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 our team found its ideal communication framework—and why it matters

Entrepreneurs' Organization

But, the right communication framework takes the great people you have and makes you all better. Find your ideal communication framework. And I realized that my leadership team didn’t have a framework to understand how to take our business and company to the next level.

Serverless Stack raises $1M for open-source application framework


Open-source framework startup Serverless Stack announced Friday that it raised $1 million in seed funding from a group of investors that includes Greylock Partners, SV Angel and Y Combinator.

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:

Per Seat or Per Use Pricing: A Framework for Evaluating the Right Strategy for Your Startup

Tomasz Tunguz

Madhavan provided an excellent framework for answering this question, in addition to a multitude of other insights. Those are some of the chestnuts from the session, and they provide a rough framework. Should you price your SaaS per seat or per use? That was one of the salient questions Madhavan Ramanujam answered in last week’s Office Hours at Redpoint.

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.

Grouparoo snares $3M seed to build open source customer data integration framework


Today, Grouparoo , a new startup from three industry vets is the next company up with an open source framework designed to make it easier for developers to access and make use of customer data.

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.

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?

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 Zero to Hero Analytics Framework to scale your business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How can business analytics transform the way you scale your company? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». big-data-analytics business-strategy business-intelligence business-analytics scaling-up

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.

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.

Webiny nabs $3.5M seed to build serverless development framework on top of serverless CMS


Webiny , an early-stage startup that launched in 2019 with an open-source, serverless CMS, had also developed a framework to help build the CMS, and found that customers were also interested in that to help build their own serverless apps.

Simple Frameworks For Success (Full Video + Success)


Frameworks To Become A Billionaire. Or you don't do that that framework? Yeah, I have that framework. Sam: for me, yeah, I have that framework. I was recently on The Hustle's "My First Million" podcast with Sam Parr and Shaan Puri.

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.

turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity

Venture Well

When leaders at UCI BAI discovered VentureWell’s Advancing Equity report, they used it as a blueprint to develop a DEI framework for their organization.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

The SBA Community Navigator framework includes a lead nonprofit partner who can serve as a hub for the entrepreneurial community and the network building efforts. The SourceLink team has kept a close eye out for updates since the U.S.

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. .

5 Steps to prepare your business for a cashless future

Entrepreneurs' Organization

You can adopt that framework to encourage cashless payments, too. Create a more secure framework for payments. With the advent of technological innovations, including dedicated servers and cloud hosting, businesses of all shapes and sizes are shifting to a more digital way of working.


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.

5 common growth marketing mistakes startups make


A visualization of how a “rapid testing” framework can accelerate CAC reductions. While the concept is simple, you will need a proper testing framework — one that defines the number and type of weekly tests that are being deployed. Jonathan Martinez. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

Source Link

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

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.