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Gartner says Chromebooks take biggest hit as PC sales plunge

With a perfect storm of economic upheaval, war in Ukraine and supply chain difficulties, Gartner is predicting that worldwide PC sales could drop...

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With Benioff backing, Sustainable Ocean Alliance aims to be the rising tide that lifts all ‘ecopreneurs’

For a few years now the Sustainable Ocean Alliance has been a stalwart advocate for the “blue economy,” and an incubator for...

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AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications

AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.

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Red Sox CTO: Baseball teams need modern tech stack as much as any other biz

The Red Sox are no different than most businesses when it comes to a tech stack.

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Startups must reevaluate how they hire and develop talent

If you’re still thinking of a four-year degree as a requirement for your revenue teams, you’re missing out on a huge talent base.

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Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed

Spotify is introducing a new feature that will allow users to better discover nearby events and concerts. The streaming service today announced...

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UK-based Playter closes $55M round for its BNPL platform aimed at SMEs

Europe has no shortage of ‘buy now, pay later’ startups and a quick search is revealing. Berlin-based fintech startup Mondu has taken in €39.9...

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Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Kasheesh just raised $5.5 million in funding for its multi-card payment solution from investors including NFL's Odell Beckham Jr

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Software DevOps platform Gearset raises $55M

Gearset, a company creating a DevOps platform for Salesforce software, today announced that it raised $55 million in its first-ever growth round.

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How to implement an effective chatbot program

Today’s chatbots are compelling. They use AI and ML algorithms to learn, speak like people, offer solutions and basic customer support, route...

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Growing up enterprise for SaaS startups: 7 lessons on doing it right

A lot of founders make the mistake of thinking that hiring a bunch of highly paid account executives (a fancy name for salespeople) is the same as...

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Microsoft is elevating Viva from pure employee portal to job support platform starting with sales

Microsoft announced the first of what could be multiple jobs supported inside Viva, starting with sales.

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During a downturn, sales teams should think like product managers

Getting back to consumers means understanding data on them, experimenting with solutions, and iterating. Sound familiar? That’s exactly what...

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DealHub secures $60M for sales tools to configure, price, and quote

DealHub, a vendor developing tools for sales teams to configure, price, and quote products and offers, has raised $60 million in a venture funding...

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How startups should handle the downturn

Each company is unique and faces diverse circumstances during a downturn. The best advice for handling the downturn should be based on the length of...

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Why it’s so hard to market enterprise AI/ML products and what to do about it

Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.

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GitLab proves it’s possible to get a better valuation for your software company

GitLab just showed that it's possible to make investors so very happy that they reprice you by more than 25% in a single day. Let's find...

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Salesforce takes crypto plunge with new NFT cloud

Who knows whether it’s FOMO or actual customer demand for such a thing, but Salesforce announced today that it’s launching a pilot of NFT Cloud,...

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As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty

The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.

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The guide to great metrics: Product-led principles

Metrics alone don’t help you build a business. They can help you set targets, but they do little to help you hit those targets.

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AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s...

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Go1 nabs $100M at a $2B+ valuation to upgrade its curated enterprise learning platform

Go1's product is a platform that brings in content from other providers, like Blinkist, Thrive, Skillsoft, Pluralsight and Harvard Business...

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Armed with experience, insurtech MGAs are paving the way for insurtech 2.0

As we enter “insurtech 2.0,” the lessons learned are becoming the new best practices, and nowhere is this more evident than at the startups...

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You may be having a problem with the economy, but Salesforce sure isn’t

If you’re a regular reader of the tech and business press, it’s been painting a pretty gloomy economic picture recently with a tendency to...

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Slack now supports pronunciation guides in profiles

As part of an update to the way profiles work in Slack, Slack added support for both phonetic and audio-recorded name pronunciation guides.

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Bonfire Ventures secures $230M for two new funds targeting B2B software startups

Bonfire Ventures aims to help B2B software startups make it to Series A.

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Namibian B2B e-commerce retail platform JABU raises $15M led by Tiger Global

More venture capital keeps trooping into Africa’s B2B e-commerce retail, a space where startups are digitizing informal trade to get thousands of...

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Clozd nabs $52M to help sales teams analyze wins and losses

Clozd, a startup offering software and consulting services to help companies analyze sales wins and losses, has raised $52 million in venture funding.

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