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How to thwart collaboration overload by working smarter

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Rob Cross , professor of global leadership at Babson College, cofounder and research director of the Connected Commons business consortium, and author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being. What is dysfunctional collaboration?

5 Tips to Keep in Mind as You’re Starting a Business

StartupNation

Starting a business is incredibly exciting, but it also requires a lot of strategic planning if you want to create something going to last for years. Follow our top five checklist for precisely what new business owners need to know, and you can look forward to creating your own success. .

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The Founder of Match.com Finally Convinced Me That Software Entrepreneurs Should Care About Patents

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Turns out claiming your intellectual property isn’t just a good way for lawyers to get rich Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». intellectual-property inspiration startup entrepreneurship business

Rezilion raises $30M to help security operations teams with tools to automate their busywork

TechCrunch

Security operations teams face a daunting task these days, fending off malicious hackers and their increasingly sophisticated approaches to cracking into networks. That also represents a gap in the market: building tools to help those security teams do their jobs.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Startups: Don’t Waste Your Time Pitching Without a Valuation Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Why I will not invest in an Uncapped Note or SAFE Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup entrepreneurship pitching funding venture-capital

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News: Alibaba.com Introduces Grants, New Services, and Tools to Help SMBs Grow Fast

Smart Hustle Magazine

Running a successful eCommerce business is a tough job. From product research to timely sourcing to inventory management, you have to take care of multiple tasks to grow your business. Are you treading water in your eCommerce business?

BitSight raises $250M from Moody’s and acquires cyber risk startup VisibleRisk

TechCrunch

BitSight, a startup that assesses the likelihood that an organization will be breached , has received a $250 million investment from credit rating giant Moody’s, and acquired Israeli cyber risk assessment startup VisibleRisk for an undisclosed sum.

The Apple Epic Decision Is A Breakthrough For Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In her decision last week on the Epic vs Apple case, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wrote this: I am not a lawyer, but I read that to say that apps that use crypto rails for payments cannot be blocked by Apple anymore.

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How Colossal sold investors on a quest to resurrect a woolly mammoth

TechCrunch

There are a growing number of companies interested in CRISPR’s potential to upend medicine. It’s probably safe to say there’s only one company interested in using the gene-editing system to create a living, breathing woolly mammoth. Or, at least, something pretty close to it. .

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

News: Alibaba.com Introduces Grants, New Services, and Tools to Help SMBs Grow Fast

Smart Hustle Magazine

Running a successful eCommerce business is a tough job. From product research to timely sourcing to inventory management, you have to take care of multiple tasks to grow your business. Are you treading water in your eCommerce business?

Egyptian startup Capiter raises $33M to expand B2B e-commerce platform across MENA

TechCrunch

Funding startups that help manufacturers and sellers distribute products and merchants access them on a single platform keeps increasing across Africa. Today, Cairo-based B2B e-commerce startup Capiter continues that trend by raising a $33 million Series A round.

What You Learn at a Startup that Grows from $0 to $7.75 Billion in 2 Years

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Our founder, Dave Schools, wrote this epic 20 minute read on his journey working with the fastest-growing European startup ever. It’s everything this publication is about. We hope you enjoy it. READ NOW What You Learn at a Startup that Grows from $0 to $7.75

SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

TechCrunch

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

What is the Product the Customer Buys Before They Buy Yours?

Tomasz Tunguz

What is the product a customer or a prospect buys immediately before they buy yours? We’ve all heard the words digital transformation. Now that I’ve given you time to unroll your eyes and let the sarcastic comments dissipate, please give me a chance to make something useful of this idea. As a customer progresses along their journey, they evolve from a previous inferior state to a new superior one.

GM invests in radar software startup Oculii as demand for automated driving features rise

TechCrunch

Oculii, a software startup that aims to improve the spatial resolution of radar sensors by up to 100-fold, has scored a new investment from General Motors. The new funding, which the two companies say is in the millions, comes just months after Oculii closed a $55 million Series B.

[JumpCloud in TechCrunch] JumpCloud raises $159M on $2.56B valuation for cloud directory tool

OurCrowd

JumpCloud, the late-stage startup that is modernizing the notion of corporate directories in a cloud context, announced a $159 million Series F investment on a healthy $2.56 billion valuation today. Read more here.

3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

TechCrunch

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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.

View from Abu Dhabi: When Abraham’s children work together as partners

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Pandemic’s shift to remote wellness helps Numan raise $40M Series B led by White Star

TechCrunch

Numan , the European subscription service covering erectile dysfunction (ED) and men’s wellness/health needs more generally, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by White Star Capital , with participation from existing investors Novator, Vostok New Global, Anthemis Exponential, Colle Capital and new investor Hanwha Group.

3 Powerful Ways to Build Social Proof and Make Your Business Stand Out

StartupNation

In a world where we can’t take our eyes off the internet or our hands off our phones, people have become more prone than ever to acting like the people around them. We rely on social proof because it eliminates the guesswork from making our own choices and decisions.

Vector.ai’s productivity platform for freight forwarders raises $15M A round led by Bessemer

TechCrunch

With supply chains under constant stress because of the pandemic, freight forwarding has become one of the hottest startup sectors in the last two years. Indeed, international freight forwarding is now a $199 billion market. And the evidence is mounting.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

WJR Business Beat: What This Summer’s Storms Taught Us About Insurance Coverage (Episode 288)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks with Michael Spath of Kapnick Insurance Group about what this summer’s storms taught us about the importance of the right insurance coverage.

JumpCloud raises $159M on $2.56B valuation for cloud directory tool

TechCrunch

JumpCloud , the late-stage startup that is modernizing the notion of corporate directories in a cloud context, announced a $159 million Series F investment on a healthy $2.56 billion valuation today.

BitClout: Is It a Scam or The Future?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M

TechCrunch

Payments made a huge shift to digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic — purchasing moved online for many consumers and businesses, and a large proportion of those continuing to buy and sell in-person went cash-free.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.