Tue.Jun 08, 2021

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

The SourceLink team has kept a close eye out for updates since the U.S. Small Business Administration first released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.

Market Wagon raises $5M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels participated in Market Wagon’s $5M Series Seed round, which was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. This investment is focused on expanding Market Wagon’s presence to more than 50 markets by the end of the year.

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Terraformation gets $30M to fight climate change with rapid reforesting

TechCrunch

Every startup is trying to fix something but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: Climate change. This is why it’s in such a big huge hurry.

Les Brown – Convey With A Story. You’ll Always Win.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Les Brown is one of the all-time best motivational speakers to Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. I never understand why, until recently. I’ve never taken the time to listen to a Les Brown, talk.

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!

Want Happier Customers? A Remote Workforce Could Be the Answer

StartupNation

Working remotely became a way of life in 2020. It went from a privilege that some had to a necessity for large swathes of the workforce. Research shows that more than half of the American workforce moved to remote work over the past year. But what now?

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4 Ways to Get Your Team Prepared to Return to the Office

StartupNation

It’s crazy to think that it’s been over a year since businesses were scrambling to get employees out of the office and were transitioning to working from home. Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, conversations are picking up about when and how to return to the office.

Relativity Space launches its valuation to $4.2B with $650M in new funding

TechCrunch

3D-printed rocket startup Relativity Space has raised a $650 million Series E, bringing its total raised to over $1.2 billion. Relativity’s post-money valuation now stands at $4.2 billion, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Restaurant Business Forever Changed by the Pandemic (Episode 236)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses some major concerns that consumers have with the restaurant business going forward due to the pandemic.

Lifted raises $6.2M Series A round led by Fuel Ventures for its long-term social care platform

TechCrunch

As people live longer and longer and have long-term health issues like cancer and dementia, caring for elderly relatives is becoming a huge societal and political issue. Right now this care is antiquated and run by incumbents, many of which still run off paper and Excel.

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.

I Used to Think Anyone Could Be an Entrepreneur?—?I Was Wrong

Entrepreneur's Handbook

“I wish I could do that too, but it’s just too hard.” ” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity work inspiration motivation entrepreneurship

Croatia’s Gideon Brothers raises $31M for its 3D vision-enabled autonomous warehouse robots

TechCrunch

Proving that Central and Eastern Europe remains a powerhouse of hardware engineering matched with software, Gideon Brothers (GB), a Zagreb, Croatia-based robotics and AI startup, has raised a $31 million Series A round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture and growth arm of Koch Industries Inc.,

7 Lessons I Learned From Spending a Day With a $700 Million Serial Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Who’s bought, sold, and built over 24+ companies and generated billions in sales. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup success careers business

Founders must show investors that sustainability is more than lip service

TechCrunch

Todd Klein. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Todd Klein is a partner at Revolution Growth , a VC fund that invests in growth-stage companies.

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.

Digital Asset Mining In New York State

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Digital Asset Mining is shorthand for “proof of work consensus validation of public blockchain infrastructure” Thankfully we have the shorthand. But it is important to understand what digital asset mining is. Public blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, store data securely but publicly in a cooperative ecosystem that is not controlled by any company or government.

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Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian is speaking at TechCrunch City Spotlight: Pittsburgh

TechCrunch

TechCrunch is thrilled to announce Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian is speaking at our Pittsburgh event on June 29. You can register here. It’s free to participate and hear President Jahanian’s interview.

[Stellar Cyber in IT Security Wire] Stellar Cyber Brings First Open XDR Platform to Ingram Micro Channel Partners

OurCrowd

Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, the only intelligent, next-gen security operations platform, announced today it has expanded its channel market reach through a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. The new go-to-market relationship amplifies Stellar Cyber’s presence within the U.S.

As Monday.com targets $6B+ IPO valuation, Zoom and Salesforce commit $150M

TechCrunch

Team management software company Monday.com dropped a new IPO filing today.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

How to Increase Sales using Email Marketing (YES!)

Smart Hustle Magazine

Surprisingly, email marketing is still relevant as one of the most effective tools in the digital arena. One might assume, in a world full of social media and ever-evolving platforms and apps, email marketing might have died years ago.

Airbase raises $60M as the corporate spend market segments, matures

TechCrunch

This morning Airbase , a corporate spend startup, announced that it has closed a $60 million Series B led by Menlo Ventures.

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How Their Childhood Dog Inspired Two Brothers to Create the Fastest-Growing Pet Company in America

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Chris Masanto discusses the creation and growth of Petlab Co, a direct-to-consumer pet supplement company. Real Entrepreneurs

AI pioneer Raquel Urtasun launches self-driving technology startup with backing from Khosla, Uber and Aurora

TechCrunch

One of the lingering mysteries from Uber’s sale of its Uber ATG self-driving unit to Aurora has been solved.

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.”

What Is Brand Activation? – Objectives, Types, & Examples

Feedough

While dealing with today’s knowledgeable customers, brands can no longer. Read more. Branding Essentials

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A men’s brand, Faculty, launches with nail polish — and seed funding from Estee Lauder

TechCrunch

“It’s not a nail polish company,” says Fenton Jagdeo of Faculty , the startup he cofounded in 2019 with Umar ElBably.

[Glilot+ in Israel Hayom] Israel’s Glilot Capital Partners named leading global VC fund

OurCrowd

Israeli venture capital firm Glilot Capital Partners has been ranked the leading global fund by the Prequin research firm for the fifth year running, the company announced this week. Read more here.

EV startup Fisker sets moonshot goal of making a climate-neutral EV by 2027

TechCrunch

Electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. has set a moonshot goal of creating its first climate-neutral car by 2027. Fisker has yet to bring a vehicle to market — climate neutral or not — making this an ambitious target.

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.