October, 2021

NYC’s Tech Resurgence (continued)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A few weeks ago, I wrote about NYC’s Tech Resurgence. I observed that NYC continues to develop as one of the world’s leading centers of tech innovation. And then yesterday, I saw this tweet : NYC startups are getting funded at 2/3 the rate of Silicon Valley startups.

The entrepreneur in all of us – How COVID revealed gaps and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape

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Entrepreneurs are a hardy breed. They’re used to overcoming challenges and quickly pivoting, and at no time in recent history has the world needed those qualities more.


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How my 15-year side hustle became my lifelong dream

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Maurice Thomas, an EO South Florida member who is one of the Champions of the new EO OneWorld initiative, a membership platform affiliated with EO’s New York chapter which believes that a diverse EO is a stronger EO.

You’re Not a Genius


A few weeks ago, I was on a Zoom call with a founder. She had just won a global pitch competition with an incredible idea and pitch. We’d been connected through a good friend, and I jumped on the call with no agenda other than to see how I could help her.

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.

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales. Adapted from a blog by Christina Gwira of NOYADESIGNS. We all want to make more sales. There is so much more to having success with your online store than simply having a website.

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Startups Galore

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When you look at the recent Q3 numbers on seed and early-stage VC fundraising, you might think we are in the late stages of a VC bubble: The words I would use to describe the current environment in early-stage VC are “fast and furious.”

Join the International Celebration of Makers, Innovators and Job Creators November 8-14

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Business closures and job losses caused by the pandemic forced thousands of people to reevaluate their lives and career paths. Individuals who had never considered launching a startup began creating businesses out of a combination of necessity and opportunity.

My Pandemic Pivot: From 0 to 130

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Amanda Ma, founder and CEO of Innovate Marketing Group and EO Los Angeles member. As entrepreneurs, we go through ups and downs all the time. These ups and downs impact us deeply because we are so close to and personally invested in our businesses.

The Fine Print - Deal Terms and Payoff

The Seraf Compass

As the diligence process proceeds towards conclusion, thoughts naturally turn to the terms of the deal. Regardless of whether there is an existing term sheet to review, or a need to negotiate and establish a set of terms for the deal, thought needs to be given to the terms of the deal.

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.

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil. By Shannon Courtney.

Why Becoming a Dad Makes Me Want to Invest in More Startups

This is going to be BIG.

This is my daughter, Mirren. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Charlie O'Donnell - VC (@ceonyc) She’s the best. She was born 10 weeks early, on Labor Day, and like startups never are, has performed up and to the right nearly every single day that she’s been alive. We are incredibly lucky that she’s doing so well and we hope to have her home at the end of the month.

Web3 vs Web2

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Now that we are beginning to see what consumer applications are like in the decentralized web (web3), it is interesting to compare that to what consumer applications are like in the centralized web (web2). It became clear early in the 2000s that the big opportunity in the web would be to build large networks of engaged users.

Measuring Data and Creating Impactful Economic Reports

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Data captured from the small businesses supported by SourceLink® affiliate organizations provides valuable information for our network to report to their community stakeholders.

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.

3 Action steps to bake DEI into your organization’s culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Bryan Adams , the CEO and founder of Ph.Creative , a global employer branding agency. He is a prominent employer brand thought leader as well as an author , podcaster and speaker. They say good things come in threes; diversity, equity and inclusion are no exception.

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship


In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders.

Triumph of Innovation: Meet District 2020

UBI Global

Learn more about what’s next for the Triumph of Innovation impact study and the partner already opening its doors to our community When the UBI Global team conceived the idea for a study to examine the effects of the pandemic on the global innovation ecosystem, we wanted a support partner to complement the analysis of […].

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. But it’s transforming the industry. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

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.

IRAs and Wealth Creation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A couple of years ago, I wrote about buying crypto in an IRA. I went and did that with an old unused IRA that was sitting in cash and I have 8x’d the value of that IRA in the last 18 months. While my family is fortunate that we don’t have to rely on our IRAs to generate wealth like this, many folks do. Tens of millions of people in the US rely on IRAs to save money tax-free for their retirement.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Postman’s Data Team Works

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How Postman’s data team set up better onboarding, infrastructure, and processes while growing 4–5x in one year Part of the Postman team before POST/CON , Postman’s annual user conference. Image courtesy of Postman. Postman is no stranger to scale.

5 Ways brands can play to win on TikTok

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Evan Horowitz, an EO Los Angeles member and a recent guest on EO Wonder podcast. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of Movers+Shakers , a creative agency with a mission to “spread joy by connecting brands to culture.” We asked Evan how brands can leverage the TikTok platform.

What Small Businesses Can Do to Thwart the Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats


It’s a common misconception that large corporations are the only ones at risk for cyberattacks. People believe that businesses too small should not worry about cybersecurity. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

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.

Thank you Ally.io

Founders Coop

Only two-and-a-half years ago we welcomed Vetri and Ally.io into the Founders’ Co-op family. Today, we’re congratulating them on joining the Microsoft family , where their vision to bring purpose and alignment to the employee experience will continue towards global scale, but now on a radically accelerated timetable. While we’ll miss spending time in the trenches with Ally.io’s

How Small and Medium-sized Businesses Can Transition Into a Hybrid Workforce with Ease

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Eric Yu, Lenovo’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. Remote work is becoming a prevalent norm for the future. In fact, according to a recent Lenovo study , 60 percent of small to medium-sized business (SMB) employees prefer working from home some of the time.

Tracking Crypto For Taxes

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

For the last ten years, my tax prep on crypto was pretty easy. I have always had a buy and hold mindset and have custodied with Coinbase. So a simple report on Coinbase was all I needed to send to my tax folks. Pretty simple. But as DeFi and NFTs have exploded on the scene, things have gotten more complicated. Swapping, bridging, staking, buying with ETH, SOL, FLOW, yield farming, liquidity mining. Across chains. On hardware wallets. On mobile wallets.

infusing sustainability into sports product design: a q&a with Dr. Susan Sokolowski of University of Oregon

Venture Well

Through sustainable sports product design, Dr. Susan Sokolowski helps students create innovations that can protect the environment and transform the sports industry.

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.