Tue.Oct 19, 2021

Why Your Company May Be Failing at Team Building

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Les Pardew, founder of Mystery Escape Room. Many businesses are struggling to find the best way to move forward as some employees return to the workplace while others will continue to work at home or a combination of both. A Gartner Inc.

Advanced Techniques to Speed Up The Scaling Phase For Startups

StartupNation

Once a startup has successfully launched, it can move onto the scaling phase. This can be a perilous time for a fledgling company, with only 1 in 200 startups becoming successful scaleups. There are many reasons for this fairly low success rate.

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MagniLearn uses AI to help students learn new languages, raises $2.8M

TechCrunch

There’s nothing easy about learning a language, and so it’s also maybe no surprise that there are plenty of startups that want to make life easier for students.

To Grow Your Company, Prioritize Productivity Over Being ‘Busy’

StartupNation

Recent events have caused major shifts in how we work. Now, more than ever, businesses are rethinking what it means to be productive. Gone are the days where working more hours was the key to success. Instead, if you want your business to grow, you need to prioritize productivity over hours worked.

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.

Egypt’s ILLA raises $2M to diversify its offerings to FMCG value chain

TechCrunch

Most FMCG brands rely on a combination of owned and outsourced assets to carry out delivery operations. The variety of both models brings about a fragmented logistics cycle and FMCGs can lose significant value in the process.

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The future of remote work is text

TechCrunch

It’s impossible to talk about Automattic without talking about remote work. The company is a role model and innovator in this area: It has been entirely remote since 2005, and at 1,700 employees, it has helped prove that a remote workplace culture can succeed at scale.

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Intent Marketing: Why It Matters to Your Business

StartupNation

Marketers can no longer rely on demographics alone when it comes to reaching their audience. Simple. Demographics rarely tell the entire story. You need to go beyond the profile of your prospects.

Republic may build a secondary exchange for digital securities, fueled by $150 million in new funding

TechCrunch

There’s plenty of frustration in the world of startups over when a digital asset does and does not constitute a security in the eyes of the Securities & Exchange Commission. Where many see regulatory murkiness, the five-year-old, New York-based investing platform Republic sees opportunity.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Job Link Program

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With funding support from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners has launched a Job Link initiative to help companies in Central and Northern PA find talent.

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.

SOC Prime lands $11M Series A to become ‘Spotify for cyber threats’

TechCrunch

SOC Prime , a Boston-based early-stage startup that claims to have built the world’s largest threat detection marketplace, has secured $11 million in Series A funding. The company will use the investment, led by DNX Ventures with participation from Streamlined Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners, to scale and accelerate the adoption of its marketplace that allows researchers to monetize their threat detection code to help security teams defend against cyberattacks.

I Published the Same Course on Udemy, Skillshare, and Gumroad?—?What I Learned

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Unexpected traffic, expected conversion rates, and randomness Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing online-learning course content-creation freelancing

Patron, a new fund from former Riot Games colleagues, locks down $90 million

TechCrunch

If you follow tech press, you’ve probably noticed more outlets covering the blockchain-based, play-to-earn trend, wherein individuals playing crypto-powered games can ostensibly earn a living off their gaming skills if they earn assets within the game or tokens that they can then sell for “real” money.

4 Expert Tips for Startups Looking to Maximize the Value of SaaS Technology

StartupNation

These days, software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology is improving the quality of business for nearly all startup businesses, across all industries. In fact, the IDC reports that “by 2020, 67 percent of enterprise infrastructure and software will be for cloud-based offerings.”.

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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.

Electric, the IT platform for SMBs, raises $90 million Series D

TechCrunch

Electric , makers of IT infrastructure software for SMBs, has been on a tear lately. The company announced the close of a $90 million Series D financing round today.

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What Is DeFi? – Decentralised Finance Explained

Feedough

Imagine living in a world with no banks! You don’t. Read more. Crypto Essentials

Mage aims to be the ‘Stripe for AI;’ raises $6.3M for developer tools to build AI into apps

TechCrunch

Mage , developing an artificial intelligence tool for product developers to build and integrate AI into apps, brought in $6.3 million in seed funding led by Gradient Ventures. Founder Tommy Dang started the company at the end of 2020 after working together to build internal low-code tools at Airbnb.

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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.

Gorillas grabs ‘close to’ $1BN, Series C values the on-demand grocery delivery biz at $2.1BN

TechCrunch

Berlin-based on-demand grocery delivery and dark store operator Gorillas has grabbed “close to” $1 billion in Series C funds, in the latest sign of the searing investor interest driving activity in urban food shopping apps across the continent and beyond.

Vertical Oceans aims to grow sustainable shrimp in huge ‘aqua towers’ inside cities

TechCrunch

John Diener, the CEO of an aquaculture nutrition and genetics company, would visit hundreds of shrimp farms as part of his job. But gradually he became frustrated by some of the environmentally unsustainable practices used in many locations.

Mexico’s fintech success: How tech is driving the population to banking

TechCrunch

Jen Laloup. Contributor. Jen Laloup is CEO of Mobile Growth Association. More posts by this contributor. Current and upcoming trends in Latin America’s mobile growth.

Can social and e-commerce transform the future of the open web?

TechCrunch

Despite Automattic’s respected position, awareness of its myriad businesses tends to be spotty. “I I spend a lot of time with investors, press and research analysts, and I’m always stunned that people say, ‘We know WordPress.’

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

SoftBank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo

TechCrunch

There is no question that fintech has exploded in recent years.

How do you select the right tech stack?

TechCrunch

Having a great idea isn’t enough when you’re starting a startup. You have to execute well on that idea by making the right decisions at the right time. In particular, you have to pick the right tech stack for your product.

Frozen coffee startup Cometeer raises $35M Series B and launches its product in earnest

TechCrunch

Gloucester, Massachusetts-based Cometeer has been around for nine years. In that time, the company has built up a mad scientist’s lair worth of coffee scientists, equipment and processes to jolt some fresh life into the industry.

There’s nothing Automattic about balancing commercial growth with an open source developer community

TechCrunch

The tech industry has made a full 180-degree turn with regard to open source in the 16 years since Matt Mullenweg founded Automattic , a major commercial backer of open source content management system WordPress.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.