Sat.Oct 12, 2019 - Fri.Oct 18, 2019

How Do You Create a Best Place to Work?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Robert Glazer is a member of EO Boston and the CEO of Acceleration Partners , a leading independent affiliate management agency with 160 employees. The company was honored with Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award , recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019.

What Did I Learn From the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?

Both Sides of the Table

I became a VC 12 years ago in 2007 when the pace of deals was much slower. I had just left Salesforce.com where I was VP, Products, after they had acquired my second startup.

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how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design

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Show Me The Market, Part II

GAN

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post that’s been one of my most-read posts to date. The post was all about why and how startups should define their market size to generate investor interest and excitement. I still firmly believe this is one of the most important things startups can do. And yet, Reilly and I continue to turn down company after company that approaches GAN Ventures without a market size large enough for investment.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Small Business Insurance Can Save Your Business from a Cyber Attack and More

Smart Hustle Magazine

You insure things that are of value, things you simply couldn’t afford to replace should the worst happen. You buy insurance for your car, your home, and your health. So, it only makes sense that you would also invest in small business insurance.

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The Secret to Become More Interesting Is… Making a List?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Jeff Shugart, retired senior executive. . After 40 years of working, I was retired. I had always worked long hours in addition to traveling for work. While I was away, my wife handled all of the household chores, family activities and social connections.

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Angel 201: 4 Critical Skills Every Angel Investor Should Master

The Seraf Compass

Angel investing started to break into the mainstream in popular American culture in the early 2000s. It started with stories of individuals striking it rich from investments in companies like eBay, Yahoo, PayPal and Google.

Startup School Week 7 Recap – Kevin Hale on Conversion Rates and Pricing

Y Combinator

We’ve cut down the seventh week of lectures to be even shorter and combined them into one podcast. Kevin Hale gave both lectures this week. Kevin’s a partner at YC and cofounded Wufoo. His first lecture is on how to improve conversion rates and his second lecture is on pricing for startups. Topics. 00:00 – Intro. 00:27 – Kevin Hale – How to Improve Conversion Rates. 1:02 – Why we care about conversion rates. 2:02 – Shareware conversion rate is.5%.

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Congrats To Small Business Platform Alice For Securing Series A Investment

Smart Hustle Magazine

Congrats to Alice , the first platform powered by AI that works as a personal business adviser to small business owners, for securing its series A investment found.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

3 Steps to Getting the Most from Your Web Analytics

Entrepreneurs' Organization

A version of this article appeared originally on the blog of Bluetrain, Inc. founded by Bryan Smith. Smith is a member of EO Edmonton. Plan, implement and maintain. These three steps apply to almost any aspect of a business, but they are often overlooked in web analytics.

Trimming The Hedges, Planning For A Rainy Day

Haystack

At the end of 2016, folks in the startup tech ecosystem looked toward 2017’s impending “uncertainty.” ” Then at the end of 2017, the same worry about 2018; rinse and repeat last year, looking toward 2019. Yet, looking back, not much changed — there’s more money than every in the early-stage ecosystem, bigger financing rounds, large private pre-IPO growth rounds, and much more. So, will the end of this year be any different, as we look to 2020?

Design and Open Source: A Potentially Powerful Combination

Tomasz Tunguz

We are very excited about open source software. Open source is a powerful distribution mechanism to get software and people’s hands early and easily. In an era where SaaS customer acquisition cost increases monotonically , open source can be a powerful antidote. The other area that we are spending time in is open source at the application tier. Mattermost is our latest investment there, and we continue to look for others.

Build a Great Business Without a Large Investment

Smart Hustle Magazine

Irina Dovganetskiy is like many other moms — she aims to only use the best products for her family, which means finding products without too many chemicals and harsh ingredients.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?

David Teten - VC

The AIR Summit (“Alpha Innovation Required”) just posted the video and slides from my keynote on, “Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?” ” I wrote a detailed paper on this here. If this was helpful to you, please sign up for my newsletter.

Checking In With The Market And Rorschach Tests

Haystack

Hi everyone. I’m at an offsite down in southern California. Yesterday, I briefly tweeted something that was on my mind (during a break at the offsite) just to get it out of my head. I didn’t check Twitter for hours after that, and then got a private message that went something like, “Hey, man, you may want to blog about a topic like this rather than tweeting it.” ” Whoops!

The Libra Association

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am sitting in the airport lounge in Geneva waiting to board an airplane. I am here because yesterday was the inaugural Libra Association member council meeting. The Libra Association is a Swiss organization which will operate the Libra blockchain network and the Libra reserve. Yesterday was an important milestone for the Libra project. We adopted the initial charter for the Libra Association, we elected the initial five board members, and we set in motion a number of important initiatives.

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The Ins and Outs of Business Networking with Adrian Miller

Smart Hustle Magazine

Business networking is a fun time — mingling, eating, chatting about business. But do you walk away with solid connections? Many business owners attend networking events but don’t utilize the time or crowd as well as they can.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

Understanding and recognizing bias in the workplace

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Amanda Hinojosa, Howard University. Bias is a preference or tendency which can be for or against a person, group, or thing when compared to another. This definition suggests that bias is something prevalent in all aspects of life.

Apply to the YC Fall Hackathon

Y Combinator

This November we’re hosting a hackathon at YC. You can find out more about the event and apply here. Applications close on 10/25/19 at 11:59PM PST. We’ll send out the first round of acceptances shortly afterward. The top team will get a YC interview and the top three teams will get office hours with a YC Partner. Judges will be YC Partners and alumni. We hope to see you there! YC Events Feature

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Entrepreneurs relocate to Oklahoma to tackle diabetes as i2E clients

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Diabetes is at an all-time high. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. about one in ten) are living with this chronic, incurable disease. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is most common. More than 20 million people have this condition which can contribute to heart attack and stroke, vison loss and blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and even death. The rate of type 2 diabetes is accelerating at 5.5 percent per year.

Hey Mic. Wireless Microphone For Smartphone Video.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Video is powerful. It humanizes and personalizes your brand. There's a lot of tools you can use to enhance your video production and one of my favorites is Hey Mic , a wireless microphone, which uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Video Of The Week: The Dangers Of A Centralized Internet

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Amir Haleem, founder and CEO of USV portfolio company Helium , gave this talk last year and it explains why he started Helium

Facebook and Speech: It’s All About Power

Continuations

Here we are again in 2019 debating speech online and specifically the case of Facebook. Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown trying to invoke the civil rights movement and to draw a sharp distinction to China. Warren quickly fires back on Twitter. Pundits everywhere weigh in. And yet hardly anyone gets to the heart of the matter: power. And those who are mostly stuck in industrial age thinking recommending a traditional antitrust approach to limiting power.

Edition #13: Felicity Maxwell

GCUC

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors.

Immigrant entrepreneurs find welcoming place to launch business in Oklahoma

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. When I set out last week to write about Aevus Precision Diagnostics, it was because this early stage startup has a compelling concept for tackling type 2 diabetes (T2D). As I heard more about Aevus co-founders — Puneet Chadha and Yash Sagar Santani — I recognized that their story is also a uniquely Oklahoma story, a story every Oklahoman should hear and repeat. Puneet and Yash immigrated to the United States from India.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.