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Angel Fundamentals: Understanding Equity Deal Terms - Economics

The Seraf Compass

Previously we observed that the concepts covered in a typical term sheet can be grouped into four main categories of investor concerns: Deal Economics; Investor Rights/Protection; Governance, Management & Control; and Exits/Liquidity.


Startup HR: What’s important?

Y Combinator

In the early stages of working on a startup, there is little time to spend on areas other than product development and talking to users. However, as you start to hire people and build a team, there are HR fundamentals worth investing in.

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The Fundraising Market Has Changed, But Not in the Way I Thought

Tomasz Tunguz

In March, I published analysis of the fundraising market in 2008. It showed that the later rounds, the series B and series C were the most impacted. The early data from March 2020 shows a different pattern. Seed and Series A rounds are first to bear the compression in the market.

Announcing the Founder Support Fund


I’m excited to announce the Founder Support Fund. It’s an evergreen microgrant-making fund dedicated to supporting founders’ mental and emotional health and well-being.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Advice from Warren Rustand: Put Your Head Down and Walk Into the Storm

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Kalika Yap , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Los Angeles. Yap is a thriving serial entrepreneur whose businesses include Citrus Studios , Luxe Link , and the Orange & Bergamot.

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Straight Talk about SBA Loans

Co Starters

And how to manage your cash flow right now as a small business. Although some businesses have seen the relief offered by the CARES Act—particularly the Paycheck Protection Program SBA loans—many small businesses have been left wondering if their application is even being considered. .

Learn To Code If You’ve Lost Your Job

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Learning to code was the thing that unlocked it all for me. I learned to hack in Basic during high school. I parlayed that into a programming job in college, which led to my first job out of college, which then led to a job that helped me pay for graduate school, which led to a job in venture capital. That is why I have made getting computer science broadly deployed in the K-12 system in NYC and around the US the philanthropic effort that I put most of my charitable time into.

Look Outside of Silicon Valley to See How Founders Can Be Successful Post-Covid-19


500 Startups kicked off a new series called Innovation Coffee Breaks. Experts from leading companies, venture capital firms and startups join us every week to discuss how to innovate during this time of uncertainty.

Honored! Sigma Nu Tau

Paul G. Silva

The entrepreneurship faculty of Western New England University kindly inducted me as an honorary member of Sigma Nu Tau , the only academic honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship. My sincere thanks to WNE, and especially Mary Schoonmaker. Innovation Accelerator

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

The Good News You Need Today

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With the majority of today’s headlines being negative, we are proud to showcase the very best of innovation and charity from the global community of entrepreneurs. Check out our last “good news” article to see even more ways that our amazing members are making an #EOImpact. .


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the great joys of the work I do is I get to watch the leaders of our portfolio companies grow over time. I’ve had a number of moments over the last few months where I got off a call or a meeting and thought to myself “wow, she’s a new person.” ” Growing as a leader takes time, mistakes, failure, feedback, and a lot of work. You don’t magically show up as the CEO and you are good to go. It’s not like that at all.

Catch Me Inside with Evie Kanhai-Gurchuran: Keeping up with COVID-19

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Local entrepreneur and YLAI alumni, Evie Kanhai-Gurchuran, shares valuable tips and best practices needed to navigate your businesses through COVID-19. Feel free to add to the discussion or leave questions in the comments below. CatchMeInside. How to navigate your business through COVID-19.

Impact Hub Joins Alliance to Help Social Entrepreneurs Overcome Impacts of COVID-19

Impact Hub

Impact Hub is one of 40 leading organizations to form ‘COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs’. Alliance has already made USD$75 million available to mitigate impacts of pandemic. Alliance will launch a dashboard with a searchable database of available emergency relief funds. .

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

MaxQ swiftly responds to Coronavirus crisis with a pivot

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Great ideas and great companies don’t go away during times of crisis. Many just require a little more nurturing. Other businesses recognize that with quick action and a bit of a pivot, they can not only survive a crisis, but that they can actually improve the situation.

Funding Friday: The Arbus Box

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. But it has also provided time for many of us to tackle things we’ve long wanted to do. Today, I would like to blog about an example of that. Kirk Love is well known to many AVC readers. He is also the designer of this blog. And he is a good friend. Kirk is also very fond of Kickstarter. He has backed over 300 projects on Kickstarter over the years and he has tipped me off to so many great ones that I have gone on to back.

In the News: News from startups hard at work fighting COVID-19


We’re optimistic that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by MigVax can bring very, very good news to the world, as I told CBN. The company believes it can build off of the coronavirus vaccine they previously developed for poultry and adapt it for the human coronavirus.



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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Oklahoma Investors Lead $5 Million in Funding for Tulsa Battery Material Developer and Manufacturer, Ten-Nine Technologies:

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Ten-Nine Technologies to onboard engineering and management talent, develop prototypes, and build production facilities to supply a leading battery manufacturer – major funding provided by i2E Management Company, Inc., investing for growth in Oklahoma, as well as Oklahoma and Kansas angel investors.

The Fundraising Market Has Changed, But Not in the Way I Thought

Tomasz Tunguz

In March, I published analysis of the fundraising market in 2008. It showed that the later rounds, the series B and series C were the most impacted. The early data from March 2020 shows a different pattern. Seed and Series A rounds are first to bear the compression in the market.

Confronting the Uncertainty: Leading with Your Head and Heart

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Larry Prince, CEO of PrinceLeadership TM. A version of this article originally appeared in New Jersey Business magazine. . The COVID-19 crisis is testing our leadership mettle in ways we have never experienced.

[Juganu in Calcalist] Juganu Wants to Light the Way Forward in the Digital Revolution


With investments from telecom giants Comcast Ventures and Amdocs, Israeli startup Juganu is aiming to revolutionize light and connectivity through an innovative solution. Read more here.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Quantitative Tightening

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this tweet a few days ago and thought “that’s clever”: Is $BTC a hedge against economic uncertainty? Our report "Bitcoin’s Quantitative Tightening vs. Central Banks' Quantitative Easing" sets out to answer just that. Download it here: [link] — Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) April 30, 2020. On or about May 12th, Bitcoin will go through its third “halvening” in which the rewards for mining bitocin will be cut in half.


COVID19 and the Decentralization of Money


One key lesson from COVID19 is that we need a lot more decentralization. This is especially true when the center is as inept at managing the crisis as the US federal government has proven to be. For example, the power of agencies such as the CDC and the FDA has turned out to be problematic, e.g. in giving guidance on mask wearing or trying to increase the availability of testing (both central to the road back ).

instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in Native American communities: q&a with Wendy Westbroek of Salish Kootenai College

Venture Well

Learn how VentureWell faculty grantee, Wendy Westbroek, is driven to increase STEM engagement and success in Native American communities.

[Kryon in CrowdFund Insider] OurCrowd Portfolio Company Kryon Accelerates COVID-19 Testing


OurCrowd portfolio company Kryon has announced a solution in collaboration with the Information Systems and Digital Division at Clalit Health Services, the largest health service organization in Israel. Read more here.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!