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Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth. The culture is driven by the 20-something irreverent founder with huge technical chops who in a “David vs. Goliath” mythology take on the titans of industry and wins.

Do you really need a board of directors?

Berkonomics

First, the short answer. No matter what your size, if you intend to grow your business into more than just a lifestyle workplace, you should create a board of directors. If you take money from knowledgeable investors, you will be required to create a board as a part of the investment process.

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The 6 Signs That Reveal Entrepreneurship Isn’t for You

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Freelancer or entrepreneur? Making the mindset shift

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Julia L F Goldstein, the founder of JLFG Communications , which helps businesses share their world-changing ideas through clear and concise content.

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!

Winning at Fifty

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was rooting for Phil Mickelson all weekend to win the PGA at age 50. I’ve watched Phil for thirty years and I’ve seen all of the highs and lows and there have been many. He plays the game of golf with a level of creativity that can often lead to problems. He is a risk-taker which isn’t always the best way to approach a golf course. But this weekend at the PGA, he was simply better than anyone else. He hit the ball as far as players thirty years younger than he is.

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The Inflationary Forces in Startupland

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Over the last ten years, the 75th percentile post-money valuation of a cloud software or infrastructure company has grown 11% annually. In 2021, the post-money valuation has spiked 60% from $48.1m to $77.0m.

Skiff, an end-to-end encrypted alternative to Google Docs, raises $3.7M seed

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Imagine if Google Docs was end-to-end encrypted so that not even Google could access your documents. That’s Skiff , in a nutshell.

How to Find the Perfect VC Partner, Even During Times of Uncertainty

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While the pandemic has certainly had an impact on the startup space, speculations were off about one thing: venture capital. It didn’t dry up: Venture investors poured $150 billion into North American companies in 2020, up about 7% from 2019 levels.

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.

5 Innovative Fundraising Methods for Emerging Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

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How do you raise money for your venture capital or private equity fund from family offices and high net worths? . I see five innovative new methods for raising capital which emerging managers such as Versatile VC are using, which I’ve ranked in roughly descending order of popularity: .

1 Year of Effort to Build a Side Hustle. 5 Years to Make Enough Money so You Never Work a Job Again.

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In February, Nigerian fintech startup Mono announced its acceptance into Y Combinator and, at the time, it wanted to build the Plaid for Africa.

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Over the course of the last year, it’s been remarkable to watch successful adjustments to remote work , new innovation projects and everything in between, as small businesses across the nation quickly adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic.

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Alkami Technology proves that financial unicorns are not a myth

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By Scott Meacham. Oklahoma-founded Alkami Technology proves that financial unicorns are not a myth. i2E and Oklahoma scored another first in innovation and entrepreneurship in April when Alkami Technology, our state’s and our firm’s first “unicorn” debuted on the Nasdaq (ALKT).

Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors

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SpotOn raises $125M in a16z-led Series D, triples valuation to $1.875B

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These African Entrepreneurs Are Developing Tech Solutions for Healthcare and Education

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When to walk away from a VC who wants to invest in your startup

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The GCUC Community membership gives coworking & flexspace operators the tools & resources they need to work less & spend more time in their. The post 10 Things You Get With A GCUC Membership appeared first on GCUC Community.

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