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The Importance of Authority Link Building for Startups


In order for a website to rank well in Google search, numerous factors come into play. Amongst these factors is what you might call the “reputation” of the website. This reputation is enhanced when other websites have linked back to the site in question.

The only take about the future of media is that media is the future


Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we — Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace — had more than a little to noodle over, but not so much that we blocked out a second episode.

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Don’t Think You Need a Business Coach? Think Again.

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Another year is ending. And what a year it has been! Have you been struggling to meet your goals amidst the chaos the world has brought? Are you even sure what you truly want your goals to be? If that sounds like you, then there’s never a better time than the present to work with a business coach.

Israel’s startup ecosystem powers ahead, amid a year of change


Released in 2011, “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” was a book that laid claim to the idea that Israel was an unusual type of country. It had produced, and was poised to produce, an enormous number of technology startups, given its relatively small size. The moniker became so ubiquitous, both at home and abroad, that “Israel Startup Nation” is now the name of the country’s professional cycling team.

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!

Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

David Teten - VC

(co-written with Jamie Finney, Founding Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. His work on VC and small communities can be found at blog. ). This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Investing: a new option for founders who care about control. II: Who are the major Revenue-Based Investing VCs? III: Why are Revenue-Based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? IV: Should your new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing?

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South African startup Aerobotics raises $17M to scale its AI-for-agriculture platform


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Lessons from the Ad That Broke the Internet

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8 VCs agree: Behavioral support and remote visits make digital health a strong bet for 2021


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Trading Cards, NFTs, and Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have written about our portfolio company Dapper ‘s NBA Top Shot game here at AVC a few times now. Think of NBA Top Shot as digital trading cards. It is more than that, but that’s a simple way to think about it. I tweeted this out today: I spent 3.33 Bitcoin Cash tokens this morning to buy the 13th issued Tyrese Haliburton rookie moment on NBA Top Shot. link] ? It will be interesting to see which is worth more in five years. Or ten years.


PlayVS acquires GameSeta to accelerate expansion into Canada


PlayVS , the esports company bringing organized leagues to high schools and colleges, is today announcing its first acquisition.

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[Remilk in Green Queen] ProVeg International & Veg Capital Team Up To Accelerate Food Tech Funding


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TripActions raises $155M at $5B valuation as corporate travel recovers from pandemic lows


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[DarioHealth in PR Newswire] DarioHealth Announces Hiring of Leading Digital Health Innovator as Senior Vice President of Employer Sales


NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DarioHealth Corp. Nasdaq: DRIO), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics (DTx) market, announced today the appointment of Chris Chan as Senior Vice President of Employer Sales. Read more here.

Financial forecasting startup Springbox AI launches its apps and raises $2M


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Telehealth startup Hims fell in its public trading debut — and that’s fine with its CEO


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