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4 Investments That Can Potentially Pay You a Fortune Over Your Career

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In early June, I wrote this post explaining that I and we need to do more to reduce the inequality issues for Black people in tech, venture capital, and startups. I think MLK day is a good time to talk about what has happened since that post.

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Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat

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Once overlooked, agritech startups are beginning to have a moment in India.

‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 9: A Conversation with Adam Mark Smith

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Adam Mark Smith went from being a CFO to being on food stamps after protesting at a Chick-fil-A. The viral video cost him his career, reputation and sense of self.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Salesforce leads $15M investment in Asian HR tech platform Darwinbox

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Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup looks to further expand in the country and Southeast Asian markets.

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Bustle CEO Bryan Goldberg explains his plans for taking the company public

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Bustle Digital Group — owner of Bustle, Inverse, Input, Mic and other titles — could eventually join the ranks of startups going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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How Our Newsletter Earned $11k Annualized In The First Week

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Singapore-based Volopay raises $2.1 million seed round to build a “financial control center” for businesses

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Volopay , a Singapore-based startup building a “financial control center” for businesses, announced today it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding.

Building a Mobile App? Here’s Why an MVP Will Benefit Your Business in the Long Run

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If you’re an entrepreneur with a fantastic new product or service, there’s often nothing more tempting than wanting to release it into the world in its full glory. But, from a business perspective, this is rarely the right thing to do, for a number of reasons.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money

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Sindhya Valloppillil. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Number of New Businesses Created in the U.S. Rising at Historical Pace (Episode 162)

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We all know that the COVID pandemic has created a massive wave of job losses in the U.S. over the last year. So, with all of this economic hardship, one would reasonably assume that the rate of new businesses is at a standstill, right? Wrong!

[OncoHost in Venture Beat] OncoHost raises $8 million to develop AI that predicts cancer treatment responses

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OncoHost, a company developing AI technology to characterize, analyze, and predict patient response to treatment, today announced it raised $8 million. Read more here.

[Brodmann17 in The Times of Israel] Tel Aviv startup offers clear route for car computer vision

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Carmakers are racing to meet new high-tech safety standards, such as automatic emergency braking systems, that are expected to take effect across Europe and the United States next year. Read more here.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.