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Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic

Sarah Cole Contributor Sarah Cole is a senior associate in Taylor Wessing's Silicon Valley office. She advises mostly North American technology and life sciences companies on their investments into the UK and Europe, including on European launches, cross-border M&A, venture capital and other growth company investment work. Mark Barron Contributor Mark Barron is the head of Taylor Wessing's market-leading technology and ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Asia, Europe, UK, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Tech, Remote Work, European Union, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Human Resource Management, Taylor Wessing, Mark Barron


VCs who want better outcomes should use data to reduce founder team risk

Janneke Niessen Contributor Share on Twitter Janneke Niessen is a partner at CapitalT, a serial entrepreneur and a tech diversity advocate. VCs expect the companies they invest in to use data to improve their decision-making. So why aren’t they doing that when evaluating startup teams? Sure, venture capital is a people business, and the power of gut feeling is real. But using an objective, data-backed process to evaluate tea...
Tags: Decision Making, Startups, Column, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Harvard Business Review, Startup Company, Janneke Niessen, Eva de Mol Ph D


'Humans of New York' creator Brandon Stanton on the power of good habits, growing his passion project into a business, and how to gain a social media following

Polina Marinova and Brandon Stanton. Polina Marinova. Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features longform profiles on successful people and companies. She recently interviewed Brandon Stanton, creator of popular blog Humans of New York, on everything from how discipline helped him turn a profit and the "eureka moment" that changed the trajectory of his content.  Stanton dives into his methodology for choosing who to photograph, which quotes and sto...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Photography, New York, Hollywood, South Park, Entrepreneurship, Iraq, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Pakistan, New York Times, Amtrak, Central Park


Govtech intelligence platform, The Atlas for Cities, bought by Government Executive Media Group

The Atlas for Cities, the 500 Startups-backed market intelligence platform connecting tech companies with state and local governments, has been acquired by the Growth Catalyst Partners-backed publishing and market intelligence company Government Executive Media Group. The San Diego-based company will become the latest addition to a stable of publications and services that include the Route Fifty, publication for local government and the defense-oriented intelligence service, DefenseOne. The Atla...
Tags: TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Ceo, Atlas, United States, San Diego, Private Equity, Peer To Peer, Startup Company, Ellory, Growth Catalyst Partners, Co-founder, GEMG, Route Fifty, The Atlas


From surviving to thriving as a hardware startup

Nils Mattisson Contributor Share on Twitter Formerly at Apple, Nils Mattisson is now CEO and co-founder of smart home tech company Minut. More posts by this contributor The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups When a friend forwarded this tweet from Paul Graham, it hit close to home: Startups are subject to something like infant mortality: before they’re established, one thing going wrong c...
Tags: Startups, Column, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Paul Graham, Hardware Startup, Nils Mattisson, Apple Nils Mattisson


Cliff Vesting

It is very typical that options and RSUs that are issued to new employees upon joining a company will have “one year cliff vesting.” This means that the first year of vesting into your options or RSUs will not happen until you have completed one entire year. After that vesting usually happens quarterly or monthly. I am a fan of cliff vesting because if either the employee or the company made a mistake and the employment ends quickly, no equity has been spent on it. But there are a couple ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends, Management, USV


The hidden cost of being a founder

James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe is the founder and CEO of The Founding Network, a collaboration platform for high-growth founders. If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After all, creating your own company is an ambition many of us harbor. It can bring with it unparalleled freedom, a lasting legacy, prestige, wealth and the ability to...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Labor, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe, Michael A Freeman


Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value

Caryn Marooney Contributor Share on Twitter Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic. In prior roles she oversaw communications for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus and co-founded The OutCast Agency, which served clients like Salesforce.com and Amazon. More posts by this contributor Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tech, David, SaaS, Morgan Stanley, Pricing, Asana, Zendesk, GTM, Coatue, Caryn Marooney, Coatue Management, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp


Floww raises $6.7M for its data-driven marketplace matching founders with investors, based on merit

Floww – a data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online – says it has raised $6.7M / £5M to date in Seed funding from angels and family offices. Investors include Ramon Mendes De Leon, Duncan Simpson Craib, Angus Davidson, Stephane Delacote and Pip Baker (Google’s Head of Fintech UK) and multiple Family Offices. The cash will be used to build out the platform designed to give startups access to over 500+ VCs, acceler...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, London, Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Private Equity, Mayfair, Fintech, Head, CRM, Cto, Startup Company


All the security protocols businesses and offices should have in place to ensure they're protected from burglaries, weather damage, and other threats

Business Insider Cavan Images/Getty Images Many offices and other commercial spaces have sat empty for the past few months and may continue to do so with a new surge in COVID-19 cases, creating a security risk. Break-ins at businesses across the country increased during the early days of the pandemic, according to law enforcement. Investing in security technology, including sensors, smart devices, thermal imaging, and the Internet of Things (IoT), has become a priority for or...
Tags: Security, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Theft, Burglary, Trends, Strategy, Crisis Management, Vodafone, Philadelphia, Houston, Denver, New York City Police Department, Emergency preparedness, Nordic, Vandalism


Strike first, strike hard, no mercy: How emerging managers can win

TX Zhuo Contributor Share on Twitter TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures, focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Discovering that deckhands make great waiters — and why this matters Huston Collins Contributor Share on Twitte...
Tags: Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Netflix, Venture Capital, Valuation, Greenspring Associates, Miyagi, Corporate Finance, Cobra Kai, Zhuo, Fika Ventures, PitchBook NVCA, Cobra Kai school


How a 22-year-old heiress launched a handbag line and within 3 years landed the Netherlands' Queen Máxima as a fan

Marina Raphael. Marina Raphael Marina Raphael, 22, is a handbag designer and a sixth-generation member of the Swarovski crystal dynasty.  She launched her eponymous brand in 2018 after teaching herself how to design handbags. In an interview with Business Insider, Raphael talks about her journey as a young entrepreneur and the importance of fashion's sustainability movement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2017, then 20-year-old Marina Raphael had an idea. "I wanted ...
Tags: Fashion, New York, London, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Trends, Designer, Luxury, Netherlands, Athens, Raphael, Luxury Brands, Swarovski, Patrick, Parsons


Square cofounder Jim McKelvey on competing with Amazon, building a startup during a recession, and why 2020 is a great year for entrepreneurs

Square cofounder Jim McKelvey and Polina Marinova. Polina Marinova/Screenshot from INBOUND2020 conference Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features longform profiles on successful people and companies. She recently interviewed Square cofounder Jim McKelvey for the INBOUND2020 conference, where he discussed what it was like building a startup during a recession, competing against Amazon, and fighting imposter syndrome. McKelvey says understanding w...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, New York, Entrepreneurship, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Bank Of America, Ikea, Square, American Express, Jack Dorsey, Jack, St Louis


7 things we just learned about Sequoia’s European expansion plans

Sequoia Capital, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed companies like Apple, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb and Stripe, recently disclosed that it had opened its first office in Europe. To staff up, it hired partner Luciana Lixandru away from rival Accel Partners. Even without an official European presence, Sequoia has quietly operated in the region for more than a decade, first investing in Klarna in 2010. Other Europe-founded companies in its portfolio include Baaima,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, London, California, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, Paris, Venture Capital, Romania, Silicon Valley, Bristol, Sequoia Capital, Stripe


Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel

Nathan Beckord Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com, a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor Fundraising lessons from David Rogier of MasterClass Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down round...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, UTA, Gary Vaynerchuk, United Talent Agency, Scooter Braun, Ludlow Ventures, United Talent Agency UTA, Milana, David Rogier


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more

DoorDash, Affirm, Roblox, Airbnb, C3.ai and Wish all filed to go public in recent days, which means some venture capitalists are having the best week of their lives. Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they are literal happy endings. An Initial Public Offering is the promised land for startup pilgrims who may wander the desert for years seeking product-market fit. After all, the “I” in “ISO” stands for “incentive.” A flurry of new S-1s in a single week forced me to r...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gaming, Entrepreneurship, China, Ipo, India, San Francisco, Tech, ISO, NewCo, Alibaba, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Autodesk


ORIX invests $60M in Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd

Japan-based financial services group ORIX Corporation today announced that it has made a $60 million strategic investment into the Israeli crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. In return, the crowdfunding platform will provide the firm with access to its startup network. OurCrowd also says that the two groups will collaborate to create financial products and investment opportunities for the Japanese and global market, including access to its venture funds and specific companies in the OurCrowd por...
Tags: Japan, Real Estate, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Israel, Tech, Investment, Banking, United States, Tokyo, Private Equity, Financial Services, Ourcrowd, Jon Medved, Beyond Meat


The One Trait Every Entrepreneur Needs to be Successful

It takes a lot to run a small business during a pandemic. More often than not, entrepreneurs have certain traits to thank that allow them to experience success. The list… Read more » The post The One Trait Every Entrepreneur Needs to be Successful appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Grit, Personal Development


Against all odds: The sheer force of immigrant startup founders

Niko Bonatsos Contributor Share on Twitter Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst Partners. More posts by this contributor As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies I’ve long said that I don’t care where you come from, if your name is hard to say, or you have a “funny” accent. There’s a reason for that. For centuries, some of America’s biggest companie...
Tags: Column, Europe, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, China, India, Immigration, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Czech Republic, United States, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, South America


Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia

Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the Iberian peninsula, with the aim of reaching a final close of €30 million in the coming months. The new fund targets pre-series A and early-stage startups in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. The fund is backed by European Investment Fund (EIF) and the local Financial Devel...
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Nigeria’s Autochek raises $3.4M for car sales and service platform

Nigeria based startup Autochek looks to bring the sales and servicing of cars in Africa online. The newly founded venture has closed a $3.4 million seed-round co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX ventures toward that aim. The raise comes fresh off of Autochek’s September acquisition of digital car sales marketplace Cheki in Nigeria and Ghana. It also follows the recent departure of Autochek CEO Etop Ikpe from Cars45 — the startup he co-founded in 2016, now owned by Amsterdam based OLX Group. That’s a...
Tags: TC, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Berlin, Nigeria, Africa, Entrepreneur, Tech, Ceo, South Africa, Amsterdam, Kenya, Private Equity, Goldman Sachs, Algeria


Why some VCs prefer to work with first-time founders

Repeat founders who have a proven track record, good references, and in the best cases, an exit to point to will have an easy time making inroads with venture capitalists. Earlier this week, for example, the former founders of Udemy and altMBA raised more than $4 million for a startup with no name or final product. However, broad strokes in an environment as nuanced and dynamic as VC never make sense. As early stage evolves and more capital flows into the sector, some investors actually prefer ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Venture Capital, Early Stage, Udemy, Soraya Darabi, Darabi, First Check, Extra Crunch Live


How Successful Entrepreneurs Launch A Startup In A Recession

by LJ Suzuki, New business applications are the highest since 2008, reports the Wall Street Journal. Is it crazy to start a business during the Covid-19 pandemic? I say it’s brilliant, and at least 1.1 million Americans who recently applied for EINs agree with me. In my time as a  , I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of entrepreneurship. Although an economic downturn brings great uncertainty, it also brings the opportunity of a rapidly changing environment. Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Sla...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, Ted, Venmo, Advice For The Young At Heart, Achieving Success, Entrepreneur Advice, LJ Suzuki, Uber Airbnb Microsoft Slack FedEx Disney


Cybercrimes can cost companies money, customers, and employees. Here's what types of cybersecurity protocols every business needs to keep their data and information safe.

Business Insider Cybercrimes are up during the pandemic — it's worth making sure your business is protected. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Cybercrime reports have jumped from about 1,000 per day pre-pandemic to almost 4,000 per day, according to the FBI. With more employees working from home, companies are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks, which can be costly for businesses.  Companies should invest in cybersecurity tech to protect remote workers, inclu...
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Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks?

Some people think entrepreneurs are control freaks. We look at this control issue to find out how important it is to successful entrepreneurs. We discuss entrepreneurs and control on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion. It’s National Entrepreneur’s Day. As entrepreneurs ourselves with entrepreneurs as customers, every day is Entrepreneur’s Day […] The post Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Entrepreneurial Mindset, The Professor And Mary-lynn


3 growth tactics that helped us surpass Noom and Weight Watchers

Henrik Torstensson Contributor Share on Twitter Henrik Torstensson is CEO and co-founder of Lifesum. Previously, he was Head of Premium Sales at Spotify and SVP, Strategy at Stardoll. Many consumers might think Noom or Weight Watchers are industry leaders with their nonstop commercials, but neither is the fastest-growing weight management program. Over the past year, nutrition app Lifesum has acquired users at nearly twice ...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Column, Spotify, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Weight Loss, Lifesum, Growth Marketing, Noom, Henrik Torstensson


A report card for the SEC’s new equity crowdfunding rules

Slava Rubin Contributor Share on Twitter Slava Rubin is founder at Vincent, founder at Indiegogo and founder and general partner at humbition. This month, the Securities Exchange Commission approved major updates to rules enacted via the 2012 JOBS Act. Their stated goal was to “harmonize” the guidelines that establish exemptions for equity crowdfunding, Reg D and Reg A+ offerings. These changes are a powerful step forward for ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Crowdfunding, Obama, Entrepreneurship, Tech, SEC, Indiegogo, REG, Slava Rubin, Equity Crowdfunding, Vincent, Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA


Josh Ostrovsky, aka The Fat Jewish, is a case study in turning social influence into a booming business. Here's how he grew a 10 million-follower Instagram account and sold his wine company to Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Ostrovsky's breakout moment came in 2013, when he posted a video of himself conducting a spin class for the homeless using New York City's bike-sharing system Citi Bike. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) Josh Ostrovsky, known professionally as The Fat Jewish, has turned his loyal 10.6 million Instagram followers into energized customers.  Last year he sold his wine company, Babe Wine, to Anheuser-Busch InBev. It was the brewing behemoth's largest investment in wine. Business ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Entrepreneurship, New York City, Trends, Social Media, Kardashians, Madonna, Teaser, Burger King, Anheuser Busch, Anheuser Busch Inbev, Josh Ostrovsky, Ostrovsky, Social Media Influencer, Santiago Felipe Getty