Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Four Questions Founders Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator

GAN

Every year, some 30,000+ startups vie for just 1,300 spots at GAN Accelerators. Success rates for startups after they graduate from a GAN Accelerator are pretty impressive, too—more than 80% continue to be in business today.

USDC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I just bought some US Dollars today. I do that many days. But the dollars I bought today are crypto assets, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. These US Dollar assets are called USDC and they are issued by an industry consortium called Centre , led by Circle and our portfolio company Coinbase. I expect many other companies will join the Centre consortium in the coming months and years. I have been waiting to buy USDC for quite a while.

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Advancing Humankind Through Individual Consciousness

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Gordy Bal, social entrepreneur on a mission to regenerate the planet, shift the current dysfunctional education system and end human suffering. . At this very moment, we are facing an evolutionary shift that we’ve never experienced before.

celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention

Venture Well

In honor of National Inventors’ Day, we’re showcasing 10 women innovators we’ve supported to motivate and inspire tomorrow’s female inventors. The post celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Inclusive entrepreneurship E-Team

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!

Meet the Startups of Batch 26

500

We are excited to announce our 26th batch of companies to join our flagship seed accelerator in San Francisco. From social media analytics to sensors and AI and more, this group of 29 companies was chosen from over 3,000 applicants, representing a less than 1% acceptance rate. As with every batch, we are continuing our commitment to discovering and backing the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, and recognizing that great founders come in all shades, genders and nationalities.

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A Tech Business Idea Could WIN You Up To $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – In the past eight years, more than 100 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s Tech Celerato r@State College.

Danielle Smith on Being an Artist, Entrepreneur, and Staying True to Yourself

Smart Hustle Magazine

Danielle Smith has combined her love and passion of being an artist with an entrepreneurial spirit by creating Sounbag , a quality bag that transforms to accommodate her clients needs.

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Making Valentines Day Special for Members

GCUC

Valentine’s day is RAPIDLY approaching. Here are some of our favorite ways to show our members that they are important to our community on this holiday.

[OurCrowd in Times of Israel] OurCrowd to up its focus on ‘huge potential’ of overlooked early-stage firms

OurCrowd

OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based crowdfunding venture capital firm, said it seeks to boost investment in seed and early stage startups, which are seeing a dearth of investors. Read more here.

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.

The Rising Popularity of Blending Work and Leisure Travel

Smart Hustle Magazine

You can finally stop worrying about whether you have achieved the perfect work-life balance. According to National Car Rental’s third annual State of Business Travel survey, 67% of respondents try to keep their work and personal lives separate, but 65% don’t think that goal is attainable.

[Beyond Meat in CNBC] The son of Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett sees a big future for Beyond Meat and plant-based foods

OurCrowd

Prince Khaled’s father is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire investor and chairman of Kingdom Holding, who has often been described as Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett.

Office Hours with Lisa Lawson

Tomasz Tunguz

Next Friday, February 21, SaaS Office Hours at Redpoint welcomes Lisa Lawson. Lisa built the channel program at Optimizely, the leading AB testing platform. Lisa also lleads the channel practice for SaaS Sales Management, the leading bootcamp for SaaS sales leaders.

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[OurCrowd in Finn Partners] Transforming Israel’s Amazing Health Innovation

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.

Birthday Wish: Contributions to Climate Crisis Collective

Continuations

Today I am celebrating my 53rd birthday. I am fortunate to be doing so with friends and family and, knock on wood, in good health. This makes it all the more important to me to continue helping to fight the climate crisis. Susan and I have kicked off several projects to that end. One of these projects has been to work with Climate Crisis Collective (CCC) to build better technology for decentralized climate movements, such as Fridays for Future, Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion.

[SixGill in Tech Crunch] Sixgill raises $15M to Explain its Dark Web Intelligence Platform

OurCrowd

Sixgill, an Israeli cyberthreat intelligence company that specializes in monitoring the deep and dark web, today announced that it has raised a $15 million funding round led by Sonae IM, a fund based in Portugal, and London-based REV Venture Partners.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Computer Weekly] Israel tech startup summit limbers up for SportsTech

OurCrowd

Aiming to showcase new developments wearables and all other related aspects of SportsTech this month is the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, staged in Jerusalem, Israel February 2020. Read more here.

[Varo Money in Quartz] Fintech has finally cracked the US banking sector

OurCrowd

Varo Money is poised to become a full-fledged bank, making it the first of a new wave of fintech upstarts to win that approval in the US.

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.

[OurCrowd in Computer Weekly] Israel tech startup summit limbers up for SportsTech

OurCrowd

Never knowingly able to miss a good pun when made available, OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved has said that, “Israel punches above its weight when it comes to sports technology, with over 200 companies in the field.”. Read more here.

[Lemonade in Yahoo] New Self-learning Algorithm “Facio” Immunizes Against Insurance Disruptors

OurCrowd

Leading insurance carriers are engaged in leasing “Lemonade look-a-like” products for the price of a cup of homemade lemonade. Read More here. The post [Lemonade in Yahoo] New Self-learning Algorithm “Facio” Immunizes Against Insurance Disruptors appeared first on OurCrowd.

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[Replay Technologies in The Algemeiner] Intel’s Israel-Developed Sports Viewing Technology Comes to French Soccer

OurCrowd

Replay developed a technology that allows viewers to see footage from virtual cameras, derived from the input of multiple cameras spread across a stadium. Read more here.

[data.world in MarTech] Trustgrid To Secure Access To On-Premises Enterprise Data For Data.World

OurCrowd

Trustgrid, a pioneer and leader in connecting centralized applications to distributed data sets, announced that data.world, the cloud-native data catalog, will use Trustgrid to provide data mesh connectivity between its cloud platform and customer data sources. Read more here.

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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.”

[Oxx in Finsmes] Oxx Raises $133M to Back Europe’s SaaS Companies from Series A and Beyond

OurCrowd

Oxx, a London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden-based focused B2B software investor, raised $133m to back Europe’s most promising SaaS companies from series A and beyond. Read more here. The post [Oxx in Finsmes] Oxx Raises $133M to Back Europe’s SaaS Companies from Series A and Beyond appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center ourcrowd fund oxx portfolio news

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[ClimaCell in Yahoo Finance] SkyGrid Adds Hyper-Local Weather Data for Safer Drone Operations

OurCrowd

New partnership with data provider ClimaCell enhances the company’s aerial operating system with micro-weather feeds for hyper-accurate, on-demand forecasts. Read more here. The post [ClimaCell in Yahoo Finance] SkyGrid Adds Hyper-Local Weather Data for Safer Drone Operations appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center climacell mobility portfolio news

[BioCatch in Yahoo Finance ] BioCatch Expands Digital Identity Leadership Position with AimBrain Acquisition

OurCrowd

BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, today announced it has acquired AimBrain’s multi modal biometric authentication platform for an undisclosed amount of cash. Read more here. The post [BioCatch in Yahoo Finance ] BioCatch Expands Digital Identity Leadership Position with AimBrain Acquisition appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center BioCatch cybersecurity portfolio news