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.

Data collection isn’t the problem: It’s what companies are doing with it

TechCrunch

Data is a company’s most powerful asset. Nearly all digital businesses collect some type of data from their users, so there has been growing concern from privacy rights groups about how that data is used. Yet, data collection is not wrong in and of itself.

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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.

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.)

How collective data and storytelling can lead to lasting impact for underserved entrepreneurs

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We must consider how these new support networks can be leveraged to show collective impact and attract sustainable and long-lasting local funding beyond the initial COVID-19 response and cash infusion from our Federal Government.

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.

5 Ways E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Can Make More Data-Driven Decisions in 2022

StartupNation

E-commerce thrived in 2021, but if you want your brand to really take off in 2022, you need to focus on the data. Data-driven decision-making is the key to success in the modern world of e-commerce. But data for the sake of data doesn’t help anyone.

STARTUPS RECEIVE INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year, dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Dealroom raises €6M Series A for its startup data, market intelligence service

TechCrunch

European startup and venture capital data company Dealroom has raised a €6 million Series A, it told TechCrunch. The startup collects data on private-market companies through public scraping and partnerships.

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.

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.

The Right Kind of Time Off

GAN

Time Off and Our Mental Health. As I talk with people about the last few weeks, I don’t hear many stories of people taking time off work. And, this isn’t just true in COVID-19 times. In 2018, a record of 768 million vacation days went unused by employees.

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Evabot secures fresh capital to inject AI into corporate gifting

TechCrunch

“[Gifts are] picked by our AI based on the data collected and attributes like past gift ratings, weather in a location, gift budget, and more,” Rabi Gupta said. The idea of corporate gifting to maintain client relationships isn’t a novel concept.

5 construction tech investors analyze 2022 trends and opportunities

TechCrunch

Even so, investors are backing startups bringing robotics, data management, automation and augmented reality into the construction process. A lot of this tech is focused on job sites, but given the need for data collection and analysis, what advances are you seeing in back-end technologies?

Environmental, social and governance tracking gets easier with ESGgo

TechCrunch

The product itself is focused on data collection; from the first 50 companies ESGgo spoke to, they learned that there were no tools available. To fully track ESG impact across a business, the GRI and SASB standards suggest tracking hundreds of data points across the organization.

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.

3 ways to measure employee happiness (and 1 step you shouldn’t skip)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Employees have room to comment, providing additional quantitative data to the survey. The qualitative data will guide your senior leadership team on how to react to the quantitative data. Gathering data is useless if you don’t act on it.

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.

Did venture capitalists undervalue startups for decades?

TechCrunch

Data indicate that the pace of startup value creation reached a fever pitch in 2021. According to venture capital data collected by PitchBook , prices spiked for startup equity across the maturity spectrum last year.

The Customer Is Always Right: Why Startups Should Pay Attention To CX Data

StartupNation

Mimicking the age-old catchphrase of ‘the customer is always right, the role of CX data in a growing e-commerce landscape is vital if you want to see high customer retention rates and a swift return on investment. . 5 Ways E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Can Make More Data-Driven Decisions.

Love’s Cup Graduate Division finalists named

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Data collected will inform users of workout effectiveness and offer exercise suggestions and health tips. SmartTurn is advancing theSmartTurn Intelligent Turning Bed health care technology that accumulates position and pressure point data to ensure that pressure points are minimized for each turn of the patient. The technology leverages the latest advances in artificial intelligence and data extraction for a faster referral process. GRADUATE DIVISION Finalists.

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.

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. .

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.

Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: 7 Strategies for Small Businesses

StartupNation

According to the weekly pulse data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey , domestic supplier delays were reported by 46% of small businesses at the end of November, up from 27% reported a year ago.

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.

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!

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

AIMMO bags $12M Series A to advance data labeling technology  

TechCrunch

Most artificial intelligence models are trained through supervised learning, meaning that humans must label raw data. Data labeling is a critical part of automating artificial intelligence and machine learning model, but at the same time, it can be time-consuming and tedious work.

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.

As fintech valuations fall, even Stripe isn’t immune to a changing market

TechCrunch

Fintech startups are taking the downturn harder than most other sectors, data indicates. Left unsaid is the fact that even the private-market upstarts that have collected the most plaudits, valuation, capital and revenue during a boom may endure a repricing when the market shifts.

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.

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.

As crypto unicorns multiply, the US stands out as ground zero for blockchain winners

TechCrunch

The Block , a crypto-focused publication and research operation , has a new data collection out this morning that highlights just how rapidly the unicorn cohort is expanding in the crypto space. The market for crypto-focused investing is growing rapidly.

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.

How Chicago is changing who raises early-stage venture capital

TechCrunch

For those of us who cover the venture capital industry, two narratives are ubiquitous: There’s the story of how much capital has been invested of late; you’ve seen the data — 2020 and 2021 set nearly every record around the world for private-market investment.