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Inside the iSelect Fund Product

iSelect is a very unique product, but when you break it into it's parts it's fairly easy to understand. On the front end, we're a traditional venture capital fund. We have a diligence process, we have an investment process, we have certain categories of industry where...

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7 Steps to Building Client Relationships That Last

Customers aren’t just important to the success of your business. They’re the only thing that really matters. In fact, success in business -- whether it is in financials services, sales, manufacturing, or any other industry -- relies on clients that are happy, engaged...

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The Role of Diversification in Venture Investing

A key component of venture capital is diversification. Some people have made investments in startups, and they’ve taken off for a while, and then failed. If you invest in one or two companies, you have a high risk that you are going to lose your money. If you look at...

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Part-Time Labor: A Feature or a Bug?

iSelect just completed an investment round in Popbookings, a company that is working to streamline the temporary employment market. Its first focus is in the event-staffing segment, and its tools automate the entire hiring, scheduling, attendance, payroll, and...

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What Can iSelect Do For You?

Silicon Valley is famous and successful for some very good reasons. It attracts some of the best talent in the world, is a nexus for billions in available funding and is a one-stop shop for customers in need of any sort of IT technology. But that focus is also one of...

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How iSelect Got Its Start

I conceived of iSelect the day that Congress passed the JOBS Act. What the JOBS Act said is that, in the past when people were raising money for private deals for new startup companies, they couldn't advertise or solicit to broad audiences. You had to have a...

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Resistant Hypertension: Ending the Death Sentence

Physicians have been fascinated with blood and the circulatory system for hundreds of years. Records dating back to early Roman times prove that bloodletting was in wide use as a treatment for disease at least 2,000 years ago, and leeches have been used in medicine...

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Better Weekdays: The Future of Hiring Is Here

On today's podcast we discuss how startup company Better Weekdays is reducing friction in the talent acquisition process. With their interactive platform that provides tools and services, improving the hiring process for students, colleges, and employers. Carter...

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What Is iSelect?

iSelect is a venture firm. What that means is we look at hundreds and hundreds of different companies as potential investments and we chose the best of those to invest in.

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What Is a Market Network?

One of the reasons why Silicon Valley is very successful is the fact that it has what we refer to as a "market network." A market network is a combination of talent. You have local universities that have strong domain experience in IT or something of that sort and are...

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Why iSelect Invests Away From Silicon Valley

At iSelect, we focus on investing outside of Silicon Valley. I’ve worked with many venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, and they are extraordinarily good at what they do. What they do is invest in IT technologies, media technologies, entertainment technologies. Not...

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Why 4% GDP Growth Matters

Entrepreneurs are the single greatest force for economic growth in American history. No government program, monetary incentive, or trade deal is going to outperform the efforts of everyday people, starting companies, hiring others and driving prosperity in their local communities. The fact is, they are the solution to the U.S. push for 4% GDP growth.

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iSelect 101: Funding Midwestern Entrepreneurs

  In this first installment of iSelect’s new video series, iSelect CEO Carter Williams speaks about how he, as a trained engineer, sees the work that iSelect is doing to bring funding to entrepreneurs in the Midwest. It’s a problem, he explains, but like all...

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Holganix: Probiotics Are Changing Agriculture In a Big Way

It’s often the smallest things that make the biggest differences in our lives. Consider probiotics, for instance. Probiotics are living organisms—typically bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms—that work in partnership with the human body to improve our health. Unlike bacteria that can cause disease, these are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because of the benefits they provide.

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