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Why accountability is essential for responsible leaders

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Many factors contribute to why leaders find success. Leaders can build a company on an innovative business plan, a strong network, and effective marketing, but there are a few other key actions they might not consider that contribute to their sustained success. To lead responsibly and grow sustainable organizations, leaders must establish a culture of accountability. What does accountability mean? Making sure you lead responsibly, ethically, and effectively all comes down to accountability.

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How Startups Can Compete with E-Commerce Giants Amid the Pandemic

StartupNation

The De-Carbonization Of The Economy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Over the last decade, the Gotham Gal and I have moved away from oil and gas in our homes and have installed solar panels for electricity and heat pumps for heating and cooling. It has gotten less expensive to do this swap out as solar and heat pump costs have come down.

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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!

Real talk on fundraising for a small fund

This is going to be BIG.

I don’t really have a particular goal with this post. I’m just sharing. When I started leading deals at First Round Capital, I sourced investments in 8 companies. GroupMe, Singleplatform and Backupify all had really good exits, especially if you’re just looking at the multiples of the pre-seed/seed rounds, which is what I’m focused on now. I found GroupMe at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

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Brazil’s Black Silicon Valley could be an epicenter of innovation in Latin America

TechCrunch

Paulo Rogério Nunes. Contributor. Paulo is the co-founder of Vale do Dendê (Dende Valley) and AFAR Ventures , a global diversity and inclusion creative and consulting agency that identifies opportunities for multinational brands, corporations and investors in emerging markets. Tara Sabre Collier.

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic. Deal counts and deal values are stable to up over last year.

How to be a responsible leader during a crisis

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

An international crisis, like the coronavirus pandemic, introduces unprecedented challenges. In times of crisis, businesses require new approaches to leadership to address these challenges and emerge stronger. It is important to address these changes in leadership responsibly and ethically. Here are a few recommendations for leading with integrity and transparency during a crisis. Refer to your values.

InBIA Board of Directors Welcomes New Directors

INBIA

The post InBIA Board of Directors Welcomes New Directors appeared first on InBIA. Blog Featured InBIA News InBIA News Member News Board of Directors entrepreneurs Executive Committee InBIA innovation

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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.

Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy

TechCrunch

In Y Combinator’s early days, founders would move to Palo Alto, split a two-bedroom with five others to save money and trade notes around the clock with their new, like-minded roommates.

A Failing Grade

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote yesterday , about the quarterly numbers for VC investing activity: If this was a student coming home with a report card, it would be straight As.

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Advance in Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Being a woman and owning your business means there's a good chance you're facing an uphill battle. And this was before COVID-19 hit the world by storm. Which means it has only added to your list of things to conquer. Now, we aren't saying that women aren't successful in business.

Corporation Meets Startup!

UBI Global

UBI Global Matches Corporations to Programs in our Global Community and their Startups! This is how YOUR program can participate! From boosting brand awareness to creating new innovation ecosystems, corporations seek innovative startup partnerships for many reasons.

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.

The need for true equity in equity compensation

TechCrunch

Carine Schneider. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Carine Schneider is the president of AST Private Company Solutions, Inc. , a division of AST Financial.

Numerai Signals

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Numerai , which operates the crowdsourced Numerai Hedge Fund and is the creator of the Numeraire crypto token introduced their latest effort, Numerai Signals , with this video yesterday: USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — Oct 10, 2020 Innovation Upends Extrapolation: Urbanization. crypto hacking finance

A Practical Guide to Diversity for Startups and Entrepreneurs

StartupNation

Entrepreneurs are rightly focused on building the next billion-dollar business. With so many startup success stories and technological advancements these days, anything is possible.

Tips for forming ethical business partnerships

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Throughout your leadership journey, know that you are not alone. From co-owners to funding partners to designers to manufacturers, you may form many different partnerships while establishing and growing your business. It is important to make sure that you are forming partnerships with individuals and groups who are ethical and transparent and share your essential values.

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.

Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

TechCrunch

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding Friday: Westbeth

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I have lived a block away from Westbeth for almost fifteen years. Westbeth is a treasure. It was Bell Labs for most of the first half of the twentieth century and became an artist community in 1970 about twenty years after Bell Labs left for New Jersey. Earlier this week, I backed a photobook project on Kickstarter to document many of the artists who live there. That project was funded and is over now.

StartupNation Radio featuring SCORE of Southeast Michigan and PIXO VR

StartupNation

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with two entrepreneurs in the Detroit metro area: Armando Ojeda and Sean Hurwitz.

disrupting the cycle of food insecurity and climate crisis: celebrating student and faculty innovation

Venture Well

In honor of World Food Day, we spoke with two members of our community about their work at the intersection of climate change and food insecurity. The post disrupting the cycle of food insecurity and climate crisis: celebrating student and faculty innovation appeared first on VentureWell.

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.”

Lawmatics raises $2.5M to help lawyers market themselves

TechCrunch

Lawmatics , a San Diego startup that’s building marketing and CRM software for lawyers, is announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

Future Founders Conference for Women Globally

Y Combinator

On November 18, we are hosting our first Future Founders Conference for women who aspire to become a startup founder.

How to Choose a Side Hustle That Matches Your Personality

StartupNation

Did you know that 43 percent of working Americans report having a side hustle ? With an increase in unpredictability around job security, a lot of people are starting side hustles with the intention of turning them into full-time businesses.

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Essential Marketing Tips for COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

Businesses of all sizes have had to shift their marketing efforts because of COVID-19. Small businesses in particular have had an especially hard time due to limited resources. We were lucky enough to sit down with a small business marketing expert, and hear her advice first-hand.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.