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From Startup Failure to Venture Capital Success - Azriel Nicdao’s Journey

Jason Malki

Azriel Nicdao otherwise known as (A.Z.) who is a junior investor in the Venture Capital industry. believes that entrepreneurship empowers economies, connects communities, and empowers individuals to do the unthinkable.

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HubSpot co-founder Shah backs Peerlist for a new take on professional networking

TechCrunch

With more than 875 million users across more than 200 countries, LinkedIn is a household name in the world of professional networking. But as the platform grew, it shifted some focus to becoming another source of consuming and producing content. Now a young startup wants to disrupt that.

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I Finally Figured Out Why Investors Won’t Invest in Solo Founders

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hint: It’s the same reason most founders prefer working by themselves Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook » venture-capital startup business entrepreneurship fundraising

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All that VC dry powder is damper than you think

TechCrunch

Welcome back to Equity , the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Natasha is back in the Bay, after five weeks away, so some could say, San Francisco is back.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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Microsoft as a Mirror - What We Can Expect for SaaS in 2023

Tomasz Tunguz

I’m watching public company earnings to identify early weaknesses in the software market. Yesterday, Microsoft announced earnings. The transcript highlights the major trends in software of 2023. Below, I’ve listed those trends with data & excerpts from the earnings call transcript.

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The AI Assist

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote last week that I have started coding again. And I have been amazed at how much easier it is now that I can code and deploy in the cloud without having to spin up anything myself. But the other massive improvement in programming is the “AI assist.”

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McKinsey, eyeing the MLOps space, buys Tel Aviv-based Iguazio

TechCrunch

The same day Microsoft invested billions in OpenAI, McKinsey snatched up an enterprise-focused AI firm, Iguazio, for a relative steal.

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Bevz’s Vego is Modernizing Your Local Convenience Store

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Vego, the CEO & Co-Founder of Bevz , a SaaS platform for liquor and convenience stores. Jason has over a decade of experience in marketing, operations, and culture building. He has worked at multiple startups and is a second-time founder.

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Pasqal raises $100M to build a neutral atom-based quantum computer

TechCrunch

Pasqal , a Paris-based quantum computing startup, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round let by Singapore’s Temasek.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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ACA Public Policy: a Visit with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

Angel Capital Association

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Failures are valuable IP: Protect your startup’s negative trade secrets

TechCrunch

Eugene Y. Mar Contributor Share on Twitter Eugene Y. Mar is a partner with Farella Braun + Martel LLP in San Francisco, leading the firm’s Technology Industry Group. Thomas J. Pardini Contributor Thomas J.

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#63. Meet The Man Using Tech To Revolutionize Corporate Air Travel w/ Sarosh Waghmar

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Learn from the Founder of Spotnana Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube Today we have with us Sarosh Waghmar, the founder of Spotnana. They are revolutionizing travel by providing travelers with a service with the most modern technology.

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Bling Capital-backed Coverdash unveils its embedded, digital insurance for small businesses

TechCrunch

Coverdash , providing small businesses, e-commerce merchants and gig-economy workers with insurance, launched its product in all 50 states after closing over $2.5 million in seed capital.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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ACA Announces Partnership with Series Code

Angel Capital Association

For Immediate Release (1/23/2023) The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional association for angel investors and startup entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with Series Code, a leading technology support company for startup entrepreneurs.

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TechCrunch Live is back with top founders and investors, and you get to ask the questions each week

TechCrunch

TechCrunch Live is entering its third season, and I’m thrilled to be leading the events again this year. The first event is on February 1, 2023, and will feature a timely discussion on what to do if your company can’t raise a Series A.

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[CytoReason in GlobeNewswire] CytoReason to license its IBD disease model to Sanofi in expanded multiyear, multimillion dollar deal

OurCrowd

Collaboration will support Sanofi’s use of CytoReason’s computational disease models to develop new targets for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Read more here.

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Lightyear stops production on €250,000 solar-powered EV

TechCrunch

Solar-powered electric vehicle maker Lightyear said it’s halting production on its flagship Lightyear 0, its premium EV with a sticker price of €250,000.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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[OurCrowd on Fintech TV] Saving the planet with startups: The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit In Jerusalem

OurCrowd

In this episode of FINTECH.TV, we are joined by Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, to discuss the upcoming OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem.

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Babylist makes an even bigger bet on baby products with Expectful acquisition

TechCrunch

Today, baby registry and product discovery platform Babylist announced that it has acquired health and wellness tool Expectful for an undisclosed price.

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7 Tips For Optimizing Your Website for Maximum Conversions

StartupNation

An optimized website is essential for success in today’s ultra-competitive digital world. Conversion optimization will boost your online… The post 7 Tips For Optimizing Your Website for Maximum Conversions appeared first on StartupNation.

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Daily Crunch: Days after announcing plans to cut 10K jobs, Microsoft invests billions more in OpenAI

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Happy new week! Did you know that TechCrunch has a bunch of amazing newsletters that aren’t this one? If you’re into transportation, don’t miss Kirsten ’s The Station.

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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.

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How To Manage Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace

StartupNation

Anxiety disorders can take a major toll on the workplace, causing a decline in productivity, absenteeism, and low… The post How To Manage Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace appeared first on StartupNation. Workspace anxiety disorder anxiety treatment mental health Work-Life Balance

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Bluedot’s debit card for EV owners offers cheaper charging, cash back

TechCrunch

Electric vehicles accounted for nearly 6% of all new cars sold in the U.S. in 2022, an increase from 3.1% the year before, and that number will continue to grow over the coming years.

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[BlueNalu in Nation’s Restaurant News] Move over, Beyond and Impossible: cell-cultivated meat is the next big protein alternative

OurCrowd

When Upside Foods’ cell-cultivated chicken gained FDA approval in November, it was a huge step for the so-called “lab-grown meat” industry: So, what’s next? Read more here.

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Remote work revolution helps Deel reach $295M in ARR

TechCrunch

Fintech-turned-HR outfit Deel reached $295 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR) by the end of 2022, the company’s co-founder and CEO Alex Bouaziz shared today. That’s up 417.5% from $57 million in ARR achieved at the end of 2021.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.