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People Don’t Like Change

The Seraf Compass

George Baker was a mid-fifties, tenured economics professor at Harvard Business School when he spent a well deserved sabbatical at his home in Frenchboro Island, Maine.

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The Intentionally Inclusive Market

GAN

Every business has a customer segment. This is the group of people you’re selling to who share a similar set of needs, characteristics, habits, and desires as one another. . Yet, most of us misunderstand the full scope of our customer segments, for two reasons. .

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Ten Years And Just Getting Started

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember meeting Zach Sims and his co-founder Ryan Bubinski back in 2011 when they started Codecademy. Zach was still in college and thinking of dropping out to focus on the Company. I just realized this morning that it has been ten years since then. Time does fly. Like many great companies their idea was simple, but powerful. build the easiest way to learn to code.

The Perfect Side Hustle: Amplify Your Strengths and Sharpen Your Skills

StartupNation

The perfect side hustle fuses passion, expertise and a prototyping mindset. Hustling comes naturally to entrepreneurs, and during the pandemic, it has become even more essential to get out there and make a buck.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora

Venture Well

Saakib Akbany of E-Team, Remora, developed an autonomous marine drone that uses AI technology to collect floating garbage from ports to address ocean pollution. The post protecting our oceans with AI technology: q&a with Saakib Akbany of Remora appeared first on VentureWell.

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Boosted by the pandemic, meeting transcription service Otter.ai raises $50M

TechCrunch

Over the past year or so, voice transcription startup Otter.ai doubled down on the future of remote work by integrating its product with meeting apps like Zoom and Google Meet.

Workplace Trends That Will Transform the Freelancing Industry in 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

The world as a whole is facing the most challenging time in recent history. The health and economic effects of COVID-19 caught most countries off guard. We have known one thing for certain: staying home would save lives.

Coinbase files to go public in a key listing for the cryptocurrency category

TechCrunch

This morning Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency exchange, released an S-1 filing ahead of its direct listing.

“LALA” – A short lesson in marketing

Berkonomics

Focus upon you as marketing genius. Let’s focus not upon the process of marketing and positioning, but on you. How should you become the best marketer you can be, even if you are a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned CEO? There’s an answer for that.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

DataJoy raises $6M seed to help SaaS companies track key business metrics

TechCrunch

Every business needs to track fundamental financial information, but the data typically lives in a variety of silos making it a constant challenge to understand a company’s overall financial health. DataJoy , an early stage startup, wants to solve that issue.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: LogMeIn Study on Remote Work Technologies (Episode 181)

StartupNation

This morning, LogMeIn, a provider of software as a service and cloud-based remote work tools for collaboration, IT management and customer engagement, released a study on how to evaluate remote work solutions.

Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December

TechCrunch

The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.

4 Lesser-Known Books All Disorganized Entrepreneurs Should Read (And Why)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Offering uncommon insight, these books can help you grow faster and bigger. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». books startup motivation business entrepreneurship

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Newsela, the replacement for textbooks, raises $100M and becomes a unicorn

TechCrunch

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round.

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3 Unexpected Lessons From My First 5-Figure Online Course Launch

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The reality behind “I made $20k in 3 days.” ” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business female-founders startup entrepreneurship online-business

Crypto company Anchorage raises $80 million after getting federal banking charter

TechCrunch

Anchorage has raised an $80 million Series C funding round led by GIC, also known as Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Lux and Indico are also participating in today’s funding round. The thinking behind this funding round is quite simple.

How Top Gear Nearly Ruined Tesla

Entrepreneur's Handbook

In 2008, the TV show introduced the first Tesla as a failure in the real world Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup technology strawberry2021 business

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Lob raises $50M for its direct mail platform

TechCrunch

Lob is a startup promising to help businesses deliver physical mail more quickly and affordably, and with more personalization. The company estimates that its platform has been used to deliver mail to one in two U.S. households.

Reading list for analysts and associates in private equity/venture capital

David Teten - VC

Whenever we hire someone new to join Versatile VC , I tell them: Welcome! As background, I suggest you read: VC-specific resources. Syllabus for how to launch, manage, and invest a VC fund. Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor. VCs eating their own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments in private companies. I’m leaving VC; this is what I didn’t expect to learn.

Docyt raises $1.5M for its ML-based accounting automation platform

TechCrunch

Accounting isn’t a topic that most people can get excited about — probably not even most accountants. But if you’re running any kind of business, there’s just no way around it.

[Medisafe in VentureBeat] Medisafe raises $30 million for predictive AI that reminds people to take their pills

OurCrowd

Medisafe, a startup developing a personalized medication management platform to help patients stay on top of their prescriptions, today announced it has raised $30 million. The company says this new investment will enable it to expand its solutions while accelerating revenue. Read more here.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Stori raises $32.5M in a Lightspeed-led Series B to build Mexico’s credit card for the masses

TechCrunch

While credit cards are commonplace in the United States, they are far less ubiquitous in many other countries, particularly those in Latin America. In Mexico in particular, cash remains the dominant method of payment with an estimated 86% of all payments being in the form of cash.

[Biolojic in BioSpace] Biolojic Design Enters a Research Collaboration and License Option Agreement with Nektar Therapeutics to Develop Computationally Designed Antibodies Against a Novel Target for the Potential Treatment of Autoimmune Disease

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TreeCard raises $5.1M seed to plant trees as you spend

TechCrunch

TreeCard , a U.K. yet-to-launch fintech offering a spending card made out of wood and the promise to fund reforesting via the interchange fees generated, has raised $5.1 million in seed funding. The round is led by EQT Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and Episode 1.

From Idea to App Store in 2 weeks

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.