Thu.Jan 07, 2021

SEO for Beginners: Metrics and Must-Have Tools for Startups


Did you know that Google received nearly 2.3 trillion searches in 2019? No matter what question people have, nowadays, their first instinct is to open their laptops or grab their phones, type it in Google, and check the first, second, or perhaps third result that shows up.

Lacework lands $525M investment as revenue grows 300%


As the pandemic took hold in 2020, companies accelerated their move to cloud services. Lacework, the cloud security startup, was in the right place at the right time as customers looked for ways to secure their cloud native workloads.


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Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

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Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done.

F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M


Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra , a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation.

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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!

How to Sell 10x More?—?from the Number One Sales Guy at My Company

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The Speech That Cost Jack Ma 37 Billion Dollars

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RedHat is acquiring container security company StackRox


RedHat today announced that it’s acquiring container security startup StackRox. The companies did not share the purchase price. RedHat, which is perhaps best known for its enterprise Linux products has been making the shift to the cloud in recent years.

Have you heard the rule of the thirds?


It starts with sharing the opportunity and upside. Think of startups and early stage businesses whose entrepreneurs you know.

Mambu raises $135M at a $2B+ valuation for a SaaS platform that powers banking services


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.

Six Lessons I’ve Learned From Building a Six-Figure Writing Business

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In a month, I’ll be celebrating my six-year anniversary as a writer. I’ve managed to use writing to build a six-figure income for the past… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». writing writing-tips startup entrepreneurship marketing

Too Good To Go raises $31 million to fight food waste


Too Good To Go , the startup that lets you buy food right before it goes to waste, is raising a $31.1 million round. blisce/ is leading the round and investing $15.4 million as part of today’s round. Existing investors and employees are also participating.

Temper Tantrum

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

What the world witnessed yesterday was a temper tantrum by the President and his people who, two months after losing the election, still cannot accept the results and the loss. These are sore losers. The kind that walk off the field quickly without looking you in the eye and shaking your hand and congratulating you. These are children who cannot control their tempers and want to wail and scream so everyone can hear how upset they are.


Roblox raises at $29.5 billion valuation, readies for direct listing


Roblox is now one of the world’s most valuable private companies in the world after a monster Series H raise brings the social gaming platform a stratospheric $29.5 billion valuation. The company won’t be private for long, though.

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.

[Nanomedic in Mashable] IIsraeli firm’s gun heals wounds! sprays nano-fiber on burns to create new skin


Deploying technology into medical science has not only accelerated development of vaccines, but has also transformed simpler procedures. Putting a bandage on burns and wounds while they heal has been the standard practice for too long, and it has also been a time consuming one. Read more here.

Local news app News Break raises $115M


The popular news app News Break is announcing that it has raised $115 million in new funding. The press release claims this round makes News Break “one of the first new unicorns of 2021,” but the startup declined to disclose its actual valuation.

[OurCrowd in Crowdfund Insider] OurCrowd’s OC50 Available in New Vehicle for Accredited Investors in Canada


OurCrowd, one of the top investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has launched a new vehicle for Canadian accredited investors to access its OC50 fund. Read more here.

Text marketing startup Voxie raises $6.7M


Like many startups, Atlanta-based Voxie was created to solve a problem that founder and CEO Bogdan Constantin faced himself.

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.

[Kenna Security in GlobeNewswire] Kenna Security Earns Three Placements on Built In’s Best Places to Work Lists


Kenna continues its long track record of recognition as a workplace that values employees. Read more here. The post [Kenna Security in GlobeNewswire] Kenna Security Earns Three Placements on Built In’s Best Places to Work Lists appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.


Pennylane raises $18.4 million for its accounting service


French startup Pennylane has raised $18.4 million (€15 million) for its accounting service that combines automated processes with human accountants. Existing investors Global Founders Capital and Partech are investing once again.

[BioCatch in Find Biometrics] BioCatch Uses Behavioral Biometrics to Guard Against Authorized Push Payment Fraud


BioCatch is highlighting the utility of behavioral biometrics in the fight against Authorized Push Payment (APP) fraud.


WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G


Cable or fiber. For the vast majority of American homes, there’s no choice of how customers get their internet access. If you’re lucky to live in some dense urban areas with amenable landlords, that ‘or’ might become an ‘and.’

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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 Jewish News] OPINION: Abraham Accords will have profound impact on both our economies


Veteran investor and entrepreneur based in Abu Dhabi, Dr Sabah al-Binali, reflects on burgeoning bilateral ties between Israel and the UAE. Read more here. The post [OurCrowd in Jewish News] OPINION: Abraham Accords will have profound impact on both our economies appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

Kanarys raises $3 million for its data-driven platform to assess diversity and inclusion efforts


Mandy Price was already a highly successful lawyer in private practice before she took the jump into entrepreneurship alongside two co-founders to launch Kanarys a little over one year ago.



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With 5 new unicorns in first week of 2021, are we in for a stampede this year?


What a week. Democracy is still standing and the nation is getting back to work, so let’s press forward, even if it does feel surreal to cover business news after witnessing a live-streamed coup attempt.

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Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.