Harvard PhD Dara Menashi Uses Technology to Improve Child Well-Being
We interview Dr. Dara Menashi, who is the President of Kids Insight, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF). She was one of the original members of the Casey Strategic Consulting Group and helped develop the AECF consulting practice model, creating tools and training teams in effective consulting techniques designed for embedding new ideas into public systems.
Top Global Thinker Applies Lessons from Airbnb and Uber to Open Government as a Platform
We interview Sangeet Paul Choudary, a C-level executive advisor and an international best-selling author. He is the co-author of Platform Revolution and the author of Platform Scale. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally in 2016 by Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of top business thinkers.
IBM Distinguished Engineer Jan Gravesen On How Hybrid Agile Can Transform Government Legacy Systems
We interview IBM’s Distinguished Engineer Jan Gravesen, who will be speaking at the upcoming L.A. Digital Government Summit, to share his thought on how implementing a Hybrid Agile approach could enable government legacy transformations.
Although creating or assessing the valuation of a startup is an art with a splash of science — there are norms that founders and emerging investors should be aware of. This post is meant for founders that are fundraising from venture capitalists and angels investing in startups.
18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Rob Read’s tips on government IT modernization
Robert L. Read, who left his post as director of development at Planview to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and helped create 18F and 18F Consulting, shares his thoughts on modernizing government legacy systems.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain investor gives suggestions to global governments regulating new technologies
A talk with Miko Matsumura, who founded crypto exchange Evercoin and is a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, on how governments might regulate blockchain and cryptocurrencies while still allowing for innovation.
At Stat Zero Ventures we aim to make the investment process as transparent and smooth as possible for founders as well as thorough. Our primary responsibility is to make sound investments on behalf of our limited partners — our funders — in order to maximize our return on investment, but we realize the fundraising process can be a burden for founders.
Investor Dating - 40+ Questions Investors Ask Founders
As a founder I have pitched endlessly at demo days and also one-on-one sessions with angel investors and venture capitalists. As much as I prepared, I remember countless meetings I walked out thinking — “I wish I knew that question was coming!” Today, I have the privilege of sitting in the investor’s seat as General Partner of Stat Zero, but I have spent most of my time as a founder and as an ode to the hustlers, I am sharing a list of several initial questions I may ask in a first meeting.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur raising your first round or an investor looking at deals, it’s essential to know what exactly a good pitch deck should look like. A ‘pitch deck’ is a presentation that investors expect startups to share with them when first interacting with founders who are fundraising.
U.S. Digital Service recruits Silicon Valley innovators, like Matt Cutts, to modernize government technology
An interview with Matt Cutts (of Google fame), who now heads the US Digital Service – a group of designers, engineers, and product managers who bring the best practices from industry into the government to try to make services work better for the American people.