Infographic – How To Succeed In E-Mail Marketing – Go Mobile

Email marketing is here to stay, that much we know for sure. But how is it changing? Mobile may be the single biggest disruptor for email marketing and companies that don’t ensure their campaigns are responsive will lose subscribers.

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Infographic – Does the UK inspire fast-growth businesses?

Creating a fast growth business isn’t easy. It takes an innovative idea backed up by great execution from the right entrepreneurs and the right team. Does the UK inspire this kind of innovation? With 4.9 million private businesses vying for attention, sales and growth in the country, it looks like it does. But what do you think?

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Jeff Clavier on how to be an Angel Investor

Leena Rao interviews SoftTech VC Jeff Clavier about the way he became an angel investor and how to become one yourself at Disrupt SF 2011 day three.


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Distribution of Venture Capital Deals in the US by Industry, Q1 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, software companies also received three times the number of deals of the next closest industry category, Media & Entertainment. 46% or 126 software deals were completed in Q1, compared to 40 in Media & Entertainment. Biotechnology companies were third with 8% or 22 deals. The following graphic provides a comparison of deals by industry for Q1, 2014.

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Top 5 US Angel Investors Over the Last Year

Angel investors have been playing a pivotal role in the American economy for almost half a century, particularly in shaping up the technology industry. Silicon Valley, for instance, has been built and developed by and on the foundations laid by many angel investors. All major tech giants today were start-ups at one point in time.

This infographic shows the Top 5 US Angel Investors of 2013.  Between them, they have invested in more than 700 start-ups so far, out of which more than 150 were in 2013 alone.

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Infographic – The Effectiveness of Online Advertising for Small Businesses

This infographic was compiled from research by SCORE to determine if online advertising in the form of banner advertisements, paid social media promotions and pay-per-click (PPC) ads have offered significant value to small businesses and if they will continue to do so. It gives stats on how many small businesses currently use this marketing technique, how much they spend on online advertising, average click-through rates and the typical return on investment for ads placed on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Infographic – Secrets of a Killer Blog Post – Images

You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience.

This infographic is from http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/04/01/secrets-of-a-killer-blog-post-images/.

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2013 Halo Report: US Angel Investment Year in Review

CB Insights, in conjunction with Silicon Valley Bank and the Angel Resource Institute, recently released the 2013 year-end Halo Report. The full 27-page angel investing report includes breakdowns by industry and geography as well as valuation trends. In addition, the report includes a ranked list of the top 10 most active angel groups in 2013.

To download the entire 27-page 2013 year-end Halo Report, login here. The underlying angel investment data is also available and proprietary to CB Insights. (note: the report is available to anyone with a free CB Insights login)

Highlights of the 2013 year-end Halo Report include:

  • Syndicated Deals Produce Larger Investment Rounds.  Overall median deal size in 2013 was $600k, but when angels co-invested alongside other types of firms (including VCs, etc.) that median shot up to $1.7M.
  • High Valuation Deals on the Rise.  While 2013 median angel deal valuations held consistent with last year at $2.5M, the top quartile of angel deals carried valuations of $4.2M or greater. This represents a stronger showing at the top versus 2012.
  • Golden Seeds is #1.  Golden Seeds topped the leader board for most deals completed in 2013 – up from 5th place in 2012. Meanwhile the 2012 winner, New York Angels, fell to the 7th spot in 2013.

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Infographic – The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today

This infographic charts the evolution of 18 big-company logos, beginning with Coca-Cola in 1886 and Pepsi a decade later, and continuing through the Yahoos and Googles of the late 20th century.

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