Thu.Jun 24, 2021

OROS Raises $14.5M in Series A

Hyde Park Angels

OROS, a performance apparel brand utilizing materials technology, announced raising a $14.5M Series A round. The round was led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital, which included participation from Hyde Park Angels and other investors.

Why So Many Startups Fail Miserably After Raising Money

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Endpoint Security Solutions from Dell Technologies to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity


Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving at an alarming rate. In order to keep pace for our customers, Dell Technologies deploys an intrinsic security approach that is intelligent, pervasive and built into the infrastructure, platforms and devices that our customers use.

Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money


Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves either a boat or at least a pair of waders.

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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 — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — 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.

How I Earned $100,000 Doing Sales in My First Year Out of College

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Your Secret Weapon For Raising Capital: Investor Newsletters

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I understand that regulators and elected officials need to raise concerns about new technologies and their impact on society. It is their job or at least part of their job. But I am also dismayed regularly by how poorly many elected officials and regulators understand the technologies they are talking about. In particular, I am deeply concerned with how poorly many elected officials and regulators understand blockchains, smart contracts, and decentralized applications and organizations.

One Step At a Time: Overview of Deal Stages

The Seraf Compass

Since I am part of a team that runs a very active angel network, most of the time, I am juggling a bunch of deals in different stages of completion. It can be hard to keep track of where everything stands.

Env0 lands $17M Series A as infrastrucure as code control plane gains traction


As companies deliver code ever faster, they need tooling to provide some semblance of control and governance over the cloud resources being used to deliver it. Env0 , a startup that is helping companies do just that, announced a $17 million Series A today.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Ten Best Books for Every Small Business Owner

Smart Hustle Magazine

There are thousands of great business books. These are the top 10 small business books that I’ve read over the years that have been most helpful for me. These books will help ground you in mindset, marketing and finances. MINDSET of business, being a better leader and inspiring your team.

Here are five TACTICAL skills of a great leader.


It is hard to coach or teach leadership in a few paragraphs. But let’s try by limiting this short insight to a list of the five principal tactical skills of a great leader.

Visa to acquire open banking platform Tink for more than $2 billion


Visa has announced plans to acquire Tink for €1.8 billion, or $2.15 billion at today’s exchange rate. Tink has been a leading fintech startup in Europe focused on open banking application programming interface (API).

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Free Shipping Drives Consumer Purchases (Episode 246)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses a new report from Jungle Scout , which found that during the second quarter of 2021, 80% of online shoppers expect free shipping when ordering over a certain dollar amount.

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.

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Orbion, manufacturer of in-space plasma propulsion systems, raises $20M Series B


Electric propulsion developer Orbion Space Technology has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it says it will use to scale production capacity of its Aurora propulsion system. The Michigan-based startup manufactures Hall effect plasma thrusters for use in small and cube satellites.

A Tale of Two Pitch Decks

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The Presentation Deck vs. the Sending Deck Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». pitching venture-capital pitch-deck communication startup secures $90M in debt and equity to scale its digital mortgage lending platform


A lot of startups were built to help people make all-cash offers on homes with the purpose of gaining an edge against other buyers, especially in ultra-competitive markets. . is a Denver-based company that is attempting to create a new category in real estate technology.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality. Business Model | How Does Make Money?


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Reform your startup’s meeting culture


Chuck Phillips. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Chuck Phillips is the co-founder of MeetWell , an application that enables teams to achieve a better work-life balance while saving companies money by reducing the amount of bad meetings they attend.

[SmartAsset in The Daily News] SmartAsset Raises $110 Million in Series D Funding, Bringing its Valuation to Over $1 Billion


SmartAsset, the web’s go-to resource for financial advice connecting consumers with financial advisors, today announced that it has closed a $110 million Series D round, valuing the company at over $1 billion.

[Sight Diagnostics in The Jerusalem Post] Jerusalem start-up looks to help eliminate malaria in Africa


Malaria kills more than 400,000 people yearly, most of whom are children under the age of five, and greatly impedes developing economies. Read more here. The post [Sight Diagnostics in The Jerusalem Post] Jerusalem start-up looks to help eliminate malaria in Africa appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

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[SmartAsset in TechCrunch] SmartAsset rethinks financial advisory, and becomes a unicorn in the process


SmartAsset, a marketplace that connects consumers to financial advisors, announced today that it has raised $110 million in a Series D round of funding. Read more here.


[JumpCloud in Security Boulevard] JumpCloud Survey: Remote Work Taking a Security Toll


A survey of 400 IT professionals from small to medium enterprises published this week found three quarters of respondents concluded remote work makes it harder for employees to follow good security practices, with two-thirds (66%) admitting they are overwhelmed by the challenge of managing remote work. Read more here.


[Locusview in CTech] Locusview appoints Sassi Idan as Chief Product Officer


Locusview, which provides a collection, validation, and management solution for construction data, has announced the appointment of Sassi Idan as its new Chief Product Officer.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!