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7 Key Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Startup Lawyer

Gust

Starting a new business is exciting. Founders often have a mental image of how they imagine their new company will be: the new Google. But before they can create a new verb, they first need to make sure that they have the best corporate setup, have raised adequate funding, have commercial contracts to protect their interests, and that their intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, are protected.

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To Follow-On or Not to Follow-On - That is the Question

The Seraf Compass

As your angel career develops, and you start to build a larger portfolio of companies, you are increasingly asked to make follow-on investments. Not only do companies need investment to get off the ground, the faster they grow, the more cash they need. Whether to follow-on, and how to follow-on, are questions which have long given rise to angel debate.

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4 Ways to Leverage Podcasting to Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When I first launched my podcast, The Fractional C-Suite Retreat, I had no idea what would come from it. The actual process of making a podcast is surprisingly straightforward. The three key ingredients: a computer to record the podcast, a good microphone to capture your voice, and a software program to edit your audio. (Some say a fourth requirement is an attractive voice … but if I made it, so can you.

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Ben Franklin drives innovation in Pa.

INBIA

This guest blog was written by Ryan Glenn, Director of Statewide Initiatives for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. This year’s e.Builders Forum will be held at Ben Franklin Northeast in Bethlehem, PA, this October 2-3. Launched more than 40 years ago, Ben Franklin Technology Partners was ahead of its time.

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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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CEO 360s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve written about this topic before. It is an important topic and I want to raise it again. Boards often discuss CEO performance without really knowing how things work inside the company. And CEOs often have very little visibility to how they are doing and what the board thinks about their performance. When you work for one person, your boss, it is typical that you will have regular catchups and at least an annual review of your performance (ideally more frequent).

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2nd Pangyo Techno Valley Prepares to Become Korea’s Largest Innovative Startup Cluster

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Pangyo 2nd Techno Valley is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. The 2nd Pangyo Techno Valley was constructed by Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH) and Gyeonggi Housing and Urban Corporation (GH) on the sites of Siheung-dong and Geumto-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, with the industrial complex plan approved in November 2015.

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Supporting the Open Source AI Community

Andreessen Horowitz

We believe artificial intelligence has the power to save the world —and that a thriving open source ecosystem is essential to building this future. Thankfully, the open source ecosystem is starting to develop, and we are now seeing open source models that rival closed-source alternatives. Hundreds of small teams and individuals are also working to make these models more useful, accessible, and performant.

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Kyle Vogt to discuss self-driving cars, AI, investing and more at TC Disrupt 2023

TechCrunch

Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, has raised over $15 billion, employs more than 3,000 people and expanded its footprint across multiple cities within the U.S. It even has a presence in Dubai. What does it take to build and scale such complex technology?

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The Inventor Series Sponsored By Qualcomm: Featuring Haley Noelle of 3D-OPS

Venture Well

Haley Noelle, CEO of 3D Organic Polymer Silk (3D-OPS), describes how Qualcomm’s Innovator Stipend Program helped develop her technology and earn important validations. The post The Inventor Series Sponsored By Qualcomm: Featuring Haley Noelle of 3D-OPS appeared first on VentureWell.

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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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Top 5 Cross-Border Acquisitions To Eye for in 2023

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register The tally of recognized startups and acquisitions, burgeoning to 84,012 in 2022 from a mere 452 in 2016, is a testament to the positive impact of investment incentives and simplified business regulations, as highlighted by the Economic Survey 2022-23.

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And let’s be clear: The term “culture and employee engagement” doesn’t mean “Happy Hours” and “Pizza Parties:” Navigating Market Downturns and Other Startup Advice with Melanie Naranjo, Head of People at SaaS Startup Ethena

Hunter Walk

“You both have context for this introduction, so I’ll let you two take it from here! I know you’ll really enjoy chatting.” That was the email one of Ethena’s founders sent to me and Melanie Naranjo on 8/21/21, a bit over two years ago. At the time Melania was in discussions with Ethena about joining the startup as VP People, happily employed at a larger company but knowing she wanted new challenges.

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All that fintech investment had a real impact on banking penetration in Latin America

TechCrunch

When a group of startups works on a similar set of problems, they frequently bring about massive shifts in how day-to-day life is lived.

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BarbAIrians at the Gate: The Financial Opportunity of AI

Andreessen Horowitz

“Teldar Paper, Mr. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents, each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can’t figure it out. One thing I do know is that our paper company lost 110 million dollars last year, and I’ll bet that half of that was spent in all the paperwork going back and forth between all these vice presidents.

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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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Superbank and Genesis Join Forces to Inject $40 Million into Indonesian Startups

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Indonesian digital bank Superbank , supported by Grab, Singtel, and Emtek Group, is collaborating with Singapore’s Genesis Alternative Ventures to offer a financing package of $40 million for startups in Indonesia. Through a joint announcement, the entities unveiled their intention to combine conventional bank credit with venture capital investment, all while ensuring minimal eq

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Turning Strategy Into Action: Keita and Kane

GCUC

Turning Strategy Into Action: Keita and Kane Come discover the elusive strategies that lead to success in a seemingly unpredictable market as Keita Demming, the Director of Development and Innovation at.

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Better.com’s public market debut was Miserable.com

TechCrunch

Welcome back to The Interchange, where we take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. Better.com finally went public last week, and the stock’s performance was worse than expected. Affirm, on the other hand, saw its shares get a boost on the back of a better-than-expected earnings report. There was also a mega-raise, and an acquisition too.

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How Three Friends Built an Award-Winning Space for Indie Winemakers to Thrive on the Vine

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Patt Eagan discusses the launch and growth of Virginia's innovative Common Wealth Crush.

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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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Indonesia’s TBS Energi Acquires Singapore’s Medical Waste Treatment Firm

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Indonesian coal mining firm TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TOBA), has successfully acquired Asia Medical Enviro Services , a leading medical waste treatment startup based in Singapore. The transaction was carried out through one of TOBA’s subsidiaries.

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How To Use AI To Disrupt Traditional Markets

Entrepreneur's Handbook

with Raz Golan — CoFounder & CEO of Shopic Get 50 Free Lessons From 50 Top Entrepreneurs From Season 1 Each week, we interview real experts about topics you need to know about. Today we have Raz Golan, CEO and Co-Founder of Shopic, which is “Intelligent Retail with the World’s Smartest Shopping Cart”. They use innovative AI computer vision to tell what a customer puts in their cart without there ever being a need to scan and much more.

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How to buy an AI solution the right way: 7 questions new customers should consider

TechCrunch

Here's a high-level guide for evaluating an AI-based solution as a potential customer — an enterprise buyer scorecard, if you will.

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How to Measure the Success of Your Startup’s Marketing Campaigns

Startup Blogpost

How to Measure the Success of Your Startup’s Marketing Campaigns To help you identify the most effective metrics for your startup’s marketing campaigns, we’ve gathered insights from twelve industry professionals, including CEOs and marketing directors. From evaluating the cost per lead/sale to tracking email sign-ups and social followers, discover the key metrics these leaders use to measure the success of their marketing efforts.

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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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Authenticity is your core strength – Fujin Tree Group Founder Jay Wu talks about taking local brands overseas

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register If you are taking a stroll through the bustling Nihonbashi district of Tokyo, you might come across Fujin Tree – Taiwanese Cuisine & Champagne, a restaurant showcasing a brilliant fusion of Taiwanese delicacies with a touch of French elegance.

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Why ARM’s Upcoming IPO Will Determine if Your Startup Gets Funding

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The fate of your startup rises and falls with the impending ARM public stock listing Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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The battery business is booming and Zeekr kicks off its IPO roadshow

TechCrunch

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. We have a lot to cover so let’s jump in.

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Standing Room Only: Why RFC is So Hot Right Now Part II

Angel Capital Association

This is Part II of a two-part series on Revenue-Financed Capital (RFC) for angels. In Part I addressed the question of when RFC might be appropriate to meet some of the capital needs of angel portfolio companies. This post discusses why RFC may be appropriate for angel portfolios. ACA member Sage Growth Capital hosted a meet-up of attendees who were interested in RFC at the recent ACA Summit in Las Vegas.

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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