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Our 6 Must Reads for Hiring Tactics that Break the Mold

30 Jan , 2019  

The beginning of every year unleashes a frenetic rush of activity, from wrapping up performance reviews to finalizing budgets to starting on those plans for the quarters to come. Read more

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Why VCs and founders should raise on more realistic valuations

27 Jan , 2019  

This is an incredible time to be an entrepreneur. The venture capital industry is investing record amounts and it’s no coincidence that the five most valuable companies in the world started life as venture-backed startups. Read more

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Using data to shorten VC learning cycles

27 Jan , 2019  

Max Niederhofer recently wrote a very thoughtful piece reflecting on the psychology of venture capital called “Fear and loathing in Venture Capital”. Read more

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How to win the fight of value vs price

23 Jan , 2019  

At Forward Partners we run regular Brown Bag Lunches – events that bring our portfolio founders together around specific topics led by industry experts. Read more

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Scaling Lessons from 1000 Software Companies

23 Jan , 2019  

After attending SaaStock two years in a row and enjoying the networking and fun we had there, we wanted to up our game and partner with them for the 2018 edition. Read more

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What Google’s CEO Couldn’t Explain to Congress

21 Jan , 2019  

The parade of Silicon Valley figures to Capitol Hill continued today when Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, the core of the Alphabet holding company, went before the House… Read more

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Interview: How to get People & Talent right for startup growth

21 Jan , 2019  

Clare Mullen is a Talent and People professional with a wealth of experience including most recently, as consulting Head of People and Culture at DrDoctor. Ginni Lisk is our very own Head of Talent and People Operations. Read more

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Mastering your enterprise sales playbook

21 Jan , 2019  

Sales is hard… and there are plenty of exciting software startups out there who consistently fail to cut through the noise. Inexperienced sales teams lose out to larger, more mature vendors with vast resources and well-honed processes (despite offering a superior product. Read more

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Wisdom from the West Coast: Personal Lessons in Leadership.

20 Jan , 2019  

So what could founder CEOs, with small, though growing teams, learn from these people, some of whom are leading tens of thousands? First the bad news. Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, stated, “most things you can’t control”. Read more

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Nike and Boeing Are Paying Sci-Fi Writers to Predict Their Futures

20 Jan , 2019  

Sci-Fi has always inspired inventors and entrepreneurs. So instead of waiting for the future, the world’s biggest corporations are employing Sci-Fi writers to conjure it for them. Read more