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Wavemaker Partners Invests $1 Million in Vietnamese Marketing Solutions Provider CNV

AsiaTechDaily

Vietnamese digital marketing solutions provider CNV has secured $1 million in seed funding from Singapore-based venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners. This investment follows CNV’s strong performance in 2022 and 2023, three years after receiving crucial pre-seed funding from NextPay, a Vietnamese SME payments and services company.

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Hard Tech Companies, Then and Now

Y Combinator

Last month, Boom became the first independent company to develop a supersonic jet.  Here’s Boom’s XB-1 jet taking its maiden flight: It was a historic moment for humanity.  It was also an emotional moment for us at YC because we’ve been hoping this day would come since Blake was in the W16 batch, walking around with a plastic model of the plane he hoped to build.

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Fight for balance on your board!

Berkonomics

Picking up where we left off… In my last insight, I described the CEO who stacked the board with two friends, making a majority for control purposes and relegating the investor representatives to insignificance. There were no outside board members with industry experience, no members the CEO trusted with governance backgrounds, no scientists to evaluate the technology that is the core asset of the corporation.

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Building AssetMule: Empowering Product Marketers and Bringing Sales Assets into the 21st Century

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Justin Dorfman, the Co-Founder and CEO of AssetMule , a SaaS product that product marketing and sales teams use to create personalized interactive sales assets. Prior to AssetMule, Justin spent 15 years building sales and product marketing practices at early stage and hypergrowth companies across the Cloud Computing, Influencer Marketing, and Crypto/Blockchain industries.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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[Arcadia in PR Newswire] Arcadia raises $50M to accelerate product innovation and fuel continued growth

OurCrowd

Arcadia, a global utility data and community solar platform, today announced the close of a growth round. This financing will support the continued growth of the company’s market-leading community solar program, alongside product innovation leveraging AI to unlock new use cases built on the company’s trove of energy data. Read more here.

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the best book ever written

Derek Sivers

I’ve asked my favorite musicians if, when they’re done writing a new song, they feel it’s the best song ever. All of them said yes. I’ve asked my favorite authors if, when they’re done writing a new book, they feel it was the best book ever. All of them said no. I don’t know why the two groups are so different. Do you? (Please post your thoughts, below, if so.

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Decentralizing the Electric Grid

Andreessen Horowitz

The electric grid, a vast and complex system of wires and power plants, is essential to our economy and underpins our industrial strength. Currently, we face a critical challenge: our electricity demands — expected to nearly double by 2040 due to factors like AI compute, reshoring , and “electrification” — are soaring, but our grid infrastructure and operations struggle to keep pace.

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[Hailo in Find Biometrics] Paravision Teams With AI Chipmaker Hailo

OurCrowd

Paravision has enjoyed a rising profile in the biometrics industry. In recent months, the company has been focused on age assurance solutions, announcing a partnership with Persona in November of 2023 and launching an age estimation tool last month. Read more here.

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[Stoke Space in Aviation Week] Stoke Space Kicks Off First-Stage Engine Tests For Nova

OurCrowd

COLORADO SPRINGS—Startup Stoke Space has begun tests of the full-flow staged combustion rocket engine that will power the first stage of its reusable Nova medium-lift launch vehicle. Read More here.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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[Scoop in PR Web] Scoop Launches Office Benchmarks, Allowing Employers To Access Hybrid Workplace Benchmark Data For The First Time

OurCrowd

The post [Scoop in PR Web] Scoop Launches Office Benchmarks, Allowing Employers To Access Hybrid Workplace Benchmark Data For The First Time appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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