The pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for business development professionals who have had to find new ways of meeting prospects outside of conferences, in-person meetings, and other traditional methods. Grata has built the first search engine of small and mid-sized companies for recruiting, banking, and private equity professionals. Unlike a traditional Google search or legacy databases, instantly reveals companies by strategic fit, whether that be by what they do, how they’re positioned, or the markets they target. CEO and Cofounder Andrew Bocskocsky shares more about how Grata is transforming prospecting, the company’s seed round from investors that include Bling Capital. Accomplice, and Alumni Ventures Group, and much much more…
The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report takes us on a trip across various ecosystems in the US, highlighting some of the notable funding activity in the various markets that we track. The notable startup fundings for the week ending 8/22/20 featuring funding details for Dutchie, ICON, Exo, and much much more.
Growing up I admired Michael Jordan. In my opinion, he is the best player in basketball history. At the time he was playing professionally, I never imagined him making mistakes. But recently, I came across a quote where he said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve […]
Five years ago my brother and I sent in our papers and officially “brofounded” our digital marketing firm 9 Clouds. Today our business has grown from two dudes in an empty office to a team of 20 amazing employees working to change the world. Along the way we’ve learned five important lessons that you can use. Just Start […]
I’m fortunate that I have the opportunity to build Terrible Labs with an incredible team of engineers and designers. In just a few years, we’ve grown from three people with a questionable brand name to one of the most respected design and development consultancies around. Prior to starting Terrible Labs, I spent time working at […]
Ilya Pozin Founder of Ciplex explains the mistakes that startups make that lead to failure. One mistake he cautions the #StartupLab entrepreneur viewers to avoid is getting stuck in “over building” of your product.
One of our earliest team members, who left to start his own company, sent us an email recently. I’ll paraphrase here, but the gist of it was that despite his being one of the first people to join the team at Ampush, nothing could have prepared him for starting his own company from the ground […]
If ever there was someone who knew the true meaning of innovation, it would be Deborah Hopkins. Ms. Hopkins currently holds the title of Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer, and has worked in this role since 2008. Ms. Hopkins focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, government agencies, startups, corporations, academic institutions and thought leaders to […]
Learn why entrepreneur Kathryn Minshew vows to never make these 3 startup mistakes again. When you start your first company, you may think that it’s okay to let some less-than-perfect aspects slide. Or, maybe you think that the imperfections will smooth themselves out over time. But, Kathryn Minshew of The Muse explains that if you don’t […]
Earlier this year, Wildfire (the Google-owned company that helps businesses create social media apps) announced they were retiring their small business offerings. Wildfire also happens to be one of my company’s competitors, so the news caught my attention. Their decision was baffling to me. It seemed like they were shutting the door on thousands of customers […]