Fri.Feb 26, 2021

4 Immutable truths of modern leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Erik Kruger , founder of Modern Breed , an international learning and development firm cultivating a new breed of leaders and teams.

Has a startup finally found one of food science’s holy grails with its healthy sugar substitute?


A little less than three years ago at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, Calif. the founders of a young company hailing from Cambridge, England addressed a crowd of celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs at Y Combinator’s August Demo Day promising a revolution in food science.

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Branding Yourself: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship


The following is excerpted from “From Suck to Success: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship” (Tulip Media, February 26, 2021). StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here. Branding yourself.

Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?


Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021: Tim Ray to Speak about Increasing Engagement with Your Email Marketing

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do your emails bring in sales? Your audience receives hundreds of emails daily. And the chances are your emails can get lost in the stream of emails finding a way the inbox of your prospects/customers. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to be creative.

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5 Tips on Startup Decision-Making from Annie Duke

Dream It

We teamed up with Annie Duke , world champion poker player and author of “Thinking in Bets” and her newest book “How to Decide”, for this guest Dreamit Dose to help founders make better decisions. Decision-making is crucial for any early-stage startup.

Broaden your view of ‘best’ to make smarter, more inclusive investments


David Teten. Contributor. Share on Twitter. David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at and @dteten. More posts by this contributor. Broaden your view of ‘best’ to make smarter, more inclusive investments. 15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund.

3 Harmful Ways to Destroy Your Team’s Motivation

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Newness raises $3.5 million for its ‘Twitch for beauty streamers’


Newness , a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed at beauty creators and their fan communities.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Andrew Carnegie — the Billionaire Philanthropist Who Wrote The Blueprint for Bill Gates

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How to ace the 1-hour, and ever-elusive, pitch presentation at TC Early Stage


Lisa Wu, a partner at Norwest with investments like Calm, Plaid, Opendoor and Grove Collaborative, has a message for founders: Think like a VC during your pitch presentation. After all, accepting capital isn’t simply adding more money to your balance sheet.

The One (Free) Marketing Tactic Every Entrepreneur Should Employ…Like Yesterday.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Atlassian is acquiring Chartio to bring data visualization to the platform


The Atlassian platform is chock full of data about how a company operates and communicates. Atlassian launched a machine learning layer, which relies on data on the platform with the addition of Atlassian Smarts last fall.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Therapy for Business Partners: The 5 Most Common Reasons to Seek Help

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Funding Friday: The NYC Mayoral Race

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In less than four months, the Democratic Primary will effectively choose the next mayor of NYC. For those of us who live here, this will be a very important choice. Though the race is partially funded by NYC through matching of small donations below $250, the candidates need more funds to get out their message, connect with voters, and help us make the best choice we can.

Only a few hours left to buy early-bird passes to TC Early Stage 2021


By now you probably know that we’re hosting two TC Early Stage events this year — one on April 1-2 and another on July 8-9 — each with its own set of topics, speakers and content — both designed to help nascent startup founders build a better, more successful business.

As BNPL startups raise, a look at Klarna, Affirm and Afterpay earnings


As the e-commerce market grows, startups are racing to help online retailers sell larger items to consumers with so-called “buy-now-pay-later” options. Via BNPL, consumers turn a one-time purchase into a limited string of regular payments. Terms vary, but the space is very active.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Hear from Black Female Founders, Latinx founders, StartOut and Socos Labs next week at TC Sessions: Justice 2021


We’re less than a week away from TC Sessions: Justice 2021 , a deep, day-long exploration of diversity, inclusion and equity in tech.

In freemium marketing, product analytics are the difference between conversion and confusion


Jeremy Levy. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jeremy Levy is CEO and co-founder of Indicative , a product analytics platform for product managers, marketers and data analysts.

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