Managing and Presenting to Your Board

I am delivering a webinar today for The Entrepreneur Cooperative (ECO) and Founder Org, a membership-based community for founders and CEOs of companies generating over $1 million in revenue. In this presentation, I discuss: Assembling and Managing your Board Running the Board Meeting Running Startup Experiments Preparing the Board Agenda and Deck and I include...

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Video: Who Will Disrupt Investment Management, and How?

The Digital Evolution Institute just posted my keynote video from their conference last month, on Who Will Disrupt Investment Management, and How? Slides are here....

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How investors can fight terror

Historically, many investors have tried hard to be apolitical. But US political dysfunction has forced many investors to become active in domestic politics, and Hamas’s war on Israel forces many of us to fight Hamas. You might think I condemn Hamas because I am both Jewish and Israeli. But that is not the reason. First,...

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Backing underrepresented founders without an explicit race or gender filter

“The first official piece of policy around diversity efforts in venture capital may soon see the light of day, but not because of any action by the government. In a complaint filed this week, the American Alliance for Equal Rights — founded by conservative activist Edward Blum, the man driving the effort to end affirmative action —...

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Seeking CEO+team for VC-backed startup: Identify and move the hidden levers of power

Looking 4 entrepreneurial CEO/product mgr/biz-dev killer 4 a network-based service.. pre-launch, BIG equity, big peeps involved–ANY TIPS?? Many of us support certain political candidates, nonprofits, or other non-governmental organizations. They all struggle to get elected or to change policy in their preferred direction. Do you want to identify and move the hidden levers of power,...

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14 Tips on How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

It’s hard enough to raise capital from VC, private equity fund, and family offices. How do you sell to them? I’m an investor in many companies which sell to these types of clients. I put together a cheat sheet with some of the sales best practices I’ve seen. I thought this would be helpful to...

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