Mon.May 16, 2022

11 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Best Advice They Ever Got


These millionaires and advisors in The Oracles have had some super-smart mentors; so we asked them for the best advice they’ve ever received. Here’s what they told us — and how it led to their success. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here.

How to Turn $1,000,000 into $0.43 in Less than a Week

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WJR Business Beat: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces New Grant Program (Episode 408)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan announces a new grant for small businesses from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FedEx to help small businesses impacted by natural disasters.

The Real Problem With Being a Solo Founder and How to Overcome It

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Everyone will warn you against being a solo founder, but it’s not as impossible as you might think Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship startup founder-stories founders

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?


Startup layoffs are back, and the damage is starting to add up. Back in early 2020, an online layoff tracker — Layoffs.FYI — was built to collect and tabulate startup layoffs.

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Three PayPal Ventures alums strike out with their own $158M fund


A trio of PayPal Ventures alumni has raised $158 million for Infinity Ventures , a new early-stage venture firm dedicated to investing in fintech startups globally.

8 Basic Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know How to Do

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Start up solo, or bring on a co-founder? 4 factors to consider


Russ Heddleston. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Russ Heddleston is Head of Commercial, DocSend at Dropbox. More posts by this contributor. Essential steps to thriving and surviving while fundraising. Pre-seed round funding is under scrutiny: Is VC pandemic posturing here to stay?

Marketing data management platform Claravine nabs $16M

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Claravine , a self-described marketing data platform, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Five Elms Capital with participation from Grayhawk Capital, Next Frontier Capital, Peninsula Ventures, Kickstart Fund, and Silverton Partners.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Akuity raises $20M to simplify Kubernetes container management


Akuity , a provider of app delivery software for Kubernetes, today announced that it closed a $20 million series A funding round led by Lead Edge Capital and Decibel Partners, bringing Akuity’s total raised to $25 million.

[Hailo in GlobeNewswire] alwaysAI® Partners with AI Chipmaker Hailo to Power Next-Gen AI Applications at the Edge


SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — alwaysAI, a computer vision platform leader, and Hailo, a leading AI processor for edge devices, have partnered to deliver accelerated computer vision applications on edge devices for their growing enterprise customer base.

Optibus taps $100M at a $1.3B valuation for its AI-based mass transit operations platform


Mass transit has made a rebound with the return of city life post-Covid 19, and today a startup that’s building tech to help it run more smoothly is announcing a big round of funding to meet the rush.

[Stellar Cyber in Business Wire] Zyston Adopts Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform to Deliver Better Managed Security While Accelerating Analyst Productivity??


SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, and Zyston, a Dallas-based provider of managed security services, today announced that Zyston has adopted the Stellar Cyber platform as the core of its security operations center.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Daily Crunch: ‘The bitcoin network is not a payments network,’ says FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried


To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. It’s Monday the 16th of May, and I’m back once again, like a renegade master.

[Guild Education in Player FM] How Microsites Elevate Your ABM Approach, with Karthik Chandhramoulie


At Guild Education, Karthik and his team are executing a highly personalized, ABM approach. Using microsites and retargeting Guild is getting their message in front of some of the largest organizations in the country.

Melbourne-based Blinq wants to make paper business cards obsolete


Business cards feel almost as outdated as Victorian calling cards, but they are still a networking staple. Melbourne-based Blinq wants to do away with them altogether.

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[TytoCare in Healthcare Asia] Al-Futtaim Health UAE takes home three trophies at the 2022 Healthcare Asia Awards


Al-Futtaim Health from the UAE was recognised at the 2022 Healthcare Asia Awards, bagging three trophies for this year’s awards programme: the ‘ Primary Care Provider of the Year’ , ‘ Service Innovation of the Year’ , and ‘CEO of the Year’. 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.

Flink, the German instant grocery upstart, snaps up France’s Cajoo for ~$93M, takes fresh Carrefour funding, sources say at $5B valuation


Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled.

Learn to Tell Your Stories, to Help Your Influence Grow

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Digital evangelist and and author Vala Afshar, a former key executive for Salesforce, recently noted: “Read to improve your writing. Write to improve your thinking. Speak to improve your storytelling.” His remark is profound, and should resonate highly with the readers of Smart Hustle.

Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools


Resilience in the Face of Crisis: How to Rise Up to Challenges


The following is an excerpt from “ Rise Up: Leadership Habits for Turbulent Times” by Mike Watson and Ali Grovue. Copyright 2022 by Figure 1 Publishing. .

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

What’s ahead for crypto startups?


Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record notes on what’s going on to kick off the week. What was on our minds this morning?

5 Smart Cash Flow Tips from Dun and Bradstreet Exec

Smart Hustle Magazine

Joe Pascaretta knows a thing or two about small business growth. Yes, he heads small business marketing for Dun and Bradstreet but he has also run a landscaping business and he and his team speak to thousands of business owners year.

5 lessons from ‘Star Wars’ that can transform startup managers’ strategies and tactics


Scott Lenet. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Scott Lenet is president of Touchdown Ventures. More posts by this contributor. 3 lies VCs tell ourselves about startup valuations. Is there a creed in venture capital? As leader of the Jedi council in the “Star Wars” universe, Yoda was essentially their CEO. It was his job to see the future, a talent specifically honed by the visionary warrior monks, and yet he consistently allowed his vision to be clouded by the dark side of the Force.

[Varo Money in Radio Facts] Pinky Cole’s Surprise Gift to Every CAU Graduate in Atlanta


Pinky Cole announced today in her moving and inspiring commencement speech to the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) graduating class of 2022 that she along with partner Varo Bank, N.A,

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.