Thu.Jul 02, 2020

Our Economy Measures Success with the Wrong Metrics. Here is How We Should Measure Successful Economic Development


By Enoch Elwell. Sociologists use various terms to describe collections of people. A group of people living in the same household and sharing legal and/or biological bonds is a “family.” A collection of people organized toward achieving shared economic goals is a “business.”

Crawl, Walk, Run

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am a fan of the slow and steady approach to building a business. I call it “crawl, walk, run.” ” I have seen many founders try the “run right away” approach and it is super hard to make that work. An example of “run right away” would be to raise a $30mm seed round, hire a couple of hundred employees, and go for broke. That mostly results in being broke. Of course, there are examples of founders who did that and succeeded.


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Crowdsourcing, collaboration, support groups. Oh my.


At the MIT Center of Collective Intelligence, professors and graduate students are wrestling with an important opportunity – and gaining ground. With new collaborative tools available for use in the cloud, people are no longer isolated in their creative endeavors.

A Theory of History and Society: Technology, Constraints and Measurement (TCM)


In my book World After Capital , I propose a theory of history in which technology changes the binding constraint for humanity. After hundreds of thousands of years of the Forager Age, constrained by the availability of food in the natural environment, humanity invented agriculture. With that set of technologies (planting, irrigation, domestication of animals, etc.), invented roughly 10,000 years ago, the constraint shifted from food to land in what became the Agrarian Age.

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!

Meet your healthcare providers post Covid-19: Greater agility, better infection containment, fast diagnostics & telemedicine


When the coronavirus surfaced in China in December 2019, it set off a domino effect worldwide – with the number of active cases snowballing rapidly. .

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[OurCrowd in RT Insights] The Future Is Now: How COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Retail Banking


[OurCrowd in Israel21c] 10 technology trends emerging during the Covid pandemic


Two OurCrowd experts — Labs/02 startup incubator Partner Stav Erez and OurCrowd medical technology analyst Dr. Jonathan Wiesen – made their predictions during the online OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference from Jerusalem on June 22. Read more here.

Investing in a Time of Crisis: 3 World-Class Investors Discuss the Coronavirus Recession


The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 is the worst recession the world has seen in nearly a century.

[PRESS RELEASE] OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference to host global leaders, startups and investors online


JERUSALEM, JUNE 11, 2010 – OurCrowd, the world’s largest global venture investment platform will host the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22 to explore the latest technological solutions to the coronavirus crisis, including vaccination, treatment, diagnostics and prevention of the disease. Read more here.

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.

[DailyPay in Footwear News] Why Paying Retail Employees On-Demand Is More Important Than Ever


“Employers assume that they will be taken advantage of if employees are given control over their finances through on-demand pay,” said Jeanniey Walden, chief innovation and marketing officer at wage access solution DailyPay. Read more here.

[C2A Security in Forbes] An Oasis Of Mobility Innovation: The Origins Of Israel’s Silicon Wadi


Because of its high concentration of cutting-edge technology companies, Israel has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of the Middle East — or Silicon Wadi (“wadi” means “valley” in Hebrew). Read more here. The post [C2A Security in Forbes] An Oasis Of Mobility Innovation: The Origins Of Israel’s Silicon Wadi appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center c2a cybersecurity labs/02 ourcrowd fund portfolio news

[MigVax in The Media Line] Patient Care Compromised During Pandemic, Doctor Warns


According to Kremer-Tal, MigVax is hoping for its oral vaccine to be market-ready within 12-18 months. The company is slated to start human trials for its vaccine by the end of the summer or the beginning of the fall, she added. Read more here.

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[Ubimo in Marketing Dive] Why digital OOH advertising is especially effective right now


In recent weeks, many major cities have seen double-digit lifts in movement outside the home compared to early April, according to data from location tracking company Ubimo. Read more here.


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.

[Lemonade in Forbes] Lemonade IPO Shows The Power Of AI (Artificial Intelligence)


After a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPO market has come roaring back. Just look at yesterday’s offering for Lemonade (NYSE:LMND). The shares spiked by 139% to $69.41—putting putting the market cap at over $3 billion. Read more here.


[Syqe in Yahoo Finance] Very Low Doses Of THC Can Help Treat Pain


Israeli researchers have conducted clinical trials seeking to demonstrate that pain can be effectively relieved using targeted micro-doses of THC. Read more here. The post [Syqe in Yahoo Finance] Very Low Doses Of THC Can Help Treat Pain appeared first on OurCrowd.

[BioCatch in Find Biometrics] BioCatch’s Uri Rivner on Behavioral Biometrics, AI and the Gig Economy


Their wide ranging conversation explores the evolution of behavioral biometrics, how AI helps fight fraud, protecting identity in the gig economy, and the future of biometrics.


[Signals Analytics in Ai Thority] Signals Analytics Powers The Future Of Market Intelligence



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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.