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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

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Listen Up! Why Revolution Ventures is Investing in Indianapolis-based Casted

Revolution

By Revolution Ventures Managing Partner David Golden and VP Alex Shtarkman As voracious consumers of podcasting content, we could not be more excited to announce our investment in Indianapolis-based Casted , a company reinventing the traditional digital content marketing playbook.

New Jersey announces $10M seed fund aimed at Black and Latinx founders

TechCrunch

Today, in a twist, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a proposal for a $10 million allocation in the state budget to create a seed fund for Black and Latinx startups, TechCrunch has learned exclusively.

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!

This Entrepreneur Is Helping Military Spouses Become Successful Business Owners

Smart Hustle Magazine

No entrepreneurial journey is ever easy. But for military spouses, starting a business and making it a success is an uphill battle.

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Create Your Perfect Business Pitch – 5 Tips from Precious Williams

Smart Hustle Magazine

Picture it! Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2019. I just walked into St. Mary’s University preparing myself to be the only African American, only American, and only woman of color to speak at the Professional Development Summit. How did I get here? Was the audience really that excited to hear from me?

Signal tests payments in the UK using MobileCoin

TechCrunch

Encrypted chat app Signal is adding payments to the services it provides, a long-expected move and one the company is taking its time on. A U.K.-only only beta program will allow users to trade the cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily, and most importantly, privately.

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WeWork’s CEO Proves Money Can Buy Everything?—?Except Profitability

Entrepreneur's Handbook

But who needs profitability with a $500+ million golden parachute? FYI this is not how startups are supposed to work.) Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup news startup-lessons entrepreneurship

OneStream raises $200M, now valued at $6B after its enterprise-focused financial software sees a surge of use

TechCrunch

Digital transformation is the name of the game these days, and companies that are enabling businesses to take a leap into the future, by helping them tackle their most complex operations, are reaping the rewards.

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.

Q2 Workplace Trends with Liz Elam: Technology

GCUC

Reluctant inevitability of AI, new etiquette around space as a service, lean models for complete engagement, and technology to enhance the internal member experience. The post Q2 Workplace Trends with Liz Elam: Technology appeared first on GCUC Community.

Brighton-based MPB snaps up $69M to build out its used camera equipment marketplace

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Learn the secret skill that matters more than ever this Thursday at EH’s Startup Summit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Coming up with a great idea Getting funding Building out your team These are obviously massively important steps in your startup journey. But you know what skill may be more valuable in your early stages, especially now since a lot of people are working from home? Learning how to write an email that not only gets opened but also responded to.

Bob W, the ‘tech-driven’ hospitality provider, raises €10M in seed funding

TechCrunch

Bob W , the self-described “tech-driven” hospitality provider that offers an alternative to traditional hotels and short-stay rentals, is disclosing €10 million in seed funding.

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.

What Is Undercover Marketing? – Strategies & Examples

Feedough

The last thing any person consuming an ice cream bar would anticipate is probably that the wooden stick turns out to be Colgate’s emulated toothbrush. It is the essence of undercover marketing, where brand awareness takes place in a way most unexpected by the consumers.

Shell invests in LanzaJet to speed up deliveries of its synthetic aviation fuel

TechCrunch

The energy giant Shell has joined a slew of strategic investors — including All Nippon Airways, Suncor Energy, Mitsui and British Airways — in funding LanzaJet, the company commercializing a process to convert alcohol into jet fuel. .

incorporating sustainable infrastructure into engineering: q&a with Dr. Andrew Grieshop of North Carolina State University

Venture Well

Andrew Grieshop of North Carolina State University works to help engineering students design new sustainable infrastructure solutions using smart technology.

Coinbase’s monster Q1 in context

TechCrunch

In the first quarter of 2021, American consumer cryptocurrency trading giant Coinbase grew sharply, generating strong profits at the same time.

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.

Behind Closed Doors the U.S. Is Quietly Backing a Replacement Global Currency

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The U.S. Dollar Reset has been triggered by a global currency called SDR. This topic isn’t covered in mainstream media. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money life-lessons society self-improvement economy

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Real raises $10M from Lightspeed, Megan Rapinoe and others to rethink therapy

TechCrunch

The last year has put a spotlight on mental health, and startup Real is looking to shake up the space with a product that makes group therapy available on-demand. Founded by CEO Ariela Safira, Real is inspired by a longstanding methodology in the world of mental health: Group therapy.

6 Things to Do After Receiving Your PPP Loan

StartupNation

You’ve gotten your PPP loan, spent it properly and hopefully qualify for full forgiveness. Congratulations! What’s next? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here.

Sendbird raises $100M at a $1B+ valuation, says 150M+ users now interact using its chat and video APIs

TechCrunch

Messaging is the medium these days, and today a startup that has built an API to help others build text and video interactivity into their services is announcing a big round to continue scaling its business.

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.”

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Impact on Brands Taking Positions on Social Issues (Episode 206)

StartupNation

On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses results from a recent Piplsay study on the impact of brand activism and social issues. Of those consumers surveyed, 22 percent report that brand actions have impacted both their buying behavior and brand impression.

Revolution Ventures backs Casted in B2B-focused podcast play

TechCrunch

Historically, podcasts have been aimed at consumers. The value to be gained in the B2B world is something that has been largely untapped. For Lindsay Tjepkema — who has been entrenched in the world of B2B marketing for more than 15 years — the opportunity was massive.

Snack’s Kim Kaplan PLUS 3 key metrics for consumer, enterprise SaaS & marketplace startups | E1195

Jason Calacanis

Top Insights. “Match has done a phenomenal job at working with different companies, acquiring different companies.” ” It has been significantly easier to raise capital for Snack post-Bumble’s IPO.

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Rapid raises $12M for its manufacturing robotics

TechCrunch

Bay Area-based Rapid Robotics today announced a $12 million Series A. The new round, led by NEA, brings the company’s total funding up to $17.5 million. It joins a recently closed seed round, announced way back in November of last year.

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.