Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Why Startups are Like rocket Fuel for an Economy

UBI Global

3 reasons why startups fuel any innovation ecosystem A guest post by Tala Al Ansari, Director of District 2020’s Innovation Ecosystem and supporting partner to the Triumph of Innovation impact study and report.

6 Strategies for Local Startups to Scale Up Nationally

StartupNation

If you’re thinking about launching a business or have started one recently, there’s no need to restrict your goals to the local area. Here are six ways to compete on a national level. Create products that address common pain points.

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Three reasons startups fuel any innovation ecosystem

UBI Global

A guest post by Tala Al Ansari, Director of District 2020‘s Innovation Ecosystem and supporting partner to the Triumph of Innovation impact study and report.

The 20 Top-Rated Business Books of 2021

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A reading list for all entrepreneurs Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money business startup books entrepreneurship

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.

EU retail giant Schwarz Group snags security startup XM Cyber for $700 million

TechCrunch

Schwarz Group , an EU-based retail company, announced today that it has acquired Israeli security startup XM Cyber for $700 million.

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FSD Africa expands insurtech accelerator program to Ghana and Nigeria

TechCrunch

Most people in Africa wish to utilize various insurance products but are often deterred by the associated high premiums.

Why a Company That Exited for $400M in 18 Months Had Trouble Raising Its First Round of Funding

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Sometimes, investors just can’t appreciate a great startup idea even when they’re staring right at it. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup entrepreneurship business inspiration venture-capital

Sustainability catches the eye of Kompas’ shiny new, green-tinted glasses fund

TechCrunch

The dollar is mostly green, but in the hands of Kompas , so are kroner, euros and shekels.

7-Figure Marketing in 7 Simple Steps

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Simple is your superpower Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship marketing community startup small-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.

New Culture lands $25 million in seed funding to commercialize its cheesy vegan mozzarella

TechCrunch

Led by sales of cheddar and mozzarella, the U.S. cheese market alone was valued at $34.3 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $45.5 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.25%, according to Allied Market Research.

Tammira Lucas- Co-Founder The Cube Cowork

GCUC

It is no secret that women are capable of doing it all, and for this GCUC episode, we have the leader in the industry. The post Tammira Lucas- Co-Founder The Cube Cowork appeared first on GCUC Community. GCUC Podcast

San Diego-based startup LifeVoxel raises $5 million seed funding for its AI diagnostic visualization platform

TechCrunch

San Diego-based startup LifeVoxel has raised $5 million in a seed round to bolster data intelligence of its AI diagnostic visualization platform for faster and precise prognosis.

Swapping NFTs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We own a fair number of NFTs that I have collected since 2017 when I was buying Rare Pepes and CryptoKitties. We have accumulated a nice collection of Top Shots and a bunch of other NFTs as well. But I don’t want to sell our NFTs. We also don’t like to sell the art we have collected over the years. We also don’t like to sell the crypto assets we hold. But I am very interested in swapping NFTs for other ones. Here’s how I would imagine an NFT swapping service would work.

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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.

Slope takes in first capital with visions of being ‘Stripe for global B2B payments’

TechCrunch

Alice Deng and Lawrence Murata were working at artificial intelligence companies when they found inspiration from their respective family’s businesses to create Slope , which enables businesses an easy way to offer buy now, pay later services.

One Chain to Rule them All?

Continuations

There are dozens of credible active layer 1 chains, with more being developed. So declaring victory for any one of them seems wildly premature. But there is another question that one can discuss more readily. When the protocol innovation sprint is over and the dust starts to settle, how many L1s will remain? Will there be one chain to rule them all? I highly doubt that outcome because there are now – and for reasons of mathematics (i.e.

Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital infusion

TechCrunch

Pets are big business. Sales in this area topped $100 billion in 2020 , driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years.

[Flytrex in Forbes] Flytrex receives $40 million in funding to help make drone delivery ‘the rule rather than the exception’

OurCrowd

Flytrex, a drone delivery startup from Tel Aviv, just secured a $40 million investment to ramp up its operations across the U.S. This series C funding round brings the company’s total funding to date to $60 million. Read more here.

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.

Fractional lands $5.5 million to let friends (and strangers) invest in real estate together

TechCrunch

As teammates at buy now, pay later fintech Affirm, Stella Han and Carlos Treviño bonded over their shared background of growing up in real estate families.

[OurCrowd in Calcalist] OurCrowd becomes first Israeli VC to receive official UAE license

OurCrowd

“The welcome recognition by the Abu Dhabi regulatory authorities will enable us to create venture funds based at ADGM to invest in technology startups and projects in the UAE and across the region,” said Dr. Sabah al-Binali, OurCrowd’s UAE-based venture partner. Read more here.

Deliverr bags another giant round as it works to move inventory closer to customers

TechCrunch

Though reports of global supply chain bottlenecks show some easing , they likely still won’t be back to normal until some time next year. Deliverr ’s technology was developed to enable next-day, affordable e-commerce fulfillment for its merchants despite these disruptions.

[OurCrowd in CNBC] Israeli venture capital firm has high hopes for innovation in the Middle East

OurCrowd

Jonathan Medved of OurCrowd says innovation is no longer confined to places like Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv and expects that the Middle East, with its strong entrepreneurial drive, will see the “next big things.”. Read more here.

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!

Berlin’s Yababa snags $15.5M to scale a multicultural grocery delivery biz across Europe

TechCrunch

Berlin-based Yababa only started its same-day grocery delivery business this summer, selling products geared towards the tastes of the capital’s sizeable Turkish and Arabic communities shortly afterwards, but in a few short months it’s closed a $15.5

The 10 Biggest Netflix Competitors

Feedough

The world’s major internet television network makes a whopping annual. Read more. Featured

AutoCloud raises $4M to commercialize its OSS cloud visualization service

TechCrunch

AutoCloud announced a $4 million seed round this morning. The cloud-focused startup’s investment was led by Animo Ventures , with participating checks from Uncorrelated Ventures , B Capital Group and Moxxie Ventures. AutoCloud is the commercial side of the CloudGraph open source project.

How Narratives Power Ecosystems

Forward Cities

Join us for our final installment of the E3 Scorecard webinar series as we explore the role of narratives in supporting equity in entrepreneurial ecosystems. We’ll be joined by Anika Horn and Charles Ross to discuss unique storytelling approaches and how to effectively use metrics when doing the work of advancing ecosystem practice. Home Slider webinar

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.