Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Keeping Order in Your Office

Entrepreneurs' Organization

From EO Melbourne , we share how to declutter and organize your workspace. Work never stops in your office. Every day, there are new fires to put out, new targets to reach and new ideas to execute. Your to-do list keeps piling up—just like the files on your desk and the messages in your inbox!

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Annual reviews or constant feedback?

Berkonomics

Here comes a controversial subject. How often do you take the time to rate your direct reports? Is it worth the time and effort when measured from the perspective of the company and of the employee? In terms of time, this can be expensive and disruptive to you and your direct reports.

GAN Partner, Chargebee, on How to Tackle Office Hours with an Investor

GAN

I work for Chargebee, the recurring billing and subscription management product used by thousands of customers in more than 53 countries and a proud GAN Partner. In my role, I head up one of our strategic initiatives, called “ Chargebee for Entrepreneurs ,” where we work with 100 accelerators and incubators to identify high-potential startups globally.

What kind of leader are you?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The most effective way to encourage your employees to practice integrity is to practice integrity yourself.

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.

How to Change Jobs

This is going to be BIG.

If you’re an great engineering manager in a startup city, changing jobs into a similar role is pretty easy. For most people, though, things are a little more difficult. Not everyone has the most sought after position and many work in a job where figuring out what skill set you have to offer isn’t so cut and dry.

How to Give Back Through Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Have you ever wished for a way to give back that’s integrated with your life and your work? EO Oklahoma City member Piyush Patel has figured out how to do just this.

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Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“It is important to try to understand your customers and their needs and supply what they need with honesty,” says Gastón Fontaine.

Rajat Bhargava on Giving First for a B2B company

TechStars

Why does Rajat Bhargava, co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud, keep starting businesses? How does JumpCloud, a B2B company, Give First? What does their 30 years of friendship mean to Rajat and Give First co-host Brad Feld? Listen for answers to these questions—and more. .

Calling All Founders

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

NYC’s Partnership runs some outstanding accelerator programs. There is the flagship Fintech Accelerator which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In this program, founders are connected to the CIOs of the top banks, brokerages, and insurance companies in NYC as they work on their products and pitches. Over the past decade, 69 graduates of the Fintech Accelerator have raised over $1bn. I have written about this program frequently.

introducing engineering students to entrepreneurship: q&a with faculty grantee Ranji Vaidyanathan

Venture Well

Ranji Vaidyanathan from Oklahoma State University uses entrepreneurship to show engineering students the real-world applications to their ideas. The post introducing engineering students to entrepreneurship: q&a with faculty grantee Ranji Vaidyanathan appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

Quickly Unpacking Google’s Acquisition Of Fitbit

Haystack

Usually these M&A posts involve a private startup being purchased, but this past week, we witnessed a different type of deal — Google acquired Fitbit, which had been a public company for nearly four years. Fitbit was started in a previous startup era, raised about $65M in venture capital, went public in 2015, and reached heights of over a $4B market cap. 1/ High End And Low End Disruption – Fitbit ended up owning nearly one quarter of the wearables market.

In the News: Israeli tech companies raise $2.24B in Q3; record since 2013

OurCrowd

Israel’s startup funding is climbing at a strong pace as tech companies raise $2.24B in Q3 , the most raised in Israel in any quarter since 2013.

A Decentralized Archive

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Internet Archive and Wayback Machine are awesome. You can see that in 1998, AVC.com was pointing to something called Fishnet that looked like this. And you can see what AVC looked like in September 2008. There are many archives, some of them quite specialized, in the physical and digital world.

GoDaddy Websites + Marketing: Look Great Everywhere

Smart Hustle Magazine

GoDaddy InSight, A First-of-its-kind Smart Recommendation Tool, Guides Entrepreneurs toward Achieving Their Goals. If you’ve ever tried to build a website and then find ways to get prospects to see it and take action, you know first-hand this is a time consuming and difficult undertaking.

Impacting world hunger via SMS

Impact Hub

As part of Impact Hub and WWF’s ‘Join Forces for the Climate’ campaign, we had a chance to speak to Roger Akayesi, Communications & Marketing Lead at Ignitia. This venture is the world’s first and most accurate tropical weather forecasting company.

edition #15: Brad Krauskpof

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.

How To Beat A Patent Troll

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Cloudflare posted yesterday about the two and a half year war it waged against a patent troll called Blackbird. This was the battle plan that Cloudflare came up with: After we were sued by Blackbird, we decided that we wouldn’t roll over. We decided we would do our best to turn the incentive structure on its head and make patent trolls think twice before attempting to take advantage of the system.

NetSuite Announces Improvements to Better Serve SMBs at SuiteConnect

Smart Hustle Magazine

At SuiteConnect Ramon Ray spoke with Evan Goldberg, Executive Vice President, and Jayson Maynard, Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations, both of Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit about how NetSuite can serve small companies and bigger companies.

[SkyTran in Business Standard] Reliance Industries announces acquisition of further shareholding in SkyTran Inc.

OurCrowd

Reliance Industries announced that its subsidiary, Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings, had acquired 12.7% shareholding in SkyTran Inc. on a fully diluted basis with an option to further invest an amount upto USD 25 million in convertible notes. Read more here.

AcousticSheep Installs Artificially Intelligent Art at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

ERIE, PA – October 9, 2019: ?. AcousticSheep LLC, the Erie-based company that invented the?

Building bridges towards social cohesion

Impact Hub

How can we strengthen social cohesion in fragmented environments? Public policies that have an impact on the welfare and quality of life of individuals are essential.

i2E Investments are untold story of state venture investing

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Growing up I used to love to listen to Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story on the radio. The nuances he would bring to light with just a little deeper look were fascinating. After reading Dale Denwalt’s column in the Oklahoman (October 20) headlined “Insiders Report Flaws in State Startup Ecosystem,” I felt a Paul Harvey moment may be in order.

[Hailo in PR Newswire] Leading AI Chipmaker Hailo Recognized as CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in Embedded Technologies Category

OurCrowd

Leading AI chipmaker Hailo has been selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree. Hailo’s breakthrough AI Chip, the Hailo-8 , won the award in the Embedded Technologies product category by the Consumer Technology Association. The award was revealed at CES Unveiled New York. Read more here.

Bad Takes on Taxing Wealth (Especially Billionaires)

Continuations

The discussion around taxing wealth, and in particular billionaires, has been illuminating. Not in the sense of learning something new but rather seeing who is willing to make or defend bad takes instead of engaging in any level of critical thinking. To make it clear on where I am on this issue, I am in support of a wealth tax , although I think there is a lot of room for discussion on how to best accomplish this. There are a few takes out there though that particularly bother me.

Notes from Office Hours with Nick Mehta

Tomasz Tunguz

A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to welcome Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight to SaaS Office Hours. I learned a lot from the session about how customer success has evolved over the last 5 to 10 years. Here are my notes from the session. The discipline of customer success varies widely depending on price point. At the lower price points, some organizations combine the role of an account manager and the customer success person into a CSAM (customer success account manager).

PowerSpike: From LaunchPad to Accelerator

TechStars

In 2014 AJ Damiano was a freshman at Syracuse University and an avid gamer. He started PowerSpike with cofounder and fellow students Michael Paris and Eric Rice based on an opportunity he’d observed working for another startup focused on Twitch-hosted, esports competitions.

[OurCrowd in H2 Ventures & KPMG 2019 Fintech100 Report] Leading Global Fintech Innovators

OurCrowd

OurCrowd was named in the H2 Ventures and KPMG 2019 Fintech 100 Report. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in H2 Ventures & KPMG 2019 Fintech100 Report] Leading Global Fintech Innovators appeared first on OurCrowd. Newsticker Top headlines newsticker ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

The DuckDuckGo Browser

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I just started using our portfolio company DuckDuckGo’s mobile browser. Honestly I didn’t even realize they had one until last week. It looks like this on my phone: And AVC looks like this in it: I guess AVC is only a B+ when it comes to privacy.

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What’s The Important Thing, that is powerful enough to override all your deficiencies?

A Smart Bear

Do you feel the crushing weight of the disadvantages facing every new company? No brand, no features, no customers, no money, no distribution, no search engine rankings, no efficient advertising, no incredible executive team, no NPS, no strategy. How do the successful startups rise above all that?

Global Entrepreneurship Week: November 18-24, 2019

EntreWorks Consulting

Mark your calendars for the week of November 18-24, 2019, the 12 th annual celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. GEW is a big deal around the world. It currently engages 20,000 partners in 170 countries, who sponsor 35,000 events that engage more than 10 million people. All of this work is devoted to telling the story of how entrepreneurship can be a tool for personal enrichment, economic development, and community building.

[OurCrowd in Forbes] How To Let Ordinary Investors Invest In Startups? OurCrowd Has The Answer

OurCrowd

Global investment platform OurCrowd, has a specific, proven, working answer to the SEC Chairman’s quandary.

Upgrading To A New Phone

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I got the new Pixel 4 XL and am in the process of copying over all of my data and apps and other stuff. Apple and Google make it so easy these days to sync a new phone with an old phone that it is easy to think you are done once the sync is over. But that is unfortunately not the case.

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Stitch in Time Saves 9: A Guide to Start-up Board Prep

The Seraf Compass

In previous posts we discussed the important role board directors can play in early stage, private companies. As an angel investor serving as a director, it is critical to know how to prepare for a meeting.

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Abandoned Mine Lands: Addressing the Legacy of Coal

EntreWorks Consulting

The US coal industry has been swamped with bad news lately, with the recent bankruptcies of Blackjewel and Murray Energy leading to major hardships for miners, their families and surrounding communities. As we attempt to address these immediate hardships, we need to also remember painful long-term legacies of coal such as rising black lung rates and the growing problems of abandoned mine lands (AML).

[Appdome in PR Newswire] Appdome and VMware Partner to Help Customers Accelerate Digital Transformation

OurCrowd

Appdome, the mobile industry’s first no-code mobile solutions platform, announced the immediate availability of Appdome for VMware Workspace ONE, a new no-code solution that enables every enterprise to deliver Workspace ONE security, privacy and intelligent analytics capabilities in a single solution for any iOS or Android app out of the box. Read more here.

Video Of The Week: Filecoin and Web3

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In this video, Juan Benet, founder of our portfolio company Protocol Labs, talks about how Web3 is coming together and what Filecoin and IPFS’s role in it will be