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What Advice Are Venture Capitalists Giving to Startups in Light of the Coronavirus Crisis?

The coronavirus pandemic is broadly affecting businesses globally, but it is affecting startups particularly hard. In this article, I have gathered some key advice to startups from leading venture capitalists and others connected to the venture industry. 1. Cash Runway Is Paramount “We suggest you question every assumption about your business, including [cash runway]. Do …

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Why Startup Investors Need Billion-Dollar Exits and Entrepreneurs Don’t

By Alejandro Cremades Billion-dollar startup exits are cool. Yet, are they really as great for startup entrepreneurs as they are for startup investors such as VCs? The new California gold rush has definitely been in “ludicrous mode” for a while. Who knows, unicorn farms may soon become the new norm. Yet, it’s worth pausing for …

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10 Key Lessons for Startup CEOs and Founders

By Richard D. Harroch, Mike Perlis, and Mitch Zuklie CEOs and founders of startup businesses face many challenges: raising startup capital, building a management team, developing competitive products, starting a marketing program, finding early customers, and more. The prospect of launching a new startup can be daunting. We have collectively been involved in hundreds of …

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5 Important Startup Lessons You Can Learn from Silicon Valley Tech Companies

Do you wish your startup could be the next Facebook or Google? Being located in Silicon Valley isn’t essential to the success of tech startup businesses—but it sure doesn’t hurt. Just what is the magic factor that makes Silicon Valley such a breeding ground for successful startups? Even if you aren’t starting a tech company, …

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Your Startup Needs a Social Responsibility Plan to Compete—Here’s Why

By Ryan Ayers In the past, companies could mostly stay neutral on topics like politics, social and environmental issues, and other cultural concerns. Those days are over. Today, consumers expect companies to contribute to the good of society and take a stand against injustice. In an era where brands have to be politically correct and …

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YC grad Taskade raises $5M to take on Notion with a more collaborative productivity platform – TechCrunch

Enterprise software tool startups are so often birthed to either un-bundle or re-bundle what came before them. In an age where “consumerization of the enterprise” is a trendy phrase for investors, it was natural a startup would come along to bundle its take on some of the trendiest startup tools. Taskade appears to be the …

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How to CEO Podcast Interview – Agnes Kozera of Podcorn.fm

In this episode, I spoke with Podcorn.fm, co-founder and CEO, Agnes Kozera. Podcorn.fm is a marketplace for podcast sponsorships. The platform helps brands connect to the right podcasters to create authentic messages that resonate and engage listeners across audio platforms. In How-to-CEO, we are talking about the addiction to build companies. Side-Hustles and the Entrepreneurial …

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The New Technologies Keeping Real Estate Agents Safe

While it may not seem like a dangerous profession, the safety of real estate agents is often at risk. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2017 Member Safety Survey, 44% of female agents and one in four male agents have experienced a situation in the past year that made them fear for their …

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Seattle startup ecosystem poised for unprecedented acceleration of company creation – GeekWire

The downtown Seattle skyline. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) [Editor’s note: This guest post was co-written by Oren Etzioni and Jacob Colker of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle.] We’ve reached a tipping point for our startup ecosystem. The Seattle area is home to several of the world’s most iconic companies including …

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TruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems – TechCrunch

TruTag Technologies, a company that creates microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate medications, food, vaping pods and other products, has raised a $7.5 million Series C. The funding, led by Pangaea Ventures and Happiness Capital, will be used to further commercialize its technology and develop new solutions. Along with earlier rounds, this brings TruTag’s total funding …

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