of. He replied that there certainly were problems with nuclear energy but that they paled in comparison to those of burning fossil fuels. This was before greenhouse gases and climate change were front and center in my mind and the minds of most people.

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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.

9 Pieces of Creative Advice from GPT-3

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An author’s first time collaborating with artificial intelligence Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». creative-process writing-prompts creativity-tips artificial-intelligence writing-tips

This Entrepreneur Is Helping Military Spouses Become Successful Business Owners

Smart Hustle Magazine

No entrepreneurial journey is ever easy. But for military spouses, starting a business and making it a success is an uphill battle.

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.

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.

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.


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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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.

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.