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 […]

Space is the next economic frontier… hear more about it at Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] For decades space has been the play place for world powers, but the advent of (relatively) cheap and frequent rocket launches has opened it up for new business opportunities. But it’s still hard as hell, as early adopters of this orbital economy Tess Hatch of Bessemer Ventures, Swarm’s Sara Spangelo and OneWeb’s Adrian Steckel […]

Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri – gpgmail

[ad_1] As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based venture capital firm, Pillar, Petri has a three-year $15 million commitment to back […]

WeWork and Uber are proof valuations are meaningless – gpgmail

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Equity, gpgmail’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex were back to cover a lot of late-stage news, which they rounded up with some early-stage notes towards the end. As a reminder, come check out the show at Disrupt SF if […]

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – gpgmail

[ad_1] The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious Internet […]

Another high-flying, heavily funded AR headset startup is shutting down – gpgmail

[ad_1] While Apple and Microsoft strain to sell augmented reality as the next major computing platform, many of the startups aiming to beat them to the punch are crashing and burning. Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets, has shuttered its HQ, laid off many of its employees and is selling off assets ahead of a […]

Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fans of sci-fi and fringe tech may already be familiar with the idea of the “space elevator,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — and totally impossible with today’s technology. But a pair of scientists think they’ve found an alternative: a Moon elevator. And it’s slightly less insane… technically. The idea […]

With the 2020 Cadillac CT4, GM begins to expand its hands-free Super Cruise driving system – gpgmail

[ad_1] GM’s high-end brand unveiled Thursday the 2020 Cadillac CT4, a sporty and small sedan that is designed and priced to attract younger buyers looking to enter the luxury car market. The vehicle’s debut also marks an important expansion for GM’s hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise. The hands-free driving system has been lauded for its […]

The youngest new partner at the venture firm Felicis Ventures, Niki Pezeshki, on how he wins deals – gpgmail

[ad_1] Felicis Ventures has, in its roughly 13 years of existence, established a reputation in venture circles as a smart early-stage investment firm that’s willing to make bets almost anywhere in the world. Founded by ex-Googler Aydin Senkut, the San Francisco-based firm has also demonstrated a knack for attracting talented investors into the fold, including […]

How to stop vanity marketing from killing your startup – gpgmail

[ad_1] In 2014, I got in on the ground floor of what I thought was a rocket ship. Fling was the fastest-growing app in 2014, and I was pulled in as their chief growth officer, with a handsome compensation package — one that in retrospect should have given me pause. Within 24 hours of arriving […]