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Early Stage Investment Syndication: Key Issues

The Seraf Compass

A very common practice in the investment world is syndication. Syndication allows multiple investors -- whether they be individuals, angel groups, VC funds, etc. -- to join together and provide the funding resources needed by one company. Syndication has been a common practice amongst VC firms for decades

The Truth About Time Management: It’s Not About Time

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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Reviewing The CEO’S Performance

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The CEO is an interesting case when it comes to performance reviews. They manage an entire company and they specifically manage the senior leadership team. They do not have a single reporting supervisor. They report to a Board. And that Board may, like the team they manage, have differing views on their performance. Also, some executives are strong at managing down but weak at managing up. And the reverse is often true, where an exec is great at managing up but weak at managing down.

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Clearing a Path Toward Equity Through Entrepreneurship

CO.STARTERS

CASE STUDY. Forward Cities + The Corner. New Kensington, Pennsylvania. By partnering with two collaborative national networks, community builders in New Kensington, PA were able to provide more equitable entrepreneurship opportunities for local residents. Through a pilot CO.STARTERS Core program, The Corner supported 14 beginning entrepreneurs from varying backgrounds, all of whom successfully completed the three-month program and received a $1,000 microgrant to help launch their ventures.

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!

weaving environmental innovation into visions of the future: q&a with taryn mead of Western Colorado University

Venture Well

Taryn Mead of Western Colorado University teaches students entrepreneurship concepts through an environmental innovation lens, helping them envision their contribution to a more sustainable future. The post weaving environmental innovation into visions of the future: q&a with taryn mead of Western Colorado University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

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Hyperactive?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When the pandemic started, the conventional wisdom was that the capital markets would take a beating, including the venture capital market for startup capital. 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. There are a number of reasons that I think we will see that. First, venture capital firms raise funds and it is our job to put them to work.

Clearing a Path Toward Equity Through Entrepreneurship

CO.STARTERS

CASE STUDY. Forward Cities + The Corner. New Kensington, Pennsylvania. By partnering with two collaborative national networks, community builders in New Kensington, PA were able to build toward an equitable ecosystem through entrepreneurial training and empowerment. Through a pilot CO.STARTERS Core program, The Corner supported 14 entrepreneurs from varying backgrounds, each of whom successfully completed the three-month program and received a $1,000 microgrant to help grow their ventures. . “I

Persistence is the key to this YLAI Fellow’s success in the technology industry in Bolivia

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. 2017 YLAI Fellow Andrea Puente Salazar has had her share of obstacles on her way to entrepreneurial success. By persisting through those obstacles, building strong relationships with like-minded individuals, and consistently increasing her knowledge, she has founded multiple successful ventures and is inspiring others in Bolivia to do the same.

The Fundraising Market Two Quarters into COVID

Tomasz Tunguz

It’s been two quarters since the coronavirus has hit Startupland. And you can see the impact of the shutdown in the numbers. We reviewed the data in May and compared it to the effects of the financial crisis in 2008 on startup fundraising. As a reminder, 2008 saw a 40% reduction in venture dollars invested in startups. It took about six to eight quarters to return to normalcy. But the patterns this time are different.

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.

Funding Friday: Ameelio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Ameelio is a nonprofit tech company seeking to break the prison communications monopolies and provide free communication solutions for prisoners and their friends and families. They have a Kickstarter project up right now and I backed it today.

The Right Kind of Time Off

GAN

Time Off and Our Mental Health. As I talk with people about the last few weeks, I don’t hear many stories of people taking time off work. And, this isn’t just true in COVID-19 times. In 2018, a record of 768 million vacation days went unused by employees. That is 768 million days that could have been taken to recharge. What Not Taking Time Off Does to Our Bodies. It contributes to an earlier death.

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#savetheunicorns – a startup campaign by UBI Global

UBI Global

Save the Unicorns! – The new innovation initiative from UBI Global and how to get involved! There has never been a more seismic shift for the innovation community than the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Startups and the business incubators and accelerators nurturing them have experienced some huge unforeseen challenges. Corporations have had to pivot […]. The post #savetheunicorns – a startup campaign by UBI Global appeared first on UBI Global. Announcements UBI Blog

Microschools are the future–how do we start one?

Jason Calacanis

It’s becoming very clear to me that school isn’t going to be the starting, or be the same, this September, as many of us hoped it would. As nimble as educators were to move to remote education, something is lost when we put our kids in front of a webcam as opposed to a group of their peers. Given this, our family has decided to start a microschool in the Bay Area starting this fall.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Beth Zimmer

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? To me, an Ecosystem Builder is someone that is a servant leader who is naturally optimistic and focused on solving systemic problems. We appreciate collaboration and work diligently to identify appropriate networks & partners within ecosystems to convene and apply solutions collectively. Ecosystem builders exist in a variety of places, such as communities, organizations, industries, etc.

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Support Our Early-Stage Founders

Revolution

Across the startup landscape, founders are struggling to address the unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s trying to avoid furloughs or layoffs, getting employees to work safely, or managing supply chain bottlenecks, there is no shortage of critical issues with which young companies must now contend. But for early-stage founders, fundraising is almost always top of mind.

#savetheunicorns – a startup campaign by UBI Global

UBI Global

Save the Unicorns! – The new innovation initiative from UBI Global and how to get involved! There has never been a more seismic shift for the innovation community than the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Startups and the business incubators and accelerators nurturing them have experienced some huge unforeseen challenges. Corporations have had to pivot […]. The post #savetheunicorns – a startup campaign by UBI Global appeared first on UBI Global. Announcements UBI Blog

Working in Corporate Provided the Education She Needed to Become an Entrepreneur

Smart Hustle Magazine

Anika Hobbs is the owner and chief curator of Nubian Hueman , a fashion brand that partners with almost 500 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. But Anika didn’t just fall into entrepreneurship — instead, she used her years of working at a large corporate fashion brand to learn everything needed to go off and be successful on her own.

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredondo

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? I see an ecosystem builder as someone who takes a holistic look at creating the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive in a community. Direct entrepreneur support is critical but only a part of creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. What motivates you as an ecosystem builder? I believe that the entrepreneurial spirit is the biggest driver of progress and change. Without it, we become controlled by our circumstances.

The Measurement Trap

Ian Hathaway

Mariana Mazzucato is one of my favorite thinkers. She’s an academic economist who rejects market orthodoxy and presents her arguments, persuasively, to the masses —a gift that many in the field of economics don’t possess.

La persistencia es la clave para el éxito de esta becaria de YLAI en el sector de la tecnología en Bolivia

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Jewelle Saunders. Andrea Puente Salazar (becaria de YLAI en 2017) había tenido bastantes obstáculos en su camino al éxito como emprendedora. Ha fundado múltiples emprendimientos exitosos e inspira a otros en Bolivia a hacer lo propio, con persistencia ante esos obstáculos, la creación de relaciones sólidas con individuos de mentalidad similar y la profundización constante de su conocimiento.

Looking to Invest in Real Estate? Check Out This Expert Advice on the Do’s and Don'ts

Smart Hustle Magazine

Investing in real estate can be an exciting premise — it’s been well-known that with the right decisions, real estate can provide a very good ROI (return on investment). But there is a lot more that goes into it than meets the eye. Divya Tandon is an expert in real estate management and investing, and she gave Ramon the rundown on how to get into this field of work and be successful.

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.”

Universal Support: ESHIP Goal 6

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Goal 6: Universal Support: Expand external stakeholder understanding of and support for ecosystem building. Economic dynamism, a key indicator of economic health, has been in decline for decades, as has the rate of new business starts. Research has shown that most new jobs come from young businesses. And yet, our economic policies espoused by governments and traditional economic developers continue to focus on attracting existing big businesses.

The burn out is real.

GCUC

We are burnt out. We miss our families. We miss our coworking space. We miss hugs, vacations & friends. We miss going out to. The post The burn out is real. appeared first on GCUC Community. Other Coworking Community COVID-19 COVID

OKC lured Aevus Precision Diagnostics with low-cost, business-friendly environment

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Aevus Precision Diagnostics founders Puneet Chadha (left) and Yash Sagar Santani. Oklahoma City made its introduction to the co-founders of Aevus Precision Diagnostics through a magazine’s list of top U.S. cities in which to start a business. In 2018, Yash Sagar Santani and Puneet Chadha were living and working in New York City’s financial district as recent master’s degree graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business.

Zoho Research Finds Your Tech is Not Covid Ready. 9 Things To Do.

Smart Hustle Magazine

For the last several months, many of us "knowledge workers" have been working from home and/or for sure differently than we've been working the past several years. I suspect you've bought more technology - hardware and software, to help you adjust to working from home and not being in "the office". From the Zoho press release, the study was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, when employees around the world had transitioned to remote work.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.