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UBER-nomics: The New Holy Grail of Value Creation

<b>UBER-nomics is emerging as the new Holy Grail of value creation.</b> It is no longer just the domain of start-ups as Industrial Age companies like …

Business Intelligence, the good and the bad, but mostly bad

Let’s break down the current BI industry. For this large swath of users, there are three primary ways to get useful information: in-app analytics, …

The Principles Of A Non-Shitty Sale.

Remember the old-time salesperson? That should be a throwback to a different era. People who would use every trick in the book to sell a car, a …

The Path Forward: Wharton FinTech’s 2016 Spring Line Up

Classes are in session in Philly, and Wharton FinTech is gearing up for its busiest year yet!<p>We’re thrilled to announce that all Thursday …

Trigger Events + Lead Intelligence = Prioritizing Your Day as a Sales Rep

T<b>rigger Events + Lead Intelligence = An Ideal Way a Sales Rep Should Prospect Using their CRM.</b><p>BUT- this does not exist…<p>We recently went through a …

The Term “Entrepreneur” is the Biggest Problem with Startup Advice

There’s no shortage of advice for entrepreneurs. From blogs, to books, to meetups, to your neighbor, everyone has advice for entrepreneurs. The only …

How to Create the Ultimate Customer Acquisition Plan for Your Startup

To run a successful startup you need customers.<p>Without customers you don’t make money, and without money…well you won’t last very long.<p>While it’s …

Power & Startups

“The palace of power is a labyrinth interconnecting rooms.<p>It’s windowless and there’s no visible door. Your first task is to find out how to get in. …

Why Mobile First?

It is my experience that many web sites and applications have been designed and created initially for desktop, but I learned early on to design …

The ONE THING that Helps Most in Raising a Series A Round

My last post (Accelerators vs Angels) showed that raising money from Angel investors was a significantly more important predictor of a startup’s …

The Growing, Global Trust Gap

As the leaders of some of the richest and most powerful countries on Earth convene in Davos for a three-day summit Trust, or rather the lack of it, …

5 mobile marketing strategies for modern brands

It doesn’t matter who you are or who you serve. Users have more commerce, finance and personal wellness options than ever before. And the tide of …

5 Ways to promote your app with no budget

Did you know that Apple’s App Store is growing by over 1,000 new apps per day while currently more than 1,500,000 apps are available for iOS devices? …

Company Culture, the Key for Success

With the world at a constant state of change and fluctuation, companies and firms are beginning to find that success is not simply based on finding …

Just Don’t Die

Building a business is hard work. I’m constantly worrying about if what I’m doing at any given moment is the right thing. Like a jealous, insecure …

The technical origins of “death algorithms” in self-driving cars

Much like traffic, public attitude towards self-driving cars can be very stop-and-go. And it seems every few months, there’s a new discussion of …

3 ways in which your company can greatly benefit from User Experience Research

<i>User experience is becoming more and more important and while most companies are aware of this, sometimes convincing managers to do UX research is a</i> …

UX vs CX: Which is more important?

You’ve probably heard the terms UX and CX, and how they’re the key to your company’s success. Many still aren’t clear, however about what the …

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

As a venture capitalist, I have a lot of meetings. It’s basically in the job description when you get into the business so I sometimes take for …

Notation Capital — 1 Year In

<b>TL;DR — We just posted our</b> <b>2015 Advisory Board Deck</b><b>.</b><p>One year has passed since we raised and launched Notation Capital. It’s been a humbling, thrilling …

The Most Underrated People in Silicon Valley

I’ve meet a lot of people, and many get the recognition they deserve for how hard they work and the value they add to the world, but some don’t. …

The 4 Kinds of Series A Rounds in Enterprise

A wise VC once told me when dinner is served, you eat. When it comes to fundraising, I’ve learned that if someone is trying to invest now, you should …

What is Lost, Can Never Be Found

This is my first post on Medium. I do not read other posts & I do not know the etiquette. I am not sure if it is like Facebook or Twitter. I am just …

It’s not a bubble, it’s a balloon.

<i>Note: I work for Equidate, a platform for late-stage startup investments. These are my ramblings, and do not represent the company. Those who know me</i> …

In a professional setting, stop telling me I’m pretty.

I can hear the rebuttals already from that headline alone.<p>“It’s just a compliment! What’s the harm? Just take it!”<p>Yeah, sure, a message that reads …

“Sex does not sell in Silicon Valley”: Why venture capitalists don’t want to touch sex start-ups

<b>(ericcote via iStock)</b><p>Online porn is huge, but getting people to publicly rally around funding for an adult content site is not easy<p>Carrie Weisman<p>January 19, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Online porn is staggeringly popular. According to PornHub’s analytics team, …

Why You Must Push Out Content Consistently to Be Successful

Many brands and organizations already know that content marketing is king. Well-known, large companies like Coca-Cola, Disney, IBM, Microsoft, and …

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How to Work with Sales, Marketing, and That Platform Team You Depend On

AKA: How to Handle More than You Can Handle<p>I was talking to a high growth startup recently about their process challenges when the product manager …