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Kate Kendall
Works at CloudPeeps
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Shared some thoughts with Quibb: “Founders who ask for generic ‘intros to investors’ aren’t ready to raise money,” says Kate Kendall. She’s the founder and CEO of the CloudPeeps, a freelance marketplace for marketing, content and community professionals. “It shows they haven’t really thought about it and done the research to know who would be interested.

“People think of investors as these broad categories of individuals,” she goes on, “but each investor has such a niche approach, and after digging into it you can see what markets they like, what they focus on, how fast they can act. Eventually you know so much about the investor community that you save time because you don’t pitch all the investors.”
Stories from experienced entrepreneurs about how they choose and categorize investors
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"With all this in mind, we’ve formalised our gratitude practice at CloudPeeps via ‘The Daily Gratitude’ – a verbal or written note of thanks we share at the end of the day. While our standup meetings in the morning talk about achievements, tasks and blockers, mostly related to work, it’s our gratitude sessions that reflect back on our progress and joy."
I recently started a new company where I've been heads down doing a lot of testing and building. Part of this experience has been working with a new team – specifically my co-founder Shala, who is ...
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"I’ve convinced, regardless of what industry you are in, to succeed in business long term — you need a community. If you don’t want to do what it takes to do that on your own, you should hire someone to do it. But, where can you find a trusted community builder? CloudPeeps."
Those that read this blog regularly, know building community is something I'm more than slightly passionate about. I've convinced, regardless of what industry you are in, to succeed in business long term — you need a community. If you don't want to do what it takes to do that on your own, ...
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New post by Sarah Judd Welch: "These examples show that community really can have a significant (and positive) impact on your bottom line, whether it’s through retention, increased engagement, referrals, or a revenue stream built around fulfilling the needs of an existing community."
Do you understand the business value of community? Sarah Judd Welch of Loyal provides some solid examples from Threadless, The Huffington Post and Fitocracy... Over the past few years, I’ve seen an...
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"Self-doubt will greet you every time you fall out of your comfort zone and whenever you strive to do something great." 
I stood there catching my breath. A gush of thoughts were racing in my mind. "You don't even believe in me," I sighed to my best friend. "No one does." It's funny how as soon as the words left my m...
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Awesome post Kate. It's so true that self-doubt greets us at every step outside of our comfort zone. I think just knowing that and expecting it makes it a bit easier for me. I can say to myself "You're just feeling uncomfortable" :-)
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Is there anything better than the cello? They're everywhere in New York. :)
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i like the song it is very good
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"When we feel useful and as though we’re contributing, we feel happier. Learning stuff, sharing that knowledge, and applying it to anything makes you feel better about yourself because you feel more useful. As your knowledge and experience grows, so does the likelihood of others acknowledging this usefulness, which in turn creates more motivation and more of a sense of usefulness."
Self education can mean the difference between you landing your dream job or going home to nosedive into the ice cream. It is also the thin little line that is saving you from having regrets or giv...
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Love all the content on the +CloudPeeps blog by +Shannon Byrne

"Build trust with clients by meeting deadlines and communicating when you’re behind.” and "Regular check-ins take the guesswork out of freelance relationships."
Constant and clear communication is crucial to the success of any relationship, especially freelancer-client relations. Here's 6 tips to ensure success.
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"I think of the last year and a half I’ve spent in New York as professional finishing school. If there’s anywhere on this planet where people are stupendously busy, it’s this place. It definitely took me a few months to settle into the rhythm. Combine this experience with recently fundraising, and I now feel incredible mindful of everyone’s time. So, without ado, I wanted to share 10 tips on how to win at professional time etiquette:"
I think of the last year and a half I've spent in New York as professional finishing school. If there's anywhere on this planet where people are stupendously busy, it's this place. It definitely to...
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"I’d love to share something with you: I had a personal brand and I hated it. Personal brands are incredibly limiting. They put you in a box that has defined values and then you continue to attract people and things to that box. This noise drowns out your deeper wants and needs. Personal brands grow exponentially and then you end up as a person known for being known, not for what you contribute."
"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." ~Albert Einstein In the age of the perfectly-lit selfie, the algorithm-gamed status update and the never-ending quest for m...
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So true re: transactional relationships. Having recently left a high profile job with a recognisable personal brand in a specific industry, I'm dismayed at the fact that most people who meet me need something. Always happy to help others, but that's the price of a personal brand. 
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Hey guys! I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on Community Management On The Road at the panel for #CMAD  on Jan 27. Tuned in online below (great time for the ANZ-based peeps)!
 
Community management isn’t just a desk job. Sometimes you are traveling to conferences, working events, or just always on the go. In this session we’ll be giving you tips and tricks to manage your community on the road, in the air or in the middle of the action.

For more information, please check out:
http://communitymanagerappreciationday.com/schedule/community-management-road/
This Hangout On Air is hosted by My Community Manager. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Mon, January 27, 2014, 1:00 AM
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This is amazing!
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Education
  • RMIT University
    Master of Business (Marketing)
  • The University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Science
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur and writer. Created CloudPeeps and The Fetch.
Employment
  • CloudPeeps
    Co-founder and CEO, 2014 - present
  • The Fetch
    Founder, 2011 - present
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
New York, New York - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Brooklyn, New York - Albury, NSW, Australia