Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It is mind-boggling how much time and money is invested in “strategy” at many companies—with some larger organizations even hiring a full-time person or team to oversee “strategy and innovation.” Leadership Women Entrepreneurs culture Empower Limited EO Tanzania miranda naiman strateg

4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education

Venture Well

The post 4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell. We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow's entrepreneurs about ethics.

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital.

8 Tips To Improve Your Healthy Living Strategy

Startup Grind

Healthy living strategy comes with a smart plan too, you just need to focus on your pain points. But, once again - healthy living strategy is something that we all should focus on. Why Should Healthy Living Strategy Be Your Call To Action? Health Healthcare Strategy

The Fundamentals of Talking "Exit Strategy" with Investors

Dream It

At the seed stage, talking about exit strategy always seems a bit premature, even presumptuous. But this topic is always in the back of mind for VCs and other investors, so it’s important to formulate a plan around the topic, even if those exit strategies might change as you grow your startup.

Hustle As Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

In 1986, Amar Bhide wrote “ Hustle as Strategy ” for the Harvard Business Review. It’s not a powerful new strategy that a new leader infuses into the organization. What differentiates the best banks from the middle of the pack aren’t differentiated financial products or novel go-to-market strategies or new insights into the market. Great execution is a winning strategy.

Foundations, Philanthropy + Entrepreneurship: How to Capitalize Entrepreneurial Strategies

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What role do foundations play in entrepreneurship—and how do they measure success? Entrepreneurial Communities Best Practices

New Ways to Leverage Innovation: Activate CSR Strategies

UBI Global

The post New Ways to Leverage Innovation: Activate CSR Strategies appeared first on UBI Global. How to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) We know that innovation is top of mind for businesses looking to stay competitive.

Embracing Your Community as a Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I believe this strategy has paid off in spades. 5 years ago I sat at our annual meeting bored beyond belief. It wasn’t just that I have ADD making boring meetings excruciatingly painful – it was that the format was tired, unimaginative, uninspiring and not very useful.

Strategies for Scaling Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life

Smart Hustle Magazine

Michele is also the President & CEO of Ruiz Strategies. Scaling Strategies . The post Strategies for Scaling Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

It’s important in aligning internal strategy, communicating with others, talking with partner, recruiting and, yes, raising VC. We have followed this strategy for 15 years. Our next fund will follow the same strategy. So make sure you have a solid PR strategy.

Instagram influencer marketing strategies -10 ways to drive sales for ecommerce

Startup Grind

If you have an ecommerce or B2C product you should be investing in using paid social advertising and influencer marketing strategies to gain brand awareness, traffic or sales.

10 Books on Persuasion and Negotiation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

BARGAINING FOR ADVANTAGE: NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES FOR REASONABLE PEOPLE. Readers will find informative presentations in this workbook, including charts, forms, worksheets and case studies where one can personalize and outline his strategies for negotiations.

Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)

Both Sides of the Table

I recommend you read Fred Wilson’s recent blog post about the need for a well articulated business strategy before pushing a particular business model. I guess this is the ultimate definition of implementing a business model when you’re not clear on strategy!

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Fortunately, recent research in these fields shows how you can use pragmatic strategies to address these dangerous judgment errors in your professional life. BUSINESS GROWTH LEADERSHIP PEOPLE/STAFF STRATEGY confirmation bias denial denying reality Dr. Gleb Tsipursky EGRIP

MakeSpace Raises an Additional $17.5 million and Unveils Strategy to Make Public Storage the Next Blockbuster Video

Both Sides of the Table

Strategy. I’m a stickler for focus, being efficient with capital and building out operational excellence, so our strategy initially was very constrained. MakeSpace , the leading provider of next-generation storage for consumers, today announced an additional $17.5

Investors, your board, and you: Who controls strategy?

Berkonomics

You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work. Business plans rarely survive market contact.

Investors, your board, and you: Who controls strategy?

Berkonomics

You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work. Business plans rarely survive market contact.

How to Create a Killer Go-to-Market Strategy 

Dream It

Founders often make the mistake of talking about marketing or sales tactics when asked about their go to market strategy. post on the topic, a go to market strategy is “a tactical action plan that outlines the steps necessary to succeed in a new market or with a new customer.

[OurCrowd in Calcalist] Strategies, Opportunities, and Challenges the Israeli Tech Industry Faces

OurCrowd

The post [OurCrowd in Calcalist] Strategies, Opportunities, and Challenges the Israeli Tech Industry Faces appeared first on OurCrowd.

There are Only 3 Pricing Strategies for Your Startup

Tomasz Tunguz

Or any question that instills less confidence than, “How did you derive your pricing strategy?” ” Many times, startups replicate and tune competitors’ pricing strategies. A partner at Simon-Kucher partners, the pre-eminent pricing consultancy, he argues in Monetizing Innovation that there are only three pricing strategies startups should pursue: Maximization, Penetration and Skimming. A bottoms-up strategy lends itself to penetration pricing.

Behind the scenes: The challenges of building an EdTech startup

Startup Grind

StartupGrindStartups Best Practices Education StrategyAre you thinking about building the next big thing in EdTech? Well, I have to say that the journey is really amusing but extremely challenging at the same time! Many have tried to revolutionize education and failed.

The 3 Different Strategies of Venture Funds

Tomasz Tunguz

Typically, VCs adopt primarily one of three strategies with a fund [1]: Small fund , small ownership positions, many investments in markets that will consistently generate sub-$100M acquisitions. But at the core of the venture business are these three fundamental investment strategies.

Is the Marketing Strategy not important in a business plan when pitching to VCs?

Gust

Marketing strategy actually is quite important to most investors. The bottom line is that if no one shows up to buy or use your product, it doesn’t matter one whit how cool or great or innovative it is. And investors do not like top-down projections (“we’ll get a 10% market share…”). They very much want to see how you are going to get your first customer, and your second, and your third. original post can be found on Quora @ [link] *.

Have VCs Changed Their Seed Investment Strategies?

Tomasz Tunguz

Starting in late 2015 through the first quarter of 2016, founders have shifted their seed fundraising strategies toward a single investor. Seeds led by a single investor have increased by 50% in these trailing six months. How much of this trend is due to greater participation of venture capitalists investing in the seed market? The chart above plots the number of seeds rounds by year. Rounds with VC participation are marked in blue, and those without VCs in red.

The Keys to Developing an Effective Enterprise Sales Strategy

Dream It

We recently teamed up with HubSpot and Agathos ( Dreamit HealthTech F2018) to host a webinar focused on teaching startups how to develop an effective enterprise sales strategy.

Military Strategy Applied to Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

OODA was a technique coined by John Boyd, one of the leading military thinkers of the last 100 years, based on the German’s Blitzkrieg-style warfare which prioritized speed and surprise over the traditional win, hold and grind attrition techniques of trench warfare. After @pmarca tweeted about the concept, I read one of the books on the topic called Certain to Win.

Why We Invested in CLEAR

Revolution

biometrics business-strategy venture-capital transportation securityIn 1989, the second part of the blockbuster Back to the Future trilogy introduced a version of 2015 where individuals could use fingerprints to unlock doors, pay for taxis, and make donations to save broken clock towers.

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

abovethecrowd.com

The most dangerous strategy for any platform company is to price too high – to charge a greedy and overzealous rake that could serve to undermine the whole point of having a platform in the first place.

Think like a general! Create strategies and tactics now.

Berkonomics

The structure combined the listing of the goal with a series of strategies and then tactics, each designed to support each other, each measurable and made public throughout the organization. What is a strategy?

A Crypto-Trading Uber Driver and a Billionaire's Spat over Candy - On The Importance of Sticking to Your Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

Irrespective of your point of view, the crucial lesson in all this - whether you’re a venture capitalist, crypto-buying Uber driver, or billionaire private equity buyer - stick to your strategy. At Redpoint’s annual investor meeting earlier this year, I quipped, “The day-trading taxi drivers of the dotcom era have been replaced by crypto-trading Uber drivers.”

The Optimal Seed Round Strategy - Timing and Size

Tomasz Tunguz

No optimization of fundraising strategy or timing can obviate that requirement, especially not in today’s environment. About one third of US startups that raise a seed round raise a Series A. The larger the seed investment, the greater the odds the company successfully raises the next round. A $500,000 seed round results in a series A 20% of the time, while $1.5M seed increases the chances to 30%, an increase of half.

3 Top-Paying MBA Concentrations in 2018

Startup Grind

Strategy In large part, strategy is such a financially rewarding focus of study in the United States because the most prestigious consulting firms are actively seeking candidates who have expertise in this specialization. Education Management Strategy Technology

Incubation is the right model for a “Grow Your Own” strategy (Part Two)

Carol Lauffer

In the last blog, the importance of a “Grow Your Own” strategy was discussed. But, which entrepreneurial support model is the best one to deploy when pursuing a “Grow Your Own” strategy and aiming to start and retain homegrown businesses? Incubation (in an incubator facility) is the best model (versus accelerators). Basically, a combination of the incubation process and the length of time that a company spends in an incubator help to retain homegrown businesses.

Five Things I've Learned about Content Marketing Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

I hope they are useful for anyone designing or redesigning a content marketing strategy. Content marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools startups can employ. Blogs are powerful drivers of awareness and creators of purchasing intent which ultimately lead to new customers, new employees or other new opportunities. This is doubly true as buyers are educating themselves before contacting sales teams to a far greater extent than ever.

The Three Dimensions of Content Marketing Strategy for Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

If I were asked to create a content marketing strategy for a person or a business from scratch, I would craft a strategy with three dimensions: customer segments, customer lifecycle stage and content type. Content marketing efforts must reflect the core strategy of the business and prioritize the most important few segments. Content Types: Great content marketing strategy should leverage all of the available tools to maximize success.

In All Its Forms: Ford’s VP of Inclusive Economies Talks Strategy

Forward Cities

The post In All Its Forms: Ford’s VP of Inclusive Economies Talks Strategy appeared first on Forward Cities. Instagram

The Four Factors to Consider When Developing Your Startup's Pricing Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

What is the optimal pricing strategy for a start up? Price - Expensify employs a penetration pricing plan, using freemium strategy to build groundswell within organizations and ultimately close the entire company as a customer. Product The product is built with this strategy in mind, and differentiates itself in the market with the friendliest user experience in the market, which is how the product will initially be evaluated by these ultimate evangelists.

The Three Churn Mitigation Strategies of SaaS Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

Each strategy requires different levels of investment but achieves similar results. These strategies are often deployed in addition to a customer success team , which require their own investment. For each strategy, I show the investment required to offset revenue churn. Strategy 1: New Customer Acquisition. Strategy 2: Account Growth. Strategy 3: Organic Growth. The Organic Growth strategy is likely most efficient but necessitates tradeoffs.

Here’s the test: Can you create 5 strategies and 5 tactics to achieve your goal?

Berkonomics

In past weeks, we explored the need for a tangible goal and strategies that are measurable as steps toward achievement of your goal. Today, we explore how to create tactics to accompany each strategy, and even suggest a number of tactics to consider for each strategy.

[Kenna Security in Forbes] How To Choose The Right Tech Vendor: 13 Strategies For Small Businesses

OurCrowd

The post [Kenna Security in Forbes] How To Choose The Right Tech Vendor: 13 Strategies For Small Businesses appeared first on OurCrowd.

There seems to be a lack of long-term investment in startups. Why is the 3-5 year exit strategy more desirable than a 10-20+ year timeframe?

Gust

Precisely because seed stage investments in private startup companies are NOT Warren Buffet’s types of investments. Early venture and angel investments are much, much riskier than Buffett’s, with more than half of them typically failing completely and losing the entire investment. As such, the returns on an early stage portfolio typically come from only one or two investments out of every ten.

[CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Launches CRE Strategy Dashboards for Risk, Competition and Opportunities

OurCrowd

The post [CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Launches CRE Strategy Dashboards for Risk, Competition and Opportunities appeared first on OurCrowd.