Mon.Oct 11, 2021

Why Becoming a Dad Makes Me Want to Invest in More Startups

This is going to be BIG.

This is my daughter, Mirren. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Charlie O'Donnell - VC (@ceonyc) She’s the best. She was born 10 weeks early, on Labor Day, and like startups never are, has performed up and to the right nearly every single day that she’s been alive. We are incredibly lucky that she’s doing so well and we hope to have her home at the end of the month.

The Advantages, Challenges of Building a Multi-Founder Startup

StartupNation

Running a successful startup is ultimately a team game—irrespective of whether you follow the single or multi-founder approach. At the end of the day, success depends on how efficiently you allocate resources to solve problems. At a multi-founder startup, this is an art form.

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Tiger Global backs African fintech Mono in $15M Series A round

TechCrunch

Mono , an African startup that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $15 million Series A round, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today.

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Inbound Marketing

StartupNation

Today, inbound marketing is inescapable for any startup that wants to be successful online.

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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.

mPharma, a telehealth pioneer out of Ghana, gets physical with 100 virtual centers across Africa

TechCrunch

The potential for telehealth across Africa is vast and promising as mobile connectivity deepens, and innovations that could potentially bridge the doctor-patient ratio gap increase according to a Deloitte report.

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5 Investments You Need to Make to Boost Your Business Growth

Smart Hustle Magazine

Every eCommerce company wants to boost business growth with the right investment. With the massive expansion in 2020 and sales increases predicted for 2021 as well, now seems like the perfect time to get things right and make your site more appealing.

NerdWallet’s IPO filing reveals high-margin content business, accelerating marketing spend

TechCrunch

As last week came to a close, NerdWallet filed to go public. Given the late hour, our S-1 dive had to wait until today. The NerdWallet IPO comes at an interesting time.

How Startups Can Leverage Resellers to Reach Customers

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Channel Partners Can Find a Wide Audience But Startups Still Have to Drive Sales Themselves Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup entrepreneurship sales venture-capital distribution

Equity Monday: I hear this fintech thing is going to be big

TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

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!

Why Did this Founder Quit His $28 Billion Company to Open an Ice Cream Parlor?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Is it because ice cream is delicious? Well… sort of… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». inspiration entrepreneurship startup founders business

ThoughtFull gets $1.1M seed to make mental health support more accessible in Southeast Asia

TechCrunch

Depression and anxiety were taking a serious toll on peoples’ well-being even before COVID-19, and the pandemic prompted more interest (and venture capital) in mental health startups.

Come Work at YC – October 2021

Y Combinator

YC is hiring across many of our teams, including Admissions, Continuity, Software, People Ops and Finance. Find out more about the open roles here. ADMISSIONS. Admissions Officer : Twice a year, Y Combinator receives tens of thousands of applications from promising startups all around the world.

Swile raises $200 million for its employee benefits card and app

TechCrunch

French startup Swile has raised a $200 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank International Group. With this funding round, the startup has now reached unicorn status, meaning that Swile has a valuation of $1 billion or more.

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.

Startup of the Week: AutoBrains: A new kind of AI for automotive

OurCrowd

The post Startup of the Week: AutoBrains: A new kind of AI for automotive appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Weekly Newsletter investing investment Israeli tech Job Opportunities jon medved ourcrowd startup startup community startup nation technology

FrankieOne nabs $16M to provide fintechs with ID and fraud management as a service

TechCrunch

Fraud continues to be a major issue in the world of digital transactions, a situation that research shows was only compounded in the last 20 months of online activity growing as a result of COVID-19.

[Hailo in Micro Controller Tips] Embedded platform hosts up to five AI accelerator modules

OurCrowd

MicroSys Electronics announced its partnership with leading AI (Artificial Intelligence) chipmaker Hailo to launch its miriac AIP-LX2160A embedded platform hosting up to 5 integrated Hailo-8 AI accelerator modules. . Read more here.

How I went from a college dorm brainstorm to leading edtech

TechCrunch

Marnix Broer. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Marnix Broer is the co-founder and CEO of StuDocu. Have you ever sat in a shared college dorm kitchen space with your roommate and decided to start a business?

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.

Social Media Marketing: How It Could Hurt Your Business

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “ Lies, Damn Lies, and Marketing: Separate Fact From Fiction and Drive Growth ” by Atul Minocha (Lioncrest Publishing, August 2021).

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SkyCell raises a $35 million series C round and enters COVID-19 vaccine distribution market

TechCrunch

SkyCell , a Swiss company developing smart containers for transporting medicines and vaccines, is announcing a significant round of funding.

Information and Cybersecurity: A Dell White Paper

StartupNation

Technology has important effects on business operations. But with it comes the threat of cyberattacks and the need for cybersecurity measures. With the onset of digital economy, technology has both positive and negative impact on organizations.

Korean robo-advisor Fount bags $33.4M to advance its AI-based platform

TechCrunch

Fount , a robo-advisor startup in South Korea, has raised a $33.4 million Series C round to beef up its machine learning-based platform development and hire staff. . The latest round was led by Hana Financial Investment, along with Nice Investment.

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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!

The Messy Story of What I Learned as One of the Sharing Economy Pioneers

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Starting a company in San Francisco during the aftermath of the dot-com bust Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». san-francisco founders humor startup entrepeneurship

Selling into the enterprise: How Slack and other startups get it wrong

TechCrunch

Jennifer Smith. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jennifer Smith is CEO and co-founder of Scribe , a Princeton and Harvard Business School alum and is a technology investor and adviser formerly at McKinsey and Greylock Partners.

Pre-seed Round

Leapfunder

Telos | The next social framework. At Telos, we believe every human being feels the innate desire to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy. We foster a future where more autotelic hearts and telic minds walk this earth and experience indelible moments. Offline. Together.

Varda Space Industries will send its first space factory to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

TechCrunch

Varda Space Industries, a startup that wants to build in-space manufacturing facilities, will be sending its first spacecraft to orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2023.

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.