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Freelancer or entrepreneur? Making the mindset shift

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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Why Your Customers Don’t Love Your Product

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Goldman Sachs leads $45M investment into auto fintech startup MotoRefi

TechCrunch

MotoRefi has raised another $45 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs just five months after investors poured $10 million into the fintech startup to help turbocharge its auto refinancing business.

Startup Lessons My CEO Learned the Hard Way

Entrepreneur's Handbook

No matter how successful you get, you’ll always face setbacks Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership startup work entrepreneurship business

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

6 investors and founders forecast hockey-stick growth for Edinburgh’s startup scene

TechCrunch

Scotland is slowly but surely drawing attention in the UK’s startup space. In 2020, Scottish startups collectively raised £345 million, according to Tech Nation, and with nearly 2,500 startups, it has the highest number of budding tech companies outside London.

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Meet Justos, the new Brazilian insurtech that just got backing from the CEOs of 7 unicorns

TechCrunch

Here in the U.S. the concept of using a driver’s data to decide the cost of auto insurance premiums is not a new one. But in markets like Brazil, the idea is still considered relatively novel.

Funding Friday: The Dirt Newsletter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So this is pretty cool. Dirt is a daily newsletter about the entertainment industry. The folks behind Dirt are funding it with a crowdfunding campaign on Mirror using NFTs.

Extra Crunch roundup: first-check myths, Miami relocation checklist, standout SaaSy startups

TechCrunch

This may seem like a great time to launch a SaaS startup, but the landscape is crowded with well-designed applications that promise “blazingly fast and delightfully simple” experiences, according to seed-stage investor John Chen of Fika Ventures.

i&E OKBIO Magazine 2021

Innovation 2 Enterprise

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Café helps hybrid organizations schedule in-office time

TechCrunch

Meet Café , a new French startup founded by two brothers that wants to help companies switch to a hybrid remote-and-office workplace model. Café isn’t a traditional desk-booking tool.

[ICON in Austin Business Journal] The List: Austin’s active incubators and accelerators

OurCrowd

The 2021 list of accelerators and incubators is one of several lists presented as package to aid startups and entrepreneurs. The list is presented alphabetically to allow firms flexibility in what they could disclose.

The SPAC trash ticker is counting down

TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

[JumpCloud in Security Boulevard] People of JumpCloud | Chase Doelling

OurCrowd

People are the lifeblood of any organization, but so rarely do they receive the spotlight like the innovative applications and services, company missions and devoted customer communities they work so hard to create. We want to change that. Read more here.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

3 views on the future of meetings

TechCrunch

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, early-stage startups across the world are re-inventing how we work. But founders aren’t flocking to build just another SaaS tool or Airtable copycat — they’re trying to disrupt the only thing possibly more annoying than e-mail: the work meeting.

5 Steps for Choosing the Perfect E-Commerce Domain Name

StartupNation

Just over half of small business owners are now doing business online, and aspiring and new entrepreneurs who are looking to start an e-commerce business must pick a powerful domain name from the start. VeriSign’s 2020 Domain Name Industry brief reported 366.3

Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett and investor Marlon Nichols will break down the path to seed-stage funding

TechCrunch

Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors.

My Startup Journey: Why We Avoided Crowdfunding

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Do you seek investors, or do you bootstrap? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». crowdfunding startup-lessons business startup sass

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.

Anthropic is the new AI research outfit from OpenAI’s Dario Amodei, and it has $124M to burn

TechCrunch

As AI has grown from a menagerie of research projects to include a handful of titanic, industry-powering models like GPT-3, there is a need for the sector to evolve — or so thinks Dario Amodei, former VP of research at OpenAI, who struck out on his own to create a new company a few months ago.

[D-ID in The Good Men Project] How Facial Recognition and Deep Learning Can Bring the Dead Back to Life… and So, So Much More

OurCrowd

The speed at which biometrics and deep learning is advancing is breathtaking. Read more here. The post [D-ID in The Good Men Project] How Facial Recognition and Deep Learning Can Bring the Dead Back to Life… and So, So Much More appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Doximity’s S-1 may explain why healthcare exits are heating up

TechCrunch

There was a time when this column was more than a never-ending run of IPO coverage. Then the unicorn liquidity cycle kicked off and it’s been a long run of public offerings ever since. This morning is no exception. Doximity filed to go public earlier today.