Wed.Jul 21, 2021

Sustainability Q&A with the world’s first net-carbon neutral merchandiser

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Lou Cysewski is an EO member in Seattle, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Coolperx , the first net carbon neutral merchandising company in the world.

Why We’re Backing the Next Generation of OOH Advertising

Revolution

Welcoming Place Exchange to the Revolution Ventures Portfolio Today, Revolution Ventures is thrilled to announce an investment in Place Exchange , the leading platform for programmatic out-of-home (OOH) advertising.

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Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

TechCrunch

Coding is not just for engineers and computer programmers anymore: The pace of technology and its growing ubiquity mean that even nontech roles will require workers to have some degree of knowledge to do their jobs in the future.

5 Reasons Why Startups Need to Create a Crisis Communications Plan Now

StartupNation

A crisis can happen to any business at any time. While planning for a crisis may seem quite ironic, given that the very definition of the word is something that happens unexpectedly, it is incredibly important that business owners invest in creating a crisis communications plan.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Epic Games acquires Sketchfab, a 3D-model sharing platform

TechCrunch

New York-based startup Sketchfab has been acquired by Epic Games , the company behind Fortnite and Unreal Engine. Sketchfab has been building a platform to upload, download, view, share, sell and buy 3D assets. Essentially, it is the leading repository for 3D files on the web.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Back-to-School Spending is Booming This Summer (Episode 261)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses back-to-school spending, with estimates of $37.1 billion on elementary through high school and $26 billion for college-aged students, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics’ recent survey.

Horrors I Go Through Every Day as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

What really happens when things go wrong Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship emotions stress failure

12 Tips to Prevent Employee Burnout in the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

StartupNation

As entrepreneurs, we must make sure to take care of our most important assets: our employees. In addition to meeting the demands of your business, your employees are parents, spouses, volunteers, family members … the list goes on.

Pangaea Holdings, developing men’s personal care brands, raises $68M, including minority stake from Eurazeo

TechCrunch

Global investment group Eurazeo invested $53 million in Pangaea Holdings for a minority investment in the Los Angeles e-commerce company rooted in creating premium men’s personal care brands.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

You Don’t Have to Be a Jerk to Create a Wildly Successful Company

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Investors are following the No-A **e-Rules Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». ethics entrepreneurship leadership business startup

Startups and investors are turning to micromobility subscriptions

TechCrunch

Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic and the murky path to profitability for shared electric micromobility, an increasing number of companies have turned to subscriptions.

Deep Dive Mini Series: Avoid These 5 Deep Dive Meeting Pitfalls

The Seraf Compass

If you are coaching a team that knows what a deep dive meeting is and how to prepare for it, then it’s likely they also know how to navigate their way through it so they can move forward with investors into and through due diligence.

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Cyber risk startup Safe Security lands $33M from UK telco BT

TechCrunch

Safe Security, a Silicon Valley cyber risk management startup, has secured a $33 million investment from U.K. telco BT. .

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Boosted Review: A One-Stop Shop Video Content Creation Platform

Smart Hustle Magazine

Small businesses are increasingly under pressure to create innovative and relevant content for their customers – and for a good reason. It’s a fruitful way of increasing sales, retaining loyal customers, and attracting new ones.

Alternative investing hub Vincent closes $6 million raise

TechCrunch

While markets grapple with the concept that the pandemic might not be entirely in the rear view mirror, investors are continuing to seek out investment opportunities outside public markets as they seek to diversify.

[Tailor Brands in NoCamels] GoDaddy Leads $50M Investment Round in Israel’s Tailor Brands

OurCrowd

The Israeli brand design platform Tailor Brands announced on Thursday that it raised $50 million in a Series C round led by strategic investor GoDaddy Inc.

Valoreo raises $30M more to acquire e-commerce brands across LatAm

TechCrunch

Just over five months after securing $50 million in debt & equity , Valoreo has closed on a $30 million Series A funding round.

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.

[data.world in Globe Newswire] data.world Earns Highest Scores Possible in Data Governance and Management and Solution Vision Criteria in New Report from Leading Independent Research Firm

OurCrowd

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — data.world, the cloud-native enterprise data catalog company, today announced it was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Solutions, Q3 2021.

Accion Systems raises $42 million in Series C to accelerate development of 4th-gen propulsion system

TechCrunch

Space propulsion developer Accion Systems has closed its most significant funding round yet. The company raised $42 million in a Series C led by Tracker Capital, bringing its valuation to $83.5 million. Along with the investment, Tracker Capital also acquired a majority stake in the company.

Is Your Website ‘About’ Page Losing You Sales?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A common About page myth and how to create a purposeful About page. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup business content-marketing marketing writing-tips

LiveControl raises $30M to help venues livestream events

TechCrunch

One thing seems certain: The past year-and-a-half has fundamentally transformed the world of live events. The pandemic left plenty of venues scrambling for alternative revenue streams and, in many cases, shutting down for good.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

What Is Buyer’s Remorse & How To Avoid It? [Complete Guide]

Feedough

Have you ever put something in your shopping cart only. Read more. Featured

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Austin-based Fetch Package secures $60M in equity & debt after tripling ARR in 2020

TechCrunch

Fetch Package , a last-mile package delivery company for apartment communities, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding and closed on a $10 million venture debt facility.

[SaNOtize in Forward] Covid-busting ‘hand sanitizer for the nose’ goes on sale in Israel

OurCrowd

Enovid, a new nasal spray that counteracts SARS-CoV-2, among other viruses, is now on sale in Israel. Read more here. The post [SaNOtize in Forward] Covid-busting ‘hand sanitizer for the nose’ goes on sale in Israel appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Outplay gets $7.3M from Sequoia Capital India to help outbound sales team scale their campaigns

TechCrunch

Outbound sales managers typically rely on high volumes of inquiries to find customers, but this means that their revenue is often in proportion to the size of their team.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.