May, 2022

The Founder Resolve

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Investing in founder-led businesses is comforting to me. They have the ability to see the forest through the trees and do what is necessary to evolve the business. Two great examples of this are Microsoft in the mid 90s and Facebook a decade ago.

Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship

Source Link

On Thursday, April 21, SourceLink hosted Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship , a webinar on strategies for growing rural communities through entrepreneurship-led economic development.

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5 steps to avoid cybersecurity complacency

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While you’re likely aware of the dangers of an unprotected IT system, it’s easy to think that a cyberattack or data theft won’t ever happen to you.

Should You Take Money from Investors Who Don't Share Your Values?

This is going to be BIG.

For most founders, fundraising is a struggle. Only a small minority of people are born into the kinds of connections and life paths to provide them instant access to capital. The rest have to work super hard to create access for themselves, build trust and win investors over.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

A KPI for Corporate Innovation: The Valuation Index

Paul G. Silva

Leaders of global corporations are under intense pressure to grow their valuation by hitting aggressive revenue, margin, and EBITDA targets. Acquirers pay a valuation premium on recurring, high-margin, and high-growth product revenue.

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Tech Year NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Tech:NYC is launching a new initiative, Tech Year NYC , which helps young people from underrepresented backgrounds get access to careers in NYC’s fast-growing tech sector. Tech Year NYC is a rollup of several existing city programs into a single point of entry and engagement for tech companies and students. The idea is to make it easier for local tech companies to engage with this population and easier for the students to get access to these pathways to jobs.

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses. By Shannon Courtney. To preserve and protect the Earth for our communities, we must make a collective investment to ensure that generations of global citizens have access to clean and healthy environments.

Top 10 Aha! moments from GLC 2022 in DC

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Ethan King , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member who has served in many leadership roles within EO, including chapter president of EO Atlanta.

Angel Investing by the Numbers: Valuation, Capitalization and Startup Economics

The Seraf Compass

In the sport of Major League Baseball, the greatest hitters are those who get a hit just one out of every three times at bat and a home run 5 or 6 times out of 100 at bats.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

The Stock Dive: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market

This is going to be BIG.

I’ve been asked by portfolio companies and plenty of others about how they should be changing their strategy given the stock market pullback and what they’ve been hearing on “VC twitter”.

This Entrepreneur Shares Key Takeaways from Launching Her Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Brand

StartupNation

As a child, I watched my mother’s generation attempt direct-to-consumer business in a, shall we say, clunky fashion. They held Tupperware parties and loaded up the car with Avon deliveries. Before I knew what direct-to-consumer was, I wasn’t interested.

Getting Together In Person

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week we held USV’s annual Portfolio Summit here in NYC. Every year we invite the leaders of our portfolio companies to come to NYC and spend a couple of days with us and each other. However, we were not able to do that in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first Portfolio Summit since 2019.

Luna Brothers, Inc.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

4 steps to creating a standout marketing binder for conferences and trade shows

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Vladimir Gendelman, an EO Detroit member and founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. , an award-winning online printing company that has helped over 5,000 businesses print more than 20 million presentation folders. The company made the Inc.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, Mindset Ventures

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the fifth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting fund investors. Daniel Ibri is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Mindset Ventures, which invests in early-stage startups from Israel and USA.

Revolution Growth Invests in Team Liquid Parent Company, aXiomatic

Revolution

The esports and gaming startup partners with industry leaders to create best-in-class shared digital experiences for fans and players alike. Meet aXiomatic ?—?the the leading esports and gaming enabler and latest addition to Revolution Growth’s portfolio.

As You Scale Your Business, What Role Will Content Play?

StartupNation

There’s a startup renaissance going on right now, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. 2021 was a record year for U.S. venture capital, with investment nearly doubling year over year and first-time, early stage financings on the rise.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Funding Friday: The $2.5mm Match

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I blogged about the $1k Project For Ukraine a couple of months ago. Since then over 5,000 families in Ukraine have gotten a $1k gift, no strings attached, to help them survive during this crisis. That is $5mm of direct aid to families in Ukraine. Yesterday, Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Slack, tweeted that he and Jen Rubio will be matching another $2.5mm of $1k donations over the next 48 hours, starting at mid-day yesterday. "All”

Why I Quit a $450k Engineering Job at Netflix

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Playing it safe is the riskiest choice of all Golden handcuffs?—?when when you stay at a job that you’d rather quit only for the money. I thought I was going to stay at Netflix forever. Top of market pay. Freedom and responsibility. Unlimited PTO. What more could you ask for?

Banking giant Truist acquires fintech startup Long Game in effort to reach younger demographic

TechCrunch

Truist — one of the nation’s largest financial institutions — has acquired Long Game , a 12-person fintech startup that has raised over $20 million in venture capital, executives have told TechCrunch exclusively. As of June 2021, Charlotte, N.C.-based

10 Financial Decisions Before Starting Your First Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Some people believe that launching a business is stressful. Uncertainty exists no matter how well you plan your to-do list or schedule your time. However, there are two sides to a coin.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Product-Market Fit in Different Capital Environments

Tomasz Tunguz

A founder recently told me he would have built his company differently in another fundraising market.

Why SMBs Shouldn’t Be Afraid of AI

StartupNation

Data overload is a common challenge that unites businesses of all sizes; whether they’re multinational corporations with millions of customer records, or small and medium businesses (SMB) with hundreds of receipts to log.

FIND OUT WHO WILL WIN THIS YEARS’ $50,000 PA WILDS BIG IDEA CONTEST!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

DuBois, PA – In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently sponsored a BIG IDEA contest targeting innovators working in the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation, and even tech-manufacturing.

Why I Regret Trading a Seven-Figure Career for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Entrepreneurs make our world a better place, but this lifestyle isn’t for everyone Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup management-consulting corporate consultant

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.