June, 2021

What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve written a bunch about the globalization of the startup economy. You can start and build a tech company almost anywhere these days. That has been true for at least the last decade. But until very recently, raising capital for your startup was significantly easier if it was located in the major startup hubs, most notably Silicon Valley. I believe the pandemic changed that equation dramatically and USV’s “deal log” is a great example of that.

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3 Rules of delegation every manager should follow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

The SourceLink team has kept a close eye out for updates since the U.S. Small Business Administration first released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

A Canvas That Tells a Story: KISS Canvas (v4.0)

Paul G. Silva

[This is part of a series on the KISS Canvas ]. 30-page business plans are great for established businesses and terrible for startups that need to iterate quickly.

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On Funding?—?The Denominator Effect

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?The The Denominator Effect I recently wrote a post about funding for investors to think about having a diversified portfolio , which I called “shots on goal.”

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Meme Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember when a friend of mine told me five or six years ago that he had bought some Dogecoin. I thought “what is he doing?” ” and dismissed it as something silly and or crazy. Dogecoin was initially introduced in late 2013 and 7 1/2 years later it has amassed a market cap of $43bn and is one of the most popular crypto assets in the world. It may be silly and crazy, but it has also been a good investment for my friend and anyone who bought it in the early years.

7 Magic Learning Moments from Magic Johnson’s EO Powerhouse Series Interview

Entrepreneurs' Organization

EO’s mission is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. One way EO facilitates that is through programmes such as the EO Powerhouse Series , designed to give exclusive access to thought leaders and changemakers across various industries.

25 Sources For Funding Minority Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

Minority businesses make up a large part of the American economy. Here’s a list of top sources for funding minority entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, these businesses have had the hardest time scaling up, in part because of a lack of funding.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship

Venture Well

Learn how early-stage support helped E-Team AeroShield Materials shift their thinking from researchers to entrepreneurs. The post AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Sustainable Innovation Early-stage innovators

Happy Birthday, HubSpot! 15 Lessons Over 15 Years

OnStartups

15 years ago today, on June 9, 2006, HubSpot was “officially” started. I say “officially”, because unofficially, I had been noodling on the idea of HubSpot for a couple of years with my co-founder, Brian Halligan while we were both classmates in grad school.

On Funding?—?Shots on Goal

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?Shots

Short and Sweet

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This should be obvious to AVC readers but I am a fan of short and sweet. Why take two pages to say something you can say in one page? Why take two paragraphs to say something you can say in one paragraph?

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Introducing EO Canada Bridge

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Marina Byezhanova , an EO Canada Bridge member and the founder of personal branding agency, Brand of a Leader. What can be more exciting to entrepreneurs than a brand-new venture?

3 Effective Revenue Strategies to Use When Starting a Business

StartupNation

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman once said that starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and assembling the airplane on the way down.

RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing

Venture Well

The RADx program has helped commercialize dozens of COVID testing technologies, using its collaborative fast-track approach to achieve in months what once took years. The post RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems healthcare innovation

HPA Member Hardik Bhatt Joins SDI Presence as President & Chief Growth Officer

Hyde Park Angels

Congrats to HPA Member Hardik Bhatt for joining SDI Presence as President and Chief Growth Officer! Most recently, Hardik led Amazon Web Services (AWS)’ public sector startup business, launching startup accelerators and incubators globally.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Big Enough To Be Interesting - Market Size & Opportunity

The Seraf Compass

Market Opportunity is an important metric for estimating the long-term potential for an early stage company. Typically, we invest in companies that are going after market sizes of at least $100M. At that size, a market is large enough to support a $25M+ company. Many early stage companies are opening up new markets, so determining overall market size is not easy. We recommend attacking this problem from several angles

Analog Summer

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It is officially summer now and with adult vaccination rates passing 70% in many parts of the US, people are out and about. I’ve heard the term “analog summer” used to describe this moment. If the past 15 months have been a digital lockdown, then the next three months are going to mark a return to analog activities; beaches, parks, concerts, bars, restaurants, nightlife, etc, etc.

How EO has impacted my life and grown my business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Natasha Miller is an EO member in Los Angeles, and founder and Chief Experience Designer of Entire Productions , which designs, plans and produces incredible event experiences both virtually and in person. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing, privately held companies three years in a row.

This Angel Investor Shares 11 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Raise Smart Money

StartupNation

Oftentimes, I read articles offering tips for entrepreneurs that revolve around generic advice on getting started.

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.

How To Properly Set Achievable and Meaningful Goals

Smart Hustle Magazine

Objectives and Key Results aka OKRs are a hugely popular way of setting goals. But like any framework and tool, when used badly it can cause issues, yet when used well, can build happy, high performing companies and teams.

oak9 raises $5.9M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels participated in oak9’s $5.9M Series Seed round, which was led by Menlo Ventures. Uncorrelated Ventures also participated in the round. The oak9 platform accelerates the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security.

Predictions for Living, Working, & Traveling Post-Covid in America’s Startup Cities

Revolution

Post-Pandemic Geography: Predictions for Living, Working, & Traveling Post-Covid in America’s Startup Cities Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Announces that Airbnb Co-founder and CEO, Brian Chesky, will join Steve Case for the Tech Talent Tour Mainstage Discussion (Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET).

Startup CXO

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Monday, a copy of Startup CXO , my friend Matt Blumberg’s new book, arrived at the USV office. I picked it up to take a quick look and thought “this a heavy book!” ” So I texted Matt, congratulated him on getting the book out, and then asked why it was so heavy. He replied “because it is 640 pages, there is a section on every C-level function in that book.” ” That’s when I realized that Startup CXO is not really a book.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, 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!