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5 steps to building your professional network as an entrepreneur?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

5 steps to building your professional network as an entrepreneur. By Shannon Courtney. Networking has many misconceptions. Some may think that networking is self-serving, a waste of time, or that only really outgoing individuals can succeed at it.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Welcomes New Board Member

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Lisa Riggs was appointed to the Ben Franklin Board of Directors at their September meeting. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania is excited to welcome Lisa Riggs to the board of directors.

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GGV Capital latest to back Workstream’s goal of filling software gap for deskless workers

TechCrunch

Recruitment and onboarding for deskless and hourly workers has always been a challenge, and one that startups have taken on in recent years. These employees are often always in demand due to traditionally high turnover rates, and yet, many still rely on paperwork and videos.

Would you celebrate your mistakes?

Berkonomics

Leading by example. How do you teach your work force that mistakes are OK as long as they learn and don’t repeat them? By being a visible example. A friend and fellow CEO states that he publishes each of his mistakes in his company internal blog along with the lesson he learned. “If

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

Despite its many troubles, the insurtech market is ‘far from dead,’ investors say

TechCrunch

When insurtech company Metromile went public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in February last year, it was valued at over $1 billion. A year and five months later, Lemonade acquired the company for less than $145 million.

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Studio’s private group camcorder app lets friends create ‘episodes’ by combining 10-second videos

TechCrunch

As younger consumers are shifting to social apps that focus on video and more personal forms of social networking, a new social app called Studio , launching today, is introducing a group camcorder experience that allows groups of friends to share videos with one another in private albums.

First Five Launches with Whatnot

Y Combinator

Today Whatnot ( W20 ) is a lively platform where collectors can buy, sell, go live, and geek out with other like-minded people across a wide variety of product categories. But, like every startup, the founders of Whatnot began with only an idea.

Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on how to succeed in transportation tech

TechCrunch

In sub-Saharan Africa, only 33% of the urban population has access to public transportation, compared to 75% in Europe and North America, according to UN statistics.

Tips for entrepreneurs maintaining their professional network?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Tips for entrepreneurs maintaining their professional network. By Shannon Courtney. While you work hard building and developing your professional network, how do you ensure they develop into long-lasting and resourceful relationships?

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

TechCrunch

Insurtech companies have been among the biggest victims of the public market selloff, especially those that went public in 2021.

How I Moved From 45-Hour to 20-Hour Work Weeks

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Steal my process. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business life work inspiration advice

Lunio raises $15M to combat click fraud with algorithms

TechCrunch

The digital ads market is robust, with Statista predicting that worldwide spend will reach nearly $900 billion by 2026. But fake and fraudulent ad traffic remains a major problem in the space. Global losses from ad fraud totaled $35 billion in 2020 alone.

Women Engineers in Startups: Tess's Story

Y Combinator

Last year we launched the first * Women Engineers in Startups series, and our goal was to encourage more women to consider working at high-growth startups. At YC, most of us have worked at or started startups, and they’ve changed our lives for the better.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

Binance founder Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao shares his vision of web3 opportunities at TC Sessions: Crypto

TechCrunch

When it comes to the decentralized world of crypto, few single entities loom larger or carry more weight in the industry than exchange behemoth Binance.

[Stellar Cyber in Oracle] Stellar Cyber’s SaaS offering delivers a leading SecOps platform powered by OCI

OurCrowd

The changing world we’ve found ourselves living in since the global pandemic struck in 2020 has been particularly helpful to cybercriminals. The increase in remote workers has broken many best practices and routines used to protect organizations. Read more here. .

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The biggest moonshots from 500 Global’s latest Demo Day

TechCrunch

It’s demo day season. This morning marked the kickoff of VC firm 500 Global’s Fall 2022 Demo Day, which saw over a dozen startups give their best pitches to prospective investors — and customers.

[Future Family in Bloomberg] People struggling to get pregnant are turning to Fintechs to pay for fertility treatments

OurCrowd

Victoria Borges and her husband Caio only found out they were carriers of cystic fibrosis after their first son Lucas was diagnosed with the disease at three weeks old.

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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.

Daily Crunch: Google to sunset Stadia in January 2023, will refund hardware purchases

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Today we are mostly listening to acoustic covers of songs we love (a surprise Iron and Wine cover , perhaps?), and mentally preparing ourselves for TechCrunch Disrupt.

[ReWalk in LEX 18] Paralyzed domestic violence victim determined to walk daughter down the aisle

OurCrowd

LEXINGTON, Ky. LEX 18) — “I’m ready when you are!” ” Cardinal Hill physical therapist Kori Ivanchak said as she started her session with domestic violence victim April Ballentine. Read more here.

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Sky.Garden, Kenya’s Amazon-style marketplace, faces closure after funding fell through

TechCrunch

The future of Kenya-based Sky.Garden — an Amazon-style marketplace for third-party merchants to sell electronics, home goods and more — is in the balance after the startup failed to close a round of financing, according to a memo the startup sent out to employees.

The upcoming TripActions IPO has us hype

TechCrunch

The IPO market is still frozen like a Nordic lake dotted with fishing huts, but there are signs that a thaw is now in sight. News from Insider indicates that TripActions, a unicorn in the corporate travel and expense category, has filed confidential paperwork to go public.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Reflect brings data visualization to HR teams

TechCrunch

Meet Reflect , a new analytics tool that has been specifically designed for HR teams. While many teams now rely on sophisticated data visualization and business planning tools, HR teams can’t easily measure different metrics and see how they evolve over time.

Arcade scores $7.5M seed to make it simple to build a product demo

TechCrunch

Software product marketers typically are charged with creating demos for potential customers. These let people who are interested in the product see how a function inside an application works as a way to whet the appetite of the potential buyer.

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Rokoko’s $3M strategic extension deck

TechCrunch

There are times in the life of a startup when you don’t really want or need to raise money, but an opportunity comes along that’s so good that you create a brand new round just to be able to bring in a strategic investor.

How to make coaching work for your sales team

TechCrunch

Kevin Varadian. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Kevin Varadian is SVP of sales and general manager at CoachHub.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.