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EO Members Share 9 Unconventional Actions to Mitigate Stress (Part II)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Stress Awareness Month in April draws attention to the significant toll stress takes on individuals, particularly entrepreneurs grappling with the demands of running a business. For entrepreneurs, the weight of managing and expanding a business often serves as a firsthand lesson in stress management. Who better than our EO community to offer creative strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of stress?

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Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course

Venture Well

José Lugo and Mari Luz Zapata Ramos of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez share how VentureWell funding helped in expanding their entrepreneurship course. The post Creating Innovators, Not Companies: Measuring the Success of an Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Course appeared first on VentureWell.

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Home Heating and Cooling Innovation Launched with $33M Series A Raise

American Entrepreneurship

Climate Tech Startup introduces sustainability product to accelerate move away from fossil fuels Addressing the 20% of U.S. global warming emissions rising from homes, climate tech startup Quilt is launching in May an innovation that will make the management of the home environment significantly more efficient. The breakthrough technology and sizeable raise is the combination of top people from Google, Apple, Nest, and Tesla with multiple climate tech venture capital firms.

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Unveiling Startup Insights: An Exclusive Interview with Golden Gate Ventures

AsiaTechDaily

Venture capital investments surged to unprecedented heights in 2023, surpassing $600 billion worldwide. This figure shows venture capital driving innovation and economic advancement globally. Within this dynamic landscape, venture capital firms wield significant influence, identifying and nurturing promising startups and propelling them from inception to industry prominence.

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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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EO Members Share 6 Mindset Tactics to Tackle Stress Head-On (Part I)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

April is Stress Awareness Month. As driven entrepreneurs, members of EO are quite aware of the high-level stress involved in running and growing a company — and many have developed unique ways of mitigating its potentially damaging effects. Managing stress is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and strong leadership. In part one of our three-part series about mitigating stress, we asked EO members to share their fresh perspectives on go-to stress reduction techniques, quirky daily ritu

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HumanX launches AI Community and Inaugural AI-Event with $6M of Funding Raised

American Entrepreneurship

Multiple-prong approach will help all organizations globally to gain access to AI As AI propels the world into a more sophisticated technology-driven future, it is clear that AI is here to stay and we are only beginning to see and understand its full impact. Given this, HumanX , a recently established forum with funding support from venture capital firms, announced it will host an inaugural AI Conference in Las Vegas on March 10-13, 2025.

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Indonesia’s Jago Coffee Brews Up $6 Million in Series A Funding

AsiaTechDaily

Jago Coffee, an Indonesia-based mobile cafe startup, has successfully secured a Series A funding round of US$6 million. The investment was led by Intudo Ventures and BEENEXT Accelerate, with participation from ORZON Ventures and D Global Ventures.

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Remaking the UI for AI

Andreessen Horowitz

In this episode of the AI + a16z podcast, a16z General Partner Anjney Midha shares his thoughts on how hardware for artificial intelligence might evolve over the years to come as we place more emphasis on AI inference workloads. Improvements in sensors, chips, models, and more could result in remarkably useful models that are able to run locally, resulting in wearable AI products that evolve the human experience.

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Meet YC’s newest Visiting Group Partners

Y Combinator

I am excited to announce we have three new Visiting Group Partners joining us for the S24 YC batch: Andrew Miklas, Ooshma Garg, and Jon Xu. Visiting Group Partners help advise founders during the batch by sharing their own experiences and lessons learned building companies. All three of our new Visiting Group Partners have lots to share on that front, as do our two returning Visiting Group Partners — Tyler Bosmeny and Nate Smith.

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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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CharmHealth Unveils 2024 Innovation Challenge to Bring Creative Solutions to the Fingertips of Healthcare Providers

American Entrepreneurship

Call for Proposals Now Open to Digital Health Startups to Compete on the CharmHealth Ecosystem PLEASANTON, Calif. — April 17, 2024 — CharmHealth , a leader in healthcare technology solutions for providers, today announced the kickoff of its 2024 Innovation Challenge. The fourth annual competition is designed to surface new ideas that will fundamentally improve healthcare and its underlying systems and processes.

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MYStartup and NEXEA Launch Third Accelerator Program, Selecting 25 Tech Startups

AsiaTechDaily

MYStartup, a national initiative backed by Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) and developed by Cradle Fund, has partnered with NEXEA, a venture capital and startup accelerator firm, to launch its third accelerator program.

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Jennifer Li

Andreessen Horowitz

Jennifer Li is being promoted to GP where she will continue to invest broadly within the enterprise space, focusing on infrastructure and horizontal SaaS. Jennifer joined us 6 years ago as an investment partner, transitioning from a long-time operating role running product teams, and building developer tools, and ML applications. In that time she has gone from just learning about venture, to being one of the most impactful investors in the firm.

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Knowledge Base: Angel funding insights with Bridget Unsworth, Angel Association New Zealand

NZ Entrepreneur

Watch now: (20 mins) In this edition of Knowledge Base, Richard Liew talks with Bridget Unsworth, Executive Director of Angel Association New Zealand (AANZ). If you are building an innovative startup and need funding, tune into this informative discussion where Bridget provides an overview of angel investment funding in New Zealand and plenty of tips for founders considering seeking angel investment.

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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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NJEDA Establishes New Jersey Green Bank to Advance Climate Goals

American Entrepreneurship

TRENTON, N.J. (April 15, 2024) – Last week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved the creation of the New Jersey Green Bank (NJGB), which will make investments in the clean energy sector that will help advance the state’s efforts to make an equitable transition to 100 percent clean energy. The NJGB will make investments through debt, credit enhancements, and other financial vehicles to attract private capital to enable the state to reach its climate goals.

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Xsolla and Curine Ventures Launch Game Ecosystem Academy in Kuala Lumpur

AsiaTechDaily

Xsolla, a global player in video game commerce, has partnered with Curine Ventures to establish the Xsolla Curine Academy (XCA) in Kuala Lumpur. The academy, facilitated by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), aims to foster local talent within the gaming industry.

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Game On: Marc Andreessen & Andrew Chen Talk Creative Computers

Andreessen Horowitz

The gaming industry stands as a pioneer of cutting-edge technologies, ushering in innovations like GPUs, virtual and augmented reality, physics engines, and immersive multiplayer experiences. In this episode, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen, General Partner at a16z Games, dig into why a16z was compelled to establish a dedicated games fund.

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Should board members be elected “for life?”

Berkonomics

No board member should be grandfathered, guaranteed a board seat forever. Practically speaking, this is an impossible goal. We have investigated the restrictions imposed by investment documents and the obvious need to keep continuity on the board with the retention of the CEO position at the very least. But it would be the best of form to require in the bylaws of a corporation that all seats are re-elected annually.

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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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Beyond the Cup: Tracking Success Stories from the Entrepreneur’s Cup Series – MaxQ

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Saravan Kumar, Ph.D. Represented Oklahoma State University in 2012 Governor’s Cup Finalist, Graduate Student Generated Technology Award Currently CEO of MaxQ Research LLC What was your winning Entrepreneur’s Cup idea and how have you pursued it since? Our winning idea at the Entrepreneur’s Cup was to develop smaller, lighter, high-performance cold chain shipping containers for the safe transportation of temperature-sensitive biologics like blood, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.

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Bridgewise Secures $21M Funding Led by SIX Group: Expanding AI-Based Investment Analysis Globally

AsiaTechDaily

Bridgewise, an AI-based platform for analyzing global securities, has concluded a $21 million funding round led by SIX Group, with additional support from Group11, L4 Venture Builder, and other major financial institutions. This funding round brings Bridgewise’s total raised capital to $35 million.

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AI-Enabled Continuity of Care with Ed and Todd Park

Andreessen Horowitz

Vijay Pande, founding general partner of a16z Bio + Health, chats with the builders (and siblings) behind Devoted Health, Ed and Todd Park. The Park brothers, with decades of expertise in healthcare and policy, including as EVP and COO at athenahealth (Ed) and Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Todd), started Devoted with the idea of building a healthcare model from scratch.

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My Favorite Uses of AI

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, I was at the library & stood in front of a book that might be a good read. I fired up Gemini, asked it for a plot summary & a digest of the reviews before deciding to read it. So I started a list : what are the ways I use AI that are new in the last year? I often publish tables within these blog posts. I write posts in markdown , a language that requires making tables in a unique format that looks like this | Column 1 | Column 2 | | 2021 | 140m | There’s a nifty little pl

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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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Celebrating artists tackling social and environmental issues

Impact Hub

Celebrating artists tackling social and environmental issues For World Creativity and Innovation Day, Impact Hub Network commemorates the profound influence of human creativity in addressing local challenges, particularly those concerning social and environmental issues. Through mediums such as visual art, design, and architecture, we delve into the intricate beauty of our natural world and confront the impacts of human activity on our environment.

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Japanese Web3 Startup Joba Network Secures Investment from Decima Fund

AsiaTechDaily

Joba Network, a Web3 startup headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has secured an investment from Decima Fund, a Web3 investment firm based in Japan. The funding round also saw participation from a group of angel investors. The exact amount of the investment remains undisclosed.

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Why Should a Founder Meet With You?

This is going to be BIG.

I’ve been coaching a lot of non-partner VC professionals and their number one challenge (besides taking obligatory meetings that their GP throws over the fence at the last minute—GPs, why do you do this? Stop wasting your team’s time and a founder’s time. Just pass when you think it’s a pass.) is trying to figure out how to get in front of the best founders with a title like Senior Associate or, potentially worse, Investor, which everyone assumes means Senior Associate.

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Uplifting Black Entrepreneurship in Durham and Raleigh

Forward Cities

It’s clear that the journey ahead for Black Wall Street Forward is filled with promise and potential. Hear from our Durham and Raleigh EBIRs about their vision for the future of BWSF in their communities.

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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