Feb 22 9:30am KillerStartups
Truthing is a new company that uses data to better integrate technology into our everyday lives. The post Truly Stay On Top Of Things With Truthing appeared first on KillerStartups.
Feb 22 9:13am ROBGO.ORG ť ROBGO.ORG
Commerce businesses are notoriously difficult for a number of reasons. Â Multiples in this category are usually pretty low, due to low margins, capital intensity, and competitive rivalry. Â Also, Amazon has made it such that consumers are accustomed to fast, free shipping, great service, free returns, and other things that are super costly to deliver on […] The post Boxes vs. Conveyor Belts appeared first on ROBGO.ORG.
Feb 22 9:00am Blog – Version One
Two months ago, we published our second eBook, Understanding Social Platforms. In it, we discuss the dynamics of each social platform type: messaging, private networks, public networks, enterprise networks, and communities. We also cover important topics for social platform businesses like metrics, exits, valuations, and our outlook for future opportunities...Read more The post âUnderstanding Social Platforms,â now summarized in a presentation deck appeared first on Version One.
Feb 22 8:14am AllTopStartups
Ever wondered what it would be like to work for yourself? Perhaps youâve toyed with the idea but not felt quite ready to take this step. Itâs natural to be nervous about striking out and starting your own company, and this isnât something you should rush into without some careful thought. On the other hand, […]...
Feb 22 7:46am Startup Buzz
Itâs good to be rebel sometimes ! âBehind every successful man there is a woman and behind every successful woman is her strong will and strengthâ.Â It seems unfair, but many women inventors go unnoticed and get lost in the pages of history without getting their due fame. What makes The post Biopic On 5 Astounding Women Inventors Who Changed The World appeared first on Startup Buzz.
Feb 22 7:38am AllTopStartups
If youâre thinking about taking on a career where you get to help people, work in medicine and approach new challenges every day, you might want to be a nurse. As a nurse, youâll be spending more time with patients than doctors. Youâll have to learn almost as much information as them and officially the […]...
Feb 22 7:13am AllTopStartups
Irrespective of the business type you are running, you certainly have at least a few people who seem to know everything regarding their field of work. Those walking knowledge bases may be your sales managers, your marketing specialists, or someone from your IT department. Whatever the case, they provide your company with a high level […]...
Feb 22 7:00am Andreessen Horowitz
It’s been nearly 15Â years since the Human Genome Project was completed. But “are we there yet” in the golden age of genomics? What did we think we’d have by now, what do we actually have, and what do we …...
Feb 22 6:38am AllTopStartups
Robbie Dickson is living the dream. At the age of 39, Dickson has turned his love of Lamborghinis into numerous business ventures. Proof positive that you can make your dream a reality. Dickson was recently featured in The Huffington Post providing lessons as a serial entrepreneur. I was able to grab his attention via email […]...
Feb 22 6:00am Silicon Canals
The winner of a recent Hyperloop pod competition held by SpaceX, Delft Hyperloop has raised funding and spun off from Delft University of Technology. Dutch railway operator NS and the UNIIQ investment fund invested âŹ300,000 in the new venture each to bring sustainable hi-speedÂ travel closer to reality. Hyperloop pod competition in California A team of […] The post Delft Hyperloop becomes Hardt and attracts âŹ600,000 in fresh funding appeared first on Silicon Canals.
Feb 22 5:50am AllTopStartups
In recent times, we have seen a clear trend of consolidation emerge in the financial marketplace. This was embodied recently by Japan’s regional banks, which consolidated Â their gains momentum amid incremental growth and relatively low volumes of trading activity. This, of course, is a trend that is being reflected in the commercial world, where entrepreneurs […]...
Feb 22 5:33am AllTopStartups
As an entrepreneur, you have a unique set of financial considerations that must form part of your overall strategy and business model. Whether this is meeting predetermined tax requirements or reinvesting in the ventures future growth, you must have a clearly defined plan of action that is both detailed and enforceable. Despite this, there remain […]...
Feb 22 3:00am 500 Startups
What is Marketing Hell Week? MHW is Growth Marketing 101 Bootcamp 500Startups puts together for every one of their seed stage cohorts. The event is also livestreamed free. Join us for Sales Hell on March 1-2, 2017 here: http://www.growth.500.co/ — Below are notes on whatâs in the talks and some key takeaways written by Tyler Tate, founder of Crema. If you found the talks useful we would appreciate it if you shared them with your friends! — Top of Funnel with David Quiec David Quiec, Customer Acquisition & Demand Gen. Distribution Hacker in Residence for 500 Startups talks about: The 5 Guardrails to follow How to achieve Business-Channel Fit Creating operations for scale David Quiec, a paid-acquisition pro, ... Read More...
Feb 22 2:30am Blog – OkDork.com
11 actionable tips from the learnings of my career. Sumo has grown massively in the past 12 months. Our team has more than tripled in size (now 40 people), and our revenue hit eight figures for the first time ever. I don’t say this revenue number to brag. It’s been a tough journey filled with...
Feb 22 1:09am StartupSmart
The federal Labor Party will attempt to amend the government’s equity crowdfunding legislation when it is debated in the Senate next week, withÂ federal shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic claiming the proposed bill would exclude the majority of early stage businesses. The federal government is making its second attempt to pass the Corporations The post Ed Husic claims equity crowdfunding changes will exclude 99\% of companies ahead of Senate debate appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 22 12:59am StartupSmart
âEveryone Iâve been successful in doing business with, Iâve worked with in the past,â says entrepreneur Ben Voltz. Eight years ago, Voltz and co-founder Justin Viles started building a small digital marketing platform at Vilesâ home in Sydney.Â Back then the business was known as Rocklive. Today, that company is ROKT, and under the leadership of The post Five lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs from ROKT co-founder Ben Voltz appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 22 12:51am Startup Daily
Prospa has announced the closing of $25 million in funding led by AirTree Ventures, which will be used to help the business grow its technology and team. Related posts: Online lender Prospa raises $60 million in strategic Series B round AirTree Ventures raises Australiaâs largest ever VC fund at $250 million TheRight.Fit raises $750,000 seed round from AirTree Ventures to help connect brands with creative talent...
Feb 21 11:21pm Startup Daily
Plus Eight has announced that former Dropbox advisor Tim Brewer will be joining the program as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Related posts: muru-D cofounder Annie Parker announces departure Meta cofounder Ben Sand to take over from Mick Liubinskas as entrepreneur in residence at muru-D muru-D partners with Spacecubed to launch Perth accelerator program Plus Eight...
Feb 21 10:44pm
If the captain of the ship is accomplished and tends to be productive all the time, there are better chances of a successful venture.
Feb 21 10:42pm StartupSmart
The disruption wave in digital, with its highs and lows, is one I have ridden across the last two decades â from starting my career in technology in the mid nineties working to develop a digital platform for Fairfax Media, to now serving as Director of Product and Audience for one of the nationâs largest The post Yahoo7 executive Caroline Casey on how to win at disruption appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 21 10:34pm Blog – Mattermark
Apply This Simple Thought Exercise Before Creating Content If youâre a content marketer thatâs struggling to convert leads to customers, ask yourself a very simple question before creating your next … Read More The post Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 appeared first on Mattermark.
Feb 21 10:34pm StartupSmart
More than 90\% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsible employer. A surprising number of 14\% are willing to sacrifice more than 40\% of their future income to do so. However business students who The post Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 21 10:29pm StartupSmart
Planning to expand a business overseas is an exhilarating prospect, but the road to success is littered with failures. While itâs easy to imagine your company with offices around the globe, leading the world in your particular sector, the reality is far more gruelling. Itâs all the more so for small businesses, which typically have The post Three traps for new players when going global appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 21 10:25pm StartupSmart
Imagine running aÂ business where no one is at the helm, where all decisions are voted on by staff and no one has the final say. Sound like a nightmare? Well for Swedish software consultancy firm Crisp, the âno-CEOâ model has been working smoothly. TheÂ BBC reports Crisp had been trialling various different management structures for the The post Why this Swedish software firm uses a “no-CEO” model appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 21 9:17pm
Strong minded people have certain attributes which contribute to their success and well-being.
Feb 21 9:10pm StartupSmart
Fashion and consumerism: these are the two big trends a Melbourne startup is planning to leverage in the hopes of one day hitting a $1 billion initial public offering. In early 2015, former airline baggage handlers Ben Morris and Daniel Jefic pulled together more than $25,000 in personal savings to start working on a new The post From baggage handling to a $1 billion dream: Melbourne startup Rack builds âInstagram for shoppingâ with the support of AFL stars appeared first on StartupSmart.
Feb 21 8:10pm Startup Daily
GoRepp works through using âbrand ambassadorsâ to promote a startup's offerings using social media, email, word of mouth, even fliers. Related posts: FoodRunna is leveraging off time-rich but cash-strapped students to get its operations off the ground Amazon launches monthly subscription box for kids aimed at promoting STEM education Dating app TwoPeas matches users via the importance they give their interests and values...
Feb 21 8:05pm August Capital
How a little-known subscription service outperformed Super Bowl advertisers on social | campaign US Author: Ilyse Liffreing Publication Date: 02.17.17 The post How a little-known subscription service outperformed Super Bowl advertisers on social appeared first on August Capital.
Feb 21 7:21pm Silicon Prairie News
Enter your email below to watch the interview Rebecca Lovell, a pitch competition judge at this yearâs Pipeline Entrepreneur Innovators Awards from the Office of Economic Development in Seattle, was impressed with the quality of presentations she saw. âI donât know if itâs the midwest, but thereâs this amazing combination of passion and drive, and... Read More The post Rebecca Lovell on entrepreneurship and pitch tips appeared first on Silicon Prairie News.
Feb 21 6:00pm Hi, I'm David G. Cohen
I know it can be counter-intuitive, but just because an investor says “No,” it doesnât mean they donât love what youâre doing. Keep in mind that as venture capitalists, our job is to say “No”Â 99+ percent of the time! That means we often say “No”Â to things we love and founders we love. Even when we […]...
Feb 21 3:33pm Xconomy VC, Deals, & Startups
Genomenon, a University of Michigan spinout developing analytics and data visualization software for the genomics industry, released its first product last week: software designed to simplify the process of interpreting gene variants. Called Mastermind, the software is a tool that automatically combs through millions of journal articles and medical publications; its goal is to drastically […]...
Feb 21 2:17pm danprimack
Feb 21 1:19pm danprimack
Snap and Box are very different tech companies, in terms of product, target customer and size. But we're starting to see some public perception similarities, in terms of how IPO disclosures can raise all sorts of skeptical questions about unicorns that had been almost universally viewed as red hot and can't miss. Box filed for its IPO in March 2014, and didn't go public until March 2015. In between, it lived through a broad dive in publicly-traded SaaS stock values and its own decision to raise new pre-IPO funding. Also during that waiting period, Box CEO Aaron Levie sat down with me at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, where I asked him about changing outside views of his company. Levie dodged the question a bit (and, again, Box is very different from Snap), but his basic message was that the most important thing for a company t...
Feb 21 1:00pm Startup Digest Blog
The following is a guest post by ChopDawg.com, an award-winning app development company that has worked with over 180+ startups and companies from all around the globe, helping them bring their web apps, mobile apps, wearable apps and software ideas to life. Follow ChopDawg.com on Twitter at @ChopDawgStudios. If you build it, they will come.… The post Just because you built it, doesnât mean your âcustomersâ are guaranteed to come appeared first on Startup Digest Blog.
Feb 21 12:25pm Bowery Capital
Iâm pleasedÂ to announce theÂ 3rd annual Startup Sales Stack Report! Please check it out below and on SlideShare. This report is meant to serve as a guiding framework for anyone evaluating sales solutions. Whether sales, marketing, customer success or management, if youâre thinking of using or buying software to optimize customer acquisition or management processes with... Read more » The post The 2017 Startup Sales Stack Report appeared first on Bowery Capital.
Feb 21 12:24pm Xconomy VC, Deals, & Startups
Cidara Therapeutics is halting work on an experimental topical antifungal drug designed to treat vaginal yeast infections after the compound wasnât better than the current standard of care in a Phase 2 clinical trial. San Diego-based Cidara (NASDAQ: CDTX) said in a statement on Tuesday it will now shift its resources to other compounds in […]...
Feb 21 11:19am SaaStr
Welcome to Episode 97!Â Douglas Hanna is the GM of the Developer Platform ofÂ Zendesk, one of the worldâs fastest growing SaaS startups. Before joining Zendesk, Douglas was the Founder & CEO atÂ Help.com where he grew the business from 1 to 16. Prior to Help, Douglas was the CEO of A Small Orange, the web hosting firm...
Feb 21 11:18am Blog – Mattermark
Always Be Closing Sales Ronald Brock, author ofÂ Gamebreaker focuses on actionable takeaways for sales development and inside sales practitioners in “Sales Pipeline Radio #54” (podcast) Fill the Funnel publishes a … Read More The post Raise the Bar – Building a New Marketing Team, Fixing a Leaky Bucket, and more appeared first on Mattermark.
Feb 21 11:00am KillerStartups
The Wiztr app makes it easy for private coaches to book sessions with their students and to carry on conversations before and after coaching sessions. The post Wiztr â A Smarter, Easier Way To Book Lessons appeared first on KillerStartups.
Feb 21 10:56am AllTopStartups
In the early days of a business, branding can often be put on the backburner. The pressure of generating sales, meeting the day-to-day needs of clients and organising the processes that will take you into the future can be intense, and distracting. This can make the more ethereal – but equally important – task of […]...
Feb 21 10:46am Gotham Gal
The first time I visited Europe I remember feeling that I could easily live here for the rest of my life. Â After all, if there wasn’t WWII, my relatives would have never left. Â There are the stories of how our Grandparents got to the US and compared to many others they were insanely lucky to […]...
Feb 21 10:40am Startups Anonymous
The post I feel unable to set boundaries with my cofounder. The startup I'm in started as a fun side project and I didn't expect it to grow so quickly. All the talk of commitment has me terrified but I don't want to let him down. appeared first on Startups Anonymous.
Feb 21 10:31am danprimack
B. Riley Financial (Nasdaq: RILY) on Tuesday said that it has agreed to acquire FBR & Co. (Nasdaq: FBRC), an Arlington, Va.-based small-cap investment banking and brokerage firm, in an all-stock transaction valued at $160.1 million. â˘ Why it's the BFD: The small-cap investment banking market is unlikely to ever again reach its pre-millennium heyday, but this deal should at least ensure some added stability for companies that are worried about maintaining coverage. There also isn't too much overlap in terms of business units of clients for this pairing, as B. Riley concentrates on research while FBR is more equity transaction-oriented. â˘ Bottom line: We've seen a lot of contraction among firms that provide small-cap research, and we were fortunate in that we successfully diversified around some other businesses. Now we're seeing...
Feb 21 10:25am The Startup Magazine
With the right attitude and approach, almost any business can be turned into a much more efficient organization. However, it The post How to Turn Your Business Into a More Efficient Organization appeared first on The Startup Magazine.
Feb 21 10:11am Xconomy VC, Deals, & Startups
Catch up on news from Wisconsinâs innovation community with these recent headlines: —Generat8or, a startup accelerator that has held programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, has named Eric Martell managing director of its Twin Cities programming, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. Martell is a co-founder of EatStreet, a Madison-based food-ordering startup, and previously served as […]...
Feb 21 9:57am OpenView Labs
The hottest SaaS businesses now put their pricing online, according to a recent OpenView study. In fact, SaaS 2.0 companies are twice as likely to publish their pricing compared to older public SaaS businesses. But the decision to publish pricing is a rather recent one. In fact, most organizations that put their pricing online have… The post Seven Tips to Optimize Your SaaS Pricing Page appeared first on OpenView Labs.
Feb 21 9:57am Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg's expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it's time to consider countermeasures.
Feb 21 9:53am danprimack
Rapper and ubiquitous mogul Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund, according to multiple sources. One of his partners will be Jay Brown, a longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation. The pair also is scouring the venture market for a full-time investment partner. The Jays also are partnering with Sherpa Capital, although this won't be a Sherpa-branded effort, and existing Sherpa staff won't be leading investments. Expect the focus to be on seed-stage tech opportunities, with this really being the institutionalization of Jay Z and Jay Brown's previous angel investing activities. For example, they both were in Uber's Series B, at a $300m pre-money. Other investments have included JetSmarter, plus his involvement and stake in music streaming service Tidal. No word yet on fund size target, nor any comment from those involved (due to r...
Feb 21 9:51am Silicon Prairie News
Online auction site Proxibid is using their worldwide platform to attract bidders on a rare and collectable bottle of bourbon, the sale of which will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Omaha. The auction runs February 15-23. Buffalo Trace Distillery released 200 bottles of bourbon from 1980, 1982 and 1983 to non-profit organizations across... Read More The post Proxibid hosts charity auction for $10,000 bottle of bourbon appeared first on Silicon Prairie News.
Feb 21 9:30am KillerStartups
KPI Agency is a marketing and advertising agency that takes caring for people to a new level, and as a result, into new markets. The post KPI Agency â It Pays To Concentrate On People And Performance appeared first on KillerStartups.
Feb 21 9:05am Xconomy VC, Deals, & Startups
Leaders across the robotics and artificial intelligence industries are coming together for our third annual Robo Madness event on March 28 at Google in Cambridge, MA. Join us for interactive talks, panels, and demos from an elite group of business leaders discussing how robotics and A.I. will reshape the economy and create new opportunities (and […]...
Feb 21 9:01am Points and Figures
There are a couple of quotes that I want to pull from articles that I read this morning. Â The first is from WSJ editorial writer Bret Stephens.Â Stephens is writing about the collapse of Western Civ in education; and how …...
Feb 21 8:30am Xconomy VC, Deals, & Startups
Sarepta Therapeutics didnât just get its first drug to market when the FDA approved the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug eteplirsen (Exondys 51) last year—it got a potentially lucrative voucher from the FDA too. Today the Cambridge, MA, company cashed that in. Sarepta (NASDAQ: SRPT) this morning sold whatâs known as a priority review voucher to […]...
Feb 21 6:21am Silicon Canals
Rockstart, a multi-vertical startup accelerator with locations in Amsterdam and Nijmegen, has opened applications for its new Launchtrack program aimed at early-stage startups in Eastern Europe. The equity-free program will run from March 31 to June 2 in ChiČinÄu, Moldova, where founders will validate their ideas, find a problem-solution fit, and get ready for taking […] The post Amsterdam-founded Rockstart comes to Eastern Europe with its new Launchtrack program appeared first on Silicon Canals.
Feb 21 6:04am AllTopStartups
In a previous article, we talked about the different ways online marketing can help your small business. By offering a personalized approach and connecting with users â and potential customers â directly, you are building a stronger bond with the market. This bond, in turn, will benefit your small business; potential customers will instantly think […]...
Feb 21 5:45am AllTopStartups
The British tax credit system has dragged millions of families above the poverty line. Itâs helped those who have children or those who are disabled to get back into work successfully, by providing a platform to support them when unemployed and then again when they find work. Despite that, there is a negative view of […]...
Feb 21 5:16am Startup World
Toshiba is looking to push its chip business, the company wants to raise a minimum of 1 trillion yen ($8.8 billion) from the sale of a majority stake in its flash chip business. This way the Toshiba can buy itself some time against any new financial problems. Reported Reuters citing sources familiar with the matter. Toshiba had to report a major loss regarding its U.S nuclear unit last year, and earlier this month the company had to flag $6.3 billion write down. Toshiba says that it is prepared to sell most of its stake of the NAND memory unit. This The post Toshiba Is Looking For A $8.8 Billion For Major Stake In Chip Unit appeared first on Startup World.
Feb 21 5:11am Startup World
TransferWise, the money transfer portal launched a new service that allows users to send money across different countries through Facebookâs messenger. This update does not come as surprise considering the growing competition in the digital payments market. TransferWise said on Tuesday that is had created a Facebook Messenger âchatbotâ that can help its users communicate with businesses and make the process of online purchasing lot more simpler. TransferWise is a startup based out of London which enables its customers to send money to friends and family between the countries of United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe from Facebook Messenger. The post TransferWise Launches International Money Transfers Through Facebook Messenger appeared first on Startup World.