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

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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 B2B Sales Leader's Guide for Any Economic Environment

When economic headwinds pick up, sales leaders are the first to sound the alarm — and chart a new course. Longer sales cycles, larger buying committees, increased price pressure, and smaller teams can quickly combine to reduce your margin for error and increase the urgency to find a solution. To thrive in a challenging environment, sales teams need a rock-solid grasp of the fundamentals and the biggest force-multipliers they can get their hands on.

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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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Leading From The Heart

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have watched so many leaders over the years in my various roles as lead investor, board member, board chair, investor, and advisor. And one thing I have learned from this front-row seat is that leading from the heart is very powerful. A leader can be the most brilliant product person, strategist, entrepreneur, and business builder, but if they cannot get people to follow them, trust them, and care for them, they will not be an effective leader.

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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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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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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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How to Make $100,000 from an Online Event

Entrepreneur's Handbook

14 ways to generate 6-figure revenue from virtual events I originally wrote this for my full-time job at Hopin but I thought it would also be helpful or at least interesting for the readers of Entrepreneur’s Handbook, since it lays out a how-to guide for entrepreneurs to drive revenue with online events. I know it reads Hopin-centric as much of the data and examples come from Hopin but many of the tips should be platform-agnostic.

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CEOs and Entrepreneurs Can’t “Own” Strategy: Implementing a Collaborative Approach

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I sat down with three business leaders last week to interview them about how they handle strategy. I started the session by asking, “Who owns your company’s strategy?” All three replied they did. My experience tells me that is not the best answer. The CEO or leader can and should own the vision of the company’s present and future — where the company is going.

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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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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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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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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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A pot of gold at the intersection of DevOps and generative AI?

TechCrunch

W elcome to the TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Generative AI isn’t just about creative endeavors and parlor tricks. Investors and Big Tech alike are betting that it will also affect enterprise infrastructure and cybersecurity, and they are putting money where their mouth is. — Anna Dev tools plus generative AI Y Combinator Demo Days are a

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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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How to Build the Ultimate Follow-up System

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Adi Klevit, an EO Portland member who is the co-founder and CEO of Business Success Consulting Group , a team of experienced professionals who provide business owners, entrepreneurs and key executives with strategic implementation, process improvement and documentation, and long-lasting systems necessary to support business expansion.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get your business funded by a venture capitalist or angel investor

Founder Bounty

Starting a business is a big challenge, but one of the biggest hurdles for most entrepreneurs is funding. While some business owners use personal savings or loans to get started, many others turn to investors to help finance their dreams. Investors can provide the capital needed to start a business, expand an existing one, or take it to the next level.

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Capria Ventures raises $100m so far for tech-focused venture fund

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Capria Ventures , a venture capital firm specializing in investments in the Global South , has announced the first close of its $100 million fund, which will focus on investing in 20 to 25 tech startups in key entrepreneurial hotspots across India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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EC8’s technology automating the measuring and cutting of plasterboard is a world first

NZ Entrepreneur

A Hamilton startup, EC8 , has created a world first in the building industry by developing automation technology to measure and cut plasterboard. It is now making its technology available to builders, so they can cut down building times, have accurate plasterboard cuts, and decrease waste. “It’s a world first – nobody has used automation for mass volume plasterboard for building,” Staal says.

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Should You Add Virtual Reality to Your Omnichannel Marketing Strategy?

Campaign Monitor

Consumers’ use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology is a novel trend that seems to be scaling upward lately — such a trend, what some may view as a fleeting fad, may be the next big, innovative opportunity for marketers across the globe to engage customers, both new and current. In the last few years, AR and VR technologies have been continually, and at an increasingly rapid pace, transforming the way consumers choose to spend their hard-earned dollars.

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The ABM Benchmark Survey

ABM gets better with age — but unfortunately, marketers don't have the luxury of pouring it into an oak barrel for a couple decades to let it mature. In a recent survey with Demand Gen Report, we found 59% of experienced practitioners (those with ABM programs more than a year old) indicated their ABM programs are meeting or greatly exceeding their expectations, while only 45% of novices (those with ABM programs less than one year old) could say the same.