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Rightbot, which is developing robots to unload freight, lands investment from Amazon

TechCrunch

Rightbot, a startup developing suction-based robots that can unload truck-transported freight in a range of sizes, has raised $6.25 million in a funding round led by Amazon’s Industrial Innovation Fund (IIF) with participation from SOSV and Entrepreneur First. Amazon launched IIF last April to bolster startups addressing challenges across customer fulfillment, logistics and the supply […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Transforming Singapore’s Healthcare Landscape: Navigating Demographic Changes and Economic Challenges

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Amid escalating healthcare expenses, Singapore’s dedication to controlling these costs while maintaining high standards of care is increasingly important. Singapore’s healthcare system is renowned worldwide for providing universal access to high-quality health services.

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Omniful, a supply chain and e-commerce enablement startup, emerges from stealth with $5.85M

TechCrunch

Supply chain and e-commerce enablement startup, Omniful, has today emerged from stealth with $5.85 million seed funding led by VentureSouq, with participation from 500 Global, DASH Ventures, Jahez Group, SEEDRA Ventures, Bunat Ventures, Hala Ventures, RZM Investments and several family offices including Al Rasheed, Siraj Holding, Al Bawardi, Al Nafea.

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T-Hub Launches Space Tech Incubation Program to Support India’s Spacetech Sector

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register India’s startup incubator, T-Hub , has introduced the Space Tech Incubation Program as part of the AIC T-Hub Foundation initiative. In collaboration with the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), this program aims to support innovation and drive growth in India’s evolving space tech sector.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Today’s AI funding rush reminds me of the fintech investing hype of 2021

TechCrunch

We're seeing a lot of folks push their capital into just a few squares on the betting table. One way or another, the result is going to be notable. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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EnCharge raises $22.6M to commercialize its AI-accerating chips

TechCrunch

Around a year ago, TechCrunch wrote about a little-known company developing AI-accelerating chips to face off against hardware from titans of industry — e.g. Nvidia, AMD, Microsoft, Meta, AWS and Intel. Its mission at the time sounded a little ambitious — and still does. But to its credit, the startup, EnCharge AI, is alive and […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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ByteDance’s TikTok Shop Reinvents Itself: Strategic Investment and Collaboration with GoTo’s Tokopedia

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register ByteDance , the parent company of the popular video service provider TikTok, has agreed to invest in a unit of Indonesia’s GoTo Group and collaborate on an online shopping service with Tokopedia. Despite an informal agreement already in place, the final intricacies of the alliance are subject to ongoing discussions and may undergo adjustments before an official announcement.

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Git platform AllSpice now curries favor with enterprises

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AllSpice shifted its strategy to bring enterprise engineers together to more easily collaborate on projects. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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This Company Is on a Mission to Tackle the Concussion Crisis in Football. They're Now in 14 NFL Locker Rooms and Growing.

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

LIGHT Helmets CEO Nick Esayian discusses the launch and growth of the company and its game plan for expanding its innovative tech from the football field to hockey rinks, construction sites and beyond.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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Meta and IBM form an AI Alliance, but to what end?

TechCrunch

Meta, on an open source tear, wants to spread its influence further and wider in the ongoing battle for AI mindshare. This morning, the social network announced that it’s teaming up with IBM, whose audience is decidedly more corporate and enterprise, to launch the AI Alliance, a industry body to support “open innovation” and “open […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Brian Folmer and FirstLook Change the Game on the Future of Consumer Brand Investing

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Folmer, founder of FirstLook , FirstLook Ventures, and Distrobox. Brian is based out of Cleveland where he spends most of his time building FirstLook, a box full of emerging brands for investors, and Distrobox, a box full of emerging brands for DSD Distributors. When he’s not working on his companies, you can find him investing in consumer brands and tech solutions that empower them.

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Veteran life sciences firm RA Capital spins up ‘planetary health’ team to ride climate tech wave

TechCrunch

Partners at RA Capital realized that if they didn't try to address climate change and its health effects, their life science investments wouldn't be as impactful. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Leadership Transformation: David Ghodsizadeh’s Journey to Empower Technical Professionals Through…

Jason Malki

Leadership Transformation: David Ghodsizadeh’s Journey to Empower Technical Professionals Through Storytelling I had the pleasure of interviewing David Ghodsizadeh, the founder of Storytelling 4 Success , who is empowering technical professionals to unlock their full potential through leadership storytelling. David is a seasoned marketer with a rich background in the high-tech industry, most notably at Samsung Electronics, and received formal storytelling training from world renowned coaches.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Metrics that matter: 3 practical observations on valuation

TechCrunch

Paris Heymann Contributor Share on X Paris Heymann is a partner at Index Ventures, where he invests primarily in B2B SaaS and data. More posts by this contributor Vertical AI: The next logical iteration of vertical SaaS Acquisition, retention, expansion: Why SaaS founders must understand GDR and NDR As part of the Metrics That Matter […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Empowering Startups and Navigating Tech Investment: An Interview with Olga Duka of Improve Ventures

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Olga Duka, GP at Improve Ventures How did you break into tech investing? To be honest, I don’t think there ever was a “breaking into” moment. I started working with startups as founder or operator or advisor almost 15 years ago and I was an institutional investor prior to that. I went to work in the tech sector, because I’ve always been obsessed with talent and wanted to learn how early-stage ideas originate and develop.

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Zone of Impossibility: Why Entrepreneurs Should Look For Impossible Challenges

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There is a world of difference between almost impossible and impossible. If you took physics in high school, you learned that it was impossible to see anything smaller than half the wavelength of light, no matter how powerful the microscope. This limitation is a hard, fixed law of physics, not a matter of how good the microscope is. It’s just a law of nature, proven mathematically by Ernst Abbe in 1873.

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Mighty Oaks Capital Partners’ Gbenga Olomola Sleeps and Wakes Working with Global Startups and…

Jason Malki

Mighty Oaks Capital Partners’ Gbenga Olomola Sleeps and Wakes Working with Global Startups and Funds I had the pleasure of interviewing Gbenga Olomola, Founder & Group/CEO of Mighty Oaks Group. Gbenga Olomola’s expertise spans equity capital markets, debt capital markets, M&A, and business acquisition, among other areas. He is an established VC investor and partner at Network.VC Silicon Valley Fund, co-investing in late stages alongside top-tier VCs such as SoftBank, TMT Invest, Mighty C

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How to Get Investors Excited About Your Market Opportunity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Market size is crucial. Most pitches get wrong.

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Meet Qaiser?—?Founder of BAE INTERNET & GO ONLINE who is Pioneering Change in Tech

Jason Malki

Meet Qaiser — Founder of BAE INTERNET & GO ONLINE who is Pioneering Change in Tech In the dynamic world of technology and startups, few entrepreneurs stand out with their innovative approaches and compelling vision. One such individual is Mohd Qaiser Malik, a trailblazer in the tech industry whose journey from the bustling streets of India to the prestigious halls of Babson College in Boston reflects a story of ambition, innovation, and success.

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[Appdome in PRNewswire] Appdome Wins Winter 2023 Digital Innovator Award from Intellyx

OurCrowd

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Appdome, the one-stop shop for mobile app defense, announced today that Intellyx, the first and only analyst firm dedicated to digital transformation, has awarded Appdome with the Winter 2023 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award.

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Elon Musk is looking to raise $1 billion for xAI

TechCrunch

Elon Musk is looking to raise 1/44 of a Twitter for his AI company, xAI. In other words, the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and X is seeking $1 billion in funding for his next venture.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

Tomasz Tunguz

Mongo announcing earnings yesterday concludes this quarter’s index of software buyers. As the chart above shows, the software market is plateauing & some companies are rebounding. Why is a flat growth rate something to cheer? First, 30% growth is now top quartile. Second, each of these businesses has scaled, doubling or more in the last three years.

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X is now licensed for payment processing in a dozen US states

TechCrunch

Elon Musk is moving forward with his plans to turn the company formerly known as Twitter, now called X, into an “everything app” that includes its own payments system. The company in late November was granted three additional money transmitter licenses in the U.S. states of South Dakota (on Nov. 27), Kansas (on Nov. 28), […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Gate Unveiling with Jordi Mata-Fink

Andreessen Horowitz

Jordi Mata-Fink, PhD, cofounder of Gate Bioscience, joins Vineeta Agarwala and Ben Portney of a16z Bio + Health. In this episode, Jordi discusses how he and his cofounders are working to commercialize a novel class of therapeutics, termed “molecular gates.” His company, Gate, is working to exploit a previously uncharted avenue in cell biology—the secretory translocon—for therapeutic intervention.

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Used by only a few nerds, Facebook kills PGP-encrypted emails

TechCrunch

In 2015, as part of the wave of encrypting all the things on the internet, encouraged by the Edward Snowden revelations, Facebook announced that it would allow users to receive encrypted emails from the company. Even at the time, this was a feature for the paranoid users. By turning on the feature, all emails sent […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.