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Seed Rounds At $100mm Post Money

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have been seeing quite a few seed rounds getting done in and around $100mm post-money and that concerns me for a few reasons: Seed stage is when a company has a good team, a good idea, but has not yet proven product market fit and a go to market model, and has not yet demonstrated a sustainable business model.

Betting Beyond the Bowl: Investing in Sweetgreen Was Always About More Than Salad

Revolution

In 2013, Sweetgreen had 22 locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Boston, and New York?—?the the first a 560-square-foot shack in our backyard.

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7 Ways to maximize your EO Global Speakers Academy experience

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Marina Byezhanova , an EO Canada Bridge member in Montreal and the founder of Brand of a Leader , a personal branding agency that builds and scales the personal brands of entrepreneurs who inspire and make an impact. .

Five Tips for SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program Awardees

Source Link

Congratulations to all the grantees awarded funds to participate in the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program. You are embarking on work that is critical to building back inclusive and more resilient communities. We are excited to see so many in our SourceLink?

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

The Benefits of Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

StartupNation

Creativity is essential for any organization if you want to keep your business moving forward. There are numerous organizations that have designed a cool, funky, creative environment for their employees to help them relax and spark creative thinking to get their projects moving forward.

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Want to Partner with Amazon? Here’s One Way.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Did you know you can grow your small business, if you’re into trucking, by becoming an Amazon freight partner ? During an interview with April Taylor of Opulent Transport, Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com learned how Taylor’s partnership with Amazon has helped her trucking business grow.

South African payments gateway Ozow raises $48M Series B led by Tencent

TechCrunch

According to a 2019 report by Deloitte , about 80% of South Africans have a bank account but only 24% of them make more than three transactions monthly. Unlike other African countries, South Africa also has a functioning credit system with the prevalent use of credit cards.

How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments

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With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet.

It’s Time to Build Something That Will Change Your Life. Stop Wasting Time.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Justifying Token Equity Multiples using GDP Data

Tomasz Tunguz

When investing in a crypto startup that will issue a token, an investor considers two prices - the price of the equity and the price of the token. There’s a rule of thumb used today that states the token should be worth 3-5x the equity.

Here’s where MLOps is accelerating enterprise AI adoption

TechCrunch

Ashish Kakran. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Ashish Kakran , principal at Thomvest Ventures , is a product manager/engineer turned investor who enjoys supporting founders with a balance of technical know-how, customer insights, empathy with challenges and market knowledge.

Simple Hacks to Enhance the SEO of Your Website

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SEO can be a revenue goldmine, but as fruitful as it can be, it is not an easy undertaking. SEO requires consistency and a multidirectional approach. While most companies are investing the time and effort to get their SEO game right, most of them are not yielding the desired results.

How To Fundraise Like a Boss: 8 Tips From Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin, who recently raised $6 million for alt investment platform Vincent, shares fundraising advice from his… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». indiegogo venture-capital startup angel-investors entrepreneurship

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.

High-quality deals spell out a clear path to exit for investors

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. High-quality deals spell out a clear path to exit for investors. The reality of private equity markets is either the story of capital chasing deals, or of deals chasing capital.

Nigerian e-health pharmaceutical distribution startup DrugStoc secures $4.4 million Series A funding, embarks on expansion drive

TechCrunch

The pharmaceutical supply chain across Africa has for decades remained fragmented leading to sourcing and distribution challenges as well as quality concerns; as fake and substandard products flood the market. Yet, these issues facing the supply chain are fixable.

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What’s a Company Name Really Worth?

StartupNation

Top brand consultancies and naming agencies charge five- or even six-digit fees to develop company names. What’s behind those price tags, and what’s a less expensive approach to finding the perfect name for your company?

10 Reasons Why I Use Bubble.IO to Iterate on Startup Ideas

Entrepreneur's Handbook

??You shouldn’t have to onboard a technical co-founder just to test a business idea. Bubble is a no-code platform that enables you to build web apps.

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!

Deep Dive Africa is Back: Bringing Together Investors and Startups

Impact Hub

Africa, 15 November 2021 – Deep Dive Africa, an initiative by Impact Hub and the GrowthAfrica Foundation, is back for the second year of connecting early-stage investors and African startups. The program is funded by Make-IT in Africa, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fu?r

The industrial data revolution: What founders got wrong

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Joe Hellerstein. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Joe Hellerstein is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Trifacta and the Jim Gray Chair of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. In February 2010, The Economist published a report called “ Data, data everywhere.”

How Local Startups Can Leverage Small Business Funding

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There are many small business loans available for startups. Learn more about the different financing options and how you can get a startup loan for your business. There’s a bit more that goes into running a business than a million-dollar idea and an endless supply of Red Bull.

I Accidentally Attended an Incognito Celebrity CEO’s Speech and She Indoctrinated 13k Of Us

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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 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.

Words Like Loaded Pistols

Tomasz Tunguz

Words like Loaded Pistols. What an arresting title for a book. I decided to read it just based on its cover. In the first few pages, I learned that it’s a book about rhetoric. What is rhetoric? I met a few people in college who studied it, and I thought it had to do with logic or philosophy. I was wrong. It’s the art of convincing others with words. Rhetoric formed a major part of educational curricula before the mid-20th century, but has fallen out of favor for other disciplines.

Entrepreneur First launches partnership with Tezos to spin up Web3 startups

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Entrepreneur First (EF), an accelerator-come-company builder, is partnering with the Tezos crypto platform to attract new potential founders to Web3. EF specializes in putting together early-career co-founders, developing their ideas and putting them in front of investors.

Small-Scale Manufacturing is the Secret Sauce to Revive Downtowns

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Excerpt from Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing by Ilana Preuss.Copyright © 2021 Ilana Preuss. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C. The Secret Sauce: Small-Scale Manufacturing.

Netflix Started With 4 Words?—?“That Will Never Work”

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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!