Thu.Oct 07, 2021

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. But it’s transforming the industry. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

A Life of Purpose: Jessica Robinson Drives Change Through Mobility Efforts

StartupNation

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and innovators possess a unique driving force that pushes them to be the best version of themselves in order to elicit change in the world.

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Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M to offer crypto and investment services in Francophone Africa

TechCrunch

The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa varies regionally. While countries with currently unstable currencies like the naira are seeing immense usage, other regions using the CFA franc have sparse adoption.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance the Employee Experience in HR

StartupNation

Artificial intelligence (AI) raises everything from fears of a takeover by machines to optimism that computers will solve some of humanity’s toughest challenges. Still, it is fast becoming an important consideration for many business processes, and human resources (HR) is no different.

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.

Tenacity Raises $3M Series Seed

Hyde Park Angels

Tenacity announced raising a $3M Series Seed Round , which was led by HPA. As a cloud infrastructure management platform, Tenacity provides asset management, budget intelligence, and compliance monitoring for public cloud environments.

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Solo.io reaches $1B valuation with $135M Series C investment

TechCrunch

When you think about service meshes, a somewhat esoteric cloud native tool designed to stitch different microservices together, you might not think it’s the most lucrative side of the Kubernetes led cloud native market, but you would be wrong.

Thank you Ally.io

Founders Coop

Only two-and-a-half years ago we welcomed Vetri and Ally.io into the Founders’ Co-op family. Today, we’re congratulating them on joining the Microsoft family , where their vision to bring purpose and alignment to the employee experience will continue towards global scale, but now on a radically accelerated timetable. While we’ll miss spending time in the trenches with Ally.io’s

Why generic marketing approaches don’t work on software developers

TechCrunch

“Most of the technical content published misses the mark with developers. I think we can all do a better job,” author and developer marketing expert Adam DuVander says.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Postman’s Data Team Works

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How Postman’s data team set up better onboarding, infrastructure, and processes while growing 4–5x in one year Part of the Postman team before POST/CON , Postman’s annual user conference. Image courtesy of Postman. Postman is no stranger to scale.

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!

Global startups raise $158B in Q3, an all-time record

TechCrunch

Following a record-breaking second quarter, venture capitalists around the world stayed busy in Q3, investing astronomical sums into global startups.

Why Listening to Your Customers Could Erase Years of Success

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Many competent, results-focused entrepreneurs will succumb to this temptation; don’t follow their lead. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup-lessons entrepreneurship business business-strategy entrepreneur

Twitter invests in avatar startup Facemoji

TechCrunch

Avatar startups have come and gone over the past few years, but the future that many of the entrepreneurs behind them originally imagined has proven more or less accurate.

How To Sell Your Amazon FBA Business For Top Dollar

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A successful FBA-powered business is the new golden ticket, but only if you know how the negotiation process goes down. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business startup ecommerce amazon-fba

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.

SoftBank-backed Korean edtech startup Riiid acquires Langoo, expands in Japan  

TechCrunch

Riiid , a South Korea-headquartered AI-powered edtech company, acquired its Japanese distribution partner Langoo to expand its Japan footprint. . The acquisition comes after the company’s latest $175 million Series D round from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 in May.

Reward success and failure. Punish only inaction.

Berkonomics

Reward failure? . That may be a difficult concept for an executive. And there are limits of course. We wouldn’t reward a failure to follow laws, or protect lives, or deliberate endangerment of the company or its people. There are “good” failures.

Pluton Biosciences looks to nature for cutting-edge biotech solutions, raising $6.6M seed

TechCrunch

Many of the problems we face today in biology and agriculture have been faced before — but not by humans.

Exclusive webinar with ex-President of one of the largest family holding companies

David Teten VC

DC Finance is one of the oldest and largest family office networks. They are hosting Greg Weyerhaeuser Piasecki , former President of one of America’s largest family systems, for a virtual interview with me. I hope you’ll join us! . RSVP (Accredited Investors only).

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.

Microsoft acquires Ally.io, OKR startup that raised $76 million

TechCrunch

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Ally.io , a software service that helps companies measure their progress against OKRs or objectives and key results, a common way the management measures both individual and company progress. The two firms did not share the purchase price.

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OECD Peer Learning Partnership: A Collaborative and Inclusive Approach

Impact Hub

To make recommendations that can support organisations and enterprises worldwide, it is essential to include a wide variety of voices in the conversation and make the most of the diversity that they bring.

BrightHire scores $20.5M Series B for Zoom-based job interview app

TechCrunch

BrightHire , a startup that wants to transform the way people are hired inside organizations, announced a $20.5 million Series B investment today led by 01 Advisors, with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom Apps Fund.

[PRESS RELEASE] Pitchbook: OurCrowd is Israel’s Most Active Venture Investor Nine Years in a Row

OurCrowd

October 7, 2021 – SEATTLE & JERUSALEM – OurCrowd, the online global venture investing platform has been named the most active venture capital investor in Israel in a ranking published by investment industry bible PitchBook.

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!

Tiger Global in talks to lead over $100M investment in India’s Slice

TechCrunch

A number of high-profile investors are chasing to invest in Slice, a fintech startup that is attempting to expand the market for credit cards in India.

Mindset for Marketing. You Need It, Says Elijah Bowie

Smart Hustle Magazine

Do you have a marketing mindset? Elijah Bowie , owner of the 6figureday.club knows what it takes. By simultaneous strokes of luck, fate, and talent, Elijah became the social media and brand presence manager for the largest water company in the midwest at the tender age of 16.

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The Main Tab revamps luxury goods marketplace after picking up $1M in pre-seed funding

TechCrunch

Luxury wholesale marketplace The Main Tab is redesigning its platform following a $1 million pre-seed raise earlier this year from serial entrepreneur Jason Bright, who is now the company’s CTO.

WJR Business Beat: Small Businesses Need To Protect Against Cyberattacks (Episode 302)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff reminds small businesses that the threat of cyberattacks is very real. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn how to protect your business from a cyberattack: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat.

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.