Tue.Sep 21, 2021

5 Mistakes Derailing Startup Founders

StartupNation

Your startup idea is your golden child – and it should be. But keep blind enthusiasm in check and move forward strategically and realistically to avoid the mistakes that can derail your project. You know that feeling when an idea is so good it wakes you up?

NOCD Raises $33M in Series B

Hyde Park Angels

HPA is excited to announce that NOCD , a telehealth app focused on providing care to people with OCD, announced it raised a $33M Series B Round.

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Life of Purpose: Carolyn Cassin Finds Her Life’s Mission is Through Meaningful Work

StartupNation

So me people are born into the world and are fortunate to happen upon a calling that ultimately shapes and defines their story. Others come into this world with a force that drives them from Day 1 to make sure the life they lead will be defined by the mark they’ve made.

NOCD Raises $33M in Series B

Hyde Park Angels

HPA is excited to announce that NOCD , a telehealth app focused on providing care to people with OCD, announced it raised a $33M Series B Round.

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.

Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens

TechCrunch

As companies continue to delay their returns to the office and find temporary remote work policies becoming permanent, the startups building tooling for remote work-first cultures are finding a seemingly endless supply of customers.

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The Cash Flow Management Guide for The Rise of the Pandemic Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

By David Axler, VP, Books, Banking and Tax, Wave. It is true that business owners are facing countless challenges due to the current pandemic. But, still, many people are ditching their 9 to 5 jobs to start their own businesses, In fact, 4.35 million people in the U.S.

Seven Harsh Truths About Money That You Probably Don’t Want to Hear but Must

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You’ll rethink energy levels, millionaire status, calmness, your endgame, retirement, and happiness when you do. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship money life-lessons lifestyle work

Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

TechCrunch

Niio , a Tel Aviv-based digital art platform featuring work ranging from contemporary artists and galleries through to NFTs, announced today it has closed $15 million Series A funding in the wake of a strategic partnership with Samsung Displays, announced last week.

How We Found Our CTO?—?Except He Did Not Know How To Code

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Finding and vetting a CTO can make or break an early-stage startup. Here is how we f *d up and how to avoid the same fate. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». code-review startup startup-lessons entrepreneurship software-engineering

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!

Post-pandemic shifts means Patch will take co-working to UK small towns and suburbs

TechCrunch

It would be fair to say the pandemic has had enormous effects on the world of work, but it has come at a time when other factors were already ongoing. The decline of main-street shopping due to e-commerce has only been hastened. The shift to remote working has skyrocketed.

How to Avoid Getting Burned by a Pre-Money Valuation Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t Make the Same Investment Mistake as Me! Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». investing entrepreneurship startup venture-capital angel-investors

Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

TechCrunch

Business Canvas , the South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment , with participation from Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc.

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How Victoria Paris Turned TikTok Into A Career In Under 6 Months

Entrepreneur's Handbook

What content creators can learn from this 22-Year-Old Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship content-creation careers social-media inspiration

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.

Nigerian fintech Hervest wants to bring financial inclusion to more African women

TechCrunch

After years of working in marketing for a number of financial services companies, Solape Akinpelu came to a conclusion: T here was an “alarmingly low adoption” by women for financial services in her home country of Nigeria and all of Africa as a whole. “I

2021 Reader Survey?—?Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Entrepreneur's Handbook

2021 Reader Survey?—?Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur’s Handbook I was an utter “wantrapreneur” when I first started Entrepreneur’s Handbook in 2014. Medium had just launched. I was fascinated by the platform. It was an amazing place to write.

Adventr uses patented voice-control tech to allow anyone to create interactive videos

TechCrunch

We’ve all been there — you’re watching a horror movie, and you know that the main character definitely shouldn’t go into that creepy house, but no matter how much you yell at your TV, you can’t change his fate.

Creating a Customer Avatar in 3 Steps

Smart Hustle Magazine

Welcome back to the Lifecycle Marketing series. Last week we introduced the concept of Collecting Leads as the first part in the Lifecycle Marketing model. As you may remember, this process has three phases of its own— Targeting, Attracting , and Capturing leads.

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.

Marketplace platform Mirakl raises $555 million at $3.5 billion valuation

TechCrunch

French startup Mirakl has closed a new Series E funding round of $555 million. Following this round, the company is now valued at $3.5 billion. Mirakl helps you launch a marketplace on your online store for your end customers or for your B2B clients.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Fast Company] The best mobility design of 2021

OurCrowd

See all the honorees of Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards in the Mobility category. Read more here. The post [Virgin Hyperloop One in Fast Company] The best mobility design of 2021 appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center mobility portfolio news virgin hyperloop one

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Shaun White, Shawn Mendes get behind Shelf Engine

TechCrunch

Shelf Engine ’s mission to eliminate food waste in grocery retailers now has some additional celebrity backers. The company brought in a $2 million extension to its $41 million Series B announced in March.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: DeepHow Raises $9 Million In New Venture Funding (Episode 292)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses the significance of DeepHow’s work and its recent financial windfall. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about DeepHow’s unique approach to AI-powered training: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m.

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!

Stairwell secures $20M Series A to help organizations outsmart attackers

TechCrunch

Back when Stairwell emerged from stealth in 2020 , the startup was shrouded in secrecy. Now with $20 million in Series A funding, its founder and CEO Mike Wiacek — who previously served as chief security officer at Chronicle , Google’s moonshot cybersecurity company — is ready to talk.

shaping tomorrow’s healthcare innovators: a Q&A with Eric Richardson of Duke University

Venture Well

Eric Richardson of Duke University launched a biomedical engineering and entrepreneurship program to help guide students to become healthcare innovators. The post shaping tomorrow’s healthcare innovators: a Q&A with Eric Richardson of Duke University appeared first on VentureWell.

Alternative financing startup Pipe snaps up Stripe and HubSpot execs, expands to UK

TechCrunch

Pipe , a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve on its executive team.

10 Ways to Promote Your Small Business Awards to Get More Customers

StartupNation

Winning an award is an excellent indication that you and your business are doing something right. Public recognition goes a long way when it comes to boosting the reputation of your startup.

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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.