What Happened In 2020

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So today, I will write about 2020 in the context of tech/startups/VC/crypto. While it is inarguably the case that 2020 was a terrible year with a global pandemic, racial strife and ugly politics in the US, and an economic downturn that is impacting exactly the people who have already been hurt the most, it was an inflection point for the tech/startup/VC/crypto sectors and a very significant one. 2020 was a great year for early-stage companies and venture capitalists.

A closer look: Growth in 2020

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Stories of businesses closing and sales dropping in 2020 are common, but there are also plenty of organizations that experienced surprising growth during this unprecedented year. The post A closer look: Growth in 2020 appeared first on THE BLOG.


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2020 — Year in Review

Y Combinator

In early 2020 the entire world underwent a transformation. We were forced to rethink the end of our Winter 2020 batch and transformed its demo day to an online-only event. In fact, 2020 is YC’s 15th year of operation and we have now funded over 2,500 companies.

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!


Techstars cofounder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist —are excited to open enrollment for their Venture Deals, Spring 2020 online course. Classes begin March 8, 2020!

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups


As we go into 2020, though, I have a big push for all 13,000 GAN Startups. I can’t wait to see what you continue to do in 2020. The post For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups appeared first on GAN. GAN Startups 2020 gan startups impact year ahead yearly planningTo the 13,000 startups in the GAN Community, thank you. Running a startup is so hard. At every point along the way, it feels like you could go out of business.

Quizlet’s State of Remote Learning Report 2020

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Quizlet put out a “ State of Remote Learning Report ” this week based on what they are seeing across their global learning platform during the pandemic. Quizlet wrote a blog post about it as well.

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars


With a renewed commitment toward diversity, we are welcoming founders to our 2020 class from more than ten nationalities, with companies coming from seven countries including India, Spain, United States, Turkey, UK, Israel and Canada.

TC Sessions: Space 2020 launches next week


TC Sessions: Space 2020 , our first conference dedicated to galactic endeavors, launches in just one week (December 16-17). Pitch Feedback Session: Join us for a pitch feedback session open to all startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Space 2020 and moderated by TechCrunch staff.

GAN Leaders Share Their 2020 Productivity Hacks


” The post GAN Leaders Share Their 2020 Productivity Hacks appeared first on GAN. Every year, I like to ask the leaders of our GAN Accelerators to share their favorite productivity hacks–the tools and practices they use to increase their efficiency, be productive, and keep going–with one another. This year, I also extended the question to our GAN Team. And the answers are far too good to keep to myself. I loved what came my way, and want to share them with all of you.

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

The State of Startup Collaboration at Large Health Systems | 2020 Survey

Dream It

During the first three-quarters of 2020, most major health systems were primarily interested in engaging with companies whose platforms had compelling Covid – 19 use cases that could be immediately deployed.

Welcome 2021 with a Look Back at 2020

UBI Global

A 2020 year in review, plus what we learned and what comes next Unique. Unprecedented – 2020 was all those things and more, and even though the world is about to transition into a new year the world’s innovation ecosystem still facing many challenges.

Seize Holiday Sales 2020 Opportunities Using These Insights from Visa

Smart Hustle Magazine

Holiday sales 2020 prospects remain high for the most prepared small businesses despite COVID-19, a recent Visa study reveals. What’s more, Visa finds that 60% of owners of small and medium business owners are preparing for holiday sales 2020 opportunities.

big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship

Venture Well

To kick off the new year—and new decade—we’d like to draw attention to four big ideas that will be of great importance in 2020 and in years to come. The post big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell.

Five Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

Dreamit Ventures Announces Spring 2020 Cohort, Kicks Off Its First Fully Virtual Program

Dream It

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After 2020, Is Silicon Valley Really Dead?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Don’t miss these breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Space 2020


Ready to blast off and join thousands of attendees around the world at TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17? Join us for a pitch feedback session open to all startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Space 2020 moderated by TechCrunch staff. Events Space Startups TC Sessions Space 202

Remembering the startups we lost in 2020


After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. The company notes, “We probably would have made this decision sooner if it weren’t for all of the projects we reprioritized due to the events of 2020.”.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The 20 Best Business Books of 2020

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Got the right stuff? Exhibit and pitch at TC Sessions: Space 2020


Join a global community of brilliant visionaries, makers and investors on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020 , an online conference dedicated to moving beyond the confines of this world through innovative tech and to creating stellar startup opportunities.

5 reasons you don’t want to miss out on TC Sessions: Space 2020


We’re just about two weeks away from launching TC Sessions: Space 2020 , our first focused foray into early-stage space startups and the essential satellite industries that support them. Here are five stellar reasons to attend TC Sessions: Space 2020.

YC’s Fall Tour 2020

Y Combinator

Twice a year (fall and spring), we visit cities and universities around the world. Our goal is to meet founders and future founders, introduce them to the YC community, and share what we’ve learned from helping thousands of startups launch and grow.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

What to expect tomorrow at TC Sessions: Space 2020


TC Sessions: Space 2020 starts tomorrow, December 16, and we’re here to point out just some of the events, presentations and fireside chats waiting for you on day one. Is your company interested in sponsoring TC Sessions: Space 2020? Startups TC Sessions Space 2020

Most Business Leaders Believe 2020 Presidential Election Will Affect Small Businesses

Smart Hustle Magazine

Most business leaders in the US believe that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election will affect their businesses. Impactful 2020 presidential election.

YC Summer 2020 Batch Stats

Y Combinator

Below are some stats about the YC Summer 2020 batch. At our 31st Demo Day, 198 companies presented virtually over two days. You can see a list of the companies that presented on-the-record in the YC Directory. You can also read about the companies in TechCrunch here and here.

YC Bio Tour – 2020

Y Combinator

This year, for the first time, we’ll be visiting universities and institutions to meet founders who are focused on building biotech and healthcare companies. Since 2014, YC has funded over 250 bio, healthcare, and life science companies, making us one of the largest seed stage bio/healthcare funders in the world.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

How VCs invested in Asia and Europe in 2020


Wrapping our look at how the venture capital asset class invested in 2020, today we’re taking a peek at Europe’s impressive year, and Asia’s slightly less invigorating set of results. (We’re Q4 2020 saw $14.3

Look at what’s happening at day two of TC Sessions: Space 2020


Yesterday, day one of TC Sessions: Space 2020 , was (brace yourself) out of this world. Startups TC Sessions Space 2020Bad puns aside, today’s lineup promises even more in-depth interviews, Q&As and breakout sessions with the top experts in the space industry.

Four days left to save big on tickets to TC Sessions: Space 2020


If you’re a part of the early-stage startup space race, or aspire to such celestial heights, don’t miss out on early-bird savings to TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17. Join this intrepid global community at TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17.

T-minus 24 hours left to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Space 2020


We’ve initiated the final countdown, and we’re just hours away from the deadline for early bird savings to TC Sessions: Space 2020 (December 16-17). TC Sessions: Space 2020 offers almost infinite opportunity, but your first opportunity — to save $100 — disappears tonight at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook


European entrepreneurs who want to launch startups could do worse than Switzerland.