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Orient Growth Ventures Raises $90M for SE Asia and India Ventures

AsiaTechDaily

Netherlands-based investment firm Orient Growth Ventures has successfully closed its second fund, Orient Growth Fund II, amassing $90 million in commitments. This fund is a major increase from its inaugural $25-million fund raised in 2020. The firm has shown an escalating focus on backing early-stage venture capital managers across Southeast Asia and India.

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How Do I Build a Usage-based Sales Compensation Plan?

Andreessen Horowitz

As Ben Horowitz says, it’s “ no prize, no fight ” when it comes to getting the best salespeople on your team. But building a sales compensation plan that both aligns your sales team’s compensation with your customers’ objectives and recruits top salespeople can be incredibly difficult in usage-based pricing. The problem comes down to incentives. In traditional B2B SaaS sales, companies want to sell large upfront annual commitments, so salespeople’s compensation is mostly designed to maximi

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Stellar Sleep’s Digital Platform offers Relief from Chronic Insomnia, Seed Round Completed

American Entrepreneurship

The condition impacts both physical and mental health, with isolation adding to the challenges experienced. A significant portion of our population is unable to have a good night’s sleep—with over 25 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. They are identified as having sleep problems 3+ nights a week for 3+ months. A recently funded startup, Stellar Sleep, offers help via its digital sleep therapy platform that addresses insomnia through a combination of technology and psycholog

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AC Ventures’ Journey With Adrian Li: Fueling Growth and Impact in Southeast Asia

AsiaTechDaily

AC Ventures, a Jakarta-based venture firm, nurtures early-stage, high-growth companies. Over the past 15 years, the firm has cultivated a reputation for backing disruptive business models and fostering innovation in Indonesia’s vibrant startup ecosystem. AC Ventures recently concluded the fundraising for its fifth fund, ACV Fund V, amassing an impressive $210 million.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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NJEDA to Open Applications for Manufacturing Voucher Program Phase II

American Entrepreneurship

Informational webinar will be held in advance of launch TRENTON, N.J. (February 6, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for Phase II of the Manufacturing Voucher Program (MVP) on Monday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. An informational webinar will be held Thursday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. WHAT: MVP Phase II will make available $20 million in grant funding through a rolling application process to provide New Jersey manufacturers with access to essen

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What are the costs of taking investor money?

Berkonomics

Let’s talk about the reality of taking money from professional investors. It is not the first time we’ve covered this general subject nor the last. But this time, we concentrate upon governance changes. After friends and family… Once a company founder has tapped the funds available from his or her resources and from friends and family, if the company needs more cash for growth, the most obvious next step is to look for money from angel investors and venture capitalists, typically in the $300,00

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[Arcadia in PR Newswire] Arcadia releases its first report on the state of community solar

OurCrowd

The future is bright for community solar notes Arcadia’s report, as states have strengthened programs, federal legislation is increasingly implemented and billions of dollars are invested in solar projects for all income levels. Read more here.

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The Sudden Repricing of Startups in Early 2024

Tomasz Tunguz

We’re entering a new pricing environment for software: AI vs non-AI. It’s only happened in the last few weeks. Recent earnings have pushed some of the most important companies to all-time highs. Company Performance Confluent 34% Cloudflare 21% ServiceNow 20% Microsoft 14% This dynamic doesn’t favor everyone. Theory created a public market AI index to track software companies who have significant product plans or current AI businesses.

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[Freightos in PR Newswire] Freightos announces Board of Directors change

OurCrowd

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Better Customer Relations = Profit Growth

The Groove Blog

Improving your customer relations can be business-changing. Lower churn, higher LTV and more raving fans! The post Better Customer Relations = Profit Growth appeared first on Groove Blog.

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The Million Dollar Weekend Debrief

OkDork

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify It’s finally time, the book is out, it’s on the shelves and ready for your beautiful eyes. Today we chat post-launch as I give my reflections on the release of my new book, “Million Dollar Weekend,” which soared to #16 on Amazon. From meticulous preparation for interviews to debriefing both wins and losses, I share insights into the strategies that worked… or didn’t work, almost in real-time as we release this book.

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[Hub Security in Globe NewsWire] HUB Cyber Security and Blackswan tech team Up for $3.2M deal with a top-tier european bankeading credit card service company

OurCrowd

The post [Hub Security in Globe NewsWire] HUB Cyber Security and Blackswan tech team Up for $3.2M deal with a top-tier european bankeading credit card service company appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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[Clinch in PR Newswire] Clinch’s flight control extends advertising reach and personalization across audio channels

OurCrowd

The post [Clinch in PR Newswire] Clinch’s flight control extends advertising reach and personalization across audio channels appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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[Hailo in Residential Tech Today] How Edge AI is making security cameras and systems smarter

OurCrowd

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 30, 2024 – Hailo, the pioneering chipmaker of edge artificial intelligence (AI) processors, today announced that leading autonomous driving solutions provider iMotion has selected the groundbreaking Hailo-8 AI accelerator and the Renesas R-Car V4H SoC (System-on-Chip) to power iMotion iDC High domain controller for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving […]