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3 Inspirations from Winnie Hart: EO’s 2024 Mark Lincoln Global Volunteer of the Year

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As the world’s premier, purpose-built organization with a mission to empower entrepreneurs from every industry, culture, and sector, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a member-led community created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Thousands of member leaders give generously of their time and expertise to help EO connect, inspire, and propel entrepreneurs in their leadership journeys and help move the world forward.

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A Guide To Angel Investing Documents: Preferred Stock Deals

The Seraf Compass

This article is intended to provide a quick overview of the principal documents in a fundraising where the investors are purchasing stock. Unlike a convertible debt issuance, these stock transactions permanently alter the capitalization of the company by adding new stockholders, who are typically purchasing a brand new class of stock created for them, typically a series designated class of preferred stock with special rights and privileges they have negotiated.

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Watershed Health Secures $13.6M in Funding to Fuel Adoption by the Industry’s Largest Health Plans and Meet Provider Demand for Real-Time, Seamless Patient Care Coordination

American Entrepreneurship

Watershed Health is fighting uncoordinated care, a problem that results in poor patient outcomes and costs the US $340 billion in waste annually Customers include most of the national insurance conglomerates; used by thousands of providers across the care continuum to drive better experiences and outcomes for more than five million patients Physician-Founder created Watershed to address local community healthcare needs; the company is now scaling to meet demand across the United States NEW ORLEA

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The American Dynamism Engineering Fellows Program

Andreessen Horowitz

We believe the most successful American Dynamism companies share a few common characteristics: They’re able to anticipate technological turning points and breakthroughs. They identify, recruit, and empower the world’s best engineers by giving them insanely hard, cross-disciplinary problems to own. They continuously push the limits of what’s possible with technology, and innovate quickly through both success and failure.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Lesson #360: How to Survive a Difficult VC Funding Environment

Red Rocket

CB Insights, a leading research organization that tracks venture capital financings, recently released its report on t he state of the venture capital market in 2023. The long story short is: it was a terrible year for raising capital. The global market was down 30% year-over-year, to its lowest levels in six years. The U.S. market fell to its lowest levels in 10 years, down 21% in the last quarter alone.

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How do you pay an early-stage board?

Berkonomics

Give one percent equity to each outside board member vesting over two to four years of service. Many early-stage CEOs and board members have asked for some guidance regarding pay and time commitments for board members. Here is my best advice, based upon many boards and many years. Pay early-stage board members of companies that are not lifestyle businesses one percent of the fully diluted equity in the form of an option that vests over two to four years of service.

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Amazon Business Celebrates Small Business Month with $250K in Grants & more

American Entrepreneurship

A Survey, a Grant Program, and a Resource Center will provide support to small businesses Amazon Business (AB) continues to support U.S.-based small businesses through new initiatives that foster their growth and success. The company’s May 1st announcement is part of Small Business Month. Its activities recognize the important role that small business has in the economy and local communities.

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ACA Recognizes Angel-Financed Innovation with the Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award at the Largest Summit of Angel Investing Post Pandemic

Angel Capital Association

For Immediate Release Columbus, OH (May 20, 2024) – Recognizing the most ingenious and innovative companies recently financed by members of the Angel Capital Association, the prestigious Luis Villalobos Award was given on May 13, 2024, to two outstanding portfolio companies. Receiving the award were Ready. Set. Food! , an early allergen introduction system taking the Tech Category, and Deep Blue , a company transforming soft tissue surgery by developing next generation surgical devices to preven

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Join Us for the 2024 PA Wilds $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest Final Pitch Competition!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Come watch six finalists pitch their BIG IDEAS at the 2024 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest! Hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA, this exciting event will take place on June 13, 2024 at Penn College of Technology, Klump Academic Center, 1034 W. Third Street from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a networking reception immediately following.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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Singapore’s ThinKuvate Launches INR 100 Crore Fund to Boost Indian Tech Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Singapore-based angel investment network ThinKuvate has secured a SEBI license to launch its first India-focused fund, ThinKuvate India Fund – I, with a corpus of INR 100 crore.

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Intersection of Biotech x High Tech with Vineeta Agarwala

Andreessen Horowitz

Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD, joins Luke Timmerman’s The Long Run podcast on stage at the Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference. They discuss everything from AI for drug discovery to Vineeta’s ongoing clinical work as a physician and how that influences her perspective.

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Scale AI’s $1 Billion Raise Positions AI for the Future

American Entrepreneurship

The company moves to the next phase of accelerating the abundance of frontier data, building a path to artificial general intelligence. Scale AI’s proprietary Data Engine powers every major model builder, providing a roadmap for any organization to apply AI. It is a foundational partner to top industry leaders including Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, General Motors, and others, assuring they will have the data to deploy AI confidentially.

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Backing New VC Firms With Screendoor: Welcoming OGs from First Round Capital, Pear VC, Reach Capital, and Refactor to the Cause

Hunter Walk

Darwin moves at half-speed in venture capital, allowing mediocrity and outdated ‘best practices’ to persist, much to the detriment of founders and LPs. The long time horizons, risk aversion incentives, and opaque flow of information all contribute to this stasis. What’s one possible solution? Release new hungry and competitive species into the pool.

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Building a thriving Armenia through sustainable tourism: the journey of ONEArmenia

Impact Hub

Building a thriving Armenia through sustainable tourism: the journey of ONEArmenia Founded in 2012, ONEArmenia (1A) has been on a mission to build a thriving Armenia by funding sustainable projects with radical transparency at the heart of their efforts. Among the first organisations to join Impact Hub Yerevan in 2016, 1A and its community of over 100,000 supporters have successfully implemented more than 35 socio-economic projects in rural Armenia.

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Golden Gate Ventures Launches $100M MENA Fund with $20M Backing from Qatar’s Prominent Families

AsiaTechDaily

Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Singapore, has announced the first close of its US$100 million Middle East and North Africa (MENA) fund.

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Why you need to attend GCUC Manchester

GCUC

Why you need to attend GCUC Manchester Thinking about attending GCUC UK in Manchester but haven’t purchased your ticket yet? Here are our top ten reasons on why you need to.

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Incyte chooses to grow in Delaware with investment in new Wilmington site

American Entrepreneurship

Global biopharmaceutical company will relocate more than 300 Pennsylvania jobs with space for more than 500 new, future positions that will help to revitalize city’s downtown WILMINGTON, Del. ( May 21, 2024 ) – Incyte ,a Delaware-founded global biopharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of treatments across oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity, has chosen downtown Wilmington, Delaware, for an expansion.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Building Exit Ramps to Private Equity: Key Takeaways from the ACA Summit

Paul G. Silva

Our “Building Exit Ramps to Private Equity” session at the Angel Capital Association ’s summit last week featured knowledgeable panelists and an engaged audience. Here are a few of my major takeaways: Private Equity (PE) as a Growing Exit Option :PE firms are increasingly becoming a viable exit option for angel-backed companies. In sectors like B2B SaaS, PE firms now acquire more companies than strategic buyers!

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Ardook’s mission to transform lives through sustainable employment for single mothers

Impact Hub

Ardook's mission to transform lives through sustainable employment for single mothers Ardook, founded by Shogher Atanesyan, is an Armenia-based social enterprise dedicated to providing sustainable income to single mothers caring for disabled children by offering flexible employment opportunities through laundry services. Ardook has quickly made an impact by empowering these mothers with jobs that allow them to balance work with caregiving responsibilities.

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[Dataloop in Startup News] Dataloop joins Microsoft Pegasus AI program to empower AI builders

OurCrowd

Dataloop, an enterprise-grade end-to-end AI development platform is excited to announce its selection for the Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program. With accelerated joint go-to market efforts through the Pegasus Program, Dataloop will be available on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace and have a direct link to Microsoft’s customers and channel partners.

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Positioning your Pitch Deck

Gust

What's the strategy behind your pitch deck? Are you providing the color investors are really looking for? The post Positioning your Pitch Deck appeared first on Gust.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How AI will create more successful founders

Y Combinator

When a major new technology comes out, huge new opportunities open up for founders that get in on the ground floor. Fortunes were made when the app store came out, when online payments became easy, and when the web itself was brand new. Moments like these don’t happen often. When they do, it’s the people that put themselves right at the bleeding edge that find the opportunities — the people who pay attention to each new thing, pull threads, and search for the problems they c

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Open Models (w/ Arthur Mensch) and Video Models (w/ Stefano Ermon)

Andreessen Horowitz

For this episode, we’ve stitched together two archived episodes from the a16z Podcast , both featuring General Partner Anjney Midha. In the first half, from December, he speaks with Mistral cofounder and CEO Arthur Mensch about the importance of open foundation models, as well as Mistral’s approach to building them. In the second half (at 34:40), from February, he speaks with Stanford’s Stefano Ermon about the state of the art in video models, including how OpenAI’s Sora

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Navigating new horizons: Filiboosta’s collaborative success at Impact Hub Florence

Impact Hub

Navigating new horizons: Filiboosta's collaborative success at Impact Hub Florence Cesare Manni, Annarita Bonanata, Valentina Cangiamila, and Eduardo Bartali, digital specialists and proud members of Impact Hub Florence since 2019, formed Filiboosta. This collective of web artisans combine their diverse skills to create customised software, interactive portals, and compelling web designs, exemplifying the strength of teamwork in overcoming freelance isolation.

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[Zippin in Retail Technology Innovation Hub] LEGOLAND Windsor Resort launches Europe’s first theme park checkout-free store powered by Zippin

OurCrowd

The post [Zippin in Retail Technology Innovation Hub] LEGOLAND Windsor Resort launches Europe’s first theme park checkout-free store powered by Zippin appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.