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Archive for January 2016

VC Brand Building

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We often see VCs spend a lot of time on a single blog post where they do a detailed market map of some space or some very thoughtful writeup of something which they self-publish or guest post on a place like TechCrunch. These are great to get things going and help build an initial audience but if you want to become a thought leader, you have to keep pounding on that theme – again and again. Again, if you look at Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr blog, you’ll see that he was “an overnight hit 5 years in the making”.  This is hard work.

Source: Quantitative VC – How to Build Your Personal VC Brand With Data

Written by John Gannon

January 19, 2016 at 10:22 am

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Associate VC Job at BBG Ventures in NYC

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BBG Ventures is a NYC-based seed stage fund that invests in consumer tech start-ups with at least one female founder. We back the new wave of entrepreneurs who are reimagining daily life, creating market-defining products and services that make our work, play and home lives simpler, better — and more satisfying. We invest across marketplaces, commerce, media/content, services built on mobile and connected living.

We believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women who are using technology to address common life-challenges and transform daily habits. Women are the dominant users of the fastest-growing mobile and social platforms, and they make or influence 85% of consumer purchases. We think it’s smart business (and plain old common sense) to invest in entrepreneurs who know the end-user best.

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Written by John Gannon

January 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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Why you need to give your startup at least a year (and maybe more) to see if it is working

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You get a product out. People are indifferent.

Turns out it wasn’t such a great idea after all.

You either quit, OR, you take some of the lessons you learned along the way and launch something new.

That probably won’t work either, but it might.

Or the next one might.

Source: Startup Answers | I want to get into the startup world – what should I read?

Written by John Gannon

January 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

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How to become a super-encounterer

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You become a super-encounterer…in part because you believe that you are one — it helps to assume that you possess special powers of perception, like an invisible set of antennas, that will lead you to clues.

From: How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

Written by John Gannon

January 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

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