May, 2022

How This Ends

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in February of last year, I wrote a blog post with the same title and said this about the asset price bubble we were living in and investing in over the last few years: The big question is how does this end? I believe it ends when the Covid 19 pandemic is over and the global economy recovers.

7 EO members share how to mitigate rising transportation costs and shipping delays

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Global supply chain issues, increased transportation costs and shipping delays are an ongoing post-pandemic problem. How is that impacting businesses when failure is not an option?

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Should You Take Money from Investors Who Don't Share Your Values?

This is going to be BIG.

For most founders, fundraising is a struggle. Only a small minority of people are born into the kinds of connections and life paths to provide them instant access to capital. The rest have to work super hard to create access for themselves, build trust and win investors over.

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses. By Shannon Courtney. To preserve and protect the Earth for our communities, we must make a collective investment to ensure that generations of global citizens have access to clean and healthy environments.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship

Source Link

On Thursday, April 21, SourceLink hosted Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship , a webinar on strategies for growing rural communities through entrepreneurship-led economic development.

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The Founder Resolve

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Investing in founder-led businesses is comforting to me. They have the ability to see the forest through the trees and do what is necessary to evolve the business. Two great examples of this are Microsoft in the mid 90s and Facebook a decade ago.

5 steps to avoid cybersecurity complacency

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While you’re likely aware of the dangers of an unprotected IT system, it’s easy to think that a cyberattack or data theft won’t ever happen to you.

Every Founder that Hates "Personal Branding" Should Write a Book

This is going to be BIG.

“Personal Branding” The term is fingernails on a chalkboard-level cringe for many of the best founders—mostly because it feels most of the people who spend time building their personal brand don’t actually have much there there behind it. At best it’s boasting and at worst, it’s blowing smoke.

The Future of the Workplace is Flexible

Revolution

Convening with CEO and co-founder Ryan Simonetti By Steve Murray and Patrick Conroy , Partners at Revolution Growth Convene’s London location at 22 Bishopsgate In 2018, Revolution Growth led an investment in Convene , an emerging leader in flexible work, meetings and events, and premium venues.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

Angel Investing by the Numbers: Valuation, Capitalization and Startup Economics

The Seraf Compass

In the sport of Major League Baseball, the greatest hitters are those who get a hit just one out of every three times at bat and a home run 5 or 6 times out of 100 at bats.

This Entrepreneur Shares Key Takeaways from Launching Her Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Brand

StartupNation

As a child, I watched my mother’s generation attempt direct-to-consumer business in a, shall we say, clunky fashion. They held Tupperware parties and loaded up the car with Avon deliveries. Before I knew what direct-to-consumer was, I wasn’t interested.

Gotham Gives

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Gotham Gives is a public charity that the Gotham Gal and I started one year ago to complement the family foundation that we have been using to make philanthropic gifts for over two decades. A public charity allows us to raise capital from others in addition to our family’s philanthropic gifts. We use this public charity to put together syndicates of donors and raise more capital for our projects than would be possible on our own.

Top 10 Aha! moments from GLC 2022 in DC

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Ethan King , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member who has served in many leadership roles within EO, including chapter president of EO Atlanta.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

Can Your Portfolio Company Cut Your Bad Cholesterol by More Than Half? It Can When It's Culina Health.

This is going to be BIG.

The pandemic and parenthood hasn’t been great for either my eating habits or my activity level—not to mention the two month grandparent visit when we brought Mirren home. Here’s my approach to my snacks: “I finished off this candy too fast. I can’t ever buy it again.”

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Ayoken raises $1.4M to grow its NFT marketplace for creatives

TechCrunch

Ayoken, an NFT marketplace for creatives, has raised $1.4 million pre-seed funding to enable users grow their revenue streams through digital collectibles. The startup’s marketplace, Ayokenlabs , will feature digital collectibles from musicians, sports brands and influencers from all over the world.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, Mindset Ventures

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the fifth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting fund investors. Daniel Ibri is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Mindset Ventures, which invests in early-stage startups from Israel and USA.

Building Community While Creating Your Company: The Value of Social Networks to Solopreneurs

StartupNation

In order to learn more about the entrepreneurial experience, The Office Providers conducted a survey of solopreneurs, with the intent of learning about their startup experience.

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.

Tech Year NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Tech:NYC is launching a new initiative, Tech Year NYC , which helps young people from underrepresented backgrounds get access to careers in NYC’s fast-growing tech sector. Tech Year NYC is a rollup of several existing city programs into a single point of entry and engagement for tech companies and students. The idea is to make it easier for local tech companies to engage with this population and easier for the students to get access to these pathways to jobs.

4 steps to creating a standout marketing binder for conferences and trade shows

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Vladimir Gendelman, an EO Detroit member and founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. , an award-winning online printing company that has helped over 5,000 businesses print more than 20 million presentation folders. The company made the Inc.

The Stock Dive: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market

This is going to be BIG.

I’ve been asked by portfolio companies and plenty of others about how they should be changing their strategy given the stock market pullback and what they’ve been hearing on “VC twitter”.

Can You Create Culture In A Remote Work World?

Smart Hustle Magazine

Company culture isn’t just about ping pong tables and happy hours. It’s the set of values, behaviors, and beliefs that shape how your employees work together and how they interact with customers.

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.

Europe’s deep tech depends on university spinouts

TechCrunch

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.

The Value of Home-Based Businesses to Economic Recovery

StartupNation

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded.

Getting Together In Person

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week we held USV’s annual Portfolio Summit here in NYC. Every year we invite the leaders of our portfolio companies to come to NYC and spend a couple of days with us and each other. However, we were not able to do that in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first Portfolio Summit since 2019.

Revolution Growth Invests in Team Liquid Parent Company, aXiomatic

Revolution

The esports and gaming startup partners with industry leaders to create best-in-class shared digital experiences for fans and players alike. Meet aXiomatic ?—?the the leading esports and gaming enabler and latest addition to Revolution Growth’s portfolio.

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.