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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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Focus on Progress Leadership Not Change Management

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dean Lindsay author of Creating Progress In A World Of Change , a keynote speaker and author of award-winning How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals. Just because a business or organization is getting bigger does not mean it is progressing.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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[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.

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?

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

OurCrowd

OurCrowd, the leading global investment platform and the most active venture capital investor in Israel, Perrigo, the world’s largest non-prescription drug company, and BOL Pharma, the leading medical cannabis company in Israel and an OurCrowd portfolio company, today announced that the consortium they established won the tender issued by the Israel Innovation Authority to operate CanNegev, a medical cannabis incubator which will be located in Yeruham in the south of Israel. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in Benzinga] OurCrowd, Perrigo and BOL Win the Israeli Government Tender for Operation of a Medical Cannabis Incubator in Yeruham appeared first on OurCrowd. Top headlines ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

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

OurCrowd

It’s been an active week for us as we begin the global expansion of our incubator business… with our first international win, in New Zealand – hotbed of agtech/foodtech together with our partners Sprout, Finistere, Fonterra, and Gallagher… In an exciting exit, Intel acquires Habana Labs for $2B. This news is obviously very positive for other companies in the AI accelerator chip business. Hailo, an OurCrowd portfolio company in which we are currently re-investing, is in this space with its edge devices which — according to Hailo — can now run deep learning applications at full scale more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably than traditional solutions, while significantly lowering costs. Great news from the SEC, proposing to make private investments (like OurCrowd) more accessible to the broader community. Kudos to Chairman Clayton and team… Read more on TechCrunch. Startup Nation and beyond. Congrats to Arbe on its $32 million raise which OurCrowd was happy to take part in: Arbe raises $32 million to bring its high-resolution radar to autonomous vehicles. . Huge news: Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes to jointly bring Cloud-based AI solutions to the orthopedic and bone health industry. New Harvard Study : “Israel’s MedAware could potentially save the United States health system $800 million annually by preventing medication errors…” Top tech news this week . Foodtech… Beyond Meat Expands Partnership With Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Agriculture… Growers Edge, CropX Incentivize Farmers to Adopt Technology. Cybersecurity… BioCatch Warns About Threat of Deepfakes with 2020 Security Predictions. News from the industry . It seems like the most common mobility question recently is “Will we ever reach level 5 autonomy?”. In this short video OurCrowd Mobility Lead Yakir Machluf explains why there’s a delay in achieving this and what that means for both startups and investors. . (View the levels of vehicle autonomy on Automotive Electronics ) . Based off of findings from Start-Up Nation Central and IVC reports: Notable increase in late-stage funding allows more Israeli firms to grow, forgo sales, IPOs. The latest from OurCrowd. 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: The largest tech investment conference in the world, this year’s OurCrowd Summit will also be the largest business event in Israel’s history. Read up on the latest updates, including the fact that 20,000 are expected to register. What sets the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit apart from other conferences? Find out here. See which OurCrowd events are taking place near you on our Events Calendar. Looking to connect. We currently have 500+ open positions at our global portfolio companies. Here are a few of the most exciting: Talent Acquisition Specialist for Lemonade (Israel). Editor for Influitive (Canada). Marketing Coordinator (CRM) for The Bouqs (USA). Search and filter through OurTalent to find your next challenge. The post In the News: Intel acquires Habana Labs, OurCrowd in New Zealand, & more appeared first on OurCrowd. Newsletter OurCrowd Israel Weekly #ourcrowdsummit 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit acquisition AgTech arbe autonomy depuy synthes FoodTech habana labs incubator intel israel tech new zealand ourcrowd OurCrowd weekly newsletter SEC startup nation Zebra

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

OurCrowd

Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd announced this week that a consortium it established in partnership with Perrigo, a private label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals manufacturer and BoL Pharma, one of the first licensed cannabis cultivators in Israel, has won a tender by the Israel Innovation Authority to operate the government-backed incubator, dubbed CanNegev. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in NoCamels] OurCrowd to Co-Run Government-Backed Medical Cannabis Incubator in Negev appeared first on OurCrowd. Top headlines ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

[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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