Thu.May 13, 2021

These 3 Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Overcoming E-Commerce Product Launch Obstacles

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With consumers spending more than ever online, it’s no wonder why so many entrepreneurs are joining e-commerce marketplaces in droves. Consumers around the world spent $900 billion at online retailers in 2020, according to report from the Mastercard Economics Institute.

I Asked 50 Entrepreneurs What Tools They Use to Stay Productive?—?Here Are the Most Popular Ones

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Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting

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based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility — applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects.

Running a remote-first startup: Do’s and Don’ts

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Running a Remote-First Startup: Do’s and Don’ts We’ve been a remote-first startup for 3 years, here’s what we’ve learned. We’ve been a remote-first startup from day one at Uizard ?—?since

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!

Walmart acquires virtual clothing try-on startup Zeekit

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Retail giant Walmart announced this morning it’s acquiring the Tel Aviv-based startup Zeekit , which allows consumers to virtually “try on” clothing when shopping online.

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The hamburger model is a winning go-to-market strategy

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Caryn Marooney. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic.

YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.

Chef Robotics raises $7.7M to help automate kitchens

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A year and a half’s worth of global pandemic has had a profound impact on virtually every sector of the workforce.

5 Reasons Why Everyone Secretly Hates Entrepreneurs These Days

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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.

Is there a creed in venture capital?

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Scott Lenet. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Scott Lenet is President of Touchdown Ventures. More posts by this contributor. Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC. “Darth Ventures” and the efficacy of Sith management techniques.

3 West African Startups Prove It’s Possible To Thrive In Uncertain Times

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Turning challenges into opportunities. That is what entrepreneurs around the world have always done, and the pandemic is no exception. This article is the first in a series of eight where we will share the stories of African startups from Ghana and Nigeria who are doing just that.

Even startups on tight budgets can maximize their marketing impact

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Dominik Angerer. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Dominik Angerer is CEO and co-founder of headless CMS Storyblok , which provides best practice guidance for startups on how to build a sustainable approach to marketing their content.

Golden Handcuffs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Stock-based compensation plans throughout the startup and tech sector are based on “golden handcuffs” – the idea that an employee can’t leave because they would be giving up too much money if they do. I’ve never loved that concept. It feels like staying in a bad marriage for the kids.

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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.

Alba Orbital’s mission to image the Earth every 15 minutes brings in $3.4M seed round

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Orbital imagery is in demand, and if you think having daily images of everywhere on Earth is going to be enough in a few years, you need a lesson in ambition.

Lessons from Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, hardware, landing NBA partnerships & more | E1213

Jason Calacanis

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Top Takeaways. Improving sleep is a massive market opportunity. It has fueled Oura’s growth as well as other companies like Calm.com. “99.9% of Americans will try to sleep tonight, but only 10% will exercise per day.”

Advanced tax strategies for startup founders

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Peyton Carr. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Peyton Carr is a financial advisor to founders, entrepreneurs and their families, helping them with planning and investing. He is a managing director of Keystone Global Partners. More posts by this contributor.

Burnout Is A Mental Health Matter

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A couple months ago I found myself in a funk, except it wasn’t going away. It seems to be lingering & I couldn’t shake. The post Burnout Is A Mental Health Matter appeared first on GCUC Community.

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.

SpecTrust raises millions to fight cybercrime with its no-code platform

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Risk defense startup SpecTrust is emerging from stealth today with a $4.3 million seed raise and a public launch. Cyber Mentor Fund led the round, which also included participation from Rally Ventures, SignalFire, Dreamit Ventures and Legion Capital.

[Zoomcar in BW Disrupt] Zoomcar Raises $5.5 Million Dollars From US Based Parent Company Zoomcar Inc

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Recently, the Indian self-drive car rental company Zoomcar has raised INR 41 Crore/ $5.5 Million from its umbrella company Zoomcar Inc. Prior to this, Zoomcar Inc had also infused INR 8.27crore/ $1.1 Million in January and INR 5.27 Crore/ $717k in February 2021.

Upsie’s direct-to-consumer swing at the warranty space nets $18.2M

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Upsie , a consumer warranty startup, has raised $18.2 million in a Series A round led by True Ventures. . The financing brings the total raised for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based startup to $25 million since its 2015 inception.

[Phantom Auto in PR Newswire] Phantom Auto Partners with Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Group to Scale Up Remote Operation for Unmanned Forklifts

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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.”

Morressier wants academic conferences to feel cutting-edge

TechCrunch

While a unicorn named Hopin tends to dominate the virtual conferencing space, a new startup just raised millions of dollars by focusing on what it believes is an untapped niche in the same universe: academic conferences.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Data Shows Consumers Want to Shop and Dine Locally (Episode 224)

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On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff shares an ongoing trend in consumer behavior: those who are searching for something online but going to a store locally to actually make the purchase. Visits to local stores and restaurants are top of mind, according to a recent report by Google.

With its newest round, Liquid Death will exclusively ‘murder your thirst’ at Live Nation events

TechCrunch

Liquid Death , a four-year-old, LA-based canned mountain water startup that has steadily garnered market share and press coverage by promising, amusingly, to “murder your thirst,” just raised $15 million in Series C funding.

[Kenna Security in GlobeNewswire] Publishing Exploits Does More Harm Than Good, Kenna Security Research Finds

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cybersecurity researchers and “white-hat” hackers that publicize exploit code used in cyberattacks are giving a clear and unequivocal advantage to attackers, new research has found.

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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.