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6 Lessons Adventure Trekking Teaches About Navigating Entrepreneurial Stresses

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a member leader on EO’s Regional Council for Middle East, Pakistan and Africa (MEPA), we guide and support the health of EO through focused team projects and collaboration. It’s critical that we know how to navigate challenges, address problems head-on, and work together to maximize our impact across the organization. So it felt right when Faizan Syed , our esteemed Regional Chair , suggested that our team escape the conference room during the recent EMEA, MEPA, and South Asia Presidents’ Mee

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How Do You Know a Great Entrepreneur When You See One?

The Seraf Compass

Seraf Co-Founder Christopher Mirabile interviews several experienced angel investors from around the country to find out: How do you know a great entrepreneur when you see one? Learn how these leading angels identify outstanding CEOs, and how their experiences can help shape your investing decisions.

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Meet the YC Winter 2024 Batch

Y Combinator

Today we’re kicking off Y Combinator’s 38th Demo Day, celebrating the incredible batch that is W24. This batch marks the completion of my first year as President of YC — and what an amazing year it’s been. During the last batch we moved Y Combinator into a beautiful office in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. This batch we took over a massive building next door, too — more than tripling the space available to us.

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Ailytics Secures $2.7M Pre-Series A Funding Led by Tin Men Capital

AsiaTechDaily

Singapore-based Ailytics has successfully raised US$2.7 million in an oversubscribed pre-Series A funding round led by venture capital firm Tin Men Capital. Ailytics utilizes AI-driven video analytics solutions to assist heavy industry companies in improving operational safety and productivity.This investment is Tin Men Capital’s eleventh venture into B2B tech startups.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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3 Ways EO Member-Facilitated Strategy Summits Can Be Transformative (and Why Every Chapter Benefits from Them)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As an EO strategy summit facilitator, I have witnessed first-hand the value of these events for the community. Strategy summits are opportunities for growth, connection, putting steel to the grindstone, and sharpening processes to drive transformation. Whether your chapter holds regular strategy summits (like EO Cape Town, photo above) or is considering doing so, here are three things the most successful summits can do for your leadership board—all of which create a remarkable ripple effect acro

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Rubrik S-1 - Burning the Boats in Data Security

Tomasz Tunguz

Rubrik, a Palo Alto-based data security company, filed their S-1 yesterday. At $784m in ARR, growing 47% with 130% net revenue retention across 6100 customers, the company should be one of top 10 fastest growing software companies alongside Klaviyo, ZScaler, & Crowdstrike - in ARR terms. Half of new customers are over $100,000 in size & contract values have grown 19% from $101k to $120k in a year. 41% of new bookings derives from those new customers.

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Singapore’s WasteX Partners with P4G to Spearhead Biochar Production Across Indonesia

AsiaTechDaily

The climate tech startup WasteX, headquartered in Singapore with operations in Indonesia and the Philippines, has secured $450,000 in funding from impact fund P4G Partnerships. This funding round was achieved within less than two years since WasteX, known for its expertise in transforming agricultural waste into biochar, was established by venture builder Wavemaker Impact.

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A just transition: integrating sustainability and inclusion

Impact Hub

A just transition: Integrating sustainability and inclusion Our environmental efforts centre around the concept of a just transition, ensuring that we don’t leave anyone behind as we move towards sustainability. This means considering the social impact of our actions and catering to the diverse needs of our communities. Impact Hub Network Global team Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Our environmental efforts centre around the concept of a just transition, ensuring that we don’t lea

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Things to do in Salt Lake City Utah

GCUC

Things to do in Salt Lake City Utah From the stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains to its bustling downtown streets, Salt Lake City offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure and urban.

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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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Do Patents Affect Outcomes in Early Stage Investing?

Angel Capital Association

In conducting due diligence for early stage companies, we often consider a company’s portfolio of patents and/or patents pending. If the idea behind the company is compelling, most likely there will be competitors and we’d like to understand what (if any) barriers the company has to such competition. Patents are an obvious potential barrier. But do they really matter?

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Classiq and Quantum Intelligence Corp (QIC, KOREA) partner on Quantum accelerated drug development

OurCrowd

Classiq, a leading quantum computing software company, and Quantum Intelligence Corp. (QIC, Korea) today announced the launch of innovative joint research to accelerate drug development by applying quantum computing to pharmacology. The collaboration is under the auspices of Classiq’s Quantum Computing For Life Sciences & Healthcare Center, launched with NVIDIA last year.

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This Message Will Self-Destruct in 33 Seconds

Tomasz Tunguz

The average American attention span has fallen from 150 seconds in 2004 to 75 seconds in 2012 to 47 seconds in 2023 - a 5-6% annual rate of decline. Year Avg American Attention Span (sec) CAGR 2004 150 - 2012 75 -6% 2023 47 -5% How does this compare to these blog posts? In 2013, the average reader dwelled on this site for 47 seconds. Today, it’s 33 seconds, a 3.6% decline - which is a bit better !

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Avoid blundering: 80% of a winning strategy

A Smart Bear: Longform

Why do startups typically fail? It turns out that "avoiding those things" is already a plan for success.

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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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What to Do When You and Your Investors Are Not on the Same Page

Gust

Yielding 10x growth or more, known as “hockey-stick growth,” remains the goal for many investors. But only one percent of startups become unicorns; in fact, most VC-backed companies don’t reach their expected rate of return. “That means 95% of founders—or more—are gonna have a bad time,” explains Rand Fishkin, the author of Lost and Founder, and co-founder of Moz and more recently of SparkToro.

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[Israel Resilience Fund in Forbes] Israeli Startups Have Raised $3.1 Billion Since October 7

OurCrowd

Israeli startups continue to innovate and thrive in the midst of attacks by Israel’s enemies to the south, north and east. A new report from Startup Nation Central found that there were 220 private investment rounds announced since October 7, raising an estimated $3.1 billion. At the same period, startup acquisitions totaled $3.

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[VIDEO] How to Define What is an Entrepreneur?

Red Rocket

I was recently interviewed by ASBN , an online "television network" serving the small business community, about how to define what exactly is an entrepreneur. As you will learn, it comes down to being a leader, a visionary, a risk taker, a pitbull and a superhero. I thought this video turned out great, and I wanted to share it with all of you, to see if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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How This Entrepreneurial Couple Is Revolutionizing Brand Loyalty

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Wife and husband co-founders Amanda Huh and Stephen George discuss the launch and growth of their powerful membership platform Amaze.

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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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April Fintech Newsletter: Financial Services x Gen AI, a real estate industry shake up, and more

Andreessen Horowitz

In this month’s newsletter, we gauge where AI solutions are emerging in financial services, Reuters’ AI war chest, and the big real estate settlement.

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[Hailo in Forbes] Israeli Startups Have Raised $3.1 Billion Since October 7

OurCrowd

Israeli startups continue to innovate and thrive in the midst of attacks by Israel’s enemies to the south, north and east. A new report from Startup Nation Central found that there were 220 private investment rounds announced since October 7, raising an estimated $3.1 billion. At the same period, startup acquisitions totaled $3.

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How To Be a Customer-Centric Company

The Groove Blog

It’s tempting to constantly focus on your company’s products and strategy. However, the best results often come from focusing outward on what your customers need and how they want to interact with you. In this piece, we’ll explore just what it means to be customer-centric and how to do it. What Does Customer-Centric Mean? Being […] The post How To Be a Customer-Centric Company appeared first on Groove Blog.

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After a Life-Changing Experience, This Founder Discovered the Power of Gratitude. Now She and Her Co-Founder Husband Want to Spread Positivity to Classrooms — for Free.

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Katie and Steve Wood discuss their 50-in-50 Challenge, a program designed to get free positivity journals into the hands of students in every state.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Beyond Competition: Transforming your Market with Blue Ocean Strategy

Mark MacLeod

An Introduction to Blue Ocean Strategy Venture-backed startups face immense challenges. Most startups fail. The ones that succeed, usually succeed BIG! Often, they do this by either creating a new market that didn’t exist before or reinventing an existing market. […] The post Beyond Competition: Transforming your Market with Blue Ocean Strategy appeared first on Mark MacLeod.

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[Hub Security in Globe NewsWire] HUB Cyber Security secures $8 million in financing to accelerate growth and strengthen financial position

OurCrowd

The post [Hub Security in Globe NewsWire] HUB Cyber Security secures $8 million in financing to accelerate growth and strengthen financial position appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Elevating Your Business Through Customer Focus

The Groove Blog

The new frontier of competition in developer markets was and remains customer service. If companies play their cards right, customers are ready to absorb a higher price just because they believe the brand and know that if anything happens – they will receive the best support their is. This is just one of the areas […] The post Elevating Your Business Through Customer Focus appeared first on Groove Blog.

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This Entrepreneur Wants to Turn Every Home Into an Urban Farm

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Jacob Pechenik, CEO and co-founder of Lettuce Grow, explains how he took the seed of an at-home gardening idea and grew it into a sustainable business.

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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