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8 Steps to Making Better Business Decisions

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . History’s headlines are filled with examples of companies brought to their knees by bad decision making. Decca Records famously turned down the Beatles. Motorola chose not to make smartphones.

Tax Filing is Approaching, Here’s How Your Business Can Save


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How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

Dream It

Jeff Berman is General Partner at Camber Creek , one of the first venture funds dedicated to real estate technology and the built world.

40+ YC startups are now hiring for interns in the YC Summer Internship Program

Y Combinator

We’ve nearly doubled the number of YC startups looking for interns this summer, and the companies & roles are posted on Work at a Startup ! As a reminder, the YC internship program gives current undergrad and grad students the opportunity to find a great YC-backed and vetted startup.

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.

How Gender Equality Improves Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women.

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Addressing the Gaps: Auckland University of Technology // Auckland, New Zealand

Co Starters

“There is a gap in Auckland that we are trying to fill.” . Sabrina Nagel is the CO.STARTERS Program Director (or “Dot Connector,” as she is reverently called by her colleagues) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

YC S20 Interviews in Brazil

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that we’re hosting interviews in Brazil for startups based in South America for the first time this spring. They will be held in São Paulo from May 16-18 and are like regular YC interviews in every way.

Ones to Watch in Sensors and AI


In the golden age of data, businesses in media, communication, and commerce were some of the first to adapt their operations to work directly with the newfound aggregation of consumer data. Sensors and AI, in particular, have become ubiquitous parts of the tech startup zeitgeist.

5 Questions with Jasmine Crowe


Jasmine Crowe is an HBCU alumna who is working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. Jasmine’s goal is to foster change and create awareness about the leading socioeconomic issues and challenges of today, like poverty, education, and hunger.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships


Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Because w hen you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness.

What I Expect in the Next Few Months in Startupland

Tomasz Tunguz

I was on a panel yesterday to speak about the impacts of the coronavirus on financial markets and startups. Later in the afternoon, I read the Sequoia black swan memo. So I figured today, I’ll summarize my outlook on the next few months. Startup Growth Rates.

In the News: Our new partnership with Jason Greenblatt to build business ties across the Middle East


We are delighted to share big news out of Jerusalem as former Assistant to the President of the United States, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt joins OurCrowd as a partner, to build business ties across the Middle East.

5 Questions with Dr. Roshawnna Novellus


Roshawnna Novellus is the Founder and CEO of EnrichHER , a financial technology platform with regulatory approval to help women secure funding to grow their ventures. EnrichHER is disrupting traditional and predatory lending terms through its credit model and lending environment.

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

YC W20 Online Demo Day

Y Combinator

On March 23, YC will host our 30th Demo Day online. With the growing concern over COVID-19, we believe this is the right thing to do for the safety of all attendees, including our team, founders, investors, and the media.

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Software Valuation Multiples

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning, there were many tweets talking about the impact of the coronavirus on the fundraising environment. It’s as a result of last weeks’ wild swings in the stock market. According to Koyfin’s analysis technology was the second hardest hit sector, falling 14%. The S&P overall was down 11%.

How to Create and Protect Your Brand Identity

Smart Hustle Magazine

According to the Small Business Administration, there are over 30 million small businesses in America. It’s now easier than ever for entrepreneurs to open a business, but that also means there’s some stiff competition. Crafting your brand identity is so important.

Reduce five risks: Increase your valuation


Why five risks? In the creation of a young company, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur. Professional investors will probe these five risk areas and make the decision to invest based upon comfort with each.

Turning the Table


From wildfires in Australia to flooding in the American Midwest, the effects of climate change around the world cannot be ignored. Natural disasters are nothing new, but they are being intensified by climate change as never before. And we humans have our fingerprints all over the problem.

Edition #22: James Chapman


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.

Chatbots: How One Small Business Owner Uses AI to Grow

Smart Hustle Magazine

I’m a tech guy, so I was excited when chatbots became more popular. But even I was surprised to find that chatbox use is growing so fast. According to one report , the U.S. chatbot market was $2.6 billion in 2019 and is predicted to reach $9.4 billion by 2024. .

i2E investment an important validation of technology developed by OKC’s Progentec Diagnostics

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. As i2E has been closing our latest round of new investments over the last few weeks, I am reminded of how in the startup world and the venture industry, investment events attract attention. I don’t usually write about investment events. The celebratory milestones have already occurred over the weeks, months, and years that we have been working side-by side with the entrepreneurs as they de-risk and build investable companies.

[Kenna Security in The Hacker News] Top 10 Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies After RSA 2020


Kenna Security is a global provider of risk-based Vulnerability Management.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve written a bit about “crypto adjacent” projects. These are projects that capture some of the aspects/behaviors/benefits of crypto without being full-on crypto projects.

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Small Biz Dev Center Celebration DAY - March 18

Smart Hustle Magazine

I’m a big fan of America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)! I’ve spoken at their conferences and written many articles for the website. This year is the 40th anniversary of America’s SBDCs, and the organization is throwing a great party!

The Female Trailblazers Impacting Mental Health, Analytics, GovTech, and More


“Out of every ten investors that you’ve pitched, how many of them were female?” When we polled the female founders of Batch 26, the answers ranged from only one out of 10 to upwards of seven out of ten.

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[OurCrowd in FINSMES] OurCrowd Adds Jason Greenblatt As Partner


OurCrowd, a global crowdfunding venture investing platform and venture investor, added Jason Greenblatt, former Assistant to the President of the United States, and Special Representative for International Negotiations, as partner. Read more here.

Flow Playground

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Dapper (creator of Cryptokitties among other crypto games) has been developing a new blockchain designed for high throughput consumer experiences (like crypto games). That blockchain is called Flow.

Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

Both Sides of the Table

I am due to speak at the SaaStr conference next week: Wednesday, March 11th at 10:45 AM. I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in the room.