Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Why Positive Cashflow Matters

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Venture backed companies have a strange relationship to positive cashflow. Because they have financial backers who can and do finance losses, they tend to operate in the red for a long time. In the early days it makes sense to burn cash. If you do not have revenues, you can’t generate cash. And if you can’t grow your revenues without investing out ahead of income, then you also need to be able to operate in the red.

Honoring a family coffee trade with new innovations

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“You start every day with coffee, and you end every day with coffee.” From age 7, David Dávila, learned how to brew his own coffee before he went to school. Coffee before and after school was the norm in his household.

In the News: Who are Israel’s frontrunners for a major exit or IPO, according to Globes?


Very excited to open this week with two OurCrowd portfolio companies being headlined as the next big thing: “Despite the slower progress towards self-driving cars, Hailo and Cortica (Cartica) are Israel’s frontrunners for a major exit or IPO, or to become unicorns.”

Innovation Grant won by Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

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The best teachers never stop learning, they always seek how to teach better and reach more students. Western Massachusetts Training Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation. Kelly and I are delighted to announce that they’ve won a grant to be one of the nonprofits participating in our Fall Innovation Accelerator Cohort.

[OurCrowd in Yahoo Finance] OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Israel’s Largest Tech Investment Event Returns February 13, 2020 in Jerusalem


OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, has announced that it will host its sixth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 13, 2020, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Climate Crisis: Extinction Rebellion


I recently recorded a podcast about the climate crisis where I made the point that we should not think about innovation versus activism, we need both.

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Mindful Eating In Your Everyday Life

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN. Stacy is the CEO and founder of Savorfull , which helps companies, organizations and consumers discover and purchase healthy “free-from” snacks. She is also a member of EO Detroit.

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[Panorama in PR Web] GlobalData names Panorama a telecom ‘Market Disruptor’


GlobalData, a top analyst firm released a market report featuring Panorama’s innovation and how the company challenges the status quo in the telecom analytics segment, with its ready-made data models, and ‘the magnet’ which is the industry first contextual insight recommendation engine.

YC W20 Interviews in Western Europe

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that we are holding interviews for the Winter 2020 batch in Paris for founders based in Western Europe. Interviews will take place from November 5 to 7 and are like regular YC interviews in every way. The application is the same, as well as what we look for in the application and the criteria for acceptance. The only difference: you can stay closer to home. If accepted, you will join the YC Winter 2020 batch immediately.

[EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success


Lumina Impact Ventures has invested in EduNav, the leading provider of algorithmic-based academic planning software for colleges and universities, to further EduNav’s unique, cutting-edge approach to student success. Read more here. The post [EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center edunav enterprise sw portfolio news

[MedAware in Israel Hayom] Assuta Ashdod hospital deploys MedAware’s patient safety platform


MedAware, a developer of artificial intelligence-based patient safety solutions, today announced that Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Israel’s newest hospital, will deploy its lifesaving AI-driven solution within its 300-bed facility. Read more here.

[Freightos in Freight Waves] China’s Sinoair adds online service with Freightos WebCargo


Today, United Cargo announced that it will be working with WebCargo by Freightos, a freight sales digitization platform, to develop an online booking portal. Read more here. The post [Freightos in Freight Waves] China’s Sinoair adds online service with Freightos WebCargo appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Surgical Theater in The Washington Times] GW Hospital doctors among first to use virtual, augmented reality tech for surgeries


[Innoviz in NoCamels] TAU retains 8th spot in world ranking of universities producing top entrepreneurs


Pitchbook listed companies Better Place (since bankrupted) and Innoviz Technologies among the top companies founded by graduates of the Technion and Cybereason, Via, and Lightricks among top startups founded by graduates of the Hebrew University.