Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner:
How to get a VC you don’t know to mentor you – It’s hard to catch the eye of a venture capitalist and even harder to convince one to mentor you. Larry Chiang, CEO of Duck9, offers tips on how to hook one.
3 steps for building an extensive talent pipeline – People, not products, are what make a business successful. Mike Cassidy, CEO of Undertone Networks, shares his secrets on how best to discover, recruit, and keep the right people for a company.
Depressing thoughts on Groupon’s model – The startup world might be looking at Groupon as the paragon of success these days, but Flybridge Capital Partners general partner Jeff Bussgang says he’s skeptical. The early results are encouraging, but history has shown that the numbers driving new business models like this rarely have staying power.
5 things you’re doing that are killing your culture – Lots of business owners talk a big game about wanting to create a strong company culture but fall short at doing it. Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft, lists the five essential areas you need to excel in if you’re going to have a culture others envy.
The most intimate relationship you’ll ever have — If your marriage goes bad, you can get out of it, but you can’t break up with a VC or angel investor. Investor and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster talks about investigating your financial partners before signing with them – and gives tips on how to do so.