Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19


The post Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19 appeared first on 500 Startups. There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has affected nearly every industry globally.

EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Yiannis and his company helped to develop a sustainability framework for EO to manage its environmental and social impact, and inspire EO members to engage with the organization’s sustainability agenda. The following is a summary of EO’s sustainability framework.


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How entrepreneurs benefit from ‘Alien Thinking’

Entrepreneurs' Organization

But the alien metaphor serves as a neat acronym for the five dimensions of our ALIEN thinking framework: A for Attention. Current innovation frameworks–think lean startup or design sprint–emphasize speed and action over reflection and strategic breaks.

Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value


In this piece, we will take a closer look at this trend — and specifically how it has fundamentally altered pricing — and at a framework for mapping pricing to customer value. The MAP customer value framework. Caryn Marooney. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Buyer’s Checklist: How to Evaluate a B2B Contact Data Provider

Many organizations fail to properly evaluate vendors during the selection process. Download ZoomInfo’s data-driven eBook for guidance on effectively assessing the vendor marketplace. After reading, you’ll gain insight into the following components:

How to Choose a Prioritization Framework

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Or combine many frameworks into one meta-framework Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». product-roadmap product-development startup product-management prioritization

SEC Framework Amended to Promote Capital Formation and Expand Opportunities

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer The Angel Capital Association’s continued advocacy toward harmonizing and simplifying the existing framework to improve capital raising pathways and expand investment opportunities has yielded successful results for U.S. The amendments will address gaps and intricacies in the framework that hinder capital access for issuers and entrepreneurs, and access to investment opportunities for investors.

Numbers Protocol’s blockchain camera Capture App safeguards the integrity of photos


The open-source Starling Framework for Data Integrity was launched to protect the veracity of online content using blockchain technology, creating “birth certificates” for photos and videos and tracking any changes made to them.

A framework to think about pricing seed, angel, and venture capital rounds

This is going to be BIG.

How do you price a round? Its one of the most often asked questions and yet I've never seen a great answer given. It seems to me that the most important factor in pricing your round isn't your progress or your idea. It seems to come down to two things: 1) How much do you want to raise? 2) Supply and demand of capital willing to invest in your company. The second is pretty obvious, but what about the first? So the more you want to raise, the more your company is worth?

Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features


Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham House Ventures, Sage and existing investors. Europe Fundings & Exits Recent Funding Startups TC Countingup Framework Venture PartnersCountingup , the U.K.

RIBS: The messaging framework for every company and product


Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value. Caryn Marooney. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic.

A Framework for Maximizing Startup Marketing Effectiveness

Tomasz Tunguz

At a board meeting last week, one of the VPs of Marketing I’m lucky to work with presented a brilliantly simple way of explaining the evolution of a startup’s marketing tactics. I’ve drawn a diagram of the idea above, which borrows heavily from McKinsey’s 3 horizons. Startups have many different marketing options at their disposal: SEO/SEM, print, radio, TV, mail, affiliate, content marketing…The list goes on and on.

A six-step framework to make strategic decisions

Tomasz Tunguz

This framework has helped me many times simplify strategic questions and shift from questioning to analysis to action. By using an analysis framework like the one above, you can bring clarity and a common language with your board for evaluating and making the right strategic choices Any number of challenges can arise during a startup’s initial years. Some of these changes could be major and may require rethinking strategy. Competitors enter your target market.

The Best Goal Setting Frameworks

Tomasz Tunguz

But, there are other frameworks for setting goals. I had wanted to find some consistent framework for setting goals. Of late, I’ve been having lots of conversations with founders about setting goals. It’s a really important topic for many founders, because it’s the way that management teams align incentives and focus an organization on a few important areas.

Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business


The post Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business appeared first on The Gust Blog. We’ve just released our free Co-founder Equity Split tool. It’ll give you a fair and objective recommendation about how to divide your startup’s ownership, so you and your co-founders will have a sensible, real starting point for this notoriously hard, crucially important conversation.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Post Gazette] U.S. Department of Transportation releases framework for hyperloop development


Department of Transportation releases framework for hyperloop development appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

CO.STARTERS Launches New Initiative Focused on Small Business Recovery


A five-step Road to Recovery framework to help entrepreneurs adapt now and for the future. To this end, CO.STARTERS has launched the Road to Recovery framework 1 to help entrepreneurs and communities navigate the unforeseeable future.

A Framework to Maximize Your Startup's Hiring Success

Tomasz Tunguz

After a startup attains product market fit and begins to exceed the first breaking point of the startup management structure around 10 employees, it’s time to codify the company’s values. The values of the company are the most concrete way for a business to determine whether candidates might make good employees. At two separate SaaS Office Hours recently, we heard similar stories from Maia at Greenhouse and Pete at Optimizely.

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Richard Walton and Heléne Smuts say yes—provided you have the right framework in place. In order for any company to transition to being remote, a robust framework must be established for everyone to follow. Essentially, this framework ensures that people have what they need to deliver.

The Three Frameworks You Need to Create Powerful Presentations and Tell Compelling Stories

Tomasz Tunguz

In Resonate, Nancy explains the three different key components of memorable, effective pitches: the journey the speaker would like the audience to traverse, the framework for creating a good story, and the mechanism to bring the two together. Last, Duarte combines synthesizes the output of these two frameworks into a spark line, like the one above for the iPhone announcement by Steve Jobs. I remember many the great TED talks I’ve watched.

The Great Acceleration of the Rise of the Rest (Part II): Does your City have a Moat?


Let’s use Morningstar’s 5 Factors as a framework. The framework was originally created to help public market investors determine whether or not an investment opportunity afforded a defensible moat that would contribute to a superior return-profile.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We call it FrameWork and it will be opening next month. FrameWork is just an example of the many ways that knowledge workers will choose to work going forward. In our current framework, boundaries are the individual’s responsibility, and when they’re broken, it’s because the individual failed to protect them.

Dave Balter’s framework for being a great leader

Fred Destin

Dave learned a framework called OGSM (Objectives / Goals / Strategies / Measures) after his company Bzzagent was acquired by market research firm dunnhumby. The OGSM framework can be use to manage change at each of these levels. Simple framework : the top 5 list. P&G picked it up as the cornerstone of how they cascade their strategic framework top down. I found the OGSM framework useful because it is simple and actionable.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Coinbase released an open source framework for crypto asssets to make it easier to list them on crypto exchanges. An open source middleware framework like Rosetta should make it much easier for exchanges to list new assets and allow them to support new assets more quickly. It is called Rosetta. Coinbase is encouraging blockchain projects to integrate Rosetta so that they can more easily list new assets on the Coinbase Exchange.

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

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The SBA Community Navigator framework envisions a lead nonprofit partner who can serve as a hub for the entrepreneurial community and the network building efforts. The U.S.

The 4 States of an Engineering Team

Tomasz Tunguz

The 4 states of an engineering team is a mental model that resonated with me, and I think it provides a framework for leadership teams and boards to understand the state of a developer team. The mental models and frameworks are broadly applicable and useful

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem


The Community Roles in Ecosystem Building framework intentionally uses language designed to help shift our thinking from institutions to individuals. Let us know how we can continue to improve the framework to help more sustainable, scalable, transformative ecosystem building work happen in our communities regionally, nationally, and locally… for better people, better communities, and a better world. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Draw from Frameworks. The most helpful type of advice in my mind are frameworks for how to solve a problem. On market segmentation I often recite my “ Elephants, Deer & Rabbits ” framework. On teams I have a framework for tech teams “ CTO vs. VP Eng ” or on sales I have “ Journeymen, Mavericks & Superstars ” 5. Each is a framework for thinking about a problem.

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The Key to Finding Solutions is Making Mistakes


Taking the established methods and frameworks in our signature Core program in one hand and virtual-learning technology in the other, we reframed the conversation around business adaptation with our Road to Recovery initiative and Rebuild program. .

Give Big, Shop Small with 12 Days of Starters


Download the free framework we use to help people turn ideas into action. Each year during the holiday season we look forward to putting our money where our mission is: helping communities thrive through entrepreneurship.

5 Questions with Ian Hathaway, co-author of The Startup Community Way

Ian Hathaway

It’s a collection of frameworks, principles, and action points that guide and inform practitioners and observers about the key characteristics, behavioral patterns, and basic function of startup communities and entrepreneurial ecosystems. What is “The Startup Community Way”?

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action


Developed from our learnings across hundreds of communities, the Community Roles framework is intended to help leaders identify skill sets in themselves and others that are key to ecosystem building. The first ever CO.STARTERS pop-up book—a long-time idea of our Creative team—also made its debut at our Science Fair booth, bringing together our models and frameworks for ecosystem building in the form of a touchable, tangible story.

Event Driven Growth

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Each situation is different but a framework I like is to take your pre-event baseline, your event driven peak, and assume you will give up half of the delta when things return to normal and that will be your new baseline. I realize that most businesses are suffering greatly in this pandemic. Many have been shut completely. But there are some that are experiencing the opposite situation. They have a growth spurt as a result of this moment.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth


While these frameworks are incredibly helpful, a very important set of factors are being overlooked—context, trajectory, and timing. A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. By Enoch Elwell. Entrepreneurial culture is changing. There’s something exciting afoot if you look through the negative national narrative on the decline of small cities and towns across the United States.

Growing a Living Community


CO.STARTERS credits this success to the growing community of passionate and highly engaged individual entrepreneurial leaders and ”ecosystem builders” across the network who are actively implementing the frameworks and tools in their local context and sharing their learnings to continually make the resources more effective. CO.STARTERS Summit Highlights Deepened Support for Entrepreneurial Leaders. Grassroots entrepreneurial leaders from across the U.S.

We Created a Program to Help Businesses Rebuild. Here’s What We’ve Learned So Far.


This comes as little surprise to us, as the Rebuild program model is based on the proven tools, processes, and frameworks we teach in our CO.STARTERS Core curriculum.

The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

Entrepreneurs' Organization

To this end, the conscious capitalism movement provides a framework that includes four interconnected disciplines. Contributed to EO by Kent Gregoire.