For those of you still recovering from Dreamforce 2017, I interviewed Amy Holtzman, VP of marketing at leading event marketing platform Splash, to get the inside scoop on how they planned and executed on their own Dreamforce presence. For startups who don’t have the budget to buy a booth, take over a coffee shop, host […]
We’re fully into the cold weather in New England, watching the snow-guns fire away in the northern ski areas, recovering from Thanksgiving, and closing in on year-end numbers. We wish you all a blockbuster Q4. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading: Industry Themes In Innovation That Matters 2017, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber […]
Welcome to our third post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. As you enjoy this gorgeous New England fall, please let us know if you find an article you would like to have us feature by sending it along to Baiyin at Ascent. And join us on Twitter at Baiyin Zhou […]
This week marks the 25th annual Customer Service Week, a nationally recognized event that celebrates the importance of customer service and the people who are associated with this increasingly significant business element. This blog celebrates the technology that allows these people to do an exceptional job – and where and how it should be leveraged […]
Welcome to our second post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. As you drink your pumpkin spice coffee, please let us know if you find an article you would like to have us feature by sending it along to Baiyin at Ascent. And join us on Twitter at Baiyin Zhou (@BaiyinVC) […]
This post is the first of a new feature on the Ascent Venture blog hosted by Baiyin Zhou (@BaiyinVC), a Senior Associate at Ascent, and Eric Schultz (@ericebs), an author and former Ascent portfolio CEO. Every so often we’ll highlight a handful of articles from our reading, mostly things we stumble upon in the course […]
No, you haven’t landed on the wrong page. We at Ascent Venture Partners are proud to present our shiny new website! I think you would agree – it was about time. Being a 30+ year old firm, we’ve gone through a number of website iterations. We thought it’d be fun to share with you the […]
The question of the week at Shoptalk 2017 was, “is retail dead?” Our resounding conclusion: absolutely not. It just needs a new blueprint.
In this blog Baiyin Zhou sheds light on and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the seemingly black box that is hiring in the VC world.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it seems like an appropriate time to shed light on a leadership style that goes beyond the norm: leading with love.