Tue.Jun 22, 2021

What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

Introducing EO Canada Bridge

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Marina Byezhanova , an EO Canada Bridge member and the founder of personal branding agency, Brand of a Leader. What can be more exciting to entrepreneurs than a brand-new venture?


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Leading with Authenticity: How to Become and Remain an Authentic Brand


The following is excerpted from “ Make It Don’t Fake It” by Sabrina Horn (2021), ISBN 978-1523091492, with permission from Berrett-Koehler Publishers. There are many definitions of “brand.”

Are You Prepared for a Hybrid Way of Work? LogMeIn Exec Offers Tips.

Smart Hustle Magazine

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations around the world to shift to remote work, creating some of the most significant challenges ever for the IT and cybersecurity industry.

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.

Oyster, an HR platform for distributed workforces, snaps up $50M on a $475M valuation


The future of work is long on long-distance, and today a startup that’s built a platform to help organizations hire global talent and build out those remote workforces is announcing a round of funding on the heels of strong growth.

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Viva Republica, developer of Korean financial super app Toss, raises $410M at a $7.4B valuation


Viva Republica, the Seoul-based fintech company behind Toss , a super app with more than 40 financial services, announced today it has raised $410 million at a post-money valuation of $7.4 billion.

The Entrepreneurs Untold Superpower: Running a Fundraising Process

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Lidar company Quanergy to go public via $1.4B SPAC deal


Quanergy Systems, the Sunnyvale, California-based lidar company, said Tuesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition fund CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp., a Chinese blank-check firm affiliated with the country’s largest state-owned investment conglomerate.

How Saying No Helps Standardise and Grow Your Business

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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!

Announcing the agenda for Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals presented by TechCrunch


Here at TechCrunch, we’re big fans of startup competitions. From our Extra Crunch Live Pitch-offs all the way up to the world-famous Disrupt Startup Battlefield, we can’t get enough of ’em.

Here’s Why Clever, Legendary Employees Frequently Fail as Entrepreneurs

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These Forge cofounders just raised $5 million to work on a new, still-stealth investing startup


Sohail Prasad and Samvit Ramadurgam are cofounders who met during Y Combinator’s 2012 summer batch and went on to cofound Forge , which helps accredited investors and institutions buy and sell private company shares and which most recently raised $150 million in new funding in May.

Industry Perspective: CoCoTiv Coworking


In a year that has seen unprecedented change in real estate we have found it increasingly valuable to hear from our clients and share. The post Industry Perspective: CoCoTiv Coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Community

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.

Memory.ai, the startup behind time-tracking app Timely, raises $14M to build more AI-based productivity apps


[ThetaRay in Israel Defense] Israel’s ThetaRay signs partnership agreement with Google against money laundering


Israel’s ThetaRay, which enables the acceleration of global payments while defending financial institutions from financial crime, announced the signing of a global partnership with Google Cloud to protect banks, fintechs, and payments infrastructure companies against money laundering activity hidden within cross-border transactions.

Merlyn Mind emerges from stealth with $29M and a hardware and software solution to help teachers with tech


We’ve chronicled, in great detail, the many layers of technology, services and solutions that have been wrapped around the world of education in recent years — and especially in the last year, which became a high watermark for digital learning tools because of COVID-19.

[BioCatch in Find Biometrics] KuppingerCole Names BioCatch Overall Leader in Fight Against Fraud


Israeli-based behavioral biometrics company BioCatch announced that it has been named an Overall Leader in the 2021 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms report, along with also being recognized for its Innovation and Product leadership in the same report.

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.

AI drug discovery platform Insilico Medicine announces $255 million in Series C funding


Insilico Medicine, an AI-based platform for drug development and discovery, announced $255 million in Series C financing on Tuesday.

How Social Commerce Can Help Startups Compete with Amazon Prime Day


Once again, Amazon Prime Day is upon us, and once again, businesses of all sizes are trying to figure out how to compete with the online juggernaut. With each passing year, Prime Day has become less about Amazon and sellers on the Amazon Marketplace itself and more about e-commerce as a whole.

The early-stage venture capital market is weird and chaotic


When SoftBank announced its first Vision Fund back in 2017 , TechCrunch gawked at the size of the fundraising vehicle and its $100 million minimum check size. Noting a few of its early deals, we wrote that “the party is just getting started.”

[Freightos in The Journal of Commerce] Freightos targets forwarders with white label product


Freightos is linking its freight marketplace and rate management products to offer forwarders a white label quoting and booking solution. Read more here. The post [Freightos in The Journal of Commerce] Freightos targets forwarders with white label product appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.


4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

G2 raises $157M for its software review service


This morning G2 , a company that provides an online software review and information database, announced that it has raised a $157 million Series D. Per a release the company shared with TechCrunch in advance of its news, G2 is now worth more than $1 billion, making it a unicorn in modern parlance.

[TechSee in Auganix.org] TechSee launches Augmented Reality Assistant platform powered by computer vision AI


June 22, 2021 – TechSee, a provider of computer vision solutions for customer service, has today announced the launch of ‘EVE Cortex’, the company’s artificial intelligence platform (AI) that teaches itself to recognize thousands of products, models, parts, and components by ingesting only a handful of data points. Read more here.


A rewards program for your rent payments? Meet Bilt


Kairos, the startup studio led by Ankur Jain, is launching a new brand today called Bilt Rewards. Bilt is a rewards program that lets renters earn each time they make a rent payment.

Dell Technologies, UserTesting, Movile, Pilot and oVice to offer mini master classes at TC Early Stage 2021


Hey, you there — early-stage founders. Yes, you. TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising , our mini master class in entrepreneurship, is right around the proverbial corner. And by mini we mean it’s just two days — July 8-9.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!