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Debunking 5 Pieces of Horrible Startup Advice

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Just because a best-selling startup playbook tells you to do something doesn’t make it right, relevant, or the optimal option.

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Sharpen your business vision!

Berkonomics

I love absolute statements. Pardon my English. But this is one of my favorite statements. You’re at the ignition stage of your newest business venture. Of course, you have a vision for what you will do to change the world. Let’s stress test that vision and sharpen it further to help ensure your success. Stress-testing your vision. First, if your vision is limited and you will be happy with a successful local dry-cleaning enterprise or small restaurant around the corner, you are not the target

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Full-Stack Startups in American Dynamism

Andreessen Horowitz

The full-stack startup , as previously written about by our partner Chris Dixon, is an approach taken by some startups to bypass incumbents by building a complete, end-to-end product or service. This approach is in contrast to the traditional approach, … The post Full-Stack Startups in American Dynamism appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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From Chaos to Control: How to Create Effective Systems and Processes in Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chris Kirksey, an EO member in Austin who is the founder and CEO of Direction , an SEO software and services company that helps entrepreneurs set their online strategy in the right direction to accelerate sales, grow the business, and dominate your market. Chris shared his experience around creating effective systems and processes in his company: Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again — and expecting different results.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Venture Capital Prospecting: How To Raise a VC Fund [Part II]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we addressed trends in VC fundraising, the roles played by GPs and LPs, and key questions fund managers should expect during the prospecting process. Now let's take a closer look at the primary elements of a fund prospectus and the critical skills every fund manager should possess.

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Potential Conflicts of Interest in Proptech

Revolution

Unpacking Proptech: A data-driven series on advancing built world innovation As mentioned in Part 1 , an outsized portion of the proptech investor base comes from the real estate community — a reality I would argue is complicating the industry’s growth. Part of the antidote for startups: employing a more prudent approach to raising capital and curating a diverse investor base.

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Entrepreneur Dr. Tim Springer Donates $210 Million to Institute for Protein Innovation

American Entrepreneurship

Nonprofit advances to transform biomedical research with novel protein tools and expertise Very few individuals have the ability and the opportunity to directly impact a large number of people’s lives. Entrepreneurs, innovators, doctors, political leaders and others may have success of that magnitude. Tim Springer, Ph.D., entrepreneur and professor at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, is in that elite club.

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Mark & Company and Yoonmin Foundation Introduce KRW 5 Billion Launch Fund, Invest in 19 Growing Companies

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Mark & Company, led by CEO Kyungpyo Hong, has announced the establishment and management of a new venture investment fund in partnership with Yoonmin Creative Investment Foundation, chaired by Minseop Sung. Through their initial KRW 5 billion investment fund established in 2021, Mark & Company has successfully invested in 19 companies.

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The Rise of the Composable CDP

Andreessen Horowitz

In our popular post on emerging data infrastructure , we highlighted technologies that have led to a new wave of data-stack investments. These stacks represent the culmination of a number of trends in the industry, including the migration from on-prem … The post The Rise of the Composable CDP appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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Validate Your Startup Idea Like a Pro: My 4-Step Framework

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A guide to challenge assumptions, answer objections and test your hypotheses directly with your users. As an early-stage founder, your ability to deliver value quickly is your most critical — and sometimes the only — competitive advantage over the incumbent competition. In an era where it’s easier than ever to create something from nothing, validating (or invalidating) ideas quickly and iterating toward a solution with true potential is critical.

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Ethernovia’s $64 Million in Funding Advances Vehicle Networks

American Entrepreneurship

Vehicle networks to drive down cost and complexity while improving power efficiency in next-generation architectures Capital continues to flow to technologies that are driving the future of the automotive industry, as seen in the recent announcement made by startup Ethernovia, Inc. , having recently completed a $64 million A-round. The automotive startup is developing data transport and acceleration technology for automobile networks that support autonomous driving and electrical vehicles (EV).

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Indonesian Government-backed Accelerator Achieves $65.8 Million in Funding for Alumni Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Government-supported accelerator program Startup Studio Indonesia (SSI) is now accepting applications for its seventh cohort. The program, backed by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics, has witnessed its alumni raising a total of $65.8 million (RM305 million) in funding.

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Quantum Technologies

NZ Entrepreneur

In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and innovators working on our next generation of new business startups, social enterprises and small businesses. At a glance Founder: Dr Keryn Johnson – PhD MSc BSc Business: Quantum Technologies HQ: Wellington Can you tell us a bit about your business? Manufacturing apitherapy regenerative technology made from Manuka honey.

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Weekly 40: A Snob’s Guide to Pitch Decks

Entrepreneur's Handbook

In this week’s edition, we discuss The art of crafting a pitch deck that impresses investors The EH Podcast returns for a second season (and a revamp) Let’s get to it. Great pitch decks are like works of art Aaron Dinin, PhD is a self-confessed pitch deck snob who obsesses over his slides more than the average entrepreneur. Here are some of the essential details necessary to elevate your pitch deck from competent to masterpiece: Resolve your resolution issues —  Get them in widescreen, and learn

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Wing Venture Capital’s Fifth Annual Enterprise Tech 30 List

American Entrepreneurship

GenAI, Developer-and Data Stack-Focused Companies Dominate List as well as 80% of ET30 founders are Millennials Five years ago, Wing Venture Capital introduced their annual Enterprise Tech 30—a list of the most promising, private enterprise tech private companies across all stages of maturity. The early-stage focused venture capital firm funds and supports companies that are driving AI-first business transformation as seen in their portfolio companies Cohesity , Pinecone , and Gong.

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Cleantech startup Stride raises $2m to support Vietnam’s clean energy transition

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Vietnamese cleantech startup Stride has announced raising $2 million in a Seed funding round jointly led by Clime Capital and Touchstone Partners. Stride provides eco-friendly home improvement projects, smart home technology, energy-efficient products, and solar energy solutions to households and small businesses in Vietnam, pioneering a path to a clean energy future in the country wit

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Offboarding Team Members

GCUC

Offboarding Team Members Sad to see you go: a short guide to offboarding coworking space staff Guest post By Lauren Walker, Coworks As a coworking space software.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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The Myth of Warm Introductions

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Why those warm intros are mostly but not completely useless Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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Mayfield Raises $955 Million Across Two New Funds Dedicated to Early Stage Investing 

American Entrepreneurship

Menlo Park, Calif., May 8, 2023 – Mayfield, a top-tier early stage investor, today announced that it has raised a total of $955 million across two venture capital funds to continue its focus on being a champion of entrepreneurs. The $580 million Mayfield XVII and the $375 million Mayfield Select III follow the $750 million raised by prior funds in March 2020, bringing the Firm’s total assets under management to $3 billion.

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Hummingbird Ventures, QED Investors back SkorLife in $4m funding round

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Indonesian fintech startup SkorLife has announced raising $4 million in a Seed funding round anchored by global tech investor Hummingbird Ventures , with participation from QED Investors. Existing investors AC Ventures and Saison Capital also joined the round.

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[Zippin in Retail Technology Innovation Hub] Artificial intelligence powered checkout-free technology firm Zippin hits two million shoppers milestone

OurCrowd

The post [Zippin in Retail Technology Innovation Hub] Artificial intelligence powered checkout-free technology firm Zippin hits two million shoppers milestone appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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What Nobody Tells You When You’re Thinking About Raising Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A successful round of fundraising can take your startup to the moon, but do you understand all the costs?

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Factoring for High Growth Startups

American Entrepreneurship

If you are an entrepreneur with a growing company, having access to capital is at the top of your list. Hear Robyn Barrett explain the fundamentals of factoring, a finance vehicle that gets cash into the hands of entrepreneurs based on their accounts receivables. Robyn built her own factoring company, so she knows what entrepreneurs need. Factoring is a great financial tool to have when your sales team is landing great deals and you have the working capital to fill all orders!

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HK’s Newman Capital invests in Openfort to boost Web3 wallet infrastructure

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Hong Kong-based venture capital firm Newman Capital has invested in Openfort, a startup that specialises in blockchain wallet infrastructure for Web3 gaming. The investment from Newman Capital has enabled Openfort to successfully complete its seed round fundraising, generating a total of $3 million.

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AI Canon

Andreessen Horowitz

Source: Midjourney Research in artificial intelligence is increasing at an exponential rate. It’s difficult for AI experts to keep up with everything new being published, and even harder for beginners to know where to start. So, in this post, we’re … The post AI Canon appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr