Fri.Jan 22, 2021

How VCs invested in Asia and Europe in 2020

TechCrunch

Wrapping our look at how the venture capital asset class invested in 2020, today we’re taking a peek at Europe’s impressive year, and Asia’s slightly less invigorating set of results. (We’re

Warrior strategies to help you thrive in 2021

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Tui Cordemans, an entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia. Tui is the cofounder and creative director at Koh Living. When I ponder over the concept of uncertainty and how uncertain we are feeling about 2021, I realise that in reality, the future is never certain.

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How fintech and serial founders drove African pre-seed investing to new heights in 2020

TechCrunch

When Stripe-subsidiary Paystack raised its seed round of $1.3 million in 2016, it was one of the largest disclosed rounds at that stage in Nigeria. . At the time, seven-figure seed investments in African startups were a rarity.

4 Startup Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned From Playing Semi-Pro Volleyball

StartupNation

As a startup co-founder, I’m constantly looking for lessons that will help me be a better leader, partner and innovator. Sometimes those lessons come from surprising places. I’ve been playing semi-professional volleyball with my co-founder at Routefusion, Richard Scappaticci, for three years.

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!

End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

TechCrunch

Roger Lee. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Roger Lee is a general partner at Battery Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA, who focuses on investments in software and consumer tech, including online marketplaces. More posts by this contributor. Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne.

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Blobr, the ‘no-code’ company turning APIs into products, raises €1.2M pre-seed

TechCrunch

Blobr , a Paris-based startup operating in the no-code space with tech to make it easier for companies to expose and monetise their existing APIs, has raised €1.2 million in pre-seed funding.

Campaign Strategies of Tech Unicorns, Revealed

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A look beyond the surface at smart strategies used to get to $1B and beyond. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing go-to-market b2b-marketing technology entrepreneurship

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

TechCrunch

I had my first telehealth consultation last year, and there’s a high probability that you did, too. Since the pandemic began, consumer adoption of remote healthcare has increased 300%.

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Funding Friday: Hex & Co

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am really into the NYC coming back stronger than ever theme and want to support efforts to make that happen. Today, I backed a project on Kickstarter to support NYC’s largest “board game cafe” called Hex & Co to move into a larger space a few blocks away. Doing something like this in the midst of lockdowns and social distancing is a bold and optimistic move and I support it wholeheartedly. If you agree, you can support it here. USV TEAM POSTS: crowdfunding NYC

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.

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

TechCrunch

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing platform to the masses.

[Nexa3D in Manufactur 3D] Nexa3D and Keystone Industries Collaborate to deliver high performance Dental 3D printing Solutions

OurCrowd

Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer production 3D printers, announced a collaboration with Keystone Industries, a trusted dental manufacturer of biocompatible, cutting-edge, patented photopolymer resins, to make all Keystone KeyPrint® dental 3D printing resins available worldwide on Nexa3D’s ultrafast NXE 400 3D printers. Read more here.

Sounding Board raises cash as startups wake up to executive coaching

TechCrunch

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018 bet reigns truer than ever: mentors need mentorship, too.

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[SaNOtize in ITV] Nasal spray developed at Surrey hospital could kill 99.9% of the virus

OurCrowd

The virus lab at St Peter’s hospital has never been so busy. Its one of the regional hubs for analysing Covid-19 tests. But here they are trialling something they think could change the way we treat and prevent coronavirus. A nasal spray which scientists believe could kill 99.9% of the virus.

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.

Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside

TechCrunch

Our reliance on internet-based services is at an all-time high these days, and that’s brought a new focus on how well we are protected when we go online.

[Highcon in Packaging Strategies] Highcon and EFI Announce Partnership

OurCrowd

Highcon Systems Ltd. and EFI entered into a global partnership agreement to offer customers an integrated, end-to-end business productivity and workflow solution and provide a flexible foundation for digital growth. Read more here.

[DailyPay in WCPO] DailyPay: Workplace Changes and Challenges

OurCrowd

After the global health crisis is behind us, the workplace as we know it will be changed forever according to our guest. We talked about how ‘work’ will look in the future is fin-tech entrepreneur Jason Lee. Watch here.

[Zebra in Fierce BioTech] FDA clears J&J’s robotic surgery system for total knee replacements

OurCrowd

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes division has received FDA clearance for its robotic-assisted orthopedic surgical platform for total knee replacements. Read more here.

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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.

[Beyond Meat in Forbes] Why These Restaurant-Industry Trends May Eat Into Beyond Meat’s Growth This Year

OurCrowd

A key beneficiary of the plant-based meat trend, Beyond Meat BYND +4.5% has added new retail customers including CVS drugstore chain. But those grocery sales may not be enough to help it make up for declines at restaurants and other foodservice operators. Read more here.

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