July, 2021

Buildings Key to More Incubator Success

INBIA

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4 outrageous ideas to reinvigorate company culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chris Kirksey, an EO member in Washington, DC, and the CEO of Direction Inc. , a Washington, DC-based SEO and SEO software agency. Chris is a US Army Veteran and mentor for US military service members transitioning into the civilian world.

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Betting On The Price Of Carbon

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Albert shared this article yesterday which suggests that the price of carbon will have to reach $150/ton by 2030 in order to create the conditions for the world to get to zero carbon by 2050.

Launch413 Featured on Angel Invest Boston

Paul G. Silva

I’ve been a fan for years, and now Launch413 and I have the honor of being on the Angel Invest Boston podcast. Listen to hear how Launch413 helps startup CEO’s beat the odds and attain sustained success. LinkedIn post w/ mini-video | main interview page. Innovation Accelerator

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Motivating global youth to find their WHY with Alpha Sennon of WHYFARM

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Not everyone has unwrapped theirs yet, but everyone has a gift to give to the world,” says Alpha Sennon. 2016 YLAI Fellow Alpha Sennon is a well-recognized global “farmerpreneur,” motivational speaker, agri-youth advocate.

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Why We’re Backing the Next Generation of OOH Advertising

Revolution

Welcoming Place Exchange to the Revolution Ventures Portfolio Today, Revolution Ventures is thrilled to announce an investment in Place Exchange , the leading platform for programmatic out-of-home (OOH) advertising.

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Sustainability Q&A with the world’s first net-carbon neutral merchandiser

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Lou Cysewski is an EO member in Seattle, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Coolperx , the first net carbon neutral merchandising company in the world.

The Bad Marriage Problem

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Over the last 18 months, the early-stage financing market has seen dramatic changes characterized by these three things: A shift from in-person fundraising to virtual fundraising A reduction in financing process timelines from months to weeks A continued increase in the amount of capital available for early stage companies. I believe that for the most part, these changes will be permanent.

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how can we make innovation more inclusive?

Venture Well

Underrepresented innovators share their insights and experiences on how to make innovation more inclusive, ensuring underrepresented students consider entrepreneurship as a career path. The post how can we make innovation more inclusive? appeared first on VentureWell.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Growing your online presence: How to manage your organization’s social media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. Standing out from the crowd can be difficult. In the age of social distancing, it can be even more complicated, as so many daily activities have moved online.

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Many Hands, Light Work: The Team Approach to Processing Deals

The Seraf Compass

Do you remember the first time you became excited about investing in an early stage technology company? You were impressed by the CEO and you loved the market opportunity. But, you knew you had to dig deep to find out whether there was a real winner in the making.

Our Latest Investment: Bringing AI to Professional Service Firms

Revolution

Today, we are pleased to announce our seed investment in Anduin , a software company improving invoicing, accelerating collections, and modernizing payments for owners and executives in professional services, such as accounting.

Together We Grow: 11 Expert tips for scaling a SaaS business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Jan Heybroek, the founder and CEO of MDoutlook , is the moderator of EO Atlanta’s Forum Confidential programme. Jan contributed this article with help from Rhonda Suttle, EO Atlanta executive director, and Thamara Ataide, EO Atlanta marketing manager.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Stablecoins vs CBDCs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have written about stablecoins in the past. I think they are a very important part of the crypto asset landscape. Two of the top ten crypto assets by market cap are stablecoins, Tether ($62bn) and USDC ($27bn). You don’t buy these assets to generate gains because they are price stabilized. You hold them like cash, to be able to move in and out of trades, purchase things, etc.

Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

TechCrunch

Coding is not just for engineers and computer programmers anymore: The pace of technology and its growing ubiquity mean that even nontech roles will require workers to have some degree of knowledge to do their jobs in the future.

Using social media as a tool with one YLAI Fellow’s unique jewelry brand

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Yarielka Arrieta Batista. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses around the globe have shifted their business methods from face-to-face to digital. Unable to have customers in the store, business owners have to rely on digital marketing for their products and services.

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Come Work at YC – July 2021

Y Combinator

YC’s Admissions, Continuity and Software teams are hiring. Find out more about the open roles here. ADMISSIONS. Admissions Associate : Twice a year, Y Combinator receives tens of thousands of applications from promising startups all around the world.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Wagmo’s Vision for a New Category of Pet Wellness

Revolution

An Interview with Wagmo Cofounder & CEO Christie Horvath By Revolution Ventures’ Clara Sieg and Graham Ober There are currently 85 million pet parents in the United States, contributing to a $99 billion pet care market. Yet only 3% of those pets are covered by insurance.

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GSEA Studentpreneur Camilo Salinas: Entrepreneur first, business after

Entrepreneurs' Organization

At EO, we’re committed to helping entrepreneurs at every stage achieve their full potential.

Funding Friday: Ethereum: The Infinite Garden

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

ETHEREUM: THE INFINITE GARDEN is a “feature-length documentary film that explores the innovative real-world applications of the Ethereum blockchain, the die-hard community of enthusiasts and developers, and its creator, Vitalik Buterin, whose vision for the internet has the potential to change the world.”

Epic Games acquires Sketchfab, a 3D-model sharing platform

TechCrunch

New York-based startup Sketchfab has been acquired by Epic Games , the company behind Fortnite and Unreal Engine. Sketchfab has been building a platform to upload, download, view, share, sell and buy 3D assets. Essentially, it is the leading repository for 3D files on the web.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

How to identify, target, and keep your digital audience

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Glenn Pingul and Bryce Kelly . During a recent poll of YLAI Network members, an overwhelming number of young leaders noted that while they understood the importance of branding, they still felt as though they were struggling to figure out just who they should be marketing toward.

26 Top Business Leaders Converge In New York at the Listening and Beyond Summit

Smart Hustle Magazine

26 of America’s top business minds converge in New York City for the Listening and Beyond Marketing and Mindset Summit. This two-day event, taking place on July 29th and 30th, brings together over 20 speakers for 2 days of powerful insights.

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Surviving and Thriving Post-Pandemic in a World of Constant Digital Transformation

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from “Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Surviving and Thriving in a World of Digital Giants ” by R “Ray” Wang. Copyright © 2021 by R “Ray” Wang. Used by permission of HarperCollins Leadership. www.harpercollinsleadership.com. .

4 Lessons learned from building a sustainable business model

Entrepreneurs' Organization

EO is an avid supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ?17 17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate poverty, reverse inequality and halt climate change by 2030. Entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to transform our world.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.