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3 Industry Secrets From a Multi-Millionaire Domain Squatter

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Numerai , which operates the crowdsourced Numerai Hedge Fund and is the creator of the Numeraire crypto token introduced their latest effort, Numerai Signals , with this video yesterday: USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — Oct 10, 2020 Innovation Upends Extrapolation: Urbanization. crypto hacking finance

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disrupting the cycle of food insecurity and climate crisis: celebrating student and faculty innovation

Venture Well

In honor of World Food Day, we spoke with two members of our community about their work at the intersection of climate change and food insecurity. The post disrupting the cycle of food insecurity and climate crisis: celebrating student and faculty innovation appeared first on VentureWell.

Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and Kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta

TechCrunch

Fertility tracking has seen an explosion of startup activity in recent years. Femtech startup Lady Technologies is adding to this rich mix with the full U.S.

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 Choose a Side Hustle That Matches Your Personality

StartupNation

Did you know that 43 percent of working Americans report having a side hustle ? With an increase in unpredictability around job security, a lot of people are starting side hustles with the intention of turning them into full-time businesses.

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Further COVID Stimulus on Hold for Now: What Does That Mean for Small Businesses?

StartupNation

Last week, the president announced that COVID stimulus is on hold for now and that further negotiations on a comprehensive stimulus bill wouldn’t take place until after the election—just weeks away (at this writing).

Armory nabs $40M Series C as commercial biz on top of open-source Spinnaker project takes off

TechCrunch

As companies continue to shift more quickly to the cloud, pushed by the pandemic, startups like Armory that work in the cloud-native space are seeing an uptick in interest. Armory is a company built to be a commercial layer on top of the open-source continuous delivery project Spinnaker.

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The Growth Hack That Took Us From $0 to $11M in 3 Years

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Nuvemshop, a Latin American answer to Shopify, raises $30 million

TechCrunch

After several failed startup attempts and nine years spent building Nuvemshop into Latin America’s answer to Shopify, the four co-founders of the company have managed to raise $30 million in venture capital funding as they look to expand their business.

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.

Words of Wisdom from The Greatest Entrepreneur I Know: My Mom

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Nym Health raises $16.5 million for its auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing

TechCrunch

A little less than two years after raising its seed round, the Israeli-based Nym Health has added another $16.5 million to its cash haul so it can roll out its technology developing auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing.

GCUC Mastermind – Week 1 – Marketing Takeaways

GCUC

We kicked off the GCUC Mastermind series last week with the Marketing session that was well attended and full of golden nuggets of knowledge. The post GCUC Mastermind – Week 1 – Marketing Takeaways appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Conference GCUC Mastermind

Genemod raises cash for its lab inventory management service used by research institutions around the US

TechCrunch

Genemod , a software for laboratory inventory management used by institutions like the University of Washington School of Medicine; the University of California, Berkeley; and the National Institutes of Health; has raised $1.7 million from a clutch of top venture investors.

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.

Newsletter: UAE investors and startups speak + Secure e-voting

OurCrowd

Our man in Abu Dhabi hits the airwaves. Sabah al-Binali has a reputation in the Arab world as a straight-talking deal-doer, with a long record of high-profile transactions in the UAE and Saudi Arabia on his CV.

Commercializing the open-source FingerprintJS browser fingerprinting tech nabs Chicago entrepreneur $4M

TechCrunch

Chicago-based serial entrepreneur Dan Pinto has raised new cash and launched a new company looking to commercialize a years-old open-source project that purports to solve one of the web’s hardest problems — fraud prevention.

[PRESS RELEASE] UAE BUSINESS LEADERS INTRODUCE EMIRATI STARTUPS TO ISRAELIS AT OURCROWD-EMIRATES ANGELS EVENT

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Spendesk raises another $18 million for its corporate card and expense service

TechCrunch

French startup Spendesk has added $18 million to its Series B round. The company already raised $38.4 million as part of its Series B last year, which means that it raised $56.4 million as part of this round. Eight Roads Ventures is investing in today’s extension round.

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.

[OurCrowd in Crowdfund Insider] OurCrowd Hosts Event with Emirates Angels Investors Association as Diplomatic Thaw Opens Up Opportunity

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Discuss the unbundling of early-stage VC with Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary & John Vrionis

TechCrunch

This year has been everything but business as usual for the venture and tech community. And we still have a presidential election ahead of us. So, why not listen to the aptly-named experts over at Unusual Ventures?

The Day I Learned Work Must Never Interfere with Life

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Cyberpion raises $8.25M in seed funding to help businesses secure assets beyond their firewall

TechCrunch

Hijacking a company’s DNS or injecting code into third-party tools are the kind of attacks that many companies aren’t equipped to handle.

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.”

Ureeka taps Kevin O’Leary (AKA Mr. Wonderful) to launch SMB curriculum

TechCrunch

Ureeka , an SMB mentorship platform for next-wave entrepreneurs, has today announced the Kevin O’Leary Bootcamp , which will offer members access to an exclusive curriculum of his knowledge and advice. The startup, which raised $8.6 million in April , looks to offer a full-scale mentorship platform for underrepresented founders across all industries.

Edge computing startup Edgify secures $6.5M seed from Octopus, Mangrove and semiconductor

TechCrunch

Edgify , which builds AI for edge computing, has secured a $6.5 million seed funding round backed by Octopus Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners and an unnamed semiconductor giant. The name was not released but TechCrunch understands it may be Intel Corp. or Qualcomm Inc.

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Caliber, with $2.2 million in seed funding, launches a fitness coaching platform

TechCrunch

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the fitness space for a loop. Caliber , a startup that focuses on one-to-one personal training, is today launching a brand new digital coaching platform on the heels of a $2.2 million seed round led by Trinity Ventures.

Join Yext’s Howard Lerman for a live Q&A right now

TechCrunch

Today’s the day! This afternoon at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT, Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join TechCrunch for a live chat. The conversation is part of our continuing Extra Crunch Live series, now in its second season. What are we up to in the second installment of the conversations?

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.