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The next wave of supply-chain innovation will be driven by startups that help incumbents win

TechCrunch

For years, the prevailing narrative for innovation in supply chain has focused on the disruptors: Upstarts that enter the industry with new technologies and business models to displace incumbents. But in verticals ranging from freight brokerage to B2B marketplaces, these enablers have repeatedly emerged after an initial disruption.

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Colombian e-commerce enablement startup Melonn raises $20M to help SMBs scale in LatAm

TechCrunch

Melonn , a Colombian startup that provides fulfillment and software services to small and medium-sized e-commerce companies in Latin America, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by QED Investors. They were brought back together by the pandemic to start the e-commerce enablement company. So, just how does it work?

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SXSW 2022: Building the Sustainable Startups of the Future

Revolution

At SXSW 2022, Revolution Growth Partner, Todd Klein, joined SparkCharge CEO and founder, Josh Aviv, GoodBuy Gear CEO and co-founder, Kristin Langenfeld, and CAVA CEO and co-founder, Brett Schulman, for a conversation on climate, consumers, and building the sustainable startups of the future. even (and especially) as the company scales.

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AI chip startup Sima.ai bags another $30M ahead of growth

TechCrunch

As the demand for AI-powered apps grows, startups developing dedicated chips to accelerate AI workloads on-premises are reaping the benefits. He has a deep history of investing in deep tech startups that have gone on to disrupt industries across AI, data, semiconductors, among others.” As over-100-employee Sima.ai

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Proptech in Review: 3 investors explain how finance-focused proptech startups can survive the downturn

TechCrunch

Startups operating in the financial side of the real estate tech market suddenly faced a surge in demand, and many departed on hiring sprees to keep up. This meant that the once high-flying startups were suddenly dealing with the opposite problem — too many employees and not enough transactions to make money.

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Defending a Startups Greatest Asset through Recession & Recovery

Tomasz Tunguz

In addition, Lee shared his view on usage-based pricing and defending a startup’s great asset, talent, from poaching during the next recovery. UBP enabled the company to manage COGs and gross profit. During the Office Hours, we talked about startups repricing their equity with new 409a valuations. Usage-Based Pricing.

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CommerceIQ gets its horn as capital continues to flow into e-commerce infrastructure startups

TechCrunch

When much of the shopping shifted online during the global pandemic, startups developing software and other products to aid the transition began to garner attention from venture capital firms. The CEO is Guru Hariharan, who you might remember from retail analytics company Boomerang Commerce , a Startup Battlefield finalist in 2014.

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