Tue.Jan 21, 2020

B2B Game Changers: How to Discover a Distinct Advantage and Become a Market Leader

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Tim Hamilton, an EO member in Austin, is founder and CEO of Praxent , a custom software and web app development firm that has been named for three consecutive years to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US, most recently as #2,118 on the 2019 list.

The Management Rights Letter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A friend asked me over the weekend “why do VCs ask for a management rights letter when they make an investment?” ” A management rights letter is a short agreement between a company and an investor to allow them certain “management rights.” ” These are typically the ability to attend board meetings, the ability to have access to financial reports on a regular basis, and the ability to advise and consult with the management of the company.

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Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

GAN

When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO… How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team? Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture.”

7 points to help startups write a winning grant application

Venture Well

If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition—and receives funding. The post 7 points to help startups write a winning grant application appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators E-Team

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Edgar is one of the founding members of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City.

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David Cohen & Brad Feld on what they’ve learned from 20 episodes of the Give First podcast

TechStars

David Cohen and Brad Feld muse on the terrific guests they’ve talked to so far and tease some new guests, announcements, and books coming soon.

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[OurCrowd in Business Wire] OurCrowd Global Investor Summit Previews Israel’s Next Potential Tech Exits

OurCrowd

OurCrowd, the global crowdfunding venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, will offer investors a sneak peek at the promising future stars of Israeli and Global tech at the sixth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 13, 2020, in Jerusalem, Israel.

5 Things I'm Doing For My Business in 2020

Smart Hustle Magazine

It's a new decade and people are filled with resolutions and BIG plans. And I am no exception.

[NanoLock in Yahoo Finance] BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to Invest $8 million in 9 New Projects

OurCrowd

Nanolock Security (Nitzanei-Oz, Israel) and Micron Technology (Boise, ID) to develop a cyber security solution to prevent and monitor persistent attacks on connected media devices. Read more here. The post [NanoLock in Yahoo Finance] BIRD – Israel-U.S.

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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.

[Neverware in Yahoo Finance] Neverware Announces New Enterprise Customers, 2019 Growth Results

OurCrowd

Neverware, the New York -based developer of the CloudReady operating system, announced today that enterprise revenues from sales of its CloudReady Enterprise operating system had increased by 350% in 2019, with the company adding 80 new enterprise customers globally while expanding its deployments in an additional 50 existing customers. Read more here. The post [Neverware in Yahoo Finance] Neverware Announces New Enterprise Customers, 2019 Growth Results appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center enterprise software enterprise sw Neverware portfolio news

[data.world in Silicon Hills Journal] Austin’s data.world Finds Success as a B Corp Bringing Together Data Users on its Global Platform

OurCrowd

“2019 will go down in history as the year data.world found enterprise product-market fit and revenue has taken off in a big way,” Hurt said. Read more here.

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[Morphisec in Security Boulevard] Morphisec Protects Customers Against Internet Explorer Scripting Zero Day

OurCrowd

Morphisec customers don’t need to worry about this unpatched vulnerability. The Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform is purpose-built to halt in-memory attacks regardless of which application they affect. Read more here.

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[Neverware in Brian Madden] You should know about Neverware CloudReady when planning Chromebook and thin client projects

OurCrowd

Last year, Neverware exhibited at Citrix Synergy (in Google’s booth), and they became a part of the Citrix Ready partner program. Read more here.

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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?

[Appdome in Gizmo Posts 24] Appdome announces new service SecurePWA.

OurCrowd

Appdome, a no-code security provider for mobile integration, has announced a new service called SecurePWA. SecurePWA is no code mobile development service that generates progressive web apps( PWAs) from any cloud or web app in minutes. Read more here.