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Back To Basics: Angel Investing Primer on Choice Of Entity

The Seraf Compass

Entrepreneurs will face a huge number of decisions as they move from concept to commercialization. One of the first major decisions is what type of legal entity to form in order to move their great ideas forward. Why does it matter?

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Empire AI

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last summer I sat down with Tom Secunda, who co-founded Bloomberg LP with Mike Bloomberg, to talk about areas of shared philanthropic interest. Tom told me that academic institutions do not have access to the kind of AI/ML infrastructure that the top tech companies have and he wanted to fix that. His idea was a consortium of Universities in New York State, the New York State Government, and philanthropic donors.

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Vietnam EV maker VinFast plans $2 billion investment in India

TechCrunch

VinFast, Vietnam’s electric vehicle manufacturer, plans to initially invest $500 million to set up an integrated facility in India and break into the world’s third-largest automobile market. The memorandum of understanding with the state government of Tamil Nadu, unveiled on Saturday, earmarks an investment of up to $2 billion, the company said without giving a […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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OKX Ventures Backs Matr1x’s Web3 Gaming Ambitions with $100 Million Commitment

AsiaTechDaily

OKX Ventures, the investment arm of OKX, a prominent Web3 technology firm, has announced a strategic investment in Matr1x, a leading Web3 entertainment platform. Specializing in the creation of cyberpunk-themed esports games, Matr1x is a next-gen player in the Web3 space. The investment is part of a broader initiative, with venture capital firms injecting $20 […] The post OKX Ventures Backs Matr1x’s Web3 Gaming Ambitions with $100 Million Commitment first appeared on AsiaTechDaily - Asia's Leadi

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Past, Present, and Future of AI with Vijay Pande

Andreessen Horowitz

Bio Eats World is now Raising Health! Vijay Pande, founding partner of Bio + Health, is joined by Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, Aviv Regev, and Jakob Uszkoreit. Vijay leads us on a reflective journey through the monumental achievements in AI from the 1980s to today, with a focus on the progress in healthcare and life sciences. This episode is drawn from the episodes we recorded in 2023 with Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng, Aviv Regev, and Jakob Uszkoreit, which are linked below.

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OpenAI claims NY Times copyright lawsuit is without merit

TechCrunch

In late December, The New York Times sued OpenAI and its close collaborator and investor, Microsoft, for allegedly violating copyright law by training generative AI models on Times’ content. Today, OpenAI gave a public response, claiming — unsurprisingly — that The Times’ lawsuit is meritless. In a letter published this afternoon on OpenAI’s official blog, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Social AI Platform Chai reaches 100M+ Chats, Strategic CoreWeave investment announced

American Entrepreneurship

CoreWeave’s Cloud will handle every message sent on the social AI platform Those in the know say we are just at the beginning of the AI revolution—and that it is hard to predict what innovations will emerge. But the race is on, and the social AI platform Chai feels they are right in the mix to succeed. Chai is one of the first large-scale AI language model compet itions —meaning that it allows competitors to submit language models and compete for user engagement on Chai’s enter

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Metrics 101: How to Define and Track Metrics

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If this topic fills you with dread, your tracking infrastructure is likely broken somewhere I would argue that 99% of companies that are good at developing tech products do these three things: They have clearly defined metrics that they are trying to move They review those metrics regularly They try to determine the link between the work that they release and how those metrics move.

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Read Write Own

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Chris Dixon, who leads the A16Z crypto fund , and has been an entrepreneur, VC, and friend of mine for over twenty years, has written a book called Read Write Own that is available for pre-order now and will start shipping at the end of the month. Chris gave me a copy right before the holidays and I read it over the last week. I asked Chris why he wrote the book and he had two answers, one personal and one practical.

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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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Serenity takes a full-home radar approach to fall detection

TechCrunch

Serenity, the result of a fruitful partnership with Alarm.com, is an innovative fall-detection system that does away with traditional wearables. It is showing off its product for the first time at CES in Las Vegas. “You just plug it in, and it blends into your life. There’s no need for apps or complicated configurations,” explains […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Thai Government Unveils DEPA Digital Startup Fund to Propel Global Expansion

AsiaTechDaily

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) in Thailand is spearheading an initiative to boost the global expansion of Thai digital startups. With the announcement, the government aims to provide financial backing for emerging startups, facilitating their international growth and fostering innovation in key sectors. On Saturday, government spokesman Chai Wacharonke revealed that the DEPA Digital […] The post Thai Government Unveils DEPA Digital Startup Fund to Propel Global Expansion first appea

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Celebrating 2023 Accomplishments and Looking Ahead to New Opportunities

Angel Capital Association

Incredible Organizational Change, Growth and Advocacy: a Look at the ACA Success and Goals For 2024 Despite the volatility brought about by the pandemic, economic uncertainty, market fluctuation, bank failures and a myriad of other difficulties, the ACA has powered through to continue to be the voice for the art and science of angel investing. Over the last few years, we have been supported by our dedicated volunteer and professional staff to continue to offer better member experience, expanded

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CRISPR QC now backed by Xcellerant Ventures in Series A

American Entrepreneurship

Series A will focus on further development of the CRISPR Analytics Platform and commercial expansion. Biotechnology start-up CRISPR QC now has the necessary financial backing to stay in stride with the revolutionary technology impacting genetic engineering and molecular biology—known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats).

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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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As AI becomes standard, watch for these 4 DevSecOps trends

TechCrunch

Harnessing AI to drive innovation and deliver enhanced customer value will be critical to staying competitive in the AI-driven marketplace. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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The 5 P’s of Perfect Pitching

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I’ve sat on both sides of the pitching table and know what can make the difference Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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ACA Announces Continued Partnership with K&L Gates

Angel Capital Association

K&L Gates is proud to continue its sponsorship of the ACA, in support and collaboration of its mission to catalyze angel investing resources and drive thought leadership in the early-stage capital ecosystem. As one of the largest law firms in the world with 48 offices located across five continents, and with a strong presence in key capital cities and commercial and financial centers around the world, K&L Gates is positioned to provide strategic counsel and support to dynamic angel-backe

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You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Calling All Visionaries in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties, PA! Let the BIG IDEA Contest turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Are you a trailblazing entrepreneur with a game-changing idea in the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest products, manufacturing, or technology? Your innovation could be the spark that transforms industries and landscapes.

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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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German startup Pitch switches CEO and lays off two-thirds of its workforce

TechCrunch

Pitch, the company behind a collaborative presentation software for businesses, is scaling back and bootstrapping, with CEO and co-founder Christian Reber stepping down and two-thirds of its employees losing their jobs. This translates roughly to 80 personnel, based on the 120 headcount figure Pitch has published on its about page. Reber made the announcement in […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The #1 Fail Factor Plaguing Startups Today Has Nothing to Do With Sales

Entrepreneur's Handbook

99.9% of business gurus today are omitting the most crucial factor in your startup’s success — and it’s causing massive failure.

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Behind the Scenes Million Dollar Weekend with Tahl Raz

OkDork

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Today Noah sits down with Tahl Raz, the best-selling author and renowned ghostwriter, the secret sauce behind Noah’s new book, “Million Dollar Weekend.” The duo explore the creative process, spending time in a cabin, the challenges of working together the aspirations of being a category killer Everything you need to know about what went into the transformation of Noah’s vision into a unique blueprint for entrepreneurs.

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Indonesia’s Semaai Boosts Agri-Innovation with $4.7M Pre-Series A Funding Led by CyberAgent Capital

AsiaTechDaily

Indonesian agritech startup Semaai has successfully secured $4.7 million in a pre-Series A funding round, combining equity and debt financing. Tokyo-based venture capital firm CyberAgent Capital led the round. For Semaai, it brings its total funding to $7.6 million. New investors joining this funding round include Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Ruvento, MyAsiaVC, and Heracles Ventures. […] The post Indonesia’s Semaai Boosts Agri-Innovation with $4.7M Pre-Series A Funding Led by CyberAgent Cap

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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EU checking if Microsoft’s OpenAI investment falls under merger rules

TechCrunch

The European Union is checking whether Microsoft’s investment in generative AI giant OpenAI is reviewable under the bloc’s merger regulations, it said today. The development comes in the wake of the turmoil at OpenAI in late November when the then board voted to oust founder and CEO Sam Altman — a shock move that triggered […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Wherever You Are, the US Is Still the Best Place to Get an Investment

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Is it the American Dream? Or is there something else at play?

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LIQUIDITY: A (sort of) new podcast for LPs, GPs, and angel investors.

Jason Calacanis

Friends, We are excited to announce that we're rebranding our Angel Podcast and our yearly Angel Summit event as LIQUIDITY. While I started as an angel investor and Scout, I've invested out of venture funds for the past decade. Our fund sizes have increased over time, and we're a 20+ person team at LAUNCH (my venture firm). Our investor base started with individual investors but has grown to include more institutions.

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Upstage’s Private AI Models Attract $19 Million Investment from SK Networks

AsiaTechDaily

South Korea’s SK Networks Co. has made a strategic investment of 250 billion won ($19.02 million) in Upstage, a domestic artificial intelligence (AI) solutions startup specializing in private small-scale large language models (ssLLMs). Upstage’s AI technology stands out in the ssLLM market by emphasizing information security and domain-specific expertise, unlike traditional large language models.

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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.