Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

Meeting with Entrepreneurs: How the Best Ones Communicate their Vision

The Seraf Compass

When meeting with angel investors, entrepreneurs often struggle with the best way to deliver the large scope of their vision while demonstrating that they are tightly focused on a realistic, near term, go-to-market strategy

Build a Better Tribe, Build a Better World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In August 2019, Kimberly Hickok Smith spoke at the MyEO Women of EO Summit in Bogota, Colombia.

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Creating a community and brand beyond the product

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

UC Students Gain New Resources, Opportunities Through Expanded Entrepreneurship Program


Reposted from the University of California Press Room. The University of California and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced today (Sept.

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!

Welcome Tony Wang as 500’s New Managing Partner


500 centers itself around supporting bold, innovative founders around the world. As venture dollars increasingly shift towards being deployed outside of the U.S., firms need to be thinking about their strategy to manage the trend towards globalization.

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Founder Control

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have not written a lot about this issue. As I said in this post , I am generally a “one share one vote proponent”, but I have supported founder control provisions in a few companies where I was or am on the board. These provisions make me uncomfortable but there are solid arguments for them, particularly when you are taking a company public and want to be able to keep it independent.

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing


Canadian VC Janet Bannister, a partner at Real Ventures, loves investing in “conscious founders” who are trying to make the world a better place. Her style of “human-centered investing” prioritizes people and relationships, and investing in smart, self-aware, teachable entrepreneurs. .

The Common Denominator Among Our 25 Startup Investments


This past week, I took a look at the 25 investments that GAN Ventures has made so far. Mostly, I was just checking to see who I’ve followed up with lately and who else I should reach out to so that I could say hello and see how things were going. But while looking over the list, I started to wonder if there might be any common denominators across the group.

closing the gender gap in STEM entrepreneurship

Venture Well

Tara Loomis spoke with Isabelle Monlouis about ways the broader innovation and entrepreneurship community can help close the gender gap. The post closing the gender gap in STEM entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship STEM

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.

Hard Decisions

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Every startup journey involves making some really hard decisions. Yesterday our portfolio company Kik announced they are shutting down the Kik messenger and parting ways with all but nineteen of their team. The Kik team has spent almost a decade working on the Kik messenger. Although Kik’s popularity has waned in the face of iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc, etc, it still has 10mm monthly users and almost 5mm daily users.

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

Dream It

New Podcast Episode On The Twenty Minute VC


The third interview I’ve done on Harry Stebbings ‘ “ Twenty Minute VC ” was just released. You can listen to it here. Frankly, I am surprised by the response to it. This particular podcast covered quite an arcane topic — how to learn how to manage investment funds.

innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE

Venture Well

Clay Andrews, co-founder of E-Team, HALE, has learned that over-thinking can prevent a good idea from ever getting out of the lab and into the market. The post innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology startup

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.

Breaking Up Big Tech

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

With the news that two-thirds of Americans favor breaking up big tech combined with the news that Liz Warren (the biggest advocate of idea) has broken out of the pack in Iowa , I thought I would return to this topic. I wrote about this back when Liz first put the idea forward. I am in favor of reigning in the monopoly/duopoly/oligopoly power of the large American tech companies. I am also in favor of reigning in the power of large tech companies that are not resident in the US.

Bootstrapping from $0 to Exit

Dream It

Steve Barsh speaks with Anthony Bucci about bootstrapping RevZilla from $0 to 250+ people and a successful exit. They talk about Bucci’s ups and downs, leadership ideas, growth, surprises along the way, and key learnings.

Edition #10: Cat Johnson


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 new blog series to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors.

Climate Crisis And Our Commitment To Do More

Impact Hub

The world is demanding climate action and so are we. Sustainability and impact are interwoven into the Impact Hub network’s DNA. From the designs of our workspaces to our communities’ recycling habits, we’ve taken measures to ensure sustainability is ingrained in our network from day one.

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.

You Can’t Please Everyone

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I get a lot of feedback on this blog. I appreciate all of it. Even the harsh stuff (you are an idiot, etc). One of the things I have learned from writing here is that the same words will generate very different reactions from people. Last week I wrote about the value of bluffing. It triggered a ton of inbound email. I received two emails within seconds of each other.

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Climate Crisis: Activism Versus Innovation?


If you have been following my posts on the climate crisis , you know that I have been supporting various forms of activism. I was pleased to see the massive turnout at the climate strike all around the globe and especially here in New York, where Greta Thunberg will be addressing the UN today.

3 Ways Female Leaders Can Successfully Manage Multigenerational Teams

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written for EO by Lu Zhang, the founder and managing partner of Fusion Fund and a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Upper management has a gender problem. According to 2018 data from Pew Research Center, only 4.8

Scaling B2B Sales from Seed to Exit

Dream It

Dreamit’s Steve Barsh speaks with AJ Bruno about scaling B2B sales from seed to exit. AJ co-founded TrendKite, where he was responsible for all growth operations ($0-$25 million) and which was acquired for $225m by Cision (NYSE: Cision).

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.”

Accelerate2030 brings innovative solutions to scale

Impact Hub

[GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 17 September 2019]. Together, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub are pleased to announce the international finalists for the Accelerate2030 programme.

Climate Crisis: Greta Thunberg


On Monday I wrote a post about the relationship between activism and innovation. Later that day Greta Thunberg addressed the UN. If you have not seen it, it is worth watching in its entirety: Instead of providing my thoughts on it now, I would love to hear reactions from Continuations readers.

Nebraska Thriving: Market Intelligence for the Rest of Us

EntreWorks Consulting

Over the years, I’ve worked in many communities that don’t really have a good understanding of how their local economies work. They operate with limited and/or outdated information on who’s hiring, who’s growing, and who’s doing innovative things in business and elsewhere. Many places need better market intelligence capabilities, but some community leaders are reluctant to spend money and time on gathering and sharing data. That’s work for academics, not for economic developers!

Staying Focused

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

With all the crazy stuff going on all around us all day long it can be tough to stay focused. But I would argue that is exactly why we must stay focused. Some people do this by getting off social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Some people do this by using features like Screen Time to manage phone addiction. Some people do this by adding meditation and other mindfulness practices to their daily routines. All of these are good things and helpful.

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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.