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How Not To Regulate Innovation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Secretary Of Treasury, in his last month in office, is giving us a textbook case of how not to regulate important technology innovation. The issue is “unhosted wallets” and how regulated exchanges and other “hosted wallets” interact with them.

How to Get More Efficient with Time Management Using Time Blocking (Part 1)

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, my wife Aja Singer and I were having a conversation about being more intentional with our time, especially when it comes to working.

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The big question on every startup’s mind for 2021

TechCrunch

My big question for 2021, and the one that is on every startup’s mind, is how will a cataclysmic event such as a global pandemic show up in post-pandemic innovation? I think we’re in the early innings of seeing what “aha moments” have materialized into companies.

interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurship education: q&a with Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College

Venture Well

VentureWell faculty grants recipient,Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College, teaches students the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurial ventures, with a focus on under-resourced communities.

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!

What does it take to go carbon neutral as a business?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a global network of successful entrepreneurs , EO is proud of its members’ commitment to doing business for good. A vast number of our members are capitalizing on their business success in order to tackle the world’s greatest obstacles.

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21 Ways to Grow Your New Business Online in 2021

StartupNation

If you’re not growing your business online in the current climate, you will likely leave a lot of money on the table. As 2021 begins, we’re witnessing a fast-changing landscape. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything from working to socializing to ordering and shopping online has become the norm.

Leaders Wanted - Assessing Leadership Teams

The Seraf Compass

Great ideas are a dime a dozen. For example, living in the Boston/Cambridge area, we are surrounded by some of the most innovative researchers in the world working at institutions like MIT and Harvard.

EO members on the Inc. 5000 list share how they start their day

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It’s a new year—but are you stuck in the same old rut? Inspired by host Dave Will’s EO 360 podcast with Hal Elrod , author of The Miracle Morning , we asked some of the 287 EO-member companies on the Inc. 5000 list how they start their day.

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USV Climate Fund

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I alluded to in a post earlier this week , we have some new things going on at USV. Today my partner Albert talks about one of them on the USV blog. Over the last few months, USV has raised a climate fund. Our thesis for this fund is: The USV Climate Fund invests in companies and projects that provide mitigation for or adaptation to the climate crisis. link].

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.

Lacework lands $525M investment as revenue grows 300%

TechCrunch

As the pandemic took hold in 2020, companies accelerated their move to cloud services. Lacework, the cloud security startup, was in the right place at the right time as customers looked for ways to secure their cloud native workloads.

Innovation 2021 – Reactive Disruption

UBI Global

The effects of COVID-19 on startups and the global innovation ecosystem This article may be a bit different from what we would normally share to begin a new year.

Why Creative Leadership is Necessary for a Virtual Environment

Smart Hustle Magazine

This year was a tough one for businesses. Most of them had to re-think their structure and implement remote work adjustments to survive. And although 2020 is almost over, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the future.

Rise of the Rest Seed Fund Managing Partner, David Hall, Testifies on Capitol Hill

Revolution

On December 15, 2020, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund Managing Partner David Hall, testified in front of the U.S.

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.

F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M

TechCrunch

Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra , a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation.

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5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your New Business

StartupNation

When starting your new business, one of the biggest, and most common, challenges you will face is finding sources of funding to build your business from the ground up. Below, you will learn about the importance of raising capital, and how it plays a vital role in the success of your startup.

How to Find Joy and Peace in the Midst of the Chase

Smart Hustle Magazine

Building a business from a simple vision offers tremendous rewards. However, in pursuit of these rewards, we need to be aware of what is happening around us, to be mindful of the potential monster we are creating. As Dr. Henry Frankenstein said in the 1931 classic, Frankenstein, “Look! It's moving.

Why Remote Work Changes the Nature of Leadership, and the Kinds of Leaders to Recruit in Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

Erica Brescia, the COO of Github, a company in which 70% of the workforce has worked remotely for a decade, wrote in the Economist about how remote working is different and better. There have been many perspectives shared on remote work, but Erica’s perspective adds an intriguing detail. Managers tasked with creating a culture of collaboration within a distributed team will find the profile of a leader changes.

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.

Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

TechCrunch

Thomas Rush. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Thomas Rush is founder of Bootstrapp and Head of Investment Platform at ConsenSys Mesh.

Thinking of Starting a Business with Your Spouse? 5 Tips to Ensure Success and Productivity

StartupNation

It’s not uncommon for couples to consider going into business together. After all, your life partner is an easy pick, as many spouses are loyal, supportive and even share the same dreams and goals. Plus, marriage in and of itself is the ultimate test.

Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done.

How to Sell 10x More?—?from the Number One Sales Guy at My Company

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.”

Glia raises $78M for its integrated, hands-on, AI-based customer service platform

TechCrunch

The ongoing push for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 has meant that more people than ever are using internet-based services to get things done.

4 Common Reasons Why Startups Fail (and How to Overcome These Obstacles)

StartupNation

Most startups fail—up to 90% in 2019—and unfortunately, more often than not, the founders themselves are responsible. Financial reasons are often cited as one of the most common factors for startup failures, and these are, of course, hugely important.

When To Scale and Automate Your Small Business Marketing (but Remain Personable)

Smart Hustle Magazine

When you think about small business marketing and automation by ActiveCampaign, a good insight can be had just by looking at your email inbox, says Maria Pergolino. The chief marketing officer says that there are emails that you're excited to read and ones that are just noise.

The Speech That Cost Jack Ma 37 Billion Dollars

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.