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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.

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 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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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 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.

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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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.

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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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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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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.

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.

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.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

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.

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.

The Fundamentals of Talking "Exit Strategy" with Investors

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At the seed stage, talking about exit strategy always seems a bit premature, even presumptuous. But this topic is always in the back of mind for VCs and other investors, so it’s important to formulate a plan around the topic, even if those exit strategies might change as you grow your startup.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

The Proptech Startups Using VR & AR to Reshape Real Estate

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According to Goldman Sachs , virtual and augmented reality (AR) will become an $80 billion market by 2025, and $2.6 billion will be specifically for real estate. The medium is extremely powerful.

The Most Important Question to Ask Potential Investors After Your Pitch

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Startup pitch meetings are pretty predictable. You walk into a venture fund’s conference room or Zoom room (if they’re progressive), pitch the partners, offer to answer their questions, maybe ask them a bland question or two, and then leave the meeting to await a response.

NeuroFlow Closes $7.5M Series A Financing to Advance Behavioral Health Integration and Engagement

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NeuroFlow ( Healthtech - Fall 2019 ) is a platform for getting patients with behavioral health issues better by supporting clinical teams with collaborative and measurement-based tools in all care settings. This week, the company announced a $7.5

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#DreamitLive with Ron Gula: Five Slide Pitch Deck

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In our most recent episode of DreamitLive , Managing Partner Steve Barsh spoke with Ron Gula , President and Co-Founder of Gula Tech Adventures. In the episode, Steve asked Ron about his “five slide pitch deck.”

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

SecureTech News Roundup

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What We’re Reading Developments in The Security Industry Verkada , a physical security startup that helps schools, gyms, municipalities, and corporations manage their security camera systems, reached a $540 million valuation in 3 years. Read how this startup set itself apart in a crowded market.

An In-Depth Look at The Medical Device Cybersecurity Startup Landscape

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Health systems and hospitals face unprecedented cybersecurity challenges. In May 2016, 89% of healthcare organizations included in a study by the Ponemon Institute had experienced at least one data breach over the prior 24 month period. And, The U.S.

Accessing Innovation: Corporate Executives In Unfamiliar Territory

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Originally Published on Hive. This is the second post in this series by Andrew Ackerman. View Part 1 of the series here.

Pitch Decks and Fundraising: A Fireside Chat with the Founder of Slidebean

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It's been about a year since Slidebean’s first Youtube video breakthrough. Since then, they’ve added around 20,000 subscribers, and their videos have been watched over 1.7MM times.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Marketing for CREtech Startups: What Works (And What Doesn't)

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In this #DreamitLive, Urbantech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman speaks with CREtech CEO Michael Beckerman about the latest trends in innovation in the commercial real estate industry.

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

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Cision acquires TrendKite (Dreamit 2013) for $225 million

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Global PR powerhouse Cision announced today that it is acquiring Dreamit alum TrendKite in a deal valuing the startup at $225 million. TrendKite’s suite of analytics tools uses artificial intelligence to help brands monitor and measure their PR efforts.

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5 Disruptive Cybersecurity Startups That Are Changing the Industry

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Accelerated digital innovation has catapulted the world into unprecedented growth. But this age of disruption has also created numerous opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.

Avoiding 5 Common Cyber Entrepreneur Pitfalls

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Avoiding 5 Common Cyber Entrepreneur Pitfalls In this #DreamitLive, Ron Gula , president of Gula Tech Ventures , joins Steve Barsh to talk about the 5 most common mistakes cyber entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.