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how can we make innovation more inclusive?

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Underrepresented innovators share their insights and experiences on how to make innovation more inclusive, ensuring underrepresented students consider entrepreneurship as a career path. The post how can we make innovation more inclusive? appeared first on VentureWell.

Why DevRev Will Become a Super Unicorn

Entrepreneur's Handbook

DevRev launched with a $50 million seed round and 75 employees from stealth Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». software-development technology business startup entrepreneurship

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To Succeed in Doing Business Online, You Must Master These 3 Areas

StartupNation

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.”

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5 Ways to Build Your Business Around Your Life

Smart Hustle Magazine

Having been an entrepreneur for 25+ years and running three businesses, I am often asked, “How do you have time for anything but work?” In those 25 years, my answer has not changed. I always respond with the idea that my business does not run my life, I run my business around my life.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

RxAll grabs $3.15M to scale its drug checking and counterfeiting tech across Africa

TechCrunch

Research says that counterfeit medication is the cause of 1 million deaths per year. One-tenth of this number comes from Africa. Counterfeiting is hard to detect, investigate, quantify or stop. It is a global problem, with annual earnings from substandard drugs standing at over $100 billion.

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Marketing Cube founder Maya Moufarek’s lessons for customer-focused startups

TechCrunch

Maya Moufarek, founder of Marketing Cube , spent more than 15 years working for companies like Google and American Express before launching her own growth consultancy.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding What Type of Business to Start

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you don’t like dealing with people, selling digital products may not be for you. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneur marketing entrepreneurship startup business

Mural raises $50M Series C after tripling its ARR in the last year

TechCrunch

This morning Mural , a startup that builds digital collaboration software with a focus on visual presentation, announced that it has closed a $50 million Series C. The new capital, co-led by prior investors Insight Partners and Tiger Global, values the startup at more than $2 billion.

Come Work at YC – July 2021

Y Combinator

YC’s Admissions, Continuity and Software teams are hiring. Find out more about the open roles here. ADMISSIONS. Admissions Associate : Twice a year, Y Combinator receives tens of thousands of applications from promising startups all around the world.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How we built an AI unicorn in 6 years

TechCrunch

Alex Dalyac. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Alex Dalyac is the CEO and co-founder of Tractable , which develops artificial intelligence for accident and disaster recovery. Today, Tractable is worth $1 billion.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This morning I was sitting outside of my coffee shop, sipping on a cortado and reading the news on my phone while the NY Times, which I buy for The Gotham Gal every morning, sat folded up next to me. I gave up on mainstream news media two decades ago and have been relying on the Internet for news for a long time now. By “Internet”, I mean blogs, Twitter, and increasingly, email newsletters.

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NewCampus wants to train the first-time managers within Southeast Asia’s tech giants

TechCrunch

The tech boom in Southeast Asia isn’t just seeding a wave of new entrepreneurs building the next generation of unicorns, it’s also ushering young talent into the roles of first-time managers.

Don't Look for Funding -- Look for Ways to Create Valuable Products, Says This Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Ryan Urban, CEO and founder of Wunderkind, discusses running and growing a business. Real Entrepreneurs

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Biosafety startup R-Zero acquires CoWorkr to create an ‘OS for the workplace’

TechCrunch

On Tuesday, R-Zero, a pandemic-era biosafety company, announced the acquisition of CoWorkr — a company that develops room occupancy sensors.

Business Owner’s Policy: Why Your Startup Needs This Type of Insurance Now

StartupNation

Like many industries, the insurance world has its own language, with a glossary full of acronyms that routinely spill out of an agent’s mouth: GL (general liability), E&O (errors and omissions), EPL (employment practices liability), BPP (building personal property), WC ( workers’ compensation ) and on and on.

Brokrete wants to be the ‘Shopify of construction’, raises $3M seed led by Xploration Capital

TechCrunch

With the pandemic affecting every aspect of life and industry, it’s no surprise that digitization is coming to construction fast. Construction suppliers are increasingly under the same pressure as other sectors to perform at a higher level.

Licensing vs Direct Sales: Which is Right for Your Business?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hard-tech startups need to choose a business model early Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». patents startup business-strategy licensing venture-capital

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.

Numerade lands $100M valuation for short-form STEM videos

TechCrunch

Edtech entrepreneurs are using their moment in the sun to rethink the structures and impact of nearly every aspect of modern-day learning, from the art of testing to the reality of information retention.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: In Post-Pandemic Era, Consumer Trust Drives Sales (Episode 260)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses a new study from Avionos , which finds that consumer trust is more important in the post-pandemic era than ever in connecting them with brands and earning their spend. In fact, 80% of respondents said consumer trust is the key.

Employment Hero gets $140M AUD Series E led by Insight Partners, grows valuation to $800M AUD

TechCrunch

Employment Hero co-founders Ben Thompson and Dave Tong. Four months after announcing its last round, Employment Hero has closed another $140 million AUD (about $103 million USD) in funding.

How To Make Money On Twitter: A Guide

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

3 critical lessons I learned while scaling RingCentral’s customer support team

TechCrunch

Shaun Spivak. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Shaun Spivak is the senior director of Global Customer Support at RingCentral, a global leader in communication and call center software provider.

Why You Need Experts and Generalists In Your Startup Team

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Balance is crucial for success Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». team vision founders startup hiring

Zenput raises $27M Series C to keep multiunit operations flowing no matter the location

TechCrunch

Ensuring food safety compliance can be challenging at one restaurant, let alone across thousands of restaurants. Zenput has developed technology aimed at making sure operating procedures are quickly adapted so that businesses maintain quality.

[Superpedestrian in Patch] E-Scooter Workshops To Be Held At Springwood Park

OurCrowd

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Superpedestrian, which launched its LINK e-scooter service in Asbury Park back in April, will host two safety workshops at Springwood Park on Wednesday, July 21 at 12 and 1:45 p.m. Read more here.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.