Wed.Feb 24, 2021

Selecting a Side Hustle Based on the Right Business Model for You

StartupNation

When it comes to choosing the right side hustle , is it possible to pick a gig based off the business model you wish to explore? Absolutely. A business model is the method in which a business plans to make money.

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EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)’s purpose is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential by enabling life-enhancing connections, designing shared experiences and providing collaborative learning.

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how Fluid-Screen replaced the petri dish with a microchip

Venture Well

Monika Weber of Fluid-Screen credits early-stage entrepreneurial support for the success of her team’s bacterial contamination diagnostic technology, which has secured over $7 million in funding, and generated over $3 million in revenue.

Stitch emerges from stealth with $4M for its API fintech play in Africa

TechCrunch

Over the years, there has been a growing trend of fintech infrastructure players around the world. In Africa, a handful of startups have launched in the past three years to provide such services.

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!

10 Pillars of a Successful Small Business [Upcoming Akimbo Course]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do you want to start or grow your business? Let’s do a spot check and see if you have these 10 key pillars of a successful business: 10 Small Business Pillars. Target audience. Are you getting clients and serving your audience? Business solution. Does your business solve a specific problem?

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Urgent action needed in Myanmar to restore the democratic rules of law and protecting the rights of the Myanmar citizens

Impact Hub

The Global Impact Hub network condemns the recent actions of the Myanmar military undermining the democratic process and institutions of Myanmar, as well as the human rights of its citizens.

Plant-based food startup Next Gen lands $10M seed round from investors including Temasek

TechCrunch

Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups , partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives.

5 Wealth-Building Secrets of a Frugal Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How much frugality do you need to build a million-dollar business today? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». wealth frugal business entrepreneurship leadership

Spain’s Wallapop raises $191M at an $840M valuation for its classifieds marketplace

TechCrunch

Through all of the last year’s lockdowns, venue closures and other social distancing measures that governments have enacted and people have followed to slow the spread of COVID-19, shopping — and specifically e-commerce — has remained a consistent and hugely important service.

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.

Selling Your Startup Can Leave You Bummed Out. Here’s Why

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A 4-step Guide to Avoiding Depression When You Leave Your Company Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship selling-a-business startup business leadership

Joby Aviation takes flight into the public markets via a SPAC merger

TechCrunch

Joby Aviation, a startup that has spent more than a decade developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft, will become a public company through a merger with Reinvent Technology Partners, a special purpose acquisition company from well-known investor and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.

QR Codes

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

QR Codes have been with us for as long as there has been a commercial Internet. They were invited in 1994 in Japan for use in the automotive industry. QR stands for “quick response” and a QR code is a barcode that can contain a lot of data and be read very quickly. But QR codes kind of languished over the last twenty-five years, certainly in the US. They seem to be much more popular in Asia. I think that all changed during the pandemic.

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MealMe raises $900,000 for its food search engine

TechCrunch

This morning MealMe.ai , a food search engine, announced that it has closed a $900,000 pre-seed round. Palm Drive Capital led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures and CP Ventures.

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.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in The Times of Israel] Investing in companies pushing new frontiers in science and technology

OurCrowd

Israel is an extraordinary nation with a highly-skilled workforce that offers the world lucrative and safe opportunities for investment. The whole world loves a winner. And the real winners are the ones tested by the flames of adversity. Read more here.

Aquarium scores $2.6M seed to refine machine learning model data

TechCrunch

Aquarium , a startup from two former Cruise employees, wants to help companies refine their machine learning model data more easily and move the models into production faster. Today the company announced a $2.6

Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021: Jeff Sieh will Help You Use Podcasts to Increase Sales

Smart Hustle Magazine

Podcasting has received tons of traction over the years. Why shouldn’t it? Podcasting offers multiple benefits to businesses. Podcasts can build relationships with your audience, podcasts are highly engaging, podcasts are easy-to-create, and more.

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Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions

TechCrunch

Not every company’s founders find themselves on a first-name basis with the local bomb squad, but then again not every company is Noya Labs , which wants to turn the roughly 2 million cooling towers at industrial sites and buildings across the U.S.

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.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Second Round of PPP Funding Still Available (Episode 180)

StartupNation

The Small Business Administration’s second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is open through March 31, 2021, and President Biden just announced a series of program enhancements to ensure that underserved small companies hardest hit by the pandemic have the best opportunity to apply for the PPP funds.

Fintech startup Finix closes on $3M in Black and Latinx investor-led SPV

TechCrunch

Many founders talk about their desire for a more diverse investor base. Richie Serna took that desire and made it a reality.

3 Things Testing for Emotional Intelligence Can Reveal About Your Law Firm’s Employees

StartupNation

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse. Have you ever wondered why some lawyers excel at attracting and keeping clients? How some have a knack for communicating or consistently make ethical decisions? The answer is that they have high emotional intelligence.

The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

TechCrunch

Patch , the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5 million in financing to build out its business selling customers a way to calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions associated with that footprint. .

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.”

[Varo Money in Cheddar News] NBA Star Russell Westbrook Hopes to Empower Underserved Communities With Varo Bank

OurCrowd

While NBA superstar Russell Westbrook is known for stacking up triple doubles on the court, one of his business ventures outside of the arena aims to help communities stack up their bank accounts.

4 essential truths about venture investing

TechCrunch

Alex Iskold. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Alex Iskold is a co-founder and managing partner at 2048 Ventures , an early-stage lead investor in technology and data companies. He blogs about startups at startuphacks.vc.

[BioCatch in IBS Intelligence] Australian virtual bank 86 400 partners with BioCatch to enhance security

OurCrowd

Australia’s smartbank, 86 400, has integrated a new solution from BioCatch, a behavioural biometrics company, to provide its customers with enhanced security and protection from fraud.

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RecargaPay closes a $70 million Series C

TechCrunch

RecargaPay , a Brazil-based fintech that allows users to top off their prepaid cell phones online, announced this morning that they’ve closed their $70 million Series C.

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.