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The De-Carbonization Of The Economy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Over the last decade, the Gotham Gal and I have moved away from oil and gas in our homes and have installed solar panels for electricity and heat pumps for heating and cooling. It has gotten less expensive to do this swap out as solar and heat pump costs have come down.

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Real talk on fundraising for a small fund

This is going to be BIG.

I don’t really have a particular goal with this post. I’m just sharing. When I started leading deals at First Round Capital, I sourced investments in 8 companies. GroupMe, Singleplatform and Backupify all had really good exits, especially if you’re just looking at the multiples of the pre-seed/seed rounds, which is what I’m focused on now. I found GroupMe at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

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Malaysian on-demand work platform GoGet lands $2 million Series A

TechCrunch

GoGet , a Malaysian on-demand work platform, announced today that it has raised a $2 million Series A led by Monk’s Hill Ventures.

Corporation Meets Startup!

UBI Global

UBI Global Matches Corporations to Programs in our Global Community and their Startups! This is how YOUR program can participate! From boosting brand awareness to creating new innovation ecosystems, corporations seek innovative startup partnerships for many reasons.

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!

4-year founder vesting is dead

TechCrunch

Jake Jolis. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jake Jolis is a partner at Matrix Partners and invests in seed and Series A technology companies including marketplaces and software. More posts by this contributor. 2019 saw a stampede of fintech unicorns.

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Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

TechCrunch

It’s happening slowly but surely. With every passing week, more venture firms are beginning to announce SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies formed to raise capital through an IPO in order to acquire and thus take public other companies.

How to Raise Capital for a Startup (or Venture Fund) That’s Ahead of its Time

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson shares his top tips for raising capital for an unconventional, out-there idea. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». founders startup venture-capital entrepreneurship vc

Seraphim Capital’s space tech accelerator releases details of its newest Space Camp cohort

TechCrunch

The U.K.’s ’s Seraphim Capital , the country’s only space tech accelerator, has released details of its newest cohort as part of its Space Camp programme, timed with the end of World Space Week last week. 4pi Lab.

The History of Nokia

Feedough

The history of Nokia has been a roller-coaster ride, full of ups & downs, and twist & turns, and the journey still hasn’t reached the end. The company has existed for more than 150 years. It has been through two world wars and still survived.

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.

With thousands of subscribers, The Juggernaut raises $2 million for a South Asian-focused news outlet

TechCrunch

As paid newsletters grow in popularity, Snigdha Sur , the founder of South Asian-focused media company The Juggernaut , has no qualms about avoiding the approach entirely. In October 2017, Sur started The Juggernaut as a free newsletter, called InkMango.

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Warren Buffett’s 5 Most Dangerous Words For Any Startup (And How To Avoid This Way Of Thinking)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The huge red flag for any entrepreneur Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship strategy technology startup business

Yotascale raises a $13M Series B to help companies track and manage their cloud spends

TechCrunch

These days when you found a startup, you don’t go out and buy a rack of servers. And you don’t build an in-house data center team. Instead, you farm out your infrastructure needs to the major cloud platforms, namely Amazon AWS , Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

OURCROWD & EMIRATES ANGELS PRESENT INTRODUCTION TO THE UAE TECH INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE (ONLINE EVENT: OCT. 13, 2020)

OurCrowd

Watch the recording here: (Link will be live shortly after the event). Speakers: – H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office – Abdullah Saeed Juma Al Naboodah, Chairman, Naboodah Investment Co.

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.

How startups should budget in uncertain times 

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Isaac Roth. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Issac Roth is a seasoned entrepreneur who advises founders on open source technology and keeping communities engaged. Over this career, he’s created and sold multiple enterprise software companies and stays active as an advisor and investor.

Admitting Ignorance: Planning in the Time of COVID

Rory O'Driscoll

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Free-to-play gaming giant Roblox confidentially files to go public

TechCrunch

The gaming company Roblox announced today that it had confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC to make its public debut.

Pet Plate Founder Renaldo Webb Shares a Behind-the-Scenes Look at His Shark Tank Experience

StartupNation

I’m the founder of Pet Plate, a fresh-cooked, human-grade pet food subscription service. We use only the freshest ingredients to make our veterinarian designed meals, and all of our meals are personalized for your pup based on their specific health needs.

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

5 Habits Of Billionaires That You Shouldn’t Follow

Entrepreneur's Handbook

#4 Steve Jobs: Eat one food for weeks on end Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». life productivity self-improvement business startup

7 Ways to Boost Online Security: A Dell Technologies White Paper

StartupNation

As more people rely on their personal WiFi networks, it’s more important than ever to ensure every network is safeguarded from frequent online security issues and threats. If you’re seeking solutions to help protect your data and maintain productivity, know that we’re in this together.

Hong Kong and New York-based Easyship joins Shopify Plus’ tech partner program

TechCrunch

Easyship , a logistics startup that allows e-commerce sellers to add multiple carriers to their stores, announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Easyship is headquartered in Hong Kong and New York. Co-founder Tommaso Tamburnotti told TechCrunch it is the only shipping app in Asia for Shopify Plus, the e-commerce platform’s solution for large companies and high-volume shippers.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: CARES Act Provides Relief Grants to Michigan Farms and Food Processing Companies (Episode 128)

StartupNation

This past Wednesday, State of Michigan officials announced how the state, with funding from the Federal CARES Act, has awarded relief grants totaling $15 million to Michigan farms and food processing companies.

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.”

A Unique CRM for Sales Teams and Best Practices to Boost Sales

Smart Hustle Magazine

Boosting sales can be done by using CRM for sales teams. But Raj Sabhlok also says it can be achieved by salespeople implementing three clear-cut best practices. The new Pipedrive chief executive shares his experience with Ramon Ray in an interview for Smart Hustle.

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I’m in the Arena and I’m Not Leaving

GCUC

When this all began in March, I thought for sure we would be done with this outbreak by July/August. In May I realized we. The post I’m in the Arena and I’m Not Leaving appeared first on GCUC Community. Sustainability COVID

[DreaMed in Geektime] DreaMed’s AI solution for diabetes expands across the US

OurCrowd

Israeli startup DreaMed Diabetes, a developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, announced its expansion across the US through partnerships with four health clinics last month. Read more here.

[D-ID in Israel21c] Israeli face-recognition tech lets actors work off set

OurCrowd

Startup specializing in privacy solutions uses its tech to change and enliven actors’ expressions without them ever needing to leave the house. Read more here. The post [D-ID in Israel21c] Israeli face-recognition tech lets actors work off set appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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.