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Are You Going Back or Moving Forward?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. A version of this article originally appeared on Johal’s LinkedIn blog. . When the coronavirus crisis hit, people reacted differently—but nobody could have predicted the seismic shift it would have on the world.

Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19


There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has affected nearly every industry globally. Supply chains have been disrupted, businesses have had to close or operate at limited capacity for months, and even founders have had to expand their fundraising timeframes as we saw in our 2020 Female Founders Data Report. As a VC firm, we’ve had to adapt many aspects of our business as well.


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Innovate, Scale Up, and Watch It Grow

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

A recap of U.S. Embassy Trinidad and Tobago’s recent entrepreneurship speaker program on making a global name out of an idea. Innovate, Scale Up & Watch It Grow. Global Business Development Expert Cheryl Edison and our very own 2018 YLAI alum and young entrepreneur Shemeon William discuss the intricacies of business development & growth. Posted by U.S. Embassy Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, May 29, 2020. How do I scale up?”

Underrepresented Founders and The Discouraging Pass

This is going to be BIG.

One thing I’ve seen from both VCs and LPs over the past week is a hesitation to engage around race discussions. There are some who don’t believe they’ve done anything “wrong” and therefore see the whole thing as a distraction. Others are so uncomfortable with the idea of getting flamed or canceled despite good intentions that they’d rather do the absolute minimum. If you’re a white professional in venture, you might feel uncomfortable tweeting or blogging about race.

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!

More Good News on Good Deeds

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With the pandemic creating uncertainty for organizations and individuals around the globe, entrepreneurs continue to harness their influence and skills to aid those most in need. From donating reusable diapers to manufacturing parts for PPE, businesses are showing us it’s all about taking care of each other. And it’s important to spread the news of these acts of kindness.

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Two Screens

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last December, my friend Brad Feld stopped by to see me in Los Angeles and I proudly showed him my home office with a separate Zoom Room. He looked at me with a quizzical look on his face and said “why don’t you have two screens on the wall?” ” I asked why and he explained that Zoom allows you to have the gallery on one screen and the person or material presenting on the other. So I added a second screen and was blown away by the better experience in video meetings.

Starter Story: Dan Fowler // Reunion Shoe Co.


“CO.STARTERS isn’t about making a plan to set in stone—it’s much more about giving you the tools you need to make a plan. They’re all necessary tools, the basic building blocks an entrepreneur needs.”. Dan Fowler // Reunion Shoe Co. Supported by Launch Nola. CO.STARTERS isn’t about making a plan to set in stone—it’s much more about giving you the tools you need to make a plan. They’re all necessary tools, the basic building blocks an entrepreneur needs.”. Dan Fowler // Reunion Shoe Co.

On the Road to Racial Equality, Start with These 10 Steps

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Parveen Dhupar , chief creative officer at BTI Brand Innovations Inc. and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Toronto. The original version of this article appeared on Dhupar’s LinkedIn blog. . My name is Parveen Dhupar. I am a brown man, born in India, raised in Canada since the age of 7, happily married to my wife Ritu for 27 years and a proud father to two boys, currently ages 23 and 21. I consider myself Canadian first and am proud of my ancestry.

Entrepreneurs, Cowboys and the ability to execute a plan

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. I often get the question “What is a typical day like working with entrepreneurs ?” ” My answer is short: There is no such thing as a typical day, and that is perfectly okay. I like it that way. The variability and unexpected nature of entrepreneurship is what makes working with startups and their founders so interesting, challenging, and fun.

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.

Funding Friday: Bail Funds

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I have been donating to bail funds for a while now. This Positively Gotham Gal podcast from April 2019 with Robin Steinberg of The Bail Project is a great education into the bail system and why it is so problematic. Now, with protestors around the world being arrested, bail funds have become part of the protest movement. This Atlantic piece describes why that is. One of the issues with giving to bail funds is figuring out which one to support.

Economics 101: If water flows downhill, then why fight it?


You’ll get the importance of this in a moment. Hang in there. Substitute the word “money” for “water” and we have an explanation for most all the reasons why successful products move from concept through early adopters through mass market. How money flows through the system. Money flows to the cheapest effective solution to a problem. Fighting this fact will just extend the misery of accepting a result with as product or marketing failure in the marketplace.

Marketing, Messaging, and Mystery: A Can’t Miss Conversation with the CEO of Hunt A Killer

Smart Hustle Magazine

Crime documentaries, podcasts, and TV shows are all the rage right now. As the audience, we get to spin our wheels and chat amongst friends & families to try and solve the mystery unfolding in front of us. It’s entertaining and bit a scary, really the perfect mix of things to get wrapped up in.

Taller con Elmer Amaya: Cómo aprovechar el home office para la continuidad de tu negocio

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 16 de junio de 2020 a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: Cómo aprovechar el home office para la continuidad de tu negocio. Descripción: En nuestra charla, hablaremos sobre las distintas herramientas que podemos utilizar para realizar correctamente home office. Asimismo, cómo poder aprovechar este tiempo para potenciar nuestros negocios. Regístrate aquí. Luego de registrarte recibirás un correo con información para unirte al webinar.

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.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Today, NYC starts the process of reopening its economy from almost three months of lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid 19. It is time. The city has massively reduced the spread of the virus in those three months. Here is a chart of infections and testing in Brooklyn over the last three months: The two things about that chart that get my attention are that the virus is still out there and that testing has massively increased.


Innovation 2 Enterprise

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Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted

David Teten - VC

On June 25, I’m speaking to the Stamford Fintech Meetup on “Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted” This is based on my Institutional Investor cover story: “ Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted ”, cowritten with Katina Stefanova (CEO/CIO, Marto Capital; former management committee at Bridgewater Associates) and Brent Beardsley (head of Strategy, Vanguard). I’d value your feedback on my draft deck.

The Angel Capital Association's Response to Current Events

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. The Angel Capital Association stands for social justice, equal opportunity, and social mobility through the power of entrepreneurship. We have no place for racism. Although diversity is one of our core values, unlike our gender diversity initiatives, we have not done enough to address racial inequities.

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.

Behavior Change

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I’ve mentioned a few times here during the pandemic, I’m very interested to see what behavior changes that we adopted during the pandemic will stick when it eases and which will not. Mask wearing, for example, has been commonplace in Asia for many years but not so in the west. I suspect that will change now. Anytime I don’t feel well and need to go out, I plan to wear a mask as is the practice in many Asian cultures.

Operations Unconference Recap


If you missed out on our Operations unconference session, check out our notes below. We have lots of events coming your way. Make sure. The post Operations Unconference Recap appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community GCUC Webinars COVID-19

Same Sheet of Music: The Importance of Alignment between Investors and the Management Team

The Seraf Compass

With our discussion on key deal terms, we introduced some of the many issues investors and management teams face when it comes to the topic of alignment. In the case of a startup company, alignment means that investors and management agree on key corporate development issues such as strategy, team, financing and exit planning

In the News: Fight the pandemic? Here’s how


Together, we must plan for future pandemics because this story is just beginning. That is why last week, we announced the launch of OurCrowd’s Pandemic Innovation Fund. Entrepreneurs are developing vaccines, treatments and other tech advancements in response to the virus but many lack the required funds. Listen to my interview with Trey Yingst of Fox News on how OurCrowd’s Pandemic Innovation Fund can support them.

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.”

Meet Clarity


Today Algorand and Blockstack are announcing that they are collaborating on the Clarity smart contract language. Clarity is a decidable (i.e. non-Turing complete) language inspired by lisp. I am extremely excited about this development and have spent a few hours this week writing a smart contract in Clarity. I have long argued that Turing complete smart contract languages are problematic because the only way to really understand the system as a whole is to run it and see what happens.

Early stage CEOs: time to pull back or push ahead?

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat LaPointe, Frontier Angels After my last post , quite a few people asked if I was suggesting that ALL early stage companies should be pulling back in this uncertain time. Just ~90% of them. The problem is that 90% of entrepreneurs think they’re in the other 10% who should push aggressively forward. Here's some thoughts to help you determine which strategy may be right for you.

Notes from Office Hours with Hollie Wegman

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, we welcomed Hollie Wegman to SaaS Office Hours to talk about marketing to developers. It was our first virtual event, and we had hundreds of people attend. Given the success of the format, we are going to continue it. During our chat, Hollie shared some valuable wisdom from her experience as a marketing leader at Segment, Envoy, Mulesoft, and Salesforce. Here are some of the highlights from the session. The full transcript is here.

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[Zoomcar in Borgen Magazine] Digital Entrepreneurship in the Age of COVID-19


ZoomCar, a car service in India, is branching out into new avenues of business amid the pandemic. By collaborating with emergency essential services providers such as large food tech, health tech and government services, Zoomcar is now doing its part to fulfill essential services by digital request. This innovative solution will ensure that people across India have access to important supplies. Read more here.

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.