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2022: A crazy year for startups and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Did you hear? Medium is on the lookout for some 2022 roundup stories. And it’s been a turbulent year for startups and entrepreneurs; look at the tech-scape (and the stock prices) for a reminder. But has it all been doom and gloom?

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Should you use TikTok for your business?

Startup Blogpost

From having visual and shareable content to making the jump to YouTube Shorts, here are 10 answers to the question, “Should you use TikTok for your business? Please share how your business has approached TikTok as a platform.” ” Yes, if You Have Visual and Highly Shareable Content.

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The 4 main types of selling (and when to use them)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At its core, sales is the process of convincing a customer to purchase something by using a series of planned and polished communication techniques. Good selling involves helping customers understand what they need and want so that they’re more likely to buy your products.

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The Most Important Aspect of Risk Solutions? Human Behavior

StartupNation

Michael Spath of Kapnick Insurance discusses risk solutions with expert Amy DeKeyser of Kapnick Insurance. Here are highlights from that conversation. Michael: Welcome to Kapnick Insurance’s Ask the Expert. I’m Michael Spath.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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South Park creators’ deepfake video startup Deep Voodoo conjures $20M in new funding

TechCrunch

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park and various other media over the years, have raised $20 million to continue work on their professional deepfake studio for creators, Deep Voodoo.

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Inspiring Sustainable Design: Circular Economy—Design for a Lifetime

Venture Well

To help faculty engage students in green design methods, we spotlight key exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability course, developed by Dr. Jeremy Faludi of Delft University of Technology.

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The Difference Between Jobs to Be Done And Problems

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The nuanced balance to creating value for your customers Image: IWantProductMarket.Fit Problems are at the core of each startup. It shapes your solution that generates value. Without generating value, it’s hard to retain customers.

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Revel raises $7.8M to become the Instagram and Robinhood of NFT platforms

TechCrunch

Revel , an NFT or “social collectibles” platform, raised $7.8 million in seed financing led by Dragonfly Capital, the startup’s CEO, Adi Sideman, exclusively told TechCrunch. One way to describe Revel is a cross between Instagram and Robinhood, wrapped in social game economics,” Sideman said.

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Five Predictions for 2023

Tomasz Tunguz

Every year I make a list of predictions & score last year’s predictions. Here are my predictions for 2023. ML propels SaaS into a massive second wave that increases workers’ productivity measurably. Machine learning models predict code, synthesize images, author blog posts reducing composition time by a factor of 2 or 3. Users grow accustomed to this very quickly & ML becomes a requisite feature in most workflow SaaS.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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QYOU Media’s Ginsburg is Reimagining Influencer Brand Marketing

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Glenn Ginsburg.

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The 20 Top-Rated Business Books of 2022

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A reading list for all entrepreneurs Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup finance books entrepreneurship

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South Korean financial super app Toss closes $405M Series G as valuation rises 7%

TechCrunch

Viva Republica, an operator of South Korean finance super app Toss , has finalized a $405 million Series G funding and it says it is now valued at 9.1 trillion won ( $7 billion), up from 8.5 trillion won in June 2021, when it raised $410 million in pre-Series G funding at a $7.4 billion (8.5

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2022 YC Year in Review

Y Combinator

In 2022, most of the world freed itself from the shackles of the COVID pandemic, everyone struggled with inflation, and a war broke out in Europe. Here at YC we took things in stride and recruited our summer and winter batches as always.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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VRYNT’s Brown is Evolving Web2 Fan Engagement to the Web3 Fan Economy

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Brown the CEO of VRYNT. He is a pretty unique individual in that he is highly technical, but also has successfully exited businesses, and has run companies globally in the web2 and web3 space. Thank you so much for joining us! What is VRYNT?

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2022 in my Rearview: 5 Key Learnings From my First Year as a Startup Advisor

Entrepreneur's Handbook

2022 in My Rearview: 5 Key Learnings From My First Year as a Startup Advisor The year started with a retrospective of my career, and became an incredible startup journey Credits: Greg Hillson, INSCYD Knowing that not much is for sure is a crucial skill in today’s world.

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Fatal police shooting of startup founder puts Austin’s diversity problem in the spotlight

TechCrunch

Rajan “Raj” Moonesinghe (right) and his brother Johann Moonesinghe (left) pictured with their cousin (center). Image Credits: Johann Moonesinghe. For years, Austin has made headlines as an evolving tech hub where startups, large companies and investors alike have flocked to set up a presence.

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Digital marketing survival strategies for tough economic times

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As every business owner knows, certain things are outside of your control when it comes to the success of your company. The economy is one example.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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The Entrepreneur That Will Help You Embrace AI

Jason Malki

A few years ago, Tal made the decision to start his own company. He relocated to California and founded Magical , a company that raised $6.5M to rebuild the calendar for remote teams.

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8 Red Flags to Beware of Before You Start Your Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You won’t learn any of them in business school. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup success entrepreneurship side-hustle business

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Tech’s latest controversy? The return of the five-day, in-person work week

TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. May the earnest among us rise up: Techies, it’s prediction season.

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Newsletter: Fusion energy breakthrough + Plant a billion trees

OurCrowd

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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Customer loyalty comes in four special forms.

Berkonomics

Repeat customers, raving fans, angry backlashers, commodity shoppers. Wow, what a range of loyalty these represent. And in your years, you may have experienced all of these. First, negative kinds of loyalty: Here’s another way to look at the ladder to an ideal customer loyalty relationship.

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#60. Email is Oversaturated. Direct Mail Automation Is The Future w/ Dennis Kelly

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Learn from the Founder and CEO of Postalytics Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube Inspirational stories plus practical takeaways from the entrepreneurship world.

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Reliance buys 23.3% stake in US-based AI firm Exyn

TechCrunch

Reliance has backed Philadelphia-based AI and robotics startup Exyn , the Indian conglomerate disclosed in a stock exchange filing on Thursday, making further inroads in startups globally. Reliance Strategic Business Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired a 23.3%

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[Ludeo in Calcalist] “We have created an amazing connection between the player who creates the content and the community”

OurCrowd

“More than a third of the world’s population plays games, but the experience is far beyond the game,” said Asaf Gazit, co-founder and CEO of Ludeo, speaking at the Calcalist gaming conference held in partnership with Google and Playtika.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.