Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

How Not to Get Your Time Wasted by VCs

This is going to be BIG.

VCs are notorious for kicking tires. VCs take a meeting just to learn about an area. If deal flow is slow, a VC will take a meeting if you and your team seem mildly interesting even if your product isn’t.

3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems

Venture Well

During our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems. The post 3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell.

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Good News from Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

Co Starters

Nevertheless, We Rise. We at CO.STARTERS are in the trenches right now with the entire small business support community, slogging through red bottom lines, loan application purgatory, and a constant barrage of not-so-good news. What keeps us going? The fact that it’s not all bad news.

What the New Normal Looks Like in Three Industries and Three Countries

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) , our mission remains engaging business owners at every stage with the tools, education and community necessary to learn and grow to new levels of leadership , in business and beyond.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First

500

There is not a single business that is not affected in some form or another from COVID-19, and 500 Startups is no different.

More Trending

Investing In Learning

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV has invested in the education sector for a bit more than ten years. We kicked things off with an event we called Hacking Education back in March 2009. We have focused on “direct to learner” businesses and have mostly avoided investing in companies that sell to the established education system. This has been a good strategy and we have assembled a fantastic direct to learner portfolio that includes companies like Duolingo , Quizlet , Skillshare , Codecademy , and Outschool.

Finding North In a New World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Ross Drakes , an entrepreneur and creative director based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the founder of Nicework , which helps companies to define their purpose and then deliver on it. He joined the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in 2013.

Time: Our Most Important Resource

GAN

As I think about this new season of operating, everything has changed. Rhythms, work environments, products, and business models are different. . It’s a dynamic season. One that requires a lot of brainpower. Here’s how much of my time is occupied right now—.

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Net Health Acquires Tissue Analytics

Dream It

Net Health, a premier provider of cloud-based EHR software for specialized care settings, today announced that it has acquired Tissue Analytics , a pioneering developer of automated mobile wound and skin imaging and predictive analytics solutions.

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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.

r/CryptoCurrency Moons

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have been looking for ways in which crypto assets can go mainstream. Our interest and investment in Dapper’s crypto games is an effort in that area. So is our involvement in the Libra project. We also have been involved in legacy mobile and web apps that have built cryptocurrencies inside of them. Kin and Props are two examples of that. But we are also always looking outside of our own portfolio for examples of ways in which crypto assets can go mainstream.

Fine Print: Understanding Key Deal Terms and How They Can Affect Your Returns

The Seraf Compass

It’s exciting news! The CEO of one of your investments tells you that a buyer expressed serious interest in acquiring her company for $30M.

Why is the Stock Market Only Down 15%?

Tomasz Tunguz

Why is the S&P index “only” down about 15%? Given all the economic turmoil, shouldn’t the index collapse? I was wondering this so I went to the source of all truth on the internet, Reddit.

GCUC Online: Covid, Coworking & The Future Follow Up

GCUC

As promised we gathered up the unanswered questions from our GCUC online event on the 21st and tracked down the answers for you. Below. The post GCUC Online: Covid, Coworking & The Future Follow Up appeared first on GCUC Community.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Think Bigger and Think Different

Smart Hustle Magazine

A few days ago, I kept thinking that in a few months, maybe sometime next year, things would go back to some way that they were before. But I realize I'm wrong.and think that we small business owners must think differently.

Trovo Co. Finds CO.STARTERS

Forward Cities

Editor’s note: This article is part of a larger series called Solution Stories, which illuminates how Forward Cities is helping to guide in cities across the country.

How Would You Manage Your Business Differently if Shelter-in-Place Lasted 18 Months or More?

Tomasz Tunguz

If the shelter-in-place order were to remain in place for another 12 months, how would you change the way you run your business? Over the past two months, CEOs and founders have managed the turbulence imposed by the coronavirus onto their companies.

Leadership Has A Price

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We’ve been watching the ESPN series The Last Dance along with something like 6mm other fans who are watching it right now. It is a reminder of how dominant Michael Jordan was in the 90s and what a special player he was. I woke up thinking about the last three minutes of episode 7 which dropped last night. Michael is asked if his intensity has come at the expense of being perceived as a “nice guy.”

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

We Must Go Bigger and Think Different

Smart Hustle Magazine

A few days ago, I kept thinking that in a few months, maybe sometime next year, things would go back to some way that they were before. But I realize I'm wrong.and think that we small business owners must think differently.

OKC’s Monscierge adapts technology during pandemic to help patients communicate with hospital staff

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. A most difficult and heart-rending aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that COVID patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities are so alone. Quarantine is mandatory. No outside visitors. Not friends, family, or even next of kin.

Why is the Stock Market Only Down 15%?

Tomasz Tunguz

Why is the S&P index “only” down about 15%? Given all the economic turmoil, shouldn’t the index collapse? I was wondering this so I went to the source of all truth on the internet, Reddit.

Taller con Carla Levy: ¿Cómo exponer tus productos en redes sociales?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Viernes 15 de mayo a las 10:00 AM hora de El Salvador. Título: ¿Cómo exponer tus productos en redes sociales?

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Motivating and Managing Startup Teams During a Pandemic

Dream It

Amongst the many stresses of COVID-19, some of the greatest challenges for founders have not been profit-focused, but people-focused. How do we encourage employee well being and manage our teams during this crisis?

5 Tips for Pitching VCs in Virtual Times

500

Guest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by JD Weinstein, Oracle for Startups. All views and opinions represented in this post are the views and opinions of Oracle for Startups and do not represent those of 500 Startups or any of its staff or affiliates.

How Would You Manage Your Business Differently if Shelter-in-Place Lasted 18 Months or More?

Tomasz Tunguz

If the shelter-in-place order were to remain in place for another 12 months, how would you change the way you run your business? Over the past two months, CEOs and founders have managed the turbulence imposed by the coronavirus onto their companies.

Location and Work

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am confident this pandemic will end. At some point, we will have a vaccine, therapeutics, and/or broad based immunity. When that will happen is less clear to me. I believe that at some point, we will be able to resume living and working as we did prior to the pandemic.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!