Mon.Sep 16, 2019

An RV Trip Across America

Revolution

30 days. 7,667 miles. 26 states. This summer, Jean Case and I took an RV on a trip across America. It had always been a bucket list item for us and it ended up being a fun, interesting, and inspiring journey. We visited a lot of places. Met a lot of people. Learned a lot.

YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups

Y Combinator

Ginkgo Bioworks was the first bio company YC funded, back in summer 2014, which makes us especially delighted to announce a new partnership between YC and Ginkgo. Ginkgo Bioworks programs cells. They program them to produce flavors, fragrances, cannabinoids, food proteins, and more. To do that, they have built the world’s most advanced compiler and debugger of genetic code for the rapid engineering of new organisms.

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Taller con Óscar Tadeo: Textiles y moda artesanal

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Fecha: Sábado 21 de septiembre de 2019. Hora: 10:00 a.m. hora de El Salvador. Tema: Taller de textiles y moda artesanal. Regístrate con anticipación.

Maine’s Coworking Development Fund

EntreWorks Consulting

Our latest edition of EntreWorks Insights examined the power of place, i.e., how community gathering places can help build social capital and promote economic development. These powerful places can take many forms, including business offices, libraries and coworking spaces, among others. I’m pleased to now see that a handful of state and local governments are seeking to encourage the creation and nurturing of these “third places.”

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!

The Flow Blockchain

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week our portfolio company Dapper Labs , the maker of CryptoKitties , CheezeWizards, and soon NBA Top Shot , all crypto games, announced the development of the Flow blockchain. You might ask “why do we need yet another blockchain?” ” and you would be right to ask that.

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The SaaS Correction of Late 2019

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, SaaS stocks fell by about 18% on average. The chart above shows the most recent enterprise value to forward multiple for a basket of next-generation software companies. The red line is the value and the blue line is the median over the same time frame.

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Climate Crisis: Greenhouse Gas Physics

Continuations

So I had promised that I would start writing about potential solutions to the climate crisis. As I started down that path, I realized that to discuss their relative importance or effectiveness requires a better understanding of the scale of the crisis.

[Brodmann17 in Robotics and Automation] Brodmann17 launches ‘world’s first’ automated deep learning training platform for autonomous driving

OurCrowd

Brodmann17, a Tier 2 automotive software supplier, has launched what it says is the world’s first automated deep learning training platform, specifically designed for automotive-grade ADAS/AD solutions. Read more here.

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[Zoomcar in Money Control] Want to drive multiple cars without actually buying them? Here’s what you can do

OurCrowd

Zoomcar is one of India’s premier car-rental services which has been operating since February 2013. With its headquarters in Bangalore, Zoomcar provides services across 45 cities in India. Read more here. The post [Zoomcar in Money Control] Want to drive multiple cars without actually buying them?

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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.

[Syqe in PR Newswire] Syqe Enters Into Distribution Agreement With TerrAscend to Bring Revolutionary Medical Cannabis Treatment to Canada

OurCrowd

Today, Syqe Medical, Ltd. and TerrAscend Corp. CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) announced an exclusive distribution agreement to bring Syqe’s flagship product, the Syqe Inhaler, to the Canadian market.

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[Freightos in The Load Star] Freightos appoints IAG Cargo’s Camilo Garcia to ‘bridge the gap’ between cargo and technology

OurCrowd

Freightos has poached IAG Cargo’s Camilo Garcia as its global vice president for business development. Read more here. The post [Freightos in The Load Star] Freightos appoints IAG Cargo’s Camilo Garcia to ‘bridge the gap’ between cargo and technology appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Zebra in Radiology Business] Zebra Medical Vision, Medsynapic begin new AI partnership

OurCrowd

Zebra Medical Vision has announced a new partnership with Medsynapic Pvt Ltd, a healthcare IT company based out of Pune, India. Read more here. The post [Zebra in Radiology Business] Zebra Medical Vision, Medsynapic begin new AI partnership appeared first on OurCrowd.

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[Casper in TechCrunch] Casper has created CBD gummies in partnership with Plus

OurCrowd

That’s right: Mattress startup Casper is launching its own version of CBD-infused gummies, created in partnership with edibles company Plus. Read more here. The post [Casper in TechCrunch] Casper has created CBD gummies in partnership with Plus appeared first on OurCrowd.

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.

[Morphisec in PRWeb] Morphisec Appoints Eric Dougherty as Chief Revenue Officer

OurCrowd

Morphisec, the leader in Moving Target Defense, today announced it has appointed Eric Dougherty to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Read more here. The post [Morphisec in PRWeb] Morphisec Appoints Eric Dougherty as Chief Revenue Officer appeared first on OurCrowd.

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[data.world in YourStory] Austin startup Data.World aims to connect the dots and help enterprises create a data-driven culture

OurCrowd

If data is the new oil, the modern world presently seems engulfed in a massive oil spill. It took industry veterans Brett Hurt, Jon Loyens, Bryan Jacob, and Matt Laessig a while to assess why most data seemed unactionable. Read more here. The post [data.world in YourStory] Austin startup Data.World aims to connect the dots and help enterprises create a data-driven culture appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Consumer SW data.world portfolio news