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How to Think of R&D Spend

Andreessen Horowitz

Capital allocation is a core part of any CEO’s job, and it’s particularly critical for growth-stage CEOs. After all, once your company goes public, you’ll be expected to justify every dollar you spend. Most growth-stage CEOs I work with know how to tell if they’re efficiently allocating capital in every part of their budget with one glaring exception: research and development (R&D).

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14 Tips for Managing Remote Teams in Startup Environments

Startup Blogpost

14 Tips for Managing Remote Teams in Startup Environments From fostering interaction in remote teams to bridging gaps with empathetic communication, fourteen startup leaders, including CEOs and a COO, share their firsthand challenges and solutions in managing remote teams. Discover the full spectrum of insights in this comprehensive guide, where each expert offers a unique perspective on steering startup teams to success from afar.

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Navigating Singapore’s Startup Ecosystem: Top 5 Funding Initiatives Unveiled

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore has earned its reputation as a global hub for business, with the distinction of being ranked first for economic freedom. Entrepreneurs are drawn to Singapore’s comprehensive support system, which has business-incubating infrastructure, tax incentives, substantial government subsidies, and strong international connections.

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A Y Combinator-backed startup called Velt wants to make more apps collaborative

TechCrunch

Online collaboration has become routine thanks to productivity apps like Google Docs and team design platform Figma, among others, but there are still hosts of internet-connected applications where users cannot interact with colleagues, add notes or otherwise collaborate with one another. That’s something a new startup called Velt wants to fix with the launch of […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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MoveinSync Targets $50 to $60 Million in Latest Funding Drive for Commute Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register MoveinSync, an innovative Indian startup specializing in workplace commute solutions, is currently in discussions with investors for a new round of funding. They aim to secure between $50 to $60 million. MoveinSync’s Strategic Funding Round This financing round is intended not only for growth but also to provide an opportunity for some of its early investors to partially exit.

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Career Rejection Led Me to an Entrepreneurial Life

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Lessons from hundreds of applications, a passed-over promotion, losing my job. and moving forward.

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Bending Spoons lays off entire staff of Flimic

TechCrunch

Milan-based creative app studio Bending Spoons has laid off the entire staff of Filmic, which made popular video and photo editing apps such as Filmic Pro, per a report by PetaPixel. Bending Spoons acquired Filmic last July and the move was announced in September. In the past few days, several Filmic employees have posted about […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The Most Important Thing to Know About Entrepreneurship Explained in 3 Simple Graphs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

As an entrepreneur, you’re going to constantly compare yourself to other entrepreneurs.

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Negotiating cross-border investments: Insights from a seasoned investor

TechCrunch

For LatAm startups, investments from foreign VCs can bring in experienced advisers and contributors who can help the company expand to new markets. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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From seed to plate: Navigating agrifood systems and tackling food waste

Impact Hub

From seed to plate: Navigating agrifood systems and tackling food waste Agrifood systems ( or food and agriculture systems ) form the backbone of our global society. From the hands of farmers to the plates of consumers, the journey of food involves a multitude of actors operating within a complex network. Impact Hub Network Global team Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Understanding Agrifood Systems Agrifood systems are intricate networks comprising primary production, food distribution, and ho

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[Stellar Cyber in Business Wire] Stellar Cyber amplifies field-proven university program enabling educational organizations to deliver hands-on Cybersecurity training and SOC services to underserved communities

OurCrowd

The post [Stellar Cyber in Business Wire] Stellar Cyber amplifies field-proven university program enabling educational organizations to deliver hands-on Cybersecurity training and SOC services to underserved communities appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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23andMe confirms hackers stole ancestry data on 6.9 million users

TechCrunch

On Friday, genetic testing company 23andMe announced that hackers accessed the personal data of 0.1% of customers, or about 14,000 individuals. The company also said that by accessing those accounts, hackers were also able to access “a significant number of files containing profile information about other users’ ancestry.” But 23andMe would not say how many […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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[Arrow Global in Hotel Report] Arrow Global invests $400 million in 5-star boutique hotel and golf course in the Algarve

OurCrowd

The post [Arrow Global in Hotel Report] Arrow Global invests $400 million in 5-star boutique hotel and golf course in the Algarve appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Threads downloads return to growth as X adds Walmart to its advertiser exodus

TechCrunch

Recent efforts by Meta to grow Threads’ install base have been working. According to a new analysis of app store trends, Instagram Threads is now outpacing X, formerly Twitter, at least in terms of new downloads. App intelligence firm Apptopia indicates that, although Threads’ daily downloads had been declining since September, things have shifted in […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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[ReWalk in ReWalk] ReWalk Robotics presents on personal exoskeleton pricing at Medicare public meeting

OurCrowd

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and BERLIN and YOKNEAM ILLIT, Israel, Nov. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReWalk Robotics, Ltd.

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‘Animate Anyone’ heralds the approach of full-motion deepfakes

TechCrunch

As if still-image deepfakes aren’t bad enough, we may soon have to contend with generated videos of anyone who dares to put a photo of themselves online: with Animate Anyone, bad actors can puppeteer people better than ever. The new generative video technique was developed by researchers at Alibaba Group’s Institute for Intelligent Computing.

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The Quest for AGI: Q*, Self-Play, and Synthetic Data

Andreessen Horowitz

One topic at the center of the AI universe this week is a potential breakthrough called Q*. Little has been revealed about this OpenAI project, other than its likely relationship to solving certain grade-school mathematical problems. Amid much speculation, we decided to bring in our new general partner, Anjney Midha – focused on all things AI – to sift through the sea of noise.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Meta faces $600M competition damages claim in Spain as media owners pursue privacy breach lawsuit

TechCrunch

Meta is facing a major legal challenge and damages claim in Spain that argues the adtech giant’s years of failing to have a valid legal basis for processing people’s data for ads under European Union data protection rules also constitutes a competition breach for which they should be compensated financially. AMI, an association of newspaper […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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[Flytrex in PR Newswire] Flytrex experienced 7-fold increase in delivery last year – IDTechEx analyses the future of drone delivery

OurCrowd

The post [Flytrex in PR Newswire] Flytrex experienced 7-fold increase in delivery last year – IDTechEx analyses the future of drone delivery appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Mastercard launches Shopping Muse, an AI-powered shopping assistant

TechCrunch

Mastercard is launching a new generative AI shopping tool called “Shopping Muse” that is designed to help users get personalized product recommendations. The tool is powered by Dynamic Yield, a personalization company that was acquired by Mastercard in April 2022. Mastercard says the idea behind Shopping Muse is to “revolutionize how customers search for and […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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[Highcon in Container-Board.com] End of Year Statement from Highcon CEO Shlomo Nimrodi

OurCrowd

With high interest rates, rising energy prices, parts supply issues and global economic uncertainty, 2023 has been a difficult year for many people. As a result, overall demand for packaging has declined. But for most Highcon customers, it’s been the best year yet on their Highcon systems. Read more here.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Up Catalyst draws €4M seed round to make battery graphite from carbon dioxide

TechCrunch

Up Catalyst can tweak the basic process to also manufacture carbon nanotubes for paint or reinforced concrete, as well as graphite tailored to hydrogen fuel cells. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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[BioCatch in PR Newswire] BioCatch welcomes Sallie Krawcheck and Liat Nadai Arad to Board of Directors

OurCrowd

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BioCatch, the global leader in digital fraud and money laundering detection and response powered by behavioral biometric intelligence, today announced the addition of Sallie Krawcheck and Liat Nadai Arad to the company’s board of directors.

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Twilio lays off another 5% of employees following activist pressure

TechCrunch

Just a few hours after Spotify announced a large round of layoffs, Twilio is also announcing hundreds of job cuts. Around 5% of the company’s workforce will be impacted. Today’s news proves that we’re not done with tech layoffs. And this isn’t even Twilio’s first round of layoffs as the company cut around 11% of […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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[BioCatch in PR Newswire] Mobile emulators eclipse bots in 2023 as preferred fraud vector in North America

OurCrowd

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BioCatch, the global leader in digital fraud and money laundering detection and response powered by behavioral biometric intelligence, today unveiled its 2023 Digital Banking Fraud Trends in North America report.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.