October, 2021

NYC’s Tech Resurgence (continued)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A few weeks ago, I wrote about NYC’s Tech Resurgence. I observed that NYC continues to develop as one of the world’s leading centers of tech innovation. And then yesterday, I saw this tweet : NYC startups are getting funded at 2/3 the rate of Silicon Valley startups.

How my 15-year side hustle became my lifelong dream

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Maurice Thomas, an EO South Florida member who is one of the Champions of the new EO OneWorld initiative, a membership platform affiliated with EO’s New York chapter which believes that a diverse EO is a stronger EO.


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You’re Not a Genius


A few weeks ago, I was on a Zoom call with a founder. She had just won a global pitch competition with an incredible idea and pitch. We’d been connected through a good friend, and I jumped on the call with no agenda other than to see how I could help her.

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales. Adapted from a blog by Christina Gwira of NOYADESIGNS. We all want to make more sales. There is so much more to having success with your online store than simply having a website.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Join the International Celebration of Makers, Innovators and Job Creators November 8-14

Source Link

Business closures and job losses caused by the pandemic forced thousands of people to reevaluate their lives and career paths. Individuals who had never considered launching a startup began creating businesses out of a combination of necessity and opportunity.

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Tracking Crypto For Taxes

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

For the last ten years, my tax prep on crypto was pretty easy. I have always had a buy and hold mindset and have custodied with Coinbase. So a simple report on Coinbase was all I needed to send to my tax folks. Pretty simple. But as DeFi and NFTs have exploded on the scene, things have gotten more complicated. Swapping, bridging, staking, buying with ETH, SOL, FLOW, yield farming, liquidity mining. Across chains. On hardware wallets. On mobile wallets.

5 Ways brands can play to win on TikTok

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Evan Horowitz, an EO Los Angeles member and a recent guest on EO Wonder podcast. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of Movers+Shakers , a creative agency with a mission to “spread joy by connecting brands to culture.” We asked Evan how brands can leverage the TikTok platform.

Triumph of Innovation: Meet District 2020

UBI Global

Learn more about what’s next for the Triumph of Innovation impact study and the partner already opening its doors to our community When the UBI Global team conceived the idea for a study to examine the effects of the pandemic on the global innovation ecosystem, we wanted a support partner to complement the analysis of […].

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil. By Shannon Courtney.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Measuring Data and Creating Impactful Economic Reports

Source Link

Data captured from the small businesses supported by SourceLink® affiliate organizations provides valuable information for our network to report to their community stakeholders.

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship


In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders.

IRAs and Wealth Creation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A couple of years ago, I wrote about buying crypto in an IRA. I went and did that with an old unused IRA that was sitting in cash and I have 8x’d the value of that IRA in the last 18 months. While my family is fortunate that we don’t have to rely on our IRAs to generate wealth like this, many folks do. Tens of millions of people in the US rely on IRAs to save money tax-free for their retirement.

14 Strategic questions to ask during an internal communications crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Eden Gillott, an EO Accelerator participant in Los Angeles. As president of Gillott Communications , a strategic and crisis communications firm, Eden helps companies protect reputations and build trust.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. But it’s transforming the industry. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

Digital Marketing: Can AI Give Your Business the Breathing Space It Needs?

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Wynn Corliss, Chief Operating Officer at Metigy. Around the US, businesses are turning to digital marketing to connect with their increasingly digital audiences.

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The Fine Print - Deal Terms and Payoff

The Seraf Compass

As the diligence process proceeds towards conclusion, thoughts naturally turn to the terms of the deal. Regardless of whether there is an existing term sheet to review, or a need to negotiate and establish a set of terms for the deal, thought needs to be given to the terms of the deal.

Cyberattacks: Why Cybersecurity Needs to be a Priority for Startups


Cyberattacks are nothing new, but until recently the general consensus in the world of startups and small business was that only big, public companies with plenty of cash, clout and valuable data had to worry about them. That mindset is changing.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

The Mainstreaming Of Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We started looking at crypto ten years ago, starting investing nine years ago, and have had a front-row seat to its development ever since. It has been enlightening, exciting, rewarding, but definitely not mainstream. I think that is changing quickly now and yesterday I saw this tweet: BREAKING: The @NBA and @Coinbase have announced a multiyear partnership that makes Coinbase the exclusive cryptocurrency platform partner of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and USA Basketball.

3 Action steps to bake DEI into your organization’s culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Bryan Adams , the CEO and founder of Ph.Creative , a global employer branding agency. He is a prominent employer brand thought leader as well as an author , podcaster and speaker. They say good things come in threes; diversity, equity and inclusion are no exception.

How Oleg and Andrew Made It Big in the Data Industry in Time of Crisis

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Every cloud has a silver lining. With a bit of creativity, you can transform a crisis into an opportunity. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership entrepreneurship productivity startup technology

infusing sustainability into sports product design: a q&a with Dr. Susan Sokolowski of University of Oregon

Venture Well

Through sustainable sports product design, Dr. Susan Sokolowski helps students create innovations that can protect the environment and transform the sports industry.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product


The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey.

The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters


Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.

Dapper Collectives

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Dapper Labs , creator of CryptoKitties , the Flow Blockchain , and the NBA Top Shot collectible game, is announcing Dapper Collectives today. Dapper Collectives comes by way of an acquisition of Brud , a company that has been developing “community-owned media and collectively built worlds” for the last five years. Dapper Collectives will be led by Trevor McFedries, the founder and CEO of Brud and the co-founder of the FWB DAO. Trevor is also an LP at USV.

My Pandemic Pivot: From 0 to 130

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Amanda Ma, founder and CEO of Innovate Marketing Group and EO Los Angeles member. As entrepreneurs, we go through ups and downs all the time. These ups and downs impact us deeply because we are so close to and personally invested in our businesses.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.