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Finding Founder-Market-Geography Fit

Revolution

At Rise of the Rest, we’ve spent years traversing the country, spotlighting emerging startup hubs, and building a network of entrepreneurial champions and ecosystem builders beyond Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. At first, we primarily played an advocacy and convening role, working with policymakers and administrations , organizing bus tours, and telling the stories of the entrepreneurs we met along the way.

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4 Benefits of a Branded Podcast and Why Now’s The Time to Launch Yours

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Is your company looking for creative ways to stand out and connect with your target audience? While traditional marketing methods and GTM (go-to-market) motions continue to be used, there’s a new strategy you can tap into — the branded podcast. Podcasts have a lot of upside for marketers. From leaping funnel stages with decision makers to creating mass quantities of compelling content, the branded podcast is following the growth path of the inbound blog toward a table-stakes position in an organ

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Seraf Toolbox: Modeling Tool for an Early Stage Investment Portfolio

The Seraf Compass

One of the biggest challenges faced by early stage investors is to assemble a portfolio of investments that in aggregate return more than 2 times the original amount invested in the total portfolio. In the language of Venture Capital, the goal of a successful early stage investor is to achieve a Distributed to Paid-In (DPI) ratio greater than 2X. In other words, for every dollar you invest in your portfolio, you want to get two dollars back over time.

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Startup productivity in the age of AI: automate, deprecate, delegate (A.D.D.)

Jason Calacanis

Over the past decade, I invested in over 350 startups and watched up close as founders figured out how to do more with less. Startups, by their nature, are resource-constrained organizations when compared to the legacy businesses they are trying to displace. Thanks for reading Jason Calacanis on Startups! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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Innovation or folly? The Cybertruck will test whether anyone still trusts Tesla

TechCrunch

The Tesla Cybertruck, the first of which will be delivered Thursday four years after its debut, is loved and loathed. For fans, it’s a symbol for what Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk stand for: creativity, irreverence, rebellion. Others see it as an act of hubris. It could be both. Either way, the stakes are […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Bio startups challenging the smart healthcare market in Pangyo Techno Valley

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Bio companies in Pangyo Techno Valley are at the forefront of industrial developments in smart healthcare, leveraging innovative technologies such as IoT and AI to stay competitive in the global market. The rise of Industry 4.0 has accelerated the growth of smart healthcare, revolutionizing the healthcare industry.

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ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival: For stories that matter

Impact Hub

ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival: For stories that matter Established in 2019, the ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival is a creative collaboration showcasing Georgia’s culture and fostering transformative conversations among diverse professionals. Co-founded by Impact Hub Tbilisi and Coda Story, it strives to be an inclusive platform, earning global acclaim by 2023 and promising continued evolution in its mission for future narrative shaping.

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Candex lands $45M infusion to grow its procurement management business

TechCrunch

Candex, a startup that aims to simplify procurement — specifically vendor management and payment processes — for businesses, today announced that it raised $45 million in a Series B investment led by Goldman Sachs with participation from WiL (World Innovation Lab), Altos, NFX, Craft, JP Morgan, American Express and Edenred. The tranche brings Candex’s total […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Diverse-owned American Midsize Businesses is focus of JPMorgan Chase and Next Street Report

American Entrepreneurship

Research indicates a gap of $1.3 trillion exists, presenting an opportunity for overall economy With the United States experiencing a major demographic shift over the coming decades, the business community has a reason to focus on diversity, both on the consumer and provider sides. Recognizing the transformation that is underway, JPMorgan Chase and Next Street conducted a study titled, The Middle Matters: Exploring th e Diverse Middle Market Business Landscape , reporting about midsize businesse

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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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PanTa-G Bus in Pangyo Techno Valley Hits Remarkable 12,000 Passenger Milestone

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Pangyo Techno Valley , located in Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, has surpassed the 10,000 passenger mark in just four months since the launch of the autonomous public transportation service, ‘ PanTa-G Bus ,’ equipped with autonomous driving technology.

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The 3 Success Signals Venture Capitalists are Looking for in the Founders They Fund

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Identifying which founders are good investments is easier than you might think.

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India’s EMotorad rides high with $20M investment for global e-bike push

TechCrunch

EMotorad, an Indian startup manufacturing electric bikes, raised $20 million in a Series B round as it aims to disrupt China’s market domination and expand its presence in global markets. The three-year-old startup has raised more than $22.5 million in total funding, with Singapore’s Panthera Growth Partners leading the latest round, along with participation from […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Top Small Business Resources for Starting and Growing Your Business        

American Entrepreneurship

Start your small business with access to commonly used resources. Owning a small business brings both great satisfaction and great challenge. Most important for a small business to succeed is to keep moving forward—which means the entrepreneur must always be on the lookout for resources that will help the business grow and become profitable. The following are core small business resources that almost every startup and small business value: S mall Business Administration (SBA): A federal U.

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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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Term Structure Raises $4.25M in Seed Funding to Introduce Fixed-Income Products to DeFi

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Taiwanese decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Term Structure , specializing in non-custodial fixed-income protocols for peer-to-peer borrowing and lending, has successfully raised initial funding of USD 4.25 million in a series of seed fundraising rounds.

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Stop Expecting Venture Capital to Solve All the World’s Problems

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Venture capital only works for specific types of businesses at a particular stage Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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6 innovative products from kid tech startups to gift your children

TechCrunch

When it comes to gifts, it can be hard to pick the right one for your kids, especially since there are so many toys to choose from. If you’re looking for something lesser-known and innovative, you may want to consider products and services that have been developed by kid tech startups around the world. In […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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GCUC will take place in Salt Lake City in 2024

GCUC

GCUC will take place in Salt Lake City in 2024 GCUC Conference Announces Salt Lake City, Utah, as Host City for 2024 North American Conference The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) is thrilled to.

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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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Feedback Ventures Invests, Elevates Soho.com.au to $20M Valuation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Soho.com.au , an AI-powered real estate discovery app, has secured a $750,000 equity investment from Singapore-based proptech venture capital firm Feedback Ventures. This funding round has propelled the valuation of Soho.com.au to over $20 million.

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Rotten Apples: Fresh Solutions

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Nurturing your startup’s positive culture Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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Tola Capital, investing in AI-enabled enterprise software, closes largest fund at $230M

TechCrunch

Tola Capital, investing in AI-enabled enterprise software, is the latest venture capital firm to announce its new fund, securing $230 million in capital commitments for its third fund, raising the largest amount to date. It’s been a great couple of weeks for new VC funds.

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Unconventional Wisdom from Indra Nooyi: EO Powerhouse Speaker

Entrepreneurs' Organization

EO members share a collective Thirst for Learning — in fact, it’s one of EO’s core values. That thirst keeps entrepreneurs curious and open to new ways of operating that can improve both your personal and professional life. EO’s Powerhouse Speakers Series is designed to give entrepreneurs exclusive access to inspiring thought-leaders and change-makers across a wide swath of industries.

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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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Pangyo Biotech Startups Enjoy Green Light for Global Expansion in New Drug Development

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register On November 24th, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced plans to invest over KRW 250 billion in the field of biotech health through K-Bio and Vaccine Funds, managed by Yuanta Investment, Premier Partners, InterVest, and Korea Investment Partners, starting in 2024.

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The Pity Party Sales Pitch: When Manipulating Your Customers Works (Or Backfires)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Some sales tactics end up deceiving the sellers most of all Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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Cradle’s AI-powered protein programming platform levels up with $24M in new funding

TechCrunch

Biotech and AI startup Cradle is finding success with its generative approach to protein design, landing big customers and a hefty $24 million of new investment. The company exited stealth a little over a year ago, just as the hype around large language models was really heating up. Many AI companies in biotech train models […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Knowledge Base: Get contracts and legal docs right with Natalie Fennell and Claire Bodle, On Your Terms

NZ Entrepreneur

Watch now: (14 mins) In this edition of Knowledge Base, Richard Liew talks with Natalie Fennell and Claire Bodle, lawyers and cofounders of legal documents company “ On Your Terms “ Natalie and Claire explain how they are using smart tech to bring down the cost of common business legal documents for New Zealand business owners, as well as provide insights on how to best protect you and your business with appropriate legal documents and agreements.

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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.