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?

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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.,

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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?

[Medisafe in PR Newswire] Medisafe Adds Pharmacy Integration to Its Platform, Now Delivers Medications to Patients


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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[The Bouqs in Business Insider] The 9 best ‘Shark Tank’ products that didn’t land deals but are still doing incredibly well


Online flower delivery service The Bouqs Co.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

[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.


[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.


[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.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

[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.


Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

[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.