Posts Categorized: Venture Capital
How Corporate Responsibility Feeds Your Bottom Line
Many commercial companies are beginning to realize that corporate responsibility is actually good business. The concept does not mean sacrificing the bottom line in pursuit of trendy causes. Rather, it means incorporating a business plan that not only maximizes profits but improves society as a whole, a company that makes money and gives back. A… Read more »
The Ecology of the Economy? Wait. What?
Hearing the word “ecology” will likely bring up vision of texts books and late nights studying for high school science exams. Or, for those of us who have blocked out 3rd Period Biology from our memories, it might bring to mind Paulie Shore dancing around a BioDome. Ecology is the branch of biology dealing with… Read more »
The Golden Rule: Be Ethical!
At any organization, any business, there are bound to be opportunities for employees to take an unethical “easy road”. If the company has fostered an ethically sound environment, most people will avoid cutting corners, however, if people think that they can succeed at work by acting unethically and get away with it, they will.
Why Convertible Equity Might be a Better Seed-Financing Choice for Startups
The common refrain among startups is that there is a shortage of funding options available to them. Banks won’t touch early stage companies due to the lending risk. But venture capital usually isn’t a choice either because most VC firms don’t invest in early-stage companies until they are further along, perhaps reaching a benchmark such… Read more »
How to change your company culture: Jeff Bezos says you don’t; here’s what we say
After getting in trouble in 2015 for the overly intense Amazonian workplace culture, Jeff Bezos composed the following words. These appeared in his annual letter to investors: A word about corporate cultures: for better or for worse, they are enduring, stable, hard to change. They can be a source of advantage or disadvantage. You can… Read more »
How to be a Successful Manager
Successful management means acting responsibly towards all people “No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, its learned not inherited.” ― Tom Northup Income, social status, and influence are the outward signs of a successful business manager, but there are things a good manager must do and be to responsibly achieve success.
The Next Frontier of Burgers? Tech Start-Up Creates Meat-Free Burgers
Impossible Foods, a California tech start-up that describes itself as “transforming the global food system by inventing a better way to make the meats and cheeses we love without using animals,” just created a environmentally friendly and meat-free cheeseburger.
The Newest TechStars Grant Recipients!
Many companies know about Techstars, the accelerator program that offers programs in cities across the country. But the Techstars Foundation, a non-profit organization, supports the startup community in a different way. The foundation aims to improve gender, racial, and socio-economic diversity in the technology industry through an array of awards that support organizations that share… Read more »