Innovation Indicators

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Tech:NYC is the industry association for NY’s tech sector. They play a number of important roles and one of them is to educate and inform about the impact of the tech sector in NY. To that end, they launched a valuable resource last month called Innovation Indicators.

How to use creative videos to transform email marketing from basic to bustling

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As one of the best marketing channels to connect with audiences and build your brand , email continues to serve as a valuable tool to communicate with potential customers and move them further along your conversion funnel.


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New Year, New Entrepreneurs: Five tips for supporting early-stage entrepreneurs ?

Source Link

Every January, the number of people who Google “how to start a business” jumps to hundreds of searches a day. This year in particular, many of these searches are coming from the millions of Americans who quit their jobs in 2021.

How to Get a VC's Attention at an IRL Event

This is going to be BIG.

A few years ago, I was at Techcrunch Disrupt and this guy taps me on the shoulder as I was chatting in a group. He simply extended a handshake and said: “Hi, sorry to interrupt. My name is Alan. My company is Bread and we make ad creative super easy.

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.

Don’t Make These 5 BIG Mistakes When Answering VC/Customer Questions

Dream It

When pitching a potential investor or customer, time is of the essence. Most of that time goes to the meat of the conversion: the question-and-answer portion.

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What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem looked like.

Gratitude for Baer Tierkel, a mentor to many, now at rest

Paul G. Silva

Baer Tierkel. The world lost Baer Tierkel last week at the age of 61. About 20 years ago I was a kid running my first startup and Baer was one of the early people to join our Board of Advisors. He came to every board meeting with deep insights and deeper belly laughs.

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Global Organization Recognizes Diversity and Inclusion Excellence in Entrepreneurship Support


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Dispatches from the Road: Q2 2022


Revolution’s team put rubber to the road this spring, traveling more than a collective 12.5K miles to visit founders, college campuses, co-investors, ecosystem builders, and communities in rising cities. While we may not show up on a big red bus every time, showing up?—?figuratively

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.

Venture Capital - A Practical Guide to Fund Formation and Management

The Seraf Compass

Travel to almost any part of the world these days and you are likely to run into clusters of entrepreneurship.

How This Ends

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in February of last year, I wrote a blog post with the same title and said this about the asset price bubble we were living in and investing in over the last few years: The big question is how does this end? I believe it ends when the Covid 19 pandemic is over and the global economy recovers.

How to foster serendipitous innovation in hybrid and remote teams

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Gleb Tsipursky is CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts , which helps forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities.

3 new ways to empower your entrepreneurial community

Source Link

In 2017, we shared 3 ways to empower your entrepreneurial community. While those tips are still relevant, the pandemic and heightened awareness about the importance of building equitable and inclusive ecosystems has surfaced new challenges.

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.

What do your VCs care about and does it matter?

This is going to be BIG.

Someone asked me yesterday whether or not I would ever consider living anywhere else. For years, family was the main consideration for me concerning location. My family is based in New York. My mom had a long chronic illness before she died and my grandmother lived past 100.

2022 GAN Data Report


What Accelerators Look Like in 2022. Each year, in order to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs.

YLAI Give Back Workshops

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Give Back Workshops. Education has a way of reaching across borders and empowering young people in a way that few other things can. As it was once said: “Education is the passport to the future, because tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for today.”.

Upfront Ventures Raises > $650 Million for Startups and Returns > $600 Million to LPs

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Scott Clark for Upfront Ventures (no, Evan is not standing on a box) Last year marked the 25th anniversary for Upfront Ventures and what a year it was. 2021 saw phenomenal returns for our industry and it topped off more than a decade of unprecedented VC growth.

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.

A canvas to help Business Services teams innovate

Paul G. Silva

If you work in a business services company (consulting, accounting, legal, etc.) and are in charge of evaluating ideas for innovation, most of the tools you’ve heard of don’t work. And so was born the KISS (Keep It Super Simple) Canvas for Business Services.

Things to Consider When Launching an Accelerator Program


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What Is Non-Dilutive Funding and Why Is It So Important for Early-Stage Innovators?

Venture Well

When you’re just starting out as an early-stage innovator, the number of funding opportunities can be overwhelming. Learn how non-dilutive funding can be right for your venture. The post What Is Non-Dilutive Funding and Why Is It So Important for Early-Stage Innovators? appeared first on VentureWell.

Let’s Make a Deal: Negotiating Terms

The Seraf Compass

As a deal lead, once you conclude that there is enough of an opportunity to merit potential investment, and around the time you start drafting the final report, you can push through the temporary euphoria and begin negotiating the termsheet.

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.

Regenerative Finance (ReFi)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve always been interested in tapping into the “crowd” to fund things that need to happen and that our current institutions can’t figure out how to support. Our investment in Kickstarter back in 2009 is an excellent example of that. In the last thirteen years, Kickstarter has helped direct $6.2bn towards creative work that would not have been funded by the legacy institutions that support creative work.

5 ways founders and CEOs can diversify their leadership teams

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Debbie Goodman is an EO Los Angeles member and Global CEO of Jack Hammer , an executive search resource that helps organizations find great leaders.

SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation - March 17, 2022

Source Link

All things SourceLink was the theme of our March 17 SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation.

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.

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.