Thu.Sep 09, 2021

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. Society is reorienting to a new post-pandemic norm?—?even even before the pandemic itself has been fully tamed.

Generalist vs Specialist

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

At USV, we have a fairly narrow thesis that sets out what we want to invest in, but all of us work across all of our thesis areas. We see ourselves as generalists not specialists. In an environment when everything is moving so fast, that can be challenging, as I wrote about on Tuesday. But there are also great benefits to working this way. As a team, we benefit from working together on everything versus having silos within our partnership and firm.


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Professional Employer Organizations: 4 Reasons You Need One


With endless tasks popping up on any average day, entrepreneurial company leaders simply don’t have time to do everything. That’s why a professional employer organization, or PEO, may help you grow and stay complaint as you grow.

optimizing plant health: a q&a with Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources

Venture Well

Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources developed a handheld scanner that helps farmers optimize plant health and prevent crop loss. The post optimizing plant health: a q&a with Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources appeared first on VentureWell.

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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.

With an Apple Store designer as a co-founder, Juno raises $20M to build apartments more sustainably


Juno , a proptech startup which aims to build more sustainable and affordable apartment buildings, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round.

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Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘super app’ aimed at SMBs


A Canadian startup called Nuula that is aiming to build a super app to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses has closed $120 million of funding, money that it will use to fuel the launch of its app and first product, a line of credit for its users.

3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Pay Careful Attention to During a Sales Pitch

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Your sales revenue and potential client accounts are at stake Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship this-happened-to-me ideas advice

Squad Mobility eyes shared platforms as target for its compact solar electric quadricycle


Squad Mobility’s vision of the perfect urban vehicle is a low-cost EV equipped with solar panels, swappable batteries and enough zip and range in its diminutive 6.5-foot package to meet the needs of city drivers.

Ramon’s Top 10 Tips You Need This Week – Embrace the Performers Mindset

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon’s Top 10 Tips You Need To Know THIS WEEK – Exclusively on Breakfast with Champions, 7:30am Thursdays. Join Ramon LIVE on Clubhouse as he shares the TOP 10 Things You need to know this week to help start or grow your business OR enhance your personal development.

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!

Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B


Snyk , the Boston-based late-stage startup that is trying to help developers deliver more secure code, announced another mega-round today. This one was for $530 million on an $8.5

How to Create an Accurate and Effective Pipeline for you B2B Sales Organization


The CRM is the oxygen for a sales team’s life (HubSpot has a good, modern CRM and it’s free), but one of the most critical aspects of your CRM that gets a lot of scrutiny is your deal pipeline.

Scalapay raises $155M at a $700M valuation as buy now, pay later services continue to boom


Scalapay , a buy now, pay later (BNPL) technology provider that has made significant headway with retailers and consumers in Europe and in categories like fashion, has closed a round of funding that it will be using to fuel its expansion ambitions.

5 Ways Remarketing Can Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line


We’ve all had customers who browsed our site and added items to their cart — then left without purchasing. Now, there’s a popular marketing strategy that’s proven to work in bringing them back: Remarketing.

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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 — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — 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.

Teatis, low-sugar superfood powders developer for diabetics, closes seed round


Serial entrepreneur Hiroshi Takatoh recognized the need for convenient and nutritious food for critically ill consumers after losing his wife to cancer.

Why would you ever “fire yourself?”


To start: “new source of energy” and “new ideas.”. When a new CEO or manager is hired into a company, for a while lots of energy flows from the top and new ideas seem to be generated daily.

Investors are doubling down on Southeast Asia’s digital economy


Amit Anand. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Amit Anand is a founding partner of Jungle Ventures and an early pioneer and leader in the development of Southeast Asia’s venture capital industry. Southeast Asian tech companies are drawing the attention of investors around the world.

Creating the Perfect Pizza Experience

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Perfect Pizza's Tashia Robinson shares the elements-consistency, customer service, and community- that make her franchise a success. Main Street Entrepreneur

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.

Epic Games to shut down Houseparty in October, including the video chat ‘Fortnite Mode’ feature


Houseparty, the social video chat app acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games for a reported $35 million back in 2019, is shutting down.

[OurCrowd in The Jerusalem Post] The view from Abu Dhabi: When Abraham’s children work together as partners


ABU DHABI – For business executives in the Gulf like myself who have enjoyed friendships and business relationships with Israelis for many years, the Abraham Accords signed a year ago opened a new market. Read more here.


Edtech leans into the creator economy with cohort-based classes


Revitalized by the pandemic, entrepreneurs are on the hunt to refresh some of education’s most traditional tenets, from flashcards to tutors to after-school programs. And those aren’t just bets: They’re unicorn-valued businesses looking to capitalize on consumers’ newfound digital adoption.

YC’s Fall Tour 2021

Y Combinator

We are excited to kick off our virtual Fall Tour, and below is a list of the cities and schools we are visiting. We’ll host talks with YC partners and alumni who’ve built successful companies in different regions and verticals.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Digital therapeutics startup Neuroglee raises $10M to help people with neurodegenerative conditions


Neuroglee Therapeutics , a startup developing digital therapeutics for people with neurodegenerative diseases, has raised a $10 million Series A led by Openspace Ventures and EDBI. The funding will be used to launch virtual neurology clinics and to support Neuroglee’s move to Boston.

[Innoviz in KPVI] Innoviz Technologies Sets September 2021 Conference Schedule and Corporate Open House for October 6th


TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept.

DotCom Therapy raises $13M to provide therapy for kids, in and out of school


DotCom Therapy, a pediatric teletherapy company, just closed a $13 million Series A round. It’s far from the only teletherapy company looking to capitalize on a boom in venture capital investment in mental health startups , but it’s operating in a hyper-specific sphere: therapy for kids. .

[Varo Money in Reuters] Warburg Pincus-backed Varo Bank raises fresh capital at $2.5 bln valuation


Sept 9 (Reuters) – Varo Bank, backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, said on Thursday it had raised $510 million in a funding round led by new investor Lone Pine Capital, taking the nationally chartered U.S. digital bank’s valuation to $2.5 billion. Read more here.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.