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Entrepreneur's Handbook

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What Accelerators Look Like in 2021

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry. Responses from our annual survey culminate in a giant data report that we make available to any accelerator within the community that provided us with their data.

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4 Business Communications Tactics for a Better Customer Experience

Smart Hustle Magazine

Insights on how to have a better customer experience from Anusha Venkat, Senior Product Manager for Plivo’s , a messaging API. Businesses have worked hard to adapt to changes the pandemic brought with it.

Egypt’s Paymob closes $18.5M Series A to expand payments services across MENA

TechCrunch

While Nigeria and Kenya have been at the forefront of African fintech innovation, activities in Egypt are beginning to shape up nicely. Right now, Egypt is home to a burgeoning fintech startup ecosystem, and today, one of its biggest players, Paymob announced that it has completed an $18.5

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 an NFT Artist Used Banksy’s Popularity to Make $1 Million in Sales

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

Berkonomics

It doesn’t happen by accident. Not every new game-related site is a Steam, and surely not every social network is a Facebook. And not every texting application is a Twitter. A story of an app from nowhere to near dominance.

Butter is building an ‘all-in-one’ platform to run virtual workshops

TechCrunch

Butter , a startup registered in Denmark but operating fully remote, is building an “all-in-one” platform for planning and running virtual workshops.

Why “Quit Your Job” Is Terrible Advice For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Bootstrapping, managing product-led growth and knowing when to fundraise

TechCrunch

Product-led growth is all the rage in the Valley these days, and we had two leading thinkers discuss how to incorporate it into a startup at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021.

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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.

Joanne Wilson’s Top Insights | Angel S5 E10

Jason Calacanis

Top Insights. Raising at a juiced valuation can have devastating downstream consequences for a startup. Recent momentum in funding underestimated founders has helped firms realize the opportunity of having a diverse team of investors. It is harder than ever to be a “generalist” investor.

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TrueLayer raises $70M for its open banking platform

TechCrunch

TrueLayer , the London startup that offers a developer-friendly platform for companies, including other fintechs, to utilise open banking, is disclosing $70 million in new funding. The Series D round is led by new investor Addition.

What Is Green Innovation? – Types & Examples

Feedough

What do Tesla and IKEA have in common? Besides being top-tier companies, they are motivated to the cause of advocating environmentally friendly products. The environmental challenges have reshaped the planet, with societies collapsing as a result of its detrimental impact.

As working out goes virtual, Moxie raises $6.3M seed+ round led by Resolute Ventures

TechCrunch

With the pandemic sending the planet indoors to work out, the at-home fitness market has boomed. It was only in October last year that three-year-old Future closed $24 million in Series B and Playbook (streaming for personal trainers) raised $9.3 million in a Series A.

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.

Vaccinations At Scale

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There was a day in the last week when four million americans got a Covid vaccine. That’s more than one percent of all citizens of the US. One in every hundred people in the US got vaccinated on the same day. Think about that! Mayor de Blasio tweeted yesterday that 4.7 million doses of the Covid vaccine have been given out in NYC.

Formation raises $4M led by Andreessen Horowitz to train truly ‘exceptional’ software engineers

TechCrunch

Sophie Zhou Novati worked as a senior engineer at Facebook and then Nextdoor, where she struggled to hire great engineers for her team. Frustrated, she decided to try training engineers to meet her team’s hiring standards by mentoring at a local coding bootcamp.

Best Lead Generation Software

Wesley Cherisien

Unbounce. Unbounce claims to be the #1 landing page platform and is used by over 15,000 brands. Unbounce helps you generate more leads by giving you the power to create dedicated landing pages designed with one focused goal – driving your visitors towards an action. This could be opting in for your email list, booking an appointment or making a sale. With over 100+ landing page templates to choose from, you can create any campaign with the exact page idea you have in mind.

EHR startup Canvas Medical raises $17M and partners with insurance heavyweight Anthem

TechCrunch

Canvas Medical , an electronic health records (EHR) startup, today announced their $17 million Series A and a new partnership with Anthem, one of the biggest health insurance companies in the country. The round was co-led by Inspired Capital and IA Ventures, with participation from Upfront Ventures.

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.

What Is Transactional Marketing? – Examples & Strategies

Feedough

Every business’s objective is to sustain by increasing sales and maximising its profits. These organisations employ different sales techniques for achieving the same. Some build consumer relationships and capitalise on pull marketing.

Spend management startup Ramp confirms $115M raise at a $1.6B valuation

TechCrunch

This morning, Ramp , which provides corporate cards and spend management software, announced that it has closed $115 million across two investments, the latter of which valued the company at $1.6 billion. The Information first reported that Ramp was raising new capital.

[The Bouqs in Rolling Stone] Entrepreneurs: 12 Tips to Improve Collaboration and Move Your Business Forward

OurCrowd

Collaboration is often the key to creativity and progress in business. However, busyness can sometimes get in the way of purposeful collaboration across an organization.

Apply to Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch

Do you have what it takes to be a Startup Battlefield champion? All you need is a killer pitch, an MVP, nerves of steel and the drive and determination to take on all comers to claim the coveted Disrupt Cup.

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.”

One Plus One Equals Three

The Seraf Compass

The story of Adam Martel, Rich Palmer and their startup named Gravyty is a story about great leadership. These two relatively young founders created and succeeded with a completely new category of product in a difficult and conservative market.

Realworld raises $3.4M to help Gen Z navigate adulthood

TechCrunch

Realworld has a big vision — founder and CEO Genevieve Ryan Bellaire told me her goal is “simplifying adulthood.” ” And the New York startup has raised $3.4 million in seed funding to make it happen.

Startups: Tools Are Bought, Transformations Are Sold

OnStartups

One thing that I wish I had learned earlier in my entrepreneurial career is this: Tools are bought, transformations are sold. Here's a clip of a talk I gave at the SaaStr conference that elaborates on this. First, let's talk about the difference?

Comet announces $13M Series A for ML model building tool

TechCrunch

There’s been a lot of investment in machine learning startups recently as companies try to push the notion into a wider variety of endeavors.

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.