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The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. Society is reorienting to a new post-pandemic norm?—?even even before the pandemic itself has been fully tamed.

Generalist vs Specialist

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

At USV, we have a fairly narrow thesis that sets out what we want to invest in, but all of us work across all of our thesis areas. We see ourselves as generalists not specialists. In an environment when everything is moving so fast, that can be challenging, as I wrote about on Tuesday. But there are also great benefits to working this way. As a team, we benefit from working together on everything versus having silos within our partnership and firm.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Entrepreneurship is Alive and Kicking in The USA (Episode 286)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses new findings that show that entrepreneurship continues to thrive in today’s business world.

How First Principles Thinking Took Naval Ravikant From Zero To Millionaire Silicon Valley Icon

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The entrepreneur behind AngelList who also funded Twitter started with nothing. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». freelancing investing business founders 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.

Locals share why Vilnius, Lithuania is becoming an international startup hub

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There are plenty of reasons why Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, has an increasingly visible startup sector.

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Professional Employer Organizations: 4 Reasons You Need One

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With endless tasks popping up on any average day, entrepreneurial company leaders simply don’t have time to do everything. That’s why a professional employer organization, or PEO, may help you grow and stay complaint as you grow.

optimizing plant health: a q&a with Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources

Venture Well

Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources developed a handheld scanner that helps farmers optimize plant health and prevent crop loss. The post optimizing plant health: a q&a with Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources appeared first on VentureWell.

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Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave at $1.7B valuation

TechCrunch

Francophone Africa has its first unicorn, and if you’ve been following tech on the continent, you will be very unsurprised to hear that it’s coming from the world of fintech. Wave , a U.S. and Senegal-based mobile money provider, has raised $200 million in Series A round of funding.

How to Choose the Right Financial Instrument to Attract Investors

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The choice between SAFE, Convertible Note & Equity is as important as the terms Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». angel-investors entrepreneurship venture-capital startup

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!

Paycom and the art of corporate innovation

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Paycom has mastered the art of corporate innovation. Corporate innovation is easy to talk about and difficult to achieve — especially as innovative young companies succeed and grow. If ever there was a U.S.

In recruiting Gen Z, look beyond a college degree

StartupNation

Gen-Z Americans—those born after 1996 with a superior grasp on all things digital—are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation, according to Pew Research Center. Recruiting practices need to be modernized to dip into this talent pool.

With an Apple Store designer as a co-founder, Juno raises $20M to build apartments more sustainably

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Juno , a proptech startup which aims to build more sustainable and affordable apartment buildings, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round.

Evan Spiegel: The Billionaire Who Can Admit It Wasn’t All Hard work

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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 — 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.

Plan for Uncertainty. Have a Backup Plan. Hannah’s Journey

Smart Hustle Magazine

Welcome to “Hannah’s Journey”, an ongoing discussion with Hanna Perry, owner of the Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio. Hannah and Ramon unpack her week-to-week journey of growth – customers, marketing, leadership, hiring, franchise, leadership and so much more.

2021 Marketing Trends to Grow Your Business

StartupNation

When it comes to marketing your small business, there are many different avenues you can take. To help simplify your efforts, we’ve put together a list of the top 2021 marketing trends to help grow your small business. Expand your reach. Being a small business owner is no small feat.

Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘super app’ aimed at SMBs

TechCrunch

A Canadian startup called Nuula that is aiming to build a super app to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses has closed $120 million of funding, money that it will use to fuel the launch of its app and first product, a line of credit for its users.

Antifragility: How to Turn Your Business Into an Immortal Hydra

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The fragile breaks — the resilient resists — the antifragile gets stronger. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership startup productivity entrepreneurship business

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!

Ramon’s Top 10 Tips You Need This Week – Embrace the Performers Mindset

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon’s Top 10 Tips You Need To Know THIS WEEK – Exclusively on Breakfast with Champions, 7:30am Thursdays. Join Ramon LIVE on Clubhouse as he shares the TOP 10 Things You need to know this week to help start or grow your business OR enhance your personal development.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Brand Intimacy Rankings (Episode 287)

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On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses that latest brand intimacy rankings and what they mean. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about how brand intimacy: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat.

Notion acquires India’s Automate.io in push to accelerate product expansion

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5 Steps to Lead by Asking Instead of Telling

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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.

How Will We Value a Crypto Token?

Tomasz Tunguz

Imagine you have a dollar to invest and you can choose between two options: a public cloud service or a layer 1 blockchain. How do you decide which is more attractive? How does a token differ from equity? The answer is that tokens can act remarkably like equity if they are structured in the right way. In addition, tokens offer one benefit beyond equity: utility. Property/ Asset. Voting. Dividend. Yield. Minting. Utility. Value Driver. Equity. revenue /ebitda. Token. yes. ?

StartupNation Radio: Introducing Business Builders with Jon Dwoskin

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Jon Dwoskin. Today’s episode of StartupNation Radio features Jon Dwoskin. He’s a business coach. He’s an author. He’s a speaker. He’s a podcaster. But most importantly, he loves helping people turn their dreams into reality.

Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

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Sindhya Valloppillil. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor. More posts by this contributor.

Fame and Former Successes May Be the Biggest Hindrance to Entrepreneurial Progress

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.