How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We asked Dodd to discuss his passion for this extreme hobby and how it informs his professional endeavors. . The post How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Chip Dodd joined EO Southeast Virginia in 2013.

Avoiding bias and making informed decisions when hiring

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Though most managers recognize the importance of this choice, many do not take the necessary steps to ensure they are making a well-informed choice during selection. There are several things that managers can do to help ensure their hiring decisions are well-informed and effective. This helps to inform early ideas about what individual characteristics managers should be considered during the hiring process. Making an informed hiring decision.


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The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

Both Sides of the Table

Right now the most important role to hire in Twitter would be a seasoned marketing professional who could proactively change the conversation about Twitter and educate people about its significance as an information sharing tool. I’ve written extensively about Twitter’s use cases , but it’s biggest power is in information sharing. We went through portals to find information and thus those that ran the portals determined what we saw and were incredible valuable.

Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies


The post Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies appeared first on StartupNation. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Information as Surprise - Harness Claude Shannon's Key Idea

Tomasz Tunguz

How do you measure how much information a statement contains? If you live in Los Angeles and I told you the weather tomorrow would be sunny, you would receive no information from me. Claude Shannon invented this idea, information as surprise. And if you’re curious about that chronology, read the sublime book The Dream Machine , but let’s stick with information as surprise for this post. The short answer is surprise.

How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

Both Sides of the Table

I often caution entrepreneurs about seeing too many VCs when you’re beginning your fund raising process both because information tends to leak and because if you see too many people who talk with each other you’ll soon have whispers amongst all of the VCs who “passed on you” and your deal will seem over-shopped and lacking in momentum. By the time a partner shows you some interest and has take 2 or more meetings they are probably beginning to ask you for more information.

3 in 5 Small Businesses Don't Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

Smart Hustle Magazine

According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don't inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites.

What’s the minimum information to give your investors?


Every investor wants regular information from companies taking their money. On the other side, entrepreneurs and CEO’s usually have a natural fear of giving too much information to us investors after the initial investment is received. They worry that we will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands. How much financial information must our companies give?

Lessons for Brooklyn: Information Spillover at the Roots of NYC Tech

This is going to be BIG.

a space that sees information spillover as a feature, not a flaw. Information spillover. That's because investors who are fully engaged in the business of investing in startups on a fulltime bases are information brokers. Information needs to spill and flow if we're going to make some serious primordial soup for the growth of innovation.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Information Flow: Essentials of Venture Capital Fund Reporting [Part III]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we discussed the importance of reporting for early stage funds and what information a fund manager needs to properly track performance. In Part II we addressed the most critical metrics used to measure performance, what information should be included when sending reports to LPs, and how to best communicate with investors.

Information Flow: Essentials of Venture Capital Fund Reporting [Part II]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we discussed the importance of reporting for early stage funds and what information a fund manager needs to properly track performance. Now we'll take a closer look at the most critical metrics used to measure performance, what information should be included when sending reports to LPs, and how to best communicate with investors

Consume Information That Encourages You To Do More

Y Combinator

00:00 – Consume information that encourages you to do more. 4:05 – Your thought process is influenced by the information you consume. YC Partner and Head of Admissions Dalton Caldwell on consuming tech media and being careful to choose things that encourage you to do more. Topics. 1:25 – You don’t need permission from investors to start a company. 2:30 – Is thought leadership important?

How much information do you give to investors?


There is a natural fear of giving too much information to investors after the initial investment is received. CEO’s worry that investors will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands. But the question that is most often asked is: “How much financial information must be divulged?” Good relations with investors can be maintained only by keeping current with information between the company and the investors.

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How ZoomInfo Solves Recruiting Pain Points

For recruiters to build their pipeline and search for the next candidate, they need to ensure they have access to the most accurate data on the market. More specifically, having access to updated information lets you engage faster with ideal candidates searching the job market. To begin getting these candidates in the right positions, it includes utilizing updated contact data and enhancing your outreach strategy for improved effectiveness.

It’s time to abandon business intelligence tools


Lack of self-service customization, the inability to integrate into workflows with other applications, and an overall lack of flexibility seriously impacts the ability for most users (who aren’t data analysts) to derive meaningful information from these tools. Charles Caldwell. Contributor.

PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform


” With an extensive career in security that included time as a penetration tester for Veracode and the Mayo Clinic, as well as senior information security advisor for Anthem, among other roles, DeCloss has quite a bit of first-hand experience that led him to found PlexTrac.

streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators environment information technologyUsing artificial intelligence, E-Team VecTech is eliminating the need for harmful insecticides for mosquito control.

Atlanta-based Speedscale now has $2.2 million more to grow its API test automation business


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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Using Price & Demand Curves to Inform Startup Product Roadmaps

Tomasz Tunguz

Even if the details are very hazy, price demand curves are useful tools to inform product strategy and prioritization. The traditional theoretical price demand curve is often drawn like this. The chart makes two points: there is some relationship between price and demand / revenue opportunity, and customer segments underpin that relationship. Each segment demands different products to satisfy different needs and presents a different revenue/profit opportunity.

What if you come across juicy competitor information?


Most CEOs want to obtain information about their competitors in the most subtle and non-obvious ways. And of course, most are willing to trade information to get information. In my former industry, I became an informal centralized source for knowledge about the revenues of each of the many competitors, with a special skill for asking just the right questions to obtain the information. Close.

Robot lawyer startup DoNotPay now lets you file FOIA requests


The startup now lets you request information from U.S. federal and state government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA allows anyone to request information from the government, with some exceptions.

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MachEye raises $4.6M for its business intelligence platform


But after an informal meeting that ended up lasting most of the day, he received an offer the next morning. Enterprise Recent Funding Startups artificial intelligence bi business intelligence Canaan Partners economy information management MachEye nlp

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

Swimm raises $5.7M to help teams document their code


And even when there are documentation or in-line comments in the source code, that’s often not updated, and, over time, that information becomes close to irrelevant. Developer Recent Funding Startups TC code comment developers documentation information Israel Pitango Swimm United State

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Big data: Information is NOT knowledge


Adding context to data takes this information and creates actionable knowledge. That’s data dense with information that is useful. Google analytics provides this information at no cost for websites and pages viewed. Google uses proprietary tools to do this quickly, with resultant information available within a day. And yet, there are times when strategic marketing demands information that is readily available in files owned and controlled by you.

Hightouch raises $2.1M to help businesses get more value from their data warehouses


Typically, though, this information is then only used for analytics purposes. Together with former Bessemer Ventures investor Kashish Gupta , the team decided to see how they could innovate on top of this trend and help businesses activate all of this information.

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Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost explains the strategy behind acquiring Spacemaker


Artificial Intelligence Europe Real Estate Startups TC autodesk building information modeling cloud computing machine learning proptechAutodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, acquired Norway’s Spacemaker this week.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Iteratively raises $5.4M to help companies build data pipelines they can trust


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[Sixgill in Information Week] Dark Web Forum Activity Surged 44% in Early COVID Months


The post [Sixgill in Information Week] Dark Web Forum Activity Surged 44% in Early COVID Months appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Researchers analyzed the activity of five popular English- and Russian-speaking Dark Web forums and discovered exponential membership growth. Read more here.


Census raises $16M Series A to help companies put their data warehouses to work


Census , a startup that helps businesses sync their customer data from their data warehouses to their various business tools like Salesforce and Marketo, today announced that it has raised a $16 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital.

Make informal advisors part of the team.


Whether you find advisors from family, friends, faculty or fellow managers, great advisors can become an informal resource that rivals that of more formal resources, including board members. We work for food” is a common mantra for such friends who are willing to provide such informal services. In my experience both seeking and providing such informal services, personal visits to a company for more than a short time before or after a lunch or dinner are fine.

[SixGill in Israel Defense] Sixgill joins IBM’s Security Information and Event Management Technology


Israeli cyber threat intelligence company Sixgill announced this past week that its Darkfeed threat feed will integrate with IBM’s security information and event management technology to identify and prevent cyber-attacks.

Meroxa raises $15M Series A for its real-time data platform


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