Why You Should Demand a Team of Healthcare Marketing Specialists

We recently received an inquiry from the Marketing Director for a 40-location, single-specialty medical practice in the Midwest. Even though it was after hours, I was available so I took the call. Michelle (not her real name) and I hit it off immediately. She told me about her demanding job and how she felt her […]

3 Black investors talk about what they’re looking for in 2023

Founders and investors alike are bracing for a tough 2023 as the economy shows few signs of improving. But there are a lot of questions up in the air: Will the truckload of dry powder VCs have make its way to the market? Are there going to be more layoffs if the pressure on valuations […]

Pitch Deck Teardown: Card Blanch’s $460K deck for its angel round

We’ve seen attempts at gathering all cards (credit, debit, loyalty, etc.) in one before, but Card Blanch claims to have a fresh take on the concept and closed just shy of half a mil worth of angel investments with a very elegant deck. The company gets a few parts of the slide deck right that […]

Reliance buys 23.3% stake in US-based AI firm Exyn

Reliance has backed Philadelphia-based AI and robotics startup Exyn, the Indian conglomerate disclosed in a stock exchange filing on Thursday, making further inroads in startups globally. Reliance Strategic Business Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired a 23.3% stake in Exyn for $25 million, the Indian firm said. The Indian firm’s investment […]

Amid renewed interest, startups are changing how bonds are traded

Bonds are having a “meme moment” on Reddit, Bloomberg reported. A caveat first: The trend is not on par with WallStreetBets and its meme stock frenzy. The r/bonds subreddit forum only has some 8,000 members not 13 million. But the fact that laypeople are discussing bonds is still a noteworthy development for an asset class […]

Holiday shipping is easier this year, but the tech is still lagging

Ryan Petersen Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Petersen is CEO of Flexport. More posts by this contributor The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy Compared to last year’s holiday season, major maritime trade routes are operating relatively smoothly, while shipping rates are returning […]

The future of milk is … milk?

Milk is polarizing: To some, it’s a refreshing beverage that pairs well with cookies. For others, it’s a cursed liquid that causes tummy troubles. Even with the shelves of alt milks crowding grocery store coolers these days, the U.S. milk industry is a $15 billion category with 90% penetration, according to John Talbot, the CEO […]

Avoid 3 common sales mistakes startups make during a downturn

Anand Shah Contributor Share on Twitter Anand Shah, CEO and co-founder of Databook, has more than 15 years of experience in helping Fortune 500 CXOs develop strategic relationships with prospects to drive top-line growth for the enterprise. More than 150,000 workers lost their jobs this year as layoffs swept across the tech landscape since June. […]