Wed.May 11, 2022

The Founder Resolve

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Investing in founder-led businesses is comforting to me. They have the ability to see the forest through the trees and do what is necessary to evolve the business. Two great examples of this are Microsoft in the mid 90s and Facebook a decade ago.

Angel Investing by the Numbers: Valuation, Capitalization and Startup Economics

The Seraf Compass

In the sport of Major League Baseball, the greatest hitters are those who get a hit just one out of every three times at bat and a home run 5 or 6 times out of 100 at bats.

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This Entrepreneur Shares Key Takeaways from Launching Her Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Brand

StartupNation

As a child, I watched my mother’s generation attempt direct-to-consumer business in a, shall we say, clunky fashion. They held Tupperware parties and loaded up the car with Avon deliveries. Before I knew what direct-to-consumer was, I wasn’t interested.

To Quit Your Job and Reach Financial Freedom, All You Need Is Two Clients from DMs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Too many of you overthink what it takes. Let me show you. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup money freelancing entrepreneurship business

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.

The 4 Essential Factors That Make a Good Business Pitch

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “ Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion “ by Meredith Fineman, in agreement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Meredith Fineman, 2020.

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The Best Business Loans to Help with Payroll

StartupNation

When faced with the unexpected, coming up with the capital needed to pay employees on time can be challenging. While it’s important to budget and allocate cash accordingly, financial challenges and unplanned costs are common for all businesses.

Finding your startup’s valuation: 5 factors to consider

TechCrunch

Marjorie Radlo-Zandi. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Marjorie Radlo-Zandi is an entrepreneur, board member, mentor to startups and angel investor who shows early-stage businesses how to build and successfully scale their businesses. More posts by this contributor.

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How Can Small Biz Connect with Big Brands?

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do you dream about partnering your small business with a multi-million dollar brand? Exposure to industry giants can bring entrepreneurs new opportunities to create and sell to different markets. And with the right gumption, anything is possible.

Japan’s Zeals raises $38.8M to scale its chat commerce platform

TechCrunch

Zeals , a Tokyo-based startup that lets businesses communicate with their customers via its chat application, said Thursday it has secured $27.2 million (3.5 billion yen) in equity and $11.6 million (1.5 billion yen) in debt. The latest round brings its total funding raised to $41.4

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Call for Submissions: Write for Crypto Handbook

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Editor’s note Share your journey in cryptocurrency ?? Link to submit is at the bottom of this post. Stats from the launch of Crypto Handbook on April 25, 2022 Hello Reader, Thank you for reading our publication and being a part of our community here on Medium.

Educapital aims to raise a $160 million fund focused on edtech and future of work

TechCrunch

VC firm Educapital recently announced that it has reached the first close of its second fund. The team has already secured $105 million (€100 million) and now wants to reach $160 million (€150 million) to invest in edtech startups as well as companies working on the future of work.

Welcome S22 Visiting Group Partners

Y Combinator

Every batch, we invite founders and executives to advise YC companies as Visiting Group Partners. These advisors bring valuable insights and recent operational experience to YC’s early-stage companies.

MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy

TechCrunch

The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis says the region’s crypto usage grew 1,200% last year, making it the third-fastest growing cryptocurrency economy.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Success & Challenges of the angel community: SEC asks ACA CEO Pat Gouhin to advise on capital formation as part of the FinHub’s Peer-2-Peer Series.

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer May 10, 2022 – Seeking to strengthen connection, advocacy and understanding as well as advise those in the SEC and FinHub community, CEO Pat Gouhin was thrilled to represent angel investors and the angel ecosystem at FinHub’s Peer-to-Peer meet-up on capital formation. “It It was an honor to get to speak directly to the FinHub community and the SEC.

Exhibit free at TC Disrupt 2022 as one of the Startup Battlefield 200

TechCrunch

Exhibiting your early-stage startup at TechCrunch Disrupt this year looks a whole lot different than any previous year, and it’s really big news.

Why You Should Never Accept Cofounders With Money Problems

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I’ve been there twice and got punched in my face and in my wallet. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup cofounders life-lessons startup-lessons entrepreneurship

Identitypass, an identity verification API for Africa, raises $2.8M seed funding

TechCrunch

Mobile penetration in Africa is growing impressively at about 46% as more people come online for the very first time.

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.

3 important financial tasks it’s easy to lose sight of

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs never struggle with a short to-do list—the responsibilities of a business owner are immense. Most do their best to avoid focusing heavily on small details but may end up ignoring important aspects of business, especially when it comes to the organization’s finances.

Citi backs Crowdz, a Pipe competitor that just raised $10M for its blockchain-powered invoice financing marketplace

TechCrunch

Recurring revenue as an asset class is a relatively new concept, and made more popular by startups such as Pipe , which has built a marketplace connecting investors to companies with businesses that have predictable, recurring revenues.

Pre-GCUC Required Reading & News

GCUC

We have lots to cover at GCUC but this will help get you started on your prep for attending the biggest coworking event in. The post Pre-GCUC Required Reading & News appeared first on GCUC Community. Other Coworking Conference

Socket lands $4.6M to audit and catch malicious open source code

TechCrunch

Securing the software supply chain is admittedly somewhat of a dry topic, but knowing which components and code go into your everyday devices and appliances is a critical part of the software development process that billions of people rely on every day.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

[Clinch in PR Newswire] Clinch Continues Global Expansion with New Senior-level Recruits

OurCrowd

NEW YORK , May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Clinch, the leader in dynamic ad serving and personalization and creator of Flight Control, the Omnichannel Campaign Management Platform, announced today a series of new hires across the US and EMEA.

Nexite raises $67M for its new approach to tagging and tracking merchandise in physical stores

TechCrunch

When it comes to commerce innovation, physical retail often feels like it gets the short end of the development stick against newer, faster-growing, more quantifiable (and still far from perfect) digital channels.

[Binah.ai in PRWeb] Binah.ai continues to bolster the future of insurance through its recent win as a top company selected by Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich)

OurCrowd

Sunday Security launches a cybersecurity service for senior execs

TechCrunch

Traditionally, cybersecurity has always focused on what can be hacked and not so much on who might be most at risk.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.