Lisa Matthews

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Want to Get Funded? Make Sure Your VC Pitch Deck Has These 4 Things

Be short, direct, and focus on what matters most in a pitch context.<p><i>How long should a good venture capital proposal be? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Shane Luke, Start-up Founder</b> …

How to manage your attention, not your time

You'll find yourself quickly reaping the rewards.<p>If you regularly find yourself wishing for more hours in the day, you have company. But maybe the …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding that friend because of the wrong thing I’d said. Plus, I haven’t called my mother yet today: guilty. And I really should have organised something special …

Economic Justice

Get Sorted with This Incredible Calendar & To-Do App for the iPhone or iPad

Introducing App Saturdays! (*insert jazz hands*) Every Saturday, we’ll feature an app we love, telling you what it can do and why it’s awesome.<p>Our first app, Sorted, is a calendar and to-do app to rival them all. Since the Sunrise calendar app died, I’ve searched high and low for a replacement. …

Amazon's Alexa Creators Nailed 5 Factors That Most Geniuses Miss

If Amazon’s voice-powered Alexa devices were a bit more introspective, it would be fascinating to ask them why they’re so popular. After all, geniuses world-wide have tried for decades to meld speech and artificial intelligence. It’s a daunting task, yet Amazon has nailed the full package.<p>Time to …

Artificial Intelligence

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done

<b>Summary:</b> Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas include the same information and also add behavioral and …

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last …

Mobile Devices

What Does It Take for Employees and Businesses to Thrive? This Massive Study Just Uncovered 5 Simple Things Needed | Inc.com

The SHRM Foundation, in collaboration with Globoforce, recently released a report, "Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive.<i>"</i> I was flabbergasted by the immensity of the research compiled to help businesses grow. It is truly compelling and a gold mine.<p>Upon further …

The Workplace

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

LastPass announces pricing for ‘Families’ plan; doubles cost of Premium option

Last month, LastPass announced that it would soon be introducing a new “Families” plan for sharing passwords, bank account info, and other sensitive data among family members. We finally have pricing details on how much LastPass Families will cost, but in addition to that, the existing Premium …

Having a Good Idea Is Not Enough. Here's How to Turn Yours Into a Valuable Business | Inc.com

You have a killer business idea. You're excited to bring it to the world. But how do you make it happen? How does the seed of an idea actually help you know how to build a successful business? You don't need to race to raise capital or build out an overly sophisticated product to get going. In …

Entrepreneurship

Design Driven Development — Using Design as a Tool for Teamwork

What is Design-Driven Development?<p>Design driven development uses design as part of a process to learn and better define requirements in order to …

Competing in a world of sectors without borders

Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s …

Meditation platform Headspace raises $36.7 million

Headspace, an online mindfulness and meditation platform, has raised $36.7 million in a series B round of funding spearheaded by Spectrum Equity.<p>Available on the web and through native mobile apps, Headspace offers guided meditation sessions designed to help people live a “healthier, happier life.” …

The subtle, invisible AI that Indian unicorns have made a part of consumers’ lives

Everyone’s talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data in India’s startup ecosystem.<p>Across sectors, startups are seeking out talent with AI expertise to analyse consumer data and offer personalised services to users. Meanwhile, global giants such as Apple have taken notice of Indian …

Machine Learning

Rich doctors are beginning to offer their time —and money— to health-tech start-ups

Investing in health start-ups is all the rage. Now, doctors are getting into the game.<p>At least two groups, FundRx in New York and angelMD in Seattle, …

Digital Health

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Enterprise Software In 2017

• 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI).<br>• Cowen predicts AI will drive user productivity to materially higher levels, with Microsoft at the forefront.<br>• Digital Marketing/Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation (CRM) and Data Analytics are …

Artificial Intelligence

Dispatch From VentureCrushParis: VCs & Their Backers Discuss Backwards Math & Failure

Much has been written in the tech press about venture investors and how they think about investing into startups, but far less is written about those who invest capital into the venture funds themselves – the limited partners (also called LPs) in those venture funds. Without the LPs, there’s no …

Why You Shouldn't Be an Entrepreneur

Advice from a guy who runs an 8-figure business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having the freedom to choose your own schedule and work when you want. A chance to work from the beach or just work from the comfort of your own home. Building your dream product or service …

6 entrepreneurs share the million-dollar advice they got from their mentors

Great mentors offer some of the most valuable words on the planet. A single breakthrough, idea, or phrase can be worth millions of dollars.<p>These six highly successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their mentor's wisdom that propelled them to incredible success.

These VCs Are Pulling Out Their Checkbooks for 1 Hard-to-Fake Startup Signal | Inc.com

It's tough to sort "fact from friction" in venture capital, but one thing is clear. Lots more money is chasing fewer, bigger deals. First time venture capital financing dropped 62% last quarter, when 90% of first quarter VC money was invested in second and later rounds, according to the latest NVCA …

Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage

Let’s say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage startups based in the United States. How many of those would go on to raise a Series A? Of companies that go on to raise a Series A, how many would go on to raise a Series B? You could keep this process going until only a few companies remain.<p>But …

8 books to read if you want to succeed in business

The truth is that you can never know enough. There is always more to learn, and there are infinite ways you can grow. Whether you're an ambitious entrepreneur, a rising executive or someone just starting out, you can often find the keys to success in a good book.<p>If you're up for the challenge, …

Tony Robbins Says This One Trait Shared by Gates, Jobs, And Branson Is What It Takes To Succeed | Inc.com

There is no one road to success. Each person's path is different based on his or her individual context and circumstances. Trying to reduce success to a singular formula is something we do to entertain and lull ourselves into believing the myth that following a prescribed set of rules is all it …

Self-improvement

This Entrepreneur Built A $360 Million Dollar SaaS Business, And It Was Entirely Self-Funded

For most, Silicon Valley is a hotbed of technological productivity, teeming with a sea of startups, each clamoring for the attention of both consumers and venture capitalists. Yet, located some 670 miles northeast from the world’s most infamous birther of global tech behemoths and newly-minted …

Startups

These Founders Just Shared 1 Way to Buck the First-Time Venture Capital Funding Crunch | Inc.com

It may be warming up outside, but for startups looking for their first investor, it's still winter. First venture financings dropped a chilly 62% last quarter, following six straight quarters of venture capital downturn. Even though 1800 companies divvied up some $16 billion in new venture capital …