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.

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.

SourceLink + The IEDC: New Certification Program Uniting Economic Developers and Entrepreneurs

Source Link

The last two years have witnessed a boom in entrepreneurial activity like never before. According to 2021 data from the Census Bureau , Americans filed paperwork to start 4.3

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Protecting Your Projects: Beat Copycats and Intellectual Property Pirates

StartupNation

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!

GAN

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.

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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.

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!

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital

TechCrunch

Brett Lovelady. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Brett Lovelady is the founder of Astro Studios , now a part of PA Consulting, a design-driven company that empowers designers and strives to capture the value of design in the product, brand, experience and company creation process.

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

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

StartupNation

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

TechCrunch

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.”

How to Grow Business from a $200 Deal to a $2,500,000 + Yearly Revenue

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Spoiler: this success story started from one cold email with a 100% match Photo by Belitsoft.com It was 17 years ago when me and my fellow students decided to create our own business. We had no money, strategy, or office.

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!

5 Mistakes Derailing Startup Founders

StartupNation

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 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.

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

Slack: The Green Light Isn’t an Indicator of Productivity

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Jenn Fulmer, a content writer for TechnologyAdvice , IT Business Edge, and Baseline. There are problems with Slack green light or any other tool like Microsoft Teams if use them to measure your employee’s productivity.

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.

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

TechCrunch

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

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What You Learn at a Startup that Grows from $0 to $7.75 Billion in 2 Years

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hyperscaling Hopin: An early team member’s story Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business marketing management startup entrepreneurship

Why Employers Should Consider Recruiting Remote Employees

StartupNation

One lesson the COVID pandemic has taught us is that employees do not need to work in the same location as their employer to be productive. This has since opened up a much larger pool of candidates for companies as they no longer need to focus on recruiting in areas near an office location.

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.

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.