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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend and former colleague Charlie O’Donnell created a new kind of networking event for the moment we are in. These are virtual networking events designed to “include diverse perspectives in the innovation community.”

How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people. You should allow a period for general networking, a chance to eat your first bites of food and some casual catch ups. it’s ok to drift back to general networking if need be. networking startup

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Leveraging Your Community and Networking Online

Smart Hustle Magazine

This conversation focused on community building, networking and how to do it virtually. SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Leveraging Your Community and Networking Online. The post Leveraging Your Community and Networking Online appeared first on SmartHustle.com.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

CO.STARTERS

As CO.STARTERS has worked as a leader in the emerging field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building—which is essentially about building dense networks of trust, both institutional and personal, to support entrepreneurs—we find our work positioned in the middle of a unique combination of players: Grassroots leaders and local ecosystem builders, who use the business support programs and ecosystem building tools we offer. Now we are doing that for our wider network of collaborators.

It’s All About the Network

TechStars

“Every opportunity I’ve gotten in my life has been provided by a network,” said Sky Kelley, Founder and CEO of Avisare. She values them so highly that her own company, Avisare, is itself a network, connecting small business owners with government contracts, and building diversity and inclusion into the process. Networking can get a bad rep,” Sky explained. But for me, networking is about getting to know people and forming relationships. The Power of Networks.

5 Essential People to Have in Your Network as You Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey

StartupNation

Related: How Smart, Strategic Networking Can Transform Your Business During a Crisis. Networking pro. Networking is the way to reach them, along with other like-minded individuals who might serve as partners and vendors to support your startup’s growth.

Cato Network snags $130M Series E on $1B valuation as cloud wide area networking thrives

TechCrunch

Cato Networks has spent the last five years building a cloud-based wide area network that lets individuals connect to network resources regardless of where they are. Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M.

A New Network for Startup Community Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow— Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Connected Networks Economic Development Featured Original Content Brad Feld Ian Hathaway Startup Communitie

Announcing GCUC Places: An International Network of Spaces

GCUC

The post Announcing GCUC Places: An International Network of Spaces appeared first on GCUC Community. Amenity Community Future of Work GCUC UK GCUC Australia GCUC Canada GCUC Membership Real Estate Coworking Network International Global Future of work Travel GCUC PlacesWe’ve been busy.

Understanding the Power of Your Human Networks

Both Sides of the Table

The critical skill is not just your immediate network but the network beyond that you can tap into if you’ve earned the right through nurturing your 1-degree relationships. Building Your Network. Either you have a well established network or you don’t. My basic philosophy is that almost anybody can build a network by investing time in it. The golden rule of networking ought to be the mantra, “ Give Before You Get.”

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks has been on buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M.

The Demand Side Of A Crypto-Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The price was approaching $3000 and I thought to myself, “the demand side of this network is exploding.” ” The way crypto-networks work is that the supply side gets built first with incentives to mine, validate, stake, etc. The demand side of most crypto-networks has been dominated by buying, holding, and speculating for those twelve years. Buying, holding, and speculating has provided the funding to pay for building out the supply side of these networks.

Stop Trying to Grow Your Startup by Networking

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Stop trying to get noticed and start building something worth noticing Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business work entrepreneurship marketing startup

Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others

TechCrunch

The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring , and internet incumbents are taking notice. Why social networks want even more gaming. Apps Funding Recent Funding Social Startups TC IMVU netease Together Labs virtual network

Creating Vertical Social Networks for Niche Audiences: How This Startup Captured Millions Across the World

StartupNation

The likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have billions of users among them, and even those of us who aren’t actively using any social networks understand what they are and how they function. Take a lot of what works for “traditional” social networks and apply it to your own platform.

Mighty Networks raises $50M to build a creator economy for the masses

TechCrunch

Mighty Networks , a platform designed to give creators and brands a dedicated place to start and grow communities, has closed on $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Owl Ventures. Mighty Networks — which operates as a SaaS business — has seen impressive growth.

Introducing Circulate: Creating Better Networks for Future Founders from Black and Other Underrepresented Communities

This is going to be BIG.

I wanted to build something that would be above and beyond the fund that would create ongoing change, creating more Black founders as well as those from other underrepresented communities and leveling up the networks of those who had already taken the plunge. The Circulate series acknowledges that access to ideas, resources and networks is structurally unequal. These resources are often walled off within existing professional networks that lack diversity.

How The Streaming Network Created Powerful Employee Experience to Boost Employee Productivity

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray recently interviewed Matt Ley, who is the president of The Streaming Network. Smart Hustle Small Business Podcast · How The Streaming Network Created Powerful Employee Experience to Boost Employee Productivity. Your employees are your most valuable asset.

Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M

TechCrunch

Today Juniper Networks announced it was acquiring smart wide area networking startup 128 Technology for $450 million. This marks the second AI-fueled networking company Juniper has acquired in the last year and a half after purchasing Mist Systems in March 2019 for $405 million. SD-WAN is short for software-defined wide area networks, which means networks that cover a wide geographical area such as satellite offices, rather than a network in a defined space.

Indian social network Public App raises $41 million

TechCrunch

Public App, a location-based social network that connects individuals to people in their vicinity, has raised $41 million in a new round, just six months after securing $35 million as the hyper-local Indian startup looks to expand its presence in the world’s second-largest internet market.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base.

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How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks

Both Sides of the Table

I was waiting for my son’s basketball game to start this morning and with the morning’s emails all drained I turned to Twitter and saw this Tweet from Marshall Kirkpatick. Test: open your twitter stream, look at the 1st item in it, think of something to say in response, say it. Theory: it’s really that simple. Marshall Kirkpatrick (@marshallk) January 24, 2015. I consider Marshall a business friend. A fellow thinker and tinkerer of technology. Somebody I respect. And like.

A Well-Organized Event Promotes Networking

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a certified meeting professional (CMP) and the CEO of Special D Events , a national business event management agency, Galle knows what it takes to design a meeting or event for proper networking. Are you frustrated with the results of your networking?

The New Economy Starts with Networks of Collaboration

Impact Hub

It is the open-minded and solution-oriented people that Impact Hub values highly, many of them being a part of the network. Taking in the inspiration from our network. The post The New Economy Starts with Networks of Collaboration appeared first on Impact Hub.

Open Web vs. Network Effects

This is going to be BIG.

This came up again yesterday when discussing the network effects of a business. I realized that network effects are inherently the products of closed systems--a setup whereby being the 100,000,000th user of one service provides more utility than being the 10th user of another, even if the latter is an otherwise superior. Not only does that enforce network effects, but it means that first mover advantage and landgrabbing becomes a more effective strategy as well.

Harry Stebbings on committing to building a network & giving first

TechStars

He’s talked with amazing Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurs and made over 2,800 shows, and he spends 45 minutes every day DMing each one of his new followers on Twitter in order to build a network with a truly human touch. When he was 13, Harry watched “The Social Network,” the movie about Facebook’s growth, and it inspired him to become an entrepreneur and investor. How Harry maintains the human relationships in his network as it grows: “Get off email. …

The NYC Helium Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Tuesday night, our portfolio company Helium launched the Helium Network in NYC. As many of you know, Helium is a peer to peer low bandwidth wireless network that anyone can run a hotspot for. The Helium network in NYC is already 133 hotspots strong and the map of lower Manhattan looks like this: If you would like to buy a Helium hotspot and start earning Helium tokens you can do that here.

Creating Vertical Social Networks for Niche Audiences: How This Startup Captured Millions Across the World

StartupNation

The likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have billions of users among them, and even those of us who aren’t actively using any social networks understand what they are and how they function. Take a lot of what works for “traditional” social networks and apply it to your own platform.

Impact Hub Oakland leaves Impact Hub network

Impact Hub

Impact Hub Oakland has always been a lighthouse for driving the inclusion and equality agenda of the Impact Hub Network in North America. After six years of successful operations, we are sad to see Impact Hub Oakland leave the network.

IoT satellite network startup Hiber secures €26M in funding round led by EU’s innovation agency

TechCrunch

European satellite and communications startup, Hiber BV has secured €26 million in EU and private investment to expand its IoT satellite network. The funding comes from the European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund), the EU’s innovation agency, which has a €278 million Innovation Fund.

7 Tips for Building a Strong, Vibrant Network

This is going to be BIG.

I was speaking at Internet Week yesterday on networking and so I wanted to gather some of my thoughts. I have a huge network of people here and it's probably the thing I get valled out the most for--and complimented on. Building my network is something that comes naturally to me, but it's also something I put a lot of hard work into. These people are bad for you, bad for your network, and take steps to avoid them is a net positive.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks? We have been using social networks for 25+ years. Social Networking in Web 1.0. Social Networking in Web 2.0. Modern Social Networking.

Archer Aviation aims to launch network of urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024

TechCrunch

Archer Aviation, the electric aircraft startup that recently announced a deal to go public via a merger with a blank-check company, plans to launch a network of its urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024.

Update: Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $18 million

TechCrunch

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself.

Impact Hub Recife leaves global network

Impact Hub

After six years of collaboration, the global Impact Hub Network and Impact Hub Recife are now parting ways. Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 16,500 members in 100+ locations across the globe. This shift in strategy separates from the core mission of the Impact Hub network and points us in two different trajectories, so we believe it has come the time for us to part ways.

Women Need to Loosen Up (Their Networks!)

This is going to be BIG.

There was a comment made in the crowd about why women seem to lag men when it comes to networking. The comment, made by a female, was essentially that women look to build and rely on deeper relationships and are less likely to use their loose connections for networking. Neither reached out, but both were aware that I was around and were either following me on various social networks or knew what I was up to.

Expand your network to add diversity to investment deal flow

Innovation 2 Enterprise

“The biggest problem, not just in Oklahoma but around this entire country,” he said, “is the idea of broken networks or the lack of networks for people of color. Expand your own network. By Scott Meacham.