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NYC’s Tech Resurgence

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Early in the pandemic, we were all deluged with stories of tech workers, companies, and founders leaving Silicon Valley for Miami and Austin. And that was true. But from my personal experience, they also left for many other places too, including Los Angeles and New York City. I met with a founder last week who has left the bay area for good and now splits his time between homes in LA and NYC.

Power in People: Humans Will Determine Digital Transformation Success

StartupNation

Human talent will determine whether the growth of technology and digital transformation in business succeeds. According to the Economist , one of the most significant outcomes of the pandemic will be “the infusion of data-enabled services into ever more aspects of life.”

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Mum Builds a £50 Million Brand Because Her Kids Needed a Better Education

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How the founder of Cambridge Satchel Co. started with £600 and made it Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». success money work entrepreneurship finance

3 Strategies for Ed. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Cognitive ToyBox conducted an experiment to find out which forms of advertising via social media are most effective in reaching educators. The post 3 Strategies for Ed. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

3 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners to Succeed in 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Megan Wintersteen, Vice President of Marketing at Zenreach. It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on small businesses (SMBs) throughout 2020. Moving through 2021, however, we’ve seen increasing signs of optimism.

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Growth marketing is not a magic trick, says Ellen Jantsch of Tuff

TechCrunch

If you are looking for a growth marketing playbook, stop reading now, because you won’t get one from Tuff. The agency’s founder Ellen Jantsch makes it clear: There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to growth.

Have you accidentally created a “power vacuum?”

Berkonomics

Here’s a question to help you decide if you’re guilty. How many times have you heard someone say, “Let’s do it now and ask permission later?” Have you done it in front of your cohort?

VertoFX picks up $10M for cross-border payments play in emerging markets

TechCrunch

VertoFX , a global B2B payments platform that allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to make payments to their suppliers, today announced that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Quona Capital , an emerging fintech-focused venture capital firm, led the round.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Email is Still King of Small Business Marketing (Episode 297)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks about engaging customers in an era of new online marketing laws with the granddaddy of all online marketing tactics: email.

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.

SoftBank-backed Oyo files for $1.16 billion IPO

TechCrunch

Oyo is ready to explore the public markets. The eight-year-old Indian budget hotel giant has filed the paperwork (PDF) with the local market regulator for an initial public offering, in which it is seeking to raise about $1.16 billion.

No Better Future without Better Business

Impact Hub

Greenhouse gas concentrations are at their highest levels in 2 million years , the UN reveals , and emissions continue to rise. 2011-2020 was the warmest decade of all.

DNA-based data storage platform Catalog raises $35M

TechCrunch

Conventional electronic media like flash drives and hard drives require energy consumption to process a vast amount of high-density data and information overload and are vulnerable to security issues due to the limited space for storage.

No Better Future without Better Business

Impact Hub

The UN indicates that greenhouse gas concentrations are at their highest levels in 2 million years and emissions continue to rise. 2011-2020 was the warmest decade of all.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Forta launches with $23M to bring better security to smart contracts

TechCrunch

Blockchain cybersecurity startup OpenZeppelin this morning announced a $23 million investment in Forta , a security service aimed at smart contracts. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which OpenZeppelin CEO and co-founder Demian Brener described as 3x oversubscribed.

5 Tried-and-True Tips for Better Managing Your Remote Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Bring your virtual enterprise to new heights Photo by Burst on Unsplash I launched my remote business, the Live Lingua online language school, out of complete necessity in 2009 due to the Mexican swine flu pandemic.

Speedata emerges from stealth with $70M and groundbreaking chip technology to accelerate big data analytics processing

TechCrunch

Data centers are taking on ever-more specialized chips to handle different kinds of workloads, moving away from CPUs and adopting GPUs and other kinds of accelerators to handle more complex and resource-intensive computing demands.

[CytoReason in The Times of Israel] Japanese pharmaceutical firm taps Israel’s CytoReason for AI drug development

OurCrowd

CytoReason, an Israeli startup that uses artificial intelligence to build digital models of the human immune system and diseases to speed up drug development, said on Thursday that it was partnering with Japan’s Summit Pharmaceuticals International (SPI) to integrate its machine learning platform into the Japanese clinical drug discovery sector.

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.

Found comes out of stealth with $32M in funding, former Bumble exec as its new CEO

TechCrunch

Found, a startup focused on weight care management, is emerging from stealth today with $32 million in total funding and the news that it has appointed former Bumble COO Sarah Jones Simmer as its new chief executive.

[Kryon in Wis Business] Naviant, Inc.: Acquires business process automation provider in Roseville, CA

OurCrowd

ROSEVILLE, Cali.; VERONA, Wis.; MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio; OREM, Utah; SYRACUSE, New York — October 1, 2021 —Naviant, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent automation solutions by Hyland, Kryon Systems, and ABBYY, announced today that it signed an agreement to acquire NEKO Industries.

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Elevation Capital, General Catalyst lead $12M round into health insurance startup Loop Health

TechCrunch

Loop Health aims to be the “Oscar Health of India” and targets the country’s health insurance gap with its approach to primary care and insurance.

[BlueNalu in Triple PunDit] Lab-Grown Fish: The Next Revolution in Sustainable Seafood?

OurCrowd

Earlier this month, a partnership to spearhead a transformation in Europe’s seafood industry emerged. On one side of the partnership is Nomad Foods: Europe’s largest frozen food company, owner of brands such as Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo, and maker of tremendously popular fish fingers.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Alloy raises $100M at a $1.35B valuation to help banks and fintechs fight fraud with its API-based platform

TechCrunch

Alloy, which has built an identity operating system for banks and fintechs, announced Thursday that it has raised $100 million at a $1.35 billion valuation.

[Teampay in PYMNTS.com] Today in B2B: Teampay Integrates with Microsoft Teams; Alibaba Helping Pakistani Merchants

OurCrowd

Today in B2B payments, Alibaba introduces a new B2B services for Pakistani merchants, and Teampay makes history with its Microsoft Teams integration. Plus, Melio adds a western U.S. headquarters in Denver, and bant.io will accept cryptocurrency for lead-generation services. Read more here.

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Activ Surgical raises $45 million Series B round to give surgeons eagle eyes

TechCrunch

Activ Surgical , a Boston-based digital surgery company, announced a $45 million Series B round on Thursday. The round comes during a critical year for Activ Surgical.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.