Circulate Networking Events

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend and former colleague Charlie O’Donnell created a new kind of networking event for the moment we are in. These are virtual networking events designed to “include diverse perspectives in the innovation community.”

Amazon acquires podcast network Wondery

TechCrunch

Amazon just announced that it’s acquiring Wondery, the network behind podcasts including “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death.” ” Wondery will become part of Amazon Music, which added support for podcasts (including its own original shows) in September.

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Cato Network snags $130M Series E on $1B valuation as cloud wide area networking thrives

TechCrunch

Cato Networks has spent the last five years building a cloud-based wide area network that lets individuals connect to network resources regardless of where they are. Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

CO.STARTERS

As CO.STARTERS has worked as a leader in the emerging field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building—which is essentially about building dense networks of trust, both institutional and personal, to support entrepreneurs—we find our work positioned in the middle of a unique combination of players: Grassroots leaders and local ecosystem builders, who use the business support programs and ecosystem building tools we offer. Now we are doing that for our wider network of collaborators.

How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people. You should allow a period for general networking, a chance to eat your first bites of food and some casual catch ups. it’s ok to drift back to general networking if need be. networking startup

Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others

TechCrunch

The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring , and internet incumbents are taking notice. Why social networks want even more gaming. Apps Funding Recent Funding Social Startups TC IMVU netease Together Labs virtual network

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks has been on buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M.

It’s All About the Network

TechStars

“Every opportunity I’ve gotten in my life has been provided by a network,” said Sky Kelley, Founder and CEO of Avisare. She values them so highly that her own company, Avisare, is itself a network, connecting small business owners with government contracts, and building diversity and inclusion into the process. Networking can get a bad rep,” Sky explained. But for me, networking is about getting to know people and forming relationships. The Power of Networks.

Announcing GCUC Places: An International Network of Spaces

GCUC

The post Announcing GCUC Places: An International Network of Spaces appeared first on GCUC Community. Amenity Community Future of Work GCUC UK GCUC Australia GCUC Canada GCUC Membership Real Estate Coworking Network International Global Future of work Travel GCUC PlacesWe’ve been busy.

A New Network for Startup Community Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow— Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Connected Networks Economic Development Featured Original Content Brad Feld Ian Hathaway Startup Communitie

Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M

TechCrunch

Today Juniper Networks announced it was acquiring smart wide area networking startup 128 Technology for $450 million. This marks the second AI-fueled networking company Juniper has acquired in the last year and a half after purchasing Mist Systems in March 2019 for $405 million. SD-WAN is short for software-defined wide area networks, which means networks that cover a wide geographical area such as satellite offices, rather than a network in a defined space.

Creating Vertical Social Networks for Niche Audiences: How This Startup Captured Millions Across the World

StartupNation

The likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have billions of users among them, and even those of us who aren’t actively using any social networks understand what they are and how they function. Take a lot of what works for “traditional” social networks and apply it to your own platform.

Archer Aviation aims to launch network of urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024

TechCrunch

Archer Aviation, the electric aircraft startup that recently announced a deal to go public via a merger with a blank-check company, plans to launch a network of its urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024.

IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

TechCrunch

Bolt , an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding its business in emerging markets.

Event networking app Grip raises $13M, as pandemic forces events to stay virtual

TechCrunch

With offline events now firmly moved to online for the foreseeable future, startups in the networking space had to pivot fast in the face of the pandemic. One of those was Grip , previously better known as a networking app for physical conferences (including TechCrunch Disrupt, at one point).

The New Economy Starts with Networks of Collaboration

Impact Hub

It is the open-minded and solution-oriented people that Impact Hub values highly, many of them being a part of the network. Taking in the inspiration from our network. The post The New Economy Starts with Networks of Collaboration appeared first on Impact Hub.

Update: Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $18 million

TechCrunch

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself.

Understanding the Power of Your Human Networks

Both Sides of the Table

The critical skill is not just your immediate network but the network beyond that you can tap into if you’ve earned the right through nurturing your 1-degree relationships. Building Your Network. Either you have a well established network or you don’t. My basic philosophy is that almost anybody can build a network by investing time in it. The golden rule of networking ought to be the mantra, “ Give Before You Get.”

The NYC Helium Network

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Tuesday night, our portfolio company Helium launched the Helium Network in NYC. As many of you know, Helium is a peer to peer low bandwidth wireless network that anyone can run a hotspot for. The Helium network in NYC is already 133 hotspots strong and the map of lower Manhattan looks like this: If you would like to buy a Helium hotspot and start earning Helium tokens you can do that here.

Introducing Circulate: Creating Better Networks for Future Founders from Black and Other Underrepresented Communities

This is going to be BIG.

I wanted to build something that would be above and beyond the fund that would create ongoing change, creating more Black founders as well as those from other underrepresented communities and leveling up the networks of those who had already taken the plunge. The Circulate series acknowledges that access to ideas, resources and networks is structurally unequal. These resources are often walled off within existing professional networks that lack diversity.

Creating Vertical Social Networks for Niche Audiences: How This Startup Captured Millions Across the World

StartupNation

The likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have billions of users among them, and even those of us who aren’t actively using any social networks understand what they are and how they function. Take a lot of what works for “traditional” social networks and apply it to your own platform.

Bolt raises $182M to expand its on-demand transportation network in Europe and Africa

TechCrunch

In the midst of a major second wave of coronavirus infections across Europe, an Estonian startup that’s building an on-demand network to move food and people around in cars, on scooters and ( most recently ) on bikes across developed and emerging markets in EMEA is announcing a major round of funding.

Harry Stebbings on committing to building a network & giving first

TechStars

He’s talked with amazing Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurs and made over 2,800 shows, and he spends 45 minutes every day DMing each one of his new followers on Twitter in order to build a network with a truly human touch. When he was 13, Harry watched “The Social Network,” the movie about Facebook’s growth, and it inspired him to become an entrepreneur and investor. How Harry maintains the human relationships in his network as it grows: “Get off email. …

Lightyear scores $3.7M seed to digitize networking infrastructure procurement

TechCrunch

Lightyear , a New York City startup that wants to make it easier for large companies to procure networking infrastructure like internet and SD-WAN, announced a $3.7 To provide the data that he spoke of, the company has already formed relationships with over 400 networking providers worldwide.

A Well-Organized Event Promotes Networking

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a certified meeting professional (CMP) and the CEO of Special D Events , a national business event management agency, Galle knows what it takes to design a meeting or event for proper networking. Are you frustrated with the results of your networking? Overall, it’s the meeting planner’s responsibility to design a program that engages every attendee—and that includes supporting your networking efforts. Check out other Octane articles about networking.

Spora Health launches primary care network for Black people and people of color

TechCrunch

A number of healthcare disparities exist for Black people in America, but they can oftentimes go unaddressed due to the lack of education and understanding among medical professionals. Spora Health , which launches today for patients in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida, aims to fix that.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base.

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Impact Hub Recife leaves global network

Impact Hub

After six years of collaboration, the global Impact Hub Network and Impact Hub Recife are now parting ways. Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 16,500 members in 100+ locations across the globe. This shift in strategy separates from the core mission of the Impact Hub network and points us in two different trajectories, so we believe it has come the time for us to part ways.

How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks

Both Sides of the Table

I was waiting for my son’s basketball game to start this morning and with the morning’s emails all drained I turned to Twitter and saw this Tweet from Marshall Kirkpatick. Test: open your twitter stream, look at the 1st item in it, think of something to say in response, say it. Theory: it’s really that simple. Marshall Kirkpatrick (@marshallk) January 24, 2015. I consider Marshall a business friend. A fellow thinker and tinkerer of technology. Somebody I respect. And like.

Impact Hub Oakland leaves Impact Hub network

Impact Hub

Impact Hub Oakland has always been a lighthouse for driving the inclusion and equality agenda of the Impact Hub Network in North America. After six years of successful operations, we are sad to see Impact Hub Oakland leave the network. Since launching in 2005, the Impact Hub network has undergone significant growth, now reaching over 17,000 members in 100+ locations across the globe. The post Impact Hub Oakland leaves Impact Hub network appeared first on Impact Hub.

GoCardless raises another $95M as it bets on open banking alongside its recurring payments network

TechCrunch

GoCardless says it will use the funding to accelerate its open banking strategy, which will see it combine open banking-enabled bank-to-bank payments with the global bank debit payments network it has already built out.

Tap Network raises $4M for its customizable rewards program

TechCrunch

Tap Network is providing a new approach to loyalty rewards programs that it describes as “rewards as a service.” ” Image Credits: Tap Network. eCommerce Funding Fundings & Exits Startups TC Lin Dai Tap Network

Launch next-level networking with CrunchMatch at our TC Sessions: Space event

TechCrunch

TC Sessions: Space offers an unparalleled networking opportunity to meet the most important people in the space industry, across public, private and defense. It makes networking easier, efficient and more productive.

The Ins and Outs of Business Networking with Adrian Miller

Smart Hustle Magazine

Business networking is a fun time — mingling, eating, chatting about business. Many business owners attend networking events but don’t utilize the time or crowd as well as they can. Adrian Miller is many things, including a Business Growth Architect, sales consultant, trainer, author, avid traveler, blogger, columnist, hockey mom, amateur photographer, theater lover, moviegoer, and networker extraordinaire. (I Become a Great Networker. When Networking, Do Not….

How to network like a ninja

Berkonomics

Outgoing, full of creative ideas, and certainly the best person to teach us how, here is Kim on networking… By Kim Shepherd . Networking with others you want to meet is second nature to some, but it fills others with dread. After all, networking is much more than cocktail parties and trading business cards. So far we’ve been talking about people who are “newbies” to networking. With a little planning, networking becomes easy.

Open Web vs. Network Effects

This is going to be BIG.

This came up again yesterday when discussing the network effects of a business. I realized that network effects are inherently the products of closed systems--a setup whereby being the 100,000,000th user of one service provides more utility than being the 10th user of another, even if the latter is an otherwise superior. Not only does that enforce network effects, but it means that first mover advantage and landgrabbing becomes a more effective strategy as well.

Entrepreneurial Networks are Driving Global Change, According to Impact Hub Network’s 2019 Global Impact Report

Impact Hub

Ahead of this year’s Global Climate Strike (20-27 September) and the Global Goals Week (21-30 September), the Impact Hub network is launching its 2019 Global Impact Report. The report marks Impact Hub network’s role as an industry thought leader in the impact sector, utilizing a local community-based, yet globally connected model. The members surveyed said that being part of such a network had helped them to: Feel part of a larger community: 84%. About Impact Hub Network.