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GoingVC launch

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I launched a new service to help people get their 1st job in venture capital.

Despite having this lovely WordPress blog, I decided to share all of the details about it here on Medium.

 

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Written by John Gannon

July 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

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Marco Arment’s personal brand

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Most people probably agree that patronage is a funding model worth aspiring to, but the point of contention hinged on the strength of Marco Arment’s personal brand. Marco can fund his app through patronage because he has the brand to do so, built over many years.

Source: Nadia Eghbal

Written by John Gannon

May 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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AngelList making a bigger play in the hiring space

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Just saw this job posting: Talent: Business Development job at AngelList – AngelList.

Lots of talk about building and growing revenue in there.

And AngelList doesn’t charge anyone for job postings today.

So something’s happening here…

Written by John Gannon

April 2, 2016 at 7:50 am

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The Editor Every EBook Author Needs:

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Been spending a lot of time reading books about copywriting, like:

And it got me thinking…

For my next book I’m going to hire not just a copy editor —  I’m going to have a marketing copywriter edit it (well, at least the beginning of it), too.

Why?

Well, on any of the ebook platforms folks interested in your book can read the first few pages or chapter as a free sample.

That sample needs to really draw them in so they buy the book.

So it should be written like a long form sales letter.

Hence the need for a copywriter…

Written by John Gannon

March 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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.

Click here to learn more.

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Written by John Gannon

January 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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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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