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How to pitch me: 5 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2023

TechCrunch

After attending TechCrunch Early Stage last week, I was cheered to meet so many first-time founders and experienced investors who are looking for opportunities. Based on my conversations, VCs are very open to working with novices who can show that they understand the market in which they hope to compete. But dealmaking is idiosyncratic: a few investors might be content to make a deal over coffee, but early-stage teams still need a sturdy pitch deck or memo they can leave behind.

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9 Questions I Ask to Evaluate a New Business Idea Before Jumping in

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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The Next Wave of Climate Tech

Revolution

Everyone is bullish on planet-forward innovation right now. Our investors share what they think will emerge from the pack. Climate change has never been more prevalent or prominent in our daily lives, from the movies and shows we watch to how we shop and dine to the “once-in-a-lifetime” weather events we experience from coast to coast. But rather than viewing global warming as an insurmountable problem, bold entrepreneurs have galvanized around workable solutions to address its causes.

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Capria Ventures raises $100m so far for tech-focused venture fund

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Capria Ventures , a venture capital firm specializing in investments in the Global South , has announced the first close of its $100 million fund, which will focus on investing in 20 to 25 tech startups in key entrepreneurial hotspots across India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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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 The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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Email etiquette: How to ask people for things and actually get a response

The Zapier Blog

Emails are no longer just competing with other emails for your reader's attention. In today's digital age, they're competing with every available inbox, including Instagram DMs and LinkedIn messages. But that doesn't mean you should abandon emails altogether. Let AI write your business emails Learn how Emails can be an incredibly effective communication tool—if you know how to craft attention-grabbing ones.

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Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Bevon Charles in Grenada

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Bevon Charles in Grenada The climate crisis affects everyone, and we must all do our part to find solutions to current and impending climate challenges. Global entrepreneurs are leading the charge in creating solutions that impact their communities and inspire others to do the same on the path toward a greener future.

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Celebrating Small Business Week: How to Champion Entrepreneurs Today and All Yearlong

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In honor of National Small Business Week, we’re celebrating the unique and enterprising spirit of entrepreneurs who contribute to our communities. Created by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) over 50 years ago, the event is co-hosted by SCORE and shines a spotlight on the innovation and hard work that goes into building a successful […] The post Celebrating Small Business Week: How to Champion Entrepreneurs Today and All Yearlong appeared first on SourceLink.

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Smile Identity expands African footprint with acquisition of Appruve to strengthen ID verification services

TechCrunch

Smile Identity , a KYC compliance and ID verification partner for many African fintechs and businesses, has acquired Inclusive Innovations, the parent company of Appruve , a Ghanaian developer of identity verification software. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Smile Identity said it is “actively fulfilling regulatory requirements to finalize the transaction for the [Inclusive Innovation] affiliated entities in Africa.

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CEOs and Entrepreneurs Can’t “Own” Strategy: Implementing a Collaborative Approach

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I sat down with three business leaders last week to interview them about how they handle strategy. I started the session by asking, “Who owns your company’s strategy?” All three replied they did. My experience tells me that is not the best answer. The CEO or leader can and should own the vision of the company’s present and future — where the company is going.

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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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Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Nina Escamilla in Mexico 

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Nina Escamilla in Mexico The climate crisis affects everyone, and we must all do our part to find solutions to current and impending climate challenges. Global entrepreneurs are leading the charge in creating solutions that impact their communities and inspire others to do the same on the path toward a greener future.

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Pacific Kids’ Learning

NZ Entrepreneur

In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and innovators working on our next generation of new business startups, social enterprises and small businesses. At a glance Founders: Evo Leota-Tupou (Founder), Theresa Tupuola-Sorenson (Co-Founder), Tatiana Marich (Co-Founder) Business: Pacific Kids’ Learning Founded: 2019 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business?

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Don’t go it alone: Incubators and accelerators help build lifelong relationships

TechCrunch

Launching a company is hard work. Even experienced founders don’t know what they don’t know, and having some structure and a group of like-minded people can help you refine your idea and get the product off the ground. One way to build that camaraderie is through incubators and accelerator programs. Speaking at TechCrunch Early Stage Boston last week, Matt Segneri, the executive director at the Harvard Innovation Labs , highlighted the importance of finding peers and mentors to go with you on yo

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Protico, a frontrunner in Web3 Chat, stands out as the sole startup from Asia in the most recent cohort of Techstars Web3 Accelerator

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Protico, a Web3 Chat startup from Taiwan, has recently been selected for Techstars’ highly competitive Web3 accelerator program in Dublin. Of nearly 750 global applications, Protico is one of the only 12 teams chosen. As the sole startup in this cohort with a core team solely from Asia, this result showcases Protico’s potential to revolutionize how enterprises and conferenc

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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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Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Refica Attwood in Antigua and Barbuda 

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Creating climate solutions with YLAI alumni: Refica Attwood in Antigua and Barbuda The climate crisis affects everyone, and we must all do our part to find solutions to current and impending climate challenges. Global entrepreneurs are leading the charge in creating solutions that impact their communities and inspire others to do the same on the path toward a greener future.

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7 strategies for learning new skills

The Zapier Blog

It's a common misconception that there's a cutoff age for learning new skills. For example, the idea that if you want to become fully fluent in a language, you have to start learning as a kid ( not true ). Or, if you want to become a gymnast, you basically have to hit the mat the moment you're out of diapers ( also not true ). 5 things you should automate today Start automating Sure, it might be trickier for an adult to dedicate the same amount of time to learning as, say, an eig

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Aventurine helps early-stage founders find their footing

TechCrunch

“There’s a ton of stuff that really could be impacting the lives of everybody on Earth, that is not making it out of the lab and into practical application,” said David Van Wie, founder and chief investment officer at Aventurine Capital Group. That’s how he summarizes the problem he is trying to solve with his IP-forward accelerator. He hopes that spinning out companies — and letting inventors and academics continue to do what they do best — is a winning formula.

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Navigating the High Cost of AI Compute

Andreessen Horowitz

Source: Midjourney The generative AI boom is compute-bound. It has the unique property that adding more compute directly results in a better product. Usually, R&D investment is more directly tied to how valuable a product was, and that relationship is … The post Navigating the High Cost of AI Compute appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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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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How to Make $100,000 from an Online Event

Entrepreneur's Handbook

14 ways to generate 6-figure revenue from virtual events I originally wrote this for my full-time job at Hopin but I thought it would also be helpful or at least interesting for the readers of Entrepreneur’s Handbook, since it lays out a how-to guide for entrepreneurs to drive revenue with online events. I know it reads Hopin-centric as much of the data and examples come from Hopin but many of the tips should be platform-agnostic.

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Safeware’s Smart Airbag Wins Gold at Edison Awards 2023 for Groundbreaking Worker Safety Innovation

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Korean human safety technology company Safeware Inc. has got the top award at the Edison Awards 2023 held in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Safeware’s Smart Airbag product has been recognized as the gold winner in the ‘Personal Technology – Smart Wearable’ category at the prestigious Edison Awards 2023 held in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

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Daily Crunch: Lookout sells consumer security segment for $223M to become ‘pure-play enterprise company’ 

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hi, folks! It’s Wednesday, and we’re running around like crazy, so let’s get to it! Wooooo! — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Can you see it? : Enterprise security company Lookout is selling its consumer cybersecurity business to F-Secure in a $223 million deal that Paul writes will “now evolve [Lookout] into a pure-play enterprise company

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EC8’s technology automating the measuring and cutting of plasterboard is a world first

NZ Entrepreneur

A Hamilton startup, EC8 , has created a world first in the building industry by developing automation technology to measure and cut plasterboard. It is now making its technology available to builders, so they can cut down building times, have accurate plasterboard cuts, and decrease waste. “It’s a world first – nobody has used automation for mass volume plasterboard for building,” Staal says.

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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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15 Ventures with Underrepresented Founders share $198K in Startup302 Grant Prizes

American Entrepreneurship

First in-person finals conclude Delaware’s annual funding contest for technology and tech-enabled startups led by members of underfunded groups WILMINGTON, Del. ( April 28, 2023 ) – Fifteen tech-enabled startups with at least one team member from an underrepresented demographic are sharing $198,000 in non-dilutive grant funding from Delaware’s third Startup302 competition, which was coordinated by Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) and partners from throughout Delaware and beyond.

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Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups launching $749m fund of funds

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) announced that it is considering the launch of a ₩1 trillion ($749 million) fund of funds this year to boost the country’s innovative venture industry. A statement released by the ministry said Minister Lee Young aims to leverage the capabilities of the MSS to support the innovative venture industry in overcoming the current

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Pinecone drops $100M investment on $750M valuation, as vector database demand grows

TechCrunch

When Pinecone launched a vector database aimed at data scientists in 2021, it was probably ahead of its time. But as the use cases began to take shape last year, the company began pushing AI-driven semantic search. With the rise of LLMs in the public consciousness, companies are beginning to see the value of vector databases even more. Investors apparently agree.

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Is This Really the End of Faking It in Silicon Valley?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Fraud is an inevitable outcome of the venture funding system Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook »

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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.