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The Social Subsidy of Angel Investing

Startup Catalyst Brief Submitted Articles

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Catalyst Brief Submitted Articles

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly.

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Seed, Sow, Water, Grow: 4 Expert Tips to Secure Angel Investment for Your New Business Venture

Startup Catalyst Brief Submitted Articles

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The Face Of Angel Investing Is Changing. Here’s What You Need To Know

Startup Catalyst Brief Submitted Articles

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, angels are telling founders to scrutinize their sales forecasts, hiring plans, costs and every other assumption about their business.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work. The impact on our families and careers has been significant. Around the world, parents struggle to find a quiet space to work, professionals battle with technology, and employers assess the safest way forward. . For all these reason and many more, we’re stressed! Many of us are burned out and disengaged.

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customer interviews: tips, do?s, and don?ts

Venture Well

Customer interviews help entrepreneurs discover if their idea is worth pursuing before putting a lot of time and effort into it. The post customer interviews: tips, do’s, and don’ts appeared first on VentureWell.

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Remembering the startups we lost in 2020

TechCrunch

Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift. After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. For every company that saw increased interest in their offerings during the pandemic, there were several that simply couldn’t make it through the finish line. We’ve put this list together for several years now.

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Startup School for Future Founders

Y Combinator

We launched Startup School as an online program in 2017 to support founders actively working on building their companies. On November 9th, we’re also opening Startup School to potential founders who are interested in starting a company in the future. You can register for the new course today. Startup School has been extremely successful at helping active founders grow their companies, serving over 140,000 founders to date!

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The Fundraising Market Two Quarters into COVID

Tomasz Tunguz

It’s been two quarters since the coronavirus has hit Startupland. And you can see the impact of the shutdown in the numbers. We reviewed the data in May and compared it to the effects of the financial crisis in 2008 on startup fundraising. As a reminder, 2008 saw a 40% reduction in venture dollars invested in startups. It took about six to eight quarters to return to normalcy.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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The Difference Between Rich Founders and Poor Founders, From an ex-VC

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s not about being rich, it’s about repeatedly building value What some people think will happen when you become a founder | source I love the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It was my favorite growing up. Since then, I’ve founded several startups, was employee #3 at a $65m VC firm in San Francisco, and realized that there is a similar phenomenon to what Robert Kiyosaki is talking about in Rich Dad, Poor Dad currently occurring in Silicon Valley.

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Practical Metrics and Methods: ESHIP Goal 5 – Part 1

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series on ESHIP Goal 5. Part 1 focuses on practitioners. Part 2 will focus on academic researc hers. Practical Metrics and Methods (Practitioner Edition): Identify and develop better metrics and methods for ecosystem building. In a nutshell : There are many metrics and methods in use in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, but they are not all widely adopted.

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Why Recessions Are a Good Time to Start a Side Hustle

StartupNation

The truth is, recessions happen, and they happen often. Since 1900, the U.S. economy has averaged one recession about every four years. They’re not so regular as to be predictable and they cause real economic damage, but they don’t halt business and entrepreneurship entirely. In fact, according to a 2009 study by Dane Stangler for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation , more than half of Fortune 500 companies were started during a recession.

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How Coworking Spaces Are Getting Their Business Up & Running Again

Deskmag

Coworking spaces around the world are gradually ramping up their operations again. Some never shut their doors while others remain closed, depending on how dangerous the virus threat in their region is perceived to be. The legal requirements are just as varied. Nevertheless, many operators are implementing similar checklists. In this article, you will find examples of this as well as what coworking spaces can expect in the first few weeks after they reopen.

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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6 Powerful Strategies for Business Growth [Bonus Tips for Startups]

Smart Hustle Magazine

In 2008, Tyler Jorgenson was not in any position to give out strategies for business growth, as he is now. In fact, he was quite literally in the opposite situation. As the world was dragged down by a crash in the real estate and financial sectors, Tyler owned a real estate company and a mortgage company. He also owned 17 properties in California. The day the market plummeted, he was going to the doctor with his wife to find out the gender of their fourth kid.

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Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Remember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding? Stressful but satisfying? And then COVID-19 hit. In the midst of a global pandemic, being responsible for your own business—as well as the livelihoods of your employees—very likely seems overwhelming if not completely debilitating. Nobody said entrepreneurship was easy, but certainly nobody predicted this devastating turn of events.

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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. Well, I missed something in the data that was subsequently reported on by PitchBook , one of the authors of the report: Venture funding for female founders has hit its lowest quarterly total in three years.

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activities for teaching innovation: game-based learning

Venture Well

Game-based learning is an excellent way to boost student engagement, and an opportunity to introduce difficult course content or teach new skills. The post activities for teaching innovation: game-based learning appeared first on VentureWell.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

TechCrunch

Merritt Hummer. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Merritt Hummer is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures, where she invests in the fintech, e-commerce and proptech sectors. Startups involved in B2B e-commerce such as Faire and Mirakl have burst out of the gates in 2020. Almost overnight, these startups transformed into consequential platforms, earning billion-dollar valuations along the way.

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How to spin your scientific research out of a university and into a startup

Y Combinator

This is advice for people who have done scientific research at a university and are considering starting a company to commercialize it. At YC, we’ve funded more than 75 companies in this situation. We also recently went on a Bio Tour where we went around to research universities and talked with hundreds of students and professors in the life sciences about commercializing their research.

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What Will this Crisis Accelerate in Your Ecosystem?

Tomasz Tunguz

I read an op-ed in Bloomberg last week written by a stock trader who was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the 1989 crash. His manager brought him into his office. The trader feared his manager would fire him. Instead, his manager told him that these kinds of crises accelerate change and that he should embrace them. I’m struggling to find the link now, but if I do, I will update this blog post with it.

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Don’t raise money. Don’t hire. Don’t build. Sell.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How I spent €200.000 on a failed startup by raising money, hiring people, and building a product no one wanted. Courtesy of Trev Murphy We received the call we’d been waiting for. An angel investor was ready to make us an offer. After some back and forth, despite it being a “biggish” amount of money, we said no. The main reason for this is because we were still figuring out what we do and knew that it would be way too easy to completely waste the money.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Gregslist – The Strange Attractor

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Igniting Startup Ecosystems. Hold a match to a sugar cube and it will never burn. But first add a little cigarette ash and the sugar cube will burst in flames. There’s nothing like the presence of a catalyst to ignite a system. What ignites a startup ecosystem? Thriving startup ecosystems are good for the economy, good for society, and good for pretty much everyone.

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How the Pandemic Has Inspired More Women to Start Businesses

StartupNation

Over the last month or so, I’ve engaged in 100 conversations with female entrepreneurs on Instagram. I was expecting the conversations to skew toward established entrepreneurs, but I quickly learned that new businesses, started by women and minorities, are on the rise. And while many reports show that the pandemic has hit women in business particularly hard , the women I was meeting and networking with had, on the contrary, begun their businesses during the pandemic over the last two to six mont

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How Coworking Spaces Are Navigating Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Deskmag

No one is able to reliably predict how long and severe the Covid19-related restrictions will be. Coworking spaces are experiencing the same issues as many other companies. Although there is currently a lack of planning security, quick solutions are needed that go beyond the current situation. You will find an overview of the initial measures coworking spaces are taking in this article.

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How To Sell Online:He Sells Suspenders and Shares His Digital Success

Smart Hustle Magazine

How to sell online is what Jackson Cunningham of JJ Suspenders does best. He believes in not letting imperfection slow him down and in building something and getting it better and better. Often times, it's waiting for perfection and fear of critique that keep people back. Listen to the interview on the Smart Hustle podcast and read about it below. Sign up for the Smart Hustle Podccast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l