Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. Of course that’s not true. ” They want technical sales to help with customer objections.

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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.

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

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Of course all lives matter. She asks those who agree to stand and of course nobody stands, to which she rightly says … “That says very plainly, you know what’s happening, you know you don’t want it for you, I want to know why you’re so willing to accept it or to allow it to happen for others.”

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. There are also a three tiers of membership to suit specific student needs: Free: Enroll in any available course, watch video lectures, participate in forums. I don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”.

Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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And of course I feel sympathy for the Jews in Israel who have been dealing with this kind of terrorism for decades now and the recent uprisings of senseless stabbings of normal citizens and the constant bombing and terrorism that surrounds the country. Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions.

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Lynda.com Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills

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Carpinteria-based online education site lynda.com has tied into a new program from LinkedIn , to highlight courses that users of both sites have completed through the online learning site. lynda online education video courses linkedin jobs resume employment

Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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And of course I know that some 25 year-olds are thinking that they’d rather stay in somewhere more hip, more alive at night & probably a bit cheaper. I’d love to know people to “follow&# on websites to help expand my tastes the way that Twitter expands my news sources.

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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.

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

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Respectfully, of course. I think many entrepreneurs under-estimate the benefit that capital early helps in being able to produce product and differentiate yourself in a nascent marketplace. And of course there’s another biggie – uncertainty about future fund raising.

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Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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Los Angeles-based Enrou (www.enrou.co) thinks it has a way--by connecting people with products that also help support international development and causes, via its own online marketplace.

VIEVU Helps Cops turn the Camera on YOU

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It has created a body-worn camera developed for the professional workforce like law enforcement, to help officers keep their integrity and protect themselves from liabilities. And of course we’re a tech company; we always have something up our sleeve!

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). Helping be the VC “presence” at key events. Ability to source information easily to help build a thesis around companies / industries / competition.

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

DocStoc Launches Expert Video

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In what it calls a "video MBA", Santa Monica-based DocStoc has launched a major new feature of the site, aimed at helping small businesses and professionals learn about everything from building a brand, pitching their business plan, running an Adwords campaign, and more.

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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

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. So what exactly is deep learning and why would Google start a free course dedicated to it? As one of the biggest tech giants out there, it makes sense for Google to devote an entire course to it.

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. I have included UCSB’s catalog course numbers in the event a student is interested in learning more about a particular class.

Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

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A former analytic software executive at eBay and Sears Holdings, Ratzesberger was helping to chart Teradata’s course from the. Dayton, OH-based Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), which has roughly 1,000 employees at its Teradata Labs engineering unit in San Diego, says today it has acquired StackIQ, a six-year-old startup near San Diego that specializes in software used to automate datacenters in the cloud. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes

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Always the serial entrepreneur, Jason is expanding Docstoc’s mission to include not just documents, but a variety of tools that help entrepreneurs run their businesses, such as ebooks and videos. If you enjoy Jason’s content and style, you might want to check out his online course.

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. And while leaders set direction, of course it is teams that deliver results. Dissenters need to be willing to roll up their sleeves and help do the work.

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

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But of course customers will have to do some technical work to migrate products and will lose DataSift functionality that Twitter / Gnip does not possess directly. We did make money helping customers process Twitter data.

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. My courses are rigorous and demanding. out of 5 in both Helpfulness and Clarity.

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. According to UCI, its Extension program will offer up a new Big Data Specialized Studios Program , which will specifically help professionals in the industry gain the background their need in big data techniques.

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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. Right now, what that means is a set of apps for distributing video out to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and some tools to help engage and build audiences on the back end.

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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In general I find that raising large amounts of money when you haven’t figured it out ends up papering over problems more then helping solve fundamental issues in the business. And even when calculated correctly often CAC’s are assumed to be constant but of course they’re not.

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. In addition to being a tool for burgeoning startups and lucrative companies, virtual reality is also a great way to escape the stress of everyday life.

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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. Coding bootcamps have proven to the cure for a workforce that isn’t qualified to handle the complicated technologies that rule the business world today.

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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. And if I’m going to help a bit while I’m here the better I know ‘what’s what’ the easier it will be for me to help and be on my way.&#.

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.” The major source of output of course has a computer monitor that fortunately takes a lot less desk real estate than it did when I started at my first job in 1991.

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 we try to write up and publish our thoughts publicly both to help other investors & entrepreneurs and also to test our thoughts in the public market of ideas. Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets.

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. Most of us like to help create connections between people for whom an introduction, we believe, would be mutually beneficial.

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

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Density laser tracking above a doorway As I’ve written before I believe Computer Vision will become a major factor as a Human-Computer Interface (1) as sensors and cameras help us make sense of our physical world.

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. Of course I cc people on emails. There is one big mistake many people make and especially with VC firms but of course it’s broadly applicable. Why you do me like that?

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