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Dispatches from the Road: Q2 2022

Revolution

Revolution’s team put rubber to the road this spring, traveling more than a collective 12.5K miles to visit founders, college campuses, co-investors, ecosystem builders, and communities in rising cities. While we may not show up on a big red bus every time, showing up?—?figuratively

500 Founders: Janelle Fenwick, Jack Coleman, Lane Litz & Frayne Cooke

NZ Entrepreneur

Want to tap in to the best startup advice from entrepreneurs who are out there doing it? Welcome to ‘500 Founders’ where we ask innovators from around New Zealand for their top insights for first time startup founders. Janelle Fenwick – Founder. Teulo.

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MarqVision grabs $20M to nab counterfeiters with an AI-powered IP protection platform

TechCrunch

As of 2020, the clothing sector lost about $27 billion in annual sales due to counterfeits, an illicit trade that results in huge losses to both brands and buyers.

FundersClub Portfolio Follow-On Rounds Update - Q2 2022

FundersClub

We'd like to congratulate FundersClub portfolio companies on their ongoing progress, as well as to welcome aboard their new VC investor partners. Selected recent FundersClub portfolio company follow-on rounds and events: Rippling , the HR & IT software company, announced its $250M Series D led by Kleiner Perkins and Bedrock Capital. We invested at Seed and Series A.

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.

Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business

TechCrunch

Yair Snir. Contributor. Yair Snir is vice president and managing director of Dell Technologies Capital, leading venture investment activity in Europe and Israel. Good companies get bought not sold.

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Daily Crunch: Sheryl Sandberg is out at Meta, and Zuckerberg’s not looking for a new COO

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. The SEC leapt in this week, charging 11 people associated with Forsage, which the government watchdog says was running a pyramid scheme.

Founders Are Raising Too Much Money, Here’s What They Should Do Instead

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Founders Are Raising Too Much Money?—?Here’s Here’s What They Should Do Instead How to calculate if, and what, you actually need to raise Photo: Unsplash The road to closing a fundraising round is dark and full of secrets. Or at least, it can feel that way.

Y Combinator narrows current cohort size by 40%, citing downturn and funding environment

TechCrunch

Y Combinator says it has intentionally shrunk the number of startups within its accelerator for the Summer 2022 batch.

5 Acquisitions That Were Disasters (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Including "one of the biggest disasters that have occurred to our country." " Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business corporate-culture entrepreneurship finance history

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.

Google backs Indian rewards payments startup Twid

TechCrunch

Twid , an Indian startup operating a rewards based payment platform, has raised $12 million to scale its network of merchants and issuers and expand its solution in the South Asian market.

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4 ‘Boring’ Business Pillars Successful Entrepreneurs Can’t Overlook

StartupNation

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a long list of entrepreneurs and the startups… The post 4 ‘Boring’ Business Pillars Successful Entrepreneurs Can’t Overlook appeared first on StartupNation.

Vetted lands $15M for AI that helps shoppers find top products and deals

TechCrunch

Vetted , the startup formerly known as Lustre, today announced that it secured $15 million to fund development of its AI-powered platform for product reviews.

How To Support And Engage Introverted People In Remote Teams

StartupNation

The combination of introversion and remote teams can be daunting for both the employees and their team leaders.… … The post How To Support And Engage Introverted People In Remote Teams appeared first on StartupNation.

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.

Shopify makes $100M strategic investment in marketing automation startup Klaviyo

TechCrunch

E-commerce marketing automation platform Klaviyo has received a $100 million strategic investment from Shopify, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Want the Best Exit Strategy Outcome? Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

StartupNation

The following is an excerpt from “Exit Path: How to Win the Startup End Game” by Touraj Parang.… … The post Want the Best Exit Strategy Outcome? Prepare, Prepare, Prepare appeared first on StartupNation. Books Succession & Exit Strategies Book Excerpt exit strategy

Savana raises a fresh round of capital to digitize banks’ services

TechCrunch

Malvern, Pennsylvania–based Savana, a company building financial software products for legacy banks, today announced that it raised $45 million. A portion of the capital — $10 million — was debt, while the rest was a Series A equity tranche led by Georgian Capital Partners.

WJR Business Beat: Consumer Confidence in U.S. Institutions Drops (Episode 449)

StartupNation

On this episode of the Business Beat, Jeffrey Jones discusses worrisome results from a recent Gallup poll showing… The post WJR Business Beat: Consumer Confidence in U.S. Institutions Drops (Episode 449) appeared first on StartupNation.

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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.

Hear how to accelerate slow-moving industries on TechCrunch Live

TechCrunch

Dan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 into an established industry dominated by several legacy businesses. Now worth $3.8 billion, the company is a leader in bringing digital services to trucking and freight.

How to run growth marketing during a recession

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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. What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency.

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Kenyan insurtech Lami raises $3.7M seed extension led by Harlem Capital

TechCrunch

Right from the launch of its first product in 2020, Kenyan insurtech Lami Technologies set out to increase insurance penetration in Kenya and the rest of Africa.

[Sayata in PR Newswire] Sayata adds CFC to its digital distribution platform

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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.

TechCrunch+ roundup: SBA startup loans, quarterly board decks, bootstrappers’ delight

TechCrunch

Happy August! Or, as many of my neighbors are fond of saying: Happy Fogust. San Francisco sits on a peninsula surrounded by chilly water, so when warm summer air rushes in, thick fog obscures the landscape. Some days, the blanket is so thick, visibility is just a few hundred feet.

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[Phantom Auto in Robotics Tomorrow] Using remote operation to help solve labor shortage issues in the supply chain

OurCrowd

Q&A with Elliot Katz, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer | Phantom Auto. Read more here. The post [Phantom Auto in Robotics Tomorrow] Using remote operation to help solve labor shortage issues in the supply chain appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Is Discord really worth 32% less today than it was last year?

TechCrunch

Perhaps the most interesting story to emerge from the venture capital slowdown and stock market correction that began in late 2021 is the rejiggering of unicorn valuations. Instacart and Stripe picked up new , lower 409a valuations.

[Innoviz in TechCrunch] Innoviz lidar will be on all VW vehicles with automated driving capabilities

OurCrowd

Israeli lidar startup Innoviz will supply its lidar sensors and perception software to all vehicles with automated driving capabilities within Volkswagen group brands, the company said Tuesday. Wathc 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.