Tue.Jan 19, 2021

LLC or Corporation: Which Entity is Best For My Business?


Two of the most popular entity formations for business incorporation are limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations. Both entities provide startup owners with certain benefits, and one of the biggest benefits is limited liability.

How and when to build marketing teams at deep tech companies


Deep tech startups develop cutting-edge innovations with the power to truly revolutionize society. The founding team members at these companies often come from deeply technical backgrounds, which powers rapid product progress but can create bottlenecks on the go-to-market side.


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Cities are Like Startups


2021: The Great Acceleration of the Rise of the Rest & the End of “Silicon X Syndrome.” Part I) Cities are Like Startups Cities are like startups. And like many other industries, “business as usual” has been completely disrupted by the coronavirus.

Microsoft invests in Cruise in new $2 billion round


Cruise has raised $2 billion in a new equity round that has pushed its valuation up to $30 billion and delivered Microsoft as an investor and partner.

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!

A Conversation with Lori Greinger from Shark Tank: Ramon Hosts the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray got to host the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series with special guest Lori Greinger. You may know her as the warm-blooded shark from the Emmy-winning ABC series, Shark Tank. She’s also an inventor with 120 patents and the author of the bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!

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Unusual As Usual: Climathon Germany As A Logical Answer To The Crisis – And To Climate Change

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As catalysts for change and collaborative action, we – the German Impact Hubs alongside all Impact Hubs worldwide – have been following our mission to break with the ‘business as usual’ and inspire collaborative innovation to work for a sustainable future. .

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup


Rivian has raised $2.65 billion as it prepares to begin production this summer of its all-electric pickup truck. The round, which was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.,

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On the USV website, we show the most read blog posts by author. Here are mine : I want to do this for AVC too. I will ask my partner Nick who managed the construction of USV.com how he did that and will see if I can get that working on AVC.

In 2020, VCs invested $428M into US-based startups every day


Despite a pandemic that sparked a global recession, 2020 was still a record year for venture capital investments into American startups. According to data shared by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association, investors poured $156.2

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.

Flexible VC, a New Model for Companies Targeting Profitability

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 greatercolorado.vc/blog. blog. ). Of the Inc. 5000 companies, only 6.5% raised money from VCs and 7.7% raised from angels. Where else can fast-growing companies get funding? More and more startups are pursuing Revenue-Based VCs , but “RBI” doesn’t fit everyone. A new category of VCs have emerged offering a hybrid between VC and RBI, which we call “Flexible VC”. .

PPRO nabs $180M at a $1B+ valuation to bring together the fragmented world of payments


The pandemic has hastened a shift of most commerce becoming e-commerce in the last year, and that has brought a new focus on startups that are helping to enable that process.

Founding CEO of a $100 Million Startup Shares What He Learned Getting Fired From His Company

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Qualcomm-backed chipmaker Kneron nails Foxconn funding, deal


A startup based out of San Diego and Taipei is quietly nailing fundings and deals from some of the biggest names in electronics.

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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.

[Labs/02’s Quant LR in PR Newswire] VentureIsrael Invests in Israeli Startup QuantLR, Developer of the World’s Most Cost Affordable Quantum Cryptography Solution I


TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in the investment round alongside with the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, as well as Jerusalem’s early-stage fund and incubator Labs/02.

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers


A new music platform, Uppbeat , aims to make it easier for YouTubers and other content creators to find quality free music to use in their videos.

[Nexa3D in Business Wire] Nexa3D and Keystone Industries Join Forces to Deliver Higher Productivity and Performance 3D Printing Solutions for the Dental Industry



Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M


Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million.

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.

[OncoHost in PR Newswire] OncoHost Secures $8 Million Series B Funding Round to Advance its AI-Powered Precision Oncology Platform


On a Mission to Match Individual Cancer Patients with the Most Effective Treatment, Investment will Expand Clinical Trials, Support Opening of a US Office and Preparation for Commercial Launch. Read more here.

Conversa Health expands its Series B round to $20M


Portland, Oregon-based Conversa Health , a virtual care and communication platform that helps health organizations stay in touch with their patients and customers, today announced that it has expanded its Series B funding round from $12 million to $20 million.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Blake’s Hard Cider is a Winning Formula (Episode 163)


On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares the story of a visionary entrepreneur in our region, Andrew Blake. Blake, a third-generation entrepreneur, came up with an idea to expand his family business by creating a product to sell at retail.

Fintech startup Vise brings on Andrew Fong (formerly Dropbox) as CTO


Vise , a fintech firm that focuses on helping financial advisors rather than automating them out of existence, has today announced that it is bringing on Andrew Fong as its chief technology officer. Fong hails from Dropbox, where he served as VP of Infrastructure Engineering.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

What You Need to Know About Collateral Loans


The ebb and flow of modern business is difficult to predict. Small businesses, in particular, can struggle to react to fast-changing market conditions. There may be times when short-term cash injections are needed to cover temporary cash flow problems or capitalize on opportunities for expansion.

Skyqraft raises $2.2M seed for its powerline issue detection system


Skyqraft , the Swedish startup using AI and drones for electricity powerline inspection, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, capital it will use to further develop its technology and expand its operations in Europe and in the U.S.

How a $500 Mistake Led Transferwise to Creating a $5.5B Startup

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StackPulse announces $28M investment to help developers manage outages


When a system outage happens, chaos can ensue as the team tries to figure out what’s happening and how to fix it. StackPulse , a new startup that wants to help developers manage these crisis situations more efficiently, emerged from stealth today with a $28 million investment.

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.