Wed.Oct 05, 2022

Be who you needed when you were younger

Entrepreneurs' Organization

One important question every successful entrepreneur can ask themselves is, “Who taught you what you needed to know to get where you are?” Another interesting question you might consider is: “Who had the tools or knowledge you clearly needed but for whatever reason did not offer it to you?”.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Ashim Egunjobi, Managing Partner, Octerra Capital

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the eighth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting fund investors.

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Founded by Google’s former head of ads, Neeva brings its ad-free search engine to Europe

TechCrunch

Neeva , an ad-free search engine launched last year by a former engineer and executive best known for spearheading Google’s advertising tech business , is about to land in Europe.

The 3 Legs of a Startup Pitch That Leaves Investors Begging For More

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

The changing cloud landscape: From observability to optimization

TechCrunch

Chelsea Goddard. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Chelsea Goddard is an early-stage investor based in San Francisco excited about the future of software and space technology. Over the last few years, cloud computing has grown more expensive than ever.

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Engage with AT&T, Polygon & more at TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch

A world-class tech conference like TechCrunch Disrupt — coming to you live and in person in San Francisco on October 18-20 — doesn’t just happen. It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation, and we want to direct your attention to an essential group of deck hands — our partners.

Zing’s Shoham is Reinventing the Suburban Cup of Coffee Experience

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Avishai Shoham, the Co-Founder and CEO of Zing , a startup that is shaping the next generation of suburban commerce. From leading Via ’s product organization and autonomous business?—?which which deliver optimized transit solutions to public transportation?—?to

Spotify acquires content moderation tech company Kinzen to address platform safety issues

TechCrunch

Spotify this morning announced it’s acquiring Dublin, Ireland-based content moderation tech company Kinzen, which had been working in partnership with the streamer since 2020. Deal terms were not disclosed.

How I Tamed Slack and Asana

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

Gourmey grabs $48 million to keep working on lab-grown foie gras

TechCrunch

French startup Gourmey just raised a Series A funding round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. In total, the company banked $48 million (€48 million). The company has been working on cultivated meat, and more specifically lab-grown foie gras.

Apollo launches GraphOS, its end-to-end supergraph platform

TechCrunch

GraphQL company Apollo today announced the launch of GraphOS, a new end-to-end platform that is meant to help businesses build, connect and scale what the company calls “supergraphs.” ” For Apollo, these supergraphs have recently been a major focus.

IriusRisk lands $29M to automate threat modeling for apps

TechCrunch

IriusRisk , a threat modeling platform, today announced that it raised $29 million in a Series B funding round led by Paladin Capital Group with participation from BrightPixel Capital, SwanLab Venture Factory, 360 Capital and Inveready.

Sendy conducts second round of layoffs, 20% of its remaining staff affected

TechCrunch

Months after Sendy laid-off 10% of its workforce , the Kenyan logistics startup is at it again after sending more staff home, while announcing the decision to wind down its Supply service.

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.

Fiserv, LG back Korea Credit Data as the SME-focused fintech startup raises another $24.7M

TechCrunch

In South Korea, there are about 7.3 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — defined as firms with less than 250 employees. Their workforces combined make up 83.1% of all corporation employees in the country, totaling about 17.1 million people, according to OECD data.

Daily Crunch: Google will use private subsea cable to launch its first full-scale cloud region in Africa

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To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Wednesday! Haje is enjoying a well-deserved day off, but I’m here to dive into some news with you. Let’s join hands and jump in at the same time, shall we?

Startups and VCs are increasingly embracing the federal government. Here’s why

TechCrunch

On paper, the federal government looks like an ideal customer for an enterprise startup: Its seemingly endless budget doesn’t fluctuate with market conditions and it’s always in the market for new tech. But it’s a slog to break into, and for a long time, startups and VCs didn’t seem to want to associate with it. That’s rapidly changing. Over the last few years, and especially the most recent one, interest in working with and taking money from the U.S.