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5 Proven Growth Strategies for Startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

No need to reinvent the wheel, just use these tried-and-true strategies for sustainable growth. Startups often find themselves navigating a tough and competitive environment. Amidst numerous challenges, the right growth strategy becomes paramount. It’s not just about survival, you want to do more than just “survive”, anyhow. It’s about establishing a strong presence early on.

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Seraf Toolbox: Capitalization Tables with Waterfall Analysis

The Seraf Compass

Have you ever been in a situation where you are negotiating an investment with an entrepreneur and you can’t agree on the pre-money valuation? Any early stage investor who makes more than one or two investments will certainly run into this issue. It’s never an easy discussion, so it helps if you are prepared ahead of time with concrete facts and figures for your recommended valuation.

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Embark on EO Path of Leadership and Uncover its Amazing Advantages

Entrepreneurs' Organization

EO Path of Leadership (PoL) offers members who have served in local or regional leadership positions an opportunity to grow their leadership skills as a leader of leaders while serving the organization as a whole. Not sure which position is right for you? Try this fast, fun questionnaire to discover your ideal leadership role in EO. We asked Kate Holden (EO Winnipeg), who serves EO as Leadership Director for EO Canada and Regional Chair-elect, about the value of her PoL journe y.

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Rob Williams and Mark Burdette earn the International Economic Development Council Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) Credential

Source Link

Kansas City, MO – November 6, 2023 – SourceLink℠ is pleased to offer congratulations to all the International Development Council’s (IEDC) 2023 Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential recipients, including SourceLink’s […]

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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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Japan’s SBI Holdings Launches $663M Fund for Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is set to unveil a $663 million fund dedicated to supporting startups engaged in Web3, AI, and the Metaverse. The fund’s operations are scheduled to commence by the close of the current year, with investments reaching 150-200 companies within its portfolio.

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3 Ways a Facilitator Helps to Elevate Your Forum Retreat

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Forum retreats provide EO members with a vital sanctuary to recharge and connect with each other. Recent statistics highlight a concerning reality — 75% of entrepreneurs grapple with mental health concerns. Among them, 56% have received diagnoses related to anxiety, depression, or stress-related issues. Many EOers face such challenges, and if you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to remember that you are not alone.

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Singapore-based startup EduFi raises funding for its student loan platform

TechCrunch

EduFi, a fintech startup that enables financially strapped students to secure loans for their education, has raised $6.1 million in a pre-seed round led by Zayn VC with participation from Palm Drive Capital, Deem Ventures, Q Business and angel investors. The Singapore-based startup has launched an artificial intelligence-powered study now, pay later (SNPL) lending platform […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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EventUs Hosts Successful SG-KR MICE Event in Singapore

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Korean startup EventUs has debuted with the successful hosting of the SG-KR MICE Tourism Networking Dinner on October 31, 2023, in Singapore. The event marked a momentous occasion for EventUs as it made its global debut, showcasing its capabilities to industry professionals and earning accolades for its innovative approach.

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The 6-Step Checklist for Successfully Launching on Product Hunt

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Tactical, step-by-step guidance on finding success for your upcoming launch. Image: Author Since our recent launch on Product Hunt , I’ve received a ton of messages like these from fellow founders and operators: Image: Author Although there are already a ton of resources on how to effectively launch on Product Hunt, every industry, business model, and company can have a different approach — along with varying learnings and outcomes.

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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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11 Startup Content Marketing Strategies That Actually Work

Startup Blogpost

11 Startup Content Marketing Strategies That Actually Work To help startups navigate the complex world of content marketing, we’ve gathered eleven successful strategies from industry professionals, including CEOs and Content Marketing Managers. From using listicle blogs for high-value traffic to maximizing content accessibility and reach, these experts share their most effective tactics to achieve marketing goals.

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Google DeepMind’s robotics head on general purpose robots, generative AI and office WiFi

TechCrunch

[A version of this piece first appeared in TechCrunch’s robotics newsletter, Actuator. Subscribe here.] Earlier this month, Google’s DeepMind team debuted Open X-Embodiment, a database of robotics functionality created in collaboration with 33 research institutes. The researchers involved compared the system to ImageNet, the landmark database founded in 2009 that is now home to more than […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Authentick Secures $4 Million in Seed Funding for Wallet-Free NFT Experience

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Authentick has raised a seed funding round that has brought $4 million in capital to the table. The funding was led by Menyala, the venture-building platform associated with Singapore’s Temasek. Authentick also introduced its NFT platform, Authentickator, designed to simplify the experience of exploring, purchasing, and authenticating digital collectibles or non-fungible tokens

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Early-stage Frontier Tech Companies boosted by Bison Ventures’ New Fund

American Entrepreneurship

The Fund’s six initial investments have CEOs from underrepresented groups of which 50% are women W ashington -based Bison Ventures announced the closing of its inaugural fund that will invest in early-stage frontier technology companies. Bison was co-founded in 2022 by Tom Biegala and Ben Hemani who previously worked at Cascade Asset Management Co., the investment office that manages the assets of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gates family members.

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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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5 Reasons I’ll Automatically Pass on Investing in Your Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Fix these basic problems first before looking for investors Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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In Mamaearth, Peak XV finds its fourth 10x return since Sequoia separation

TechCrunch

In the oversubscribed IPO of Mamaearth, Peak XV Partners has found its fourth 10x or greater return within the six months since separating from the Sequoia family. The venture fund is sitting on an 10x return on its investment in Mamaearth, according to an analysis of its IPO documents by TechCrunch. Mamaearth is Peak XV’s […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Pangyo Techno Valley Elevates its Position in the Burgeoning Autonomous Vehicle Market, Eyeing a $55.6 Billion Opportunity

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register The race in the autonomous vehicle sector is intensifying, attracting diverse participants, from traditional automakers and auto parts suppliers to ICT and software solution providers. Even industry outsiders like Google and Amazon are leveraging acquisitions and proprietary technology developments to carve out a space in mobility services, while semiconductor giants like NVIDIA are br

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The Worlds She Sees with Fei-Fei Li

Andreessen Horowitz

Fei-Fei Li, PhD, Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, joins Bio + Health founding partner Vijay Pande. In this candid conversation, Li unfolds her transformation from a young immigrant to an influential figure in AI. The conversation explores the birth of ImageNet, a pivotal step that bridged the gap between visual intelligence and accessible AI technology.

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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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Lesson #356: Artificial Intellegence is Revolutionalizing Sales Coaching

Red Rocket

I was recently introduced to James Critelli , a startup sales and marketing expert that is advising a company called Sybill , who is using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to streamline the workflows of B2B sales reps. One of the applications of that technology is helping to revolutionize how sales coaching is done. They had some great ideas and solutions on this topic, and agreed to collaborate with me on this Red Rocket lesson, to help jump start your sales coaching to next generati

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Figma sweetens FigJam whiteboard tool with new AI features

TechCrunch

While Figma waits to hear whether regulators will allow Adobe to complete its $20 billion acquisition, the startup is not sitting idly by. Today, Figma announced it was adding three generative AI features to its FigJam whiteboard tool to make it easier to get started and organize projects. FigJam is Figma’s online collaborative whiteboard that […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Singapore-based EduFi Raises $6.1M to Bridge Educational Financial Gaps in Pakistan

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register EduFi , a fintech startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised $6.1 million in a pre-seed funding round. Zayn VC leads the investment and contributions from Palm Drive Capital, Deem Ventures, Q Business, and angel investors. Operating from Singapore , the startup is dedicated to simplifying the loan application process providing crucial financial support to students pursuing higher

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The Excitement of Retail Innovation

American Entrepreneurship

Susan Newman, SVP of Conferences at the National Retail Foundation, and Rob Grimes, Founder and CEO of the International Food & Beverage Federation Technology Association discuss the latest innovations impacting the retail industry and how they will be showcased at the upcoming Retail Big Show in January. They share the excitement of the Food Service Innovation Zone, a dedicated area for 50 exhibitors, that will provide attendees with immersive experiences of the coolest technologies now bei

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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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ACA Welcomes Carta as a New Partner

Angel Capital Association

Angel investors are outstanding examples of investors putting "skin in the game" to support the next generation of founders and technological innovation. Angel communities are collective investing networks that operate direct investments, syndicates and Angel Funds. The ACA supports and champions these angel communities while Carta provides the infrastructure to help support investors and founders with fundraising.

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Congruent starts raising fresh $250M early-stage climate tech fund

TechCrunch

High interest rates may be stifling some investments in climate tech today, but the new fund suggests that LPs see a light at the end of the tunnel. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Shein Prepares for IPO Amid Market Uncertainty and Legal Scrutiny

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Fast-fashion giant Shein is preparing for a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), aiming for a valuation as high as $90 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. This valuation target exceeds the company’s current private trade value.

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Your Face Can Either Sell (or Repel) A Million Bucks A Day; Here’s How

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Knowledge, ad spend, and great SEO aren’t always enough to overcome the intangibles that can make (or cost) you millions.

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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