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How Generative AI is Going to Change Your Life and Mess Everything Up in the Process

This is going to be BIG.

These are the first marketing images of an upcoming movie that I star in with my daughter Mirren about an aging superhero that is absolutely too old for this s**t that winds up having to save some mystical star child.

3 Ways to Improve Engagement in Front-Line Employees

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Employee burnout figures are on the rise, a fact that no company should ignore. According to Gallup research from 2021, nearly three-quarters of all employees report sometimes feeling burned out. And that’s not good for them or their organizations.


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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The advances in AI over the last year are mind-boggling. I attended a dinner this past week with USV portfolio founders and one who works in education told us that ChatGPT has effectively ended the essay as a way for teachers to assess student progress.

First Round Draft Picks: Helping CEOs Build Great Teams

The Seraf Compass

Superstar, cult-like CEOs make for great press. How many times have you read an article about Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg that makes it sound like their companies’ success rested entirely on their shoulders? It makes for a compelling human story, but these are myths.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

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Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. To end the year, let’s continue to return to columns that I wrote that have aged, well, interestingly.

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A Place-Based Gift Guide for the Startup Enthusiast


2022 brought new connections and perspectives as we met with entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, and ecosystem builders on the ground in startup communities across the country. link] Our travels and our portfolio inevitably inspire our gift-giving strategy every year.

The Mechanics of Converting Convertible Notes


Convertible notes are a great tool for venture financing. They are primarily used for early-stage financings, but they are also a good solution for a bridge round when a company isn’t quite ready for the next equity financing round.

Vaultree raises $12.8M to let companies more easily work with encrypted data


Several years ago, on a dairy farm in the small Irish village of Dundrum, four technologists — Maxim Dressler, Ryan Lasmaili, Shaun Mc Brearty and Tilo Weigandt — brainstormed solutions for what they saw as a fundamental problem in data security: unencrypted text files.

Meetings insight: Just three actionable items!


How do you get your team to focus and move forward effectively? . A fellow CEO recently told me of her method of assuring positive movement within her team.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA.

Coworking Megatrends 2023


Coworking Megatrends 2023 First and foremost, go back and read what I wrote last year because, quite frankly, it’s dead on. Give it a skim and come. Read More. Coworking Retrospective Megatrends

Expeto, a startup selling tools to manage private cellular networks, raises $13M


There’s a growing market for private cellular networks, or dedicated cell networks configured to support a company’s specific requirements within a confined area (think a warehouse or wind farm).

Roar B2B Expo London 2022 — Are In-Person Events Still Worth It?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Remember when the internet was convinced no one would want to go to in-person events anymore? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». technology marketing startup entrepreneurship business

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

PLG & Profitability : More Product Doesn't Necessarily Mean Greater Profits

Tomasz Tunguz

Profitability or net income margin has become the most important correlate to public software company valuations. But public companies are less profitable today than a year ago. Surprisingly, PLG companies’ profitability has suffered more than sales-led businesses.

10 Tips for Automating Employee Performance Management

Startup Blogpost

From using templates for KPIs and performance reviews to using Zoho People, here are the 10 answers to the question, “How are you effectively automating employee performance management?”

African fintech unicorn Chipper Cash lays off about 12.5% of staff


Chipper Cash , an African cross-border payments company valued at $2.2 billion last year, has laid off a portion of its workforce. Yesterday, a few affected and non-affected employees took to LinkedIn to reveal the news.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

This Company Built a New Kind of Robot: 'It Moves the Way People Move'

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Greg Lynn, CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward, Inc. discusses his company's path to innovation. Science & Technology

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in HVAC Software for Your Business

Common Reasons Why Startups Fail

Simultaneously managing two HVAC equipment can be challenging, but with help from the right software, you can manage your business better and more efficiently than… The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in HVAC Software for Your Business appeared first on. Startup Tips

NeuReality lands $35M to bring AI accelerator chips to market


The growing demand for AI, particularly generative AI (i.e., AI that generates images, text and more), is supercharging the AI inferencing chip market. Inferencing chips accelerate the AI inferencing process, which is where AI systems generate outputs (e.g.,

Weekly 25: What trillion-dollar companies can teach your startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter! You’ll receive practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week. In this week’s edition, we discuss What startups can learn from trillion-dollar companies. The key pillars to starting a business. Let’s do this. Building a 15-person or a 1.5

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

[IQM in Business Wire] IQM and Keysight sign MoU for on-premises quantum computing solution collaboration


Risk Management Strategies and Resources


Risk management is the identification, assessment and prioritization of risks to minimize, monitor and control the likelihood and… The post Risk Management Strategies and Resources appeared first on StartupNation.

Cacheflow doubles valuation while raising $10M, proving that the venture market is far from dead


Cacheflow , a startup building tools for the software sales closing process, announced this morning that it closed $10 million in new capital.

How to Perfect Your Market Research For Your Pitch Deck or Business Plan

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you believe your TAM is 500 million when it’s actually 50 thousand, then you’re looking in the wrong places. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing startup finance business entrepreneurship

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.