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GM ! A @foreverlandsxyz reminder ! We are in phase 1!

- the "explorer" token looks fantastic !

- Main game token used for taking actions(sugg 9)

- Can be converted to Land NFTs in ACT III (now) (sugg 1 per 7 expl)

- When act IV starts Land conversion window will close !
In act IV you should interact with a new website !

- The land you own contains elements that you will dig out the ground by interacting with your explorer tokens !

- elements represents shares of specific vaults

- 7 partner vaults ,1 main
In act V : 🤔 here's what the website say :

- Main NFT vault is split into 8 parts during a draft style event. All vaults are fractionalized: a new ERC20 token is created for each vault which represents value of NFTs locked inside each vault.

- Here's 2 vaults links to 👀👇
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If you're a #LifeSciences VC or #founder, read this first before #JPMorgan2023.

This 2011 paper by Santé has fresh relevance as the biotech bubble has burst, and old norms return.

Big funds (>$300M) will underperform B I G.

Key take aways. 👇 (1/9) 🧵…
No VC as of 2011 "larger than $750M ha[d] ever returned more than 2.0x to its LP investors.

Fewer than a dozen funds larger than $300M" had.

With #biotech IPOs now a memory (like the period analyzed in the 2011 paper), VCs won't be able to engineer quick $$$ returns.👇🧵
The "inescapable conclusion" from the 2011 data was that larger venture funds generally *under*perform smaller funds...

"despite the presumed advantages of track record and brand name that allowed them to raise such large pools of capital in the first place."

How can that be?🧵
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Hey Everyone!! 👋

Check out updates from week 49 within the GHC universe. Our portfolio companies are ending the year with a lot of wins.
#portfolioupdates #GHC #funding #venturecapital #founder #Africa #MENA Image
📌 @CredPal
🤝 launches #flynowpaylater for December vacation trips. Whether travelling alone or with family and friends, you can now and pay later. Visit the Credpal Website to learn more.

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📌 @EncorePay
🎤 CEO of Dubai-based startup Imran Saeed participated in the Fintech Entrepreneurs meetup at the National Incubation Center Karachi (NICK), where he could share his experiences in the Fintech space.

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@lolitataub Super grateful for the ask, @lolitataub!🤗

Hi everyone, we're hosting a virtual #preseed #startup competition in Q1 2023, powered by

👉 All eligible participants will get USD $25,000 worth of #AWScredits & 3 months free @roiquant Pro Plan subscription roiquant virtual preseed startup competition 2023Over USD $126,000 worth of equity-free cash and in-kind prizRegister now 👉 schedule: important dates
@lolitataub @roiquant Over 3 months (qualifying to semi-final rounds), participants will research, refine, build, #validate, & improve their conceptual ideas, #business plans, MVPs, & #pitch decks, then they'll #demo & pitch their business & solution offering to a panel of judges at the final round. Join our data-driven virtual preseed startup competitionDemo and pitch to top investors and gain opportunities to at
@lolitataub @roiquant We're looking for Community/University Partners:

👉 a #university considering to promote #business building with scientific and data-driven approaches

👉 an #organization looking to exhibit your products & position your #brand

👉 Partnership Prospectus:… We're looking for Community & University Partners to collabo
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What are the requirements for becoming a chief technology officer (CTO)? Can anyone join any company as CTO? #startup #scale #chieftechnologyofficer #cto #founder #techleadership #careerintech

You can read the role and responsibilities of a CTO here:…
If you’re keen to become a CTO as soon as possible by applying for job openings, you might like to think about becoming a startup CTO.

Let me share with you Pros and Cons of being a CTO at a startup based on my personal experience:

Less barrier to entry

Coding is still part of day-to-day responsibilities (also a Cons)

Wear multiple hats, and be a part of decision making across many disciplines

Fast pace of change
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If you have unlimited free talent, how would you design your organisation for your tech startup? #startup #scale #chieftechnologyofficer #cto #founder #techleadership #productmanagement
Whether I’ve got unlimited free talent or not, I’d first think about roadmap / goals before designing my org for a tech startup.
Before you say a roadmap is too low-level details, hear me out. The roadmap is the magic that transforms vision to action.

Ask yourself, what kind of work will need to be done in the next six months to eighteen months for the organization.
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As an entrepreneur of course I want work to be flowing in at all times, I thrive under pressure when so many things are going on at once & we're supposed to take care of it all.
But the slow days are equally important, especially because there's so much that you can plan for your growth, something you may miss in the constant hustle. Plus the slow days really teach you a thing or two about patience being the mother of all virtues.
That wait, that tension, that feeling of being uninspired, wondering when is the next project gonna come in, all of that is important too, it makes you realise what are the things that really matter to you, you know?
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Stop using a fake list. @ycombinator @startupschool #startup #founder Divya Bhat explained how to pick which metrics to focus on #productmarketfit
How much growth is enough? @paulg
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A @Shopify app sold for $2,800,000 💰

Here are some key details about the business that might help you build a valuable SaaS business too: ️
💰 Solved a significant pain point for merchants by accurately helping customers determine their size, which reduced return rates.
💰Featured a 5-star rating across 600+ reviews. ️
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Looking for an inspiring success story?

@FEIntl recently posted an article featuring @AJAgrawal24.

Here's how he launched, built, and made a high 7-figure exit from his wildly successful CBD business @VermaFarms.

1/ Agrawal launched @VermaMedia, a business that allowed him to hone his marketing skills.
2/ He began struggling with sleep, so he turned to CBD. It worked.
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An affiliate site founder made an 8-figure exit!

Wish I could share all the details, but here are 5 insights that I *can* share...
1. Featured 10 years of operational history
2. Held a dominant position in the business name generator and domain marketplace niche
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I see so many #Space and #defense contractor #founders enamoured with their tech. But ask them "Who's your customer?" and guess what? They have no idea. A business without a customer isn't a business!
Every business needs four systems. Your business is no different. Don't tell me it is, because it is not.
The first system EVERY business needs is a #leadgeneration system. Eyeballs have to come from somewhere to see your offer.
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Here’s how I went from hustling 16 hours per day, 7 days per week (and ruining literally all of my relationships)

…To tripling my PROFIT while spending 90% of my time in my zone of genius and eliminating anything other than the stuff I choose

🧵 🧵 🧵
Hi - my name’s Lauren Tickner… and I’m an entrepreneur and founder of a multi-million dollar business.

If you spend 2 minutes with me here, I’ll break down exactly what I did to get my time back and finally get to live a little… 👇
As entrepreneurs, we tend to…

👉🏼Have dozens of great ideas each week and want to do them all right now (aka yesterday)
👉🏼Know that the job will be done right if you do it yourself
👉🏼Have goals so big that other people think you’re crazy
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As much as I love everyone FINALLY embracing remote work from anywhere, been in this game for a while now…

In 2016, I set out to build a globally competitive AI #startup from Sault Ste Marie, Canada.

Here’s how that went:
I had a vision.
I had a dream.

I wanted to revitalize a steeltown with tech.

I wanted to prove that you could build best-in-class tech from ANYWHERE in the world. In 2016.

I was proven wrong.
I was literally laughed at by Toronto investors.

Most Waterloo investors didn’t believe my dreams could be possible up “North”.

I ultimately determined that local Soo investors would have been more likely to fund a cupcake shop than deep tech AI; despite endless attempts.
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Our average SaaS multiples are:

4.0x-6.0x for businesses under $2M
6.0x-10.0x for businesses over $2M

Want to know what it takes to increase your multiple?

Do these 5 things:

1. Documentation: maintain clear and complete financial records. Hire a professional to help you from day one.

2. Operating procedures: anyone should be able to look at your standard operating procedures (SOPs) and know how to run your business.

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Know a lot about bugs? Well...pest control?

One founder did and made a 7-figure exit from their affiliate site.

Details below...

🎯 Rapidly growing content business in the pest control niche, an industry forecast to generate $27.6B in global sales by 2025.

🎯 Lucrative affiliate, display advertising & lead gen partnerships (the latter recently re-negotiated from $8/lead to $12/lead).

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A mistake I see founders making?

Failing to optimize for their exit.
-No metrics tracked
-No financial records prepared
-No idea what they want/can get for their business

Fix that with these 6 tips:
1) Reduce churn.
Most can improve churn rates by improving their onboarding process, increasing customer service efforts, updating FAQ pages, and adding help articles that keep customers informed.
2) Outsource development and support.
A ‘passivity premium’ and a non-technical premium can be attached to SaaS businesses that have effectively and reliably outsourced development and customer support.
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Books every Entrepreneur, Founder, and Angel Investor should read this weekend.
A thread 🧵
(I) High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups From 10 to 10,000 People by Elad Gil

Recommendation from Peter D. Spradling, Co-Founder & COO at Marco

“The bible for early stage companies.” High Growth Handbook:  “The bible for early stage companie
(II) Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Recommendation from Noah Shapiro, Co-Founder at Boober

“A great framework for staying grounded in the unique reason you created your business and maintaining inspiration throughout the journey.”
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A million-dollar lesson I learned from Jeff Bezos is the concept of “Disagree & Commit”

🧵 This 30 second thread breaks it down practically
A few years back...

👉 I was exhausted from constantly having to tell my team what to do and how to do it
👉 my income was stuck because if I was serving my clients I was not selling
👉 I was getting refund requests because if I was selling I was not serving my clients
I felt like the people who told me that my “little business idea” was stupid were right and that there was no real way out for me.

Fortunately, I do not give up so easily (you’ll know if you’ve seen me in the gym lol)
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Over the last 5 years I've slowly transitioned, with occasional painful moments, from academic #research to founding a #startup. Here's what I've learned as a #PhD turned #founder, a thread 🧵:
Step one of this journey, leaving #academia in the first place, was one of the hardest parts. It's a big leap to take, which I previously wrote about here:…

This thread reflects on how everything changed after that.
I've never played #dnd, but I think the idea of dual-classing in D&D aptly describes a PhD-founder:
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Options are limitless to start the entrepreneurial journey. It can be a struggle to decide where to start.

Here is a way to start taking action and getting clarity.

Take one idea and do a 30 day test.

Read the 🧵 to get started ..
First, set a few simple milestones. Examples:

1.) Build prototype or wire frames,

2.) Talk to X # of customers,

3.) Launch a landing page and land X number of inbound leads, etc.

Make the milestones as tangible as possible. Not just getting random opinions.
Next, execute on those milestones for 30 days and hit them.

The key is to execute like this is your permanent commitment.

Focus is important to get a personal feel for the business.

If you’re still working full time, calibrate the milestones to what can be achieved.
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