June, 2023

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Understanding The 6 Types of Business Funding

Gust

When you run a startup, securing the right types of funding at the right moments can feel like a never-ending game of chess. You have to think twenty moves in advance, and if you make just one mistake, you might end up sabotaging the whole game. And plenty of founders do sabotage the game: It’s estimated that 80% of startups don’t make it past the first year, and 90% fail over the long run.

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10 Takeaways for Angel Investing Success

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How Can I Prevent Burnout At My Startup?

Startup Blogpost

To help startup leaders create a healthy and sustainable work environment, we gathered advice from 14 experienced professionals, including CEOs, founders, and HR directors. From promoting a healthy work-life balance to infusing fun in the workplace, these experts share their top tips on preventing employee burnout in the fast-paced world of startups.

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Ready Fire Aim: Is Entrepreneurship Really All About Big Risky Leaps of Faith?

The Seraf Compass

Are you walking around looking for swashbuckling daredevils as investment targets? Do you assume that the process of innovation is a series of great leaps and brilliant insights? You might be making a mistake. Entrepreneurship is arguably much more incremental, and much less risk-centric than that.

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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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Software That You Can’t Shut Down

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The term “censorship resistant” is used a lot in the decentralized computing/web3/crypto space to talk about a core feature of these systems. I don’t love the term censorship resistant because it is a wonky term. Software that is encoded in smart contracts (and other ways) on fully decentralized blockchains can’t be shut down or turned off.

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From End Zone to Market: Reaction Technologies Tackles ‘Heads Up’ Concussion Safety

Venture Well

Brandon Martin, CEO of Reaction Technologies, shares his unique path to entrepreneurship with the support of the Aspire program. The post From End Zone to Market: Reaction Technologies Tackles ‘Heads Up’ Concussion Safety appeared first on VentureWell.

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Business Book Bonanza: 10 Must-Read Gems To Skyrocket Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Are you looking for inspiration to take your business to the next level? Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran, remember: Great leaders must be readers! Look no further than these top business book recommendations from 10 successful Australian entrepreneurs who are all active members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). From timeless classics to modern best-sellers, the following books have influenced the way these entrepreneurs think and operate their businesses.

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5 Myths About Developing Your Startup’s MVP

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you aren’t embarrassed by your first product, you’ve launched it too late. Image: Unsplash I was an accidental entrepreneur, unexpectedly managing to grow a business for over 20 years from the kitchen table. When I took up writing and started interviewing other entrepreneurs for my books, I found that meant I had a lot of knowledge but not always the right tags to put on what I had been doing.

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Budding entrepreneurs receive a head start with startup education scholarships

NZ Entrepreneur

A new batch of enterprising New Zealanders are being given the opportunity to fast track their ventures from idea through to startup, thanks to an online education initiative backed by Callaghan Innovation and entrepreneur education platform Startup NZ. The initiative invites New Zealanders with “scalable and high growth” business or social enterprise ideas to apply for scholarships that will see 60 successful applicants receive free admission to the Startup NZ entrepreneurs programm

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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

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Coming Back Up For Air

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The last time I posted was May 23rd , three weeks ago. There was a time when I wrote every day. When I had not yet posted on any day, I felt like something was missing, like I had not yet had my cup of coffee. Clearly, I have moved on from that need to write every day. I don’t think I have ever gone three weeks without posting in the almost twenty years I’ve been writing this blog.

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An In-Depth Conversation with Founders Kevin and Aria Egbali on Transforming the Payment Experience

Jason Malki

Kevin Eghbali Left Aira Eghbali Right I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin and Aria Egbali, the founders of Kade Pay. Kevin is a 2x founder and a senior software developer with over two decades of experience in the retail industry, primarily working on POS, payment, and staff management solutions. He is an expert in enterprise structures and solutions.

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Lifeforce’s Series A Funding Advances Innovative Health Optimization Platform

American Entrepreneurship

Health and wellness startup’s support draws from prominent celebrities, top medical experts and prominent investor backing Healthcare consumers continue to seek alternative ways to manage their health, according to a Gallup study conducted in late 2022. Consumer frustration with their existing healthcare has spurred innovation, in particular, emerging health focused digital platforms such as Lifeforce that have received investor funding.

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6 Steps To Become a More People-Centered Company

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Kent Gregoire , a US East Bridge chapter member (and that chapter’s current president) and co-founder of Stakeholder Business and Symphony Advantage , who is on a mission to help entrepreneurs transform their companies for maximum impact. Kent has more than 35 years of experience providing advisory services to executive-level management and is one of the first certified conscious capitalism consultants in the world.

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How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

PCI compliance can feel challenging and sometimes the result feels like you are optimizing more for security and compliance than you are for business outcomes. The key is to take the right strategy to PCI compliance that gets you both. In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization.

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“If I never again have to read a bunch of entitled tech bros mansplaining on twitter about their way of working is the only way, I will die a happy man.” Canadian Investor Chris Neumann on Venture Vibes, Who Helped Him Along the Way, and the Qualities of a Founder Who Could Fail But He’d Back Again

Hunter Walk

I’m always a fan of investors who write consistently, while blending personal experience and utility, versus just content marketing. Chris Neumann (of Canada’s Panache Ventures ) checks these boxes so I asked him to come on my blog (currently less consistent, hopefully still the other two) for Five Questions. Hunter Walk: So why venture capital, why early stage, and why Canada?

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Tokyo-based Startup FLUX Raises $32M in Series B Funding for its No-Code AI Platform

AsiaTechDaily

Flux Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Tokyo-based startup FLUX has secured $32 million in a Series B funding round led by DNX Ventures, a venture capital firm. The funding also included participation from existing investors Archetype Ventures and new investors such as Japan Co-Investment, Aozora Corporate Investments, Salesforce Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund, SMBC Nikko Securities, and NTT Docomo Ventures.

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AI at the Intersection: The a16z Investment Thesis on AI in Bio + Health

Andreessen Horowitz

A Tale of Two Exponentials Harnessing Moore to combat Eroom Computers today are roughly 1000x more powerful, at the same price, than those a decade ago. And they are roughly a million times more powerful than twenty years ago. This … The post AI at the Intersection: The a16z Investment Thesis on AI in Bio + Health appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Exploring the Diverse Ventures of a Serial Entrepreneur in the World of Startups and Literature

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing DC Palter, startup founder, angel investor, author, and self-described sake snob. DC founded two successful startups in the enterprise IT space, then transitioned to investing in and mentoring startups focusing on energy sustainability. And he’s recently published a mystery novel about a Silicon Valley startup titled To Kill a Unicorn.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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AI in Talent Acquisition is Focus of Veritone’s Upcoming Webinar

American Entrepreneurship

As AI blazes forward, one industry after another assesses what is needed to stay competitive. A key element of an organization’s ongoing success is having top talent. To help organizations navigate through this rapidly changing space, Veritone, Inc., a leader in enterprise AI software and services, is hosting a webinar, “AI in Talent Acquisition: Leveraging AI Across the Recruitment Funnel,”.

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Can you guess 10 tests for your success?

Berkonomics

Your success must be based upon data that is solid and sometimes flexible enough to pass several critical tests if it is to guide a business enterprise to greatness. Here in brief are ten tests for your business success. Try these on for size, and test yourself for attractiveness to the marketplace, to investors and to history. Ten tests for your business success: Is your market identifiable and accessible?

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Giant Mistakes and Successes: Lessons From Growing Revenue From $10M To $50M

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I led the growth team at Codecademy and helped the company grow from $10M in ARR to $50M ARR+ before it sold to a company called Skillsoft for $525M last year. I learned a lot about the details that make B2C SaaS/Recurring revenue business models work well that I have yet to see written down anywhere. My real motivation here is to help the companies that have achieved a good product market fit and have yet to figure out how to make money.

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A Korean-style Open AI Could Be Born Here: An AI Cluster Targeting the Global Market Appears in Pangyo Techno Valley

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register With the release of the conversational AI ChatGPT developed by OpenAI in November 2022, our lives our lives are directly affected by AI technology more than ever. According to the research report titled “Domestic AI Analysis Market Forecast, 2023-2027,” published on April 26 by International Data Corporation Korea Ltd.

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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?

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5 Tips on Angel Investing from Veterans in this Space

Angel Capital Association

Working harder won’t solve poverty, pollution, social inequality, and dozens of other major challenges we face on this planet. If we want to feed, clothe and house 8 billion people, address the host of health, environmental and other issues, good old fashioned elbow grease isn’t going to do it. But if we become effective at commercializing innovative solutions of passionate entrepreneurs, we stand a chance.

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Investing in Apex

Andreessen Horowitz

Last year, 180 launches successfully reached orbit—a record year for space. SpaceX led the way with 61 launches , and the People’s Republic of China definitively replaced Russia as the world’s No. 2 space power. Without question, we have entered … The post Investing in Apex appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Understanding The 6 Types of Funding

Gust

When you run a startup, securing the right types of funding at the right moments can feel like a never-ending game of chess. You have to think twenty moves in advance, and if you make just one mistake, you might end up sabotaging the whole game. And plenty of founders do sabotage the game: It’s estimated that 80% of startups don’t make it past the first year, and 90% fail over the long run.

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Blumira Raises $15 Million Series B Round

HPA

HPA is excited to announce our participation in Blumira’s $15M Series B Round , which was led by Ten Eleven Ventures, and joined by Mercury Fund, RPS Ventures, and Duo Security co-founder Jon Oberheide. Blumira has seen tremendous momentum over the past year with 100% year-over-year customer growth , including an 8x growth in the MSP channel , with customers in every vertical, including manufacturing and healthcare industries, as well as credit unions, colleges, universities, and municipalities.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.