July, 2023

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Navigating Startup Growth: The Hero’s Guide to Success

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Unlocking growth is a critical milestone for startups, marking their journey from survival to prosperity. However, achieving this feat is far from straightforward, as it requires understanding the true desires of customers, often overlooked in conventional playbooks needing more customer empathy.

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How do startup Accelerators work?

Gust

Accelerators are as diverse and varied as the start-ups they serve. While there are some universal features, such as an application and selection process and educational programming, the specific offerings can differ widely. Most, but not all, will offer networking opportunities (with the exception of programs that focus heavily on one-on-one mentorship) and most, but not all, will offer some form of funding opportunities, either through direct investment or by leveraging their network of invest

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Beating the Odds: Startup Pathways to Success

The Seraf Compass

As an active angel investor in the Boston tech sector, I witnessed many paths to a successful return on my invested capital. Sometimes the path is short and sweet. Other times the path is long and convoluted, but ultimately leads to a happy ending. I subscribe to the belief that as an angel investor I should be open to a variety of investment opportunities as I build a successful, early stage company portfolio.

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How To Take the Guesswork Out of Scaling

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Why did you buy your toaster? It‘s probably because you wanted toasted bread. You weren’t joining some perfect toast movement. As Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen said, “People don’t buy your product or service. They hire it to help them make progress in their life.” You were hiring a toaster to toast bread. That “job” came first; everything else came second.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Expanding the Possibility of Play: Scopely’s Winning Strategy

Revolution

Savvy Games Group’s acquisition of the Revolution Growth-backed company marks the sixth-largest transaction in gaming history. Revolution Growth first partnered with Scopely in 2017 when we led the company’s Series C. Core to our investment thesis was Scopely’s platform approach to IP partnership and game development, its exceptional ability to drive monetization among users, and the team’s dedication to becoming the preeminent free-to-play mobile gaming publisher.

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Reskilling: READI Is Gamifying Workforce Training Through a Virtual Reality Learning Platform

Venture Well

Elissa Russell, CEO and founder of READI, and Timesha Brooks, COO of READI, share their unique path to entrepreneurship with the support of the E-Team Program. The post Reskilling: READI Is Gamifying Workforce Training Through a Virtual Reality Learning Platform appeared first on VentureWell.

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How to pick the right startup Accelerator?

Gust

As the Growth Manager at Gust, one of my responsibilities is to evaluate accelerator programs on the Gust Accelerator Platform to determine if they are a good fit for our community of founders. The guidelines we use for this, which were built by the Gust team, leveraging the collective decades of experience we have working with startups, can also be used to help founders determine which accelerator is best for them.

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Singapore’s Sunrate Secures Series D-2 Funding Led by Peak XV Partners for Global Expansion

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Sunrate , a global smart payment and treasury management platform, has successfully raised an extended Series D (Series D-2) funding round from Peak XV Partners, formerly Sequoia Capital Southeast Asia. The round included Prosperity7 Ventures and Softbank Ventures Asia.

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Tech, Education, and Making a Difference in South Africa: Meet Justinus Adriaanse

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Marina Byezhanova Justinus Adriaanse is an EO Canada Bridge member who grew up in a middle-class family in South Africa, keenly observing the glaring disparities that were unmistakably present in his surroundings. Nelson Mandela’s 1999 retirement brought these injustices further to the forefront, unveiling the deep-rooted inequalities within South Africa’s education system and society as a whole.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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10 Marketing Tactics That Yielded Great Results for Startups

Startup Blogpost

10 Marketing Tactics That Yielded Great Results for Startups In search of unique marketing tactics that have proven successful for startups, we asked ten leaders from the industry to share their experiences. From CEOs to Marketing Managers, these experts have provided a wealth of knowledge. Starting with the “Angel Writer” service that boosted growth, to a gamified referral program that enhanced loyalty, discover the top ten tactics that these leaders have used to great effect.

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What the New Relic Sale Means for SaaS

Tomasz Tunguz

Earlier today, New Relic announced its sale to Francisco Partners & TPG for $6.5b. The acquisition is notable for two reasons. First, it accelerates the momentum within the technology buyout space. At its current pace, technology buyout volumes of venture-backed technology companies will tie or exceed the ten year high, charted in 2022 of about $20b.

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Reskilling: READI Is Gamifying Workforce Training Through a Virtual Reality Learning Platform

Venture Well

Elissa Russell, CEO and founder of READI, and Timesha Brooks, COO of READI, share their unique path to entrepreneurship with the support of the E-Team Program. The post Reskilling: READI Is Gamifying Workforce Training Through a Virtual Reality Learning Platform appeared first on VentureWell.

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How much bandwidth does your business need?

NZ Entrepreneur

In today’s digital world, a strong internet connection is the lifeblood of most businesses. With modern technology and digital ways of working available (and constantly evolving), it brings into sharp focus the question – is your internet bandwidth up to the job? Whether you have a cafe that offers free wifi for customers or have a large company where everyone is online at once, it is critical that you have enough bandwidth so that everyone can do what they need to do online – all at the s

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Singapore’s Hydroleap Raises $4.4M, Eyes APAC Expansion for Green Wastewater Technology

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore’s Hydroleap, a green wastewater technology company, has raised $4.4 million in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Real Tech Holdings, a prominent Japanese Venture Capital firm, with the participation of corporate investors, including Mitsubishi Electric, Seeds Capital, Wavemaker Partners, New Keynes Investments, and the State Government of Victoria in Au

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3 Gratitude Habits for Business Leaders to Motivate Your Team — and Yourself

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In my twenties, it seemed easy to maintain a positive outlook on life. It was a simpler time with a lot less that could go wrong. As the years passed, I started collecting responsibilities — and bad things happened along with the good. When I started my company, I faced new, unchartered challenges. At one point, my business nearly collapsed. As a result, my outlook shifted to a more negative place.

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I Sold My Business and They Shut It Down. Here’s Why I’d Do It All Again.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Four strategies to prepare for an exit that will set you up for success. Image: Author From the moment our CMO was removed to my first call with our interim CMO three weeks had elapsed. Three weeks with no idea what the future held, what our revenue goals were, if we would even have services to sell. When we finally got on the Zoom call, joined by the VP of HR, I had answers immediately: the firm would be shut down ASAP.

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Signs We've Touched the Bottom

Tomasz Tunguz

I’m watching public company earnings to identify early trends in the software market to inform startups’ plans for 2023. Yesterday, Microsoft & Google announced earnings. Amazon, Cloudflare, & Mongo announce soon. At last, we see a change in slope in the annual growth rates of the cloud services. Both Google & Microsoft announced growth rates in GCP & Azure that held steady from one quarter to the next.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.

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8 Retirement Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Self-employed Individuals

Startup Blogpost

8 Retirement Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Self-employed Individuals In the complex world of retirement planning, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals face unique challenges. We’ve gathered insights from eight industry professionals, including Principal Attorneys, CEOs, and Managing Partners, to shed light on this topic. From exploring retirement plans and saving consistently to developing a customized plan with a financial planner, discover the top strategies these expe

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Early interviews for AI companies - apply by Tuesday July 18, 2023

Y Combinator

We are happy to announce a special round of early interviews for AI startups.  As investors in hundreds of AI startups including OpenAI, we are excited to back founders taking part in this extraordinary moment in tech history. Given how quickly things are developing in the space, we are offering a limited number of early interview slots for the YC W24 batch.

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Singapore’s XM Group Secures AIOX-led Funding for Global Expansion

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore-based global design studio XM HoldCo Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, collectively known as the XM Group, have successfully concluded their latest fundraising round. The funding was led by AIOX Apex Angel Fund (AIOX) and saw participation from some of the company’s existing institutional shareholders, including Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd and ICH Capital.

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Practical Ways To Boost Your Entrepreneurial Mental Health Toolkit

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Chantel Cohen, founder and CEO of CWC Coaching & Therapy, and an EO Accelerator in Atlanta. Chantel Cohen is a therapist with a difference. A Columbia graduate, the Atlanta-based life coach and counselor specializes in helping individuals and companies looking to turbocharge their commercial opportunities. Ask how she came to this line of work, however, and you might be surprised by the answer.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How Much Do Angel Investors Earn?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

My analysis of 4 angel portfolios finds low returns from investing in early-stage startups Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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For customer engagement Emotional Value beats Functional Value

NZ Entrepreneur

There is irrefutable evidence that, even in the age of instant online purchasing, customers who emotionally connect with a business or brand purchase more, stay longer, and provide hundreds of percent more lifetime value. Yet when you look at the way most businesses market themselves, you’d think this was radical, reckless thinking. Despite emotional connection having proven bottom line impact, most businesses default to conversations around function: price, value for money, and what competitors

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More Countries, More Problems: Selling AI Products Around the World Is Still Too Hard

Andreessen Horowitz

A dynamic new wave of digital-first companies has emerged, driven by a significant decrease in the cost of building a minimal viable venture and further propelled by recent advancements in Generative AI. Founders can now quickly build chatbots/companions , education … The post More Countries, More Problems: Selling AI Products Around the World Is Still Too Hard appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Embracing Change: Non-Traditional Offerings and Their Impact

GCUC

Embracing Change: Non-Traditional Offerings and Their Impact In the dynamic landscape of modern business, embracing innovation is key to staying ahead of the curve and thriving in a competitive environment. Evolution.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l