April, 2023

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13 Key Reputation Management Tips for Startups

Startup Blogpost

From letting your audience know the popularity of your brand to adjusting your strategies as needed to maximize reputation management success, here are 13 answers to the question, “How can a startup best protect and manage its reputation?” Place Testimonials at the Forefront Differentiate Yourself From the Competition Use Transparency to Your Advantage Avoid Political Statements Lead by Staying Focused and Organized When Things Go Wrong, Do the Right Thing Establish a Crisis Manageme

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A Crash Course on Venture Capital From an Ex-investor at a $100 Billion Fund

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The only industry that pays you millions even if you lose money Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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Earth Week: 5 Essential Tools for Impact Entrepreneurs to Build a Sustainable Startup

Impact Hub

Happy Earth Week! As we celebrate our planet and its resources, it’s important to recognise the role of businesses in protecting the environment. Impact entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to make a positive difference in the world by creating sustainable startups that prioritise social and environmental impact. However, starting a sustainable business can be challenging without the right tools and resources.

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13 VCs talk about the state of robotics investing in 2023

TechCrunch

Robotics is a fascinating topic. It can be frustrating, too. When I started covering the space nearly 15 years ago, there was a sense that something big was looming, just over the horizon. But roboticists are a pragmatic bunch, offering projects for adoption more than a decade into the future. There were times in the intervening years when it felt like those goal posts were being pushed back.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The Seraf Method to Valuing Startups: Exit Practicalities

The Seraf Compass

Having evaluated four common methods for valuing early stage companies in a previous article, it's time to take a closer look at the Seraf Method which builds on everything great that has come before it (with the debt of gratitude acknowledged!), but adds key refinements necessary to make it work reliably in real life. In a nutshell, the Seraf Method consists of four simple steps, which we have boiled down into three worksheets and a look-up table.

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Celebrating Sylvia Robles, Our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee

Venture Well

Dr. Sylvia Robles from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was named our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Award winner. She answers a few questions for us about her career and work in building a diverse, eco-friendly entrepreneurial ecosystem. The post Celebrating Sylvia Robles, Our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee appeared first on VentureWell.

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How to create a custom AI chatbot with Zapier Interfaces

The Zapier Blog

As a writer, I depend on my editors to give me feedback, help me grow as a writer, and ultimately craft first drafts into decent, publishable content. But even just pumping out that first draft takes a whole lot of time, research, and the occasional headache. Join Zapier Early Access Be the first to try out new Zapier products. Learn more Fortunately, folks at Zapier are pretty crafty.

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Pacific Kids’ Learning

NZ Entrepreneur

In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and innovators working on our next generation of new business startups, social enterprises and small businesses. At a glance Founders: Evo Leota-Tupou (Founder), Theresa Tupuola-Sorenson (Co-Founder), Tatiana Marich (Co-Founder) Business: Pacific Kids’ Learning Founded: 2019 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business?

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Smile Identity expands African footprint with acquisition of Appruve to strengthen ID verification services

TechCrunch

Smile Identity , a KYC compliance and ID verification partner for many African fintechs and businesses, has acquired Inclusive Innovations, the parent company of Appruve , a Ghanaian developer of identity verification software. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Smile Identity said it is “actively fulfilling regulatory requirements to finalize the transaction for the [Inclusive Innovation] affiliated entities in Africa.

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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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Protico, a frontrunner in Web3 Chat, stands out as the sole startup from Asia in the most recent cohort of Techstars Web3 Accelerator

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Protico, a Web3 Chat startup from Taiwan, has recently been selected for Techstars’ highly competitive Web3 accelerator program in Dublin. Of nearly 750 global applications, Protico is one of the only 12 teams chosen. As the sole startup in this cohort with a core team solely from Asia, this result showcases Protico’s potential to revolutionize how enterprises and conferenc

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A Non-Linear Sales Career: An Interview with a VP of Sales at an AI Startup

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Elisa Phillips, an experienced business leader in digital media, advertising, and emerging technology platforms. She spent much of her career at Google in the US and Europe, and built businesses with early-stage products and ad platforms including Search, Video, App Ads using new Machine Learning technologies, and Immersive Ad experiences, to name a few.

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Navigating the High Cost of AI Compute

Andreessen Horowitz

Source: Midjourney The generative AI boom is compute-bound. It has the unique property that adding more compute directly results in a better product. Usually, R&D investment is more directly tied to how valuable a product was, and that relationship is … The post Navigating the High Cost of AI Compute appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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B2B email marketing: Proven strategies and examples

The Zapier Blog

I'd been working in email marketing for quite a while before I took on my first B2B campaign. Of course, I knew that B2B campaigns needed to be handled differently than my usual consumer outreach, and I thought I'd made the necessary tweaks. What I didn't realize is that minor tweaks to generalized email marketing tactics aren't enough to create a successful B2B campaign.

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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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Are SAFE’s Truly Everywhere? The Role of SAFEs in Angel-Stage Deals

Angel Capital Association

SAFEs! They’re apparently everywhere. And it is easy to understand why this perception persists. Y Combinator, a leading incubator, invented the original (pre-money) SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) in 2013 to provide an easy, fast and cheap way to fund the dozens of startups comprising a Y/C batch. Their rationale was simple. Companies receiving small amounts of cash should not spend much of that on legal fees or waste time negotiating complex legal terms so early in a startup’s journe

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Acorns acquires UK’s GoHenry, a fintech focused on 6- to 18-year-olds

TechCrunch

U.S.-based savings and investing startup Acorns has acquired London-based GoHenry , a startup focused on providing money management and financial education services to 6- to18-year-olds in an all-equity deal, the two companies announced today. The combined valuation of the company, as well as further financial terms, were not disclosed. When Acorns last raised funding, $300 million in March 2022, it was valued at $2 billion; GoHenry has not disclosed its valuation but was believed to be valued a

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Safeware’s Smart Airbag Wins Gold at Edison Awards 2023 for Groundbreaking Worker Safety Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Korean human safety technology company Safeware Inc. has got the top award at the Edison Awards 2023 held in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Safeware’s Smart Airbag product has been recognized as the gold winner in the ‘Personal Technology – Smart Wearable’ category at the prestigious Edison Awards 2023 held in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

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How Much will the US Early Stage Venture Market Contract in 2023?

Tomasz Tunguz

In The Figures that Will Move the Venture Capital Market in the Next 3-5 Years , I wrote about the correlation between interest rates & venture capital investing. In the past two years, the correlation has grown stronger from -0.46 correlation to -0.51. The correlation is strong enough to build a simple prediction of early stage venture capital activity in 2023.

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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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Is This Really the End of Faking It in Silicon Valley?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Fraud is an inevitable outcome of the venture funding system Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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The best AI chatbots in 2023

The Zapier Blog

Bored with ChatGPT? Of course you aren't. It's helping millions of people write content, solve coding problems, and create games, among other ridiculous and impressive things. But it's perfectly valid to take a break to see what other AI chatbots are available. Because ChatGPT isn't the only hat in the ring. Build your own AI chatbot with no-code Here's how Allow me to save you a dozen Google searches (or ChatGPT prompts).

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Impact Hubs Taking Climate Action: Meet the Pioneers of Net Zero

Impact Hub

Picture this: a group of entrepreneurs sitting around a table, brainstorming ideas to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Inevitably, the conversation turns to climate change, and the group realises that they have the power to make a real impact – here, now, and at scale. This realisation has been the driving force behind Impact Hub Network’s work for over 15 years, and today, we’re more committed than ever to taking serious climate action.

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Why the startup sector should keep its eye on the SEC

TechCrunch

Anthony Cimino Contributor Share on Twitter Anthony Cimino , head of policy at Carta , works with policymakers and innovators to drive economic opportunity through expanding equity ownership and private market liquidity. More posts by this contributor What the growing federal focus on ESG means for private markets Holli Heiles Pandol Contributor Holli Heiles Pandol is policy counsel at Carta.

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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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Wardens and Sages: What is the Difference Between a Corporate Board and an Advisory Board?

The Seraf Compass

There is a lot of confusion amongst new entrepreneurs on the subject of advisory boards versus corporate boards of directors. Some of that confusion is justified because there is some conceptual overlap. But they are very different animals.

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What Is A Protocol And Why Does It Matter?

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV’s current thesis is: Enabling trusted brands that broaden access to knowledge, capital, and well-being by leveraging networks, platforms, and protocols. [link] That last word is powerful but unfortunately less understood than the other words in that sentence. Protocols have been around forever and are well-understood codes of conduct between people.

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7 Shameful Truths Few Founders Will Admit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Some entrepreneurial truths aren’t great for a startup’s optics, hence why we founders keep some secrets buried deep.

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Email etiquette: How to ask people for things and actually get a response

The Zapier Blog

Emails are no longer just competing with other emails for your reader's attention. In today's digital age, they're competing with every available inbox, including Instagram DMs and LinkedIn messages. But that doesn't mean you should abandon emails altogether. Let AI write your business emails Learn how Emails can be an incredibly effective communication tool—if you know how to craft attention-grabbing ones.

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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