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Why Investors Are Watching–And Judging–Your Work-From-Home Policy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Many companies have struggled to develop their flexible work policies, but what you may not realize is that many investors are watching — and judging them. Indeed, a number of investors have explicitly and publicly integrated work-from-home (WFH) policies into evaluations of prospective investment targets. Dozens of investors have approached me for advice on assessing the effectiveness of such policies.

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Microenterprises – Supporting the Types of Businesses in Your Ecosystem

Source Link

This multi-part series offers ecosystem builders and economic developers insights into the characteristics of each business type and targeted strategies that help those businesses thrive.

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Hiring a Small Business Consultant

American Entrepreneurship

A small business consultant brings a range of benefits that help a business grow A small business owner often thinks long and hard about who to bring into their business to further its growth. Having not previously used a consultant, they hesitate to pay a consultant’s high hourly rate. This article delves into the pros and cons of hiring a small business consultant, hiring steps, and types of small business consultants.

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Why Pricing and Packaging Matters More When You’re Launching Your Second Product

Andreessen Horowitz

A strong multiproduct strategy is a cornerstone of a credible growth story for any scaling B2B company. Depending on your goals, new products can deepen the wallet share of your existing customers by focusing on new users or new use cases, or they can expand your TAM by targeting new customers, new geographies, or new verticals. In each case, successfully launching these products means finding product-market fit all over again—but this time, you have a much slimmer margin for error.

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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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4 Insights On Using Videos To Elevate Remote Employee Onboarding

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Onboarding is your company’s way to welcome and position new hires for success. It sets the tone for their journey and gives them the tools they need to excel. Done right, it seamlessly integrates incoming talent into your company’s culture and ongoing operations. But doing onboarding right goes beyond a generic “Welcome aboard!” email. Remote work setups require companies to create an onboarding experience that is as optimized and engaging as it is informative.

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Small Business Management: Delegation is a Balance between Oversight and Independence

American Entrepreneurship

A lot of effort is required to master the art of delegation, similar to the Goldilocks Challenge The growth of a small business or early-stage scalable business often rests on the shoulders of the founding owner or entrepreneur. However, not all founders have prior or sufficient managerial business experience before starting a business. The lack of well-honed managerial skills may slow reaching company goals to grow—at a critical time when it needs to become a multiple-employee company.

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Transforming Mental Health: An Exclusive Interview with Tanuj Sharma, CEO of Kana, the AI Co-pilot…

Jason Malki

Transforming Mental Health: An Exclusive Interview with Tanuj Sharma, CEO of Kana, the AI Co-pilot for Mental Healthcare I had the pleasure of interviewing Tanuj Sharma, Co-founder & CEO of Kana , who aims to revolutionize the accessibility and effectiveness of mental healthcare by leveraging ethical AI and data. With 23 years of experience in the technology industry, including roles at AWS and Rackspace, Tanuj leads Kana’s business management, product design, and marketing efforts.

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Angel Capital Association Awards Prestigious Hans Severiens Award to Sage Growth Capital’s Dr. Kevin Learned

Angel Capital Association

For Immediate Release Angel Capital Association Awards Prestigious Hans Severiens Award to Sage Growth Capital’s Dr. Kevin Learned Columbus, OH – At the 2024 Summit of Angel Investing, the Angel Capital Association (ACA) awarded its most prestigious recognition, the Hans Severiens Award, to Sage Growth Capital’s Partner and past member of the Angel Capital Association Board of Directors Dr.

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I’ve been sued as a board member.

Berkonomics

I’ve been sued as a board member too many times over the past twenty-five years of board service. Five times. Does that shock you? It does me. What’s the exposure? Here are some examples: Entrepreneurs blaming their board for failures of a fragile, early- stage company. Shareholders unhappy over the same loss, reaching out to sue every name available.

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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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280 Earth Opens First Direct Air Capture CO2 Plant and Closes $50M Series B Round

American Entrepreneurship

The climate tech startup was launched through a combination of highly skilled climate technologists and notable investors Following several years of research and development, Alphabet’s X – the moonshot factory has taken a major step forward in commercializing low-cost Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology. The climate tech startup 2 80 Earth , founded in 2022, announced the completion of its DAC facility that will remove carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere.

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One Line of Code Can Wipe a Billion Rows : Investing in Tobiko

Tomasz Tunguz

One line of software can impact a billion rows of data. A short SQL statement can delete a table , reformat date into the US format, or compute the average quota attainment by account executive by region over a company’s history. As data has become a critical component of analytics & production systems, data engineers require more sophisticated tools to manage their data transformations.

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Deploying Angel “Human Capital” To Enhance Outcomes and Returns

Angel Capital Association

As angels, we want to believe in the adage that “our human capital helps to de-risk our financial capital.” But what does that mean, and is there any factual basis for our faith? At Launchpad we wanted to find out, and we looked to see if we could use our data to do it. We knew intuitively from experience that the more we were involved with a company, the better the outcome tended to be.

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Mober Secures $6 Million Investment to Expand EV Fleet and Charging Infrastructure

AsiaTechDaily

Philippines-based green logistics startup Mober has secured $6 million in funding from Clime Capital, a Singaporean fund manager focused on promoting the transition to low-carbon initiatives.

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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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Aymium’s Facility is 1st Large-scale Use of Biocarbon to Replace Coal in Power generation

American Entrepreneurship

$210 million financing by global Investors brings breakthrough technology to California Global cleantech leader Aymium, the top producer of renewable biocarbon products, just closed $210 million of financing to build a biocarbon production facility in Williams, California. To be completed in 2025, the facility will continuously process biocarbon to replace coal in power generation.

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[Freightos in PR Newswire] Freightos’ WebCargo Announces Partnership with Thai Airways to Enhance Digital Air Cargo Services and Provide Innovative Payment Solutions

OurCrowd

The post [Freightos in PR Newswire] Freightos’ WebCargo Announces Partnership with Thai Airways to Enhance Digital Air Cargo Services and Provide Innovative Payment Solutions appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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ACA Releases Model Convertible Promissory Note

Angel Capital Association

Introduction: The Angel Capital Association formed a task force of established early-stage investors and attorneys who routinely represent both founders and investors in early stage financings. Its mandate was to create an enhanced model convertible promissory note that would combine common convertible promissory note provisions with “best practice” provisions often found in side-letters or note purchase agreements.

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Chinese Zhipu AI Secures $400M from Saudi’s Prosperity7 Ventures, Aims to Compete with OpenAI

AsiaTechDaily

Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s rival in China, Zhipu AI, has secured a foreign investment from Saudi Arabia’s Prosperity7 Ventures, part of Aramco’s venture capital arm.

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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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34 Innovative Companies Awarded Benefits in 2023

American Entrepreneurship

TRENTON, N.J. (June 3, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that 34 technology and life sciences companies were awarded more than $68 million through the 2023 Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program, commonly known as the Net Operating Loss (NOL) program. The NOL program allows early-stage technology and life sciences companies in New Jersey to sell a percentage of their net operating losses and unused research and development (R&D) tax c

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[Greenlight in Startup News] U.S. BANK, Greenlight to partner to bring financial empowerment to families

OurCrowd

U.S. Bank announced today a partnership with Greenlight® Financial Technology, Inc. (“Greenlight”), the leading family fintech company on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart kids, to provide an innovative banking solution for families. Read more here.

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Last chance to apply for YC’s S24 batch

Y Combinator

We’ve almost finished selecting the S24 batch, but we’ve still got time to accept a few more companies. Usually by June we would be done with selecting the batch, but starting this year, we’ve pushed the summer batch a month later so it runs from July to September. With the new schedule, we have a couple of extra weeks to read last-minute applications before the batch starts.

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Seven Startups Selected for Tinc Accelerator Program by Telkomsel Ventures and AppWorks

AsiaTechDaily

Telkomsel Ventures and AppWorks have unveiled the lineup of seven startups selected to join the ninth batch of their Tinc accelerator program.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Small Business Management: Delegation is a Balance between Oversight and Independence

American Entrepreneurship

A lot of effort is required to master the art of delegation, similar to the Goldilocks Challenge The growth of a small business or early-stage scalable business often rests on the shoulders of the founding owner or entrepreneur. However, not all founders have prior or sufficient managerial business experience before starting a business. The lack of well-honed managerial skills may slow the reaching of company goals—at a critical time when it needs to become a multiple-employee company.

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[Biolojic in Startup News] Biolojic Design enters into a multi-target drug discovery collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

OurCrowd

The post [Biolojic in Startup News] Biolojic Design enters into a multi-target drug discovery collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Going on a Voyage

Continuations

Growing up in Germany my parents and I would spend two weeks every summer going to the Chiemsee to sail. We stayed at Gästehaus Grünäugel in Gstadt (no that’s not the resort in Switzerland ). I learned how to sail from my Dad who was self-taught. Thanks, Dad! It was a ton of fun to be out on the water and I also built a deep association between sailing and vacation.

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Is the Software Market in Trouble?

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, public software markets suffered significant compression. MongoDB fell 24%; UIPath fell 36% ; Salesforce fell 15% ; Workday was down 11%. Weaker revenue projections tend to cause sell-offs. These large drops aren’t unprecedented. In 2016, valuations fell 57%. Is it different this time? Growth rates have changed meaningfully. The 25th, 50th, & 75th percentiles for public growth rates have halved in the last 18-24 months.

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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