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Artificial Intelligence | Entrepreneurship | Reports | Scaleup | Startup
What we learnt from analysing 6 years of startups at Slush
January 31, 2020
Soaked by Slush and Slush’s Research Team shredded data from 15,000 Slush startup applications into keywords and analysed them. Here’s what they learned: AI and ML are soaring, API is a growing trend, the age of apps is coming to an end, and more!
How To | People & Culture | Scaleup | Startup
How to hire when you’re a cash-strapped startup
January 27, 2020
Raising investment and scaling your startup can be something of a chicken and egg conundrum; you need money to scale, and you need to demonstrate growth in order to raise. But how can you start growing your headcount when funds are still in short supply? Talent Works International put together the ultimate guide of how to hire quality candidates on a limited budget.
People & Culture | Podcasts | Purpose-Driven Business | Sustainability | Wellbeing
Why People — and Companies — Need Purpose
January 24, 2020
In this HBR podcast, Nicholas Pearce, clinical associate professor at Kellogg School of Management, says too many companies and individuals go about their daily business without a strong sense of purpose. He argues that companies that are not simply profit-driven are more likely to succeed and that the same goes for people. He says individuals who align their daily job with their life’s work will be happier and more productive.
Articles | Entrepreneurship | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
What I learnt from raising £1m
January 22, 2020
In the summer of 2018, the UK experienced a heatwave with temperatures soaring as high as 35ºC. This happened to coincide with Klydo’s first proper fundraise at Klydo. Founder Nick Schweitzer spent two very hot months cycling across London pitching to over 30 institutional investors. Finally, in September 2018, they closed a £1m round led by Episode 1, one of the most highly regarded Seed-stage VCs in London. Apart from learning how to rapidly
Entrepreneurship | Funding | Podcasts | Purpose-Driven Business
January 20, 2020
Broadening access to venture capital, one conversation at a time – from advice about careers to getting your business funded, we’re putting it all out there. Each week, Francesca Baillieu, Lois Ollerenshaw and Petra Müller bring you a conversation with one of their friends in the investment industry: associates, interns and a whole host of others. New episodes every Tuesday at 11am GMT.
Articles | Entrepreneurship | Startup | Wellbeing
I failed my startup : the hard truth. 4 lessons learnt you should know about
January 18, 2020
Startups are hard: 9 out of 10 will fail. As an entrepreneur, you can’t ignore those numbers. But you also believe wholeheartedly that your idea is special. You believe that your team is special and that you will beat the odds. Cold stats can’t temper your enthusiasm, and nor should they.Motivational quotes and success stories are plentiful these days, but failing stories are just as important to learn from.
How To | Marketing | Startup | Sustainability
7 Ways Marketers Can Stop Destroying Our Environment
January 15, 2020
As with many industries, marketing is also being criticised because it enables excessive consumerism which causes environmental damage and the extinction of species. Sound extreme? Well, how many times have you bought something you didn‘t need only to try to make yourself feel better? Learn how to be an ethical marketer who helps customers make a more conscious decision.
Entrepreneurship | How To | Startup | Wellbeing
How to build habits that will last all year
January 13, 2020
A habit is something you do on the regular, almost without thinking. And yet—when it comes to forming new habits, it feels nearly impossible to get behaviors to become sticky. We exercise for a week before begging for the couch to take us back. We keep our online to-do list organized for a day before going back to our Post-it note system. We go to bed at 10:00 p.m. for one night before Netflix rears its beautiful head. It isn’t as easy
How To | Marketing | Startup
How startups can get the most from a PR agency
January 10, 2020
t’s very easy to hire a PR agency to help raise awareness and conversation and end up disappointed. After a flashy pitch, maybe all they seem to do is get the occasional bit of mediocre coverage and try to keep your spirits up on weekly calls. As ever, disappointment is directly related to expectations. So here’s how you should go into an agency relationship to create the most possible value for your business.
Funding | How To | Scaleup
How to speak with investors, a VC glossary
January 8, 2020
If you associate dilution with chemistry class, cliffs with mountain walks, pitching with baseball and liquidation with your morning smoothie – you may need some help speaking the language of your investors. Sifted is here to help with their VC glossary, helping you understand how to talk to the money-people.
Business Development | How To | Marketing
Everything You Need to Know About Demand Generation: Strategies, Tactics, and Examples
January 6, 2020
Demand doesn’t generate itself and drumming up business with content is easier said than done. It takes a strong understanding of your audience, smart strategy, and consistent execution to make that happen. In other words, it isn’t work you’re going to finish in a weekend. It’s going to take time, commitment, and a little bit of know-how. That’s where this post comes in.
Economy | People & Culture | Podcasts | Sustainability | Tech | Wellbeing
Your Undivided Attention Podcast
January 3, 2020
Technology companies are locked in an arms race to seize your attention, and that race is tearing apart our shared social fabric. In this inaugural podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin will expose the hidden designs that have the power to hijack our attention, manipulate our choices and destabilise our real world communities.
How To | Podcasts | Scaleup | Startup
Why every business should have a podcast and how to start
December 30, 2019
One of the big problems facing businesses is the struggle to be heard in a crowded marketplace. There’s a medium out there that excels at this, and it’s called podcasting. Let’s see if it would work for you!
Articles | Funding | Scaleup | Startup | Tech
How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years
December 29, 2019
Back when Y Combinator was getting started about 10 years ago, Paul Graham wrote some essays that predicted the way startup fundraising would change in the next decade – accurately, it turns out. Jared Friedman, Partner at YC, noticed that raising money for a biotech or other life science company in 2019 looks a lot like raising money for a tech company 10 years ago. Since then, fundamental forces caused fundraising for tech companies to change dramatically and he believes that they
Articles | Funding | International | Startup
Some of Europe’s most successful startup hubs are in tiny towns, not capital cities
December 28, 2019
We all know that startup hubs are buzzing in the major European capitals of London, Paris and Berlin. It’s not even surprising that the second-cities of Barcelona, Munich and Milan are also a hive of activity. But who knew that there were so many startup hubs in the small towns of Oulu, Oss, Montpellier and Sandwich? That’s the takeaway of Sifted’s data-dive this week, thanks to some data from the research company PitchBook.