Wed.May 12, 2021

Every storm is a golden opportunity

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Matt Bromley , accomplished big-wave surfer, well known for his films Risky Business and Risky Ripples. Every storm has a big wave to ride. I can’t emphasize this enough. As a professional big-wave surfer, I chase storms around the world.

9 Confessions From a Failed Startup CEO

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A business degree, Wall Street background, and prior startup experience couldn’t save me from these grave mistakes. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup life startup-lessons entrepreneurship

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Seraf Founders Receive National Award for Changing the Landscape of Angel Investing

The Seraf Compass

In recognition of their incredible contribution to angel investing, Seraf Founders Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile were awarded the 2021 Hans Severiens award by the Angel Capital Association, the largest professional angel investor development organization in the world

Cisco to acquire Indy startup Socio to bring hybrid events to Webex

TechCrunch

Cisco announced this morning that it intends to acquire Indianapolis-based startup Socio , which helps plan hybrid in-person and virtual events. The two companies did not share the purchase price. Socio provides a missing hybrid event management component for the company to add to its Webex platform.

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!

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Valuable Mentoring Offered by SCORE (Episode 223)

StartupNation

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses an excellent resource for entrepreneurs who need free, high-quality coaching and mentoring: SCORE , a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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5 Tips to Navigate a Struggling Business Into Calm Seas

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Learn to see opportunity in adversity, and you can overcome anything Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup-lessons leadership business-lessons business entrepreneurship

Dutch startup QphoX raises €2M to connect quantum computers with a quantum modem

TechCrunch

When eventually they become a working reality, quantum computers won’t be of much value if they simply sit there on their own. Just like the internet, the value is in the network. But right now there’s scant technology to link these powerful devices. That’s where QphoX comes in.

3 Excellent Ways to Bootstrap Your Startup’s Product Launch

StartupNation

You’ve finally decided to embark on the entrepreneurial journey of your dreams and be your own boss. Congratulations! Now that you’re in the planning stages, you’ve likely started thinking about how you’ll fund your dream company.

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Treasury Prime raises $20M to scale its banking-as-a-service biz

TechCrunch

This morning Treasury Prime , a banking-as-a-service startup that delivers its product via APIs, announced that it has closed a $20 million Series B. The capital comes around a year since the startup announced its Series A , and around 1.5 years since it raised its preceding round.

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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.

He’s Offering Winning Tactics for 25+ Years – Connect Lou Diamond at Survive and Thrive Summit (Spring) 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Having a powerful brand pays off in multiple ways. Be it attracting top talents or finding customers, a strong brand makes things easier. With a powerful brand, you can enjoy wide recognition, build trust, inspire employees, build a loyal fan base, and whatnot.

Brazil’s Divibank raises millions to become the Clearbanc of LatAm

TechCrunch

Divibank , a financing platform offering LatAm businesses access to growth capital, has closed on a $3.6 million round of seed funding led by San Francisco-based Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV). São Paulo-based Divibank was founded in March 2020, right as the COVID-pandemic was starting.

Look to Internal Side-Gigs to Boost Employee Engagement

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Google saw the side-gig craze coming, here’s what leaders can learn Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business work gig-economy leadership employee-engagement

Sanlo raises $3.5M to help apps and games gain access to financial insights and capital

TechCrunch

Having a great idea for an app or game is one thing, but scaling it to become a successful business is quite another. A new fintech startup called Sanlo aims to help. The company, which is today announcing an oversubscribed $3.5

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.

Revealed: Why Acknowledging a B2B Customer’s Emotions is So Important

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Research dispels a common myth about B2B customers and challenges traditional B2B marketing approaches Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». sales startup marketing writing b2b

Bird to go public via SPAC, at an implied value of $2.3B

TechCrunch

Bird, the shared electric scooter startup that operates in more than 200 cities across three continents, said Wednesday it is going public by merging with special purpose acquisition company Switchback II with an implied valuation of $2.3 billion.

What Is A KPI? – Definition, Examples, & Measurement

Feedough

American Psychological Association claims that monitoring progress increases one’s chances. Read more. Marketing Essentials

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Direct-to-consumer orthodontic startup Impress raises $50M to scale across Europe

TechCrunch

As the famous phrase goes, “software is eating the world” — and now software is eating dentistry. Or, perhaps more accurately, the arena of orthodontics — the specialty of dentistry that deals with things like braces — is slowly but surely being digitalized.

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.

[Innoviz in PR Newswire] Innoviz Announces New Design Win With Leading Tier-1 Automotive Supplier For its Autonomous Shuttle Program

OurCrowd

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ: INVZ), a technology leader of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, was selected by a leading Tier-1 automotive supplier as the LiDAR provider for its multi-year autonomous shuttle program.

Unmind raises $47M for a platform to provide mental health support in your workplace

TechCrunch

Mental health has been put into the spotlight in a big way in recent times.

[CropX in WALB News 10] New technology coming to Sunbelt Ag Expo

OurCrowd

MOULTRIE, Ga. WALB) – New technology for farmers is coming to the Sunbelt Ag Expo this year. CropX is combining farming with some advanced technology. Read more here. The post [CropX in WALB News 10] New technology coming to Sunbelt Ag Expo appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Dear Sophie: Does it make sense to sponsor immigrant talent to work remotely?

TechCrunch

Sophie Alcorn. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.”

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.”

China’s WeRide secures more funding, pushing valuation to $3.3 billion

TechCrunch

Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $3 billion. This is first time the company has disclosed its value. The company did not share how much it has raised this round, only noting that it’s in the “hundreds of millions,” according to a statement released by the company.

Bird’s SPAC filing shows scooter-nomics just doesn’t fly

TechCrunch

Scooter unicorn Bird is going public, per an agreement to merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. After rumors and reports circulated for months about an imminent deal, it has finally arrived. First, a quick overview of the agreement and the players involved: Bird is merging with Switchback II at an implied valuation of $2.3 billion. Fidelity Management & Research Company will lead the deal’s $106 million in private investment in public equity, or PIPE.

Don’t hate on low-code and no-code

TechCrunch

As far as I can tell, low-code and no-code services are rapidly proving that prior models for products as broad as enterprise app creation and AI-powered data analytics were lackluster. My evidence? A mix of public- and private-market low- and no-code companies are putting up impressive results.

Atomized lands $500K pre-seed to help developers deploy infrastructure faster

TechCrunch

Atomized , an early-stage startup that wants to create a modern tool to help developers deploy infrastructure faster, announced the first step of its funding journey today, a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and several unnamed angels.

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.