Fri.Mar 05, 2021

When is the Right Time to Launch Your Business?

StartupNation

If you’ve ever aspired to start your own business, you know how exciting the idea can be. It’s easy to get carried away thinking about all of the possibilities of a business you’re passionate about, and how you can develop that business to make those aspirations of running your own company a reality.

How Pariti is connecting founders with capital, resources and talent in emerging markets

TechCrunch

According to Startup Genome , Beijing, London, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Tel Aviv are some of the world’s best startup ecosystems. The data and research organisation uses factors like performance, capital, market reach, connectedness, talent, and knowledge to produce its rankings.

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The iconic VC-Backed founders are all White & Asian men. So why invest in diversity?

David Teten - VC

(co-written with Katherine Boe Heuck , a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan (class of 2022); past intern at Versatile VC ; and a current intern at Metaprop NYC.). What can we learn from the best 40 venture capital investments of all time?

Address cybersecurity challenges before rolling out robotic process automation

TechCrunch

Alan Radford. Contributor. Alan Radford is regional CTO of One Identity and has a passion for helping organizations solve unique challenges in the identity and access management space. Robotic process automation (RPA) is making a major impact across every industry.

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!

How to Make an Electrifying Job Description in Only 3 Sentences

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How to expand your business and go global with the largest cross-border e-commerce platform

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you run a profitable business and you’re looking to expand, how about going global? Have you considered it? . While several businesses might be in that stage where they’re ready to go international, the thought might be daunting.

SoftBank makes mountains of cash off of human laziness

TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings.

Learnings From Being The Only Non-Technical Co-Founder

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day

TechCrunch

Pangea , a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its growth rate accelerate as it races toward the impending Y Combinator demo day. It’s traditional around this time that startups in the accelerator reach out to say hello.

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.

How to Run an Online Course Business with Over 1,000 Students

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How Rani Therapeutics’ robotic pill could change subcutaneous injection treatment

TechCrunch

A new auto-injecting pill might soon become a replacement for subcutaneous injection treatments. The idea for this so-called robotic pill came out of a research project around eight years ago from InCube Labs —a life sciences lab operated by Rani Therapeutics Chairman and CEO Mir Imran, who has degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from Rutgers University.

Putting clichés into action: What I learned on an EO Forum retreat

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Damon Finaldi, an EO New Jersey member and president of Tele-Data Solutions. When it comes to leadership training, you hear a lot of clichés: To achieve success, everyone must row in the same direction. To arrive at your destination, you have to know the direction you’re headed.

Scrum Ventures launches new program to connect startups with Japanese corporations

TechCrunch

Masami Takahashi, the president of Scrum Studios. Headquartered in San Francisco and Tokyo, Scrum Ventures is known for its accelerator programs focused on sports, food and smart city tech. Today it announced the launch of a new incubator program that will help startups from business partnerships with Japanese corporations.

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.

Funding Friday: Watch Now From Kickstarter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My normal practice on Fridays is to post a Kickstarter project that I have backed that I think is interesting and that others might want to back. But today, I want to talk about Kickstarter’s Watch Now on iTunes offering.

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The technology selloff is getting to be somewhat material

TechCrunch

Tech stocks are getting hammered today, with previously high-flying shares of software companies taking even more damage. For a sector that has enjoyed a year in the sun , recent trading sessions have punctured a period of market adoration.

Five Tips to Activate New Angel Investors

Angel Capital Association

By: Amy Duncan, Fund Manager - San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC) III The number of accredited angel investors in the U.S. has held steady at around 300,000 for the last ten years. Based on the definition of an accredited angel of a net worth of $1 million or more, the potential number of angel investors could be up to four million.

Early-stage investor Mayfield shows how to scale up your biotech startup at TC Early Stage in April

TechCrunch

Founders in the earliest stages of startup life face a hefty learning curve. Just some of the core competencies you need to lock down include how to raise VC funding, recruiting the right people, finding product-market fit and building a killer go-to-market team. The list goes on and on…and on.

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.

Power of Social Media Storytelling at Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Social media stories are a powerful tool to connect with prospects and customers on a deeper level. This is because good social media stories evoke emotions, inspire actions, add value, and connect with our memory.

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Dan Siroker’s new startup Scribe automates Zoom note-taking

TechCrunch

Optimizely co-founder Dan Siroker said the idea for his new startup Scribe goes back to a couple of personal experiences — and although Scribe’s first product is focused on Zoom, those experiences weren’t Zoom-related at all.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Internet Traffic Boomed in 2020 (Episode 187)

StartupNation

On today’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares results from the Comcast 2020 Performance Data Report , which shows that Comcast customers generated 1 trillion plus internet requests daily last year. Other key findings include: Peak internet traffic rose 32% compared with pre-pandemic levels. Entertainment activities continued to dominate network traffic, with video streaming accounting for 71% of all downstream traffic, growing by 70% compared with 2019 levels.

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform

TechCrunch

‍Eco, which has built out a digital global cryptocurrency platform, announced Friday that it has raised $26 million in a funding round led by a16z Crypto. Founded in 2018, the SF-based startup’s platform is designed to be used as a payment tool around the world for daily-use transactions.

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.”

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Definition, Roles, & Responsibilities

Feedough

Think about how one instantly associates Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon with Jeff Bezos. They are their respective companies’ faces, and they approve every major decision that the company announces.

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Deep Science: AI adventures in arts and letters

TechCrunch

There’s more AI news out there than anyone can possibly keep up with.

Chief Executive Officer (CTO) – Definition, Roles, & Responsibilities –

Feedough

Think about how one instantly associates Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon with Jeff Bezos. They are their respective companies’ faces, and they approve every major decision that the company announces.

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Understanding how investors value growth in 2021

TechCrunch

We’re not digging into another IPO filing today. You can read all about AppLovin’s filing here , or ThredUp’s document here. This morning, instead, we’re talking about an old favorite: software valuations.

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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.