Fri.Oct 30, 2020

How Multiple Streams of Income Saved Me During COVID-19


For years, I’ve been a firm believer in creating multiple streams of income. While in college, I can remember trying to learn how to start a business while also getting paid by a company to take notes in class (I guess I already believed in various streams of income).

Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?


It wasn’t the lingering exhaustion that made Christine Huang, a New York public school teacher, leave the profession. Or the low pay. Or the fact that she rarely had time to spend with her kids after the school day due to workload demands.

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Funding Fridays: Agi’s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This project has a bunch of things that interest/excite me: 1/ Entrepreneurs committing to building new things in NYC during the pandemic. 2/ Young chefs going out on their own. 3/ Brooklyn. 4/ Jelly donuts. I backed this project just now and took the jelly donuts reward because how could I resist? The video is great and the project has one more day and is about 10% away from its goal. Check it out. You might like to back it too.

Nestlé acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for up to $1.5B


Nestlé USA just announced that it has acquired Freshly for $1.5 billion — $950 million plus potential earnouts of up to $550 million based on future growth.

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 Keap Encourages Success During COVID-19 [Bonus Tips Included]

Smart Hustle Magazine

The coronavirus outbreak wreaked havoc on most small businesses. Disrupted supply chain, reduced customer demand, and dried cashflow were just a few of the many implications of COVID-19.

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Ecosystem Builder Hub

Social Venturers is hosting a series of Fireside Chats to discuss what makes ecosystem builders effective. Every two weeks from September 10th until December 3rd, they are hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing sessions and you are invited! #5 5 Connect people top-down, bottom-up, inside-out etc.

You can start a venture fund if you’re not rich; here’s how


For years — decades, even — there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren’t comfortable financially. You couldn’t.

When is the Best Time To Post On Instagram?

Wesley Cherisien

Instagram is on fire! With over 400 million Instagram users , and 1 million monthly active advertisers , Instagram is one of the best ways to connect to your users. Not only this, but according to an estimate by Emarketer, an additional 26.9 million users will join the platform by the end of 2020.

New GV partner Terri Burns has a simple investment thesis: Gen Z


In 2015, then-Twitter product manager Terri Burns penned a piece about staying optimistic despite the sexism and racism that exists expansively within tech.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Launching a Product

Wesley Cherisien

So you have an idea for a product. . This product is new, and innovative and will change how people do specific tasks or make you a lot of money when it hits the market.

B8ta remains bullish on IRL shopping with new acquisition


Coronavirus cases in the United States are reaching new peaks. E-commerce is continuing to boom. And b8ta , a San Francisco startup that is betting on the future of physical retailers, is doubling down on its in-person footprint.

Lina Adil from Impact Hub Khartoum reflects on running a Climathon

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Climathon is one way in which the Impact Hub network is being active in tackling climate challenges.

Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa


UK-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors.

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.

Taller con Félix Castellanos: On-Brand!

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 3 de noviembre de 2020 a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema : On-Brand! Descripción : ¿Cómo mantener la escencia de tu marca? Actualmente ha habido una pequeña variante en cómo consumimos las marcas y éso impacta directamente la experiencia del usuario.

Join Greylock’s Asheem Chandna on November 5 at noon PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT to discuss the future of enterprise and cybersecurity investing


The world of enterprise software and cybersecurity has taken multiple body blows since COVID-19 demolished the in-person office, flinging employees across the world and forcing companies to adapt to an all-remote productivity model.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Halloween is Still Big Business Despite COVID-19 (Episode 137)


Tomorrow is Halloween, and even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, people are still planning to celebrate.

Is the Great 2020 Tech Rally slowing?


Yesterday’s earnings deluge made plain that tech shares are not rocketing higher as 2020 comes to a close. Indeed, in pre-market trading this morning, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are all down. Alphabet is the only member of the Big Five that is worth more today than yesterday.

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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.

The Coming Fight for Control of the Internet


I have been blogging very little, as I have been swamped with a big and exciting work project. As the peak effort on that is now past, I look forward to writing more on Continuations again, as well as taking another turn revising my book The World After Capital. In the meantime, here are some observations on the most recent iteration of the debate around regulating large tech companies generally, the role of Section 230 specifically and how these relate to speech on the Internet. opens up new office in Paris


VC firm is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new office in Paris as well as a new Paris-based partner. Jonathan Userovici, who previously worked for Idinvest Partners , is joining as partner and head of Paris office. Originally founded in the U.S.

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What We Can Learn From Microsoft About Flexible Learning

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How the company is caring for its employees Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work lifestyle careers microsoft business

Teampay adds $5M to its Series A at higher valuation after growing ARR 320% growth since the round


What do you call the grey area between a Series A and a Series B? In 2020, when the money is taken on opportunistically, you call it a Series A-1 extension, according to Teampay. Even if the new capital was raised at a new, higher valuation.

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.”

[ in Make Use OF] How to Find Data for the Best Music of the Past

OurCrowd is a social platform for finding and sharing data sets. It allows you to create projects that use publicly available data. It also has a ton of integrations that allow it to work with many popular tools. On top of all that, it has a very generous free tier for personal use. Read more here.


Illinois is taking a data-driven approach to its mask-wearing ad campaign


Here’s an example of ad targeting that’s actually good for public health: In a campaign encouraging people to wear masks, the Illinois state government has been focusing its digital ad dollars on the counties with the highest COVID risk.

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[Tevel in India Times] World’s 1st Fully Autonomous Fruit-Picking Drones Are Smarter Than Humans


The wide range of utility that drones offer is sure to make them a popular instrument in the coming years. As a testimony to this, Israel-based agricultural drone manufacturer Tevel Aerobotics Technologies Ltd.

Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery?


Sophie Alcorn. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.”

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.