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The Case For EVs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I own five EVs and have been driving electric-powered cars since 2014. I don’t drive gas-powered cars and haven’t for a few years now. We have purchased two Chevy Bolts, two Tesla Model Ss, and one Rivian truck.

8 Reasons Why Your Startup Needs Media Coverage

StartupNation

The following is an excerpt from “Exposure: Insider Secrets to Make Your Business a Go-To Authority for Journalists” by Felicity Cowie. Copyright 2022 by Practical Inspiration Publishing. .

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Everything Startups Need to Know About the SAFE Agreement

Entrepreneur's Handbook

SAFE is simple but there are critical details to understand to avoid mistakes with investors Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». ycombinator venture-capital startup investment entrepreneurship

3 steps to kick off your chapter’s virtual GSEA competition

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Have you been watching Start It Up, EO’s mini-series chronicling the 2022 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) competition? The finale airs on 30 June 2022. You can watch all four inspiring episodes on EO’s GSEA Competition YouTube Channel.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Operationalize Your Startup

Paul G. Silva

About The Workshop. Startups don’t die from laziness. They die from working really hard… on the wrong things. You’ve launched your venture… now what? The financial lives of your team depends on you. When do you raise money? From who? On what terms? Is it time to hire or keep your burn low?

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From Dreaming to Doing: How to Create an Innovation Culture in Startups

StartupNation

Editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, rightly said: “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” The goal of any startup is to think up new ideas and get them done.

3 takeaways for families that work—and play—together

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Vincent Finaldi, an EO New Jersey member and vice president of TeleCloud , a second-generation business that provides seamless VoIP communications solutions.

How to Accelerate Valuation Growth in Services Businesses

Paul G. Silva

Private Equity firms that own professional services businesses have a challenge with growing valuations. In a services-based business it is hard to increase revenue without increasing headcount. Margins shrink as hiring, training, and retaining talent becomes progressively more difficult. Meanwhile, all of the company’s intellectual property is locked in the heads of employees, meaning that when the employees leave the building, so do the company’s assets.

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Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

4 Major Obstacles Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

StartupNation

With very few exceptions, the road to successful entrepreneurship has never been without its obstacles. Even during the best of times, blazing new ground in the business world has always been risky.

Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

TechCrunch

In February 2020, as the world was shutting down, and as businesses downsized on account of the Covid pandemic, John Kamara was busy establishing another new startup Adanian Labs in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

Coinbase & Uniswap: How 7 Key Benchmarks Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

Coinbase and Uniswap are two of the leading crypto exchanges. The market values COIN, Coinbase’s stock, and UNI, Uniswap’s token at about 3x trailing 12-month revenues. But should they be trading at similar multiples?

Weekly #11: TikTok isn’t just for

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Weekly ?? #11: 11: TikTok isn’t just for kids Welcome to another edition of our new newsletter! You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Hiring Needs Today: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

StartupNation

Amidst the uncertainty of recent years, one thing is for sure: There has been a significant boom in startups. In July 2020, the U.S. hit a milestone – 551,657 applications to start a business, a swift 95% increase compared to the same month the previous year.

Daily Crunch: The party’s over — Airbnb bans all disruptive gatherings in perpetuity

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Greetings, there is a lot of news to get into today, and my head is reeling a bit from some of that January 6 testimony today, so let’s get right into it.

Leadership: Sell the dream while making the reality.

Berkonomics

As a leader, you set the goals, establish the strategies and tactics to get there (with help from others of course) and sell the dream to all your stakeholders. And that includes potential customers as well as executives and employees. Can unmanaged growth ever happen?

The 36th Richest Man in the World Has a 5-Step System to Get Anything He Wants in Life

Entrepreneur's Handbook

An incredibly efficient roadmap from Ray Dalio Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work entrepreneurship money inspiration business

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

6 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Business Coach

StartupNation

This is the year. This, you have decided, is the year you skyrocket your business to great success. Congratulations! It’s a worthy resolution for the new year. But I’m here to make sure that instead of simply setting a goal, you also work toward making it a reality.

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With $2.4M seed, Zing Data wants to put data analysis in the palm of your hand

TechCrunch

If data is at the heart of any modern business, it needs to be easier to access and manipulate it without expertise.

Asking Users to Complete Tough Mudders to Use Your Product

Tomasz Tunguz

Funnel optimization for web3 companies will become critical to their success. Token grants cost 4-7x than traditional customer acquisition techniques. Other techniques, like incentivized referral, improve the economics but still tally 19 month payback periods. A year-and-a-half might be fine for a SaaS company selling a $50k to $100k ARR product, but long-term viability demands achieving 3-6 month paybacks of modern web2 consumer companies. Why are the payback periods so high?

Two Start-ups Set to Take over the Metaverse with Their Outlandish Garments

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Young Designers Set Sights on Metaverse Fashion When we are subsumed into the metaverse, our digital selves will need digital wardrobes. After all, what avatar would be seen dead in some standard-issue shirt and pants? This isn’t Sim City anymore.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

One Quick Website Fix to Gain More Leads

StartupNation

To gain more leads, you’ll need your website visitors to take a specific action. The problem is that many of them don’t want to sign up, fill in your contact form or pay now. This lack of action can lower your conversion rates and cause much frustration for your team.

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With Benioff backing, Sustainable Ocean Alliance aims to be the rising tide that lifts all ‘ecopreneurs’

TechCrunch

For a few years now the Sustainable Ocean Alliance has been a stalwart advocate for the “blue economy,” and an incubator for ocean-focused early stage startups.

Circularity Tales: a new life to plastic waste in Tanzania

Impact Hub

Operated under the logic of take-make-waste, our current system is unsustainable as it is. According to the World Bank, 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is annually generated around the globe, from which at least 33% is mismanaged through open dumping or burning.

TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends

TechCrunch Ads

According to a report by Capchase comparing more than 400 SaaS startups to unicorns that reached the public markets in the last two years, the top performers “are handily beating the ‘Rule of 40,'” reports Kyle Wiggers.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.