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Tech talent is flocking to smaller cities, but investors aren’t

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week’s show took a break from regularly scheduled programming. Our co-host Alex Wilhelm, who usually leads us through the show, was on some deserved vacation, so Danny Crichton and Natasha Mascarenhas took the reigns and invited Floodgate Capital’s Iris Choi to join in on the fun. It’s Choi’s fourth time being on the podcast, which officially makes her our mos...
Tags: TC, Disney, Startup, Future Of Work, Tech, Equity, Fintech, Alex Wilhelm, Floodgate, Donald J Trump, CHOI, Danny Crichton, Kevin Mayer, Stackin, Iris Choi, Bytedance


What is a cap table? [Whiteboard Friday]

The current capital structure of the startup is called a cap table. It contains details of various stakeholders and their holdings alongwith the type of instrument they hold.It gives a clear and crisp picture of all investments made in the startup from date of incorporation till date. An authoritative piece of information that is referenced during a fund raising exercise. The current episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday helps to explain the concept of cap table and how you can go about prepar...
Tags: Business, Funding, Startup, NextBigWhat, Legal Resources, eLagaan


Inman announces Startup Alley participants for Connect Now

May 28, 2020 – Inman Group® announced four companies no more than two years old that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman’s virtual event, Connect Now, that kicks off June 2-4, 2020.
Tags: Real Estate, Events, Startup, Radio, Event, Sponsor, Startup Alley, Start Up, Inman, RILA, Real Estate Conference, Inman Group, Ireal Estate Pro, Virtual Event, RoadtoClose, Townify


Building a $9 Million Business in Nine Months

The business idea sparked in 2015 when Andrew Boryk, an entrepreneurial high school student from Queens, NY with a penchant for technology development reached out to fellow Queens resident Nabeel Alamgir on LinkedIn because he felt they had a lot in common. During their initial LinkedIn contact, Andrew and Nabeel discovered they both participated in the Virtual Enterprise International (VE) program during their high school years. The nonprofit VE program, a year-long experiential class that teac...
Tags: Apple, Business, Startup, CMO, Queens, Manhattan, Eva Longoria, Stella Artois, Cto, Lunchbox, Right Now, Andrew, Johnson Johnson, Queens NY, Alamgir, GrubHub


Startups: The First-Mover Advantage And Why It Is So Important

There is an innate urge for humans to seek out new experiences and to be the leader of the pack. It speaks to our psychological need for acceptance, validation and… Read more » The post Startups: The First-Mover Advantage And Why It Is So Important appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Management, Business Strategy, First Mover Advantage


These far-flung US regions could become the next big startup hubs as techies abandon Silicon Valley and embrace remote work

The COVID crisis has forced tech companies to embrace remote work, and many have come to realize their employees can be just as productive working out of the office as in it. Some are now planning to allow much of their workforce to continue work remotely after the crisis passes; companies could save money if employees work in less costly areas of the country than traditional tech hubs. Facebook plans to support employees working far from its Silicon Valley headquarters, setting up regional hu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Colorado, Navy, California, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Startup, Pennsylvania, Comcast


Don’t Start that New Venture Without a Business Plan in Place

Now more than ever starting a new business may be the right move to make.  Just make sure to create a comprehensive business plan in advance to increase your chance of success! Starting a new business is definitely not for the faint of heart – it requires passion, resources, skill, patience, and perhaps even some good luck along the way.  Let’s not forget…most new businesses fail.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% fail in their first year while 50% fail on or befor...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Startup, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Right Now, Small Business Administration, G Stock Studio Shutterstock, Google Docs Google Slides, Jennifer Paley


The Success Story Of TEXTA And Its Humble Beginning

In the autumn of 2015, Tim Knorborg, Kim Søgaard Nielsen and Peter Kragh Lauritsen had a small, humble idea to offer texts and their writing services to companies and those around them. At the time, the idea fulfilled their desire and intense passion for content creation, but the potential success of their small company was undiscovered at the time. Fast forward to 2017, and the company had gone from having a modest office with around 20 employees to over 40 employees in a large, open-plan, wor...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Denmark, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Ideaspotting, TEXTA, Tim Knorborg Kim Søgaard Nielsen, Peter Kragh Lauritsen, Copenhagen Council, Danske Commodities TEXTA, Komett


How to Negotiate with Your Quarantine Partners

Being quarantined inside is difficult on its own but doing it with other people truly makes it hard. Too often we shy away from negative conflict which only makes issues grow. What negotiation strategies can you use to get an agreement that fits what you need and help with employers and customers as well? On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Alexandra Carter who is Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School and the author of  “Ask for More: Ten Questions to Negotiate Anythin...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Alex, Columbia Law School, Small Business Radio Show, Alexandra Carter, Mediation Clinic, Alexandra Carter Mediation Clinic Interview Alex, Small Business Radio Show Image


How to Start a Business Using Your Unemployment Money

Many Americans are, unfortunately, receiving unemployment compensation right now. But that could be an opportunity for would-be entrepreneurs. Have you considered starting a business with that unemployment money? And there’s a real need for innovation.Unemployment rose in the U.S. in April with the biggest monthly spike since 1948.  Small Business Trends contacted Mike Nunez, Chief Communications Officer at Incfile, to find out how to get your business up and running this way. How to Start a B...
Tags: Google, Sales, Startup, Don, LLC, Department of Labor, Nunez, DepositPhotos, Incfile, Mike Nunez, SEAP


The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting.

A pair of trends going on in the enterprise software business may help it weather the coronavirus crisis, Jai Das, an industry expert, told Business Insider. The shelter-in-place orders and the economic downturn have spurred interest in cloud-based software as an easier-to-manage, less costly alternative to running applications in corporate data centers or workstations, he said. Many recent enterprise software companies bill customers based on how many employees they have using their software,...
Tags: Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Sapphire Ventures, Infosys, Das, Troy Wolverton, Jai Das


After years of free-flowing capital, Silicon Valley startups and VCs have a newfound obsession with cash

Venture capitalists and their portfolio companies have placed a newfound premium on cash in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Prior to the COVID-related downturn, money was free flowing in Silicon Valley; now, though, not so much. Venture investors have pushed their portfolio companies to cut expenses and find alternative sources of money to extend their so-called runways to as much as two years worth of cash burn. Thus far, the focus on cash has worked; the investors who spoke to Business I...
Tags: US, Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Murphy, SBA, Troy Wolverton, Venture, US Small Business Administration, Blair Garrou, Jai Das, Garrou, Dan Malven


Enterprise software companies aren't immune to COVID, and experts warn investors are underestimating how many customers might demand price cuts or peel away

Investors may be underestimating the degree to which the enterprise software sector could be affected by the coronavirus crisis, experts told Business Insider. Many software makers have outperformed the broader stock market during the crisis and some, including Microsoft, have seen their shares near their all-time highs. But such companies aren't immune to the downturn and some are already being affected by it, the experts said. Companies are dropping certain applications, looking for price co...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Startup, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Murphy, First American Trust, Troy Wolverton, Jai Das, Jerry Braakman, Braakman


Enterprise software makers have outperformed the market since the coronavirus crisis hit. Experts say investors are underestimating just how hard the downturn is going to hit them.

Investors may be underestimating the degree to which the enterprise software sector could be affected by the coronavirus crisis, experts told Business Insider. Many software makers have outperformed the broader stock market during the crisis and some, including Microsoft, have seen their shares near their all-time highs. But such companies aren't immune to the downturn and some are already being affected by it, the experts said. Companies are dropping certain applications, looking for price co...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Startup, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Murphy, First American Trust, Troy Wolverton, Jai Das, Jerry Braakman, Braakman


Blitzfailing: How to NOT Grow a Company — Sputnik ATX

Blitzfailing: How to NOT Grow a Company Some time around 2016, a company that was raising at a lofty valuation pitched to me requesting capital from one of Sputnik ATX’s antecedent funds. The company pitching was WeWork.The heart of their presentation was a claim that WeWork represented a new model for coworking space that was going to revolutionize coworking from stodgy folks like Regus, a profitable competitor. At the time, WeWork charged less than Regus to use office space and WeWork had si...
Tags: Startups, Business, Startup, WeWork, Regus, Paul McElroy, Austin Startups, Venture-capital, Startup-lessons, Sputnik ATX, Blitzscaling, First Citywide Bank


Understanding investment ecosystem [Whiteboard Friday]

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Tags: Business, Funding, Startup, NextBigWhat, Legal Resources, eLagaan


$100,000 Department of Defense Human Performance Investment Challenge

Soft Exosuit from Harvard Biodesign Lab Capital Factory is pleased to announce the $100,000 Human Performance Investment Challenge focused on startups whose technologies leverage hardware and/or software solutions to enhance physical or cognitive capabilities. The Investment challenge will occur on July 15, at the first annual Fed Supernova which will be a fully virtual experience in partnership with the Army Futures Command’s Innovation Combine and xTechSearch programs. This first-of-its-kin...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Defense, Startup, Investment, Austin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fed, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Epic Office Hours, Army Futures Command, Capital Factory Center


10 Things You Must Be Knowing Before Starting Your Law Firm

The world is expanding its roots. So many companies start every single day. People choose professions in which they are experts. After graduating from law school, many people dream of working with a law firm, while many aspire to have a firm of their own. In law school, you are taught the legal learnings but not how to seek a job or business in it. When people start a business, they usually have many apprehensions. It is no different for the ones who wish to establish a law firm. The fear of fai...
Tags: Google, Business, Startup, Right Now, Diana Morris, BizInfor, Amnaj Khetsamtip Shutterstock


Some Ideas You Can Consider to Make Your Small Startup a Bigger Success

. {display:none !important;} .ezoic-ad {min-height: 10px !important;} .tagdiv-type iframe {display:none !important;} If you have created a small startup business then, you will probably be wanting to take it further and make it more successful but, how can you do this? Well, you can make your start-up more successful by doing many different things, including bringing in more staff to take on more clients, moving to bigger office space, getting in touch with an investor and looking ...
Tags: Business, Startup, Management, Alex, Right Now, Tej Kohli Peter Jones


10 Tips for Staying Productive When Facing Small Business Challenges

Even though many businesses are operating differently than usual these days, productivity still matters. Whether you’re working remotely or trying to make up for lost revenue, your business will be in a better position if you’re able to stay on task each day. To help you and your team get as much done as possible, check out these tips from members of the online small business community. Keep Your Remote Marketing Teams Productive Your team’s productivity can ultimately make a huge impact on t...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Social Media Examiner, Ann Smarty, John Jantsch, Martin Zwilling, Strella Social Media, Neil Duncan, Rachel Pedersen, Jennifer Hanford, Dario Supan, Tiffani Wroe, Jaques Corne Botha, Jane Courtnell


A $6.4 billion market to buy and sell stakes in venture capital funds is completely frozen, and some investors in VC funds could just walk away from their stakes

When a venture capital firm raises a new fund, the money committed by outside investors might seem to be set in stone for a period as long as 10 years. But those fund investors, called limited partners, can actually trade away their partnership stakes through private transactions. In recent years, a $6.4 billion secondary market has grown up to manage those trades, but it's now frozen due to the coronavirus-induced recession. In an uncertain economy, buyers and sellers find it hard to peg the ...
Tags: General, Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Dawn, PE, Evercore, Probitas Partners, Kelly DePonte, Owen Stubberfield, Setter Capital, More limited partners, DePonte, National Venture Capital Association Investors, Evercore Sometimes, Nigel Dawn Evercore


CHANGES AT SPUTNIK ATX

Changes at Sputnik ATX We’re adding more follow-on funding, and here’s how our interview process and classes will look during the pandemic. Oksana and I had more than just a few meetings in the past few months to discuss how the current pandemic will change investing in early stage companies, and how we can adapt to help companies be safe, and grow through hard times.So, we’re announcing today that we’re open for our next cohort applications, and have a couple of things you should know:It is ...
Tags: Startups, Business, Texas, Funding, Startup, Austin, Sputnik, Atx, Oksana, Austin Startups, Venture-capital


There are early signs that VC investors are backing out of their cash commitments, and it could break one of the industry's 'cardinal rules' and force funds to shrink

Venture industry experts see growing signals that some venture fund investors may renege on their commitments to send in the cash they promised. Venture funds typically have little cash on hand; when the fund managers need money for investments or other reasons, they issue capital calls to their investors, the limited partners. The terms of the partnership agreements require limited partners to pony up money when asked, or face onerous penalties if they don't. But at least some limited partner...
Tags: Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Couch, Goodwin, Beaudoin, Cooley, Fenwick West, Mayfield, Dailey, Venture, Bryan Roberts, Peter Adams, Probitas Partners, Richard Couch, Diablo Management Group


The COVID-19 crisis has frozen a $6.4 billion market where venture fund investors could sell their partnership interests. That freeze could drive cash-strapped investors to another option — walking away from their funding commitments to VCs

When a venture capital firm raises a new fund, the money committed by outside investors might seem to be set in stone for a period as long as 10 years. But those fund investors, called limited partners, can actually trade away their partnership stakes through private transactions. In recent years, a $6.4 billion secondary market has grown up to manage those trades, but it's now frozen due to the coronavirus-induced recession. In an uncertain economy, buyers and sellers find it hard to peg the ...
Tags: General, Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Dawn, PE, Evercore, Probitas Partners, Kelly DePonte, Owen Stubberfield, Setter Capital, More limited partners, DePonte, National Venture Capital Association Investors, Evercore Sometimes, Nigel Dawn Evercore


Raising your 1st funding round [Whiteboard Friday]

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Tags: Business, Funding, Startup, NextBigWhat, Legal Resources, eLagaan


Preparations needed before raising your 1st funding round [Whiteboard Friday]

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Tags: Business, Funding, Startup, NextBigWhat, Legal Resources, eLagaan


The government is now giving startups a green light to participate in its $670 billion small-business loan program, but at least some advocates are urging caution

The federal government seems once again to be encouraging startups to participate in a multi-billion loan program aimed at helping small businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The Small Business Administration, which runs the program, issued new guidance on Wednesday that seemingly addressed a big concern startups founders and their backers had about it — advising companies that the agency would consider any loan applications for amounts less than $2 million to have been made in good faith,...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Startup, Treasury, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, PPP, Matt Murphy, Sapphire Ventures, Murphy, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, SBA, ZIMMERMAN, Shake Shack, Lowenstein Sandler


Adopting a Growth Marketing Mentality for B2B Startups

“Growth marketing” sounds enticing–who doesn’t want marketing that leads to growth? While growth marketing has gained a lot of recent attention, it can be hard to know the potential it has for your specific startup organization.Yet, as we’ll discuss in this post, growth marketing has indeed become adaptable to virtually every organization. It doesn’t need to be adopted in its entirety or even used regularly, but its guiding principles can prove valuable in helping to advance your short- or long...
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Startup, Google Analytics, Austin Startups, Startup-marketing, B2b-marketing, Growth-marketing


Venture capital funds may quietly shrink during the coronavirus crisis if their investors back out of their cash commitments. Experts are spotting early signs of that danger.

Venture industry experts see growing signals that some venture fund investors may renege on their commitments to send in the cash they promised. Venture funds typically have little cash on hand; when the fund managers need money for investments or other reasons, they issue capital calls to their investors, the limited partners. The terms of the partnership agreements require limited partners to pony up money when asked, or face onerous penalties if they don't. But at least some limited partne...
Tags: Trends, Startup, Silicon Valley, Couch, Goodwin, Beaudoin, Cooley, Fenwick West, Mayfield, Dailey, Venture, Bryan Roberts, Peter Adams, Probitas Partners, Richard Couch, Diablo Management Group


Startup Small Businesses Struggle to Obtain Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Assistance; Remain Hopeful Despite Confusion Over CARES Act

Startup small business owners anticipate steep drop in revenue over the next six months, anticipate improvement over time. Startup small businesses are reporting varied attitudes about the CARES Act, and only 25% of startups have received non-government financial help in response to COVID-19, according to new data gathered by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses. While 59% of startups expect business revenue to be lower in the next three months, most startups have not changed their busin...
Tags: Business, America, Startup, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Bridget Weston, Payment Protection Program PPP, Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub