How Will I Enable Greatness Today?

Tomasz Tunguz

Practically speaking this means deploying small teams on projects and constraining meeting sizes; empowering/trusting these small teams to make bold strides; hiring well; providing clear direction and honest feedback - ultimately enabling faster iteration cycles for better results.

Pricing for SaaS Enabled Marketplaces - When to Go Free

Tomasz Tunguz

SaaS Enabled Marketplaces employ elegant business models. They are verticalized SaaS companies that manage a marketplace to create winner-take-all market dynamics. SEMs can generate revenue in four ways: charge the buyer and/or supplier a software fee & charge the buyer and/or supplier a marketplace fee. In addition, a startup must determine what rake to charge.

[Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Orange Labs to Research AI Innovation Over Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging Platform to Enable New Smart Home Applications


The post [Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Orange Labs to Research AI Innovation Over Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging Platform to Enable New Smart Home Applications appeared first on OurCrowd. Celeno, a leading provider of smart, innovative Wi-Fi solutions, announced today that Orange Labs will engage in researching AI classifiers for human postures, behaviors and events to increase contextual interpretation of situations in the home. Read more here.

[Zebra in Business Wire] Zebra Medical Vision’s Solutions Now Available on Philips IntelliSpace AI Workflow Suite, Enabling More AI Capabilities for Radiologists


The post [Zebra in Business Wire] Zebra Medical Vision’s Solutions Now Available on Philips IntelliSpace AI Workflow Suite, Enabling More AI Capabilities for Radiologists appeared first on OurCrowd.

How Great Unit Economics Enables Startups to Weather the Storm - The Story of WebEx

Tomasz Tunguz

In the late 90s, one company changed its name five times before they settled on one which today is a well-known brand. The business started as Silver Computing in 1995, then Stellar Computing in June 1997. Six months later, the company would rebrand as next ActiveTouch Systems, then six months later to ActiveTouch Inc., and finally, six months before IPO to WebEx. WebEx went public in June 2000 with $8.3M in revenue over the previous twelve months.

Data Network Effects in SaaS Enabled Marketplaces

Tomasz Tunguz

SaaS Enabled Marketplaces benefit from a unique advantage in their go-to-market. This data enables the marketplace to amass census scale data on supplier performance, granular to the type of service rendered. They have a panoptic view of their market place, which over time provides them an unassailable competitive advantage. SEMs provide software to suppliers and consumers, and then make a market between them. The first SEMs flourished in advertising.

The 3 Ways Culture Enables Startups to Scale

Tomasz Tunguz

Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. While culture may seem an ambiguous and fuzzy concept, strong cultures are the best way for leaders to manage their companies throughout their evolution. One founder/CEO described his company’s rapid growth to several hundred employees in just a few years this way. First, I was one of a few founders. As we grew, I became a manager of people.

Anticipatory Computing: The Next Big Thing Is Enabling Laziness

Tomasz Tunguz

Control4’s IPO last week and Nest’s massive success mark the beginning of mainstream, useful connected devices. In the decade to come, the most successful will be united by one common characteristic. They will anticipate our needs and make us lazier. Living is hard work. So many things to remember, like buying milk on the way home tonight. Plenty of software has been written to help us manage our daily torrent of to dos. In fact, there is a fine app for Remembering the Milk. But it has one flaw.

Free SaaS Enabled Marketplaces - A Novel Go-To-Market for Software Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

Today, we’re seeing a new segment of the SaaS ecosystem move to free - the SaaS Enabled Marketplace (SEM). SaaS Enabled Marketplaces, like Contently, charge for both software (content management tools) and access to a market place (of content producers). The free SaaS enabled market places (FSEM), of which Zenefits is the most prominent, also build software and provide access to a market place. Traditional software was initially sold by perpetual license.

Faculty Spotlight: Dustyn Roberts from Temple University

Venture Well

Professor Roberts strives to create classroom environments and session plans that enable a-ha moments for students. The post Faculty Spotlight: Dustyn Roberts from Temple University appeared first on VentureWell.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In 2010, Ravi founded IndiVillage , the first information technology (IT) and information technology enabled services (ITeS) company in India to become certified as a B Corporation.

Diana Hu on Augmented Reality and Building a Startup in a New Market

Y Combinator

9:30 – Innovations that enabled AR. Diana Hu cofounded Escher Reality, which went through the Summer 2017 batch of YC. They were acquired by Niantic and she is now the head of their AR platform. She’s on Twitter @sdianahu. Topics. 00:00 – Intro. 00:15 – Getting into AR. 2:30 – Her first exposure to AR. 4:15 – AR’s future role in media. 7:20 – Deciding where to go with the product. 14:00 – Building a product in a new market.

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Build Highly Successful Teams With Techstars Talent


Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of Techstars Talent : a new offering that will enable startup founders to build highly successful teams and gain a competitive advantage when it comes to Talent. .

Two years into investing out of our first Impact Fund: here’s what we’re learning


And Connxus (Cincinnati, OH), a supplier management platform that enables procurement professionals to manage supplier risk, supplier diversity and sustainable sourcing, has raised nearly $17M to date. in second tier diversity spend enabled.

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

Co Starters

Unconference: Tips For Enabling Healthy Ecosystem Builders. David Hirsch, from our Memberships and Training team, shared tips for enabling healthy ecosystem builders. More than half of our CO.STARTERS national team (8 out of 15!)

The Education Transformation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In part, we think this is because we have hit the tipping point in consumers’ interest in self-driven, direct-to-learner education because technology has enabled higher quality education to be delivered at a lower price point, a counter-balance to the inflationary trends we’ve seen to date. Back in March 2009, USV hosted an event called Hacking Education. It was the beginning of our effort to invest in the transformation of the education sector.

10 Books on Persuasion and Negotiation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Identifying blocks and obstacles along the way enables you to identify the means to get around them, break them or turn them to your advantage so that you can achieve your final close. His book enables readers to learn their Negotiation I.Q.

The Fourth Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in starting in Tel Aviv!


Technology-Enabled Consumer Lending as an Employee Benefit. We are thrilled to announce the 10 extraordinary teams that are joining the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars Tel Aviv today, March 31. Three months of hard work in the world’s “Startup Nation” is awaiting the class of 2019.

Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Sleep

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Seeking different perspectives: The mental capacities of learning (and willingness to learn), memory and decision-making all require quality and a good quantity of sleep to enable you to seek different perspectives.

Why We Invested in CLEAR


Over the last year, CLEAR has started to introduce these new experiences for members including access to the Hertz Fast Lane, which enables CLEAR members to verify their identity and rental car reservation via facial recognition in order to get through the exit gate in 30 seconds or less.

The Startups and Investors Bringing Voice Tech to Healthcare

Dream It

Its initial use cases target pharma companies to enable the creation of voice and chatbot products to improve sales reps’ performance, complement their medical science liaisons, and support clinical trial sites and investigators. Voice tech is on the rise.

Welcoming MDmetrix to the Founders’ Co-op family

Founders Coop

The results were dramatic: MDmetrix has enabled its customers to improve care for thousands of patients, while also surfacing millions of dollars of cost savings and revenue enhancement opportunities. The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care, but with results that are often worse than those countries achieve at much lower cost.

Announcing the Rise of the Rest 8.0 Finalists


Doghead Simulations | About : Doghead Simulations creates rumii, a social-virtual reality platform that enables people to educate and collaborate in a 3D virtual environment. Meet the companies that will pitch Steve Case and the Revolution team on the upcoming Rise of the Rest Road Trip.

The Proptech Startups Using VR & AR to Reshape Real Estate

Dream It

The startup has raised over $13 million to enable designers and individuals to build dream homes using a massive product library of digital furniture from retailers like Amazon, Houzz, and Wayfair.

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

UrbanTech Transit Startup Remix Raises $15 Million

Dream It

The Summary Remix is currently being used by over 4,000 planners in over 300 cities to enable planners to visualize tradeoffs when making urban planning decisions. Smart city initiatives and open data projects have enabled Remix to get better over time.

Six More Tech-Startups Will Get “Their Start” With Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This Saas platform enables a targeted method for creating and placing ads on Facebook and Instagram at a cost-effective price point.

Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech Business Idea!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

A graduation “pitch” event will enable the winning team to receive up to $10,000 in seed funding to help get their business from Startup to UP and running! DUBOIS, PA – In the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s Tech Celerato r Startup Boot Camps.

CO.STARTERS Sparks Connection Across New Zealand

Co Starters

But, Kim pointed out, while many startup aids and incubators exist in New Zealand, the community-enabling factor of CO.STARTERS was missing. By David Kraus. It all started in October, 2013 when Chorus , a New Zealand telecommunications company, launched a competition.

Blockchain: Renewing Trust in Charities


A peer-to-peer-enabled system, like blockchain, can make it easy for charities to break down borders, allowing blockchain-created cryptocurrencies to be utilized from any country around the world. By Matej Michalko, Founder and CEO of DECENT.

Climate Crisis And Our Commitment To Do More

Impact Hub

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to do good and work for a more just and sustainable world by enabling entrepreneurs to achieve impact at scale. We inspire, connect and enable impact entrepreneurs. The world is demanding climate action and so are we.

Press Release: Adidas And Impact Hub To Boost Ventures Inspiring Girls In Sport

Impact Hub

It aims to inspire and enable girls and young women under the age of 25 — who at this age are at particularly high risk of being systematically shut out of sport. She Breaks Barrier s’ is about inspiring and enabling th e next generation of strong, confident leaders.

Dandapani Discusses Focus, Harnessing Entrepreneurial Drive, Parenting and Purpose

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Focus is critical for entrepreneurs—for everyone—because it enables us to solve problems. Being able to highly concentrate enables you to be highly efficient. Photo courtesy of George Evans. “As As soon as we control where awareness goes we control where energy flows.

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3 Steps to Getting the Most from Your Web Analytics

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Web analytics are technology solutions that enable you to collect and report data on how your customers interact with your website. A version of this article appeared originally on the blog of Bluetrain, Inc. founded by Bryan Smith. Smith is a member of EO Edmonton.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

John Clese, director of CSR Solutions, a software company that creates solutions to enable businesses to offer CSR programs, argues that CSR is surging in popularity in business largely because millennials demand meaningful CSR initiatives from their employers. Written by Annie Button. .


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Integrated Platform Services LLC, based in Lancaster , provides Constance, a human-centric, technology-enabled subscription service to support seniors living independently.

The Meaning of Meaning

Guy Kawasaki

You can do this in two ways: First, you can create, enable, or increase something that’s good. Google and Wikipedia enabled all of us, rich and poor, to access virtually limitless amounts of information.

Revolution Growth Successfully Exits Custom Ink


The Custom Ink team has been doing the same thing for customers in local communities by enabling them to easily design and order custom t-shirts and gear for their clubs, companies, charities, family reunions, and much more.

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend


Our partnership really was to enable Startup Weekend to take that model and expand it from a few dozen countries ultimately into 140 countries.

People Ops Question: How do we define our company culture?


Techstars Talent enables you to build highly successful teams! By Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of Talent.

NewsGuard: Fighting misinformation with Nutrition Labels for news

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

To use NewsGuard on your mobile phone, download the Microsoft Edge browser and enable “news ratings” in settings. NewsGuard helps its users distinguish between reliable news websites and those from bad actors trying to fool readers. By Macaela Bennett and Sarah Brandt.

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Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

The introduction that Reece made for me to Aaron (CEO of Startup Catalyst) and the two trips that I’ve done with the Catalyst mission to London have really enabled me?—?as

Techstars introduces Techstars Studio to rapidly envision, validate, and launch startups


Techstars Studio will enable Techstars to source and support new company concepts from Techstars alumni founders, community leaders, venture capitalists, and corporate partners. Techstars Studio Will Create Disruptive New Startups and Help Large Corporations Innovate.