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25 Lessons In 25 Years: Tips for Success from a Self-Made Beauty Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Renée Rouleau, an EO member in Austin, is the founder and CEO of Renée Rouleau Skin Care , whose products and personalized skincare are respected by celebrities, bloggers, and skincare obsessives. As she marks 25 years in business, Renée shared what she’s learned along her entrepreneurial journey.

Will Anyone Care? Building an Exit Strategy

The Seraf Compass

Early stage investors might not view it this way, but… until a company has some form of financial exit (e.g. acquisition or IPO), you are really more like a donor than an investor!


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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I recall when my partner Brad and I were raising our first USV fund, back in 2003, and potential investors wondered about my blogging habit. They asked if I was making a mistake telegraphing our investment thesis for everyone to see, including our “competitors.” ” We strongly defended the practice and explained that the benefits of telling the world what we were looking to invest in, and why, strongly outweighed any costs.

opening the pipeline for assistive technology

Venture Well

We explore ways faculty can collaborate with a university’s technology transfer office to support the commercialization of assistive technology innovation. The post opening the pipeline for assistive technology appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty healthcare innovation

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.

Unemployable: 5 Realizations from my entrepreneurial journey

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Lauren Messiah, former president of EO Los Angeles, and the founder and CEO of Lauren Messiah Inc.

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Splitting Ownership and Display/Consumption

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote about NFTs last week and said this in that post: But when a party emerges online that anyone is invited to attend and the 500 person group picks up a punk with a party hat and they all change their social network avatar to this, well that got my attention. link]. Fractional/collective ownership is something we have been interested in at USV for a while. It fits well with our thesis about expanding access.

The Secret to Recruiting Quickly and Retaining Your People

Tomasz Tunguz

There’s a simple secret to hiring quickly and building a strong team. Invest in great managers early. Let’s compare the organizational chart of two different startups. On the left, the startup is flat. There is a single leader, with a handful of individual contributors.

API platform Postman valued at $5.6 billion in $225 million fundraise


San Francisco-based Postman, which operates a collaborative platform for developers to help them build, design, test and iterate their APIs, said on Wednesday it has raised $225 million in a new financing round that values it at $5.6 billion, up from $2 billion a year ago.

There’s No One Way to Pick an Insurance Broker (But Here’s a Cheat Sheet)


To start or run a small business, an entrepreneur has an incredible number of tasks to check off, the biggest being getting paid customers through the door or clients to sign on.

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!

How to Create Content that Guarantees Conversion

Entrepreneur's Handbook

7 steps to help you get better results from your marketing. Photo: Nick Morrison/Unsplash I have worked in digital marketing for the last fifteen years, and I also coach new business owners, so I notice a lot of mistakes entrepreneurs make when creating content.

The Role of Entrepreneurship to Rebuild the Tourism Industry

Impact Hub

As the pandemic progresses, vaccines become wider spread and travel restrictions are gradually eased, a whole conversation about the role of entrepreneurship to rebuild the tourism industry has come up.

São Paulo’s QuintoAndar real estate platform raises $120M, now valued at $5.1B


Less than three months after announcing a $300 million Series E , Brazilian proptech QuintoAndar has raised an additional $120 million. New investors Greenoaks Capital and China’s Tencent co-led the round, which included participation from some existing backers as well.

How to Seamlessly Shift from Working Remotely to a Hybrid Workplace


As we transition back to pre-pandemic life, many companies will be deciding whether to return to a physical office full-time or adopt a more hybrid approach, splitting time between in-office and working remotely. And why not?

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.

How an Outsider Transformed Starbucks From 5 Stores Into a Global Empire

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Navigating a Changing World


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Apple’s sustainability-focused Impact Accelerator invites first 15 Black- and brown-owned companies


Among Apple’s more recent social good initiatives is the Impact Accelerator, an effort launched about a year ago intended to find and elevate minority-owned small businesses taking on sustainability and climate change.

How to Identify and Offset Risk to Build a Business That Lasts


The following is excerpted from “Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change” by Jonathan Brill (McGraw Hill, August 2021).

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!

Build the Company You Want, Not the One People Say You Should

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Preset Cloud - The Visualization Layer for the Modern Data Stack

Tomasz Tunguz

At Redpoint, we believe the 2020s will be the decade of data. Today, we’re announcing our partnership with, a company providing the visualization layer for the modern data stack. In addition,

Extra Crunch roundup: Corp dev handbook, Chicago startups, Brazil’s e-commerce landscape


If you’re a founder who finds yourself in a meeting with a VC, try to remember two things: You’re the smartest person in the room. Investors are looking for a reason to say “yes.”

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Amazon Leads U.S. In Retail E-Commerce Sales in 2021 (Episode 276)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses Amazon’s continued dominance, and why the company has continued to experience such monumental success.

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.

4 Charlie Munger Quotes that Will Make You Smarter in Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Wisdom from Warren Buffet’s life-long partner Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». decision-making investing leadership business entrepreneurship

Hiring Employees in a Tight Job Market [Growth Hacks]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Both big and small companies are struggling to onboard new employees. In fact, over 40% of small businesses have unfilled job openings. But why is hiring so hard right now?

Indonesian D2C insurance marketplace Lifepal raises $9M Series A


Choosing an insurance policy is one of the most complicated financial decisions a person can make. Jakarta-based Lifepal wants to simplify the process for Indonesians with a marketplace that lets users compare policies from more than 50 providers, get help from licensed agents and file claims.

ACT Tulsa is very intentional in building trust with founders of color

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. ACT Tulsa is very intentional about creating an on-ramp to trust with founders who are Black and Brown.

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.