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How Tech is Helping Startups Raise Money, Hire Talent, and Grow Their Business
For decades, startups have propelled America’s economy forward. Startups create jobs over five times faster than more established companies and are responsible for many of the innovations that have transformed the world. As our country recovers from the pandemic, startups will play a critical role in the next phase of rapid job growth if they have the tools and investment needed to succeed. In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is helping startups raise money, hire talent, and grow their business.
A startup accelerator is a mentor-based program that provides guidance, support, and limited funding to new companies in exchange for equity. Silicon Valley Bank shares tips and insights into what accelerators look for in a startup and how entrepreneurs can best utilize this option to grow their business.
The episode of Kleiner Perkins’ podcast, Go to Market Grit, discusses what it takes to be an effective CEO of a growing company with the CEO of Incorta. The discussion focuses on personal obstacles, fundraising challenges, and how to navigate investors and boards of directors.
Accel’s Secrets to Scaling series features leaders from across the company's portfolio sharing advice with the next generation of entrepreneurs. Their latest interview is with the CEO of Snyk, a cybersecurity company founded in 2015, and highlights the importance of entrepreneurship, tips on picking co-founders and investors, and advice on how to build a global company from day one.
Rubrik is a cloud data management company backed by TechNet founder and Executive Council member John Chamber’s company JC2 Ventures. Rubrik founder and CEO Bipul Sinha shares important advice for founders looking to scale their organizations. Sinha discusses how founders can successfully evolve their startup, including focusing on how to allocate time, developing new skills, and seeking advice early and often.
Amazon’s Launchpad helps entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses build their brands, overcome barriers, and deliver innovative products to customers around the world. In 2021, Amazon Launchpad has devoted $1.3 million in grants and services supporting small and medium-sized businesses to help the company’s third-party retailers achieve scale. Prepdeck, a kitchen organizer, was named the 2021 Amazon Launchpad Innovator of the Year and received an additional $100,000 in grants and prizes.
Carta Launch was designed to help founders spend more time building their companies and celebrating their milestones — and less time worrying about whether they are fundraising or managing equity the right way. The platform uses scenario modeling features to help founders make informed fundraising decisions, automate financing options, and save time. Launch companies have raised over $6.2 billion on Carta to date.
What's New in Tech
Argo AI is working with Ford and Walmart to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in three U.S. cities: Miami, Austin, and Washington, D.C. The service will expand over time with initial integration testing beginning later this year. The collaboration will showcase how autonomous technology can enhance customer experiences while also optimizing logistics and operations for businesses.
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Nobuyuki Yamaga has loved origami since childhood. Today, he uses Google Android’s TalkBack on Pixel to share his paper creations with the world, marrying his interest in the traditional Japanese art with his work sharing helpful technology for people with blindness, like himself.