Tue.Jan 18, 2022

Attract Talent by Creating an Empathetic Company Culture

StartupNation

Each new generation brings something different to the table and tries hard to paint the social norms in their colors. Nowadays, it’s millennials’ turn to make the world a better place and they truly managed to bring some extremely sensitive issues under the spotlight. .

Revolution Growth Invests in Curbio, the Leading Proptech Platform for Pre-Sale Home Renovation

Revolution

The Maryland-Based Startup Offers a Fix Now, Pay-at-Closing Solution for Optimal Sale Outcomes Say hello to Curbio ?—?the the proptech company seizing an untapped opportunity within the $85B pre-sale home improvement market and the latest addition to the Revolution Growth portfolio.

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7 Tips for Founders to Move From Early Market to Mainstream

StartupNation

If you’re a company’s founder in an early market, you know how hard it can be to cross the chasm between early adopters and mainstream customers.

Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

TechCrunch

Maria Lepskaya. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Maria Lepskaya is a senior associate at Runa Capital , leading investments in different branches of quantum technologies and advanced materials. Market trends are the best indicators we have to judge the maturity of the quantum industry.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Create a Healthy Mindset

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You don’t have to neglect your health for profits. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity mindset self-improvement habits entrepreneurship

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Why I’ve Stopped Searching for a Tech Co-founder

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t have a business partner? Don’t let it stop you from building your startup. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». founder-stories founders entrepreneurship startup-lessons startup

Finclusion raises $20M to build out credit-led neobank offering across Africa

TechCrunch

The digital banking space in Africa is taking shape as neobanks on the continent grow in numbers like their global counterparts.

How I Secured a 6-Figure Contract By Signing a 5-Digit Agreement (First)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Be patient and practical when dealing with clients. Steal my methods for better results. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». ideas entrepreneurship advice startup business

Toyota Ventures leads seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles

TechCrunch

Agtonomy co-founder and CEO Tim Bucher was born and raised on a farm and was deep into his own farming business when he took a computer course while at UC Davis and got hooked.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How to Create a Brand Awareness Strategy That Will Generate Buzz

StartupNation

Have you ever recommended a restaurant to your friends or traveled to a city solely because your neighbor couldn’t stop talking about it? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have experienced the buzz —hyping something so much that people start talking about it. .

Philippines ‘buy now pay later’ startup BillEase scores $11M Series B

TechCrunch

Buy now pay later (BNPL) startups are proliferating around the world and the Philippines is no exception. Today, one of the country’s biggest BNPL providers, BillEase , announced it has raised an $11 million Series B.

YC @ HBCUs

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that on February 9, we will be hosting an event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). If you’re interested in starting or working at a startup, we hope to meet you there. At this event, you’ll hear from a panel of YC alumni, led by Michael Seibel, Group Partner and Managing Director of YC’s early stage program.

500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

TechCrunch

Christine Tsai. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Christine Tsai is the CEO and founding partner of 500 Global. This was another blockbuster year for global venture funding, with 2021 breaking records across the board. Deal activity is at record highs.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

How Will the 52% Correction in the Stock Market Impact the Startup Fundraising Market?

Tomasz Tunguz

The public software sector is weathering the second deepest multiple contraction in the last decade. Only the 2016 reduction of 57% surpasses it.

SoftBank leads cash infusion into AI infrastructure company Pyxis One as it starts year with new name

TechCrunch

Pyxis One, now Pixis , closed on $100 million in Series C funding to continue developing what it touts as “the world’s only contextual codeless AI infrastructure for complete marketing optimization.”.

What Is Drop Servicing – How To Start A Drop Servicing Business?

Feedough

What if I tell you that you don’t always need. Read more. Featured

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Daily Crunch: ??In an all-cash deal, Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 18, 2022! Today kicked off the working week with a bang, thanks to Microsoft and another public company.

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.

Startups For Students Guide

Y Combinator

In the past two years, we’ve met over 6,000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide.

Verana Health closes $150M round to glean more detail from electronic health records

TechCrunch

Verana Health, a company focused on collecting and organizing troves of medical data, announced a $150 million Series E funding round on Friday.

Startups For Students Guide

Y Combinator

In the past two years, we’ve met over 6,000 students during our virtual outreach tours. We compiled a list of the questions they most frequently asked about startups, and created this Startups for Students Guide. The guide is informed by hundreds of hours of talks, blog posts, and essays we’ve written for students who are interested in starting or working at startups – many of which can be found in the YC Library ).

Wayve raises $200M Series B led by Eclipse for its AI for autonomous delivery vehicles

TechCrunch

British autonomous vehicle startup Wayve has raised a $200 million Series B funding round from investors to scale its technology and expand its partnerships with commercial fleets. Wayve is aiming to be a major player in the arena of Robo-deliveries and logistics.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Black Engineers in Startups Seminar

Y Combinator

In February, Michael Seibel (Managing Director, Early Stage and Group Partner at YC) and Aston Motes (Investor, Director of /dev/color and first employee at Dropbox) are bringing together a cohort of black engineers who are interested in learning about startups and finding roles at fast-growing YC companies.

Smart calendar tool Clockwise raises $45M to help remote teams avoid burnout using AI

TechCrunch

Clockwise , a time management and smart calendar tool, has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Coatue, with participation from Atlassian Ventures and existing investors Accel, Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures.

[TytoCare in Post Bulletin] Rochester’s Riverside Elementary is first in the area to host virtual medical exams for students

OurCrowd

“This is huge. It’s a great accomplishment. And we can look now to the future of providing health care in a different way,” said Michael Luker, Mayo Clinic operations manager. Read more here.

Fairplay closes $35M in equity, debt to provide revenue-based financing to entrepreneurs

TechCrunch

Mexican revenue-based investment startup Fairplay secured $35 million in Series A funding to invest in the online marketing campaigns of direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands and marketplace sellers in Latin America.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.