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Entrepreneurship Through Lens of Venture Capital: Jules Maltz, IVP On Customer Retention [video Stanford]

MS&E 71SI: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital: Disruption in Venture Capital The course explores disruption in venture capital and how successful startups navigate funding,...


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This is a class at Stanford so it takes a bit for this video to get going, but stick with it as late stage investor Jules' thoughts on customer retention and his 5 Things are worth listening to. Great thoughts on "creating retention".


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How Blogging Accelerates Startup Growth

How Blogging Accelerates Startup Growth | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

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I wish I could sit every startup entrepreneur down and have them read this post about how blogging accelerates growth. Need funding? Spending tons of time pitching? Why?

If I could share a way for a startup not to have to have absurd conversations with people who will NEVER invest in their startup they would ask me what they need to pay for that kind of magic.

Guess what, the magic is FREE, all you have to do is write what is happening, create some videos and share your progress. I've been writing about The Social Startup and blogging is a KEY aspect of creating the kind of content people find and want to CALL YOU.

If that last sentence translated like this, "You get to keep more of your company," then you get the idea. Even if you never make a dime from the content you share blogging is worth doing. You will LEARN so much from sharing, getting feedback and reacting.

That kind of feedback is MAGIC and worth its weight in gold. When I worked in marketing at M&M/Mars we paid BIG BUCKS for the kind of information any entrepreneur can get FREE now. So SHARE and then ASK, SHARE and ASK again. Bet you make more money that way than bieng 100% widget focused.


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How to Negotiate with VCs: One, Two, Three - HBR

How to Negotiate with VCs: One, Two, Three - HBR | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management. (A strongly recommended read!
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HELPFUL since this is truly a TRIBE unto itself. VCs are all about mitigating risks and finding teams they trust. Strange to think of a high risk profession as being risk adverse, but VCs are the card counters in vegas. They want the odds to be at least even and no so much wiht the house.

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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, February 24, 10:58 PM

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!

Thanks

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, February 25, 8:52 PM

Cool !

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 26, 11:04 AM

Important article showing the motivations of VC's and startups, and how human motivations can influence deals even many years after they have been made. Highly recommended.

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Don't Screw Your Partners and Other Angry VC Startup Lessons At SF Launch Festival

Don't Screw Your Partners and Other Angry VC Startup Lessons At SF Launch Festival | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
At the Launch festival in San Francisco Monday, a few start-ups got an earful from the VC judges. Here's why their pitches didn't fly. (What You Can Learn From 3 Controversial Start-up Pitches: At the Launch festival in San Francisco Monday, a fe...
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Love this recounted of the American Idol-like harsh judging of 3 ptiches at San Francisco's Launch Festival on Monday. 

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Why Bootstrapping Startups Is a Better Choice

Why Bootstrapping Startups Is a Better Choice | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

"In the age of startups and micro-enterprises, the first thing you hear about, when it comes to creating a new company, service or digital product is a whole new glossary of words starting ranging from venture capital to angel investors."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I changed the title here because the longer you can bootstrap your startup the less you give up and the more you get for your hard work.

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Brenda Collins's curator insight, May 8, 3:37 PM

If you can boot strap your venture then do so before talking to investors. Gather around you people who have no vested interest in your company except your success and will speak honestly to you. 

OneView Tunis's curator insight, June 15, 4:12 AM

Profitabilité vs. service rendu. Tout se décide dès le début

HUBMODE's curator insight, July 26, 6:30 AM

Je crois au financement pas a pas et a l'argent bien dépensé,la philosophie du "bootstrapping" qui peut se traduire par "débrouille maximale"

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Royalty-Based Venture Financing, Born in Boston, Could Shake Up VCs

Royalty-Based Venture Financing, Born in Boston, Could Shake Up VCs | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, an investment model comes along that turns the innovation community on its head. The venture capital industry, still less than 50 ye
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I heard Harvard's Christensen discuss this new startup financing concept here: http://sco.lt/5aC2oT. Got me curious enough to look up the concept of Royalty Financing.


There has been so LITTLE innovation in how we FUND things I'm ready for a FINANCE Revoluiton what about you?

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Gregory Sparzo's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:45 AM

Not Crazy about the graphic above, but the concept seems interesting.

Terry W. Beaver's comment, May 15, 2013 11:23 AM
Lose the graphic..
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 15, 2013 12:21 PM
Graphic changed, thanks for the feedback. Marty
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Venture Capital Firms Disappearing, Those Left Think Market Improving

Venture Capital Firms Disappearing, Those Left Think Market Improving | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
About 400 firms have stopped investing or gone out of business since 2000, by one count, but VCs are optimistic about the next 18 months
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Is VC As A Concept Dead Man Walking
Interesting article noting the steep decline of VC firms without a related decline in the number of startups. They credit the movie The Social Network (strange). 

I think the costs of starting a company are declining fast as OPP (Other People's Platforms) help entrepreneurs get started and prove a MVP (Minimal Viable Product). 

The article also notes an increase in angel investing. I would add alternative forms of financing such as bootstrapping and crowdfunding. Throw all of these ideas on the wall and one has to wonder if the idea of Venture Capitalists is either over about to morph into something other than what it has been. 

 

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