Building Trust With Investors Amidst COVID-19

Raising money just got a lot harder. According to CB Insight’s latest analysis, startup financing is about to take a giant hit. As you can see below, CB Insights forecasted that Q1’20 funding would ultimately be $67B (down from a projected $77B), mainly due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is a drastic 30% decrease from […]

When Things Don’t Feel Right

My family, team and I just finished week two of being homebound. You probably did too, or maybe you are several weeks or months ahead of us.  Lately, I’ve started to feel the sadness, frustrations, and loneliness of being homebound. I miss my friends. I miss going to the gym. I miss going out to […]

Corporate Innovation in Uncertain Times

Life has taken a left turn in almost every community and corporation, and we’ve departed from the normal rhythms of our work and lives. While for some, life may now feel like it lacks purpose, others are operating at peak capacity and volatility. Bottom line: COVID-19 has disrupted life for all of us in some […]

A Coronavirus Job Description

I was talking with my coach Brian Howard last week, and he made a simple point:  “The world has changed in the past two weeks. That means our clients‘ jobs have changed – which means our jobs have changed.” Now, more than ever, each of us needs to take a realistic look at what we […]

Data-Driven Hope

This is an interesting time. You’re getting no shortage of emails coming to your inbox about how this is “unprecedented” and “difficult.” I find when I hear things like that, I usually turn inward and focus on myself. But during “unprecedented and difficult times,” that’s not what we need and definitely not what those around us […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Work

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Rest

Last week, I shared this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. People who are happy are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, according to a comprehensive study from the University of Warwick.

A Thank You to Techstars

Today, we wanted to say “thank you” to Techstars.

Techstars has been an integral part of the GAN origin story and will always be a part of our history. In 2010, alongside the White House’s Startup America Initiative, Techstars launched GAN to align the accelerator industry around globally accepted best practices and create a standardized model for their success. Techstars founders Brad Feld and David Cohen convened the first group of top mentorship-driven, seed-stage accelerators from around the globe in 2011, and GAN wouldn’t be where we are today and have been able to impact startup communities, accelerators, and founders without their vision.