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The Twenty Year Itch: My Last VC Investment Out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

This is going to be BIG.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll complete my next investment. Last August, I passed the point at which I had spent literally half my entire life working in this asset class, having started at the General Motors pension fund doing institutional investments in venture funds and late-stage directs back in February of 2001.

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Investing in a More Inclusive Innovation Economy


Since the beginning of modern venture capital investing — a relatively nascent asset class — the industry has been biased toward funding what it knows best: founders with familiar demographics (white, male) in familiar geographies (Silicon Valley).

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Why AI Won't Be the Investment Opportunity Everyone Thinks It Is

This is going to be BIG.

The venture asset class seems to have already decided that AI is the next great investment opportunity, but I’m not so sure it’s going to disrupt business and create the across-the-board wealth that has been predicted. I got to see all of the top VCs pitching their funds.

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Investing in Moment

Andreessen Horowitz

While investing in fixed income may have received less focus over the past decade (with historically low interest rates), times have changed, and higher rates (and inflation) are putting the opportunity cost of not investing idle cash into sharp relief. We’re thrilled to be investing alongside Venrock, Contrary, Neo, and Henry R.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

Members of the C-suite are the key decision-makers when it comes to making major investments in their organizations. That’s why every salesperson’s goal is to make their pitch directly to a senior executive—ideally, sooner rather than later.

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Need investment capital?


Preparing for the game… If you have been following our recent insights, you’ll be up to speed knowing that professional investors negotiate tough terms, from provisions of control over asset acquisition, eventual sale of the company, future investments, forced co-sale when others attempt to sell their shares and more.

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3 tips to create your company’s foreign and domestic investment strategies

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The world is a big place, and companies wishing to invest have many domestic and foreign options. based companies invested in Germany in some way in 2021, almost matching the pre-pandemic total. Excluding sources of investments may alter the way a startup builds and shapes its culture. For example, 1,806 U.S.-based

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. It involves finding a data management provider that can append contacts with correct information — in real-time.

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A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

Studies show the return on investment (ROI) of conversational marketing helps your marketing team drive revenue. Whether it’s a business deal or a personal connection, they are a driving force to solidify a foundation of trust. According to Bold 360, “81 percent of B2B buyers have left a page because they didn’t want to fill out a form.”.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

More organizations are investing in B2B sales and marketing intelligence solutions. Check out this latest report to gain insight into best practices (and benefits) for B2B data management including how: Automating tasks and improving data quality would increase sales staff satisfaction and productivity.

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

The digital age has brought about increased investment in data quality solutions. However, investing in new technology isn’t always easy, and commonly, it’s difficult to show the ROI of data quality efforts. 64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success.