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.

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.

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.

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. .

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

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.

Apptopia raises $20M to expand its competitive intelligence business beyond mobile

TechCrunch

In the past, Apptopia’s customers were examining digital engagement and interactions from a macro level, but now they’re looking to dive deeper into specific details, requiring more data. Apptopia also sees a broader future in making its app data more accessible.

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.

What to expect tomorrow at TC Sessions: Space 2020

TechCrunch

Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective DCVC), Mike Collett (Promus Ventures) and Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners). Ready to explore an incredible range of space technology from the comfort of your own home or office?

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Dream It

Over the last few years, we’ve seen many entrepreneurs begin to tackle challenges in the construction world using robotics and AI, ranging from data-collection to completion of actual construction tasks like electrical wiring, drywall installation, concrete pouring, pad leveling and much more.

What Is Green Innovation? – Types & Examples

Feedough

This energy can power local applications like lighting, sensors, and data collection and transmission or can be stored in batteries. . What do Tesla and IKEA have in common?

VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten - VC

Point Nine Capital’s website is now powered by Contentful ; they use Unbounce for landing pages ; and Typeform for surveys and other data collection. “We’re The proportion of LPs using technology to manage their portfolios will continue to increase, and GPs unable to provide quality data to LPs will find it increasingly hard to retain and attract LPs. This is a great example of why data businesses have substantial moats.

Seraphim Capital’s space tech accelerator releases details of its newest Space Camp cohort

TechCrunch

Description: “Kinnami uniquely secures and optimises data sharing, ongoing data migration and management across distributed systems. Kinnami has created a unique storage and security system, ‘AmiShare’, which fragments and encrypts data. The U.K.’s

Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry

TechCrunch

Miscommunication and poor project data accounts for 48% of all rework on U.S. Lack of data transparency : Manual data collection and data entry are still common on construction sites. Allison Xu. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

WHAT IF AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS THE CURE?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Through years of research and data collection conducted at Penn State University, PROJECT TEAM’s impact has been dramatic: disruptive behaviors decreased 70%; defiant behavior incidents decreased by 64%; student incidents of skipping class decreased 97%; incidents of students degrading a peer decreased by 92%; and incidents of physical aggression among students declined by 53%.

Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

Both Sides of the Table

We’re essentially a data platform and envision others building applications to take advantage of this information. The basic use-cases of this simple data are obvious. That the computer vision has the ability to track the “flow” around a room and not just a static count is a big deal and the fact that we provide this data cheaply and anonymously we believe will lead to the creation of a massive market with applications supporting many use cases.

All The Questions You Wanted Answered about Bird Scooters and Their Recent $300 Million Funding

Both Sides of the Table

I understand that this has caused some journalists and many an arm-chair Twitter commentator to shake their collective heads that some of us may have lost ours. Bird already has an enormous lead in data collection. Between our on-board CPUs and your mobile phone companions we have an enormous amount of data on transportation routes, where riders want to pick up scooters in the morning and where they leave them in the evening.

Indonesian consumer research startup Populix gets $1.2M in pre-Series A funding

TechCrunch

Indonesia is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, but consumer data is still hard to find for many businesses, especially smaller ones. It says its data classification system can recognize over 73% of all items on invoices.

Retailers: Don't Track Me, Bro

This is going to be BIG.

Given the time I spent a decade ago doing not only venture capital, but investing in private equity funds that buy retail companies, I find this data collection fascinating. Don''t get me wrong--I have the utmost respect for the entrepreneurs behind these products and as a data wonk, I love the idea of sophisticated customer traffic analysis. No one really needs tracking data--unless that data helps you bring in revenues.

Why you have to pay attention to the Indian startup scene

TechCrunch

Data shows that India’s venture capital scene has grown sharply in recent years. But data via KPMG and PitchBook make it plain that Q3 was a rebound , with $3.6 The Exchange spent a lot of this week digging into venture capital data and trends, something that we love to do.

Singapore-based retail analytics company Trax raises $640M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock

TechCrunch

Launched last year, Retail Watch uses a combination of computer vision, machine learning and hardware like cameras and autonomous robots, to gather real-time data about the shelf availability of products. Trax’s co-founders, Joel Bar-El (left) and Dror Feldheim (right), and Trax’s CEO, Justin Behar (center). COVID-19 forced many retailers and brands to adopt new technologies.