Matt Harbert

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Gary Vaynerchuk gives frank advice to startups at Venture Madness - Phoenix Business Journal

By Hayley Ringle <br>– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal<p>Mar 7, 2016, 4:30pm MST<b><br>Updated</b> Mar 15, 2016, 3:56pm MST<p>Gary Vaynerchuk isn't happy about the …

Prioritization: Time Management Advice to Empower Your Success

<i>Cary J. Green, PhD</i><p>Countless books have been written on prioritization and time management, yet my experience is that most people often spend time doing things that are not a high priority. You may think you are making progress simply because you are busy. Nothing could be further from the truth. In …

Jonathan Aberman: Many entrepreneurs think they need venture capital. They’re wrong.

I have provided capital for many start-up businesses, and raised money for a few of my own. I am often asked for advice on how or whether an entrepreneur should seek venture capital. My initial advice is simple: Don’t.<p>Entrepreneurs usually start businesses because they need autonomy and …

Venture Capital

11 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

In the business world, angel investors are sometimes equated with actual angels, sent to help us fund what could not otherwise be funded. These …

Venture Capital

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, there are so few VC jobs available in any given year it makes the prospect unlikely for most.<p>If you …

What venture capitalists do all day

And so, in order to be successful, venture capitalists are always on the lookout for growth companies.<p>This means digging down on specific data to assess opportunities.<p>It means asking probing questions: What's happening to the cost of storage and bandwidth that could make cloud storage and …

Venture Capital

A 32-year-old CEO who sold her startup for more than $250 million reveals her one piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

And her advice to other young entrepreneurs is simple: "Get mentors."<p>Von Tobel, who remains CEO of LearnVest, the financial-planning company she sold last year for more than $250 million, told Business Insider how she found her own mentors — and how she knew they were keepers.<p>"How I started that …

Entrepreneurship

The State of Venture Capital

There are a lot of data points that one can use to get a sense of the venture capital markets, including the number of startup financings and the …

'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec: Entrepreneurs can't have work-life balance if they want to be successful

One of the biggest movements in business today is providing employees with benefits that recognize the importance of their personal lives, like extended parental-leave policies.<p>But, if you're a serious entrepreneur, says "Shark Tank" investor and Herjavec Group founder Robert Herjavec, you need to …

Entrepreneurship

A Science-Backed Way to Develop Incredible Self-Control

<i>By Rina Deshpande</i><p>As many of us start the year with aims for healthier lifestyles, we are faced not simply with the creation of new habits but also with the management of temptation.<p>Over the last decade, a surge of research has emerged in science publications about the psychological and …

Mindfulness

'Entitlement and arrogance': Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca slam a well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist who just bashed 'Shark Tank'

Graham believes startups should focus on building great products, not on marketing, and for that reason he thinks shows like "Shark Tank" are a distracting waste of time for entrepreneurs.<p>He said as much on Twitter on Wednesday night, but billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca came back …

Venture Capital

What My Failed Presentation Taught Me About Pitching Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Proof That Age Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to Turn Cold Calls Hot

As a salesperson you know the cold call is necessary and unavoidable. If you want to grow in business — getting more clients and more closes — you …

Dominate Your Fear. Crush 2016.

I’ve been there. Fear and doubt plague all of us. I used to buy stuff to make myself feel better, so I know what you’re going through. This is the …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff predicts 'a lot of dead unicorns' and cheap startups to buy

During an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, Bloomberg asked Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, point blank, if he's got any plans to step up his acquisitions.<p>Short answer: probably not.<p>Benioff said that big acquisitions haven't really been part of Salesforce strategy for a while. …

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Investors pump $160.8 million in Indian startups across 33 deals in the third week of January

Thirty three startups raised funding in the third week of January. <b>19 startups have disclosed the amount they have raised and the amount stood at</b> …

Venture Capital

Here’s What Can Crush a Startup CEO

I am someone who typically overanalyzes things and thinks through all of the consequences. But when I left Goldman Sachs five years ago to start …

BONNER: The entire recovery is one giant myth

Each time, the Fed came back with even more mistakes and excesses. Trillions in new credit… lower lending rates… easier terms… ZIRP… QE… and the Twist!<p>Over the short run, markets respond to myths. Investors are ready to believe almost anything… for a while.<p>But over the long run, there is death and …

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2015 Colorado Startup Report: $683M in funding and $2.7B in exits

Blog Thumbnail: Colorado's rise as a national tech hub continued unabated in 2015.In total, 95 Colorado tech companies took in over $683 million, …

Startups

VCNetwork.co Uses Shark Tank Model as it Launches Investor/Startup Network

Launched in 2010, AngelList has become <i>the</i> destination for startups to list their companies and achievements and attract investor members of the site. …

Electronic Trading

Investors dumped record-setting amounts of cash into startups in 2015, but it's all starting to slow down

But investors are starting to become more cautious with the money they're pouring into startups.<p>A new report from CB Insights and KPMG, released Tuesday, examined venture capital activity in 2015 and concluded that although 2015 was a record-breaking year for venture capital, VC funding dropped …

Venture Capital

New incubator fund aims to boost Japanese VR development

As a new generation of virtual reality starts to hit the market, Tokyo VR Startups (TVS) has launched an incubation program, led in part by game …

This Simple Sign Can Make You a More Powerful Entrepreneur

Sending this signal to the outside world improves your strategic power as well as your personal insight<p>Within my lifetime, business tools have evolved from the fax, telephone and letter to computer, cell and social media. You can be plugged in 24/7, especially if you include "light work" like …

Time Management

2015: The State of Startups & VC

<i>A Hodgepodge of 2015 Reports</i><p>Reports, infographics, and white papers, oh my! When it comes to new data updates on all things robotics, VC, FinTech, …

Alternative Business Funding Ideas for Startups

<i>LINKS MARKED * ARE AFFILIATE LINKS.</i><p>When you have a great business idea which you think has the potential to change your life and the lives of others …

FIS and The Venture Centre partner for FinTech start-ups

<i>The Venture Centre, an Arkansas-based technology start-up accelerator, has signed a deal to collaborate with FIS on the creation of a FinTech</i> …

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Serviced apartments site MetroResidences raises funds from investors led by 500 Startups

Singapore’s MetroResidences connects business travelers with serviced apartments that are more affordable than branded ones like Frasers and Ascott.

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