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Challenging Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship: A YLAI Alumni Advisory Board Virtual Event

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Alumni Advisory Board is excited to invite you to an upcoming virtual event entitled “ Challenging Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship “, presented in honor of YLAI4All and International Women’s Day.

These undergraduates left university to build Flux, a payments startup now in YC


In the 170 years since Western Union was founded, no company has managed to solve two basic problems that continue to bedevil the remittance business — exorbitant fees and slow deposit times. For instance, it takes days or weeks for money sent from an immigrant in the U.S.


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6 Step Checklist to Structure Your Business


You’ve decided to take the plunge and start your dream business. You’ve decided what your new company is going to do and have formulated your overall strategy. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here.

Pre-Seed Funding Explained: What It Is & How It Works


An disruptive idea marks the start of a startup. But not all ideas convert into real businesses. Some are discarded during the course and some fail. But to make sure that the startup idea can result in a profitable business, an entrepreneur needs to validate it. This validation often requires the startup to pitch in some money. It is where pre-seed capital comes in. But what is pre-seed funding, and how to get it? Let’s find out. Advertisement What is Pre-Seed Funding?

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.

H3X rethinks the electric motor to power the next phase of mobility


It’s plain to see that electric vehicles are the future, but there’s more to making that change happen than swapping out a gas motor for a battery-powered one — especially in aircraft.

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Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa


Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. DeFi aims to bridge the gap between decentralized blockchains and financial services.

How to Expand Your Business and Go Global with the Largest Cross Border Ecommerce Platform

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If you run a profitable business and you’re looking to expand, how about going global? T he thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to plan? These are common concerns, however, it might be easier than you think.

NFTs could bridge video games and the fashion industry


Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer new ways for consumers to collect, wear and trade fashion online, and now that most fashion shows have scaled back or gone virtual , they may become an important tool for the industry.

How to Choose the Right Business Name for Your Startup


Starting a new business is exciting. For many entrepreneurs, nothing is more thrilling than building a business that solves a big problem in a unique way. Startup founders have to make many decisions in the days, weeks and months after starting a business.

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.

The Entrepreneur in the Bunker

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Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs and merchants to connect more directly with their consumers.

Who is a Solopreneur? – Characteristics & Types


When starting a business, an individual has to make many key decisions. A business owner might choose to branch out, establish different departments and ultimately hire employees. Or they might go solo. Solopreneurship at its core work on a very simple principle – grind and hustle alone. But what makes it different from entrepreneurship ? What dimensions an individual must be aware of before venturing into this field? . Let’s find out. Advertisement Who Is A Solopreneur?

Afriex raises $1.2M seed to scale its payments and remittances platform across Africa


Sending money from the U.S. to Nigeria can be a painstaking process. For remittance platforms like Western Union, it will cost a transfer fee and take between one to five business days for money sent from a U.S. debit card to enter a Nigerian bank account. .

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.

Stack Overflow For Teams Goes Freemium

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I could not help but use the word Freemium in the headline to this post. For those that don’t know, the word Freemium was invented here at AVC, back in 2006. I am quite proud of that fact, even though I did not come up with the word myself. With that business taken care of, let’s move on to the topic of the day.


Swedish fintech Zaver raises $5M to bring cardless payments and BNPL to ‘durables’ sector


Zaver , a Swedish fintech that enable merchants to accept cardless payments and offer buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) as an option, has raised $5 million in new funding.

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What Is Consumer Awareness? – Consumer Rights & Responsibilities Explained


There are times when the competitive market scenario leads to companies engaging in what we call “malpractices”, or practices that benefit the business at the consumer’s cost.

TryNow raises $12M to bring try-before-you-buy, Prime Wardrobe as a service to online retailers


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.



Jerusalem / New York, March 22, 2021 – OurCrowd and Waterfund announced today that they will build a dedicated investment portfolio of 15 leading water and agricultural technology companies.

Coursera set to roughly double its private valuation in impending IPO


In a new S-1/A filing , Coursera set an initial IPO price range between $30 and $33 a share, signaling the market views its edtech business warmly ahead of its impending public offering.

Preparing Communities for the Climate Crisis


The more you know about the climate crisis, the harder it is to not be depressed at least some of the time. The challenges ahead are vast and the will to action still small by comparison. So we already know things will get a lot worse because the physics of the climate crisis are cumulative until we manage to reverse the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In addition to working hard on this reversal, what else can one do to feel better?

Techstars NYC is more global than ever with its latest class of startups


Techstars NYC just announced the 10 startups participating in this year’s program, making up what Managing Director Jenny Fielding described as the accelerator’s most global class yet.

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.

Dismantling Hate

This is going to be BIG.

Last week’s killing spree that included six Asian victims has sparked a conversation about racially motivated crimes and what to do about them. It’s a complicated question—one that attempts to untangle all of the various threads that blend together to form hateful actions.

The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage


The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.

[OurCrowd in Tech Crunch] Waterfund commits $50M to OurCrowd’s water and agtech portfolio


Waterfund, an investment and trading firm that specializes in acquiring and managing water-related infrastructure assets, today announced a deal with Israel-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd that will see the Waterfund team commit $50 million to build a water- and agtech-focused portfolio of 15 companies. Read more here.

Side raises $150M at $1B valuation to help real estate agents go it alone


Side , a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, announced Monday that it has raised $150 million in Series D funding.

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.