Mon.Sep 20, 2021

How to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

In 2010, Antonio Garcia Martinez, the founder of AdGrok, wrote, “New York will always be a tech backwater, I don’t care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say.”


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Blink that was about how our subconscious allows us to make fast decisions that are often as good or better than slow considered decisions. I was talking to someone yesterday evening about how the venture capital business has changed over the last decade and I explained that we used to have weeks, if not months, to make our investment decisions and now we have days or if we are lucky a week or two.


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Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay


Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures.

12 Keys to Family Business Success


Family members start a major portion of new businesses launched in the U.S. every year. Brothers come to mind, of course, when it comes to family business.

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.

The next healthcare revolution will have AI at its center


Kai-Fu Lee. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Kai-Fu Lee is a co-author of AI 2041: Ten Visions For Our Future. The global pandemic has heightened our understanding and sense of importance of our own health and the fragility of healthcare systems around the world.

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Australian growth marketing agency Ammo helps startups calibrate their efforts


When you are the founder of a young startup, it is always very hard to gauge the right amount of effort to dedicate to marketing. Botch it and you risk looking unprofessional. Hire a traditional agency and you might be wasting time and money.

How to Spectacularly Fail at Entrepreneurship Before You’re Even 25

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FloBiz raises $31 million to scale its neobank for small businesses in India


FloBiz, an Indian startup that is building a neobank for small- and medium-sized businesses in the South Asian market, said on Monday it has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it works to broaden its product offerings.

News: 3 in 5 Minority-Owned Businesses Returned/Exceeded Their Pre-Pandemic Financial Levels

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit, most small businesses got affected. Now, things are improving and more and more business owners are expecting good growth.

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!

Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers


Flippa , an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners.

Founder with $1 Billion+ in Exits Explains Why Startups Need to Eat Their Own Dog Food

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Announcing the Startup Battlefield companies pitching at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021


Today, TechCrunch is excited to announce the 20 startups pitching onstage in this year’s Startup Battlefield. Selected from the most competitive batch in TC history, selected founders from across the globe will pitch on the virtual stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021.

How ACA is Working to Protect Angels - Section 1202 Update

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer As new developments unfold regarding President Biden's proposed tax increases, the Angel Capital Association, in collaboration with our partners at GrayRobinson , pledges to keep our members updated with information as it becomes available. ACA, along with our Public Policy team, is working diligently to continue to protect our members and angels in the startup ecosystem.

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.

Near Space Labs closes $13M Series A to send more Earth-imaging robots to the stratosphere


The decreasing cost of launch and a slew of other tech innovations have brought about a renaissance in geospatial intelligence, with multiple startups aiming to capture higher-quality and more frequent images of Earth than have ever before been available.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Great Workforce Resignation (Episode 291)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff reveals the results of a new survey about the Great Resignation afoot in America right now.

Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M


Fivetran , the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on a $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there.

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What Is Traditional Marketing? – Channels & Examples


The way one conducts business is vastly different from how. Read more. Marketing Essentials


State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

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Turning Satellite Data into Actionable Info – Orbital Insight’s Kevin O’Brien | E1286

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Governments, corporations and hedge funds alike all use Orbital Insight’s tech to make sense of what’s happening on the ground (supply chain, predicting sales, travel & more). Chat with CEO Kevin O’Brien here >>> [link].


Airwallex raises $200M at a $4B valuation to double down on business banking


Business, now more than ever before, is going digital, and today a startup that’s building a vertically integrated solution to meet business banking needs is announcing a big round of funding to tap into the opportunity.

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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!

Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans


Facetune developer Lightricks , which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business.

[DailyPay in Bloomberg Law] DailyPay Wage Access App Gets Former Sotheby’s Compliance Head


DailyPay Inc., a payroll services provider, has hired a chief compliance officer in Jane Levine, who most recently worked at Sotheby’s. Read more here. The post [DailyPay in Bloomberg Law] DailyPay Wage Access App Gets Former Sotheby’s Compliance Head appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.


Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India


Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar , a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based

Toast raises IPO price range, providing a Monday bump to fintech valuations


technology unicorn Toast filed a new S-1 document this morning detailing a higher IPO price range for its shares. The more expensive range indicates that Toast may be worth more in its debut than it initially expected , a bullish sign for technology companies more broadly.

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.