Fri.Apr 30, 2021

Why ROI has no place in marketing

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ben Hirons, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Brisbane, is the founder and CEO of Due North , a digital marketing agency that engineers strategic, growth-focused systems and products.

Former Microsoft Program Manager Shares His Employee to Entrepreneur Journey

StartupNation

Why is there so much talk about “young” entrepreneurs when the most successful companies (the top 0.1% based on growth of the first five years) are founded by individuals at the average age of 45 ?

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I Keep Losing My Best Employees

Entrepreneur's Handbook

And I know I’m the reason, but I refuse to change. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business human-resources entrepreneurship leadership management

Extra Crunch roundup: Fintech stays hot, Brex doubles, and startup IRR is up all over

TechCrunch

Tech companies in Silicon Valley, the geography, have had an incredible year. But one indicator points to longer-term changes. The internal rate of return (IRR) for companies in other startup hub cities has been even better. A big new analysis by AngelList showed aggregate IRR of 19.4%

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!

A Guide to Venture Capital Funding video game startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I often get requests from early stage video game-related startups asking for intros to investors who invest in games. In the past, there… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup gaming fundraising video-games-industry venture-capital

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I Was Obsessed With the Fear of Being Replaced at My Company

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Even though I’m the co-founder Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». personal-development self-improvement personal-growth entrepreneurship mindset

Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it

TechCrunch

Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike.

Should you give an anchor investor a stake in your fund’s management company?

David Teten - VC

Raising capital for a new fund is always hard. Should you give preferential economics or other benefits to a seed anchor investor, who makes a material commitment to the fund? . These “VCs for investment management companies” are also known as GP Stake investors or fund platforms.

Sorbet raises $6M seed led by Viola Ventures to tackle the thorny financials of paid time off

TechCrunch

A U.S./Israeli Israeli startup, Sorbet — which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue paid time off (PTO) — has raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital and Meron Capital.

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.

5 Emergency Tools to Help CEO’s Deliver Any Project on Schedule

Entrepreneur's Handbook

When every hour counts, I use this pack of extreme productivity tools Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». time-management business productivity entrepreneurship leadership

Optimism reigns at consumer trading services as fintech VC spikes and Robinhood IPO looms

TechCrunch

With the Coinbase direct listing behind us and the Robinhood IPO ahead, it’s a heady time for consumer-focused trading apps.

6 Key Steps to Getting Your First Client as a Beginner Coach

Entrepreneur's Handbook

To move the odds in your favor, sell to fewer people. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup business marketing coaching

Rapchat tunes into $2.3M as its music-making app hits 7M users

TechCrunch

YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook’s Instagram have upended the film and TV industries, with a new wave of cinematographers, directors and actors leveraging innovations in technology to create new work and connect directly with billions of consumers to see it.

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.

I Made a Really Stupid Financial Decision: Selling Assets

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Many of you reading this do it. There’s a powerful alternative. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money entrepreneurship inspiration work productivity

The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups

TechCrunch

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Should you give an anchor investor a stake in your fund’s management company?

David Teten - VC

Raising capital for a new fund is always hard. Should you give preferential economics or other benefits to a seed anchor investor, who makes a material commitment to the fund? . These “VCs for investment management companies” are also known as GP Stake investors or fund platforms.

Cloud gaming service Shadow taken over by OVHcloud founder

TechCrunch

Blade, the French startup behind cloud gaming service Shadow , has been acquired by Octave Klaba’s fund following a commercial court order. Klaba is better known as the founder of OVHcloud , a French cloud hosting company.

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.

Newsletter: Israeli tech enters hypergrowth

OurCrowd

Top investment opportunities. Startup of the Week: Materials Zone. Israel’s tech sector enters hypergrowth. Join us online for XTC regional finals. Medtronic taps Surgical Theater’s fighter-jet simulation for brain surgery. TheraRay takes anti-money laundering to the cloud.

Sequoia’s Mike Vernal will share how to iterate with tempo at TC Early Stage in July

TechCrunch

TC Early Stage is back in July and we have a fantastic lineup in store that’s laser-focused on marketing and fundraising. That includes, but is not limited to, Sequoia’s Mike Vernal, whose portfolio companies include Citizen, PicsArt, Whisper, Threads, Houseparty and more.

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Newsletter: Israeli tech enters hypergrowth

OurCrowd

Top investment opportunities. Startup of the Week: Materials Zone. Israel’s tech sector enters hypergrowth. Join us online for XTC regional finals. Medtronic taps Surgical Theater’s fighter-jet simulation for brain surgery. TheraRay takes anti-money laundering to the cloud.

Funding Friday: Beach Lovers: A NYC Summer Love Story

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the many things I love about Kickstarter is when a friend backs a project, I am alerted. My friend Kirk went on a binge yesterday and backed a half dozen photo book projects and I followed him on that binge. I thought I’d blog about one of the projects we backed today. NYC is many things, and one of them is a beach town. In the summer, the beaches of south Brooklyn and Queens (Rockaway) fill up with NYers of all ages and ethnicities. It is like the subway, a total melting pot.

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.”

[TechSee in Israel Hayom] TechSee AI visual solutions provider wins Pandemic Tech Innovation Award

OurCrowd

The Pandemic Tech Innovation Awards, given by media company TMC, recognize hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the face of challenges caused by pandemics. Read more here.

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Heirlume raises $1.38M to remove the barriers of trademark registration for small businesses

TechCrunch

Platforms like Shopify, Stripe and WordPress have done a lot to make essential business-building tools — like running storefronts, accepting payments and building websites — accessible to businesses with even the most modest budgets.

[Armory in SD Times] Armory introduces Minnaker for faster software deployments

OurCrowd

Continuous delivery software provider Armory announced the release of Armory Minnaker, a full Spinnaker installation designed to enable quick software deployments by leveraging K3s Kubernetes distribution and Armory’s Kubernetes Operator. Read more here.

Early-bird price ends tonight: Buy your pass to TC Early Stage 2021 and save $100

TechCrunch

Last call, founders. Today is your last chance to save $100 on a pass to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising. Our last founder bootcamp event of the year takes place July 8-9, and it’s time to call on Saint Expeditus — the patron saint of procrastinators and programmers alike.

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.