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6 career options for ex-founders seeking their next adventure

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David Teten. Contributor. Share on Twitter. David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor. How to win consulting, board and deal roles with PE and VC funds. 5 innovative fundraising methods for emerging VCs and PEs.

Why I'm Investing $1 Million In BitClout

OnStartups

I’ve decided I’m going to invest $1 million in BitClout the blockchain-based, crypto-currency powered social network that is all the rage (at least within some circles). If you don’t know what BitClout is, I think my earlier post “ What’s BitClout? ” is a decent overview.

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12 Tips on Video Creation and Marketing from 7 Experts

Smart Hustle Magazine

How to use video to grow your business? 7 marketers got together on Clubhouse to speak about how to create and amplify video to grow your brand. This was part of the Likeable Business club , sponsored by 99 Designs with VistaPrint. Attend the LIVE and in-person event in NYC July 29 and 30.

Jack Welch’s Brutal Firing Strategy is Now Being Used by Amazon

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How a strategy evolved into a ruthless business rule. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». life technology business life-lessons entrepreneurship

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!

10 Best Financial Planning Habits for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

StartupNation

While 48% of new freelancers view freelancing as a long-term career choice, this is only realistic if you have a long-term financial plan. While freelancing comes with advantages, such as flexibility and independence, there are also plenty of drawbacks.

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This Angel Investor Shares Why You Need an Exit Strategy from the Start

StartupNation

For founders and entrepreneurs building up their business, the initial startup stage typically focuses on the product, technology or service offering. You’re energized by your idea and engrossed in building the best business concepts possible.

How We Ditched Venture Capital and Let a Competitor Fund Our Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

They paid $70.000 to join our beta test — and we discovered our market along the way Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business funding startup marketing

4 women in engineering discuss harassment, isolation and perseverence

TechCrunch

Women engineers often face workplace and career challenges that their male colleagues don’t because they remain a minority in the profession: Depending on how you count, women make up just 13% to 25% of engineering jobs.

5 Humbling Experiences That Every Entrepreneur Will Go Through

Entrepreneur's Handbook

#1 Your top source of new business dries up Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money entrepreneurship business startup struggle

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.

Announcing the Early Stage Pitch-Off judges

TechCrunch

TechCrunch Early Stage Part Two is set to take place July 8th and 9th. You can still shoot your shot to pitch to an amazing panel of judges and thousands of TC viewers. TechCrunch editors will select 10 founders from around the world to pitch on stage July 9th. Apply here.

Experiences Over Events

GCUC

Your most recent event just wrapped. Let me guess… you are disappointed in the turnout and participation? You worked really to make sure it. The post Experiences Over Events appeared first on GCUC Community. Amenity Coworking Community Coworking Events membership Events experiences

Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport

TechCrunch

Many people in emerging markets depend on informal public transport to move across cities. But while there are ride-hailing and bus-hailing applications in some of these cities, there’s a dire need for journey-planning apps to improve mobility for users and reduce the time they spend commuting.

A Future Worth Creating: Fiscal Year Recap and Vision for Tomorrow

Angel Capital Association

By: Pat Gouhin, Chief Executive Officer As the fiscal year draws to a close, we are taking a moment to celebrate our accomplishments in these unprecedented times – and we’re charting a course to create a powerful future. The best way to predict the future is to create it,” as Abraham Lincoln once said. The future of our economies and our communities is at stake.

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.

The hidden benefits of adding a CTO to your board

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Abby Kearns. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Abby Kearns , chief technology officer at Puppet , has more than 20 years of experience scaling growth for numerous Fortune 500 and startup companies.

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Community Solar

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We had a situation recently where a rooftop solar project on a building we own became too expensive (because of NYC Fire Department requirements) and it no longer made economic sense to do the installation. And yet we want to avail ourselves of solar energy to benefit from the economics of solar, to reduce our carbon footprint, and to increase the resiliency of our property.

Tiger Global leads $30M investment into Briq, a fintech for the construction industry

TechCrunch

Briq , which has developed a fintech platform used by the construction industry, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Tiger Global Management.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Michigan Businesses Are Being Started in Record Numbers (Episode 235)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses how it’s as good a time as ever to start a business, especially in Michigan.

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.

Indian giant Tata Digital to invest $75 million in fitness startup CureFit

TechCrunch

Tata Digital, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, said on Monday it has signed a deal to invest up to $75 million in fitness startup CureFit.

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How to Find Freelancers For Your Business (Actionable Guide)

Feedough

Whether you have just started a new enterprise or are. Read more. Featured

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This SPAC is betting that a British healthcare company can shake up the US market

TechCrunch

Welcome back to the week, and welcome back to The Exchange. Robinhood has yet to file its IPO, so we’re looking at other companies in the meantime. Today it’s Babylon Health, a British healthtech company that is pursuing a U.S. listing via a blank-check company, or SPAC.

[Astra in Bloomberg] Astra Acquires Apollo Fusion to Reach New Orbits

OurCrowd

Astra, the fastest privately funded company in history to reach space, announced today its planned acquisition of Apollo Fusion in a transaction. valued up to $145 million. Apollo Fusion manufactures a leading electric. propulsion engine. This acquisition allows Astra to provide launch and space.

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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.”

Astra to acquire electric in-space propulsion company Apollo Fusion

TechCrunch

Astra, the space launch startup with plans to go public via a SPAC merger , will acquire electric propulsion maker Apollo Fusion, the company said Monday.

[Superpedestrian in Dundalk Democrat] E-scooter rental firm hopes to zoom into Dundalk

OurCrowd

Superpedestrian, a US-based scooter-sharing business, hopes to find a home in Dundalk. Read more here. The post [Superpedestrian in Dundalk Democrat] E-scooter rental firm hopes to zoom into Dundalk appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center mobility portfolio news Superpedestrian

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Mendel raises $18M to tease out data structure from medicine’s disparate document trove

TechCrunch

The medical industry is sitting on a huge trove of data, but in many cases it can be a challenge to realize the value of it because that data is unstructured and in disparate places.

[Plenty in The Genetic Literacy Project] Video: To feed nearly 8 billion people, we need to grow more food on less land. Vertical farming could increase yields by up to 700%

OurCrowd

Vertical farming is a form of agriculture that grows plants indoors in floor-to-ceiling, tower-like walls of plant-holding cells.

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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.