Thu.Mar 16, 2023

article thumbnail

HPA Member Hardik Bhatt Appointed as CEO at SDI Presence

HPA

Congrats to HPA Member Hardik Bhatt for being appointed as CEO at SDI Presence ! Hardik joined SDI in June 2021 as the firm’s President and Chief Growth Officer. In this role, Hardik will leverage his key partnerships with global corporate leaders, public sector leaders, startup leaders, investors, and academia to provide strategic direction to help modernize SDI clients.

article thumbnail

What are the best Canva alternatives in 2023

Founder Bounty

So your using Canva and your looking for alternatives to creator tools while you are building your business. We have put a few together you guys below. Adobe Creative Cloud : This is a suite of software products that includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. While it's more expensive than Canva, it offers more robust design capabilities.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

A comprehensive list of 2023 tech layoffs

TechCrunch

Last year’s tech-wide reckoning continues. In 2023, layoffs have yet again cost tens of thousands of tech workers their jobs; this time, the workforce reductions have been driven by the biggest names in tech like Google , Amazon , Microsoft , Yahoo and Zoom. Startups, too, have announced cuts across all sectors, from crypto to enterprise SaaS. The reasoning behind these workforce reductions follows a common script , citing the macroeconomic environment and a need to find discipline on a tumultu

article thumbnail

Are you still flexible enough to be coached?

Berkonomics

Why should we ask this question? As an early-stage investor, the first test for me is whether “my” entrepreneur is flexible in both the plan and execution of their vision (since from experience almost everything about a business plan changes over time), and whether that person, no matter what age or experience, is coachable. Doctoral theses have been written on this subject.

advice 62
article thumbnail

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

article thumbnail

SVB collapse forces African startups to rethink their banking options

TechCrunch

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last week sent ripples in startup ecosystems around the world, and it is emerging that millions of dollars held by African startups and venture capital funds at the bank were at stake, until the U.S. Federal Reserve acted to save the day. In the wake of the bank’s collapse, founders in Africa have been forced to review their banking options to cushion their startups from such eventualities.

startup 83

More Trending

article thumbnail

Walmart invests $200 million in Indian mobile payments giant PhonePe

TechCrunch

PhonePe has raised another $200 million as part of an ongoing round, a deliberation that has now helped it pull $650 million in recent weeks despite the market slump, as the Indian fintech giant bulks up its war chest following the recent separation from the parent firm Flipkart. Walmart, which owns the majority of PhonePe, has invested $200 million into the startup.

investing 113
article thumbnail

Investing in Wingspan

Andreessen Horowitz

The contractor payroll market is massive. Roughly one-third of US workers have performed freelance work in the last year, and $1.4 trillion is paid out to contract workers annually. In many ways, contractors are the backbone of the U.S. economy. … The post Investing in Wingspan appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

article thumbnail

Daily Crunch: Microsoft waives its waitlist and opens up its AI-powered Bing chatbot to all

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Thursday, Crunchers! An agreement among a group of the nation’s largest banks to deposit some $30 billion with First Republic Bank could save its bacon, Christine reports, and over on TC+, Ram breaks down everything you need to get caught up on the SVB crisis.

article thumbnail

YC Meetup on Building Open Source Software Startups

Y Combinator

We're hosting a small reception at our office in San Francisco, on April 11th at 5pm PT , for people who are interested in the growing trend of Open Source Software startups. We've funded over 75 OSS companies to date and we’re especially excited about them. If you’re interested in maybe starting an open source company someday, this is a good opportunity to get to know some of the top founders in this area and hear the latest best practices.

startup 98
article thumbnail

PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

article thumbnail

Cast AI raises $20M to help companies reduce cloud spend

TechCrunch

Cloud costs remain a top concern for organizations. According to a recent Anodot survey , 50% of businesses are struggling to control them, in part because they lack visibility into their cloud usage. Unsurprisingly, reducing those costs has become a top priority. A report from Wanclouds finds that 81% of IT leaders have been directed by their C-suite to reduce or take on no additional cloud spending.

article thumbnail

When Will SaaS Budgets Increase Again?

Tomasz Tunguz

I’m watching public company earnings to identify early trends in the software market to inform startups’ plans for 2023. Earlier, Mongo DB announced earnings. I’m adding Mongo to the list of tracked companies for this series. The economic slowdown which started one year ago has reduced growth rates by 31% across this group from 46% annually to 31% annually.

SaaS 93
article thumbnail

Here’s a new corporate card startup, backed by $157M in equity, debt, going after Brex, Ramp

TechCrunch

Parker , a startup offering a corporate credit card for e-commerce businesses, emerged from stealth Thursday with $157 million in equity and debt funding, much of which closed in 2022. The company touts itself as “the first charge card for e-commerce” with raised limits that are on average 10 to 20 times higher than traditional business credit cards, like CapitalOne, American Express and Brex.

startup 97
article thumbnail

5 Easy Ways to Attract New Employees and Increase Retention Rate

StartupNation

One of the most important things you can do as a small business owner is to hire and… The post 5 Easy Ways to Attract New Employees and Increase Retention Rate appeared first on StartupNation.

91
article thumbnail

Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

article thumbnail

5 strategies for biotech startups to outlast a market downturn

TechCrunch

Dr. James Coates Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. James Coates is the Health and Human Performance principal at Decisive Point , a venture capital and advisory firm that invests in and supports startups with emerging defense technologies. More posts by this contributor 3 tips for biotech startups seeking non-dilutive capital to weather the downturn Founders in the biotech industry are no strangers to challenges.

article thumbnail

I Graduated Into The 2000 DotCom Crash, And It Was The Best Thing To Ever Happen To My Career

Hunter Walk

Why Lack of Easy Options Made Me Focus On Who I Wanted To Be, Which Paid Off Over Time a very sad businessman holding a popped balloon, digital art [DALL-E] In retrospect the fact we were all day trading tech stocks from Stanford’s computer labs probably suggested it was a bit of a bubble, although eToys options did pay for two consecutive Spring Break vacations.

article thumbnail

Everything you need to get caught up on the SVB crisis

TechCrunch

On Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced that it had taken over Silicon Valley Bank , and as we rushed to plan coverage, one of my colleagues succinctly described the situation: “This is historic s**t.” A week later, we can all agree they were right. But a lot has happened, and unless it’s your job to edit the news, it’s possible you missed a slice of the saga, if not the entire story.

article thumbnail

An Organic Multi-Product Ecosystem Leaves a One-Product Offering in the Dust

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Ditching your one-product mindset in favour of an organic multi-product ecosystem could be the smartest business move you ever make Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

article thumbnail

How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

article thumbnail

Course Hero, once an edtech unicorn valued at $3.6 billion, conducts layoffs

TechCrunch

Course Hero, a tutoring business last valued by investors at $3.6 billion, has cut 15% of staff, or 42 people – its first round of layoffs in 17 years, TechCrunch has learned from numerous sources. A spokesperson confirmed the layoffs, saying that “the layoffs are happening as a part of a strategic effort to set Course Hero business line up for future growth.” The company says it does not anticipate future layoffs. “Part of this transition support includes providing sever

article thumbnail

Advice for Young Entrepreneurs & Life Chats (w/ 19-year-old Leif Rasmussen)

OkDork

 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify In today’s episode, I talk to 19-year-old business student and entrepreneur, Leif Rasmussen ! I met Leif and his dad randomly because I was staring at his car…and they thought it was weird, turns out the dad knew AppSumo and we’ve been friends since. Then Leif hit me up recently to ask life and business questions… And it worked out perfectly because y’all ask me all the time: “Noah—how do I start a business as a teenager?!

advice 52
article thumbnail

Artifact co-founder Kevin Systrom on the SVB crisis, its further impacts and future of tech

TechCrunch

Artifact , the new personalized news app from Instagram’s co-founders , is another startup whose funding was caught up in the Silicon Valley Bank failure, and co-founder Kevin Systrom believes there could be more trouble to come for Silicon Valley. The founder disclosed in a recent interview the team had 100% of Artifact’s funds at SVB prior to the bank’s failure.

founder 83
article thumbnail

[data.world in GlobeNewswire] data.world partners with dbt Labs to deliver greater visibility and discoverability of data transformations

OurCrowd

New partnership extends data.world’s integration to dbt Cloud to surface metadata about data assets and transformations Read more here. The post [data.world in GlobeNewswire] data.world partners with dbt Labs to deliver greater visibility and discoverability of data transformations appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

36
article thumbnail

How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

article thumbnail

Mistaking performance for competence

TechCrunch

A year or two before launching Actuator, someone on staff floated the idea of my writing a weekly robotics newsletter. I balked at the suggestion. Surely, I suggested, we would be struggling to fill the pages by week two. It’s not so much that I doubted whether there was enough robotics content to keep the engine running; it was more a question of whether there would be enough relevant robotics content.

article thumbnail

[Axiom Space in The Wall Street Journal] Watch: NASA unveils spacesuits for astronauts on next moon mission

OurCrowd

NASA on Wednesday demonstrated a prototype of new spacesuits developed by Axiom Space. The suits are designed for astronauts on the 2025 Artemis III mission, which NASA said would mark humanity’s first return to the moon in more than five decades. Read more here. The post [Axiom Space in The Wall Street Journal] Watch: NASA unveils spacesuits for astronauts on next moon mission appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

article thumbnail

Bummed out from the last week? Here’s some bullish news for software companies

TechCrunch

Yes, reading the tech press in the last week has been pretty brutal. And yes, you and your startup may still be rattled by the Silicon Valley Bank crisis or worried about what’s going on at First Republic. Hell, you could still be working to secure your funds somewhere new. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday.

startup 93
article thumbnail

[Airobotics in Accesswire] Ondas’ Airobotics and Rafael collaborate on autonomous drone infrastructure

OurCrowd

WALTHAM, MA and PETAH TIKVAH, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / March 16, 2023 / Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ONDS) (“Ondas” or the “Company”), a leading provider of private industrial wireless networks and commercial drone and automated data solutions, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Airobotics, Ltd. (“Airobotics”) is collaborating with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. on leveraging Airobotics’ Optimus Drone Infrastructure and Rafael’s new

article thumbnail

ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.