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5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

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The venture capital screening call is an important step to get right in due diligence. To get to partners, often you’ll have to go through the associate first.

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

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Jeff Berman is General Partner at Camber Creek , one of the first venture funds dedicated to real estate technology and the built world.

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Dreamit Startups on the Front Lines of COVID-19

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More than 15 Dreamit Healthtech portfolio companies have products that are helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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

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A new survey finds that health system leaders are actively seeking new commercial relationships with startups regardless of when “normal” returns but startup success hinges on not only addressing solutions that are on health systems' shortlist but also data supporting a clear ROI.

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!

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

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Via TechCrunch by Arman Tabatabai: Venture capital has been flooding the various subverticals under the robotics umbrella in recent years, and the construction space is one of the largest beneficiaries.

5 More Things VCs Wish Startup Founders Knew

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We did a previous dose on 5 things investors wish startups knew. Go here if you missed it. Well, that didn’t cover everything. Managing Partner, Steve Barsh , sat down to give us 5 MORE things investors wish startups knew.

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

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The venture fund launched a completely virtual program with a focus on helping 13 Urbantech, Healthtech, and Securetech startups with business development, customer growth, and capital raising in a time of economic uncertainty.

Jason Calacanis Answers the Top 5 Questions He Gets about Angel Investing

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In this guest Dreamit Dose, Jason Calacanis (@jason), a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular podcasts This Week in Startups and Angel, answers the top 5 questions he gets about angel investing.

How Much Money Should You Raise From Venture Investors?

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When pitching investors, remember that your ask is like porridge; it follows the goldilocks ratio and has to be just right. Asking for too much or too little funding will raise red flags with investors and cause you to lose credibility.

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.

Press Ganey Acquires NarrativeDx To Expand AI-Driven Consumer Insights

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NarrativeDX ( Healthtech - Fall 2014 ) is the latest win for the Dreamit portfolio. Today, the company announced that it is being acquired by health care performance improvement pioneer Press Ganey. Kyle Robertson, Founder and CEO of NarrativeDx.

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Important Updates for Startups on the PPP and the CARES Act

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Friday, April 3 was supposed to be the orderly launch of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) providing $349B of urgently needed funding to struggling startups and small businesses. Last Friday was anything but orderly.

Why Investors Say No - Three Startup Pitch Mistakes That Are Easy to Fix

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Speaking to investors can require a language of its own. Word choice is important and even the smallest detail can make or break your startup pitch. Adam Dakin , Managing Director of Dreamit Healthtech, sees founders make the same common pitch mistakes over and over.

How Venture Funding For Early-Stage Startups Will Change During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Paul Martino, General Partner at Bullpen Capital. During our recent Dreamit Kickoff week, Bullpen Capital Founder and General Partner Paul Martino ( @ahpah ) spoke with our Spring 2020 cohort about the state of the VC ecosystem in the current economic crisis.

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.

Infermedica Raises $10 million Series A for R&D and International Expansion

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Infermedica (Healthtech ‘18) is an AI-driven platform that helps insurance, telemedicine companies, and health systems increase efficiency through fast, digital symptom-checks.

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Startup Funding Explained: How to Raise a Bridge Round

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When you’re raising a bridge round and pitching investors, their first reaction may be that you’re in trouble. To overcome this, you’ll need to properly address your reason for raising bridge funding.

TrekIT Health Raises $1M Seed Extension, Hires New Executive Chairman

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TrekIT Health (HT- ‘18) is a HIPAA compliant and secure, real-time workspace for synthesizing information across EHRs and care teams.

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Startup Business Funding: 5 Business-Breaking Misconceptions

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I've been an alum of Dreamit twice. The first time, back in 2012, I joined as part of a mobile gaming company. We didn't have a live product, but we had an insane buzz around us, with a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign and 'The Next Angry Birds' quote from Techcrunch. We spent most of that summer developing the product while carving out time to meet investors and try to raise funding.

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.

Wellth Raises $10M in Series A Funding

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Wellth , a platform designed to improve treatment adherence using behavioral economics, announced the closing of their $10M Series A round, co-led by yabeo and Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund ( BIVF ).

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How To End Your Pitch with Your Vision

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Getting investors excited about your product is a critical part of raising capital. But founders are often so consumed with talking metrics, milestones achieved, or the capital they need that they sometimes forget to talk about their overarching vision for their startups.

Net Health Acquires Tissue Analytics

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Net Health, a premier provider of cloud-based EHR software for specialized care settings, today announced that it has acquired Tissue Analytics , a pioneering developer of automated mobile wound and skin imaging and predictive analytics solutions.

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5 Easy To Fix Virtual Pitch Mistakes

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The COVID-19 pandemic created a new fundraising environment with its own unique challenges. Among them, VCs and startups are forced to interact remotely and make deals without ever shaking hands. This matters because it brings new issues to light that simply were not as relevant to investors before. Many of these new red flags that occur during virtual pitching are easy to fix.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Announcing the 17 New Startups in Dreamit Ventures’ SecureTech, HealthTech, and UrbanTech Programs

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Press Release The venture fund and growth-focused accelerator accepted the cohort from a field of nearly 2,000 pre-Series A companies NEW YORK CITY, NY — April 2, 2019 — Dreamit Ventures, an early stage venture fund and growth-focused accelerator, announced its latest batch of startups this week. Dreamit works with top healthcare, cybersecurity, and urban technology startups, providing access to extensive customer, industry, and investor networks during its 14-week acceleration programs.

The 3 Steps of Provocation-Based Selling

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Geoffrey Moore , acclaimed author of “Crossing the Chasm,” and most recently “Zone to Win” joined us to chat with Steve Barsh on how to provoke customers to increase sales in a downturn.

Why You Haven't Sold Your Product to a CISO

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A few months ago, we did a blog post on how to get a CISO to buy your product. But, what will instantly make a CISO say no to your product? Mel Shakir , Securetech Managing Director, talks to CISOs every day in his role at Dreamit. He coaches companies to get them ready to sell to a CISO.

Building Your Early Startup Core Team

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In the early stages of startup growth, it is critical to have a balanced and strong core team of founders. Here’s why those two words matter. Your team must be balanced - filling key functional roles necessary to operationalize.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

The Startups and Investors Bringing Voice Tech to Healthcare

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Voice tech is on the rise. According to a report from Edison Research and NPR, 53 million people in the United States own a smart speaker such as Amazon Echo or Google Home. And, 30% of this group owns three or more smart speakers. Voice tech is changing the way people shop and search online. For example, voice-powered ecommerce reached approximately $2 billion in 2017 and Gartner predicts that about 30% of web browsing will happen via voice (and without a screen) by 2020.

Top 5 M&A Insights from Senior Industry Leaders

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Most founders consider two possibilities when thinking about their exit strategy: IPO or acquisition. However, the process of startup M&A likely remains shrouded in mystery for founders who have never seen it first-hand.

How COVID-19 is Changing Digital Health

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Earlier this month, Adam Dakin , Managing Director of Dreamit Healthtech, joined Phase2 Health to share his insight on how the pandemic is changing healthcare.

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Should Founders Still Raise in an Economic Downturn?

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Jason Calacanis ( @jason ), angel investor in many category-defining companies, including Uber, Thumbtack, Wealthfront, Robinhood, and Calm, says you absolutely should. Jason sat down with Steve Barsh , Managing Partner of Dreamit, to give founders relevant downturn strategies.

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.

How to Get a CISO to Buy Your Product

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To keep an organization safe, a CISO depends on as many as 50 to 100 different products. This presents a huge opportunity for startups. However, this means that a CISO sees a LOT of pitches in their role. Securetech Managing Director at Dreamit, Mel Shakir , talks to CISOs every week.