Thu.Nov 19, 2020

Investing in the Pandemic and the New Normal

OurCrowd

SALT Talks-OurCrowd Pandemic Venture Investment Series (Part 1). Watch the full episode here.

Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

TechCrunch

The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way.

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Partnering with CodePath and ColorStack to support future technical founders

Y Combinator

YC was founded around the idea that technologists should be at the center of tech innovation. It seems obvious today, but it wasn’t always that way.

Juni, the banking platform for e-commerce and online marketing companies, raises €2M seed

TechCrunch

Juni , a Swedish pre-launch startup that’s building a banking app and platform for e-commerce and online marketing entrepreneurs, has raised just over €2.1 million in seed funding.

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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!

The Supercharger Boosting Startupland Fundraising and Exits

Tomasz Tunguz

Despite the economic backdrop, startups continue to plow ahead. One of the biggest changes in the last year in the US is the Fed’s stated low interest rate policy for the next three years. What impact are we seeing in the market?

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Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima

TechCrunch

Mitigating the effects of climate change and pollution is a global problem, but it’s one that requires local solutions.

Peak Season: How to Remain Mighty on Main Without Holiday Foot Traffic

Smart Hustle Magazine

Foot traffic is a lifeline for brick-and-mortars, especially small businesses. However, leisurely trips down Main Street are dwindling as consumers lean into e-commerce to minimize their trips out during the pandemic.

ZenBusiness snags $55M Series B for its incorporation and growth platform for micro businesses

TechCrunch

Starting a small company used to be simple. Get some space on Main Street, put out a shingle, and begin plying your trade. Then the regulatory state came, and so did the internet.

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.

The Growth Strategy Snowflake Used to Get to a $70 Billion Market Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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FireEye acquires Respond Software for $186M, announces $400M investment

TechCrunch

The security sector is ever frothy and acquisitive. Just last week Palo Alto Networks grabbed Expanse for $800 million.

The Exact Steps I Took to Create a Multiple 6-figure Launch for an Online Course

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Nicole Krummacher There’s an art to selling online courses, and I’m proud to say that I’ve mastered it. I’ve experienced several multiple six-figure ‘energetic’ online course launches with ease, welcoming many incredible clients along the way.

Roblox files to go public

TechCrunch

Roblox, the child-friendly gaming company, filed to go public today. Its listing comes one day after the lending company Affirm initiated its own public offering and a mere two days after Airbnb’s filing.

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.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The latest charade of bringing Jack and Zuck in front of Congress to yell at them reminds me that our elected officials and regulators don’t have a plan for how to properly regulate social media. Jack and Zuck probably do have a plan and if they play their cards correctly, they will be able to use regulations to lock in their dominance for many many years to come. That should scare us all. So what would a good plan look like?

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Afresh has a $100 million valuation and a software service that keeps food fresh in grocery stores

TechCrunch

Afresh , a company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores, is now worth $100 million.

Have We Been Selling Enterprise Software All Wrong?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost explains the strategy behind acquiring Spacemaker

TechCrunch

Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, acquired Norway’s Spacemaker this week. The startup has developed AI-supported software for urban development, something Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost broadly calls generative design.

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.

5 Key Lessons from Organising a Paid Online Conference

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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With new cash and a former Apple exec now at the helm, Connect Homes is ready to reconstruct homebuilding

TechCrunch

Greg Leung had worked at Apple for years and was coming off a stint at the smart lock company Otto when he got the call to interview with Connect Homes.

Billionaire Spanx CEO, Sara Blakely, Shares The Business-Ending Mistake New Entrepreneurs Often…

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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48 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2020

TechCrunch

T-minus two days and counting. That’s how much time you have left to score early-bird passes to TC Sessions: Space 2020.

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.”

[OurCrowd in Jerusalem Post] Israel’s OurCrowd announces Japan’s ORIX $60 million investment

OurCrowd

ORIX and OurCrowd will collaborate in agreed focus areas and will establish financial products and investment opportunities suited for the Japanese and global markets. Read more here.

Medable raises $91 million for its clinical trial management software

TechCrunch

The clinical trial management software developer Medable has raised $91 million in a new round of financing as life sciences companies struggle with how to conduct the necessary validation studies of new drugs and devices in a pandemically challenged environment.

[Celeno in PR Newswire] Neusoft Education and Celeno Partner to Create Remote Healthcare Solutions

OurCrowd

Neusoft Education AI and Cloud technology and Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology enable remote health monitoring for greater peace of mind for family members and valuable data to remote medical staff and caregivers. Read more here.

Astra targets December for next orbital launch attempt

TechCrunch

Astra is set to launch it’s next orbital rocket, with a window that opens on December 7 and lasts for 12 days following, until December 18, with an 11 AM to 2:30 PM PT block each day during which the launch could occur, depending on weather and conditions on the ground.

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.