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Top 21 VC Blogs You Must Follow

Top 21 VC Blogs You Must Follow

Venture Capitalists of our day have taken the time to create and maintain active blogs that are meant to inspire, educate, and help you along your path as an entrepreneur or investor. Here are the top ones to consider that I personally follow. 

Let's not forget why and how we get into relationships

Let's not forget why and how we get into relationships

In light of Valentines Day fast approaching, we are all exposed to endless images of candy, chocolate, lust, and sex but amidst all this, we tend to sometimes forget why we got into relationships in the first place. Check out a piece by my friend and Wilshire Austin assistant account coordinator, Andhrea Gapunay, on how we should all take a moment to look back at how our relationships first started. 

The Habits of Highly Creative People

The Habits of Highly Creative People

Imagination and creativity is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Let's take a peek at the habits of highly creative people.

Entrepreneurship: The Path of Uncertainty

Entrepreneurship: The Path of Uncertainty

Unfortunately, the ability to control outcomes is an illusion. This is one of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned in my years of being in business for myself.

You don’t really know how things will turn out.

And this is OK.

Top SuperBowl Commercials - A lesson in PR

Top SuperBowl Commercials - A lesson in PR

It's a beautiful and powerful thing, when a company's message captures your attention and connects with you deeper, not via statistics or data, but by human emotion and resonation to evoke synergistic thought. It's a message that you trust, hold in your hand and in your heart as your own, and inspires you to act. 

7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

What is it that makes them so successful? 

MLK's 5 Lessons to Learn on Entrepreneurship

MLK's 5 Lessons to Learn on Entrepreneurship

In light of MLK day, I found it only fitting that we shine a spotlight on the civil rights hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we’re covering 5 entrepreneurial lessons we can learn and implement from his extraordinary life. MLK was a visionary, an activist, a catalyst for change and an entrepreneur. Yes, you heard that right. An entrepreneur. Check out the five things we can all learn from him and emulate into our own lives.

 

Off to Los Angeles

Off to Los Angeles

A new city, a new place, a new company, and a new beginning. It's a new chapter to write. We all have only one life to live - just one autobiography to write. I intend to write a good one.

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

The startup world is like the Hunger Games. And you, the entrepreneur, are Katnis Everdeen, placed with a daunting task: to persuade masses to believe you and in what you’re building, to raise an army to help you, to fight the competition, to protect your dream, and to grow a kingdom of loyal customers – all while others constantly doubt you, fight you, and try their best to take everything you have. 

Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Whether you're a startup founder or an investor, it's always important to grasp the basic fundamentals of startup finance. Don't worry, we're breaking it down to the bits and pieces. 

How to become an Authority and Influencer: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 2/6

How to become an Authority and Influencer: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 2/6

One of the hardest things that a startup founder struggles with is getting attention for their venture.  Like many of you, I definitely struggled with this at the beginning of my startup career. However, I’m here to tell you that it is definitely possible to turn that around. 

2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur - An Introduction to the Wasabi Ventures Academy

2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur - An Introduction to the Wasabi Ventures Academy

This year is the year of the entrepreneur.

Cheers to 2013: An Unforgettable Year

Cheers to 2013: An Unforgettable Year

Cheers to an UNFORGETTABLE and AMAZING Year in 2013. A year filled with exploration and travel - from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to Hollywood. This was the year when I faced my fears, recognized my true interests and passions, and started an inner revolution to establish a new me. 

What is Wrong with the Holidays?

What is Wrong with the Holidays?

Sweet aromas and Christmas carols fill up homes with joy across the world. Yet why is the holiday spirit short-lived and return just once a year?

“What’s your plan? Forget the Plan” A Post inspired by Mark Cuban

“What’s your plan? Forget the Plan” A Post inspired by Mark Cuban

At the age of 27, Mark literally had nothing left in his bank account. And whenever people would confront him about it, he never made excuses for where he was. He would merely respond saying, “Well what else could I do? I went back on the grind.” 

Elon Musk, The Visionary: “If no one else does it, I will” and Things to Learn from him.

Elon Musk, The Visionary: “If no one else does it, I will” and Things to Learn from him.

          Looking back at his past, this bold entrepreneur and founder of Paypal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX has always dared to dream big and accomplish the impossible. And time and time again, he has succeeded.  So what is it? What allows him to dream so big? And how can you emulate elements of what makes him successful into your own life to release the “Tony Stark/ Elon Musk” within you?

Read below to find out.

Welcome to the Adventure

Welcome to the Adventure

Remember when we were kids, we all loved going on adventures. Sort of like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu in Pokémon, we all explored, broke rules, got into trouble, and doing stupid shit for the sake of adventure was the whole fun of it. And then somewhere along the line, we stopped - we went to school, killed ourselves to get into college, we got insecure about rejection and failure, and we search for careers that are safe and guarantee success. And for what? A job where we work in a cubicle putting in 80 hours a week to get a “handsome” paycheck? (Cough Cough… investment bankers and management consultants – more about that later).