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Ten Practical Lessons CIOs Can Learn From Venture Capitalists

Published: 04 August 2017

ID: G00331738

Analyst(s): Erik Van Ommeren


CIOs who want to accelerate technology-driven business innovation can adopt 10 simple behaviors that venture capitalists use to succeed with startups.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 1. Have a Great Team
  • 2. Know Your Target Market
  • 3. Pivot When Necessary
  • 4. Find Advisors
  • 5. Spend Your Money on Customers
  • 6. Think Portfolio
  • 7. Know When to Invest
  • 8. Cultivate Passion
  • 9. Stay Involved
  • 10. Spread Your Own Lessons
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