How to Make Better Reference Calls

Both Sides of the Table

Reference calls. Ask for at least 5 references. As your candidate for at least 5 references. Don’t worry about the fact that these are the references that the candidate has hand-picked – that’s part of the process. Call each of the 5 references looking for “glowing” feedback. You should expect to get glowing references unless the candidate has told you in advance something like, “Look, I’m listing Susan as a reference.

HiPeople picks up $3M seed to automate reference checks

TechCrunch

HiPeople , a HR tech startup based in Berlin that wants to automate the reference checking process, has raised $3 million in seed funding. HiPeople says the investment will be used to support growth so that more recruiters can hire remotely using automated reference checks.

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Be Honest on VC Reference Calls

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A friend of mine running a very successful company found himself conflicted over an upcoming reference call. Reference calls to potential limited partners seemingly have no upside to founders. The same goes for VC references by other founders--which I hope founders are asking for. I've been running group reference calls around the fundraising for Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.

How Do You Reference Check a VC?

Both Sides of the Table

How do you then reference check your VC to be sure that you’ve chosen a good firm and partner? First, I would say that most entrepreneurs do almost no reference checks or at least do them very informally. This list is the equivalent of the reference list that you’d give your VC (or any other potential employer if you’re interviewing for a job). Happy reference checking. This is part of my ongoing series on Raising Venture Capital.

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Why it’s Critical That you Reference Check Your VC

Both Sides of the Table

How do you then reference check your VC to be sure that you’ve chosen a good firm and partner? Get a reference list - Most entrepreneurs do almost no reference checks or at least do them very informally. Don’t stop at the list they give you – This list is the equivalent of the reference list that you’d give your VC (or any other potential employer if you’re interviewing for a job). This can be a great source for reference checking.

How Trade References Can Help Your Startup Get Financing

StartupNation

Trade references can help you jumpstart the process of building business credit while helping your startup improve cash flow. You can build your credit several ways , but one of the easiest ways to get started is with trade references. What are trade references?

Anatomy of a Reference Check

Tomasz Tunguz

Reference checks are part and parcel of the VC diligence process and most hiring processes. Types of References. I find it’s valuable to speak to references who have worked with the candidate in different roles. Reference Check Outline. At this point, I’m also looking to establish whether referencer will provide a balanced reference. Or other tips on reference checks

[Ossio in Today’s Medical Developments] Laboratory blood glucose reference analyzer; Compression screw portfolio gets clearance

OurCrowd

The post [Ossio in Today’s Medical Developments] Laboratory blood glucose reference analyzer; Compression screw portfolio gets clearance appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. OSSIO Inc.’s s OSSIOfiber compression screw portfolio received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.

Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions?

Venture Well

In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, we put together a quick-reference guide on the role IP rights play in innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions? appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems E-Team entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education innovation startup

Meet the man empowering young leaders by starting with their computer repairs

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When I would meet potential clients, I knew I was having an impact because they would mention lessons they’d learned from my sessions and reference how they helped them. I continually reference these tools, techniques and logistics of a project starting from the beginning to the end.

Seraf Toolbox: Impact Investing Due Diligence Report Template

The Seraf Compass

Here, for your reference, is our Impact Investing Due Diligence Report Template. We’ve published a fair amount about due diligence and being a deal lead.

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

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Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

They collaborate and refer to those that play their specific role. People here are incredibly willing to help, to introduce and refer. References by startups to Australian customers and competitors don’t resonate with US investors and corporates unless they know them. Startups need to refer to US customers and competitors in their pitch wherever possible.

The Secret to Creativity Is Not What You Think

CO.STARTERS

To reach that place of calm, go through a process that Shelley refers to as S.T.O.P. . “It’s What do you get when you cross an entrepreneur, an angel investor, and a psychologist? You get our latest guest in our Straight Talk With Starters series—Dr. Shelley Prevost of The Big Self School.

What's BitClout? Late Night Conversations With Myself

OnStartups

Me : Well, actually referred to in the biz as $dharmesh, kind of like a stock ticker symbol. By the way it feels weird to refer to you as a ticker symbol, but I guess that makes sense. finally using "fewer" when referring to discrete vs. continuous amounts -- yay grammar!).

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

CO.STARTERS

That way, I can refer people to the program that will best suit their particular needs.”. “If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area. Awaiting the Denver starter is a sequence of programming designed to streamline the success of each entrepreneur—no matter where they come from, what resources are at their disposal, or what their abilities are. .

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

CO.STARTERS

That way, I can refer people to the program that will best suit their particular needs.”. “If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area.

AppHarvest is now APPH: Rise of the Rest’s First Publicly Traded Company

Revolution

I used to joke that the company moves at “the speed of Jonathan,” referring to the founder’s incredible impatience with the status quo. On February 1st, the AppHarvest team?—?led led by Founder & CEO Jonathan Webb ?—?rang

Addressing the Gaps: Auckland University of Technology // Auckland, New Zealand

CO.STARTERS

The gap she is referring to is the absence of a practical, real-world entrepreneurship program beyond the basics of a college finance course and short of the demanding tech accelerators that tend to appear by the dozen in large cities. “There is a gap in Auckland that we are trying to fill.”

Tips for forming ethical business partnerships

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Get references. You should consider references on behavior, performance, or work ethics. Just as you would compile references and work samples for future employees, you can consider doing your research into customer reviews, past partnerships, and business policies. Throughout your leadership journey, know that you are not alone.

A Weird and Wacky Approach To Angel Investing

OnStartups

Or references. An Odd Start To My Angel Investing. I started my first company at around the age of 24. It was called Pyramid Digital Solutions and it was a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) company in the financial services vertical.

Funding Friday: The $1k project

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

If you decide to participate, you will be asked who referred you. This is the fourth funding friday blog post in which I’ve suggested good causes to contribute to during this pandemic. March 20th – restaurant workers. March 27th – health care protective gear. April 3rd – feeding people in need. Today, I would like to highlight The 1k project.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

Your historical trading information including financials and a “customer file” which shows the history of your transactions so that investors can run “cohort” analyses Customer reference, personal references, key team members, compensation, cap table, stock option plan, etc. Reference Calls I do the exact same for reference calls. Many times I’ve been asked for the names of references only to find that they were never called or only 1–2 were called.

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Welcome to Bloxburg, public investors

TechCrunch

As Roblox began to trade today, the company’s shares shot above its reference price of $45 per share. per share, up just over 60% from the reference price that it announced last night. At $45 per share, Roblox’s direct listing reference price, the company was worth $29.1

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

CO.STARTERS

That way, I can refer people to the program that will best suit their particular needs.”. “If you’re starting up, start here.” . This is The Commons on Champa’s invitation to underserved leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Denver area. Awaiting the Denver starter is a sequence of programming designed to streamline the success of each entrepreneur—no matter where they come from, what resources are at their disposal, or what their abilities are. .

What entrepreneurs need to know about unconscious bias

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Unconscious, or implicit, bias refers to the underlying attitudes or beliefs about other individuals or groups, based on identity traits, outside our own conscious awareness. By Jewelle Saunders.

How to Build a Successful Partnership in Work and Life

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Jamie and I adopted CliftonStrengths and refer to it often in our communication, both at home and at work. Contributed by Katty Douraghy, president at Artisan Creative , a member of EO San Franciso and the MyEO Women of EO Champion. .

Deep Dive Mini Series: Prepping an Entrepreneur for a Deep Dive Meeting with Investors

The Seraf Compass

As most angels know, a lot of investors refer to this kind of meeting as a “deep dive meeting If you are helping an entrepreneur raise money, there is no way you are going to avoid one or more “deep dive” meetings.

How entrepreneurs benefit from ‘Alien Thinking’

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Most innovation models refer to the final stage of the process as “execution” or “implementation”–making it sound very straightforward. Entrepreneurial success hinges on generating breakthrough ideas. But we have cognitive biases that keep us stuck in well-worn patterns of thinking.

#1 Put entrepreneurs front and center

CO.STARTERS

We have a partner network of approximately 240 entrepreneur support organizations and refer founders directly to them. This article was co-authored by Anika Horn and Enoch Elwell. As ecosystem builders, we are committed to serving the entrepreneurs in our communities.

5 Tips for Improving Your Startup Deal Flow

Onevest

Refer Deals to Others Just because you aren’t interested in a particular deal doesn’t mean it won’t be a hit with someone else. Respond Respond when others refer you deals. You might not love every one of them, but they won’t keep referring if all they get is crickets. By Tim Houghten For 1000 Angels , the private investor network that connect startups with investors, deal flow is critical.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When inquiring about their experience, you should request references from previous employers. Additionally, talking to the candidates’ references will give you an idea if the person is an independent and reliable worker—both critical traits for somebody working from home. .

Angel Syndication for Deal Leads: Three Syndication Traps to Avoid

The Seraf Compass

After exhausting friends and family money, most startups are financed using a process that we investors refer to as “syndication.” Finding investors and raising enough money to fill a round is something many entrepreneurs and their deal leads have to endure.

Defending your organization from misinformation with neuroscience

Entrepreneurs' Organization

That refers to our tendency to look for and interpret information in ways that conform to our prior beliefs, intuitions, feelings, desires and preferences, as opposed to the facts. Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. .

What does it take to go carbon neutral as a business?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Carbon neutrality , often referred to as “CO2-neutrality” or “net-zero carbon,” is the balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. .

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Return/Hybrid/Remote

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

They both reference the writing of Dror Poleg on this topic so I will link to his blog as well. With vaccinations topping 90mm doses in the US and upwards of 75mm doses likely to be injected into arms in the US in March, many companies are starting to think about what a return to the office might look like this summer and fall.

The Education Transformation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

That may also be a useful reference, maybe at the start of the presentation. Back in March 2009, USV hosted an event called Hacking Education. It was the beginning of our effort to invest in the transformation of the education sector. A few weeks ago, USV held its annual meeting, roughly 15 years after we closed our first fund. And our partner Rebecca gave a presentation on our eduction portfolio, which is now one of the strongest parts of our entire portfolio.