Wed.Oct 14, 2020

How entrepreneurs can balance work and family to survive and thrive during this pandemic

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it, as well as how we manage our households.

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic. Deal counts and deal values are stable to up over last year.

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Making Your Work Matter for the World

GAN

What do you believe the world could become through your work? I posed this question to all of the 156 accelerators, studios, and corporate innovation teams who joined us at the GAN and GSSN Summit last week, and it became the basis for our three-day Summit.

Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

TechCrunch

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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!

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Advance in Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Being a woman and owning your business means there's a good chance you're facing an uphill battle. And this was before COVID-19 hit the world by storm. Which means it has only added to your list of things to conquer. Now, we aren't saying that women aren't successful in business.

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Two Amazon Developers Created a $24.9 Billion Amazon Killer

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Dataloop raises $11M Series A round for its AI data management platform

TechCrunch

Dataloop , a Tel Aviv-based startup that specializes in helping businesses manage the entire data life cycle for their AI projects, including helping them annotate their data sets, today announced that it has now raised a total of $16 million.

How to Manage Risk and Adapt Your Business Processes During the Pandemic

StartupNation

Building a team, securing funding, creating an amazing product, marketing, and generating a sales pipeline is difficult enough during a boom, let alone during a global pandemic – all while keeping everyone motivated and morale up.

Augury taps $55M for tech that predicts machine faults from vibration, sound and temperature

TechCrunch

On the heels of Amazon about to launch a new enterprise service to detect whether a machine is working well or not based on external physical changes in sound, vibration and temperature, a startup that has already built a big business in the space is announcing a big growth round of funding.

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.

6 Steps for Choosing the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup

StartupNation

People are naturally more driven to achieve their goals when journeying with others. Studies have shown that effective collaboration delivers five times more productivity than acting alone, resulting in higher-performing teams. When working with others, we gain insight that we may have overlooked on our own. After graduating from college, I started my first company and partnered up with one of my closest friends to build our very own web development company.

Frontegg raises $5M to help SaaS companies build SaaS faster

TechCrunch

Frontegg , a Tel Aviv-based startup that helps SaaS companies build their products faster by giving them access to a set of enterprise-ready building blocks for often-used features like authentication and notifications, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round.

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The American Dream Is on the Verge of Extinction

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Pitching tech to optimize building design for sustainability, Atlanta-based Cove.tool raises $5.7 million

TechCrunch

Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja started cove.tool , an Atlanta-based company developing software to optimize building design for sustainability and cost, because of problems they’d faced in their careers as architects.

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.

5 Things To Stop Expecting From Your Mentor

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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With a new focus on marketing software, NewsCred relaunches as Welcome

TechCrunch

The company formerly known as NewsCred has a new name and a new product: Welcome. Co-founder and CEO Shafqat Islam explained that this follows a broader shift in the company’s strategy.

OURCROWD SUPPORTS UKRAINIAN ISRAELI INNOVATION SUMMIT 2020

OurCrowd

Jon Medved writes: The third Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit at the end of October will take place in a new format this year combining online and offline communication due to the international pandemic, and will focus on the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Getaround raises a $140 million Series E amid rebound in short-distance travel

TechCrunch

Amid a rebound in short-distance travel, Getaround , a Silicon Valley car rental startup, has raised some new money to meet demand.

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

GCUC Mastermind: The Future

GCUC

GCUC Mastermind is a virtual learning series focused on the accelerating nature of work and the humans driving it. You need new skills and. The post GCUC Mastermind: The Future appeared first on GCUC Community. Conference Future of Work COVID-19 Real Estate GCUC Mastermind

M1 Finance closes $45M Series C mere months after it raised its $33M Series B

TechCrunch

Just months after it announced a $33 million Series B, Chicago-based M1 Finance today disclosed a $45 Series C. The new financing event was led by Left Lane Capital , the same investor that led M1’s Series B.

How to Perfect Your Instagram Game As a Small-Business Owner

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Vivun announces $18M Series A to keep growing pre-sales platform

TechCrunch

Vivun’s co-founder and CEO, Matt Darrow used to run pre-sales at Zuora and he saw that pre-sales team members had a lot of insight into customers. He believed if he could capture that insight, it would turn into valuable data to be shared across the company.

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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.”

The Fastest Way to Grow as a Person Is by Starting Your Own Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s e-bike goes on sale in France, its first European market

TechCrunch

Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart electric bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the next few months in France, Belgium, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In France, the Eeyo 1s can be purchased through Fnac, Darty or, in Paris, Les Cyclistes Branchés. The Eeyo 1s is priced at €4699 including VAT, while the the Eeyo 1 will be priced at €4599, also including VAT.

U.S. Venture Deal Activity during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ian Hathaway

Last month, I published an analysis of venture deal activity in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrated that despite early warnings of an impending collapse, the pace of venture deal activity in the first half of 2020 was more or less on par with 2019.

Plenty has raised over $500 million to grow fruits and veggies indoors

TechCrunch

Plenty? ?Unlimited Unlimited ? has raised $140 million in new funding to build more vertical farms around the U.S.

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.