Thu.Jul 22, 2021

Stablecoins vs CBDCs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have written about stablecoins in the past. I think they are a very important part of the crypto asset landscape. Two of the top ten crypto assets by market cap are stablecoins, Tether ($62bn) and USDC ($27bn). You don’t buy these assets to generate gains because they are price stabilized. You hold them like cash, to be able to move in and out of trades, purchase things, etc.

Our Latest Investment: Bringing AI to Professional Service Firms


Today, we are pleased to announce our seed investment in Anduin , a software company improving invoicing, accelerating collections, and modernizing payments for owners and executives in professional services, such as accounting.


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A Peculiar Formula for Financial Freedom (To Buy Back Your Time Faster)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Inspired by a high-paying executive who helped raise over $300M for tech startups. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work money productivity freelancing entrepreneurship

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Hybrid Working Models Will Rule the Way We Work Well Into the Future (Episode 262)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses what companies need to do to keep employees satisfied and loyal: implement hybrid working models.

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.

VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app


VOCHI , a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year.

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How to Avoid Working at Subway When Only Fans Stops

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When Only Fans Stops, Subway Will Be Hiring — How to withstand the ups and downs of content creation Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money productivity business startup entrepreneurship

B2B social management platform Oktopost raises $20M growth round with Expedition


With the pandemic forcing people online, social media use exploded, for obvious reasons. And with that, the opportunity to reach audiences and push messaging.

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6 Valuable Life Lessons From My Soul-Crushing Corporate Job

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And how they’ve helped me become a better entrepreneur. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money entrepreneurship business freelancing life-lessons

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!

Greylock’s Mike Duboe explains how to define growth and build your team


With more venture funding flowing into the startup ecosystem than ever before, there’s never been a better time to be a growth expert.

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How Budgeting Frees You To Invest In Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

For years I’ve struggled with being cash flow positive in my business. YES, I’ve started several companies. YES, I’ve sold two of them. YES, I’ve been blessed to have some measure of success. And YES, for years I’ve been in debt, using tons of credit and etc.

UK’s Mindtech raises $3.25M from In-Q-Tel, among others, to train CCTV cameras on synthetic humans


Imagine a world where no one’s privacy is breached, no faces are scanned into a gargantuan database and no privacy laws are broken. This is a world that is fast approaching.

Ten-Nine Technologies Welcomes Chief Financial Officer

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Carolyn Hauger Brings Extensive Manufacturing Experience, Strategic Perspective to Tulsa Battery Materials Producer. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. July 22, 2021, 09:00 US Central Time. Contact: Sarah Seagraves. Senior VP for Marketing. 405) 813-2403.

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.

Yoobic raises $50M for its chat and communications app aimed at frontline and service workers


Slack set the standard in many ways for what knowledge workers want and expect out of a workplace collaboration app these days, but a lot has been left on the table when it comes to frontline workers.

New Study Shows Mental Health is A Challenge for Business Owners

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In a survey recently released by Freshbooks with Mindshare, results show that business owners do face mental health challenges. These are different than those with traditional jobs. Entrepreneurial depression is a real thing.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access


The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. Family offices and accredited investors are eager to get involved in high-quality funds, but face hurdles like access to fund managers. Enter Allocate.

Save on the Latest Business Tech During Dell’s Quarterly Business Sale


Your productivity is Dell’s priority. Dell is here for you when you need remote solutions to help employees get more done. StartupNation readers can take advantage of an extra 5% to 10% on business-grade solutions during Dell ’s Quarterly Business Sale, running July 22 through July 28.

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.

Check out the all-star speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in August


Extra Crunch Live has taught us a lot. From how Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital to how Coda perfected the growth fly wheel, much to the delight of Madrona’s S.

TWIST Episode 1251, China punishes Didi, Twitter’s new feature, UAE makes it rain + Do Kwon of Terraform Labs

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I cover China’s increasing penalties for Didi , Twitter’s test of a downvote feature, and how the UAE was able to induce rain with electricity.

Filing: Instant grocery startup Gopuff to raise $1B on a $15B post-money valuation


Gopuff , the “instant” grocery delivery startup that has been on an acquisition and expansion tear in the last several months to scale its business, is also racing to raise money to fuel those efforts.

Are you willing to hire slowly but fire fast?


Here’s a test of your patience and your willingness to suppress your tendency to avoid conflict or confrontation – all in the same insight.

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!

Tailor Brands raises $50M, aims to be one-stop shop for small businesses to launch


Tailor Brands , a startup that automates parts of the branding and marketing process for small businesses, announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in Series C funding.

[Tailor Brands in TechCrunch] Tailor Brands raises $50M, aims to be one-stop shop for small businesses to launch


Tailor Brands, a startup that automates parts of the branding and marketing process for small businesses, announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Read more here.

Canada’s startup market booms alongside hot global VC investment


Continuing our global look into the torrid pace of venture capital investment in the second quarter, today we turn to Canada.

[Morphisec in Security Boulevard] Improving Efficiency and Results in Threat Prevention with Morphisec Guard


Brian Wagner, the senior network engineer at Wilson County Schools in North Carolina, needed a threat prevention solution that would help improve his overall endpoint protection process while also supporting his existing security solutions.

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.