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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Of course that’s not true. My first startup was no different.

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Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

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Celgene later did some things Daniel called unusual, such as helping set up opportunities for Agios to get more funding, he says. No longer.

Of Course #BlackLivesMatter — How Could Anything be LESS Controversial?

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Of course all lives matter. Of course Micah Johnson who shot many police officers this week in Dallas killing 5 officers is despicable.

How to Help Children With Chronic Illness

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I was asked to be the host at this year’s CoachArt Gala of Champions event on October 27th at the esteemed Beverly Hilton hotel.

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It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

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There’s a team of Los Angeles entrepreneurs who would agree with me on that, and they launched their platform Kadenze to help people tap their creativity. More simply put, it’s an online portal to access university level arts and creative courses. I don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”. Stanford. Image: Pixabay.

Lynda.com Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills

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Lynda.com provides a huge library of online video courses on software, web design, photography, and many other topics. READ MORE>>.

Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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I’d love to know people to “follow&# on websites to help expand my tastes the way that Twitter expands my news sources. Problem.

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Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. Some borrowers would prefer to deal with the original lender if a problem arises during the course of the loan, he said. million in 2012 to more than $59 million in 2015.

8 Questions to Help Decide if You Should be Raising Money Now

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Respectfully, of course. And of course there’s another biggie – uncertainty about future fund raising. 25% dilution).

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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I had worked along with some of these organization son the ground, who were employing people, providing microfinancing, education, and help.

VIEVU Helps Cops turn the Camera on YOU

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And of course we’re a tech company; we always have something up our sleeve! The wearable tech sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2014.

SBIR/STTR Phase I Grant Proposal Course

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- SBIR/STTR Phase I Grant Proposal Course. This one-day, 8-hour intensive course provides an overview of the SBIR and STTR funding process and helps individuals prepare to write a comprehensive grant proposal. See [link] (more

Please Help Me Congratulate Jordan Hudson as @UpfrontVC’s Newest Investment Principal

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Please help me congratulate him by Re/Tweeting this post (and following him if you don’t already). Happy official New Year’s, all.

SBIR/STTR Phase II Grant Proposal Course

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 -- SBIR/STTR Phase II Grant Proposal Course. This one-day, 8-hour course will help individuals understand the SBIR/STTR Phase II grant proposal process and will give participants key tools to use in preparing their proposal. See [link] (more

DocStoc Launches Expert Video

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The site--headed by CEO Jason Nazar--said today that it has launched a selection of expert, video courses , featuring over 100 hours of video.

What is Deep Learning and Why Does Google Have a Free Course On It?

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Google has started a free course meant to teach people about deep learning. Deep learning may be a new trend, but it’s an important one.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

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To my surprise, when I told the Dean that I was learning nothing from the Core courses, he simply asked me what I wanted to take. Communication.

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10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes

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To this end, Jason and his DocStoc team have created a compelling online course entitled, 21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

Lead, Follow or Get the F**k Out of the Way

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And of course fudging never produces world-class results, so many companies suffer from mediocrity. Lead — It’s hard to be a real leader.

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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We did make money helping customers process Twitter data. These are just some quick examples to help you understand the differences.

How Deepak Chopra Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Your Health

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Now, virtual reality is being used as a therapeutic meditation tool to help people find their zen and reduce stress-related health issues.

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Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO

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The investment will help to add more online classes to their already impressive offerings. The movement has grown to a include a bevy of online courses, workshops, and events that aim to guide the future employees of tomorrow into a field that needs more help than anyone ever thought.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

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Instead of trying to teach students to be an entrepreneur, I expose my entrepreneurial students to tools that will help them solve real-world problems.

UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program

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UC Irvine is jumping onto the big data bandwagon, saying this week that it has launched a new, online course specifically aimed at helping individuals learn all about big data. UCI said the program will use such software as Hadoop, Teradata, Knime, Aster, IBM-Netiza, HP-Veritca, Statistica, R, Python and Crystal Ball. READ MORE>>.

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Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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And even when calculated correctly often CAC’s are assumed to be constant but of course they’re not. And of course ultimately on profitability.

How Epoxy Is Helping Content Creators Make Their Video More Social

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Los Angeles-based Epoxy (www.epoxy.tv) launched yesterday to help content creators do just that. Are you a content creator for the web? Thanks!

Why Computer Vision Has Become a Major Investment Theme for Me

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The objective behind Nanit is to help parent “sleep more and monitor less.” Of course in recent years voice as I/O is becoming mainstream.

How a Tourist Can Help you with Your Startup

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I suppose there’s some truth to that but of course it’s an over simplification. Such is leadership. And VC. And it’s true.

The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers

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It’s human nature to try and be helpful to others. In many instances this help is genuine, well-meaning and productive.

Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

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Of course if an organization buys Density sensors that data isn’t available more broadly to the market unless they opt in to sharing with others.

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

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Of course we fund companies in good markets and bad. Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets. Thank you, guys. VC Industry

Never Ask Two People to do One Person’s Job

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Over the year’s I’ve tried to offer some tangible, practical advice to help people communicate more effectively. Why you do me like that? Great.

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Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

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Alelo--which originally spun out of USC--said they have been partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, to build a project called VRP (Virtual role-playing) Builder, which is aimed at helping to make it easier to develop virtual role playing-based learning courses. READ MORE>>.

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

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Of course as a frequently traveler I know this, too. They are there to help you correct your course when you want to make decisions that their history and wisdom tells them might lead you into a dark alley. It’s my job to help you find your True North. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs? And special.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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You’ll be able to rub elbows with people that can help you get where you need to go. We’ve also partnered with WeAreLATech , a startup resource that can help everyone from potential employees to budding founders to get acclimated to the LA ecosystem with job listings, event calendars, and startup profiles. Cost : $10.

Be Careful About Being a Meddling Startup CEO

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So operating at a higher level, helping to set the framework for decision making and then sitting down and watching the game be played, is certainly the way to go.” ” Of course I agree with this. Allocation planning in product management in ingenious and helps a lot with CEO meddling. I speak from experience. Sales.

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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If you’re a technology startup you need to excel at product, of course. Of course reciprocity matters so they would all leap into action.

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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Of course “carried interest” tax breaks are more at risk than founder tax breaks. Of course if an employee “exercises” his or her options AND holds the stock more than one year then they are eligible to earn long-term capital gains. Of course I don’t believe that VCs should be a protected class.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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I presented the deck below – which was prepared with the great help of Upfront Venture’s Principal Jordan Hudson – at Dave McClure’s must attend event called PreMoney with much more data and narrative than I had in my blog post. ” The most recent was 18 months ago or so called The Kauffman Report.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

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And of course the 800 pound gorilla – YouTube – is also horizontal in nature. And of course these numbers are only increase.