Tue.Nov 23, 2021

How a $250 Toothbrush Robot for Kids Became a Must-Have

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Willo co-founder and CEO Hugo de Gentile breaks down revolutionizing a stagnant industry. Main Street Entrepreneur

5 Important Tips For First-Time Franchise Buyers

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Many people have the goal of owning their own business. To expedite this process, becoming a franchisee of an established brand may be an attractive option, as entrepreneurs can build off a proven formula for success to guide their decisions as business owners.

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The #1 Mistake Attracting Soon-To-Fail Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Entrepreneurship is not an escape fantasy you can buy for $2000 Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship success startup work

Employee Experience: Culture, Involvement and Career Development

StartupNation

Businesses focusing on customer experience is a given. After all, no business will thrive, or even succeed, without the support of the market it seeks to capture. But ensuring customers remain happy with your products and services is not the be-all and end-all of effective business management.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Kenyan fintech Asilimia raises $2 million in a pre-seed round, plans to extend loans to MSMEs and expand in East Africa

TechCrunch

Kenya’s economy is powered by informal businesses, which contribute 33.8% to the country’s GDP and provide 83.4% of the total employment outside of small-scale agriculture, data from the country’s bureau of statistics shows.

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Verbit lands $250M Series E at a $2B valuation to expand its AI-powered transcription platform

TechCrunch

Less than six months after raising a $157 million Series D round, AI-powered transcription and captioning platform Verbit announced today it has closed $250 million in a Series E round that values the company at $2 billion. The latest funding brings its total raised to more than $550 million. .

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4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Successfully Launch and Monetize a Website

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Launching your first website is exciting. However, figuring out how to turn that website into a successful business can feel like a grueling task. As an entrepreneur, you want your content to boost your website and brand authority in your industry or niche.

Bitrise grabs $60M to keep companies updated with constantly changing mobile requirements

TechCrunch

As more of the world shifts to doing everything from their smartphones, the ability to build better iOS and Android apps has to move with it.

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What Is Visual Merchandising? – Importance, Elements, & Examples

Feedough

Visual merchandising is what one sees when walking into a retail. Read more. Marketing Essentials

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Peek raises $80M as its travel experiences software and marketplace business passes $2B in bookings

TechCrunch

Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place.

The 7 Worst Career Mistakes I’ve Made—And What to Do Instead

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Dent Reality raises $3.4M to bring augmented reality into the grocery store

TechCrunch

Despite Apple and Facebook investing billions into a “metaverse” future, in recent years there’s been a distinct drop-off in venture deals for startups focused on finding opportunities in augmented reality.

WJR Business Beat: Most Consumers Will Shop Locally This Holiday Season, Study Says (Episode 324)

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On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan shares the good news that a survey found 67% of shoppers are going to trust local brands over Internet-only merchants during this year’s holiday shopping season.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

UK-based mental health provider ieso raises $53M armed with an ‘unprecedented’ data set

TechCrunch

based digital therapy company ieso announced a $53 million Series B round on Tuesday. The round is the funding the company needs to move in a brand new direction: creating more intuitive autonomous text therapy. .

[JumpCloud in Daily Camera] Apple manager joins JumpCloud

OurCrowd

JumpCloud Inc., a directory-as-a-service technology platform, has hired Joel Rennich as the company’s head of device identity. Read more here. The post [JumpCloud in Daily Camera] Apple manager joins JumpCloud appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Nigeria’s OnePipe raises $3.5M to double down on its embedded finance offering

TechCrunch

Last year, fintech API infrastructure players came into the African tech scene, ushering in Plaid-like services to businesses and developers.

[BioCatch in Find Biometrics] BioCatch unveils new mule account detection tool

OurCrowd

BioCatch is trying to thwart cybercriminals that move money through mule accounts. The company has previously warned that mule traffic increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as fraudsters sought to take advantage of people who found themselves in precarious financial situations. Read more here.

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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.

Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

TechCrunch

Robert Falck used to work at a Russian trucking factory by day, and by night, he built a nightclub guest list startup. He also collects old books, and once guessed that Chinese author Gao Xingjian would win the Nobel Prize in literature.

[OurCrowd in The National] ADGM focuses on new initiatives to attract more companies and boost Abu Dhabi’s economy

OurCrowd

Israel’s venture capital firm OurCrowd sets up operations at ADGM, according to its chairman. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in The National] ADGM focuses on new initiatives to attract more companies and boost Abu Dhabi’s economy appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests $2M in optics and imaging startup Spectralics

TechCrunch

The venture arm of Volvo Cars, an automaker long synonymous with safety, has invested in an optics and imaging startup developing technology that can be integrated into a car’s windshield or windows to deliver images to drivers and passengers.

[Bizzabo in Skift] Amex GBT tests new model with Bizzabo ror virtual meeting bookings

OurCrowd

Rather than buy technology, the agency’s meeting division has struck a new type of commercial deal with the fast-growing meeting software firm Bizzabo to tap into virtual meetings. A big bet that those meetings will be here to stay. Read more here.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

TechCrunch+ roundup: Why your title matters, part-time CFOs, Sequoia’s new model

TechCrunch

Startup culture is informal, which is why some workers end up with job titles like “customer delight manager” or “product whisperer.” ” That might work inside mature companies, but early-stage founders who are presenting themselves to investors must be more specific.

[Lemonade in Futurism] Why insurance is broken, and how one company is fixing it

OurCrowd

Lemonade is fixing renters insurance, but why is it broken in the first place? Read more here. The post [Lemonade in Futurism] Why insurance is broken, and how one company is fixing it appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center FinTech lemonade portfolio news

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Vercel raises $150M Series D as it looks to build an end-to-end front-end development platform

TechCrunch

Only a few months ago, Vercel , the company behind the popular Next.js framework for front-end developers, announced a $102 million Series B funding round that took its valuation to $1.1 billion. Today, it’s announcing a $150 million Series C round that puts its valuation at $2.5 billion.

South Africa’s Mobiz nabs $4M to expand personalized SMS marketing into the US

TechCrunch

Mobiz , a South African startup integrating hyper-personalization into mobile marketing, has raised a pre-Series A round of $ 4 million from HAVAÍC, Futuregrowth, Launch Africa, Allan Gray E-Squared Ventures, CapaciTech and Endeavor’s Harvest Fund.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.