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Portfolio Meetups: Product People

There has been a leap in the number of new of startups, as more people turn to the exciting and fast-paced world of building a new product or service. Encouraging this leap is the ease of accessibility to tools necessary to build a startup. In fact, in many ways it is cheaper than ever to have a tech startup. Much of these tools can be utilized for everything from building the product itself, to organizing and planning billing and payrolls. Open source code frameworks are allowing developers to not waste time building frameworks from scratch, prototyping platforms and sandbox environments are allowing quick , and even 3-D printing allows for the quick and flexible building of physical equipment. Best of all, the cost of these products is minimal or free, and have allowed founders to move forward with a slim staff and intuitive, customizable tools. This has democratized and created a serious opportunity for startups to thrive. On top of that, access to capital and the willingness to engage with first time founders is growing. This means that instead...

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Portfolio Meetups: HR Meetup Recap

Many people don’t realize that the most important element of successful startups is talent, and how that talent is managed and structured. That’s why a great HR team is critical for technology to move forward. Yesterday, we enjoyed meeting HR leadership at the latest in OurCrowd’s Portfolio Meetups series! Representatives from our portfolio companies, including prooV, CropX, Zebra, Airobotics, BioCatch, CrediFi, Intuition Robotics, Bizzabo, Consumer Physics, VocalZoom, HIL, Syqe, mPrest, Elminda, TechSee, Freighos, Elastic Media, CyberX, and more, got together to listen to a lecture by HR powerhouse on “Building Smart Organizations” over brunch. Sigal is a strategic-organizational consultant who works with VCs and management teams, and is a trailblazer in combining human capital and business insights.     Here are some of the takeaways we put together: Know your business model inside and out. Every HR professional should be working towards one goal: Growing a core group of team members into a smart network of professionals that are moving towards the trajectory laid out in the company business model.  To do this, it is critical to know the business model from inside and out....

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