June, 2024

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Why Investors Are Watching–And Judging–Your Work-From-Home Policy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Many companies have struggled to develop their flexible work policies, but what you may not realize is that many investors are watching — and judging them. Indeed, a number of investors have explicitly and publicly integrated work-from-home (WFH) policies into evaluations of prospective investment targets. Dozens of investors have approached me for advice on assessing the effectiveness of such policies.

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Embracing the Tipping Point: The Evolution of Angel Syndication

Paul G. Silva

We are standing on the edge of a profound shift in the world of angel investing. For years, the process of raising funds from multiple angel investor groups—known as “syndication”—has been mired in friction. The visionary minds at the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the global beacon for angel investors, have spent over a decade sculpting best practices.

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Microenterprises – Supporting the Types of Businesses in Your Ecosystem

Source Link

This multi-part series offers ecosystem builders and economic developers insights into the characteristics of each business type and targeted strategies that help those businesses thrive.

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Hiring a Small Business Consultant

American Entrepreneurship

A small business consultant brings a range of benefits that help a business grow A small business owner often thinks long and hard about who to bring into their business to further its growth. Having not previously used a consultant, they hesitate to pay a consultant’s high hourly rate. This article delves into the pros and cons of hiring a small business consultant, hiring steps, and types of small business consultants.

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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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Why Pricing and Packaging Matters More When You’re Launching Your Second Product

Andreessen Horowitz

A strong multiproduct strategy is a cornerstone of a credible growth story for any scaling B2B company. Depending on your goals, new products can deepen the wallet share of your existing customers by focusing on new users or new use cases, or they can expand your TAM by targeting new customers, new geographies, or new verticals. In each case, successfully launching these products means finding product-market fit all over again—but this time, you have a much slimmer margin for error.

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4 Insights On Using Videos To Elevate Remote Employee Onboarding

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Onboarding is your company’s way to welcome and position new hires for success. It sets the tone for their journey and gives them the tools they need to excel. Done right, it seamlessly integrates incoming talent into your company’s culture and ongoing operations. But doing onboarding right goes beyond a generic “Welcome aboard!” email. Remote work setups require companies to create an onboarding experience that is as optimized and engaging as it is informative.

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Databricks' Accelerating Growth

Tomasz Tunguz

Databricks revealed some sensational growth this week, as they did last year. Exiting this quarter to $2.4 billion annual run rate, the company’s revenue growth is accelerated year-over-year by 10 percentage points. Quarter Q2 2023 Q2 2024 Quarterly Revenue, $m 375 600 Revenue Growth 50% 60% Customers 10,000 Gross Margin 85% 80% Net Dollar Retention 140% Data Warehouse Revenue, $m 200 400 Average Annual Customer Value 37,500 Net dollar retention is a major driver of growth at 140%, which i

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10 reasons why your sales pipeline isn’t delivering consistent sales

NZ Entrepreneur

Has your sales pipeline slowed and you want to increase revenue? Even in a tight market, there are ways to grow a healthy pipeline that delivers consistent sales revenue – just like your sales pipeline should! If you’re wondering what to do to unblock your sales pipeline and get your sales revenue flowing, this check-list is a great place to get started.

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Small Business Management: Delegation is a Balance between Oversight and Independence

American Entrepreneurship

A lot of effort is required to master the art of delegation, similar to the Goldilocks Challenge The growth of a small business or early-stage scalable business often rests on the shoulders of the founding owner or entrepreneur. However, not all founders have prior or sufficient managerial business experience before starting a business. The lack of well-honed managerial skills may slow reaching company goals to grow—at a critical time when it needs to become a multiple-employee company.

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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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NIA and AsiaBerlin Join Forces to Boost AI Innovation and Investment

AsiaTechDaily

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, through the National Innovation Agency (NIA), is strengthening international partnerships to support innovation.

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Transforming Mental Health: An Exclusive Interview with Tanuj Sharma, CEO of Kana, the AI Co-pilot…

Jason Malki

Transforming Mental Health: An Exclusive Interview with Tanuj Sharma, CEO of Kana, the AI Co-pilot for Mental Healthcare I had the pleasure of interviewing Tanuj Sharma, Co-founder & CEO of Kana , who aims to revolutionize the accessibility and effectiveness of mental healthcare by leveraging ethical AI and data. With 23 years of experience in the technology industry, including roles at AWS and Rackspace, Tanuj leads Kana’s business management, product design, and marketing efforts.

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Angel Capital Association Awards Prestigious Hans Severiens Award to Sage Growth Capital’s Dr. Kevin Learned

Angel Capital Association

For Immediate Release Angel Capital Association Awards Prestigious Hans Severiens Award to Sage Growth Capital’s Dr. Kevin Learned Columbus, OH – At the 2024 Summit of Angel Investing, the Angel Capital Association (ACA) awarded its most prestigious recognition, the Hans Severiens Award, to Sage Growth Capital’s Partner and past member of the Angel Capital Association Board of Directors Dr.

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The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Chronis Manolis

Andreessen Horowitz

Chronis Manolis, SVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer of UPMC Health Plan, joins Julie Yoo, general partner, Daisy Wolf, investment partner, and Will Shrank, venture partner, of a16z Bio + Health. Together, they discuss how payors and providers are thinking about anti-obesity medications, as well as pricing and prior authorization considerations. This is the third episode in our series on the science and supply of GLP-1s.

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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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GCUC UK is Returning to London this Autumn

GCUC

GCUC UK is Returning to London this Autumn We are thrilled to announce that GCUC UK is returning to London this autumn. Mark your calendars for Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of.

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Forsite Capital Closes Sixth Fund, focusing on Healthcare and Life Science Startups

American Entrepreneurship

Successful track record of investment spurs latest fund supporting biotech innovation Foresite Capital, a multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm continues to do what they do best—investing in companies that leverage biology and big data to transform healthcare. With the recent closing of its Sixth fund of $900 million, the firm stands on a record of 47 IPOs, 28 mergers and acquisitions, and 58 FDA drug approvals since its founding in 2011.

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I’ve been sued as a board member.

Berkonomics

I’ve been sued as a board member too many times over the past twenty-five years of board service. Five times. Does that shock you? It does me. What’s the exposure? Here are some examples: Entrepreneurs blaming their board for failures of a fragile, early- stage company. Shareholders unhappy over the same loss, reaching out to sue every name available.

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One Line of Code Can Wipe a Billion Rows : Investing in Tobiko

Tomasz Tunguz

One line of software can impact a billion rows of data. A short SQL statement can delete a table , reformat date into the US format, or compute the average quota attainment by account executive by region over a company’s history. As data has become a critical component of analytics & production systems, data engineers require more sophisticated tools to manage their data transformations.

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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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Deploying Angel “Human Capital” To Enhance Outcomes and Returns

Angel Capital Association

As angels, we want to believe in the adage that “our human capital helps to de-risk our financial capital.” But what does that mean, and is there any factual basis for our faith? At Launchpad we wanted to find out, and we looked to see if we could use our data to do it. We knew intuitively from experience that the more we were involved with a company, the better the outcome tended to be.

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South Korea’s GoPizza Receives $10M Boost from CP ALL for Thai Market Growth

AsiaTechDaily

GoPizza, a leading food technology startup from South Korea, has secured a $10 million (approximately KRW 13.6 billion) investment from CP ALL, a key distribution affiliate of Thailand’s CP Group.

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Why the Future of Space Starts in LA

Both Sides of the Table

Credit: Apex Today, Apex announced their Series B funding round, led by XYZ Ventures and CRV, with participation from Upfront. And if you spend much time in LA, you’ll quickly realize that we’re in a groundswell of space and defense startups. Is it because of the rich engineering talent coming out of Caltech, UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, and all the other universities?

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California Small Businesses Paid Family Leave Grants Now Open

American Entrepreneurship

New program eases the hardship of small businesses when an employee takes time away Small businesses rely upon their workers who often have family obligations or emergencies that require time away. As a result, some small businesses face the economic hardship of finding and training a temporary replacement, while the worker fulfills a family need. Beginning June 1, 2024 California-based small businesses can now apply for grants of up to $2,000 per employee through California’s Paid Family Leave

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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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GCUC Manchester Recap

GCUC

GCUC Manchester Recap We are now a week post GCUC Manchester and still reeling from the event. As our first real physical event in the city, we.

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Community Huddle: Metrics & IMPACT Report

INBIA

The post Community Huddle: Metrics & IMPACT Report appeared first on InBIA.

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ACA Releases Model Convertible Promissory Note

Angel Capital Association

Introduction: The Angel Capital Association formed a task force of established early-stage investors and attorneys who routinely represent both founders and investors in early stage financings. Its mandate was to create an enhanced model convertible promissory note that would combine common convertible promissory note provisions with “best practice” provisions often found in side-letters or note purchase agreements.

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Mober Secures $6 Million Investment to Expand EV Fleet and Charging Infrastructure

AsiaTechDaily

Philippines-based green logistics startup Mober has secured $6 million in funding from Clime Capital, a Singaporean fund manager focused on promoting the transition to low-carbon initiatives.

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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