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Startup CEOs: It’s Time to Begin Optimizing Your Board Meetings

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Brian Hopcraft
Lewis & Clark Ventures

The Everyday Economy Is Not a Vertical Strategy

January 11, 2018

This article was originally posted on NextView Ventures blog on October 18, 2017.
As we’ve detailed in prior posts, our investments at NextView are increasingly focused on a theme we call the Everyday Economy.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Episode 144 | The 8 Startup Profiles & Those that Make for the Strongest Investments (Guy Turner)

January 11, 2018

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on October 25, 2017.
Guy Turner, Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners, joins The Full Ratchet’s Nick Moran to cover founder profiles and the characteristics that lead to the strongest startups.

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Brian Hopcraft Brian Hopcraft Guest Contributor

Startup CEOs: It’s Time to Begin Optimizing Your Board Meetings

January 11, 2018

This article was originally posted on Lewis & Clark Ventures website on November 2, 2017.
If you’re the CEO of an early-stage, venture-backed company, does this sound familiar? You and your team have been working furiously to get the deck done for your upcoming board meeting.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Investor Stories 69 | Exceptional Founders (Olsen, Acunzo, Collett)

December 15, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on October 20, 2017.
On this special segment of The Full Ratchet, the following investors are featured: Chris Olsen, Jay Acunzo + Mike Collett. Each investor describes an outstanding entrepreneur that they’ve worked with and what key traits and behaviors make for the best startup leaders.

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Michael Brown Jr. Michael Brown Jr. Guest Contributor

Mapping The B2B Vertical Marketplace Ecosystem

December 15, 2017

This article was originally posted December 5, 2017 on Bowery Capital’s blog.
We have talked a lot about B2B vertical marketplaces here at Bowery Capital and covered key insights driving this overall concept as well as some of the major factors that contribute to company success.

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Adrian Fortino Adrian Fortino Guest Contributor

To Jump-Start Corporation Innovation, Choose The Startup Next Door

December 15, 2017

This article was originally posted on theinnovationenterprise.com on December 5, 2017.
The engineers’ “eye,” unparalleled capital efficiency, or a glut of top-tier technology grads might all be fueling startup growth in the Midcontinent. But whatever the cause, founders in America’s heartland are finding success with their corporate counterparts.

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Nick Moran Nick Moran Guest Contributor

Episode 143 | Beacon: Modernizing the VC Firm, Part 2 (Chris Farmer)

November 30, 2017

This podcast was originally posted on Full Ratchet on October 15, 2017.
In the second installment on this topic, Chris Farmer of Signal Fire Ventures explains how he uses Beacon to make VC investments. Chris also discloses tips for creating an engaged, active advisor network and what characteristics the best advisors share.

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Michael Brown Jr. Michael Brown Jr. Guest Contributor

Insights To Building A Successful B2B Marketplace In Your Vertical

November 30, 2017

This article was originally posted September 21, 2017 on Bowery Capital’s blog.
Over the last few months, the Bowery Capital investment team has seen a heightened pace of new company formation in the B2B marketplace ecosystem.

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David Ehrenberg David Ehrenberg Guest Contributor

How to Reduce Your Start-Up Business Burn Rate

November 30, 2017

This article was originally posted on Early Growth Financial Services’ blog.
Are you worried about running out of cash before you even get your startup off the ground? Sure, starting and running a business can cost a pretty penny, but if you evaluate and re-evaluate your expenses—and keep a close eye on your finances—you can keep your burn rate under control.

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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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