Wed.Nov 18, 2020

Show Me the Money: How to Fund Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Initiatives

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SourceLink insights on how to fund inclusive entrepreneurial support networks and entrepreneurship ecosystem building projects. Webinar was held 11/18/20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Celebrating Wonder women

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At EO, we celebrate entrepreneurs every day. But with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day taking place this week, we’re directing our applause to all the entrepreneurs who are women!

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Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

TechCrunch

When Zoom announced Zapps last month — the name has since been wisely changed to Zoom Apps — VC Twitter immediately began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for startup innovation.

THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

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!

Cloudbolt announces $35M Series B debt/equity investment to help manage hybrid cloud

TechCrunch

Cloudbolt , a Bethesda, MD startup that helps companies manage hybrid cloud environments, announced a $35 million Series B investment today. It was split between $15 million in equity investment and $20 Million in debt.

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OpsLevel raises $5M to fix DevOps

TechCrunch

The term “DevOps” has been rendered meaningless and developers still don’t have access to the right tools to put the overall idea into practice, the team behind DevOps startup OpsLevel argues.

Building for the future

Y Combinator

YC was founded in 2005 as an antidote to the classic venture capital firm. PG, Jessica, Trevor, and Robert decided to fund hackers and thereby enable the next generation of startup founders who would understand technology and its capabilities.

Virtual HQs race to win over a remote-work-fatigued market

TechCrunch

In retrospect, 2019 feels like the working world’s last dance with spontaneity. The pre-pandemic past is rife with conferences, running into co-workers and post-work happy hours.

Tim Ferriss’s DEAL Formula To Work Less And Earn More

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

Nestlings wants to help international students navigate a messy higher-ed environment

TechCrunch

The admissions process for international students applying to colleges is outdated. For starters, there is no Common App, the one-stop application that U.S. students are able to use to apply to a variety of schools in one go.

5 Thing VC Investors Wish Founders Knew Before Pitching

Dream It

Most VC investors see hundreds, if not thousands, of startup decks and pitches each year. In this article, we’ll outline Managing Partner Steve Barsh’s top 5 things investors wish startup founders knew when reaching out, sending a deck, or pitching a VC. What’s Your Problem?

Affirm files to go public

TechCrunch

Affirm , a consumer finance business founded by PayPal mafia member Max Levchin, filed to go public this afternoon.

5 Ways to Find The Extra Hours You Need to 10X Your Productivity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

Tapping into digital nomadism and ‘deep work’ trends, Skimlinks founder raises $1.5M for Flown

TechCrunch

We already knew there was a big trend toward remote working, and this has only been drastically accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Know When Saying “No” to That Big Customer Is The Right Decision

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

TechCrunch

AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round.

Some Thoughts On The Pandemic

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

When I go back and read my Jan 1st post on what would happen in the 2020s , I am reminded how hard it is to predict the future. The Covid Pandemic changed everything in 2020 and likely for years to come. And yet it was not one of my predictions, even though Covid was already spreading in China at the time I wrote it. We are nine months into the pandemic in the US and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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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.

Marissa Mayer’s startup launches its first official product, Sunshine Contacts

TechCrunch

Former Yahoo CEO and early Google employee Marissa Mayer’s startup Lumi Labs is today rebranding to Sunshine and releasing its first official product. Its new app, Sunshine Contacts, aims to be a better tool for organizing, updating and sharing contact information with others.

[OurCrowd in AGFunder News] Israel’s most active venture investor partners New Zealand’s Sprout on agrifoodtech

OurCrowd

New Zealand’s Sprout Accelerator and Israel-based venture investing platform OurCrowd were selected last year by Kiwi government agency Callaghan Innovation to run a new agrifoodtech acceleration program in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Read more here.

Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp?

TechCrunch

Sophie Alcorn. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.”

[NanoLock in Energy CIO Insights] Nanolock Security partners with Genus Power Infrastructures

OurCrowd

NanoLock Security has announced a collaboration with Genus Power, India’s global smart metering infrastructure provider. Read more here. The post [NanoLock in Energy CIO Insights] Nanolock Security partners with Genus Power Infrastructures appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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.”

Kerry Washington backs jewelry startup Aurate

TechCrunch

Actress Kerry Washington has made an investment of undisclosed size in direct-to-consumer jewelry startup Aurate. This isn’t Washington’s first startup investment — she’s also backed The Wing, Community and Byte.

[Zoomcar in The Economic Times] Netradyne, IISc, Zoomcar study shows AI can reduce road accidents

OurCrowd

A pilot study by technology firm Netradyne in collaboration with the IISc and Zoomcar has shown its Advanced Driver Assistance System, Driver-i, in cars reduced road accidents by 14%. This is relative to cars without the voice alerts activated. Read more here.

Grouparoo snares $3M seed to build open source customer data integration framework

TechCrunch

Creating a great customer experience requires a lot of data from a variety of sources, and pulling that disparate data together has captured the attention of companies and big and small from Salesforce and Adobe to Segment and Klaviyo.

[Nexa3D in 3D Print.com] Nexa3D CEO Avi Reichental on Growing Amid COVID-19 and the Future of 3D Printing

OurCrowd

When it comes to venture investments and exponential technologies, serial entrepreneur Avi Reichental has created brands and reinvigorated digital manufacturing, helping shape the narrative of what people think when they hear about 3D printing.

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.