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How to Slay the Four Horsemen of the Mandated Return to Office

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As more and more companies require employees to return to the office, they run into the buzzsaw of what I think of as the “Four Horsemen of the Required Return to Office”— specifically, challenges with resistance, attrition, quiet quitting , and diversity.

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Just Released – The World Rankings Report 2021-2022

UBI Global

Download the World Rankings Report 2021-2022 Recognizing Excellence Among Business Incubators and Accelerators from the World Benchmark Study 2021-2022 The UBI Global research team has released the World Rankings Report 2021-2022 of business incubators and accelerators as the result of the World Benchmark Study for 2021-2022.

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Report: Stripe tried to raise more funding at a $55B-$60B valuation

Hacker News

When payments giant Stripe raised $600 million at a $95 billion valuation in 2021, it made headlines for raising capital at the highest-ever valuation for a privately-held startup. Defending that valuation appears to be challenging.

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins board of audiovisual startup Chroma

TechCrunch

Chroma , a startup working to build a new type of audiovisual entertainment specifically for mobile devices, is now adding a Twitter co-founder to its board.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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Supernormal raises $10M to automatically transcribe and summarize meetings

Flipboard

Generative AI is the tech industry’s buzzword of the moment. It’s no wonder — the VC firm Sequoia not long ago predicted that generative AI, which comprises AI that can generate text, art and more from prompts, could yield trillions of dollars in economic value over the long run.

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From Startup Failure to Venture Capital Success - Azriel Nicdao’s Journey

Jason Malki

Azriel Nicdao otherwise known as (A.Z.) who is a junior investor in the Venture Capital industry. believes that entrepreneurship empowers economies, connects communities, and empowers individuals to do the unthinkable.

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How Layoffs in Startupland Differ Between B2B & B2C Companies

Tomasz Tunguz

The current wave of layoffs, a difficult component of the innovation boom/bust cycle, differs from the previous years’ dynamics. B2B companies have reduced headcount to a greater extent than at any time since 2020.

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This startup hopes to take on Canva, raising a $11.6M Series A for its design platform

TechCrunch

Despite Canva being worth in the region of $26 billion, it appears startups feel there is still plenty to be mined from this ;easy-to-use design platform’ arena. Admittedly, Professional Adobe tools remain fiddly for most people.

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How Versatile VC collaborates with other investors

David Teten VC

In my meetings with family offices, VCs, and others, a frequent topic is how we collaborate with other investors. Here’s a summary of how we do that: – Other investors are frequently coinvestors/ followon investors in our portfolio.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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I Finally Figured Out Why Investors Won’t Invest in Solo Founders

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hint: It’s the same reason most founders prefer working by themselves Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook » venture-capital startup business entrepreneurship fundraising

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What Are the Most Common SEO Errors on E-commerce Websites?

Startup Blogpost

From slow loading times to trailing slashes, here are 21 answers to the question, “What are the most common SEO errors in an e-commerce website and how do you fix them?”

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Microsoft as a Mirror - What We Can Expect for SaaS in 2023

Tomasz Tunguz

I’m watching public company earnings to identify early weaknesses in the software market. Yesterday, Microsoft announced earnings. The transcript highlights the major trends in software of 2023. Below, I’ve listed those trends with data & excerpts from the earnings call transcript.

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What’s going on in the Dutch startup scene?

TechCrunch

I find something very intriguing about members of a royal family working to further the startup scene for a particular country. In a magnificently frank conversation, I spoke with HRH Prince Constantijn, fourth in line to the throne of the Netherlands, at CES earlier this month.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote last week that I have started coding again. And I have been amazed at how much easier it is now that I can code and deploy in the cloud without having to spin up anything myself. But the other massive improvement in programming is the “AI assist.”

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How to Build a Business AI Won’t Kill Overnight

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A sea of VC-backed founders are about to find their “8+ figure” startups wiped out in seconds; here’s how to avoid that fate. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook » entrepreneurship business startup-lessons startup ai

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Celebrating 2022 Accomplishments and Looking Ahead to New Opportunities

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer Looking back over the past few years of uncertainty and effort, The Angel Capital Association has made it through stronger than ever because of the work of our dedicated members, volunteers and professional staff.

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A ChatGPT Challenge: PROMPT Authors Ask for an Analogy

StartupNation

When we interviewed the authors of the new book PROMPT, we asked how creative ChatGPT could be. We… The post A ChatGPT Challenge: PROMPT Authors Ask for an Analogy appeared first on StartupNation.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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Spatial Labs, a web3 infrastructure and hardware company, closes $10M seed round

TechCrunch

Spatial Labs , a web3 infrastructure and hardware company, announced today the closing of a $10 million seed round led by Blockchain Capital with participation from Marcy Venture Partners, the firm co-founded by Jay-Z.

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Bevz’s Vego is Modernizing Your Local Convenience Store

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Vego, the CEO & Co-Founder of Bevz , a SaaS platform for liquor and convenience stores. Jason has over a decade of experience in marketing, operations, and culture building. He has worked at multiple startups and is a second-time founder.

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3 Hard Truths I Wish I Knew About Product Ideas and Execution

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t repeat the mistakes that I made as a first-time founder Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook » entrepreneurship startup learning leadership founders

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ACA Public Policy: a Visit with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

Angel Capital Association

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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Who Owns What - Understanding Early Stage Capitalization Tables [Part II]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we gave an overview of capitalization tables and the key terms used in cap table analysis that every investor must understand: Valuations, Security Types and Share Counts.

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Sequoia, Marc Andreessen back early-stage fund Kearny Jackson

TechCrunch

Sequoia Capital and Bain Ventures are among the high-profile investors that have backed the venture firm Kearny Jackson’s second fund, the early-stage focused firm said Wednesday as it gears up to invest in more startups.

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[C2A Security in The Jerusalem Post] Deal between C2A Security, NTT further advances Israeli-Japanese business relations

OurCrowd

Business ties between Israel and Japan continue to strengthen as companies from both countries explore new opportunities for collaboration and investment. From cutting-edge technology startups to established industry leaders, Read more here.

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The 10 Habits That Define Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s not about having a great idea; it’s about execution. And execution means developing the right habits.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.