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3 Guaranteed Ways to Ruin Your Credibility and Doom Your Current and Future Businesses

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Entrepreneurs only get one reputation. Use it wisely. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Fintech predictions and opportunities for 2023

TechCrunch

Victoria Treyger. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Victoria Treyger is a managing director at Felicis Ventures. It’s been quite an eventful year. Fintech has fallen a long way from the highs of 2021, and while 2022 was largely about the reset of the funding environment, 2023 is going to be a year of recalibration for fintech companies. The great news is that large enterprise and midmarket companies care more than ever about bottom-line impact.

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Looking to be acquired? Think the 10/40 or 20/20 rules.

Berkonomics

Public companies looking to acquire your growing enterprise usually have a few financial measures that help them weed out those candidates that will be too expensive in terms of effort or of too little financial attractiveness. The first rule: 10/40: One of my company CEOs recently described his rule for acquisition success, and it resonated with me as a great goal for planning during acquisition exercises.

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What Will Happen In 2023

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I want to focus this post on the macro environment for tech, startups, web3, and climate because that is where my head is at right now. I believe that sometime in the first half of 2023, the central banks around the world will start backing off the tightening that they have been engaged in as inflation continues to ease and the economy continues to cool.

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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

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EO Members Share Entrepreneurial Trends for the New Year

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We asked EO members to look ahead in 2023 and identify trends they see for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship overall. We asked them to share the skills, mindset or tools that entrepreneurs would be wise to adopt to meet the moment. Here’s what they shared. Video pitching. I see an uptick in pitching via pre-recorded video. We used Loom to pre-record our pitch and share it with potential investors.

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Microsoft partners with India space agency to work with startups

TechCrunch

Microsoft plans to collaborate with the Indian space agency to give Indian space tech startups free access to cloud tools, the two said Thursday, the latest in the U.S. tech giant’s attempts to deepen its ties with young firms in the South Asian market. As part of a memorandum of understanding that Microsoft has signed with the Indian Space Research Organization, the firm will also provide space tech startups with go-to-market support and help them become enterprise ready, it said.

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What Happened In 2022

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I like to bookend the New Year holiday with two posts, one looking back at the year that is ending and one looking forward to the year ahead. This is the first of these two posts. The second one will run tomorrow. What happened in 2022 is the bottom fell out of the capital markets and the startup and tech sector more broadly. Back in February 2021, I wrote a post called How This Ends.

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Defense tech firm Anduril Industries secures $1.4bn in Series E money

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Defense technology Anduril Industries announced raising $1.48 billion in Series E funding led by Valor Equity Partners, a longtime investor in the company. Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, 8VC, Lux Capital, Thrive Capital, DFJ Growth, Elad Gil, Lachy Groom, Human Capital, Marlinspike, WCM Investment Management, MVP Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, and Thomas Tull

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What To Look for in a Website Builder

Startup Blogpost

From updated knowledge of trends to presenting a checklist upfront, here are the 15 answers to the question, “What are the most helpful things a business owner should look for in a website builder?” Knowledge of Current Trends. Security. Problem-Solving Skills. Mobile Device Compatibility. Simplicity and Data Collection. Brings Their Own Ideas.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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How to make the most of your startup’s big fundraising moment

TechCrunch

Scott Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Prior to becoming CMO at Hum Capital, Scott Brown led marketing for Sapphire Ventures, a $6 billion VC firm based in the U.S. and Europe. He has had a 20+-year career in enterprise technology, holding senior marketing roles at Facebook, Google, Cisco and several startups. Late-stage startups are facing major fundraising headwinds, but early-stage investing is still a bright spot for startups until they hit Series B rounds.

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The Startup M&A Market Fell 94% Year over Year - But One Segment is Thriving

Tomasz Tunguz

The US startup M&A market in Q4 2022 was one of the quietest in the last 20 years. It rivals the dotcom bust & Global Financial Crisis for its paucity. In percentage terms, last quarter dropped the most since 2000, falling 94% year-over-year. US venture-backed M&A fell from $34.6b in Q4 2021 to a paltry $2.1b in Q4 2022. The total quantity of acquisitions demonstrated greater resilience shrinking by 56%, while the median acquisition value tumbled from $81m to $22m (-72%).

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Alterpacks’ commercialization drive gets boost with $1m funding

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Materials technology startup Alterpacks closed its pre-seed funding round with $1 million in investments to further its commercialization drive. Alterpacks said it will use the fund to speed-ramp its food containers production and supply across key markets in Asia, Australia, and Europe.

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What Steps that do you need to start a business from a techstars COO in 2023

Founder Bounty

So that you know we are legit our author of this article has his biography to show he has build and raised capital and been through top tier accelerators and is trying to help show steps from years of trying failing and building businesses and finally building europes first ondemand fuel business and lot of capital for it. Biography: Vlad Kozul Vlad started his career in finance having done a bachelor’s at Cass business school in London and a master’s at ESCP in Paris specializing

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How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

PCI compliance can feel challenging and sometimes the result feels like you are optimizing more for security and compliance than you are for business outcomes. The key is to take the right strategy to PCI compliance that gets you both. In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization.

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Investors say web3 and hype are in for 2023, high valuations are out — maybe?

TechCrunch

This past year was tumultuous for venture investors, to say the least. The ecosystem watched as startup funding dried up , held its breath as a $32 billion venture-backed company evaporated almost overnight and witnessed one of the largest startup acquisitions of all time. Did you hear anyone yell “bingo?” Probably not. It’s unlikely that many investors came close to predicting what would play out in 2022.

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The YC Founder Directory (+ New Company Content)

Y Combinator

The YC community is approaching 10,000 founders. Looking at this powerful network, we see people from all different backgrounds – each with a unique journey to entrepreneurship. Today, we are releasing a public YC Founder Directory , a companion to the YC Startup Directory. For prospective founders who are looking for inspiring leaders, here is a way to discover founders who have had experiences that reflect your own and learn more about their founder journey.

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Lumotive raises $13m from USAA, Uniquest, Samsung Ventures

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Lumotive , the developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM ) beam steering chips that enables the next generation of 3D sensors, has announced that it secured additional investments of $13 million from its recent funding round. The additional cash came from USAA, Uniquest, and Samsung Ventures.

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How Ukrainian Coworking Spaces Keep the Flag Flying

Deskmag

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for more than 300 days. During this time Ukraine defended against numerous missile attacks, genocide and the destruction of the country's culture. How has the coworking industry changed since the beginning of the war? .

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in

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Daily Crunch: Property management startup Doorstead raises $21.5M Series B

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. We’ve made it to Friday! If you are looking for a good podcast episode, I highly recommend today’s Equity where Natasha M , Mary Ann and Becca talk about CES, NYE, SBF and FTX — oh my! Also, shout-out to you Daily Crunchers out there for reading yesterday’s newsletter and helping it be one of today’s top-read stories.

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Elloe’s Sakawa is Helping Customers Start a ‘Friendship’ with their Favorite Brands

Jason Malki

Did you know that you can start a ‘friendship’ with your favorite brand? That’s just what Owen Sakawa , Founder and CEO of Elloe , is all about. In an age that has seen the fall of the stony-faced corporate brand, and the rise of ever more personalized customer engagement, it makes sense that the future of company-customer relationships is moving closer to something that looks more like a ‘friendship’.

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Thai healthcare, surgery marketplace HD raises $6m in funding

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register HD , a Bangkok-based healthcare and surgery marketplace , announced raising $6 million in funding to improve accessibility and affordability of healthcare services and elective surgeries in emerging Southeast Asia. The startup, which operates the HDmall platform in Thailand and Indonesia, is excited to announce that it has successfully raised funding from a group of investors incl.

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How to Fund Your Startup in 2023

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Be prepared for valuations and terms that are returning to pre-bubble norms Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Product-led growth and profitability: What’s going on?

TechCrunch

Among public tech companies, “product-led growth (PLG) companies — those who educate and convert buyers with product rather than sales and marketing (SLG) — operate at about 5% to 10% less profitability than sales-led motions,” venture capitalist Tomasz Tunguz highlighted in a blog post. This data point may be specific to the moment we are in: First, because public tech companies overall are less profitable than a mere year ago.

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Pawlan, a Serial Entrepreneur at 26, Proving that Age is but a Number

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing David Pawlan, serial entrepreneur at only 26 years old. David started his first company, Aloa , with friends from college when they were having trouble finding developers for different tech projects. After personally experiencing the pains of outsourcing software, and hearing about countless horror stories in software outsourcing, David and his team set out to build a world where anyone could outsource with predictability.

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S Korean startup SeaVantage raises $1.3m to expand ocean visibility platform

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register South Korea -based startup SeaVantage has announced raising $1.3 million in a funding round backed by We Ventures, IBK Capital, Lindeman Asia Investment, and BCD Labs. The startup, which provides real-time ocean supply chain visibility , said it will use the fresh funding to expand its ocean visibility platform, which has been used by shippers and logistics service providers.

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2022’s Startup Layoffs Will Result In 2023 Startup Wind Downs

Hunter Walk

Too Many Existing Companies Merely Delayed ‘Cash Out’ Dates Without Yet Changing Their Fates. woman standing at the beginning of a very long suspension bridge, digital art [DALL-E]. If 2022 was the year of the startup layoff, 2023 is going to be the year of the wind down. It will suck — for team members, for founders, for customers of these companies, and for their investors — but by the end of the year we’ll have gotten through the toughest part of the correction.

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The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?