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Finding business opportunity in startup failure

TechCrunch

Welcome back to The Interchange, where we take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. if you want to receive The Interchange directly in your inbox every Sunday, head here to sign up! SimpleClosure While we would love for all startups to succeed, the reality is that the vast majority fail.

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How to Use Video Effectively at Each Stage of Your Inbound Marketing Funnel

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Using video content as part of your digital marketing strategy can be very profitable. But do keep in mind there are many different types of videos, and they are all designed and optimized to accomplish different goals. Educational videos, whiteboard animations, video explainers — each popular type of marketing video brings something unique to the table, and it’s critical to use the right tool at the right time to get the results you want!

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Meeting best practices

Paul G. Silva

Meetings ARE expensive Poorly run meetings drain people of their energy (sometimes of their very soul)! A bad meeting can easily sink the productivity of team members for an entire day, sometimes for a lot longer! That could be worth thousands of dollars in lost productivity. People participating in your meeting can’t be doing something else – like the things on their To Do list adding value to the company!

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Cart-e Blanche: Navigating a Brave New E-Commerce World

Revolution

While economists continue to debate the likelihood of a more widespread downturn, something that looks very much like a recession has been plaguing the e-commerce industry for months. Rising inflation rates, supply chain uncertainties, a growing number of layoffs, and former industry darlings’ bankruptcy filings have become commonplace. Consequently, when it comes to investing in e-commerce, you’ll hear many VCs say they’re “waiting for the dust to settle.

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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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Three Places At Once: Challenges VCs Face In Managing Their Time [Part III]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we talked about the challenges and responsibilities General Partners face. In Part II we took a closer look at the time commitment involved when you're ready to invest in a company, what's required when serving as a board director, and how GPs should handle communications with their LPs. Now let's focus on the time required for networking and fund affiliations.

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Investing in Pahdo Labs

Andreessen Horowitz

Anime as a media category has exploded in reach and cultural influence around the world. 69% of Gen Z watch anime and half of Netflix’s 222M subscribers watched anime in 2021, with total anime watch time growing 20% annually. VTubing – where creators live stream via an anime-style virtual avatar – is also becoming increasingly popular on Twitch, growing at 350% YoY.

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The Vision of CEO YiKyung Son of Galloping: Harnessing Data to Foster the Next Son Heung-min and Build the World’s Premier Soccer Team

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Data analytics is revolutionizing various sectors. From commerce, where it’s fine-tuning marketing strategies, to healthcare, where it aids in rapid advancements, data is key. The sports industry is no exception. Popularized by movies like “Moneyball”, featuring Brad Pitt, data-driven player selections are transforming teams with middling records into championship contender

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4 Key Takeaways from the AI Panel at Saastr 2023

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week at Saastr 2023, I had the privilege of hosting a panel with Maggie Hott , GTM leader at OpenAI, Sharon Zhou , cofounder & CEO of Lamini, & Jordan Tigani , founder & CEO of MotherDuck talking about the implications of AI for the software industry broadly. Four themes resonated throughout the session. First, large language models like GPT-3 are making AI accessible to the masses.

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My 8-Part Blueprint For Starting Your (Online) One-Person Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The 8-Part Blueprint For Starting Your (Online) One-Person Business Even alongside your 9–5 Image by Bonnie Kittle from Unsplash Do you have an interest and want to make some extra cash out of it? Thinking about starting a business is as far as most people go. Unfortunately, most of them give up even before trying their passion. If you want to start your one-person business and are ready to take things more seriously, you’re at the right place.

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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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How Are Consumers Using Generative AI?

Andreessen Horowitz

It’s been 9 months since ChatGPT was released and 7 months since it became the fastest consumer application to reach 100 million monthly active users , ushering in a new era of generative AI. But other than ChatGPT, how are consumers interacting with generative AI (GenAI) products? In which categories do incumbents dominate—and where are new companies breaking out?

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Awak Technologies Raises Over $20M in Series B Funding for Home Dialysis Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore-based medical technology firm Awak Technologies has secured over $20 million in Series B funding, making it one of Singapore’s most significant MedTech fundraising events this year. The funding round was spearheaded by Lion X Ventures and Vickers Venture Partners, with participation from Advanced MedTech and Eckuity Capital.

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A program so nice, these founders did YC twice

TechCrunch

Parker Conrad may be best known as the founder of both Zenefits and Rippling, but he is also arguably the best-known founder to have gone through Y Combinator’s accelerator program twice. Of course, he’s not the only one to go through the program twice; some founders have even gone through three times.

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How do you calculate and determine what a fair valuation cap is?

Gust

A fair valuation cap is whatever the market will bear. So look to the market for comps. There are plenty of good explainers for what a valuation cap is and does, so I won’t get into that. Just keep in mind that it’s only one of several key terms negotiated between startup companies and their investors by which the investor purchases a security instrument (a convertible note or a SAFE) issued and sold by the company to raise money.

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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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Investing in Pahdo Labs

Andreessen Horowitz

Anime as a media category has exploded in reach and cultural influence around the world. 69% of Gen Z watch anime and half of Netflix’s 222M subscribers watched anime in 2021, with total anime watch time growing 20% annually. VTubing – where creators live stream via an anime-style virtual avatar – is also becoming increasingly popular on Twitch, growing at 350% YoY.

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Pangyo Techno Valley, a Cluster of the Korean Beauty Industry, Strengthens Its Global Competitiveness

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Pangyo Techno Valley, located in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, is a global convergence R&D hub focusing on global IT, BT, CT, and NT where R(Research), P (People), I (Information), and T (Trade) are integrated. Pangyo is Korea’s flagship innovation cluster that was established to become a new driving force for the national economy with the goals of technological innovation, human

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Meet Abu Dhabi ECA, Jorie Healthcare, Establish PR and Scalable Path at TC Disrupt 2023

TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 is mere days away, people! We can’t wait to welcome you and watch the inspiration, collaboration and opportunities unfold. This epic event could not happen without the steadfast support of our partners. But they do more than support — they participate, they educate, they engage.

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Innovation Blossoms: Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Business Bootcamp Winners Announced

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

In the heart of Pennsylvania’s innovation ecosystem, a virtual pitch event held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, marked a defining moment for seven entrepreneurial teams. Hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, in collaboration with Invent Penn State, the TechCelerator Startup Boot Camp showcased the entrepreneurial spirit of these teams as they unveiled their groundbreaking business ideas in hopes of securing $15,000 in funding for their startup.

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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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5 Tips to Overcome Email Send Anxiety

Campaign Monitor

Article first published in October 2016, updated September 2023 5 Tips to Overcome Email Send Anxiety Getting ready to share your campaign with customers can be an exciting moment. As marketers, we are proud of the work we’ve done to make an email come together. But, once you hit “send,” the message is out of your hands, and without control anymore, you may feel a little anxiety creep in.

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Singapore’s Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India Raise $541M, Prioritizes Women-Led Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore-based venture capital firm Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India (VVSEAI) has successfully concluded its fifth funding round, raising $541 million. The figure represents an 80% increase compared to the amount raised for its previous fund, VVSEAI Fund IV, in 2019.

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Patents: Utterly Useless and Absolutely Essential For Startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Though patents won’t provide value for years, startups need to build a competitive moat from the beginning Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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How to Foster Innovation and Creativity in Startup Teams

Startup Blogpost

How to Foster Innovation and Creativity in Startup Teams To shed light on how to foster innovation and creativity within startup teams, we asked seventeen founders, CEOs, and other leaders to share their experiences. From implementing “Innovation Fridays” to encouraging risk-taking and experimentation, these leaders provide a wealth of insights into the impact of their strategies on their businesses.

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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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Investing in Moment

Andreessen Horowitz

As the world’s most traded asset class, the fixed income markets are a pillar of our global economy. They enable governments to finance critical infrastructure, corporations to fund growth, and individuals to make life’s most important purchases. However, despite their centrality in our lives, it remains far too difficult to access fixed income securities like treasuries, municipal bonds, and corporate debt.

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Thailand’s Ampverse Acquires Singapore’s Championify for Gaming Tech Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Ampverse , a prominent gaming community and intellectual property ecosystem, has acquired Singapore-based gaming startup Championify. The acquisition will see Championify’s assets being integrated into Ampverse Labs, pushing the development of in-house products and services.

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The Impact of Gen AI on Enterprise SaaS Today

Entrepreneur's Handbook

w/ Sandhya Hegde | Unusual Ventures Hello hello, today we have Sandhya Hegde who is a General Partner at Unusual Ventures which focuses on early-stage companies. Sandhya’s specialism is early-stage SaaS. She was previously EVP at Amplitude and worked at Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. We’re covering The Impact of Gen AI on Enterprise SaaS Today.

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Venture Capitalists Will Overpay For Seed Rounds But For Reasons You Likely Haven’t Considered

Hunter Walk

Do you know the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant ? The lessons of one’s subjective truth being espoused as an absolute one based on their own experiences carries beyond zoology. So when I tell you what I’m seeing in venture financing these days if you disagree with me, it might just be that we’re touching different parts of the elephant.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.