8 Ways Blogging Can Supercharge Your Business Website

Startup Professionals Musings

I have found that publishing a regular blog can give you an edge in making all this happen. One of these is blogging, to let people know about your brand, provide links to supportive articles, and generate back-links to your content from other sites.

7 Recommendations For Building Your Brand With A Blog

Startup Professionals Musings

Blogging has come a long way in the past few years, from a social release for narcissists, to today’s required vehicle for promoting your consulting business and gaining valuable online exposure. Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from experience: Lead with your blog.

How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

Both Sides of the Table

I don’t know Ezra yet but since he’s taking the time to blog (which I hugesly respect) and share thoughts I thought I’d take him up on his challenge and also spill the beans on my secrets. On blogging I blog because I love it. My other secret on blogging?

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

Both Sides of the Table

Blogs. By definition, you read blogs. People often ask me why I started blogging. I know that I have not yet earned these kudos based on investment returns (although my partners have. My suggestion is to blog about your industry. Blog on that topic.

8 Ways That Blogging Will Kickstart Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Blogging is one of the best ways to do this and build a brand, even before you have a product or service. Thus I recommend that every entrepreneur start blogging in parallel with solution development for the following benefits: Get customer idea feedback before you commit resources.

Interesting New Tech Blog for your Radar Screen

Both Sides of the Table

Over the holiday I became aware of a new tech blog that aims to have deep insights into the next generation of technology, which they call The Hypernet. My favorite post was this one (image above) in which they talked about their 10 hypothesis for technology investing.

Record Exit Value for VC-Backed Startups Could Fuel Investment

Xconomy

billion in money returned to investors—that’s already topped all other full-year totals, according to the latest VentureMonitor, the quarterly report on venture capital investment complied by the National Venture Capital Association and PitchBook.

A Blog Can Be A Startup’s Most Valuable Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

I can attest from experience that publishing a regular blog to properly showcase your offering, even before you have it, is a most cost effective approach in time and money. Most of the people you would want as co-founders are now cruising the relevant blogs for ideas and partners.

Kick-Start Your Consulting Startup With Your Blog

Startup Professionals Musings

Blogging has come a long way in the past few years, from a social release for narcissists, to today’s required vehicle for promoting your consulting business and gaining valuable online exposure. Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from experience: Lead with your blog.

Early-stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

TechCrunch LA

Defy , the early-stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the firm’s portfolio.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. Where LinkedIn Works for Me A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive About this Blog Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loading

Every Consultant Needs a Blog More Than a Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Blogging has come a long way in the past few years, from a social release for narcissists, to today’s required vehicle for promoting your consulting business and gaining valuable online exposure. Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from experience: Lead with your blog.

Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

Xconomy

Prices for agricultural commodities such as corn, soy, and wheat are at their lowest levels in years, but investment in agricultural technology has never been better. Just 10 percent of corporate investments were made to build new technological capabilities, the report says.

Seed-Stage Deals Show Growing Diversity of Agtech Investments

Xconomy

Fundraising is tough for startups but it’s particularly difficult in agriculture, a sector that has fewer firms focused on agtech investments. While the total dollars invested in 2016 decreased by nearly 30 percent year over year, the total number of deals increased by 10 percent.

Mail.com Buys Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based Mail.com Media Corporation , which operates the email service Mail.com, said today that it has acquired an entertainment focused blog, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. The company is backed by Quadrangle Capital Partners, which invested $35M in the firm back in October of last year. Tags: mail.com mail media merger acquisition deadlinehollywooddaily blog content email

Bio Roundup: MedCo’s Pricing Plan, Vertex’s Gamble, uBiome Undone

Xconomy

Being first to market with a new type of drug brings advantages. The first mover sets the bar for what physicians, payers, and patients can expect of that medicine and how much it costs. It grabs market share that followers have to steal away.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

Both Sides of the Table

On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs. After my company was acquired by Salesforce.com I was asked to stop blogging and they took over my blog as an asset in the sale of the company. My blog was wiped out. I had kept a personal blog for more than a year and was new at keeping a professional blog. Remember, I was new to professional blogging.

After Investing, GSK to Buy Out Celiac Drug Developer Sitari Pharma

Xconomy

Sitari was the first of eight companies spun up through the partnership between the Southern California investment outfit and British pharma company. GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring a startup it helped launch in 2013 as part of an alliance with life sciences venture capital firm Avalon Ventures.

Chris Sacca Retires from Startup Investing

L.A. Business Journal

Prominent seed-stage startup investor Chris Sacca announced in a blog post titled “Hanging up my spurs” on Wednesday that he has retired from venture capital investing

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Two Days, Five Biotech IPOs, and $359M Raised for Clinical Trials

Xconomy

It will be hard to top last year’s flurry of biotech companies joining the public markets, but this week is shaping up to be the busiest for life science IPOs in recent memory. Five biotechs priced their IPOs and at least one more is coming.

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been using Chartbeat for over a month now to track performance of my blog and I find myself looking at Google Analytics much less these days. I’m not a shareholder and I’m not even actively looking at making an investment.

7 Keys To Optimizing Your Investment In Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most social media outlets don’t require a subscription charge, but they certainly always require an investment, sometimes large, in people, in technology, your reputation, and your time. Return-On-Investment metrics are not new, but the tools are different.

For a Services Business, a Blog Trumps a Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Blogging has come a long way in the past few years, from a social release for narcissists, to today’s required vehicle for promoting your consulting business and gaining valuable online exposure. Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from experience: Lead with your blog.

EvoNexus Gets Bank, Investment Firm Backing for Fintech Incubator

Xconomy

Two financial firms are betting on a nonprofit incubator program in San Diego in hopes of identifying top talent and potential targets for investment or acquisition.

Public and Open Debate is the Highest Form of Democracy (and Blogging)

Both Sides of the Table

And there is relationship between debating and blogging. I started blogging in 2005 and then re-started blogging about a year ago. The most important experience I have in blogging is the debate it encourages. So it goes with blogging. So it goes on my blog.

To Help Boost Female-led Startups, More Women Join Investor Ranks

Xconomy

Houston —Men have long leveraged their networks to succeed in business, and the tech industry has been no exception. Women, finding themselves outside of the club, are now creating their own networks to do the same. Katelyn O’Shaughnessy already had a solid track record, selling TripScope , a travel startup she co-founded in 2013, to Travefy two years ago.

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VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

Xconomy

If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men.

Billie, Subscription Shaving Products Service for Women, Raises $25M

Xconomy

The New York-based startup said Tuesday that the new funding round, which is being led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group, brings its total investment to $35 million.

Viral Marketing And Word-of-Mouth Require Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

Think of a brand evangelist team online as people blogging about your product, or posting links to it in every forum. It also means making the content appear omnipresent on the Web and in the marketplace, including dedicated video sites and blogs.

Saxena: More Than a Tool, A.I. Must Be Used With Society in Mind

Xconomy

startup CognitiveScale and managing director of The Entrepreneur Fund , which makes investments in early-stage machine learning companies, Saxena believes A.I. [ Updated 12/27/18, 9:54 am ] Manoj Saxena is bullish on artificial intelligence. As chairman of Austin, TX-based A.I.

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From Immigration to Taxes, Execs Talk Trump Effect on Innovation

Xconomy

When it comes to developing and promoting innovation, external factors beyond the control of company founders, investors, and other business leaders can also determine whether a startup succeeds or fails.

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Retailers Turn to Analytics, 3D Tech to Promote Fit, Reduce Returns

Xconomy

One size fits most (at best), and a women’s sizing system created during the Depression doesn’t gibe in an e-commerce business that prizes personalization.

Bio Roundup: Cholesterol Check, J&J’s Opioid Hit, AbbVie’s Flop & More

Xconomy

You might be camping, barbecuing, or sleeping on Monday. It’s Labor Day, after all. But in Paris, this cardiologist will be in a conference center, walking an audience through a slide deck packed with Phase 3 data for a new cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran. Inclisiran’s owner, the Medicines Co., jumped the presentation by a week, promising in a statement Monday that the data were very good, indeed. Xconomy and many others will pore over the results to make sure.

Beyond Meat’s IPO Bags $241M to Make Plant-Based Burgers Mainstream

Xconomy

deals DNS Venture Partners Ethan Brown Impossible Foods investing IPO Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Kroger Obvious Ventures startups TGI Friday's VC Venture Capital Wegmans Whole Foods Market xperienceA Beyond Meat burger is coming to a location near you—and soon.

Mark Levin Named Xconomy’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in Boston

Xconomy

We at Xconomy are excited to announce that we are honoring Mark Levin, co-founder and partner at Third Rock Ventures, with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston. The award recognizes Levin’s extensive contributions to the biotech industry and to the Boston life sciences ecosystem.