Entrepreneurship

The Pitch Deck Fermat Used to Raise a $12 Million Seed Round

Fermat allows brands to embed shopping experiences directly in influencer content. The startup was born out of Apple’s 2020 privacy changes, which had a deep effect on advertisers. Fermat raised a $12 million seed round, led by Greylock and QED with participation from Courtside. When Apple announced in June 2020 that apps would be required …

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Gaming edtech startup Outscal raises $1.5 million from Kalaari Capital

Delhi-based ed-tech company Outscal has closed its seed funding round with $1.5 million funding from venture capital firm Kalaari Capital. Founded by Mayank Grover, Outscal is building a community-first, ed-tech platform to upscale talent in the gaming industry. It helps candidates excel in their game development, and Web 3 careers through mentorship and placement assistance. …

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Englewood entrepreneurs get a running start in a Shark Tank-like business plan competition

CHICAGO (WLS) — Entrepreneurs in Englewood are getting a much needed boost in the Quality of Life Business Competition. Four finalists taking the stage Saturday at Kennedy King College in an event that’s much like the ABC show Shark Tank. They showcase their current business or plans for a new one while making their pitch …

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The 26 Most Important VCs in Miami, According to Other VCs

Miami’s tech-startup scene has heated up in the past two years as VCs have flocked to the city. Early-stage funding to the area has topped $2 billion this year, according to Crunchbase. Insider asked VCs to identify the top investors in the Miami area. Here’s what they told us. In the past two years, Miami’s …

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GoLocalProv | Not Yet 30, Alexa Trembly Has Launched Two Businesses

Friday, September 23, 2022 GoLocal LIVE View Larger + Alexa Trembly PHOTO: Instagram Alexa Trembly is not yet 30 years old and recently launched her second business. She and her partner Emory Harkins first started a bookstore in a renovated 1987 vintage van, then expanded the business to a brick-and-mortar shop in the Fox Point …

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Mighty Capital’s thesis is that the best product wins — even more so in a downturn • TechCrunch

‘No amount of salespeople or engineers can save you in the long run if your customers don’t love your product’ When founders are laying off staff and cutting costs to face the downturn, it may seem like odd timing to tell startups to take their product as seriously as ever. In a recession, do users …

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Insurtech startup Zopper raises $75M in Series C funding round

Zopper announced that it has raised $75 million in Series C funding led by Creaegiswith participation from ICICI Venture oath Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investor Blume Ventures also participated in the round. Tiger Globalcurrently invested in the company, will continue to extend its support for future growth. Founded in 2011 by Surjendu Kuila oath Mayank …

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19-Year Old Zepto Co-founder Becomes First Teenager On India’s Rich List, Is Worth Rs. 1000 Crores

India’s startups are not only allowing people to create ridiculous amounts of wealth, but they are also letting them create it at ridiculously young ages. Zepto co-founder Kaivalya Vohra, who is just 19 years old, has become the youngest person ever to feature on the list of the richest people in India. Vohra has a …

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Portland startup Field Day launches website to connect businesses with volunteer opportunities

Field Day, a Portland startup that aims to encourage volunteer programs within businesses, launched its web portal Wednesday after months of private testing. Founded by former employees of Portland video encoding company Elemental Technologies, Field Day caters to businesses who see civic involvement as part of their corporate culture. It’s hoping, too, that businesses will …

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Appen’s woes threaten the low-paid workers’ livelihoods

According to Braden-Harder, the bulk of Appen’s business is with two core customers. “We’re basically talking about Facebook and Google here,” she says. And now these businesses are taking a hit as the global economy slows digital advertising growth, and Apple’s new privacy features also hit Facebook ad revenue. In simple terms, Appen’s major customers …

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