Sat.Jul 09, 2022 - Fri.Jul 15, 2022

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What science says about Elon Musk’s office mandate vs. “Excellence from Anywhere” policies

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Elon Musk recently declared an end to remote work at Tesla , announcing that all Tesla staff must return to the office full-time, according to an email sent to executive staff and leaked on social media. Musk said those who don’t want to come to office should “pretend to work somewhere else.” This strict, top-down approach rooted in mistrust and false assumptions goes against best practices.

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5 noteworthy startup-led trends of the 21st century that transformed industries | Propel(x)

propel(x)

Written by : Regina Beach Propel(x) curated a list of five startup-led tech trends in the 21st century that transformed industries. This list primarily looks at deep tech sectors, with many of the mentioned startups having grown into household names and multibillion-dollar companies today. Deep tech refers to scientific or engineering innovations that disrupt existing industries through years of research, patent application, and other forms of intellectual property.

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The Meaning of Machine Creativity

Continuations

For a long time there was a narrative that computers would only be good at automating routine tasks, leaving creativity to us humans. I never believed this because creativity isn’t some kind of magic but rather much of it is based on exploring variations either based on known rules or based on precedents. For example, I titled a post in 2016 “ Machine Creativity: Possibly Sooner than Anticipated.

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Good To Go: When You Have Enough to Move Forward

The Seraf Compass

There are a million reasons not to invest in any given startup. Even in the best case, there will be unanswered questions, missing pieces, missing team members, projected losses and uncertainty all around. The diligence process tends to document all of the warts in one place. You would think a compilation of those warts would be the death knell - the final nail in the coffin.

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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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How to use creative videos to transform email marketing from basic to bustling

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As one of the best marketing channels to connect with audiences and build your brand , email continues to serve as a valuable tool to communicate with potential customers and move them further along your conversion funnel. That said, all marketers know that high conversion rates don’t appear out of thin air; it takes quality content that informs and inspires to persuade your leads to make those final clicks.

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5 Mistakes Angels Should Avoid When Investing During a Downturn?—?And 1 Rule for Success

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t make the same mistakes I made during the last financial crisis Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Phospholutions, Inc. Attracts Additional Capital from Global Ag Companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional. investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of. RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market. The recent funding includes investment from Ospraie. Ag Sciences (OAS), Bunge Ventures, the for-profit, global investment arm of Bunge.

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The business case for TikTok—from a Gen X skeptic

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Roger Patterson , an EO Vancouver member and the founder and CEO of visual marketing platform Later , and co-founder of accelerator Launch Academy. His insights on leadership , social commerce and mental health have been published in outlets such as Fast Company and Entrepreneur. My first impression of TikTok wasn’t atypical for a Gen Xer: To me, the platform seemed like a hub for tweens to flaunt dance moves and indulge in pre-adolescent narcissism.

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African Leadership Group acquires coding school Holberton

TechCrunch

Coding school Holberton today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by African Leadership Group (ALG). The seven-year-old company, with physical schools across the globe in addition to its core online platform, will split in two. Holberton’s technology platform will become part of ALG’s existing ALX online learning platform and the existing 34 physical locations will get spun out to become a stand-alone business under current Holberton COO Florian Bucher.

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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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#37. Meet The Serial Entrepreneur With 680,000 LinkedIn Followers w/ Dave Kerpen

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Learn from the founder of Apprentice & Likeable Media Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube Today’s guest is a best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Dave Kerpen. He’s founded companies such as Likeable, Apprentice, and Remembering Life. His books include “The Art of People” and “Likeable Social Media”. On top of this, he’s built a huge audience on social media, and he’s got nearly 700,000 followers on LinkedIn.

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6 founding engineer roles at W22 YC startups

Y Combinator

The YC job board has always been the best way to find early roles at funded and vetted YC startups. This is especially true after a startup graduates from YC, raises an early round and starts to hire their founding team. Below are a few of the most recent YC startups (Winter '22 batch) hiring for founding engineers, with compensation in the $160-180K range and equity around 1.5-2.0%.

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Tony Robbins Net Worth & How He Makes Money from His Businesses

OkDork

Tony Robbins’ net worth is $600 million dollars. He’s involved in over 100 businesses with a combined sales of $7 billion dollars per year. It’s not clear exactly how much he earns per year, but what is clear is that he knows how to build an empire. You might know that Tony Robbins sells books and hosts seminars—but what other businesses does he make money from?

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Fintech startups lead the layoff wave

TechCrunch

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. This will include everything from funding rounds to trends to an analysis of a particular space to hot takes on a particular company or phenomenon.

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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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Weekly #12: Avoiding Your Next Rebrand Disaster

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our new newsletter! You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week. In this week’s edition, we discuss: How to avoid another bad rebrand for your startup, Building a 50,000 subscribers newsletter business, The state of the crypto markets (with Arthur Hayes). Let’s get into it. Don’t rush into branding disaster 2.0 It’s a familiar story.

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China’s Qiming Ventures raises $3.2bn for latest funds

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Ventures Partners announced the closing of its latest funds totalling $3.2 billion. The funds include USD Fund VIII at $2.5 billion and the first closing of RMB Fund VII at RMB4.7 billion ($700 million).

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In This Market, It’s a Great Time for a Mutual “Try Before You Buy”

Hunter Walk

Why Some Smart Startups Are Putting (Paid) Projects Ahead of Employment Offers. 80–90% of startups shouldn’t follow the advice I’m about to give. Instead these companies are better off just investing resources in improving their hiring via candidate flow/sourcing, interview process, offer communication/negotiation and closing experience. Being at least A- in those areas will put you way ahead of most of your competition.

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Wefox grabs $400M at $4.5B valuation to buck the insurtech downturn trend

TechCrunch

European insurance tech startup Wefox has raised $400 million in a series D round of funding, giving the German company a post-money valuation of $4.5 billion. This represents a 50% increase on last year’s $3 billion valuation at its Series C round. Founded out of Berlin in 2015, Wefox sells various insurance products through a combination of in-house and external brokers, bypassing the direct-to-consumer model of insurtech competitors which include rival German startup Getsafe.

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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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The Introvert’s Guide to Successful Sales & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

From someone who’s built multiple profitable 6+ figure startups without showing my face or taking sales calls. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Korean home interior design platform Interior Teacher gets $ 3.4 million investment 

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Premium home styling Korean company Interior Co., Ltd. that operates the platform Interior Teacher announced that it has completed a series A investment worth 4.5 billion won ($3.4 million). This investment was led by Hana Ventures and ended in March with the participation of Korea Investment Partners, Naver, Strong Ventures, Hana Financial Investment, BSK Investment, and Delta Invest

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Attracting Students To Your Space

GCUC

Coworking spaces were originally known for the amount of millennials that frequented them but it seems that in many spaces, the tides are shifting. The post Attracting Students To Your Space appeared first on GCUC Community.

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Venture capital funding may have slowed, but VC firms have no problems raising new funds

TechCrunch

As the market swoons, venture capital firms continue to announce new funds. TechCrunch reporters covered five of these more in-depth Tuesday, as you will see below. Meanwhile, I corresponded with three firms about their funds and any concerns that limited partners had brought up during the fundraising stage. Haris Khurshid, general partner at Chalo Ventures , launched a $50 million second fund focused on investing in Pakistani startups and a smaller percentage in Latin American startups.

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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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I Became Friends With One of My Investors, and I Think it May Have Killed My Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Can entrepreneurs ever be friends with their investors? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Tiger Global leads additional $10m funding in mental health startup Intellect

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore -headquartered mental health startup Intellect announced raising an additional $10 million in its Series A extension round anchored by global tech investor Tiger Global. The latest investment brings Intellect’s total Series A funding to $20 million.

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[SaNOtize in ThePrint] FabiSpray helps clear Covid in nose faster & prevent severe disease, says Lancet study

OurCrowd

New Delhi: Using Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) six times a day for seven days can accelerate the removal of SARS-CoV-2 from your nasal cavity, preventing the transmission of the virus while also protecting high-risk patients from severe disease, according to data from clinical trials published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Regional Health Southeast Asia.

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Despite creaky markets, European edtech is showing its resilience

TechCrunch

Rhys Spence. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization and HR. More posts by this contributor. European, North American edtech startups see funding triple in 2021. The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education.

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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.