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The new startup playbook: It’s about avoiding ridiculous ‘unicorn’ habits

The new startup playbook: It’s about avoiding ridiculous ‘unicorn’ habits

For years, the playbook for startups in Silicon Valley was crystal clear (if not particularly economically sound). Raise as much as you can, and never turn money down. Get users, more users, and then more. Figure out the business model part later. Ultimately, get that billion-plus valuation — and you’ve made it. Yet by the …

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How the growth of SAFE investments can lead to a collapse of the startup market

How the growth of SAFE investments can lead to a collapse of the startup market

The COVID-19 pandemic has naturally made venture capitalists more cautious. Pitchbook analysts estimate that in the first quarter of 2020, the number of venture deals made in the 10 largest countries in Europe almost halved compared to the same period in 2019, from 1363 to 692, although the total investment by VCs grew by 8%. …

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Six tales from the trenches of running a startup

Our company has built a platform to produce high-quality cells and tissues for regenerative medicine. That pursuit involves multiple disciplines, which means everyone here is an expert in a different language. Some of us are fluent in stem-cell biology, others in optical engineering, others in machine learning. When we started the company it wasn’t possible …

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The startup making deep learning possible without specialized hardware

GPUs became the hardware of choice for deep learning largely by coincidence. The chips were initially designed to quickly render graphics in applications such as video games. Unlike CPUs, which have four to eight complex cores for doing a variety of computation, GPUs have hundreds of simple cores that can perform only specific operations—but the …

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A story of launching a product, it failing, getting unexpected feedback, and repositioning that product (it went on to make $1 billion in revenue for the startup). : marketing

A story of launching a product, it failing, getting unexpected feedback, and repositioning that product (it went on to make $1 billion in revenue for the startup). : marketing

Hi all, Firstly thank you all so much for your response to the interview I posted last week. It was unexpected! I’ve since had the opportunity to interview April Dunford (celebrated marketer, author, keynote speaker, and positioning expert.) I asked her to tell me a story that illustrated the value of positioning but also one …

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Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170 million

Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170 million

While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant money committed. Cambridge-based ElevateBio, for instance, revealed a $170 million Series B funding on Monday, with participation from new investors The Invus Group, Surveyor Capital, EDBI, and …

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Are You Focusing on the Right Key Metrics to Scale Your Startup?

By Kash Mathur Success in the startup space is no small undertaking. You’re trying to validate your product and simultaneously trying to develop a customer base, secure funds, establish a sustainable business model, and find the right people to bring on board. All that and figuring out how to scale, too! With your attention so …

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Why was Philadelphia the Place to Launch Tech Startup xtraCHEF?

Philadelphia’s culinary and hospitality scenes are booming. In fact, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and the James Beard Foundation have even announced a special partnership to drive foodies to the city. Here’s more proof. xtraCHEF is a cloud-based, mobile-friendly restaurant management tool based there. Small Business Trends contacted xtraCHEF CEO and Co-Founder Andy Schwartz to learn about this …

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Startup Trending in the Wrong Direction? Areas To Focus On To Steady The Business

Sponsored Startup life is not for everyone due to the shear stress of trying to succeed. A handful of large companies have the luxury of leeway in terms of allowing an employee to do the bare minimum. But for most startups and those involved on the ground level, the personal satisfaction of being able to …

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