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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Ad blockers are hugely popular. Close to 800mm people around the world use them to avoid intrusive ads and data collection. I do not use an ad-blocker but I completely understand why one would choose to do so. And yet much of the media business is supported by advertising. There are a growing number of subscription-based media services, but many people cannot or won’t pay for content and the vast majority of content consumed on the web is advertising supported.

What Will this Crisis Accelerate in Your Ecosystem?

Tomasz Tunguz

I read an op-ed in Bloomberg last week written by a stock trader who was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the 1989 crash. His manager brought him into his office. The trader feared his manager would fire him. Instead, his manager told him that these kinds of crises accelerate change and that he should embrace them. I’m struggling to find the link now, but if I do, I will update this blog post with it.

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How one woman is facilitating responsible financial management in Belize

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

2018 YLAI Fellow and co-founder of L3G’s & Associates, Fatima Chi, is empowering businesses in her community in Belize to take control of their finances. L3G’s & Associates, founded with Fatima’s sister, Yadira, provides accounting and bookkeeping services, assisting clients by providing them with a wide array of professional business knowledge to help them better manage their finances and overall business operations.

Revolution Companies Offering Resources and Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Revolution

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it has been encouraging to see businesses and individuals around the world step up and support affected communities. Founders across our portfolio have moved quickly to pitch-in and provide everything from healthy meals to children out of school, mental health services to frontline workers, access to a platform connecting clinical researchers to patients for vaccine trials, and virtual playdates and activities to families hunkering down at home.

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.

Business Unusual: Time for Tech to Move Fast and Fix Things

OurCrowd

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has thrown our vision of a connected digital world poised to solve any crisis through global communication into disarray. We must acknowledge that despite the incredible advances our society has made as a result of technology, we failed to spot the patterns of this pandemic before they spread. COVID-19 has changed the world, creased the social fabric, upended business, and threatened supply chains. People are fearful and hunkering down at home.

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COVID-19 Coverage That Delivers Counsel and Comfort

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With so much—not always accurate—information available online, we’re weighing in with 10 articles related to COVID-19 certain to inform and inspire. . COVID-19 Facts Versus Fiction. The World Health Organization (WHO) sets out to debunk some of the top myths surrounding the novel coronavirus —including whether or not the virus can affect young people. . WHO Answers FAQs. Let this compilation of common questions about coronavirus guide and reassure you. . COVID-19 Supply List.

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All week, I have experienced flashbacks. The posts on social media, email exchanges, and Zoom meetings have been tinged with a tenor of panic, of uncertainty, and most of all, a tremor of fear. These are all emotions I vividly recall from June of 2008. During that time, I served as a small business development center consultant at the University of Northern Iowa.

VIDEO:How To Turn A "Pick My Brain" Call Into Cash

Smart Hustle Magazine

Pick my brain - it's a phrase we hate. We all want to help and have an attitude of generosity yet feeling that there is value for out time. Also during these challenging times we all are strapped for cash and want to earn money for our families. How do you turn "pick my brain" calls into money. Here's a strategy you can use to turn those calls that come from family, friends and associates, into cash for your business. Pick my brain strategy. Put everyone into buckets.

[Kryon in CrowdFund Insider] OurCrowd Portfolio Company Kryon Aids COVID-19 Testing with Robotic Process Automation

OurCrowd

Kryon, a robotic process automation (RPA) provider, has announced the rapid development and implementation of a large scale data RPA process which integrates Maccabi Healthcare Services’ testing of COVID-19 with the Israeli Ministry of Health. 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.

Edition 24: Mara Hauser

GCUC

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global. The post Edition 24: Mara Hauser appeared first on GCUC Community. Community Cultivators Blog Series

[Tyto Care in PR Newswire] Tyto Care Telehealth Solution Deployed Globally as Key COVID-19 Response

OurCrowd

Tyto Care’s telehealth solution has become a key prevention and diagnosis tool for health organizations and hospitals, enabling the safe treatment of COVID-19 during the global pandemic. Read more here.

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[Morphisec in Benzinga] Morphisec Announces Free Unified Threat Prevention Platform Licensing for Work From Home Employees During COVID-19 Response

OurCrowd

Morphisec, the leader in Advanced Threat Prevention, today announced that its Unified Threat Prevention platform is free to license for enterprise work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 response. Read more here.

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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?

[Neura in The Times of Israel] How digital surveillance in virus fight watches you more closely than any GPS

OurCrowd

Neura’s algorithms process the cellphone information collected by health organizations and determine who else was in the identical setting — something that can normally be determined even if a phone was in a pocket or a bag. Read more here. The post [Neura in The Times of Israel] How digital surveillance in virus fight watches you more closely than any GPS appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Newsticker enterprise sw neura newsticker portfolio news

[Surgical Theater in VentureBeat] GWU uses VR to take you inside a coronavirus-damaged lung

OurCrowd

The VR video was codeveloped by GWU thoracic surgical chief Dr. Keith Mortman and Surgical Theater, developers of VR imaging software that uses real-world data to create medical-grade 3D visualizations. Read more here. The post [Surgical Theater in VentureBeat] GWU uses VR to take you inside a coronavirus-damaged lung appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Newsticker Healthcare medtech newsticker portfolio news Surgical Theater surgicaltheater