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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iconixx today announced that The Silicon Review Magazine has named it among the ‘50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2017.’ “We are honored to be recognized by The Silicon Review Magazine as the one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2017” Tweet this “The Silicon Review 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2017 program identifies companies which are revolutionizing the decision making and … Continue reading
A recent article in Forbes offers excellent advice for recruiting a board of directors – in the form of the Top 10 Questions High Performance Directors Ask Before Joining a Board. We think looking at the subject from that point of view is a very useful exercise that can help entrepreneurs with one of their most critical tasks. Here’s how we ourselves once put it, in a 2012 post entitle How to … Continue reading
News Provided on May 16, 2017 by HotSchedules AUSTIN, TX – MAY 16, 2017 – HotSchedules®, a leading provider of technology solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, announced Mike Arenth as Chief Executive Officer. Arenth started with the company in late 2016 and implemented key leadership changes to better support innovation and growth. Prior to joining HotSchedules, Arenth was a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake, an Executive Vice President at … Continue reading
On this day in 1906, the Wright Brothers were granted a patent for their “flying machine.” In honor of the anniversary, we reprint this – one of our most popular, most-read pieces. (Original publish date: April 17, 2013) The process of productive capital allocation is a critical ingredient of innovation and job growth. Entrepreneurs spending their own (and their partners’) money will create more jobs, more innovation, and a more vibrant economy than politicians picking winners … Continue reading
Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Business Wire AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iconixx software announces today it has closed $4.2M in new capital. This round of funding was led by existing investors Ballast Point Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, S3 Ventures, and the Iconixx management team, resulting in $24 million in capital raised to date. Iconixx, a global leader in enterprise class incentive compensation software, will use the funding to accelerate growth initiatives. The company has … Continue reading
Good article in Entrepreneur about how true success is not possible unless you build great relationships. The piece hits several themes that we believe are critical to a successful vc-entrepreneur marriage: maintaining long term relationships, communicating good news and bad, promoting honesty in business, how useful failures can prevent epic ones, and maximizing board effectiveness. The chemistry between entrepreneur and venture partner in private companies is more cooperative, longer-term, and (mercifully) not subject to … Continue reading
Good article from Technet about how the startup economy has spread across the country: The American startup ecosystem — the envy of the world — has spread outside of the coasts and high-profile tech hubs, such as San Francisco, Boston, and New York City, to other parts of the country. Startup activity is happening everywhere in cities and towns across America. More than that, the startup culture of entrepreneurship, fueled … Continue reading
Posted March 17th, 2017 by StateChamps BigTeams, the leading high school sports software platform in the US, has announced that it has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama-based StateChamps.com to provide online ticketing services to BigTeams client high schools. “Increasingly, our clients and their fans have been asking for an online ticketing solution for high schools,” said Jeff Gilbert, BigTeams Founding Partner and Chief Product Officer. “In looking for a partner, we evaluated … Continue reading
Posted March 15th, 2017 by PowerChord PowerChord, a leading SaaS company that transforms how brands drive local sales, welcomed newly appointed company President, Steven Roth, to their growing executive team. Roth joins the SaaS organization with almost 20 years of experience working with top-tier retailers, manufacturers and agencies from around the world. His addition brings a deep expertise in product innovation to PowerChord and will provide a strong foundation for the … Continue reading
We have written from time to time on the question of which legal structure is best suited to private growth companies looking to raise outside growth capital. Not surprisingly, there is no one right answer to the question, but recent tax legislation should compel entrepreneurs to give serious consideration to the C-corporation structure. This article in last week’s Business Observer contains important news about the potential tax benefits of a C-corporation for entrepreneurs and their … Continue reading