The magic number that will help you scale – gpgmail

[ad_1] How and why sales efficiency could help tech start-ups unlock growth Ryan Floyd is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, investing in early stage enterprise SaaS companies, and the host of Ask a VC Youtube channel. Sales efficiency is the best way to understand the economics of a business. To me, it answers […]

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney – gpgmail

[ad_1] 1. Which initiatives will you prioritize to limit humankind’s impact on climate and avoid potential climate catastrophe? My $4 trillion Climate Plan will enable us to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, which the IPCC says is the necessary target to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The centerpiece of […]

India’s OkCredit raises $67M to help small merchants digitize their bookkeeping – gpgmail

[ad_1] OKCredit, a Bangalore-based startup that enables small merchants to turn their bookkeeping digital, has raised $67 million to expand its business in the nation. The Series B financing round for the two-year-old startup was led by Lightspeed and Tiger Global. The new round, which follows Series A financing round in June this year, climbs […]

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving it a distinction compared to other fintech startups. “Kuda […]

Work Life Ventures raises $5M for debut enterprise SaaS seed fund – gpgmail

[ad_1] Brianne Kimmel had no trouble transitioning from angel investor to general partner. Initially setting out to garner $3 million in capital commitments, Kimmel, in just two weeks’ time, closed on $5 million for her debut venture capital fund Work Life Ventures. The enterprise SaaS-focused vehicle boasts an impressive roster of limited partners, too, including […]

Paytm’s annual loss doubles to $549M – gpgmail

[ad_1] Running a payments business in India is not cheap. Just ask Paytm . One of India’s largest payment companies reported a net loss of Rs 3959 crore ($549 million) for the financial year that ended in March, up 165% over 1490 crore ($206 million) in the same period last year. During the same period, […]

Troubles keep mounting for the We Company as Softbank reportedly calls for shelving the IPO – gpgmail

[ad_1] The troubles for We Company and its main business WeWork are mounting as the Financial Times is reporting that the company’s main backer, Softbank, is pushing for the company to put its troubled public offering on hold. Citing sources familiar with the company and its main investor, the Financial Times said that the cool reception We Company […]

AppZen nabs $50M to build AI tools for expenses and other finance team work – gpgmail

[ad_1] AI now touches every aspect of how a company operates — from forming the core of the service itself, through to customer interactions, building new things, and helping with mundane paperwork and other back-office tasks. Today, one of the faster-growing startups in the latter category is announcing a round of funding as it continues […]

After Epstein, it’s time for the Valley to find a moral view on capital – gpgmail

[ad_1] Is capital moral or amoral? In the predominant view held in Silicon Valley today, capital is amoral — cash is cash, and regardless of where it comes from, once it leaves the hand of its investor or donor, it no longer has that individual’s taint. That money might have previously been spent on acquiring […]

PrimaryBid closes $8.6M round for its platform aimed to help retail investors – gpgmail

[ad_1] PrimaryBid, a UK-regulated platform connecting publicly listed companies with everyday investors for discounted share issuances has previously raised $3M. It’s now upped those stakes with an $8.6M funding round, led by UK VCs Pentech and Outward VC with participation from new and existing investors. Craig Anderson, a partner at Pentech, will join the PrimaryBidBoard […]