Working with Founders

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

by vanessaalexandra on January 5, 2018 with 0 comment

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 0 comment

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 0 comment

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 0 comment

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 0 comment

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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