Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

In Boston, a lack of access for minority entrepreneurs

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From venture capital to city contracts, opportunity is limited for minority-owned enterprises in Boston.

Oct 26, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Fintech

4 trends in property technology

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COVID-19 hasn’t slowed proptech in its quest to remake real estate through big data, artificial intelligence, platforms, and virtual reality.

Aug 24, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

How a mental health app founder improved his wellness

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Entrepreneurial mental health is built on a foundation of resilience, patience, and separating your identity from your company.

May 19, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

5 trends in venture capital (beyond the pandemic)

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Change is afoot in venture capital, from machine learning to the impacts of COVID-19. Here’s a quick primer on what’s happening now.

Apr 22, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

How Urban Innovation Fund picks and grows companies

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To compete, the venture capital fund sticks to its thesis, searches for companies solving urban challenges, and customizes success metrics.

Dec 4, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

3 investing insights from an 'Alpha Girl' venture capitalist

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Sonja Perkins on why she calls customers when researching a company, and looks for entrepreneurs in unexpected places.

Nov 20, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

How to succeed in clean energy investing by really trying

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The founders of Clean Energy Venture Group on picking the right startup, managing employees, and surviving a recession.

Oct 16, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

New fund structures in PE: Proceed with caution

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MIT Sloan research finds top-quartile investors ink better deals and record better returns. Other investors, not so much.

Sep 19, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

2 strong predictors of startup success

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Successful companies tend to set up shop in Delaware and protect their ideas.

Aug 5, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

Questions to ask before accepting venture capital

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And what VCs will ask to avoid the "cardinal sin" of startup investing.

Apr 22, 2019
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