Wed.Oct 20, 2021

3 Steps to determine if a pivot is right for your startup

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Learning how to adapt is the reality of any successful business, but COVID-19 was perhaps the ultimate stress test. In a matter of days, businesses in industries such as travel, entertainment and hospitality came to a grinding halt due to lockdowns.

The Fine Print - Deal Terms and Payoff

The Seraf Compass

As the diligence process proceeds towards conclusion, thoughts naturally turn to the terms of the deal. Regardless of whether there is an existing term sheet to review, or a need to negotiate and establish a set of terms for the deal, thought needs to be given to the terms of the deal.


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The Mainstreaming Of Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We started looking at crypto ten years ago, starting investing nine years ago, and have had a front-row seat to its development ever since. It has been enlightening, exciting, rewarding, but definitely not mainstream. I think that is changing quickly now and yesterday I saw this tweet: BREAKING: The @NBA and @Coinbase have announced a multiyear partnership that makes Coinbase the exclusive cryptocurrency platform partner of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and USA Basketball.

Triumph of Innovation: Meet District 2020

UBI Global

Learn more about what’s next for the Triumph of Innovation impact study and the partner already opening its doors to our community When the UBI Global team conceived the idea for a study to examine the effects of the pandemic on the global innovation ecosystem, we wanted a support partner to complement the analysis of […].

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

4 Ways Startups Can Empower Their Remote Finance Teams


Finance teams worldwide emerged as strategic leaders for startups with the onset of the pandemic by recognizing ways to efficiently manage remote teams, their finances, company operations and associated cost-cutting mechanisms.

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WJR Business Beat: To Fill Job Openings Consider a Veteran (Episode 307)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks about a win-win for businesses looking to hire: Consider veterans!

3 Ways Smart, Ambitious People Sabotage Their Online Moneymaking Dreams

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Essential Software Programs Every Small Business Needs


It’s almost impossible to run a business these days without the help of technology. Not only do various software programs make it easier for small businesses to streamline their daily operations, but they also make it easier for customers to find and interact with them.

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9 Small Things That Are Sketching Out Your Clients and Losing You $1000s

Entrepreneur's Handbook

From a CEO who’s fired and cut $60k+ worth of service providers for these small, yet fatal flaws. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». sales startup marketing entrepreneurship business

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Deci snaps up $21M for tech to build better AI models based on available data and compute power


Building usable models to run AI algorithms requires not just adequate data to train systems, but also the right hardware subsequently to run them.

FundersClub Portfolio Follow-On Rounds Update - Q3 2021


We'd like to congratulate FundersClub portfolio companies on their ongoing progress, as well as to welcome aboard their new VC investor partners.

PayPal said to be exploring potential acquisition of Pinterest


In what would be a blockbuster acquisition, PayPal is reportedly exploring the purchase of social media company Pinterest, according to Bloomberg. According to the publication, San Jose, California-based PayPal has “recently approached” Pinterest about a potential buyout.

The Rabbit Listened


Right now, my favorite kids’ book is The Rabbit Listened. Here’s how the story goes. A little girl is playing with a set of blocks when crows swoop down and destroy the beautiful tower she has made. The girl is devastated. Soon, her friends arrive on the scene one at a time.


Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Doyobi, a Singapore-based edtech startup focused on teachers, gets $2.8M seed


The edtech boom has focused primarily on students, but teachers are learners, too. Doyobi , a Singapore-based professional development platform, wants to give educators new, more engaging ways of teaching STEM subjects. The startup announced today it has raised $2.8

Newsletter: The next big tech outage + Our new unicorn


Top investment opportunities. Startup of the Week: NetOp, preventing the next big tech outage. Should we work with friends and family? Israel heads for record $20B startup funding in 2021. Hailo becomes unicorn with $136M funding round. FDA grants Alpha Tau Breakthrough Device Designation.

Element Finance raises $32 million for its DeFi fixed rate protocol


Element Finance has raised a $32 million Series A round at a $320 million valuation. The company has been building a new DeFi (decentralized finance) protocol on top of the Ethereum blockchain.

Innovation Hubs for More Diverse and Inclusive Cities

Impact Hub

More than half the world’s population currently lives in cities – a proportion that will reach 70% by 2050 – which account for approximately 80% of GDP generated worldwide.

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.

Udemy targets valuation of $4B in major edtech IPO


Online education company Udemy this morning set an initial IPO price range for its upcoming debut. The San Francisco-based edtech unicorn — backed by Learn Capital, Insight Partners and Norwest, among others — expects to price its IPO between $27 and $29 per share.

TechBytes: Work From Anywhere But Make Sure It’s Secure (Episode 2)


Staci Young explains how Dell Technologies and Verizon are responding to the work-from-anywhere logistics emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire employees have for more work/life balance. When you run a growing business, Dell Technologies is here to help with the right tech solutions.

Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe


A company from the creator of Ello and Kidrobot is announcing a new $20 million funding round to build out an imagined virtual world populated with deranged-yet-cute cartoon influencers.

TechBytes: Right Sizing Your Startup IT Platforms (Episode 3)


On this episode of TechBytes, a new podcast series by StartupNation and Dell Technologies, Dell expert Allen Clingerman explains why it’s important for businesses to move from a peer-to-peer network to a more centralized server. That’s where Dell’s Hybrid Cloud environments come in.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Corporate learning platform 360Learning raises $200 million


360Learning has raised a $200 million funding round from Sumeru, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and Silver Lake Waterman. And this time, the name of the startup describes quite well what it does.

How To Write Professional Business Emails: A Beginner’s Guide


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UpEquity, a digital mortgage startup that makes all cash offers, secures $50M in debt and equity


UpEquity , a digital mortgage company that makes cash offers on a buyer’s behalf, announced today it has raised $20 million in equity funding and secured $30 in debt financing.

[Cymptom in times of israel] Securing hospitals and other vital systems against the next ransomware attack


Israeli startup Cymptom protects businesses, organizations and lifesaving networks against cyber threats. Read more here. The post [Cymptom in times of israel] Securing hospitals and other vital systems against the next ransomware attack appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.