Wed.Apr 07, 2021

4 Entrepreneur Pitch Lessons They Won’t Teach You at Business School

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t use the word ethical Created by the author I meet a lot of people. It’s one of the coolest and most fulfilling aspects of doing what I do. Namely, guest lecturing at schools, giving lectures and speeches, and consulting for institutes and companies to help solve their most intractable problems.

From ideation to accolades in 10 months: An EO Accelerator’s successful pivot

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Annie Cheng is active in the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ‘s Accelerator programme, which empowers entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to aggressively grow their businesses.

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Three Fintech Founders Share How They Are Closing the Racial and Gender Wealth Gaps

StartupNation

The racial and gender wealth gaps remain a major source of inequity in the United States. Three entrepreneurs in the finance technology space are choosing different paths to solve these issues by using digital tools and data to improve financial inclusivity.

Black Innovation Alliance, Village Capital team up to support founders of color

TechCrunch

Black Innovation Alliance and Village Capital today announced Resource, a national initiative aimed at boosting the efforts of entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) led by, and focused on, founders of color. The motivation behind the project is straightforward.

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!

Impostor Syndrome: How to Recognize the Voice of the Impostor (and What to Do About It)

StartupNation

Have you ever felt like you didn’t really measure up to the assumptions that others have made about you? Do you wonder if your success may be the result of luck and timing, rather than your intelligence or hard work?

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Fast Co. Top 10 Most Innovative Person in the World Shares What’s Next as Startup Summit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

When it comes to spotting future trends and sparking ideas, few do it better than Fred Dust ?—?founder founder of Making Conversation, senior design advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation, and former global managing director of design giant IDEO.

Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

TechCrunch

As a company founded by data scientists, Streamlit may be in a unique position to develop tooling to help companies build machine learning applications.

Best Bank for Small Business

Wesley Cherisien

Are you looking for some of the best banks for small business owners? We have thoroughly researched and found a few of the best banks for small business needs. Wells Fargo. Best bank for small business that needs branch accessibility. Wells Fargo offers four types of business checking accounts; Simple Business Checking Account, Business Choice Checking Account, Platinum Business Checking Account, and. Analyzed Business Checking.

Acorns’ new fintech target is debt management with acquisition of Pillar

TechCrunch

Popular saving and investing app Acorns has acquired Pillar, an AI-powered startup built to help manage student loan debt, in its second acquisition of 2021. New York-based Pillar helps consumers optimize their debt payments by focusing first on student loans. It launched in May 2019 with $5.5

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.

Best Bank for Small Business

Wesley Cherisien

Are you looking for some of the best banks for small business owners? We have thoroughly researched and found a few of the best banks for small business needs. Wells Fargo. Best bank for small business that needs branch accessibility. Wells Fargo offers four types of business checking accounts; Simple Business Checking Account, Business Choice Checking Account, Platinum Business Checking Account, and. Analyzed Business Checking.

ShareChat valued at $2.1 billion in $502 million fundraise

TechCrunch

ShareChat said on Thursday it has raised a new financing round that values it at over $2 billion, joining four other local startups in attaining the unicorn status this week.

Tech:NYC’s Mayoral Forum

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Tech:NYC is the industry association for NYC’s tech sector. I am the Chair of the organization. I am excited about Tech:NYC’s work to bring the ongoing NYC Mayoral race to the tech sector. On Thursday, April 8th (tomorrow) at 4pmET, Tech:NYC will host a webinar with the top mayoral candidates that is open to all NYC tech employees. The candidates participating are Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, and Andrew Yang.

Indian edtech giant Byju’s to expand to international markets

TechCrunch

Byju’s plans to expand to international markets in the second half of next month as the Indian edtech giant, valued at more than $13 billion, looks to accelerate its growth, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed. The Bangalore-based startup, which acquired 33-year-old tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion earlier this week, plans to launch in the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico next month and explore other geographies later this year, it told employees in an email.

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.

[PRESS RELEASE] OURCROWD 50 INDEX FUND IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE BNY MELLON PERSHING ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT NETWORK

OurCrowd

New York/Jerusalem – April 7, 2021 – OurCrowd, Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today that its flagship portfolio index fund OurCrowd 50 (“OC50”) has been added to BNY Mellon Pershing’s (“Pershing”) Alternative Investment Network.

Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal

TechCrunch

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around $4 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. TechCrunch has also confirmed the discussions took place from a source familiar with the conversations.

[Edgybees in PR Newswire] Aerial Video Takes a Big Leap Towards Real-Time Situation Awareness, Powered by Edgybees’ Geo-Registration Software and HoodTech’s Sensors

OurCrowd

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India’s Spinny raises $65 million to expand its online platform for selling used cars

TechCrunch

Hundreds of thousands of used cars are sold in India each month. But buying one through the offline and traditional channel could prove to be a painstakingly long and high-risk process.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

[OurCrowd in Venture Beat] OurCrowd 50 Index Fund is Now Available on the BNY Mellon Pershing Alternative Investment Network

OurCrowd

NEW YORK & JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OurCrowd, Israel’s most active venture investor, announced today that its flagship portfolio index fund OurCrowd 50 (“OC50”) has been added to BNY Mellon Pershing’s (“Pershing”) Alternative Investment Network.

CaptivateIQ raises $46M for its no-code sales commissions platform

TechCrunch

CaptivateIQ , which has developed a no-code platform to help companies design customized sales commission plans, has raised $46 million in a Series B round led by Accel.

Covid's Impact on Software Sales Efficiency

Tomasz Tunguz

More than a year after Covid washed over the software ecosystem and the tide ebbs, it’s revealing the impacts on fundamental metrics of public software companies. Sales efficiency is one of those key metrics. Covid altered the way salespeople and marketers engaged their target markets.

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Plaid raises $425M Series D from Altimeter as it charts a post-Visa future

TechCrunch

Plaid , a unicorn that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $425 million Series D, it announced this morning. TechCrunch understands that the new capital infusion, led by Altimeter Capital , values the company at around $13.4 billion.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

How to Approach Your Business Finances For the Rest 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Insights from Paul Reed who runs Reed & CO an accountancy firm in Bristol, UK. The year 2020 was incredibly tumultuous for business owners. Now, 2021 is well under-way, and we still don’t know what kind of market we will be facing.

Hiro Capital puts $2.3M into team sports tracking platform PlayerData — as does Sir Terry Leahy

TechCrunch

Hiro Capital has gradually been making a name for itself as an investor in the area know as “Digital Sports” or DSports for short. It’s now led a $2.3 million funding round in PlayerData. While the round might sound small, the area it’s going into is large and growing.

Try These 3 Quick and Easy Ways to Uncover What Your Audience Wants to Read

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Write content that helps them feel you’re reading their mind. Great for SEO too. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». copywriting startup content-marketing business marketing

Avant doubles down on digital banking with Zero Financial acquisition

TechCrunch

Avant , an online lender that has raised over $600 million in equity, announced today that it has acquired Zero Financial and its neobank brand, Level, to further its mission of becoming a digital bank for the masses.

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.