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The Best Mindset for Your Next Corporate-Startup Engagement

GAN

Our world really needs large corporates with the right motives. . Corporate partnerships are one of the best ways for early-stage founders to build their business.

Jason Calacanis Answers the Top 5 Questions He Gets about Angel Investing

Dream It

In this guest Dreamit Dose, Jason Calacanis (@jason), a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular podcasts This Week in Startups and Angel, answers the top 5 questions he gets about angel investing.

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The Life-Saving Impact of Designing for Diversity

Venture Well

Designing for diversity includes factors such as gender, ethnicity, economic status, and age, all of which can dramatically impact how individuals respond to biomedical technologies, treatments, and therapies. The post the life-saving impact of designing for diversity appeared first on VentureWell.

Inc. 5000 company leader shares her entrepreneurial journey

Entrepreneurs' Organization

A total of 233 EO-member companies were named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing, privately held companies. We asked these elite leaders about their entrepreneurial journeys. Here’s what Tracy Call of EO Minnesota, founder of Media Bridge Advertising , which ranked No.

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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!

Rapid Innovation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When people ask me why I prefer to invest in software-based innovation vs other important areas like biotech, hardware, energy, etc, I always point to the speed at which software can be built, released, and iterated on. This is a personal comfort thing for me. I am not saying that these other areas are not important. They are. Society needs innovation in areas outside of software. And there are fantastic returns to be had to those who are prepared to take on those risks.

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DoorDash from application to IPO

Y Combinator

DoorDash is the first company that I’ve had the opportunity to follow all the way from YC application to IPO, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun and interesting to share what a great company like DoorDash looks like at the earliest stages.

EO Atlanta creates an algorithm for 150+ one-on-one member connections each month in the face of COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With most in-person events currently paused, here’s how one EO chapter is using a creative approach to make 150+ “micro-collisions” among members to drive relationships and value.

Open Up Instead Of Break Up

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In the wake of the news yesterday that the FTC plus 46 states and a few other locales sued Facebook for being a monopoly, I want to, yet again, argue for a different, more modern, and more powerful regulatory approach to tech monopolies. I first posted this a year and a half ago , and have reposted it at least once since. There have been many calls to break up the large Internet monopolies; Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, etc.

Uber sells self-driving unit Uber ATG in deal that will push Aurora’s valuation to $10B

TechCrunch

Aurora Innovation, the autonomous vehicle startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon, has reached an agreement with Uber to buy the ride-hailing firm’s self-driving unit in a complex deal that will value the combined company at $10 billion.

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.

4 Startup Myths That Hold Innovation Back (and How to Overcome Them)

StartupNation

We live in a world with a stereotypical representation of what a startup founder looks like, so it’s no wonder that a large portion of the population feels underrepresented. According to the EEOC, 83 percent of tech executives are white.

Having right team aboard critical for startups to weather uncertainty

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. I am approaching the end of this year with a sense of relief and hope for a better year next year.

Michelle Zatlyn on Gotham Gal’s Podcast

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder and COO of our former portfolio and now public company Cloudflare ( NYSE: NET ). In this conversation she did with the Gotham Gal a few weeks ago, she talks about how she and her co-founder Matthew decided to work on cybersecurity versus many other ideas they had.

Uber sells air taxi business Elevate to Joby Aviation, shedding its last moonshot

TechCrunch

Uber has offloaded its air taxi enterprise Elevate to Joby Aviation, the last of several moonshots to be sold by the ride-hailing company in a pursuit to stick to its core business and reach profitability.

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.

Why You Should Start a Business to Solve a Common Problem

StartupNation

Silicon Valley is known for its revolutionary ideas, grandiose statements and ability to challenge the status quo.

Save Time By Automating Your Financial Process (Interview & Bonus Tips from Bill.Com Founder)

Smart Hustle Magazine

Are you struggling to grow your business? The ongoing pandemic has hurt most small businesses. And many of these affected businesses are still finding it difficult to stay afloat. However, there are some entrepreneurs whose grit never let them give up.

Expand E-Rate To Low Income Households

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

E-Rate is a program put in place in the 1996 Telecommunications Act to expand Universal Service Fund fees to schools in order to help them upgrade their telecom infrastructure. Telcos charge customers Universal Service Fund fees so that they can provide “universal service”, originally aimed at rural and other locations that were/are not profitable to service otherwise.

Making sense of Klarna

TechCrunch

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the co-founder and CEO of Klarna — the Swedish fintech “buy now, pay later” sensation that is currently Europe’s most valuable private tech company — is dismissive of the suggestion that non U.S. companies should relocate to Silicon Valley if they really want to grow.

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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.

7 Tips Every Startup Should Follow to Maintain Financial Health

StartupNation

Nothing spells disaster for a startup like poor financial health. Whatever the industry, however great the idea, if the numbers just don’t add up, there will be little recourse to get things back on track.

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Best-Selling Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Like an Innovator

Entrepreneur's Handbook

…by showing you how to see beyond the “floating triangle” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity entrepreneurship innovation business neuroscience

The All In Podcast and Syndicate

Jason Calacanis

A couple of months ago my pal Chamath texted me and said “I want to do a podcast with me and you.” ” We discussed some names and landed on “All In,” as a tribute to our mutual friendship over poker.

Don’t miss these breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Space 2020

TechCrunch

Ready to blast off and join thousands of attendees around the world at TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17?

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.”

7 Steps to Validate Your Idea for a Profitable Online Course

StartupNation

Online courses are gaining immense popularity among aspiring entrepreneurs, students and professionals alike.

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What Happened to the Entrepreneur Who Sold Everything He Owned for Bitcoin in 2017

Entrepreneur's Handbook

His successful journey to freedom is taking a new detour Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». investing cryptocurrency entrepreneur bitcoin entrepreneurship

Top 10 Learnings from Startups to a $100M+ ARR General Manager, Linda Tong

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, we welcomed Linda Tong, GM of AppDynamics to Redpoint Office Hours. This iis a summary of what we learned from that conversation. Linda’s professional journey has taken her across businesses of all sizes — from startups in hypergrowth mode to mature, multi-hundred million-dollar businesses. She started off in product marketing at Google, helping launch Google Chrome and Android.

Berlin’s Wonder raises $11M for a new approach to video chat where you wander and join groups

TechCrunch

If this year has taught us a lesson about the world of work, it’s that collectively, we weren’t very well-equipped in terms of the technology we use to translate the in-person experience seamlessly to a remote version.

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.