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From Misfit to This Fits: My Entrepreneurial Journey

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Kate Holden , an entrepreneur, philanthropist and business leader behind De Luca Fine Wines , a fast-growing retail and e-commerce wine business. Kate is president of the EO Winnipeg chapter and serves on the EO Canada Board as Canada’s MPD (Member Products Director).

Can you be an adaptive business leader?

Berkonomics

The title of this insight happens to be the name of a CEO roundtable organization I belong to and have been a member since 1989 (Adaptive Business Leader Organization – or ABL).

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Founders must show investors that sustainability is more than lip service

Revolution

Originally published in TechCrunch on June 8, 2021. Ending years of debates over environmental sustainability, the United States officially declared a climate crisis earlier this year, deeming climate considerations an “essential element” of foreign policy and national security.

The 6 Elements of a Great Workplace Culture Your Startup Needs in 2021

StartupNation

The following is excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from “Upstanding: How Company Character Catalyzes Loyalty, Agility, and Hypergrowth” by Frank Calderoni. Copyright © 2021 by Anaplan, Inc. All rights reserved.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Betting On The Price Of Carbon

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Albert shared this article yesterday which suggests that the price of carbon will have to reach $150/ton by 2030 in order to create the conditions for the world to get to zero carbon by 2050.

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Many Hands, Light Work: The Team Approach to Processing Deals

The Seraf Compass

Do you remember the first time you became excited about investing in an early stage technology company? You were impressed by the CEO and you loved the market opportunity. But, you knew you had to dig deep to find out whether there was a real winner in the making.

5 Subtle Roadblocks Most Creative Entrepreneurs Face

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t let them prevent you from moving forward. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship self-improvement business life-lessons creativity

Wagmo’s Vision for a New Category of Pet Wellness

Revolution

An Interview with Wagmo Cofounder & CEO Christie Horvath By Revolution Ventures’ Clara Sieg and Graham Ober There are currently 85 million pet parents in the United States, contributing to a $99 billion pet care market. Yet only 3% of those pets are covered by insurance.

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Episode 1 of TechBytes Podcast by StartupNation and Dell Technologies

StartupNation

Welcome to the premiere episode of TechBytes, a podcast by StartupNation and Dell Technologies!

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

PowerZ raises $8.3 million for its video game focused on education

TechCrunch

French startup PowerZ has raised another $8.3 million (€7 million at today’s exchange rate) including $1.2 million (€1 million) in debt — the rest is a traditional equity round.

The Key to Entrepreneurship That Business Schools Don’t Teach

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Financial models, product development, and business “buzzwords” don’t guarantee you a single sale. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». success startup marketing business entrepreneurship

How To Succeed in Business. 8 Ways We Did It.

Smart Hustle Magazine

There are many different paths to success and many different definitions of how to succeed in business. For some, success means spending more time with their families. For others, it’s making a billion-dollar exit of their business.

How to Plan Successful In-Person Events in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

StartupNation

The pandemic changed how people interact with one another, but it could not squash the need for in-person connections that engage audiences.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

ManoMano raises $355 million for its home improvement e-commerce platform

TechCrunch

French startup ManoMano has raised a Series F funding round of $355 million led by Dragoneer Investment Group. The company operates an e-commerce platform focused on DIY, home improvement and gardening products. It is currently available in six European countries.

5 Companies That Stole Ideas and Became Successful

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Sometimes imitation may be better than innovation Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business social-media entrepreneurship startup history

My Mental Model for the World of Crypto

Tomasz Tunguz

How does crypto work at the highest level? This is the mental model I’ve been using. There are six key categories of players. Asset acquirers - these include brokerages, custodial and non-custodial wallets, banks, asset managers, hedge funds, market makers, and lenders. They aim to acquire assets to plunge into the crypto ecosystem. Each acquirer offers a unique value proposition, tempting investors to park cash with them.

Is Your Business Scalable? Why the Answer Matters to Potential Investors

StartupNation

Financing a small business initiative by offering investors a percentage of ownership equity in your business is called equity financing. When angel investors or an equity firm invest in a company, they don’t do it for a loan payment. They do it for a percentage of ownership, or equity.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

MAGIC Fund raises $30M to scale its global founders-backing-founders fund

TechCrunch

Influential entrepreneurs like Paul Graham and Naval Ravikant always preach the need for startups to have founders-turned-investors on their cap table. As Ravikant puts it, “founders want to know that the people they are taking money from have first-hand experience.” .

12 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Fail According to Paul Graham

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Getting around mistakes is the fastest way to success Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership entrepreneurship startup business productivity

Hrishabh Sandilya: Building the Pillars for Migrants Inclusion Through Social Innovation

Impact Hub

How to make the field of entrepreneurship more inclusive to groups that have been historically and systematically left behind, namely migrants and refugees, people with disability, seniors, women and youth?

Business Builders: Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners with Jeff Sloan and Jon Dwoskin

StartupNation

Business Builders coaching is a collaboration with Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation, and business coach Jon Dwoskin. It is an affordable resource for entrepreneurs to learn what it takes to start and grow a profitable business.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Beyond ‘Netflix Party’: startups and their VCs bet we’ll browse more of the web together

TechCrunch

Last year, during the pandemic, a free browser extension called Netflix Party gained traction because it enabled people trapped in their homes to connect with far-flung friends and family by watching the same Netflix TV shows and movies simultaneously.

The Major Reasons Small Businesses Will Fail in the Post-COVID Era

Entrepreneur's Handbook

An alert from the UK’s Federation of Small Business is a true eye-opener. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup management entrepreneurship business investing

Oklahoma lost a great one in Dr. Stephen Prescott

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Oklahoma lost a great one recently with the passing of Steve Prescott after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Mobile Advertising is Booming in 2021 (Episode 256)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses the recent growth of mobile advertising, causing 66% of marketers to increase their ad budgets for mobile, according to Digital Information World.

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.