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Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem

Venture Well

Faculty play a key role in helping students identify campus entrepreneurship activities that most align with their personal and professional interests. The post Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem appeared first on VentureWell.

It’s Very Rarely About You


Sitting in the Denver airport earlier this summer, I heard our gate attendant get on the loudspeaker to announce that we had to switch gates. As I started to pack my things to make the move, I noticed that the guy next to me was absolutely irate. He couldn’t believe we had to switch gates and he made it known to everyone within earshot. Out loud, he kept ranting about how annoying the airline was, how they always do things like this to him (to him!),

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Why are Revenue-Based VCs investing in so many women & underrepresented founders?

David Teten - VC

A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt. Many are reporting that they’re seeing a more diverse pool of applicants than traditional equity VCs… even though virtually none have a particular focus on women or underrepresented founders. In addition, their portfolios look far more diverse than VC industry norms.

Edition #5: Carl Sullivan


Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about. Its that time again- another edition of Community of Cultivators. Check out our past posts.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Should your new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing?

David Teten - VC

You’re working on launching a new VC fund; congratulations! I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching Revenue-Based Investing and other new approaches to VC. The question I’m asking myself: should a new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing, traditional equity VC, or possibly both (likely from two separate pools of capital)? Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) is a new form of VC financing, distinct from the preferred equity structure most VCs use.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Fifty-eight years ago this morning, my mother went to the hospital at West Point New York and shortly thereafter I arrived on planet earth. I’ve always liked having a birthday late in August, at the tail end of the summer and right before labor day. It is the most relaxed time of year for me, with the start of the fall season right around the corner. I plan to celebrate it at the beach with family and friends. life lessons

Want to Persevere? Show Up Every Single Day

Smart Hustle Magazine

Sabrina Tan left a comfortable tech career to start her own business in the skincare industry. Skin Inc , a customizable skincare solution, has won over 100 beauty awards and is featured in publications like VOGUE, WWD, Refinery29.

[Syqe in The Times of Israel] LISTEN: How a young weed grower went on to found a cannabis inhaler startup


In this episode, Tusk, the CEO of Tusk Ventures, and Michael Eisenberg of Israel’s Aleph VC talk to Perry Davidson, founder and CEO of Syqe Medical, about his work in developing the first precise dosing mechanism — an inhaler — for medical cannabis. Read more here.

[Appdome in Yahoo Finance] Appdome Zero Management Mobility Secures Enterprises – No Management Profile Required


Appdome, the mobile industry’s first no-code mobile integration and solutions platform, today announced Zero Management Mobility, a new service that secures enterprise mobile apps in Bring Your Own Device environments without the use of management profiles on employee devices. Read more here.

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.

[Arbe Robotics in Wired] The hottest startups in Tel Aviv


Founded in 2015, Arbe has built a 4D ultra-high-resolution imaging radar for cars. It “can actually separate a child from a car, ‘see’ a bicycle near a track, and a motorcycle merging into the vehicle’s lane”, says CEO Kobi Marenko. Read more here.

[CropX in Globes] Israeli soil analytics co CropX raises $10m


Israeli soil analysis data company CropX has announced the completion of a $10 million financing round to support the company’s continued growth. Read more here. The post [CropX in Globes] Israeli soil analytics co CropX raises $10m appeared first on OurCrowd.

[Nexa3D in Yahoo Finance] Ultrafast 3D Printer Company Nexa3D Commences Manufacturing Operations in California


Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast stereolithography production 3D printers, today announced it has started manufacturing operations in California as it scales its commercial activities to fulfill increased demand for the company’s flagship NXE400 printer. Read more here.

[Kenna Security in Forbes] How To Choose The Right Tech Vendor: 13 Strategies For Small Businesses


Smaller organizations or those without access to in-house IT staff need to remember that while some solutions boast excellent feature sets, the success or failure of technology projects often comes down to the users. Is deployment easy? Is the UX simple enough for our staff to use day-to-day?

The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

[Zebra in Wired] The hottest startups in Tel Aviv


Launched in 2014 by Elad Benjamin, Eyal Toledano and Eyal Gura, Zebra Medical Vision is an AI platform that can accurately interpret medical scans, detect anomalies and provide a diagnosis. Read more here. The post [Zebra in Wired] The hottest startups in Tel Aviv appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Newsticker Healthcare newsticker portfolio news Zebra zebra medical vision