Mon.Jan 13, 2020

Are You a Leader or a Laggard?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Angela Fernandez, vice president of community engagement, GS1 US. Today, maintaining steady revenue growth can be difficult without the right help and mindset.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I used this title for possibly the most regrettable blog post I have written on AVC back in 2011. My friend Alex’s post on the topic this weekend has made me revisit my thoughts on the subject of marketing. Alex starts off his post with this assertion: 2019 was the year when VCs and startup founders soured on paid acquisition. I am not sure if that is true, but if it is, it suggests a dramatic change in the startup playbook.

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ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dan Smith

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Q: What is something that’s happening in KC right now that you are excited about?

PSA: Time is running out


The US Government is going in BIG on Coworking. Will you answer the call? Just so you can grasp the size of the government… The federal government owns about 270,000 buildings and 2.8B In the U.S.,

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.

In the News: Your weekly roundup from the desk of Jon Medved


Are you with us this week at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco?

Introducing CO.STARTERS in New Kensington, PA

Forward Cities

Editor’s note: This article is part of a larger series called Solution Stories, which illuminates how Forward Cities is helping to guide in cities across the country.

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Quickly Unpacking Visa’s $5.3B Acquisition Of Plaid


Earlier today, the news leaked that Visa was to acquire fintech startup Plaid for $5.3B. Plaid is known within the startup and VC community as a strong company, but it is also a relatively quiet company in terms of its own PR and social media chatter. Startup exits are rare, and as the number of startups increase, large exits will become even more rare percentage-wise.

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[yulife in TechWorld] Can yulife breathe new life into life insurance?


Yulife wants to directly incentivise life insurance through a reward scheme – with customers able to earn ‘yucoins’ by walking, or completing mindfulness challenges with partner apps like Calm. These can be exchanged for airline miles or discounts with major retailers like Amazon.


The Redpoint 2020 Go To Market Survey

Tomasz Tunguz

Go to market questions are some of the most common questions startups discuss in board meetings. This is especially true around the end of year because many companies develop their financial plans. To help startups understand how their go to market teams compare to peers, Redpoint has constructed a survey. You can find the survey here. The survey will answer questions like: How does the sales team structure differ by stage? by target buyer? by price point?

[Neverware in ZDNet] How to switch from Windows 7 to Chrome OS CloudReady


For an ordinary Joe or Jane, Google’s Chrome OS is usually all the operating system you need and it’s easy to use. If you can use a web browser, you can use a Chromebook. But Google doesn’t offer a ready-to-run version for ordinary PCs. Enter Neverware. Read more here.


The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

[Zebra in Business Wire] Zebra Medical Vision Expands Its Footprint in North America and Appoints a New CEO


Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, announces today that Ohad Arazi has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Co-Founder Eyal Gura, who will continue as Chairman of the board. Read more here.

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[Kenna Security in The Enterprisers Project] Security 2020: 4 trends to watch


“2020 is shaping up to be a year of testing the new cybersecurity defenses and strategies that enterprises have deployed over the last five years,” says Jerry Gamblin, principal security engineer at Kenna Security. Read more here.

[Intuition Robotics in Forbes] At CES, A CASE For The Future of Mobility


I especially like Toyota’s AI-driven in-car agent, which is being developed in partnership with Israeli startup Intuition Robotics), or even for game-changing power tech like supplemental solar roof charging for electric vehicles. Read more here.

[CropX in CTech] Smart Farming Startup CropX Acquires CropMetrics


Agtech startup CropX Inc. has acquired Nebraska-based precision irrigation startup CropMetrics LLC, the former announced Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more here. The post [CropX in CTech] Smart Farming Startup CropX Acquires CropMetrics appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Rewire in CTech] Migrant Workers Are a Growth Engine for Developing Countries, Says Rewire CEO


Immigrants are a growth engine for developing countries, according to Guy Kashtan, founder and CEO of mobile banking startup Rewire Ltd. Kashtan spoke Monday at Calcalist’s The Future of Money conference in Tel Aviv. Read more here.

[CB4 in PR Newswire] CB4 is Honored in Built In NYC’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020


CB4 today announced it was included on Built In NYC’s list of Best Places to Work in 2020. Companies are selected based on data submitted by companies and their employees. Read more here.


[Alpha Tau in Proactive] Alpha Tau Medical launches first US cancer trial


Alpha Tau Medical CFO Raphi Levy spoke with Proactive at the Biotech Showcase 2020 in San Francisco. The Israel-based company is looking to treat solid tumor cancer with its interstitial radioactive seed technology that continually releases short-lived alpha-emitting atoms into the tumor.

[CropX in PR Newswire] CropX Acquires CropMetrics to Expand U.S. Market Presence


CropX, a leading global soil sensing and agricultural analytics company, today announced the acquisition of Nebraska-based CropMetrics, a prominent provider of cloud-based, precision-irrigation tools. Current CropMetrics and CropX partners and customers will now have access to an unmatched combination of in-soil data, advanced farm management analytics and decision-support tools. Read more here. The post [CropX in PR Newswire] CropX Acquires CropMetrics to Expand U.S.