October, 2021

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.

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.

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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

GAN

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 […].

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

StartupNation

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

StartupNation

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.

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.

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.

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!