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Best Start Date In Sales: The Monday After Thanksgiving

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Alexandra Adamson
Bowery Capital
Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Episode 142 | Beacon: An Engineering Systems Approach to Investing, Part 1 (Chris Farmer)

November 16, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on October 4, 2017.
Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures joins us today to pull back the curtain on their mysterious and powerful data platform, Beacon. Chris is aiming to disrupt the VC Investment process with their new approach and early indications show that Signal Fire has created value unlike any other firm.

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David Ehrenberg David Ehrenberg Guest Contributor

The Biggest Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

November 16, 2017

This article was originally posted on Early Growth Financial Services’ blog.
The biggest mistake most founders make in the early stages of their business might surprise you. This mistake is usually the decision not to spend money. This might seem counter-intuitive, as the main focus of any growing business is to keep financials in check.

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Alexandra Adamson Alexandra Adamson Guest Contributor

Best Start Date In Sales: The Monday After Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017

This article was originally posted November 7, 2017 on Bowery Capital’s blog.
This I was recently on a call with a founder who is nearing the offer stage with a few candidates, and as we discussed the closing process and the importance of keeping momentum up, we began to talk about start date – something that is often overlooked. Given the holiday season, companies are usually tempted to push a candidate’s start date out until the beginning of January, but I strongly encourage founders and hiring managers to avoid doing this.

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Jeffrey Bussgang Jeffrey Bussgang Guest Contributor

Getting Your First Startup Job

November 2, 2017

This article was originally posted here on October 25, 2017. When Julisa Salas told me she wanted to join a startup, I was worried. Her background was not exactly typical for StartUpLand and I was concerned her search would end in disappointment. Julisa had been a liberal arts major (English Language and Literature) who secured … Continue reading Getting Your First Startup Job

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 68: My Investing Strategy (Benaich, Kurzweil, Triest & DeMarrais)

November 2, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on September 28, 2017.
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Nathan Benaich, Ethan Kurzweil, Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais. Each investor describes their investment thesis and how they evaluate startups for investment.

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Michael Brown Jr. Michael Brown Jr. Guest Contributor

5 Key Factors To B2B Vertical Marketplace Success

November 2, 2017

This article was originally posted on Bowery Capital’s blog on October 9, 2017.
After reviewing over 100 B2B vertical marketplaces and deep diving into 35 of them, there was one defining aspect to all of these companies. These particular B2B vertical marketplaces had to figure out one key aspect: how to incentivize demand and/or supply to adopt and then continue to transact on the platform.

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Sanjay Gandhi Sanjay Gandhi Guest Contributor

The AI Hype: It’s all about Domain Specific Applications – Financial Services

October 20, 2017

This article is co-authored by Sanjay Gandhi and Ryan Janssen.
The responses to our The AI Peak Hype post have been both polarized and engaged! We’ve had a number of requests for more detail and real-life examples; here, we’ll do just that.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 67: Why I Invested (Nof, Wilkins, Sanwal)

October 20, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on September 1, 2017.
Investors Jordan Nof, Pete Wilkins and Anand Sanwal highlight situations where they decided to invest in a startup and why they said yes.

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Loren Vittetoe Loren Vittetoe Guest Contributor

5 Ways Technology Will Change the Manufacturing Sector

October 20, 2017

This article was originally published here on October 17, 2017.
Accounting for almost 12% of the United States’ GDP and 9% of the workforce, there is no denying that the manufacturing industry is massive – $2.18 trillion to be precise.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Navigating the Future of IoT (Panel Discussion)

October 5, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet’s website on August 23, 2017.
This summer, UILabs hosted a panel of IoT experts to discuss the future roadmap of IoT. During the discussion, the group addressed a variety of topics including IoT security, consumer vs. enterprise IoT, metrics to use to evaluate IoT, key barriers to mass IoT proliferation, among others.

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