Fri.May 13, 2022

5 steps to avoid cybersecurity complacency

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While you’re likely aware of the dangers of an unprotected IT system, it’s easy to think that a cyberattack or data theft won’t ever happen to you.

Funding Friday: The $2.5mm Match

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I blogged about the $1k Project For Ukraine a couple of months ago. Since then over 5,000 families in Ukraine have gotten a $1k gift, no strings attached, to help them survive during this crisis. That is $5mm of direct aid to families in Ukraine. Yesterday, Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Slack, tweeted that he and Jen Rubio will be matching another $2.5mm of $1k donations over the next 48 hours, starting at mid-day yesterday. "All”

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Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions.

10 Financial Decisions Before Starting Your First Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Some people believe that launching a business is stressful. Uncertainty exists no matter how well you plan your to-do list or schedule your time. However, there are two sides to a coin.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

TechCrunch

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing some info on its early funding, though there’s not much info on what they’re actually doing with that money.

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To win insurtech 2.0, focus on underwriting before growth

TechCrunch

Jamie Hale. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jamie Hale is the CEO and co-founder of Ladder. He has also worked as a partner at Aldenwood Capital and at Jasper Ridge/Oak Hill Investment Management.

Ned Staebler of TechTown and Wayne State University on Challenges to Equitable Economic Growth

StartupNation

The president and CEO of TechTown Detroit and vice president for economic development at Wayne State University, Ned Staebler, talks with Jeff Sloan about the group’s pursuit of equitable growth, funding and access to opportunity for entrepreneurs.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Find your valuation, international visas, hiring for growth

TechCrunch

The ongoing market correction and the cratering of several leading crypto tokens are erasing wealth so quickly, you can almost hear it.

Howard Handler of 313 Presents on the Business of Entertainment

StartupNation

Howard Handler, president of 313 Presents, talks with Jeff Sloan about live events in Detroit and how the pandemic forced venues to get creative. Learn why artists consider Detroit a go-to destination and how the area is poised for growth.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he is ‘personally liable’ for $750M SoftBank loan

TechCrunch

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed” the $750 million cash infusion provided to the online mortgage lender last November in an email seen by TechCrunch. Let’s start at the beginning.

WJR Business Beat: The Great Story Behind Better Made (Episode 407)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan and Paul W. Smith preview a new episode of Business Biography on Better Made Snack Foods, an example of the business diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit.

WeAre8 launches crowdfunder for its social media app, where users are paid to watch ads

TechCrunch

With Elon Musk’s recent interest in Twitter, Facebook’s growth flattening and TikTok’s meteoric rise, it feels like the world of social media is back into some kind of inflection point period. Consumers seem hungry to try out new platforms again, and entrepreneurs are delivering.

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I Found Out the Sketchy Truth Behind Startup Endorsement Deals

Entrepreneur's Handbook

My company was approached by a global leader of industry, and they proved just how rigged the entire system is. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing business sales startup entrepreneurship

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Inflection AI, led by LinkedIn and DeepMind co-founders, raises $225M to transform computer-human interactions

TechCrunch

Inflection AI , the machine learning startup headed by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and founding DeepMind member Mustafa Suleyman, has secured $225 million in equity financing, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

A Billionaire Slid Into My DMs (And Gave Me A Business Masterclass)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

What advice would you ask a billionaire? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership startup entrepreneurship business linkedin

Revel founder Frank Reig a year later on driving EV adoption in big cities

TechCrunch

Almost exactly a year ago, we interviewed Revel founder and CEO Frank Reig when Revel was on the cusp of expanding into multiple business lines beyond its original scope of providing shared electric mopeds.

[Taranis in CTech] Israeli innovation stopping food waste in its tracks

OurCrowd

The numbers are simply astounding. According to a report published at the end of last year by the Environmental Protection Ministry and Leket Israel, the leading food rescue organization in Israel, in 2020 nearly 2.5 million tons of food waste was thrown away in Israel, amounting to NIS 19.1

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.

Valued at $50M, Body404 wants to bring Chinese indie brands to the world

TechCrunch

Over the past few years, Shein has taken over online fast fashion by exporting affordable wear from China to customers around the globe. Its success has attracted a wave of imitators, but a startup called Body404 believes China isn’t just about cheap runway knockoffs.

Use Bundling To Increase Your Cash Flow

Smart Hustle Magazine

You see it everywhere. In the airport, on Amazon, in college bookstores, and carpet cleaning services, bundling is the open secret used to increase cash flow. The basic truth is – it works. What is Bundling.

48 hours left to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility

TechCrunch

Attention mobility startups, professionals, investors and enthusiasts! You have just 48 hours remaining to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 , our first in-person mobility event since 2019. The event takes place on May 18-19 in San Mateo, California with online analyst commentary on May 20.

[Arcadia in Axios] Energy data startup Arcadia valued at $1.45B in pre-IPO round

OurCrowd

Arcadia, a startup that pulls energy-use data from smart meters via its API, raised $200 million in Series E funding at $1.45 billion valuation. It’s likely the last round of private financing the company will complete prior to a public offering, CEO Kiran Bhatraju tells Axios. Read more here.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Daily Crunch: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he’s on the hook for $750M SoftBank loan

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. It’s Friday the 13th, and I hope nothing nefarious happened to you today. At least the weekend is here!

[Cyabra in Reuters] Do spam bots really comprise under 5% of Twitter users? Elon Musk wants to know

OurCrowd

May 13 (Reuters) – Since 2013, Twitter has downplayed the spread of fake accounts on its platform, holding that “false or spam” accounts make up less than 5% of its user base even as independent researchers said the number could be three times higher. Read more here.

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Zoom dives deeper into intelligent customer service with Solvvy acquisition

TechCrunch

Zoom swung for the fences last summer when its stock value was soaring, offering almost $15 billion to buy Five9 to get into customer service. Eventually the deal fell apart when the stock price plunged , but Zoom’s desire to get into customer service one way or the other didn’t diminish.

[PlaySight in Washington University in St Louis Athletics] WashU announces launch of PlaySight for tennis

OurCrowd

Louis, Mo. – The WashU community now has a new way to follow the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.