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.

[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.

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.

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.

[Global Kinetics in GlobeNewswire] Data Published in Functional Neurology Demonstrate that Global Kinetics’ Personal KinetiGraph® (PKG®) is Uniquely Positioned to Enable Objective Assessment of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease Patients


The post [Global Kinetics in GlobeNewswire] Data Published in Functional Neurology Demonstrate that Global Kinetics’ Personal KinetiGraph® (PKG®) is Uniquely Positioned to Enable Objective Assessment of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease Patients appeared first on OurCrowd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

Prize Money=Nice | Funded Pilots=Amazing

Paul G. Silva

EVmatch is a mobile platform that allows EV drivers to find and reserve charging stations anywhere they go by enabling increased access to private charging stations.

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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 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.

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 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 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.

Techstars Includes Diverse LEADers: Camilla Olson, Fashioning Body-Positive Beauty


Camilla’s current company, Savitude , uses mobile commerce and hyper-personalized technology to enable shoppers to find body-positive clothing and beauty products that build retailer loyalty.

“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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

[Edgybees in The Jerusalem Post] Hillel’s Tech Corner: Edgybees’ Lifesaving Drones


With a very interesting name and an equally interesting story to match, Edgybees is the leader in real-time collaborative visual-intelligence technology, providing critical software that enables for the most accurate, collaborative virtual worlds of any complex environment.

3 Ways to Turn a Profit While Doing Good

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The company GoFundMe enables individuals to crowdfund philanthropic projects and has encountered a lot of success in the past few years. . Looking to make a positive impact along with a profit?

LaunchPad Lift Student Business Spotlight: Visos


The opportunity Matt has identified enables companies and organizations to train employees faster and more efficiently, improve safety in high-risk situations, design better products, improve healthcare, and much more.

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.

A university’s role in an emerging startup community and other conversations

Startup Catalyst

That absolute concentration of tech-enabled entrepreneurial businesses is quite incredible and it just makes you realise what is possible when you lift your gaze and look a bit further afield. I’m Rosie Odsey and I interviewed Rowena Barrett from QUT in late August 2018.

Expand Your Horizon: Explore New Ways to Find Partners and Grow Your Business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The president of PayPal Canada, Paul Parisi, says , “Strategic partnerships enable teams to bring the best of their talent and strengths forward … Every business has unique strengths.” Successful companies and emerging startups often find themselves in need of more resources and partners.

Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there


Kesha Cash founded Impact America Fund in 2013 with a goal of investing in software and tech enabled companies that have a positive benefit on underserved communities in America. Strong mentorship was essential to Kesha Cash’s journey to becoming an impact investor.

People Ops Question: How do we compete for talent in such a competitive market?


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

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.

Proptech, AI and the Future of the Workspace Sector: a Q&A with Antony Slumbers


To enable people to do this work well, we need different types of spaces. To do that means we need different types of spaces, with a different aesthetic, and a different focus on what is required to enable people to be as productive as possible. by Cat Johnson.

Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control

David Teten - VC

I asked Michael Hoffman, Partner and General Counsel of Feenix, how he compared his firm with tech-enabled Merchant Cash Advance companies, e.g., Clearbanc , C2FO , Shopify Capital , etc. Does the traditional VC financing model make sense for all companies? Absolutely not. VC Josh Kopelman makes the analogy of jet fuel vs. motorcycle fuel. VCs sell jet fuel which works well for jets; motorcycles are more common but need a different type of fuel. .

UrbanTech News Roundup

Dream It

Bowery Valuation raised a $12M Series A for their tech-enabled real estate appraisal platform. Our UrbanTech News Roundup is one of the features in our bi-weekly newsletter.

New Year, New Job


Office & Recruiting Coordinator at STORD Location: Atlanta, GA STORD’s mission is to build the technology and network infrastructure that enables global distribution. Revolution portfolio companies are hiring all over the country.

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