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

Are you a consensus leader or dictator?

Berkonomics

It’s a good bet that you’ve been exposed to articles, courses and lectures about various styles of management, and how each is appropriate for some companies and for some levels of organization and at various times. When should the dictator in you emerge?

Should Leaders Wait Until Monday Morning to Send Their Weekend Emails to Staff?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Stefano Maifreni, founder and director of Eggcelerate. We’ve all been there—working outside hours, trying to get ahead or catch up. But sending emails to staff during their downtime can backfire badly.

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Chemistry Experiment: Recruiting A New Director

The Seraf Compass

In previous posts we have addressed how Board Directors can add value, communicate effectively with CEOs, and prepare for successful board meetings, but how should entrepreneurs go about recruiting one?

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Announcing the Startup School 2019 Grant Recipients

Y Combinator

As part of our efforts to further support founders in Startup School , we awarded $15,000 in equity-free grants to the most promising companies to go through the course. The quality (and quantity!) of founders who participated in Startup School this past year made the grant selection process a tough one. Congratulations to the following startups* for their impressive progress over the 10-weeks of Startup School! Arula. Sydney, Australia.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Subscription Tracking

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My brother in law Jerry is working on a project to collect all of his family’s digital subscriptions; subscriptions to streaming video services, music services, subscriptions to online news and other publications, subscriptions to software services, subscriptions to education services, etc, etc. He is planning a dinner in which he will review all of them with his family and understand which ones they are using and which ones they are not using. Then he can prune the list.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] Israel to accelerate medical cannabis research with hi-tech incubator

OurCrowd

Projecting an estimated investment of NIS 150 million into the small Negev town, the tender to operate the government-backed CanNegev incubator was awarded to crowdfunding investment platform OurCrowd, nonprescription pharmaceutical giant Perrigo and Israeli medical cannabis cultivator BOL Pharma.

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How To Build Product As A Small Startup

Y Combinator

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel shares a process for building product as a small startup. Topics. 00:00 – Have a process to get product out the door. 1:02 – Decide on a release schedule. 1:15 – Put someone in charge of product. 1:34 – Establish KPIs. 1:47 – Create a theme for the product cycle based on a KPI. 2:00 – Product meeting. 2:30 – Brainstorm new features, bugs, and tests. 3:35 – Sort each into: easy, medium, or hard.

Video Of The Week: Targeting Tech: Is Antitrust the Answer?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV’s portfolio company Recount Media produces excellent short (5 mins or less) videos about political news and related topics. They also produce the Shift series of events. In November, Recount did a Shift event about Antitrust policy and my partner Brad Burnham was on the panel.

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[OurCrowd in CTech] Israeli Small-Town Yeruham Gets Medical Cannabis Incubator

OurCrowd

Israeli small-town Yeruham is getting a medical cannabis incubator. Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding company OurCrowd Ltd., pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo Company PLC, and Israel-based medical cannabis company Breath of Life International Ltd.

Sickle cell disease treatment has roots in lab of OMRF’s Dr. Rodger McEver

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. There is very big news this month for individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease (SCD). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first targeted treatment to reduce the frequency of pain crises in individuals living with SCD. This new drug — Adakveo ® from Novartis — decreases the frequency of the debilitating and unpredictable pain episodes caused by SCD.

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

Non-Obvious Megatrends 2020. Rohit Bhargava How To Read the Future

Smart Hustle Magazine

Rohit Bhargava is obsessed with understanding trends, past, present and future. His 10th and last edition of the Non-Obvious Trends reports is out on January 7th and from my review it's good. Listen to the interview and read more below! What I liked best was in fact the first part of the book, where Rohit shares how we can all learn to open our minds to see the future. Being able to see "around corners" is not just for futurists and pundits but it's an important trait for any business owner.

Happy Birthday Ollie

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our dog Ollie is eleven today. Here is a photo of him on the beach with a tennis ball, pretty much his favorite place to be and thing to do. Photo of the Day

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[Bol Pharma in CTech] Israeli Small-Town Yeruham Gets Medical Cannabis Incubator

OurCrowd

Israeli small-town Yeruham is getting a medical cannabis incubator. Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding company OurCrowd Ltd., pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo Company PLC, and Israel-based medical cannabis company Breath of Life International Ltd.

[OurCrowd in Business Wire] OurCrowd, Perrigo and BOL Win the Israeli Government Tender for Operation of a Medical Cannabis Incubator in Yeruham

OurCrowd

[OurCrowd in Benzinga] OurCrowd, Perrigo and BOL Win the Israeli Government Tender for Operation of a Medical Cannabis Incubator in Yeruham

OurCrowd

In the News: Intel acquires Habana Labs, OurCrowd in New Zealand, & more

OurCrowd

[OurCrowd in NoCamels] OurCrowd to Co-Run Government-Backed Medical Cannabis Incubator in Negev

OurCrowd

[OurCrowd in Haaretz] Israel to Get First State-sponsored Medical Marijuana Startup Incubator

OurCrowd

It will be managed by OurCrowd, an Israeli crowd-funded investment fund; Perrigo, the world’s largest over-the-counter pharma company; and BOL Pharma, an Israeli medical marijuana company. Read more here.

[OurCrowd in Crowdfund Insider] Global Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Receives Tender to Operate Medical Cannabis Incubator

OurCrowd

Leading global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has received the tender to operate a medical cannabis incubator.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] OurCrowd, Perrigo & BOL Win Israeli Government Tender for Operation of a Medical Cannabis Incubator in Yeruham

OurCrowd

Projecting an estimated investment of NIS 150 million into the small Negev town, the tender to operate the government-backed CanNegev incubator was awarded to crowdfunding investment platform OurCrowd, nonprescription pharmaceutical giant Perrigo and Israeli medical cannabis cultivator BOL Pharma.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] Israeli venture firm OurCrowd to run New Zealand start-up incubator

OurCrowd

This is the first time OurCrowd has won an international tender, and reflects the growing prestige and recognition of Israel’s investment platforms. Read more here.

[OurCrowd in The Times of Israel] Sleepy southern Israel town seeks new highs with cannabis incubator plan

OurCrowd

The incubator will be run by Jerusalem based VC-fund OurCrowd, pharmaceutical maker Perrigo Co., and BOL Pharma, an Israeli medical cannabis firm. Read more here.

[OurCrowd in CTech] Double Investment, Double Impact

OurCrowd

According to a 2019 report published by the OurCrowd Foundation together with Social Finance Israel, this market is estimated at approximately $260 million a year, double the sum recorded in 2018. Read more here.

[Syqe in NoCamels] 2010-2019 Insights from a Decade of World-Changing Israeli Innovations

OurCrowd

In June, Syqe Medical, an Israeli pharma-tech company, announced the launch of the world’s first pharmaceutical-grade metered-dose cannabis inhaler. This drug delivery device will enable physicians to prescribe precise dosages meeting pharmaceutical standards. Read more here.

[Lemonade in CTech] These Are The Biggest Israeli Tech Funding Rounds We Reported on in 2019

OurCrowd

Lemonade offers customizable property and casualty insurance policies at a flat monthly rate in the U.S. Back in April, Lemonade said the investment will fund its upcoming European launch, and support further expansion in the U.S. Read more here.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in NoCamels] 2010-2019 Insights from a Decade of World-Changing Israeli Innovations

OurCrowd

“In this past decade, the Israeli tech ecosystem came into its own. What was interesting, full of potential and a promising phenomenon, became a powerhouse juggernaut that everybody in the world now has recognized,” Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd, tells NoCamels. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in NoCamels] 2010-2019 Insights from a Decade of World-Changing Israeli Innovations appeared first on OurCrowd. Top headlines ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

Annual Year End Predictions

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I prepare to write my annual year end posts (what happened and what will happen), I have been reading similar posts by others. This part one of two posts by Alex Danco is good. I am waiting for the second one to drop now. The “what happened” post is easier to write but still very helpful to me. It helps me close the door on the year and understand it at a macro level.

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Uncut Gems

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As is my tradition, I made a playlist of songs that stayed with me in 2019. This year, I focused on songs that mostly flew below the radar and aren’t likely to be heard on everyone else’s top tracks playlists. I’ve named it Uncut Gems and I hope you like it. My Music

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Funding Friday: Flash Forest

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This project seeks to use drones to plant 1bn trees. Reforestation is an important part of climate mitigation and reforestation projects are behind many carbon offset programs. So technology like this could make all of that a lot more efficient. climate crisis crowdfunding

What Christmas Means To Me

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I really like Stevie Wonder’s song from the late 60s written by Anna Gordy Gaye, George “Horgay” Gordy and Allen Story. The song lays out what Christmas means; candles burning low, mistletoe, snow and ice, carols right outside my door. I grew up celebrating Christmas and it was always a special time for me and my family. Decorating the tree, midnight mass, Christmas dinner, and gifts. I remember it fondly.

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[The Bouqs in Fast Company] This startup used storytelling to disrupt the $50 billion flower industry

OurCrowd

Bouqs founder John Tabis tells contributor Mark Miller how frustration—and a love of roses—led to the creation of a farm-to-table flower enterprise. Read more here.

[Surgical Theater in Israel21c] 24 things that made us happy in 2019

OurCrowd

The surgeons were able to do it because they rehearsed the risky surgery repeatedly using the Surgical Theater virtual reality system, developed by two former Israel Air Force officers. Read more here.

[SixGill in CTech] Dark Web—a View From the Inside

OurCrowd

The dark web functions no different than a social network for criminals—with hierarchies, money flows, and user reputations being built and torn down, according to Avi Kasztan, SIXGILL co-founder and an expert in dark web monitoring and intelligence. Read more here.

[Insightec in Globes] Elbit Medical agrees to sell Insightec stake for $102m

OurCrowd

Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd. TASE: EMTC) announced this morning that it has agreed the sale of most of its stake in Insightec for $102 million at a company valuation of $702 million. The buyer was not named. Read more here.

[data.world in ProgrammableWeb] ProgrammableWeb’s Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2019: Big Data and Analytics

OurCrowd

data.world is a modern data catalog service for analytics and teamwork. The data.world APITrack this API returns data discovery, comprehension, integration, and sharing in relation to the data catalog service.

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