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The fundamental forces of scale

A Smart Bear: Longform

These forces make larger companies slower and more difficult to execute, but also more effective when harnessed and leveraged.

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Mule Team: Building a Startup Portfolio That Will Get You There

The Seraf Compass

When I began making angel investments almost twenty years ago, I had no concept of what it meant to build a portfolio of early stage tech company investments. It wasn’t because I lacked financial savvy. I considered myself a fairly knowledgeable investor in the public markets. I understood key investing concepts like portfolio diversification, risk-adjusted investment return, market capitalization, and staging capital.

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What Builders Talk About When They Talk About AI

Andreessen Horowitz

The foundation models we use today aren’t just beating humans at Jeopardy, or playing Go at a supernatural level, or powering better recommendation engines—they’re changing and creating new user behavior across art, design, games, medicine, coding, and even human relationships. And the broad impact of this wave of AI is already creating the sort of massive value we’ve seen with other platform shifts, like the internet, mobile, cloud.

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Top 10 Fintech Startup Investments Powering Southeast Asia in 2023

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register The Southeast Asian fintech startup has been a dynamic landscape, with countries like China, India, Singapore, and Indonesia emerging as fintech hubs, each with unique strengths and focus areas. Besides, governments across Asia actively work on fintech regulations to balance innovation and consumer protection.

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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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Celebrating 25 Years Supporting Innovation

Innovation 2 Enterprise

As I reflect on the past two and a half decades, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for the journey that i2E has embarked upon. Our 25th anniversary is not just a milestone – it’s a testament to the unwavering dedication of a community committed to innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. To mark this important occasion, we recently held an event that brought together many of our partners, entrepreneurs, supporters, and friends.

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The Economic Case for Generative AI (presentation)

Andreessen Horowitz

This conversation is part of our AI Revolution series, which features some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI. Find more content from our AI Revolution series on www.a16z.com/AIRevolution. To date, a handful of large companies have captured the value created by advances in AI.

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Malaysia’s Mosti Prioritizes Tech Innovation and Startup Ecosystem in its Annual Budget

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation ( Mosti ) plans to push emerging technology and promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education within the framework of Budget 2024. Minister Chang Lih Kang has outlined these focus areas in Mosti’s budgetary proposals.

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5 Lessons on Career Growth From a Google Exec

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There is no easy path. The elevator is broken and you need to take the stairs and climb fast. For the past 10 years, I have been on an accelerated career growth path. I went from Jr. Engineer to Engineering Director, navigated through 2 acquisitions, held over 1000s interviews, and built teams and engineering organizations. From my own experience and from the experience of helping other people develop their careers, I wanted to share 5 lessons that I found very useful and that will hopefully hel

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Money Sweetspot

NZ Entrepreneur

In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and change-makers working on innovative startups, social enterprises and SME’s around Aotearoa New Zealand. At a glance Founders: Sasha Lockley and Meurig Chapman Business: Money Sweetspot Founded: 2019 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business? We are a sustainable finance business focused on helping people find a way out of spiraling debt.

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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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AI Copilots and the Future of Knowledge Work

Andreessen Horowitz

This conversation is part of our AI Revolution series, which features some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI. Find more content from our AI Revolution series on www.a16z.com/AIRevolution. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, in conversation with a16z’s Bob Swan, explains how AI copilots are keeping developers longer in a flow state and why AI copilots more broadly could be the start of an indus

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Biotech Startup Automera Raises $16 Million in Series A Round Led by ALSP and ClavystBio

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore-based biotechnology firm Automera has successfully secured $16 million in a Series A funding round. The funding round was co-led by Accelerator Life Science Partners (ALSP) and ClavystBio, a Temasek-backed accelerator focusing on global health solutions.

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Federal Court Upholds Copyright Office Refusal to Register AI Output

Gust

On March 16, 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office published a policy statement saying that the Copyright Office would generally not register copyrights in the output of artificial intelligence. The Copyright Office invoked the traditional requirement for a work to be copyrightable that the creative authorship must be that of a human author. Stephen Thaler owns a computer system he calls the “Creativity Machine,” which he claims generated a piece of visual art of its own accord.

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VC firm Fuse closes $250M fund to invest in Pacific Northwest startups

TechCrunch

Funding for startups in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) fell precipitously early this year. From January to March, PNW financing dipped 80% to $246 million, down from $1.2 billion during the same period in 2022. But one venture capital firm is anticipating a recovery.

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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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Where We Go From Here

Andreessen Horowitz

This conversation is part of our AI Revolution series, which features some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI. Find more content from our AI Revolution series on www.a16z.com/AIRevolution. As CTO of OpenAI, Mira Murati oversaw the development and release of GPT-4 and ChatGPT.

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Singapore’s InterContinental Energy Attracts $115M Funding from GIC and Hy24

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Singapore-based InterContinental Energy has secured $115 million in equity investment to advance its mission of scaling up green hydrogen production. The funding comes from two investors: GIC, a global institutional investor, and Hy24 , recognized as the world’s largest clean hydrogen pureplay investor.

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How To Use Automation As A Competitive Advantage

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Ft. Sabrina Castiglione | Pento SUBSCRIBE Each week, we interview real experts about topics you need to know about. Today we have Sabrina Castiglione, COO at Pento and ex-CFO at Tessian. Tessian make UK Payroll Smooth, Compliant and Error-Free. We’re covering How To Use Automation As A Competitive Advantage. Full episode here Next 3 weeks: Ali Tajskander (Founder of Wishpond)  — How To Scale Faster Through Acquisitions.

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Disability tech startups kill the cynic in me

TechCrunch

"Accessibility is a human right," reads a sticker from the Howe Innovation Center. And for sure, it is great to see startups help companies make this a reality.

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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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Leveling Up

Andreessen Horowitz

This conversation is part of our AI Revolution series, which features some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI. Find more content from our AI Revolution series on www.a16z.com/AIRevolution. Roblox cofounder and CEO David Baszucki and a16z’s Jonathan Lai look discuss the ways AI is changing games and virtual worlds and how we create them. [00:40] Generative AI in games [04:37] Fully pers

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Hiring global talent for new-age startups in South Korea

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register In recent years, South Korea has emerged as a vibrant hub for new-age startups, powered by technological innovation and entrepreneurial zeal. However, these companies face an uphill battle, including one due to the country’s aging population and the resulting talent shortages.

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PCOnline chooses Newark, Delaware, for location of strategic spinoff for supply chain management

American Entrepreneurship

EtailFlow expansion creating at least 45 new jobs over next three years WILMINGTON, Del. ( September 26, 2023 ) – EtailFlow LLC , a supply chain management company created as a strategic spinoff from Delaware-based national ecommerce leader PCOnline earlier this year, will grow its operations alongside its parent company in Newark, Delaware. PCOnline leadership actively searched sites in Delaware and throughout the region for a new location to grow EtailFlow before selecting space adjacent to it

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ispace unveils new lunar lander that will fly to the moon in 2026

TechCrunch

Japanese space company ispace has invested over $40 million in its new U.S. subsidiary to-date, as it looks to take advantage of growing investment from NASA and the Pentagon in technologies for the moon. The level of investment is a mark of ispace’s “strong commitment to the U.S.

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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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AI Food Fights in the Enterprise

Andreessen Horowitz

This conversation is part of our AI Revolution series, which features some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI. Find more content from our AI Revolution series on www.a16z.com/AIRevolution. Ali Ghodsi, CEO and cofounder of Databricks, and Ben Horowitz, cofounder of a16z, explain the data wars happening inside and outside enterprises and how they could impact the evolution of LLMs. [00:38] Why

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CEO Jung Hae-hyun of Newjak is to promote K-culture in the global market with XR content

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register During the COVID-19 pandemic, difficulties arose with in-person meetings and travel, leading to rapid growth in related industries such as the metaverse, virtual spaces, and virtual content. According to a Fortune Business Insight report in June 2023, the global virtual reality market was valued at $19.444 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow from $25.111 billion in 2023 to $1659.91

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If You Want to Be a Great Founder, Stop Thinking Like a Venture Capitalist

Entrepreneur's Handbook

My hot take: Your target market is wrong, your timeline is wrong, and you’re setting yourself up for heartbreak and failure.

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Sierra Space raises $290M at a $5.3B valuation

TechCrunch

Sierra Space has raised $290 million in a Series B round to scale its Dream Chaser spaceplane and commercial space station projects, bringing its valuation to $5.3 billion. The company has now raised $1.7 billion to date, a record-setting figure for investment for a commercial space company, Sierra said in a statement.

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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