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What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

Rebooting the workparent operating system

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Daisy Dowling, an executive coach and full-time working parent to two young children who helps working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives. She is the author of WORKPARENT: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids.

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One Step At a Time: Overview of Deal Stages

The Seraf Compass

Since I am part of a team that runs a very active angel network, most of the time, I am juggling a bunch of deals in different stages of completion. It can be hard to keep track of where everything stands.

Analog Summer

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It is officially summer now and with adult vaccination rates passing 70% in many parts of the US, people are out and about. I’ve heard the term “analog summer” used to describe this moment. If the past 15 months have been a digital lockdown, then the next three months are going to mark a return to analog activities; beaches, parks, concerts, bars, restaurants, nightlife, etc, etc.

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 Effective Revenue Strategies to Use When Starting a Business

StartupNation

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman once said that starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and assembling the airplane on the way down.

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How To Properly Set Achievable and Meaningful Goals

Smart Hustle Magazine

Objectives and Key Results aka OKRs are a hugely popular way of setting goals. But like any framework and tool, when used badly it can cause issues, yet when used well, can build happy, high performing companies and teams.

innovating menstrual care: q&a with Chante’ Knox of DelivHer FemCare

Venture Well

Chante' Knox of E-Team DelivHer FemCare attributes early-stage support for fast-tracking her innovative menstrual care product. The post innovating menstrual care: q&a with Chante’ Knox of DelivHer FemCare appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology

Leading with Authenticity: How to Become and Remain an Authentic Brand

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “ Make It Don’t Fake It” by Sabrina Horn (2021), ISBN 978-1523091492, with permission from Berrett-Koehler Publishers. There are many definitions of “brand.”

Why So Many Startups Fail Miserably After Raising Money

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Ideas and business models that fail consistently, but people still keep attempting Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup leadership technology business entrepreneurship

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!

Trying to Stay Relevant? 4 Things Marketers Should Keep in Mind.

Smart Hustle Magazine

To say the past year was tough would be an understatement –– the pandemic completely uprooted our lives, flipped entire industries upside down and forced many SMBs to rethink their entire business strategy.

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8 founders, leaders highlight fintech and deep tech as Bristol’s top sectors

TechCrunch

The U.K. is gaining in popularity as a great place to start a tech firm. The country is quickly catching up to China on the tech investment front, with VC investments reaching a record of $15 billion in 2020, according to TechNation. A global health crisis notwithstanding, London remained a favorite for investors. cities made up a fifth of the top 20 European cities, with names such as Oxford, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge rising to the fore in 2020.

Here Are 5 Best Practices for Post-Pandemic Content Marketing

StartupNation

Consumers have changed and evolved, and it’s imperative that your content marketing efforts reflect their current needs.

Financial Freedom Is Impossible If You Don’t Find a Way to Make Money While You Sleep

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A passive income engine means more time and freedom to invest in meaningful experiences Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship work personal-finance finance money

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 — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — 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.

OROS Raises $14.5M in Series A

Hyde Park Angels

OROS, a performance apparel brand utilizing materials technology, announced raising a $14.5M Series A round. The round was led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital, which included participation from Hyde Park Angels and other investors.

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The Difference Between a Sales Pitch and an Elevator Pitch and Why it Matters.

Smart Hustle Magazine

The elevator pitch as we know it today comes from Hollywood. An aspiring screenwriter would corner an unsuspecting executive in an elevator and pitch his/her concept during the time it took to go one floor. If the executive liked the pitch they would stay on until their floor.

Endpoint Security Solutions from Dell Technologies to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity

StartupNation

Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving at an alarming rate. In order to keep pace for our customers, Dell Technologies deploys an intrinsic security approach that is intelligent, pervasive and built into the infrastructure, platforms and devices that our customers use.

How to Close Clients Online Even When You’re a Beginner at Sales

Entrepreneur's Handbook

After closing clients worth $600,327, one tactic stands out. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business sales startup entrepreneur

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!

Extra Crunch roundup: Unpacking BuzzFeed’s SPAC, curb your meeting enthusiasm, more

TechCrunch

Meetings should have a clear purpose, but instead, they’ve become a way to measure status and reinforce what is colloquially referred to as CYA culture. There’s a kernel of truth in every joke, so whenever someone quips, “This meeting could have been an email!”

Are You Prepared for a Hybrid Way of Work? LogMeIn Exec Offers Tips.

Smart Hustle Magazine

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations around the world to shift to remote work, creating some of the most significant challenges ever for the IT and cybersecurity industry.

How to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader in Your Industry

StartupNation

When asked “who are you?” ” you might answer the question by saying “I’m a business owner” and sharing the name of your business and its offerings or services. As a thought leader, you might want to expand on your answer. Who are you? What is your background?

Go-to-Market Tactics for Category-Defining Startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Thinking beyond traditional approaches towards growth Image credits: [link] You’re a tech founder with a vision of building a product that will establish and dominate a brand-new category. You have an initial product, and maybe even raised capital.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Lidar company Quanergy to go public via $1.4B SPAC deal

TechCrunch

Quanergy Systems, the Sunnyvale, California-based lidar company, said Tuesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition fund CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp., a Chinese blank-check firm affiliated with the country’s largest state-owned investment conglomerate.

Simplicity a key to building a startup pipeline

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. In building a startup pipeline, keep it simple. Occam’s razor (also known as the law of parsimony) is a principle attributed to William of Ockham, a Franciscan friar and philosopher born around 1288.

Terrell Owens – from Athlete to Entrepreneur

Smart Hustle Magazine

Dave Kerpen , entrepreneur, best-selling author, father, and dad, interviewed NFL athlete, Terrell Owens. The interview was part of the Celebrity Ask Me Anything show in the Likeable Business Club, which is part of Listening and Beyond , founded by Dave and Randi Zuckerberg.

A 4 Stage Roadmap to Turn Your SaaS Idea Into Profit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

When you don’t understand the process, you risk running out of resources Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». saas startup product-management entepreneurship investment

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.