Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 17

Hard hats and hard heads: Not an obstacle for 2 PowerUP innovators

By Merom klein “Before we wrote a single line of code or sketched our first product idea, we watched our buyers and users and saw their problems. We understood their frustrations – and saw what cost them time, money and misunderstandings. We understood how they worked and what they would and would not do with technology.” …

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Aug 17

Do Angels Really Bet on the Jockey?

A common phrase among angels is that we bet on the jockey not the horse. That means that the deciding factor is based on the people and the personalities behind a project more than the other aspects of the project. Anecdotally, this may be true because we like to invest in people who are innovative and in whom we can believe. But is …

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Aug 07

Mind Share and more: What happens at a Keiretsu meeting

Welcome to Keiretsu. If you’ve never been to a meeting, here’s an insider’s view. The meeting starts with greetings, informal meetings and light breakfast items. Keiretsu is not a networking group. It is an event management group, a facilitation meeting. It is the largest angel investment organization in North America. At the Philadelphia location, Howard …

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Aug 07

 Flying through customer service with social media

  Social media has many faces: time-waster, social-changer, customer servicer, marketing producer, socializer, rant blaster, celebrity booster, family connector, marriage destroyer, matchmaker, friendship definer. Companies have to identify how to insert a meaningful message into the mix of messages that fills the company’s goal. I recently visited the social media lab of one of the …

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Aug 01

The view on the 14th floor: Quotes from my first Keiretsu meeting

At the start of writing social media columns for this blog, I had a 30,000-foot view of Keiretsu and what it is about. I am not a certified investor. I am a writer. I deal in high volumes of words, not profits. I calculate commentary, not ratio of diluted or non-diluted funds. I create buzz …

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