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Why We Invested In RapidDeploy

Excited to announce our investment alongside Morpheus Ventures in the series B of RapidDeploy which provides a unified public safety workflow, reducing emergency response time (sample articles: official press release, TechCrunch). We had invested...
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Deep Tech Dive #5 | Norris Tie Co-Founder & CEO of Exosonic, Inc.

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From Sub to Super, in Silence For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Norris Tie, Co-Founder and CEO of Exosonic, Inc. Exosonic is a supersonic aviation company developing a new standard...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken -- it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is...
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Deep Tech Dive #4 | Drew Bellcock CTO of Pipedream Labs

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Building with Extensibility, Enter Holistic Innovation A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Drew Bellcock, CTO of Pipedream Labs. Pipedream is a network of underground tubes that offers near-instantaneous delivery of objects...
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A Failing Startup? 5 Best Practices

We often talk about what to do for your startup to succeed. But what to do when you have to call it a day? This post is focused on 5 best practices for winding...
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How “Imposter Syndrome” is killing your innovation and how to fight it

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As persons, professionals, and organisations we fear impostor syndrome too much. Both towards others and ourselves. We live in a world where knowing, is more celebrated than trying to learn. And it is burdening...
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Fundraising Intermediaries? Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Do It, And Where It Still Makes Sense

When it comes to startup fundraising, using intermediaries is looked disfavorably in many if not most ecosystems. Three key reasons for this trend -- more investors around, technology has made coordination and communication increasingly...
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Top Marketers Keep Customers in Mind

Customers satisfied with the products or services a business provides are more likely to continue doing business with that company. The key is to maintain their constant flow to the enterprise.  Marketers who succeed have...
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3 Timeless Lessons I Learned From Barack Obama’s Book

If Barack Obama called, would you answer it? Some would, other’s may not. Regardless of your political views, lessons are still lessons and so I am going to assume you would. If that is the case, this...
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If you can’t rectify Democracy, at least Respect your Individuality

Democracy has fallen hostage to Manipulation Democracy is the modern-day ideal government formation. Those who adopt the concept of a democratic state are considered progressive. Democracy, to the 21st-century citizen, is the ultimate achievement of...
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Crowdfunding? 3 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Oculus. Glowforge. Flow. Exploding Kittens. Veronica Mars. Tile. The Coolest Cooler. BauBax. Fidget Cube. What do all of these companies have in common? They are all successful and started with crowdfunding -- the list...
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Sharing Brainpower is In. Splendid Isolation is Out.

CONNECT YOUR CAREER WITH THE COLLABORATIVE ECO-SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE: IT’S FIT OR FAIL! Once upon a time, especially in the West, the idea took hold that the most exciting innovations were born in garages inhabited...
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Deep Tech Dive #3 | Matt McGuire CEO of SafeStamp®

“Jim Mattis invested in Theranos. Osama Bin Laden invested in box cutters. Who changed the world more?” A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt McGuire, CEO of SafeStamp Inc....
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Why Founders Should (Mostly) Stay CEOs

Amazon. Apple. Google. Facebook. Microsoft. Oracle. What all these companies have in common is one of the founders was / is the CEO that presided over the company for much of its existence, especially...
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Left-Brain v Right-Brain. Doesn’t Really Matter. Be Flexible In Your Thinking

According to conventional wisdom, people tend to have a personality, thinking style, or way of doing things that are either left-brained or right-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative...
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You Won’t Believe The Science of a Starship Landing!

Last December, Elon Musk the billionaire founder of SpaceX said that the company is planning on catching their new Super Heavy Booster in mid-flight during landing. His aim is to reduce the vehicle downtime...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he started the lean startup movement. Before the lean movement, I would...
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Pre-emptive round? 4 Ways To Decide How Startups Should Approach It

Someone wants to give you money before you start fundraising? When you still have cash in the bank? And you are getting a great valuation? Hurray! But while it’s almost always a good thing, there...
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A Simple, Brilliant Business Lesson from David Ogilvy

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Do what’s best for the customer, even if it’s not your customer. There’s a cliche saying that, when you hear it, makes you think of romantic relationships gone awry, but with one side still hopeful...
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10 Ways To ‘Uplive’ In Your Remote Office

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Upliving Remotely: The consistent application of routines and skills that take you from surviving remotely, to thriving remotely. Over the past year I have studied, tested, hypothesized and hypothesized what I needed to thrive remotely. Through...