December, 2021

The Great Formation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Friday, the US jobs report produced a confusing result. From Bloomberg : The jobs report is composed of two surveys — one of employers and the other of households.

Cultural re-onboarding: 3 ways to adapt to virtual collaboration

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. We asked Dr. Tsipursky to explain how companies can help employees adapt and thrive to hybrid return-to-office scenarios.

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Rallying for rural entrepreneurship: addressing the challenges that face rural small businesses

Source Link

I grew up in a small town in north Iowa—Cedar Falls, to be exact.

Getting On The Same Page - Verifying Goal Alignment

The Seraf Compass

Have you ever been disappointed by someone or by some product that you purchased? Nine times out of ten it’s due to not having the right expectations for one reason or another. Investments are no different from other purchases.

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.

Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies and Startups to Watch in 2022

StartupNation

Ann Arbor continues to be one of the top growing tech ecosystems around the country with some of the best startups to watch.

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Why Web3?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Over the last month, there has been a ton of debate and conversation about web2 vs web3 with many leading voices raising doubts about web3. Debate and doubt are healthy. And web3 enthusiasts, particularly on Twitter, remind me of missionaries trying to recruit the unwashed to their belief system. Frankly, it is all too much for me.

From sales to CEO: A female entrepreneur’s journey in the beverage alcohol industry

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Alexi Cashen, an EO San Francisco member who is CEO and co-founder of Elenteny Imports , co-founder of St. Hildie’s Botonica, and host of The Alexi Cashen Podcast.

How collective data and storytelling can lead to lasting impact for underserved entrepreneurs

Source Link

For the better part of the last decade, our field has greatly evolved.

May We Rest

GAN

Every week, I send a note to the 17,000 startups in GAN and GSSN, the 1,000+ leaders of accelerators, studios, hubs, and corporates in GAN and GSSN, and thousands of our friends around the world.

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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.

4 Ways to Promote Team Collaboration and Inspire Innovation Within Your Startup

StartupNation

What do all startups that drive growth by embracing strategic thinking, inspiring creativity and supporting talent have in common? Team collaboration. Market competition is thick.

Aqua Cultured Foods Raises $2.1M

Hyde Park Angels

Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods announced a $2.1M Pre-Seed Round.

Computer Science Education Week

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The second week of December every year is Computer Science Education Week. It is a week to celebrate efforts to get computer science education into the K12 system around the world, and it is also a week in which schools do events, like The Hour of Code , to encourage students and teachers to get excited about learning computer science. Most AVC readers know that my passion project for the last decade has been getting computer science education broadly available in the NYC public school system.

Business podcasts: The ultimate guide to starting yours

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Dave Will, an EO Boston member, is the host of the EO 360° podcast. As the co-founder and CEO of PropFuel , Dave is a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur dedicated to creating a place for unique conversations with successful founders and business leaders.

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.

Reflecting on 2021 and reimagining 2022

Source Link

Our final SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation of the year was packed with great information and fun.

supporting student healthcare pioneers: a q&a with Dr. Delphine Dean of Clemson University

Venture Well

By centering STEM concepts and international collaboration in her curriculum, Dr. Delphine Dean of Clemson University is supporting future healthcare innovators. The post supporting student healthcare pioneers: a q&a with Dr. Delphine Dean of Clemson University appeared first on VentureWell.

Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: 7 Strategies for Small Businesses

StartupNation

According to the weekly pulse data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey , domestic supplier delays were reported by 46% of small businesses at the end of November, up from 27% reported a year ago.

African tech took center stage in 2021

TechCrunch

Two years ago, the African tech ecosystem saw newfound attention from global players that translated to the continent’s best year of receiving venture capital. From varying sources, it is estimated up to $2 billion went into African tech startups in 2019.

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.

What Happened In 2021

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As is my custom here at AVC, I like to end the year looking back and start the year looking forward. This post will be the look back and I started by revisiting my look forward into 2021 that I wrote on New Year’s Day 2021. In my typical optimist fashion, I was dead wrong about how quickly the pandemic would fizzle out. I predicted that vaccines plus immunity from those who had been infected would end the pandemic by mid-year 2021.

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4 Trending animation styles to level up your marketing in 2022

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In marketing, as in life, change is the only constant. Trends in marketing come and go—causing a burden of uncertainty that torments every marketer. What might have worked last year may not work as effectively now, if it even works at all.

Start a Sneaky Online Empire from Your Bedroom (In Silence) to Unlock Passive Income

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Here’s exactly how, thanks to Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money life-lessons entrepreneurship side-hustle startup

Fund Investor Profile Series: Steven Wamathai, FrontEnd Ventures

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the second in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting small funds.

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.

Automate Your Marketing Process With These 12 Easy-to-Use Tools

StartupNation

Marketing automation is all about optimizing your campaigns to reap all the benefits of digital marketing. Investment for marketing automation technology is getting more sophisticated, projecting an increase of $25 billion by 2023.

Google’s Africa Investment Fund makes first investment in Uganda’s SafeBoda

TechCrunch

Internet giant Google announced today that it has made the first investment from its Africa Investment Fund in Ugandan super app SafeBoda.

News: 17 Million New Businesses Are Expected to be Launched in 2022, Reports QuickBooks Survey

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you want to start a new business in the new year, then you’re not alone. According to QuickBooks’ New Business Insights report, 3 out of 5 (57%) US employees thinking about taking the plunge into entrepreneurship.

How the Pick Two Rule helps entrepreneurs juggle priorities

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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

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!