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  • Venture capital firms typically segment across three dimensions—sector, stage and size. Match with venture firms that know your industry, invest in your stage of business and can invest at the level you are seeking.
  • When you’re starting to scale, it becomes all about execution, which is a very different way from the way a startup is organized. This has major implications moving forward.

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  • Matt Blumberg, founder and CEO, coaches entrepreneurs through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business and a founder into a CEO.

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  • Brad Feld, entrepreneur and early-stage investor, provides valuable guidance on how to establish a board of directors who will be there to support you, direct you, and call you out when you fall short.

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  • Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell, partners at Scale Venture Partners, will explain how scaling differs from the startup phase, what kind of metrics you’ll need as you accelerate and what kind of team you’ll need.

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  • Drawing on insights from research, Daniel Pink helps you lead, motivate, and persuade – for the betterment of your company.

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  • Patent lawyer Peter McDermott discusses how intellectual property is a crucial asset of every company, and why it is never too early in the life of a company to consider how to make the most of it.

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  • Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur and venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor and what to watch out for when negotiating the final deal.

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  • As a founder you ignore “people problems” at your peril. It is important to understand how different founding choices could make a difference, according to expert Noam Wasserman.

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  • Angel investor Ian Sobieski explains the difference between angels and venture capitalists and illustrates how to find, approach and work with angels in order to form a successful and productive relationship.

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