Thu.Jun 30, 2022

How to Accelerate Valuation Growth in Services Businesses

Paul G. Silva

Private Equity firms that own professional services businesses have a challenge with growing valuations. In a services-based business it is hard to increase revenue without increasing headcount. Margins shrink as hiring, training, and retaining talent becomes progressively more difficult. Meanwhile, all of the company’s intellectual property is locked in the heads of employees, meaning that when the employees leave the building, so do the company’s assets.

From Dreaming to Doing: How to Create an Innovation Culture in Startups

StartupNation

Editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, rightly said: “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” The goal of any startup is to think up new ideas and get them done.

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Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions.

Leadership: Sell the dream while making the reality.

Berkonomics

As a leader, you set the goals, establish the strategies and tactics to get there (with help from others of course) and sell the dream to all your stakeholders. And that includes potential customers as well as executives and employees. Can unmanaged growth ever happen?

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.

Black Swan analyzes social media to predict which products will be successful

TechCrunch

Consumer packaged goods companies — think PepsiCo or Nabisco — face steep challenges from the rising cost of living and distribution.

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Fleetzero begins its search for the first giant ship to convert to battery power

TechCrunch

Fleetzero has an ambitious goal: to compete with global shipping companies with its own boats, powered entirely by electricity. The company just secured $15.5 million in new funding and is looking for the first ship to convert to run on its shipping container-shaped batteries.

Get one-on-one career advice from YC, starting with Anu Hariharan (Managing Director)

Y Combinator

Women have historically been underrepresented in tech, especially in technical roles like engineering and product. YC has run events to educate and support women in tech, and now we’re doubling down to offer tailored advice that’s specific to you and your career.

A look into the British DFI’s plan to invest in African economies, venture funds and tech startups

TechCrunch

On April 4, the U.K.’s s development finance institution, Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Group, formally changed its name to British International Investment.

What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency

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Jonathan Martinez. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who's helped scale Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor. How to improve retention, growth marketing’s golden metric.

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.

Binance taps TikTok’s mostly silent superstar Khaby Lame to explain how crypto works

TechCrunch

Khaby Lame is quite literally on top of the world (if TikTok follower counts are the world).

5 Important Reasons to Separate Your Business and Personal Finances

Smart Hustle Magazine

Let’s set the scene. You’ve got your business idea, you’ve started bringing in clients, created your website, and you’re set up for success…or are you? While things pick up, room for error and disorganization can begin to increase.

Marketing automation startup Retail Rocket nabs $24M for expansion

TechCrunch

Retail Rocket , a retention management platform for brands, today announced that it raised $24 million in a Series A round led by Cyprus-based private equity fund Flintera.

WJR Business Beat: Online Advertising Costs Are Rising (Episode 435)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff says we simply can’t escape rising advertising costs on social media platforms, according to a businessinsider.com report, and what it means for small businesses. Tune in to learn what small businesses can do in response: T.

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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.

Modular closes $30 million seed round to simplify the process of developing AI systems

TechCrunch

AI has transformative potential. But if you ask the co-founders of Modular , a startup emerging from stealth today, the software used to develop it is “monolithic,” fractured into silos piled with layers of complexity.

Road Trip Snacks: The Best and Worst and More

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Jeff and his morning crew debate the good and the bad of road trip snacks. Listen to the conversation on the Great Voice. The post Road Trip Snacks: The Best and Worst and More appeared first on StartupNation.

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Taking on Bilt, Stake aims to expand its cash-back rewards program for renters

TechCrunch

Aiming to compete with Bilt in the nascent property renter rewards market, Stake , a startup that provides cash back and banking services to renters, today announced that it raised $12 million in a Series A round led by RET Ventures’ new RET Ventures ESG Fund.

[Insightec in PR Newswire] Insightec receives FDA IDE approval for prostate cancer comparative study using high intensity focused ultrasound technology

OurCrowd

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.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Wilco’s $7 million seed deck

TechCrunch

What’s a poor, freshly minted developer to do when they’re out of coding boot camp but don’t have any real-life experience? You step into the world of simulation. That’s the basic premise of what Wilco offers.

[Classiq in Nextgov] The quantum computing arms race is not just about breaking encryption keys

OurCrowd

The strategic technology has wide reaching implications. Read more here. The post [Classiq in Nextgov] The quantum computing arms race is not just about breaking encryption keys appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center classiq enterprise software enterprise sw portfolio news

TaskHuman lands $20M to expand its virtual coaching platform

TechCrunch

TaskHuman , a professional development platform focused on coaching, today announced that it raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Madrona with participation from Impact Venture Capital, RingCentral Ventures, Sure Ventures, USVP, Gaingels, PeopleTech Angels, Propel(x) and Zoom Ventures.

[Freightos in Air Cargo News] Air Canada offers forwarders Europe bookings on WebCargo

OurCrowd

Forwarders in Europe can now book freight with Air Canada Cargo on Freightos’ WebCargo platform. Read more here. The post [Freightos in Air Cargo News] Air Canada offers forwarders Europe bookings on WebCargo appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center Freightos Marketplace portfolio news

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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.

MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

TechCrunch

Lara Lemann and Monica Saggioro of Sao Paulo–based MAYA Capital take a regional approach to investing, and their strategy is paying off.

[Freightos in Air Cargo Week] IAG Cargo’s sixth Cargo Live episode

OurCrowd

IAG Cargo has hosted the sixth installment of their LinkedIn Live series, with guest commentary from Webcargo by Freightos, Seabury Cargo and Neutral Air Partner. Read more here. The post [Freightos in Air Cargo Week] IAG Cargo’s sixth Cargo Live episode appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Visby Medical tests positive for a Series E extension at $1B+ valuation

TechCrunch

Medical diagnostics company Visby Medical raised $100 million in a Series E round earlier this year. Today, the company told me it extended that round by an additional $35 million at the same valuation as the rest of the round.

[Dandelion Energy in Wbur] Don’t look up? Look down. Geothermal could help curb climate change

OurCrowd

They say when you’re in a hole, stop digging. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, digging deep holes, or more accurately drilling them, is the most energy efficient, cost effective way to heat and cool buildings with no climate disrupting carbon emissions. Read more here.

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.