September, 2021

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. Society is reorienting to a new post-pandemic norm?—?even even before the pandemic itself has been fully tamed.

How to thwart collaboration overload by working smarter

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Rob Cross , professor of global leadership at Babson College, cofounder and research director of the Connected Commons business consortium, and author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being. What is dysfunctional collaboration?


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How to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

In 2010, Antonio Garcia Martinez, the founder of AdGrok, wrote, “New York will always be a tech backwater, I don’t care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say.”

NYC’s Tech Resurgence

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Early in the pandemic, we were all deluged with stories of tech workers, companies, and founders leaving Silicon Valley for Miami and Austin. And that was true. But from my personal experience, they also left for many other places too, including Los Angeles and New York City. I met with a founder last week who has left the bay area for good and now splits his time between homes in LA and NYC.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity

Venture Well

When leaders at UCI BAI discovered VentureWell’s Advancing Equity report, they used it as a blueprint to develop a DEI framework for their organization. The post turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity appeared first on VentureWell.

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Protecting Your Projects: Beat Copycats and Intellectual Property Pirates


Copycats are thieves, not just in the literal sense but also figuratively when they steal another person’s work and present it as their own. You have put a lot of time, effort and your own money into designing and manufacturing a product, or creating your teaching or coaching course.

4 Tips to overcome the fear of growing your brand online

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Kady O’Connell , founder of Kady Creative , which helps passionate businesses succeed with strategic branding, powerful websites, and click-worthy content.

Hiring Remote Employees is Hard!


Good thing you’re not alone… The shape of the modern workforce is changing and many startups are now operating as remote or distributed teams. This shift comes with a lot of positives, like saving on rent, access to a larger talent pool, and access to cheaper talent.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Blink that was about how our subconscious allows us to make fast decisions that are often as good or better than slow considered decisions. I was talking to someone yesterday evening about how the venture capital business has changed over the last decade and I explained that we used to have weeks, if not months, to make our investment decisions and now we have days or if we are lucky a week or two.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How First Principles Thinking Took Naval Ravikant From Zero To Millionaire Silicon Valley Icon

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The entrepreneur behind AngelList who also funded Twitter started with nothing. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». freelancing investing business founders entrepreneurship

Locals share why Vilnius, Lithuania is becoming an international startup hub


There are plenty of reasons why Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, has an increasingly visible startup sector.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Entrepreneurship is Alive and Kicking in The USA (Episode 286)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses new findings that show that entrepreneurship continues to thrive in today’s business world.

Why your company requires both brains and brawn to succeed

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Robert Siegel, who teaches two of the most popular courses at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He’s also a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, sits on the boards of several startups, is a many-time entrepreneur himself, and was previously an exec at GE and Intel.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Seraf Compass Milestones

The Seraf Compass

As we celebrate the seventh anniversary of The Seraf Compass, created to demystify and professionalize early stage investing, we wanted to acknowledge a number of related milestones achieved in 2021

Generalist vs Specialist

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

At USV, we have a fairly narrow thesis that sets out what we want to invest in, but all of us work across all of our thesis areas. We see ourselves as generalists not specialists. In an environment when everything is moving so fast, that can be challenging, as I wrote about on Tuesday. But there are also great benefits to working this way. As a team, we benefit from working together on everything versus having silos within our partnership and firm.

How to Make a Big Impression in Front of an Accelerator

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Strategies to help you maxmise your impact Photo: ReaktorX As a COO of ReaktorX, a pre-acceleration programme, I’m always very inspired when scouting startups.

Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible


Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad , in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.”

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Power in People: Humans Will Determine Digital Transformation Success


Human talent will determine whether the growth of technology and digital transformation in business succeeds. According to the Economist , one of the most significant outcomes of the pandemic will be “the infusion of data-enabled services into ever more aspects of life.”

Going hybrid? 3 Strategic real estate tips

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Andrew Flint , a co-founder of Occupier , a transaction and portfolio management software helping commercial tenants and brokers manage their real estate footprint. Occupier’s software helps teams make smarter, more informed lease decisions by centralizing the way they work.

Reflections on Overnight Success

Founders Coop

Today Seattle fintech unicorn Remitly (NASDAQ: RELY ) begins its journey as a public company. This is obviously a huge milestone for the founders, not to mention the 1,600+ employees who have joined them along the way. It’s a different kind of milestone for me as an investor: 10 years ago I led the company’s Seed round and joined the board, where I served until the Series C.

Impact Investor Profile Series: Naava Mashiah, CEO, ME LINKS

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the first in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting impact investors. Naava Mashiah is a Geneva Switzerland based wealth manager and business development consultant focused on impact investments in the Middle East.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

I Interviewed 75 Overachievers?—?Here Is the One Thing They All Have in Common

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Along with anyone who ever started to work on their own thing Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». self-improvement work motivation entrepreneurship productivity

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem


Sesie Bonsi. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sesie Bonsi is the founder and CEO of Bleu , a financial technology platform focused on enabling touchless payment experiences. Funding for Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. hit nearly $1.8

5 Mistakes Derailing Startup Founders


Your startup idea is your golden child – and it should be. But keep blind enthusiasm in check and move forward strategically and realistically to avoid the mistakes that can derail your project. You know that feeling when an idea is so good it wakes you up?

Why some leaders deny reality with return-to-office strategies amid Delta surge

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , an internationally-renowned thought leader in future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management and an EO 360° podcast guest.

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.