Working with Founders

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Working with FoundersEntrepreneur, founders, operations, optimize, startups, VC

by vanessaalexandra on January 5, 2018 with Comments Off on Working with Founders

After closing we will meet with the founders and have a deeper conversation around early goals, what their plans are, and provide feedback. Depending on the product stage or stage in seed – because yes, it has become that broad – we will provide help in the following formats. If we are first institutional money …

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Part of Getting It Done: The Element of Time

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Part of Getting It Done: The Element of Timededicate, growth, improvement, learn, meeting goals, optimize, plan, value

by vanessaalexandra on August 13, 2013 with Comments Off on Part of Getting It Done: The Element of Time

Part of getting it done is having tangible concrete action items to help you get where you need to be.  I was speaking with a friend that has a major project to take on and whilst we discuss the first big action item, I ask (knowing his bad habits), “When will you have it done?” …

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Mental Exercise: Lumosity Recommendation

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Mental Exercise: Lumosity Recommendationgames, human brain, improvement, learn, optimize, practice, value

by vanessaalexandra on August 9, 2013 with Comments Off on Mental Exercise: Lumosity Recommendation

Work is a type of mental exercise and it sometimes is not the right kind the brain needs in a given moment.  It’s why people will want to sometimes listen to music while they work, or prefer having careers that focus on using a different part of their brain; from a financial professional to a …

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Internship Experience

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Internship Experiencebusiness, early stage, Interns, operations, optimize, startups, team

by vanessaalexandra on August 6, 2013 with Comments Off on Internship Experience

My intern team runs from 5 to 8 interns at any given point throughout the year.  I structure internships using a three pronged solution, the internship role will have a: Responsibility in operations to run the day to day of the business Project or duty that will impact his or her experience and growth; It has …

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Is the Accelerator Model Broken?

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Is the Accelerator Model Broken?angel investors, early stage, optimize, startups, value, VC

by vanessaalexandra on August 2, 2013 with Comments Off on Is the Accelerator Model Broken?

About a year ago and after working at New York Angels for a few months, I realized that as hot as the early stage venture scene is, I could not figure as to the number of deals being funded leant itself to prove high success for these companies in 1, 2, or more years.   …

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