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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

Four Questions Founders Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator


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.

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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.


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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Meet the Startups of Batch 26


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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Making Valentines Day Special for Members


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 Finn Partners] Transforming Israel’s Amazing Health Innovation


On the eve of this year’s OurCrowd Summit, a true celebration of the innovation and advancement taking place in Israel, this is a good time to reflect on where the Israeli healthtech/digital health/medtech space stands, how much progress has been made and what key dynamics Israeli companies should consider as they bring their amazing innovations to market. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in Finn Partners] Transforming Israel’s Amazing Health Innovation appeared first on OurCrowd. Newsticker Top headlines newsticker ourcrowd ourcrowd all OurCrowd News

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

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


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.

Birthday Wish: Contributions to Climate Crisis Collective


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.

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


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


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.

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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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