Sat.Jul 11, 2020 - Fri.Jul 17, 2020

The Importance of Reframing


First, a Personal Story. A few weeks ago, my family and I went up to the mountains and invited another family to join us for a hike. We were excited to see our friends for the first time in a while, and yet, at the last minute, they invited some other friends along who we don’t know.

Demystifying the Internal Rate of Return Measurement

The Seraf Compass

A lot of angels bandy the term IRR about, but its actual meaning and use sometimes feels like the question people are too embarrassed to ask. So to save everyone any awkwardness I’ve asked Christopher to take us through a quick review of the concept of Internal Rate of Return


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When Do I Create A Board?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve been asked this question a bunch in the last few weeks in response to my post about more diversity on Boards. My answer to this question is simple. A Company should have a Board the day it is formed. The Board should contain one Founder (or possibly two) and at least two independent Directors. I know that many founders want to control their Boards for as long as possible.

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Business and Entrepreneurship Will Play a Critical Role in Creating a Better World. Here’s How.

Co Starters

By Enoch Elwell. Open your phone, select your favorite feed, and start scrolling. If you think hard about what you are seeing and reading, one thing is abundantly clear: We are on the brink of an unfamiliar world.

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!

4 Reasons to Be Optimistic Today

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Greg DeLine , president and CEO of DeLine Holdings. COVID-19 was the stealthy rival no one saw coming. As entrepreneurs, we face challenges throughout our careers, but we don’t spend a lot of time planning what we’ll do during and after a global pandemic. Yet here we are.

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Not So Hyperactive

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote a blog post last week in which I said: The second quarter of 2020 is now behind us and we will see the data on it soon. I suspect what we will see is a very active venture capital market, quite the opposite of what was initially expected. Well the data is out and its not quite as active as I had thought. Venture deal activity slowed in the second quarter, with $34.3

CO.STARTERS is a Small Business Too: Part I

Co Starters

What we’re doing as a small business to survive the pandemic. By Jose Alfaro, CO.STARTERS COO. Adaptation isn’t something that happened once in March. It’s going to be a way of life for a while. We have published thousands of words about what small businesses should be doing right now in theory.

A 30-year Sales Superstar Shares Two Tricks to Succeeding

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Kalika Yap , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Los Angeles, is founder and CEO of both Orange & Bergamot , a creative agency for female founders, and Citrus Studios , a branding and design agency. She’s also an author and the host of EO Wonder podcast.

Banner Year for Oklahoma Startups with $29.23M in Funding

Innovation 2 Enterprise

i2E, Inc. had a record-breaking number of investments in FY2020 with $12.89M in closed investments across its 4 venture funds and concept fund.

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.

Facebook Study Says Global State of Small Business is Bleak. Is there a solution?

Smart Hustle Magazine

Small business growth has always been challenging, it's even tougher these past few months.

Creating Connections for Struggling Businesses through the Refocus Workshop

Co Starters

CASE STUDY. Pasco Economic Development Council / SMARTstart. Lutz, Florida.

Explore Your Start Up Tech-Business Idea!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

TechCelerator Fall 2020!

Banner Year for Oklahoma Startups with $$$$ in Funding

Innovation 2 Enterprise

i2E, Inc. had a record-breaking number of investments in FY2020 with $XXX in closed investments across its 6 venture funds and concept fund. In total, 20 Oklahoma companies received financing from our funds. i2E Management Company Inc. iMCI), i2E’s investment arm, invested $12.5M

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.

An Economic History of the US in Five Stock Market Crashes

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve been searching for a book that combined the history, the people, and the emotional roller coaster of US economics. Given all that’s happening, I wondered how events today compare to other times in US history. I’ve spoken to people who lived through stagflation when interest rates were 15%. In history classes at school, I read about the Great Depression and the Roaring 20s. But I still sought the feeling of living it day-to-day.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Growing up, I thought the price asked was the price. The only decision was whether or not you wanted to pay it. As I moved into adulthood, started hanging out with the Gotham Gal and a bunch of friends, and entered the world of business, I learned that the price was what you agreed to pay for something, not what was asked. When I started out in VC in the mid 80s, the investors usually started the price negotiation.

Clean Energy Venture Group and E8 Angels Announce Partnership to Boost Innovation in the Climate Tech Sector

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Earlier this week the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG) and E8 Angels announced a partnership for national climate tech angel investing with the goal to achieve greater efficiencies and impact. This significant initiative to mitigate the threat of climate change and commitment to innovation is aiming to fill a void in the climate tech sector.

Clear River Enviro

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 90 people die in a day from misuse of prescription opioids, and more than 1,000 are treated in emergency rooms.

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.

4 Takeaways from OurCrowd’s HR Club: How Executives are Maintaining Team Morale and Productivity During the Coronavirus Pandemic


While summer may usually be time for employee vacations, team bonding activities, and planning on how to end the year strong, this year has obviously proven different.

Reading On Paper

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’m staring at a pile of paper on my desk that is my stack of things I found on the Internet that I want to read. It’s a bit ironic to write this on a blog, but if I come across something on my computer or phone that is longer than a page or two, I print it out and read it on paper. I have found that when I read on a computer screen or phone, I tend to skim. That’s fine for a short email or a short blog post (as this will be).


Don’t Ask Investors to Change. Change Policy.

Angel Capital Association

By: Samer Yousif There’s been a reckoning in the early-stage investment ecosystem. For the first time in history, investors are being forced to recognize and reflect on the lack of diversity within their portfolios and pipelines — and from Silicon Valley to New York City, the startup capital ecosystem is experiencing a reckoning.

Happily expands scope of services to meet surging demand

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Datebox, which officially rebranded as Happily last year, started four years ago as a budget-friendly subscription service that delivered a box with items and plans for one great at-home date. The vision was straightforward: Couples want to spend more quality time together.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Innovation Challenge: Sign up Now!

EntreWorks Consulting

If you’re an entrepreneur working in rural America or in sectors with a focus on food and agriculture, consider competing in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge. This annual competition recently kicked off, and the Farm Bureau and its partners are looking for startups with great ideas addressing challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

Funding Friday: Skin Deep

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This animated short film project showed up in my Kickstarter feed this week and I backed it right away. It’s about kids learning to love who they are. It is a message that we all need to hear right now. USV TEAM POSTS: Lauren Young — Jul 9, 2020 Collecting Diversity and Inclusion data for your company Albert Wenger — Jul 8, 2020 Restoring Discourse (Won’t Be Easy). crowdfunding


In the News: What’s our role in helping the SEC?


Can you imagine playing a role in helping the Security Exchange Commission? Actually, we do have a role to play. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has proposed allowing more people to invest in early-stage companies – which would herald a long-overdue democratization of the market.

MasSpec Pen

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Genio Technologies, Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to the MasSpec Pen System, a revolutionary technology from the University of Texas at Austin that is proven to accurately identify the difference between cancerous and normal tissue during surgery.

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.