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Best practices for transparent social media as an entrepreneur?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Best practices for transparent social media as an entrepreneur. By Grace Zimlich. With the ease of social media at our fingertips, it is easy to come into contact with misinformation daily. It is also easy to spread misinformation when you don’t take a closer look.

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Would You Leave the Cloud to Improve Sales Efficiency by 11%?

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, David Heinemeier Hansson explained why his company, Basecamp, is leaving the cloud. They will manage their own servers to reduce the $3m annual AWS bill by 60%. Setting aside the technical questions around such a migration for a paragraph or two, this move will improve Basecamp’s efficiency materially. For a hypothetical startup, a 60% reduction in infrastructure costs boosts sales efficiency by 11% & net income margin by at least 12%.

My Next Act: Democratizing Venture Capital

Jason Calacanis

I’ve been lucky enough to participate in almost 20 venture capital funds as an LP — limited partner — over the past decade. Unfortunately, these funds have historically been impossible to access, even as a person of means. Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): [link] ].

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

Win up to $30,000 with your Food or Beverage Innovation!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage Tech Celerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry. You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win you up to $30,000! This is a no-cost opportunity to local entrepreneurs.

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Seraf Toolbox: Dealing with Restricted Stock - Model IRS 83(b) Election Form

The Seraf Compass

Many years ago I joined the board of a company after my angel group became the lead investor in the company’s seed financing round. As part of my compensation for being a board member, the company issued me restricted stock.

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Dispatches from the Road: Q3 2022


Our travel itineraries heated up this summer with dozens of trips to visit portfolio companies, co-investors, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Below are a few highlights from the past three months on the road. Where we went: Buffalo, NY ??

Inspiring Sustainable Design: Green Materials—How To Build Better

Venture Well

Learn how to teach students to incorporate green materials into their inventions with exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability. The post Inspiring Sustainable Design: Green Materials—How To Build Better appeared first on VentureWell.

3 Lessons Learned from Living in Adventure Mode

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I spent 14 years building and scaling my business, International Nomads. We launched in 2006 as the first full-service digital agency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle East region.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

Integration platform Cinchy lands fresh cash to connect data sources


Cinchy , a startup that provides a data management service for enterprise customers, today announced that it raised $14.5 million in Series B funding led by Forgepoint Capital with participation from IVP, SUV, Techstars and Mars.

How Alternative Proteins Can Win Consumers Over


We've come a long way since the introduction of the first veggie burger in the early 1980s. Today, innovation has spurred a plethora of meat alternatives, but consumer skepticism and startup economics are still barriers to parity with real animal protein.

At-Home DNA Testing: A Q&A with Ana Cornell of Acorn Genetics

Venture Well

Hear from Ana Cornell about her E-Team Acorn Genetics, which is developing a low-cost, at-home DNA testing kit that enables users to privately test for genetic conditions. The post At-Home DNA Testing: A Q&A with Ana Cornell of Acorn Genetics appeared first on VentureWell.

My Super Short Twitter Wishlist


Elon Musk has successfully acquired Twitter. Many people seem convinced he will ruin it in short order. And while that’s of course conceivable, it is also possible that he will fix some long running problems. It’ s not like Twitter had been a well-run company.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

54gene CEO steps down as the company looks to cut more jobs


54gene co-founder and chief executive officer Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong has stepped down from his executive role, the African genomics company confirmed to TechCrunch today. The three-year-old company has appointed General Counsel Teresia L. Bost as interim CEO.

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Why Startups Really Fail, and How To Fix It

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Matthew Osborn on Unsplash As founder of six startups, advisor to founders, and a startup strategist at IMD ( #1 ranked business school ), I see many mistakes being made and have made many myself. What drives me crazy is that the same mistakes happen again and again.

Combating Cardiac Arrest: A Q&A with Heather Holman of Heartbeat Technologies

Venture Well

Hear from Heather Holman about her E-Team Heartbeat Technologies, which is working to treat patients experiencing cardiac arrest by increasing blood flow to the heart. The post Combating Cardiac Arrest: A Q&A with Heather Holman of Heartbeat Technologies appeared first on VentureWell.

15 Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Company Is Struggling

Startup Blogpost

Startup leaders, what is one way you keep your team motivated when the company is struggling? To help you find the best ways to keep your team motivated when your startup is struggling, we asked startup founders and business owners this question for their best insights.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

AI chip startup Axelera lands $27M in capital to commercialize its hardware


Several years ago, Fabrizio Del Maffeo and a core team from Imec, a Belgium-based nanotechnology lab, teamed up with Evangelos Eleftheriou and a group of researchers at IBM Zurich Lab to develop a computer chip.

How to maintain engineering velocity as you scale

Y Combinator

Engineering is typically the function that grows fastest at a scaling startup. It requires a lot of attention to make sure the pace of execution does not slow and cultural issues do not emerge as you scale. We’ve learned a lot about pace of execution in the past five years at Faire.

This 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Built A Six-Figure Business From LinkedIn?—?Here’s What She Told Me.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The secret lies in one word — Gen Z. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup money investing business

Is Corporate Venture Capital Right for Your Startup?

Startup Blogpost

How do you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup? To help you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup, we asked startup founders, investors, and business leaders this question for their best pieces of advice.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

5 ways biotech startups can mitigate risk to grow sustainably in the long run


Omar Khalil. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Omar Khalil is a partner at Santé Ventures , where he focuses primarily on biotechnology and medical technology companies.

9 Predictions for Data in 2023

Tomasz Tunguz

Yesterday, at the Monte Carlo Impact Summit I shared my 9 Predictions for Data in 2023. Here are the slides & I’ve embedded them below. These are my 9 predictions. A year from now, I’ll score them to see how I did. Cloud data warehouses (CDW) will process 75% of workloads by 2024. In the last five years, CDWs have grown from 20% of the workloads to 50%, with on-prem databases constituting the remainder. Meanwhile, the industry has grown from $36b to $80b during that time.

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YC Founder Firesides: Mutiny on AI and the next era of company growth

Y Combinator

Mutiny ( YC S18 ) uses AI and data to convert website visitors into customers.

GCUC Podcast Recap: Paul D’Arrigo, Saltbox


How filling a gap in the industry went from a small, niche vision to over 1 million square feet of 400+ logistically enabled members. The post GCUC Podcast Recap: Paul D’Arrigo, Saltbox appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Trends GCUC Podcast Flexspace Gcuc podcast Cowarehousing

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.