How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We asked Dodd to discuss his passion for this extreme hobby and how it informs his professional endeavors. . The post How Extreme Adventure Racing Informs Entrepreneurship appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Chip Dodd joined EO Southeast Virginia in 2013.

Avoiding bias and making informed decisions when hiring

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Though most managers recognize the importance of this choice, many do not take the necessary steps to ensure they are making a well-informed choice during selection. There are several things that managers can do to help ensure their hiring decisions are well-informed and effective. This helps to inform early ideas about what individual characteristics managers should be considered during the hiring process. Making an informed hiring decision.

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WebMD acquires French medical news and information platform Jim.fr

TechCrunch

Health information publishing giant WebMD has announced that it’s acquiring Jim.fr , a French-language medical news and information website aimed at healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Armed with $19.5M, LiveEO plots a big data course between satellite geospatial information and industry

TechCrunch

When it comes to geospatial and mapping data and how they are leveraged by organizations, satellites continue to play a critical role when it comes to sourcing raw information.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Alerzo raises $10.5M Series A to bring Nigeria’s informal retail sector online

TechCrunch

Speaking with TechCrunch, Opaleye said he started Alerzo to empower the millions of women who are the backbone of consumer commerce in Nigeria’s $100 billion informal retail sector. Omnibiz gets $3M to digitize Nigeria’s informal B2B supply chain.

Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies

StartupNation

The post Holiday Season 2020: Understanding Consumer Behavior to Inform Business Strategies appeared first on StartupNation. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing.

Information as Surprise - Harness Claude Shannon's Key Idea

Tomasz Tunguz

How do you measure how much information a statement contains? If you live in Los Angeles and I told you the weather tomorrow would be sunny, you would receive no information from me. Claude Shannon invented this idea, information as surprise. And if you’re curious about that chronology, read the sublime book The Dream Machine , but let’s stick with information as surprise for this post. The short answer is surprise.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

Both Sides of the Table

Right now the most important role to hire in Twitter would be a seasoned marketing professional who could proactively change the conversation about Twitter and educate people about its significance as an information sharing tool. I’ve written extensively about Twitter’s use cases , but it’s biggest power is in information sharing. We went through portals to find information and thus those that ran the portals determined what we saw and were incredible valuable.

3 in 5 Small Businesses Don't Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

Smart Hustle Magazine

According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don't inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites.

How ZoomInfo Solves Recruiting Pain Points

For recruiters to build their pipeline and search for the next candidate, they need to ensure they have access to the most accurate data on the market. More specifically, having access to updated information lets you engage faster with ideal candidates searching the job market. To begin getting these candidates in the right positions, it includes utilizing updated contact data and enhancing your outreach strategy for improved effectiveness.

Syndicate raises ‘informal’ round from over 50 partners to bring DAOs to the masses

TechCrunch

Although the round comes just after that Series A, it’s not a traditionally structured Series B round, Syndicate co-founder Ian Lee told Coindesk , referring to it as an “informal customers and strategic partners raise closed in a matter of weeks.”

How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

Both Sides of the Table

I often caution entrepreneurs about seeing too many VCs when you’re beginning your fund raising process both because information tends to leak and because if you see too many people who talk with each other you’ll soon have whispers amongst all of the VCs who “passed on you” and your deal will seem over-shopped and lacking in momentum. By the time a partner shows you some interest and has take 2 or more meetings they are probably beginning to ask you for more information.

Verifiable secures $17M for its API that manages healthcare provider information

TechCrunch

For example, the information that pops up when someone performs an in-network search on their healthcare plan’s website to find a certain provider in their area.

Why You Don’t Want to Give Financial Information to All of Your Investors

Both Sides of the Table

I have blogged about some of the downside consequences of the changes and the private information I have says the consequences are much worse than is reported in the press since few people publicly talk about. There’s another issue I can add to your list of things to be aware of – information rights. He informed the investor that this was a violation of confidentiality clauses and we now have our company counsel reviewing the situation.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Information Regarding Angel Investing (Episode 284)

StartupNation

The post WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Information Regarding Angel Investing (Episode 284) appeared first on StartupNation.

Lessons for Brooklyn: Information Spillover at the Roots of NYC Tech

This is going to be BIG.

a space that sees information spillover as a feature, not a flaw. Information spillover. That's because investors who are fully engaged in the business of investing in startups on a fulltime bases are information brokers. Information needs to spill and flow if we're going to make some serious primordial soup for the growth of innovation.

The Exact Actions I Took to Make $10,000 in 5 Days Launching an Information Product

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Let’s skip the obvious cliches and get to the harder to understand concepts that make an enormous difference. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup self-improvement sales money

Information and Cybersecurity: A Dell White Paper

StartupNation

Though the unprecedent growth of the internet has created a global economy, unlimited access to information, connecting people and online everything, it has its own set of problems, such as a significant growth of cyberattacks with often disastrous consequences, and the attacks are evolving each day.

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

What’s the minimum information to give your investors?

Berkonomics

Every investor wants regular information from companies taking their money. On the other side, entrepreneurs and CEO’s usually have a natural fear of giving too much information to us investors after the initial investment is received. They worry that we will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands. How much financial information must our companies give?

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Information Flow: Essentials of Venture Capital Fund Reporting [Part III]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we discussed the importance of reporting for early stage funds and what information a fund manager needs to properly track performance. In Part II we addressed the most critical metrics used to measure performance, what information should be included when sending reports to LPs, and how to best communicate with investors.

Information Flow: Essentials of Venture Capital Fund Reporting [Part II]

The Seraf Compass

In Part I of this article we discussed the importance of reporting for early stage funds and what information a fund manager needs to properly track performance. Now we'll take a closer look at the most critical metrics used to measure performance, what information should be included when sending reports to LPs, and how to best communicate with investors

Ring launches pilot program to let local agencies share updates and ‘safety information’

TechCrunch

“This pilot program will enable users in select municipalities to receive more safety information, updates and tips from a broader group of local agencies, all in one place.” authorities 11 times without informing the device owners.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How much information do you give to investors?

Berkonomics

There is a natural fear of giving too much information to investors after the initial investment is received. CEO’s worry that investors will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands. But the question that is most often asked is: “How much financial information must be divulged?” Good relations with investors can be maintained only by keeping current with information between the company and the investors.

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Good morning! We regret to inform you that the wealthy are at it again

TechCrunch

We regret to inform you that the wealthy are at it again by Alex Wilhelm originally published on TechCrunch. Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Using Price & Demand Curves to Inform Startup Product Roadmaps

Tomasz Tunguz

Even if the details are very hazy, price demand curves are useful tools to inform product strategy and prioritization. The traditional theoretical price demand curve is often drawn like this. The chart makes two points: there is some relationship between price and demand / revenue opportunity, and customer segments underpin that relationship. Each segment demands different products to satisfy different needs and presents a different revenue/profit opportunity.

I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this

TechCrunch

I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch. Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We hope that you are in good form this Friday, alive, well and ready to rock. We certainly were.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

What if you come across juicy competitor information?

Berkonomics

Most CEOs want to obtain information about their competitors in the most subtle and non-obvious ways. And of course, most are willing to trade information to get information. In my former industry, I became an informal centralized source for knowledge about the revenues of each of the many competitors, with a special skill for asking just the right questions to obtain the information. Close.

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streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators environment information technologyUsing artificial intelligence, E-Team VecTech is eliminating the need for harmful insecticides for mosquito control.

Betastore gets $2.5M to solve stock-outs, financing challenges for informal retailers in West and Central Africa

TechCrunch

About 80% of household retail in sub-Saharan Africa is delivered through informal channels, which perennially face several challenges like stockouts, leading to an instability in earnings, and a lack of attractiveness to financiers.

How Small Businesses Can Easily Adopt Cloud Computing

Entrepreneurs' Organization

One area of risk that cannot be underestimated is your company’s information technology (IT) system: It can impact everything from data security to business performance. FINANCES Technology Ashley Fletcher Frampton cloud computing information technology system SaaS software technology

informed., you want to be? Trio of European media veterans take on the problem of news economics

TechCrunch

Benjamin Mateev, Martin Kaelble, and Axel Bard Bringéus have come together to launch informed. informed.’s Image Credits: informed. informed.’s Image Credits: informed. News is vital to society, but it’s also incredibly expensive to produce.

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Consume Information That Encourages You To Do More

Y Combinator

00:00 – Consume information that encourages you to do more. 4:05 – Your thought process is influenced by the information you consume. YC Partner and Head of Admissions Dalton Caldwell on consuming tech media and being careful to choose things that encourage you to do more. Topics. 1:25 – You don’t need permission from investors to start a company. 2:30 – Is thought leadership important?