Mon.Mar 01, 2021

The Types Of Startups That Exist Today


When it comes to startups, there’s never one size fits all. While all disruptive high-growth businesses can be termed startups, it’s still a heterogeneous group with subtypes characterised by the industry served, market disrupted, funding raised, motive, and valuation.

The Fate Of Elon Musk’s Assistant Is An Important Warning For Negotiating Your Salary

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The Feedback Loops in Data that Will Change SaaS Architecture

Tomasz Tunguz

About a year ago, I wrote a post on the hub and spoke data model. The idea is that in the future SaaS applications would be built on a single database, instead of each SaaS application writing to its own proprietary database. I was wrong about the catalyst for this hub-and-spoke model.

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Axonius nabs $100M at a $1.2B valuation for its asset management cybersecurity platform


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!

Announcing Founders’ Co-op V

Founders Coop

Aviel and I are thrilled to share the news that we’ve just closed a new fund, our fifth, and at $50M our largest yet. In most ways, this is just business as usual. Our LPs, many of whom are founders themselves, love our commitment to being first and fast, writing high-conviction pre-seed and seed checks to the best technical founding teams in the Pacific Northwest. We have an enviable track record of helping those founders raise from the best later-stage investors in the world.

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Why Your Startup Doesn’t Need Social Media Marketing

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Square’s bank arm launches as fintech aims ‘to operate more nimbly’


Known for its innovations in the payments sector, Square is now officially a bank. Nearly one year after receiving conditional approval , Square said Monday afternoon that its industrial bank, Square Financial Services, has begun operations.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Positive Economic News (Episode 183)


To kickstart your week on a positive note, Jeff shares uplifting news about the drop in unemployment claims, boost in retail sales and overall optimistic outlook from local entrepreneurs. Tune in to this morning’s WJR Business Beat to hear more from Jeff!

Martech company Zeta Global raises $222.5M in debt


Zeta Global , the marketing technology company founded by David A. Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley, is announcing an additional $222.5 million in new debt financing.

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.

Here’s the “Fake News” Version of Entrepreneurship According to the Founder of

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BrioHR raises $1.3M ahead of Y Combinator’s demo day


As the next Y Combinator demo day approaches, more startups from the current Winter 2021 batch are showing up in our inboxes. One of the most interesting from the mix is BrioHR , which is building human resources (HR) software for Southeast Asia.

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How Entrepreneurs on Fire Has Made Over $2 Million Annually For 7 Years in A Row

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Compass files S-1, reveals $3.7B in revenue on net loss of $270M


Compass , the real-estate brokerage startup backed by roughly $1.6 billion in venture funding , filed its S-1 Monday.

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.

Is everyone a flexpert now?


Seriously y’all it’s out of control. Did the real estate industry have a secret meeting and decide that they were going to repackage everything. The post Is everyone a flexpert now? appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Coworking Trends Future of Work Flexpert Flexspace Consultant

Rocket Lab to go public via SPAC at valuation of $4.1 billion


The SPAC run is on for space startups, which have been relatively slow in their overall exit pace before the current special purpose acquisitions company merger craze got underway.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The last two months have been challenging in NYC. It has been cold, rainy, and snowy. There has not been a lot of sun. And the pandemic has things locked down. I know so many people who have found the last few months very challenging. At the same time, more and more friends and loved ones are getting vaccinated. I hope to be able to do that soon myself. So there is light at the end of the tunnel, but we are still in the tunnel.

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Coupang may raise up to $3.6 billion in its IPO, at a potential valuation of $51 billion


According to an amended S-1 filing , South Korean e-commerce leader Coupang expects to price its initial public offering between $27 to $30 per share, potentially raising up to $3.6 billion. After the IPO, Coupang will have a total of 1.7 billion shares outstanding, including Class A and Class B.

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.

[Dandelion Energy in TechCrunch] Geothermal startups get another boost from Chevron as the oil giant backs a geothermal project developer


The U.S.-based based oil major Chevron is doubling down on its investment in geothermal power by investing in a Swedish developer of low-temperature geothermal and heat power projects called Baseload Capital. Read more here.

Hear how to nail your virtual pitch meeting at Early Stage 2021


On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live , Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris said that if you had asked him a year ago what would happen to venture capital during a pandemic lockdown, he would have replied “it would have fallen off a cliff.”

5 Tax Tips New Entrepreneurs Should Know

Smart Hustle Magazine

It’s clear that filing taxes this year will be more complicated than is typical. Some individuals may have lost a job or worked more than one job at a time. Many have collected federal stipends along the way.

Apple alum’s jobs app for India’s workers raises $12.5 million


A startup by an Apple alum that has become home to millions of low-skilled workers in India said on Tuesday it has raised an additional $12.5 million, just five months after securing $8 million from high-profile investors.

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.”

‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 18: A Conversation with Randall Buchman


On this new episode of “Everything Borrowed,” Andrew welcomes Randall Buchman. Founder and CEO of Emerald Growth Partners, Buchman joins the Everything Borrowed roster in episode 18! Emerald Growth Partners is responsible for the cannabis company, Pleasantrees.

Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC


Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS — there’s Rocket Lab , and there’s Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS company focused on delivering data and analytics made possible by its 100-plus spacecraft constellation.

The World After Capital in 64 Theses


Over the weekend I tweeted out a summary of my book The World After Capital in 64 theses. Here they are in one place: The Industrial Age is 20+ years past its expiration date, following a long decline that started in the 1970s.

How China’s synthetic media startup Surreal nabs funding in 3 months


What if we no longer needed cameras to make videos and can instead generate them through a few lines of coding? Advances in machine learning are turning the idea into a reality. We’ve seen how deepfakes swap faces in family photos and turn one’s selfies into famous video clips. Now entrepreneurs with AI research background are devising tools to let people generate highly realistic photos, voices and videos using algorithms.

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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.