Tue.Jan 11, 2022

How Brand Activism Can Influence Business Performance


It’s difficult to read the morning news while sipping your freshly brewed cup of coffee without hearing about one horror story after another. While this might be upsetting, a lovely and uplifting byproduct of all this criticism is that it inspires many to become activists.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt


You don’t need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you’ve been near a North Carolina hog waste lagoon or driven past the enormous cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles.


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How to Track Your Marketing Efforts


There’s this saying that goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” and this especially holds true to your marketing efforts. Failing to track and assess your efforts will only lead you to waste your time and dollars for nothing.

MOSTLY AI raises $25 million to further commercialize synthetic data in Europe and the US


Austrian synthetic data startup MOSTLY AI today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B round. British VC firm Molten Ventures led the operation, with participation from new investor Citi Ventures.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

7 Simple Reasons Your Social Posts Are Falling Flat


Each year, social media becomes more and more popular. While the platforms may change, the power that social has to grow your business remains steadfast. Let’s face it, if you’re not on social media, your business is most likely not even close to reaching its maximum potential.

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How I Closed a 6-Figure Deal In 4 Months By Focusing Exclusively On Client’s Needs

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Because closing a high-ticket deal is everything to a new company Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». this-happened-to-me startup advice business entrepreneurship

Locket, an app for sharing photos to friends’ homescreens, hits the top of the App Store


A new social app, Locket , popped to the top of the App Store charts in recent days thanks to its clever premise to put live photos from friends in a widget on your iOS homescreen.

How To Acquire A Startup That Isn’t For Sale (And Fund It With Private Equity)

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Joel Holland landed a $37 million deal. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship venture-capital private-equity founder-stories startup

Ivorian e-commerce startup ANKA, formerly Afrikrea, raises $6.2M pre-Series A


A study by McKinsey & Company on general e-commerce activities in Africa says consumer spending will reach over $2 trillion in the next three years.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

[Tortuga Logic in Business Wire] Tortuga Logic appoints Dr. Mitchell Mlinar as new Vice President of Engineering


Tortuga Logic Inc., a cybersecurity company that has pioneered semiconductor chip security solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mitchell Mlinar as Vice President of Engineering.

EduMe raises $20M to scale its corporate learning platform targeting gig workers and other ‘deskless’ employees


“Deskless” workers have become a big focus for tech companies looking for new opportunities in the B2B market, and today a startup targeting this segment with e-learning tools is announcing a round of funding to fuel its own growth.

[Bizzabo in PR Newswire] Bizzabo wins 2022 BIG Innovation Award


Bizzabo, the Event Experience OS, today announced it has been named a winner of the 2022 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. Read more here. The post [Bizzabo in PR Newswire] Bizzabo wins 2022 BIG Innovation Award appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Despite blockchain gaming’s play-to-earn angle, I prefer to pay


If there’s one thing that venture capitalists have taught me, it’s that aligned incentives can kick ass. It’s a phrase you’ll hear often if you spend time with professional private market investors.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

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Blockchain gaming survey: 7 investors discuss regulation, opportunities and NFT hype


The video-game industry has always been on the bleeding edge, but blockchain gaming is still widely viewed as emerging technology. In October 2021, Valve banned all blockchain-related games from its Steam platform.

[Tovala in Fast Company] Some people think innovation is creating something from thin air. We proved them wrong


How the author and his team built on what already exists to make something better. Read more here. The post [Tovala in Fast Company] Some people think innovation is creating something from thin air. We proved them wrong appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Fast-charge EV battery maker StoreDot pulls in $80M led led by Vietnam’s VinFast


StoreDot , the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has secured the first close of its latest funding round led by Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

[Brodmann17 in PR Newswire] Brodmann17 joins 5G Open Innovation Lab following successful ADAS development in Peachtree Corners’ real-world smart city environment


A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants


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[Hil Applied Medical and Cordio Medical in Israel Hayom] BIRD to invest in $8M in 9 new Israeli-US projects


The Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation has approved $8 million in funding for nine new projects co-run by US and Israeli companies, the foundation announced Monday. Read more here.

Australia’s Fertilis raised $2M to automate IVF embryo culturing


Adelaide-based startup Fertilis is the latest to join a wave of companies worldwide that are trying to make in vitro fertilization (IVF) less stressful and more successful for patients and clinicians.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

A Short Note on Persistent Practices


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra Yoga works. Meditation works. Conscious breathing works. By “works” I mean that these practices have positive effects for people who observe them. They can help build and retain strength and flexibility of both body and mind. The fact that they work shouldn’t be entirely surprising, given that these practices have been developed over thousands of years through trial and error by millions of people.

Fintech Brex confirms $12.3B valuation, snaps up Meta exec to serve as its head of product


In the latest fintech megaround, Brex has confirmed that it has raised $300 million in a Series D-2 round that ups its valuation to $12.3 billion. TechCrunch in October was the first to report that Brex was raising the capital and had achieved decacorn status.

WJR Business Beat: The Social Commerce Boom Is Here (Episode 343)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan talks about the impact of social commerce, a form of e-commerce that’s booming on social media channels.

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Healthcare tech platform Doctolib acquires encryption startup Tanker


French startup Doctolib is expected to close the acquisition of Tanker today (based on regulatory filings). Doctolib is a French unicorn that develops a software-as-a-service product to help doctors and medical workers with admin tasks.

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.