Venture Debt For Startups: What Is It And How To Get It

venture debt

Many entrepreneurs believe that the size of a VC funding round corresponds with their degree of performance. Unfortunately, this is a false assumption. Although equity plays a vital role in helping entrepreneurs achieve their business goals, all equity capital comes at a cost – ownership dilution. So relying solely on equity financing to grow a […]

Walmart acquires virtual clothing try-on startup Zeekit – TechCrunch

Walmart acquires virtual clothing try-on startup Zeekit – TechCrunch

Retail giant Walmart announced this morning it’s acquiring the Tel Aviv-based startup Zeekit, which allows consumers to virtually “try on” clothing when shopping online. The company leverages a combination of real-time image processing, computer vision, deep learning and other AI technology to show shoppers how they would look in an item by way of a […]

The hamburger model is a winning go-to-market strategy – TechCrunch

The hamburger model is a winning go-to-market strategy – TechCrunch

Caryn Marooney Contributor Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic. In prior roles she oversaw communications for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus and co-founded The OutCast Agency, which served clients like Salesforce.com and Amazon. More posts by this contributor RIBS: The messaging framework for every […]

SpecTrust raises millions to fight cybercrime with its no-code platform – TechCrunch

SpecTrust raises millions to fight cybercrime with its no-code platform – TechCrunch

Risk defense startup SpecTrust is emerging from stealth today with a $4.3 million seed raise and a public launch. Cyber Mentor Fund led the round, which also included participation from Rally Ventures, SignalFire, Dreamit Ventures and Legion Capital. SpecTrust aims to “fix the economics of fighting fraud” with a no-code platform that it says cuts […]

Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting – TechCrunch

Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting – TechCrunch

U.K.-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility — applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The ratings are based on proprietary data sets it’s developed in conjunction with scientists from research organisations including UCLA, the […]

6 Practical Keys To Enhancing Your Business Acumen

6 Practical Keys To Enhancing Your Business Acumen

The most successful entrepreneurs and executives I have seen are savvy business people first, and experts in their field second. This may seem counter-intuitive to technologists, especially in an era when technology seems to be driving the world. Yet the sad truth is that a technology not focused on a real problem is not a […]