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Embracing the Tipping Point: The Evolution of Angel Syndication

Paul G. Silva

We are standing on the edge of a profound shift in the world of angel investing. For years, the process of raising funds from multiple angel investor groups—known as “syndication”—has been mired in friction. The visionary minds at the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the global beacon for angel investors, have spent over a decade sculpting best practices.

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Forsite Capital Closes Sixth Fund, focusing on Healthcare and Life Science Startups

American Entrepreneurship

Successful track record of investment spurs latest fund supporting biotech innovation Foresite Capital, a multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm continues to do what they do best—investing in companies that leverage biology and big data to transform healthcare. With the recent closing of its Sixth fund of $900 million, the firm stands on a record of 47 IPOs, 28 mergers and acquisitions, and 58 FDA drug approvals since its founding in 2011.

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Grand Prize Winners Announced in 2024 PA Wilds $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The 2024 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, an initiative aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties, has announced its grand prize winners. After rigorous evaluation, two outstanding contenders have emerged, each presenting groundbreaking solutions in diverse fields. On June 13, 2024, the PA Wilds BIG IDEA Finale Pitch event was hosted by the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

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Databricks' Accelerating Growth

Tomasz Tunguz

Databricks revealed some sensational growth this week, as they did last year. Exiting this quarter to $2.4 billion annual run rate, the company’s revenue growth is accelerated year-over-year by 10 percentage points. Quarter Q2 2023 Q2 2024 Quarterly Revenue, $m 375 600 Revenue Growth 50% 60% Customers 10,000 Gross Margin 85% 80% Net Dollar Retention 140% Data Warehouse Revenue, $m 200 400 Average Annual Customer Value 37,500 Net dollar retention is a major driver of growth at 140%, which i

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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10 reasons why your sales pipeline isn’t delivering consistent sales

NZ Entrepreneur

Has your sales pipeline slowed and you want to increase revenue? Even in a tight market, there are ways to grow a healthy pipeline that delivers consistent sales revenue – just like your sales pipeline should! If you’re wondering what to do to unblock your sales pipeline and get your sales revenue flowing, this check-list is a great place to get started.

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The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Chronis Manolis

Andreessen Horowitz

Chronis Manolis, SVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer of UPMC Health Plan, joins Julie Yoo, general partner, Daisy Wolf, investment partner, and Will Shrank, venture partner, of a16z Bio + Health. Together, they discuss how payors and providers are thinking about anti-obesity medications, as well as pricing and prior authorization considerations. This is the third episode in our series on the science and supply of GLP-1s.

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GCUC UK is Returning to London this Autumn

GCUC

GCUC UK is Returning to London this Autumn We are thrilled to announce that GCUC UK is returning to London this autumn. Mark your calendars for Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of.

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South Korea’s GoPizza Receives $10M Boost from CP ALL for Thai Market Growth

AsiaTechDaily

GoPizza, a leading food technology startup from South Korea, has secured a $10 million (approximately KRW 13.6 billion) investment from CP ALL, a key distribution affiliate of Thailand’s CP Group.

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California Small Businesses Paid Family Leave Grants Now Open

American Entrepreneurship

New program eases the hardship of small businesses when an employee takes time away Small businesses rely upon their workers who often have family obligations or emergencies that require time away. As a result, some small businesses face the economic hardship of finding and training a temporary replacement, while the worker fulfills a family need. Beginning June 1, 2024 California-based small businesses can now apply for grants of up to $2,000 per employee through California’s Paid Family Leave

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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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Why the Future of Space Starts in LA

Both Sides of the Table

Credit: Apex Today, Apex announced their Series B funding round, led by XYZ Ventures and CRV, with participation from Upfront. And if you spend much time in LA, you’ll quickly realize that we’re in a groundswell of space and defense startups. Is it because of the rich engineering talent coming out of Caltech, UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, and all the other universities?

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GCUC Manchester Recap

GCUC

GCUC Manchester Recap We are now a week post GCUC Manchester and still reeling from the event. As our first real physical event in the city, we.

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Community Huddle: Metrics & IMPACT Report

INBIA

The post Community Huddle: Metrics & IMPACT Report appeared first on InBIA.

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An Innovative Investing Approach for Women Supporting Women

American Entrepreneurship

Patricia Lizarraga is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hypatia Capital Management. Leveraging her 30+ years of experience on Wall Street, she and her co-founder launched in 2023 an ETF comprised solely of female-led publicly traded companies, WCEO. Hear how she navigated the launch of this unique financial model that highlights the performance of women executives and increases their prominence within the institutional investor community.

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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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[Clinch in PR Newswire] Clinch accelerates Albertsons Media Collectives’ expansion into CTV

OurCrowd

NEW YORK, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Clinch, the leader in dynamic ad serving and personalization and creator of Flight Control, the Omnichannel Campaign Activation Platform, announced today that the company will be the omnichannel ad server and DCO partner powering Albertsons Media Collective’s expansion into Connected TV (CTV). Read more here.

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Predicting Revenue in Usage-based Pricing

Andreessen Horowitz

Over the past decade, usage-based pricing has soared in popularity because it better aligns cost with value and allows customers to pay only for what they use. But that flexibility comes with operational pain points, especially when it comes to predicting revenue. With the right processes and infrastructure in place, however, your usage-based revenue can actually become more predictable over time than it might be in traditional seat-based SaaS.

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Dissecting the past to predict the future: Tracy Young on building TigerEye

Y Combinator

Tracy Young is unstoppable. In 2018, Tracy and her co-founders sold their company PlanGrid for $875 million. By 2021, she was ready to jump back in and do it all over again with a brand new startup: TigerEye. TigerEye builds AI-powered planning and revenue management software for businesses, combining AI and machine learning with a company’s own historical data to help them predict their future.

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Endor Labs Named to Rising in Cyber by CISOs and Venture Capital Investors

American Entrepreneurship

Company Recognized for Creating Secure Supply Chains that Improve Application Development Productivity Endor Labs , a leader in software supply chain security, has been named in “ Rising in Cyber 2024 ”, an independent list launched by Notable Capital to recognize the most promising cybersecurity companies in the eyes of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), venture capital investors, and other security leaders.

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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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[data.world in Unite.AI] Bryon Jacob, CTO & Co-Founder of data.world – Interview Series

OurCrowd

Bryon Jacob is the CTO and co-founder of data.world – on a mission to build the world’s most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource. Prior to data.world, he spent ten years in roles of increasing responsibility at HomeAway.com, culminating in a VP of Tech / Technical fellow role.

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Building Production Workflows for AI Applications

Andreessen Horowitz

In this episode of the AI + a16z podcast, Inngest cofounder and CEO Tony Holdstock-Brown joins a16z partner Yoko Li to discuss the reality and complexity of running AI agents and other multistep AI workflows in production. Tony also shares why developer tools for generative AI — and their founders — might look very similar to previous generations of these products, and where there are opportunities for optimization.

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California Employment Liability Trends for Tech Startups

Gust

California has some of the strongest employee protections in the U.S., and often sets a precedent for regulations enacted elsewhere. But, California's employment laws can also be complex, because they change and evolve from year to year, often in nuanced ways. The post California Employment Liability Trends for Tech Startups appeared first on Gust.

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Trevor Laudate

American Entrepreneurship

Co-founder and CEO Trevor Laudate put it all on the line at the San Diego Angel Conference where his startup took first place and was awarded a $300K investment at day’s end. Check out how the Ecodrive platform is incentivizing individuals to be involved in sustainability here ! “We are incredibly grateful to the San Diego Angel Conference fund for this investment, which will enable us to scale.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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[Appdome in PR Newswire] Appdome Wins Spring 2024 Digital Innovator Award from Intellyx

OurCrowd

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Appdome, the mobile app economy’s one-stop shop for mobile app defense, was awarded the Spring 2024 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award. Intellyx bestows this award upon vendors who make it through their rigorous briefing selection process. Read more here.

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Apple's AI Challenger Sale

Tomasz Tunguz

What stood out to me in yesterday’s Apple announcement wasn’t the headline, but the subtitle. “Setting a new standard in privacy.” For privacy to become one of the leading selling points of software, competitive dynamics & user preferences have evolved. The mantra repeated over the last 20 years on the internet has been privacy is dead.

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The new WeWork

Deskmag

WeWork has exited bankruptcy and resumed normal operations on June 11. So, what does the new WeWork look like. And what’s next for the company? We've turned the 10000 minutes of reading bankruptcy files into a 5 minute read.

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Daniel Daoura

American Entrepreneurship

Hear How a Perseverant Entrepreneur Takes on a Unique Marketing Challenge of Tech Innovation Listen to our podcast episode featuring Pebblebee Founder & CEO Daniel Daoura here. The post Daniel Daoura appeared first on American Entrepreneurship Today®.

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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