3 in 5 Small Businesses Don't Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you're thinking about ways to win your customers' trust, you should strictly consider safeguarding your customers' data. What's more surprising is that most of these small businesses have customer data privacy policies enforced. What Zoho Has Done to Stop Third-party Data Tracking.

Why TransUnion led blockchain fintech Spring Labs’ $30M Series B

TechCrunch

Consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion recently announced it had invested an undisclosed sum in Spring Labs, which is building out a blockchain-based data-sharing platform.

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Data collection is about to get much more dangerous

Berkonomics

On January First, 2020, California will enact the toughest data protection laws ever, far outpacing Europe’s General Data Protection Act (GDPR.) Called the California Consumer Privacy Ace (CCPA), few of us are even aware of this and need to know. But more impactful – the law creates more and more duties for companies collecting data within the state (which is most everyone.) All collecting data when I type or speak (hopefully to not just near them.)

Niama El Bassunie’s Mission to Unlock Trade in Africa

500

According to data collected by Magnitt and published in the report, our portfolio has a higher percentage of startups with at least one female founder than the average percentage of female-founded startups in all of MENA.² With all this data, we wanted to share some of the unique stories of these female founders in MENA. It is within 500’s DNA to invest in talented founders, no matter whether they are situated in Silicon Valley or on the other side of the world.

4 Tips to overcome the fear of growing your brand online

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The only way you will learn what works is by getting started and learning from the data. A key point in any data collection: You need enough data to make it accurate.

Creative adtech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note

TechCrunch

Not to mention the trillions that have gone toward helping brands keep track of customer data and interactions — the marketing clouds, DMPs and CDPs. But the digital ad ecosystem can’t get by only using broader data-crunching techniques to replace “retargeting.” Casey Saran.

Firefox Better Web (with Scroll)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Close to 800mm people around the world use them to avoid intrusive ads and data collection. Ad blockers are hugely popular. I do not use an ad-blocker but I completely understand why one would choose to do so. And yet much of the media business is supported by advertising. There are a growing number of subscription-based media services, but many people cannot or won’t pay for content and the vast majority of content consumed on the web is advertising supported.

Penn State Startup, RealForests, Took Home Some Real Cash!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The winner, Brennan Holderman with RealForests, developed LiDAR technology that uses emerging data collection techniques to measure various resources such as forest inventories.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Everything from private customer data to delicate company financials could cripple you if placed into the wrong hands. Your remote workforce will be entirely reliant on technology to perform their essential duties—and the data collected since the coronavirus shutdown supports this.

8 Steps to Making Better Business Decisions

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Collect relevant information from a range of informed perspectives on the issue. Use the data collected from those varying perspectives to accomplish this step. Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. .

Empowering Entrepreneurs From Underserved Communities with GoDaddy

Impact Hub

Despite the differences, the data collected before and after the program shows that great and tangible results were achieved in both locations. Then, check the 2020-2021 New Roots report for some insightful data!

Meet the mobile therapy startup backed by Christian Angermayer’s re:Mind Capital

TechCrunch

It’s a move informed by two trends: passive data collection, and a burgeoning mental health crisis in teens and young adults. . Ksana’s platforms focus on collecting data related to mental health, and transfer that data from user to healthcare practitioners through an app.

The Startups and Investors Bringing Voice Tech to Healthcare

Dream It

With the app, doctors can speak notes aloud and MDOps will transcribe and transfer the data into the EMR. Kiroku targets dentists—its product listens to dentists’ conversations with patients, transcribes them, and then condenses that data into clinical notes. The auditory data is then transformed into the encounter notes. With this data, the company suggests it can prepare a written report for doctors to review and sign. Voice tech is on the rise.

Miami-based Ironhack raises $20 million for its coding bootcamps as demand for coders continues

TechCrunch

The company offers classes in subjects ranging from web development to UX/UI design, and data analytics to cybersecurity, according to a statement. . “We

Innovation in the Financial Markets: Seventy Years of Hedge Funds

Tomasz Tunguz

Using large volumes of data collected by hand in the cocoa markets of Africa for example, econometricians developed models and reshaped investing. Alfred Winslow Jones created the first hedge fund in 1949. He pioneerd the idea of hedging to maximize gains, trading based on stock movements which he called velocity, paper portfolios and a competitive multi-manager model in which individuals ran their own books. Since that era, hedge funds have innovated roughly every decade or so.

June makes product analytics more accessible

TechCrunch

June is built on top of your Segment data. It lets you access data much more quickly.”. Segment acts as the data collection and data repository for your analytics. After that, you can start playing with your data in June.

Credit Suisse leads $20M Series A in data extraction startup Daloopa

TechCrunch

Daloopa closed on a $20 million Series A round, led by Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors, to continue developing its data extraction technology for financial institutions, which is now being expanded globally.

When VCs turned to Zoom, Chicago startups were ready for their close-up

TechCrunch

Data collected by CB Insights , for example, indicates that Chicago’s ability to attract venture funds has risen to new heights in the first half of the year. Chicago’s startup scene is finally getting the attention it long felt it deserved.

Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC

TechCrunch

Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS — there’s Rocket Lab , and there’s Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS company focused on delivering data and analytics made possible by its 100-plus spacecraft constellation.

SentinelOne’s upgraded IPO pricing is good news for Tiger, public markets and your local VC

TechCrunch

One such company is SentinelOne, a cybersecurity startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, Redpoint, Tiger Global Management, Data Collective and Anchorage Capital, among others.

Emulate Inc. closes $82M Series E to fund expansion of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ products

TechCrunch

And that itself depends a lot on how the FDA views data collected on that platform. . From Corbett’s perspective, he says the FDA has proved “very receptive” to data collected on these platforms. . Emulate Inc., a biotech company focused on developing “organ-on-a-chip” technology, closed an $82 million Series E round on Tuesday.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Steven Rodriguez

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Someone who works at the intersection of economic/community/ecosystem development, is data-driven, collaborates and connects diverse stakeholders, focuses on being the right kind of busy and has a give #GiveFirst attitude. Data analysis and science in ecosystem work.

Developing Rapid-Response Plans for Cities to Help Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in This Time of Economic Crisis

Forward Cities

As the extent and impact of COVID-19 becomes more apparent, entrepreneurs and small businesses are on the front lines of its devastating impact–and with their demise comes potentially catastrophic economic losses for local communities.

3 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners to Succeed in 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Have you started escalating customer data collection as a priority yet? In this day and age, “customer data” has to go beyond the email address. Increase the amount of data you collect about each customer.

Research Assistant (Full Time – 6 months)

Forward Cities

The Research Assistant will primarily support the research team in the deployment of our primary data collection tools, including both the Survey of Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Support Organization Survey, and the production of data visualizations for all of our data sources. Ability to communicate data to internal and public audiences. Comfortable learning new technology/software for data analysis and visualization. POSITION SUMMARY.

How AI Will Shift Customer Experience to the Next Level

Startup Grind

As per a prediction made by IDC (International Data Corporation), by 2019, 40% of digital transformation initiatives will be supported by some sort of cognitive computing or AI effort. This great potential of AI is because of the fact that AI has the power to analyze and process huge amounts of data from different sources, including human behaviors and emotions, thereby helping create more meaningful CX. Rather, decisions should be backed by data.

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

TechCrunch

From Space Rock Returns to Financial Returns: An investor panel — with Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective DCVC), Mike Collett (Promus Ventures) and Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners). Do you find expression “the sky’s the limit” well, limiting?

Fintech companies must balance the pursuit of profit against ethical data usage

TechCrunch

One must ask: What happens when an advertising company — armed with the terabytes of data points it has harvested from our personal emails, location data, song preferences and shopping lists — now wants to be our bank? Banks must lead the charge in ethical data. Richard Steggall.

Research Assistant (PT, TEMP)

Forward Cities

The Research Assistant will primarily support the research team in the deployment of our primary data collection tools, including both the Survey of Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Support Organization Survey, and the production of data visualizations for all of our data sources. Ability to communicate data to internal and public audiences. Comfortable learning new technology/software for data analysis and visualization. Position Summary.

The Measurement Trap

Ian Hathaway

Using data to dictate which strategies get implemented, the proverbial tail is wagging the dog. Furthermore, data collection is best done at the individual level, continuously, and over a long period of time. Mariana Mazzucato is one of my favorite thinkers.

Prices increase tonight for our space-focused event, TC Sessions: Space

TechCrunch

On the investment front we have VCs like Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective DCVC), Mike Collett (Promus Ventures) and Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners). “Space, the final frontier…” You can probably recite the “Star Trek” opening monologue in your sleep.

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

TechCrunch

Space Force), Lisa Callahan (Lockheed Martin), Jim Bridenstine (NASA), Peter Beck (Rocket Lab) and investors like Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective DCVC), Mike Collett (Promus Ventures) and Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners).

It’s time to abandon business intelligence tools

TechCrunch

A gap exists between the functionalities provided by current BI and data discovery tools and what users want and need. Data discovery applications allow analysts to link with data sources and perform self-service analysis, but still come with major pitfalls. Charles Caldwell.

Mobius Labs nabs $6M to help more sectors tap into computer vision

TechCrunch

The startup offers an SDK that lets the user create custom computer vision models fed with a little of their own training data — as an alternative to off-the-shelf tools which may not have the required specificity for a particular use-case. No data is ever sent back to us.

Six tips for SaaS founders who don’t want VC money

TechCrunch

Established in 2006, JotForm allows customizable data collection for enhanced lead generation, survey distribution, payment collections and more. The exact numbers shift every year, but data compiled by Fundable show that only 0.05 Aytekin Tank. Contributor.

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Activ Surgical raises $45 million Series B round to give surgeons eagle eyes

TechCrunch

The results of those trials have not yet been released, but the company expects to publish data from that trial in October, a company PR confirmed to TechCrunch. . The goal is to ultimately collect a unique intraoperative data set based on surgeries completed with ActivSight.

Why Your Startup Must Incorporate Customer Needs to Drive Growth

StartupNation

Related: 3 Smart Ways Businesses Can Collect Customer Feedback. An ongoing challenge that businesses face today is having “better data, not big data.” Collecting more data doesn’t necessarily lead to greater business intelligence , especially if you don’t know how to utilize it.