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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Blink that was about how our subconscious allows us to make fast decisions that are often as good or better than slow considered decisions. I was talking to someone yesterday evening about how the venture capital business has changed over the last decade and I explained that we used to have weeks, if not months, to make our investment decisions and now we have days or if we are lucky a week or two.

Protecting Your Projects: Beat Copycats and Intellectual Property Pirates

StartupNation

Copycats are thieves, not just in the literal sense but also figuratively when they steal another person’s work and present it as their own. You have put a lot of time, effort and your own money into designing and manufacturing a product, or creating your teaching or coaching course.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Hiring Remote Employees is Hard!

GAN

Good thing you’re not alone… The shape of the modern workforce is changing and many startups are now operating as remote or distributed teams. This shift comes with a lot of positives, like saving on rent, access to a larger talent pool, and access to cheaper talent.

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Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

TechCrunch

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad , in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.”

5 Mistakes Derailing Startup Founders

StartupNation

Your startup idea is your golden child – and it should be. But keep blind enthusiasm in check and move forward strategically and realistically to avoid the mistakes that can derail your project. You know that feeling when an idea is so good it wakes you up?

How to Grow Business from a $200 Deal to a $2,500,000 + Yearly Revenue

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Spoiler: this success story started from one cold email with a 100% match Photo by Belitsoft.com It was 17 years ago when me and my fellow students decided to create our own business. We had no money, strategy, or office.

NOCD Raises $33M in Series B

Hyde Park Angels

HPA is excited to announce that NOCD , a telehealth app focused on providing care to people with OCD, announced it raised a $33M Series B Round.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch

If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize. We just wrapped up a three-day virtual event that included discussions and interviews with some of the most notable people in technology, media, government and venture capital. Even in person, there’s no way to absorb Disrupt in its entirety.

5 Tips for Mastering Your Brand Storytelling

StartupNation

How are customers, employees and investors able to connect with a business? Companies have a way of coming to life, and often, it’s through the power of brand storytelling. The best businesses have a story, and the best entrepreneurs know how to weave storytelling into their brand narrative. Do you?

Five PA Companies To Receive Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

At the September 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, five additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA.

NOCD Raises $33M in Series B

Hyde Park Angels

HPA is excited to announce that NOCD , a telehealth app focused on providing care to people with OCD, announced it raised a $33M Series B Round.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

How I Run a 6-Figure Business While Working 3 Days a Week

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Life of Purpose: Carolyn Cassin Finds Her Life’s Mission is Through Meaningful Work

StartupNation

So me people are born into the world and are fortunate to happen upon a calling that ultimately shapes and defines their story. Others come into this world with a force that drives them from Day 1 to make sure the life they lead will be defined by the mark they’ve made.

Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

TechCrunch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures.

Provi Raises $100M in New Funding

Hyde Park Angels

HPA is excited to share that Provi , a technology platform connecting restaurants, distributors and suppliers in the alcohol industry, today announced $100M in new funding on $750M valuation.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

The Best Marketing Strategy I’ve Ever Seen Boils Down to One Key Principle

Entrepreneur's Handbook

And no, they don’t spend a dime on ads or even ask for the sale — yet they still make millions. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business marketing startup entrepreneurship sales

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Microsoft Study Reveals Work From Home Issues (Episode 294)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks about the results of a new survey from Microsoft on how working from home has changed businesses.

Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens

TechCrunch

As companies continue to delay their returns to the office and find temporary remote work policies becoming permanent, the startups building tooling for remote work-first cultures are finding a seemingly endless supply of customers.

The Cash Flow Management Guide for The Rise of the Pandemic Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

By David Axler, VP, Books, Banking and Tax, Wave. It is true that business owners are facing countless challenges due to the current pandemic. But, still, many people are ditching their 9 to 5 jobs to start their own businesses, In fact, 4.35 million people in the U.S.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Three Mindsets Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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12 Keys to Family Business Success

StartupNation

Family members start a major portion of new businesses launched in the U.S. every year. Brothers come to mind, of course, when it comes to family business.

Koa is helping African consumers make better money moves

TechCrunch

While Delila Kidanu grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, mobile money platform M-Pesa was the go-to fintech platform for her and most Kenyans. The Safaricom-owned product provides basic access to financial services like sending and receiving money and purchasing airtime.

GitLab S-1 Analysis: How 7 Key Metrics Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

GitLab is the first fully remote software company to go public. More than 2000 employees work all over the world and have collaborated to build a massive software business. GitLab provides a suite of DevOps tools that enable engineering teams to build and deploy software, and then secure it.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.