500’s Past & Present: Betting on International Startups

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The post 500’s Past & Present: Betting on International Startups appeared first on 500 Startups. In 2010, 500 Startups started as a new kind of venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with a contrarian belief that talent can come from anywhere in the world. Back then, very few venture capital firms in the valley were focused on much outside of our collection of cities within the San Francisco Bay area. ”If

How to Nail a Group Presentation

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Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs. So I thought I’d write a piece on how not to suck when you give a presentation. – No great presentation can be delivered like a conversation. Tell a story – Every great presentation tells a story.

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mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit

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That presents an interesting opportunity not just for the biggies like Zoom, Google and Microsoft, but also players who are building entirely new platfroms from the ground up. Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?)

Mentors, Presenters, and Judges from Shutterstock, Upsie, and M.M.LaFleur Join the Lineup at LaunchPad Propel

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On the heels of announcing h eadline speakers from Plated, The Muse, and Warby Parker, industry leading entrepreneurs from Shutterstock, Upsie, M.M.LaFleur and more have also committed to participating as mentors, presenters, and judges at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Propel this November. Narie Foster, Co-Founder of M.M.LaFleur, and Entrepreneur in Residence at the MIT NYC Startup Studio (Presenter).

Advanced batteries driving our present AND our future

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Any time you have space that is occupied less of the time or where people don’t need to be present,” Johnson said, “there will be a greater need for remote monitoring. By Scott Meacham.

Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

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Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. It’s any meeting where you are in a small room and are being called on to present on some form of overhead slides. Sit closest to the projector – Many times a week I have entrepreneurs who do presentations for me and often I’m with some or all of my colleagues. From witnessing all of these presentations I can tell you that there is a right place and a wrong place to sit.

How to Run Better Presentations & Improve Results

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I sit through a lot of presentations. Understand Personality Types – One of the benefits of working for a big company (Accenture) was that we had lots of speakers come in and train us in topics like leadership, creativity, presentations, strategy, etc. The idea is that in a meeting you need to quickly suss out what type of individual you are presenting to. This is really important as extroverts like to have the answers presented to them up front.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Most people suck at presenting to big groups. It’s a shame because the ability to nail these presentations at key conferences can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to influence journalists, business partners, potential employees, customers and VCs. But their presentations were not well prepared, not well delivered and lacking in a compelling story that captured the imagination of the audience (or me). Tell a story – Every great presentation tells a story.

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As an investor, what is the worst presentation that you have seen?

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The presenter is not a naturally talented speaker, has never been taught how to present, and/or hasn’t practiced the presentation. Blowing only one of the three generally merits the presenter at least a respectful response and discussion (although if it’s a case of #1, then there obviously will not be an investment.) Power Pitches bad investor pitch presentation worst I’ve written on this topic previously, including David S.

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[PRESS RELEASE] OURCROWD AND SALT TO PRESENT SALT TALKS: PANDEMIC VENTURE INVESTMENT SERIES

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The post [PRESS RELEASE] OURCROWD AND SALT TO PRESENT SALT TALKS: PANDEMIC VENTURE INVESTMENT SERIES appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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

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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 ). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. This version is the shorter, ADHD version. If you came here via a direct link you might want to check out the more detailed full version on my blog, which is here.

How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck

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I believe in this so much that, despite my post advising you to be prepared for the *norm* in VC, I wrote a post about a company that came in for a presentation and never even got the slides out or presented a demo. The “Triple Play&# of VC Presentations. Be ready to map your presentation to their preferred method. And he / she wants to hear how you really think, not the presentation you’ve memorized. Present from the user’s point-of-view.

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Managing Your Startup Board?—?A Short Presentation

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A Short Presentation I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the Khosla Ventures CEO Summit this week in Sausalito. If you filibuster through long presentations then as a board we walk away understanding your company better but you don’t walk away with any real value. Below is the full presentation embedded. Managing Your Startup Board?—?A

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As an investor, what is the worst presentation that you have seen?

Gust

The presenter is not a naturally talented speaker, has never been taught how to present, and/or hasn’t practiced the presentation. Blowing only one of the three generally merits the presenter at least a respectful response and discussion (although if it’s a case of #1, then there obviously will not be an investment.) Power Pitches bad investor pitch presentation worst I’ve written on this topic previously, including David S.

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Food To Eat Founder, Deepti Sharma, Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference

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The post Food To Eat Founder, Deepti Sharma, Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray. As a mother and business owner, Deepti Sharma is passionate about policies that support and enhance mothers and entrepreneurs. Her company, Food to Eat specializes in connecting immigrant, women and minority-owned food vendors to opportunities for growth.

OURCROWD & EMIRATES ANGELS PRESENT INTRODUCTION TO THE UAE TECH INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE (ONLINE EVENT: OCT. 13, 2020)

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The post OURCROWD & EMIRATES ANGELS PRESENT INTRODUCTION TO THE UAE TECH INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE (ONLINE EVENT: OCT. Watch the recording here: (Link will be live shortly after the event). Speakers: – H.E.

Going Back In Time To Understand The Present

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Recount Media is doing some of the finest reporting on the presidential race right now. This 2 minute 16 second video goes back over Mike Bloomberg’s debate appearances in his time as NYC’s Mayor and shows how many of the questions he faces now were in fact questions he faced back then. It’s interesting to watch this and see if we see some of the same responses this evening. Please don’t take this blog post as an endorsement of Mike Bloomberg.

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How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole

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Information Asymmetry - The biggest problem that presenters face in large (5+ people) is information asymmetry. You come into a meeting where your sponsor (the person who invited you to present to the partners) knows a lot about you and the rest of the room may have varying degrees of knowledge. Also, you might be presenting your telecom company to a 6-person team where 3 people are telecom experts and the other 3 have only superficial knowledge.

The Future of Television Presentation

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I will write way more details about this in the coming months but I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at my presentation for today. if there are typos in the presentation don’t bust my chops. I will be giving a speech today on The Future of Television at the PaidContent conference in LA. Future of TV. Feel free to leave comments and we can have a discussion about the topic in the Disqus comments section. (if

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How to Present and Answer Questions in a Team Presentation or VC Pitch

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I sit through a lot of presentations. These range from companies pitching me to portfolio companies presenting at board meetings. Each of these scenarios has a team presenting. Some CEO’s are masters at communicating when team members are present. As the person receiving the presentation you are thinking in your mind, “Why don’t you just let them speak for themselves?”

The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit

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I don’t really want to tell you about his presentation because it was such a masterpiece, so profound & insightful that I’d urge you just to watch it yourself. link] The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

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This Saturday morning I’ll be giving the keynote presentation on “ The Future of Social Networking.&# (unfortunately they didn’t give this event it’s own URL so this link should only work until the day of the event.) Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) Series (Wed, 13th Oct – Palo Alto) - Many of you will be familiar with Stanford’s annual ETL series and I feel honored to have been invited by Steve Blank to present this year.

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Marketing Presentation from Blue Glass Conference

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I talked about these topics in this presentation. I recently spoke at the Blue Glass conference on the topic of marketing. I’ll write up some thoughts in a blog post format soon. I’ve been spending time looking at marketing conversion metrics at portfolio companies lately. We’ve been testing things like: How do Facebook “Likes” perform relative to FB ads that drive you directly to a web page. How do brand pages convert relative to the Timeline.

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How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

Startup Grind

For international founders, it's especially important that you attack a large market, and really think about how to present that market as large. Consequently, when pitching your startup you need to present the biggest vision you can. Fund Raising Funding International Investment Prepare Presentations relationships StoriesWhen I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders.

[DarioHealth in Yahoo Finance] DarioHealth Announces Poster Presentation at the Virtual Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 2020 Annual Conference

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Nasdaq: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, today announced that an emerging science industry poster has been accepted for presentation at the virtual Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 2020 Annual Conference, Read more here.

Watch replay of Tulsa Collab virtual presentation on COVID-19 resources

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If you missed this morning’s Facebook live presentation on COVID-19 Efforts and Resources for Entrepreneurs, you can watch the replay here. The presentation was organized and hosted by i2E’s Malachi Blankenship. News Facebook live Malachi Blankenship

Join me at Alpha Innovation Required conference, Sep. 18-19, NYC

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The highlight is the presentations given by 20 emerging AlphaTech companies that AIR hand-picks to present. Since inception, of the 85 companies invited to present, 30 have raised nearly $1.5 billion, and 12 have been acquired for more than $6 billion in aggregate since presenting at the AIR Summit. DisruptInvesting New York Presentations and Conferences Public Equities Venture Capital

[OurCrowd CEO in The Jerusalem Post] OurCrowd and SALT present coronavirus venture investment series

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The post [OurCrowd CEO in The Jerusalem Post] OurCrowd and SALT present coronavirus venture investment series appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Are You Present?

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, I was chatting with an old friend who after I told her how busy and ragged I sometimes felt, she asked me, “Are you present?” The end of a year is a good time to reflect on being present. ” To which I immediately replied, “At work?” ” And she laughed, and said, “I meant at home, but I have my answer!” ” The conversation reminded me of a man at Google named Chade-Meng Tan.

In Defense of the Deck

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My partners and I have noticed an interesting trend over the past few years: an increase in the number of entrepreneurs who prefer to pitch us without the use of a presentation deck. Others want to appear “casual” and “conversational” and view the presentation as overly formal. Can you raise money without a standard slide presentation? The purpose of a presentation deck is to enable entrepreneurs to effectively tell the story of their business.

The Art of the Pitch

Guy Kawasaki

Bring two laptops loaded up with your presentation. Bring a copy of your presentation on a USB drive. Bring printouts of your presentation in case nothing works. Finally, ask, “May I quickly go through my presentation and handle questions at the end?”. To use an aviation analogy, the presentation feels like a 747 rumbling along for two miles. During presentations every time Bill said something, the little man would whisper, “So what?”

Junk Removal Mogul Josh Cohen Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference

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The post Junk Removal Mogul Josh Cohen Presents at Smart Hustle Growth Conference appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray. Junk removal is a messy business, but profitable if you do it right. Franchising is a great way to expand one's business, if you have the staff and infrastructure in place to manage the franchise part of your business. Josh Cohen, founder of Junk Luggers is doing both and his company is GROWING.

[OncoHost in PR Newswire] OncoHost to Present Data on Predicting Host Response to Immunotherapy at the MAP 2020 Virtual Congress – ESMO

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The post [OncoHost in PR Newswire] OncoHost to Present Data on Predicting Host Response to Immunotherapy at the MAP 2020 Virtual Congress – ESMO appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

[Intuition Robotics in CTech] Late Stage VC Qumra Presents Annual 10 Promising Israeli Startups List

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The post [Intuition Robotics in CTech] Late Stage VC Qumra Presents Annual 10 Promising Israeli Startups List appeared first on OurCrowd. Israel-based robotic companion startup Intuition Robotics Ltd. develops artificial intelligence-based robotic digital companions that can be customized to users’ unique needs. Read more here. News Center Consumer Hardware Consumer HW enterprise sw intuition intuition robotics portfolio news

[Morphisec in PRWeb] Morphisec CTO Michael Gorelik Presenting at CyberSecurity International Symposium

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I’m excited to present at the CyberSecurity International Symposium to help others gain a better understanding of how to prevent advanced and zero-day attacks.”. The post [Morphisec in PRWeb] Morphisec CTO Michael Gorelik Presenting at CyberSecurity International Symposium appeared first on OurCrowd. “At Morphisec, my team and I have been uncovering how these threat actors are remaining undetected.

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[Virgin Hyperloop One in CompositesWorld] Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Congress

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on June 26 to present its technology to members of Congress and federal stakeholders at its event “Hyperloop On The Hill,” as the company continues to broaden support of its new transportation technology. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in CompositesWorld] Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO, Los Angeles,Calif.) visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

Guy Kawasaki

This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal. The majority of the presentations that I see have text in a ten point font. Books Entrepreneurship Pitching and Presenting Venture Capital Pitching