Fri.Jan 08, 2021

EO members on the Inc. 5000 list share how they start their day

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It’s a new year—but are you stuck in the same old rut? Inspired by host Dave Will’s EO 360 podcast with Hal Elrod , author of The Miracle Morning , we asked some of the 287 EO-member companies on the Inc. 5000 list how they start their day.

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USV Climate Fund

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I alluded to in a post earlier this week , we have some new things going on at USV. Today my partner Albert talks about one of them on the USV blog. Over the last few months, USV has raised a climate fund. Our thesis for this fund is: The USV Climate Fund invests in companies and projects that provide mitigation for or adaptation to the climate crisis. link].

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Jumbotail raises $14.2 million for its wholesale marketplace in India

TechCrunch

Jumbotail, an online wholesale marketplace for grocery and food items, said on Friday it has raised an additional $14.2 million as the Bangalore-based startup chases the opportunity to digitize neighborhood stores in the world’s second-largest internet market.

Innovation 2021 – Reactive Disruption

UBI Global

The effects of COVID-19 on startups and the global innovation ecosystem This article may be a bit different from what we would normally share to begin a new year.

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!

Extra Crunch roundup: 2 VC surveys, Tesla’s melt up, The Roblox Gambit, more

TechCrunch

This has been quite a week. Instead of walking backward through the last few days of chaos and uncertainty, here are three good things that happened: Google employee Sara Robinson combined her interest in machine learning and baking to create AI-generated hybrid treats.

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Holographic startup Envisics partners with Panasonic to fast-track in-car AR tech

TechCrunch

Envisics founder and CEO Dr. Jamieson Christmas launched the startup three years ago to “revolutionize” the in-car experience with its holographic technology. Now, it has a partner that could help it achieve that mission. The U.K.-based

How to Find Joy and Peace in the Midst of the Chase

Smart Hustle Magazine

Building a business from a simple vision offers tremendous rewards. However, in pursuit of these rewards, we need to be aware of what is happening around us, to be mindful of the potential monster we are creating. As Dr. Henry Frankenstein said in the 1931 classic, Frankenstein, “Look! It's moving.

What is up with Tesla’s value?

TechCrunch

The last year taught us that the connection between the stock market and the economy is imprecise at best.

[DreaMed in Geek Time] Israeli remote medical solutions stepped up to the challenge that was 2020

OurCrowd

The chaos of 2020 will definitely be remembered in the tech industry as the year of acceleration, and possibly none felt the impact more than the telemedicine sector. So let’s recap some of the year’s great successes… Read more here.

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.

SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere

TechCrunch

Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilviaTerra , have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue-generating carbon offsets.

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[Zebra in BioWorld] Israel continues to shine as hub of med-tech innovation

OurCrowd

In recent years, Israel has proven to be a hot spot for med-tech innovation. The country boasts more than 1,500 companies in the health care and life sciences sectors, roughly 70% in medical devices and digital health. More than a hundred new companies focused on medical technology launch each year.

Roku acquires Quibi’s content

TechCrunch

Quibi is dead, but its shows will live on. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Roku was in talks to acquire the short-form video service’s content.

How to Select a Business Name and Trademark It

StartupNation

Picking out a name for your business is an exciting step. As you start to brainstorm ideas for your company name, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions, including: Does this name reflect my brand? Will customers be able to associate my offerings and services with this business name?

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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.

The Roblox Gambit

TechCrunch

So it turns out that Roblox is worth $29.5 billion. That’s the lesson the market learned this week when the gaming platform company announced that it had raised $520 million in an epic Series H.

Good & Bad Advertising slogans (And How To Differentiate Between Them)

Feedough

I’m lovin’ it- The moment you hear this phrase, a picture of burgers, fries, and soft-drinks pops into your head, indicating that McDonald’s did a fantastic job while crafting its advertising slogan. In this modern era of the competitive market, you get to see many catchphrases every day.

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Jobandtalent tops up with $108M for its ‘workforce as a service’ platform

TechCrunch

Madrid-based Jobandtalent , a digital temp staffing agency that operates a dual-sided platform that connects temp workers with employers needing regular casual labor in sectors like transport and logistics, has added €88 million (~$108 million) to its Series C — bringing the total raised following an earlier (2019) closing of the round to €166 million.

Meet the 7 winners of the Taiwan Excellence awards, presented by ShowStoppers and TAITRA

TechCrunch

Taiwan is known for being a tech powerhouse, the headquarter of companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, TSMC, Acer and Asus. But while Taiwan’s tech industry is defined by well-established players, it is also home to a growing startup scene.

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos have started a cyber consulting firm

TechCrunch

Former U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs and former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos have founded a new cybersecurity consultancy firm, which already has its first client: SolarWinds.