Startups Rush to Count Company Carbon Emissions

CFO News Room

Founded in 2019, Watershed is one of several startups vying to sell carbon-accounting software. Do you think startups aiming to improve carbon disclosures by businesses will succeed? based startup Persefoni Inc. Adam Kramer, chief executive of startup nZero.

Cloud ERP Empowers Scaling of Biotech Startups

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Biotech startups have a lot to juggle. Life Sciences Start-up Biotechnology

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Startups Join AI Acquisition Rush

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A growing number of venture capital-backed firms are buying artificial-intelligence startups, holding off public market debuts as they bulk up on products and services, startup founders and investors say.

MiB: Steve Case on AOL, Startups & Venture

The Big Picture

He describes Rise of the Rest as “going beyond Silicon Valley and coastal dollars to find early-stage startups and invest in these companies.” The post MiB: Steve Case on AOL, Startups & Venture appeared first on The Big Picture.

How to Implement an ERP Solution at Your Startup

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Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has become a matter of survival for startups that want to scale fast or involve complex manufacturing operations, as the process efficiencies and data transparency ERP delivers can make or break such businesses.

Benefits and Pitfalls of ERP for Startups

Navigator SAP

Life sciences and biotech companies often make miracles happen, but the road from a spark of genius to a regulator-approved product isn’t easy. Getting to market involves investment, risk-taking, and strategic planning — all at a rapid pace. Life Sciences ERP Start-up Biotechnology

Startup turns employee phones into predictable OpEx

CFO Dive

Riding the device-as-a-service (DaaS) wave, Everphone saves an enterprise customer 21% on mobile device costs, the company’s CEO says

Ford Unloads Further 7 Million Shares in Electric-Vehicle Startup Rivian

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Ford Motor said it unloaded more shares of Rivian Automotive Inc., further pressuring the electric-truck maker’s battered stock price. Ford sold 7 million Rivian shares at a price of $26.88, the company said in a regulatory filing late Friday.

Franchise vs. Startup: Which Way to Go

CFO News Room

You know that you want to run your own business but can’t decide whether you should buy a franchise or launch a startup from scratch. Individuals who believe they can build a better mousetrap and want the freedom of entrepreneurship may be better off launching their own startup.

Turnkey Startup Office Solution – Builds Business Credit

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Startup Office Solution Finding the right turnkey office solution for your startup can be a serious challenge. The post Turnkey Startup Office Solution – Builds Business Credit appeared first on Business Credit.

Business Startup Costs: It’s in the Details

CFO News Room

Especially in the early stages, startup costs require careful planning and meticulous accounting. Startup costs are the expenses incurred during the process of creating a new business. . Post-opening startup costs include advertising, promotion, and employee expenses.

Startup Fundraising - SAFEs vs. Convertible Notes

CFO Selections

Raising capital for startups can be challenging. Every startup founder is sure their company will be the next unicorn. After all, statistics prove that more than two-thirds of startups never deliver a positive return to investors.

Space Exploration Startup Intuitive Machines Reaches $1 Billion SPAC Merger

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Intuitive Machines LLC is is combining with a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that would take the space-exploration infrastructure provider public at a valuation that could top $1 billion, company officials said. Houston-based Intuitive Machines provides data and technology, including small spacecraft and robots, to support lunar missions by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and others.

Silicon Valley Investors Give Startups Survival Advice for Downturn

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After years of funneling cash into startups’ grand ambitions, Silicon Valley investors are engaging in the grim ritual of delivering survival advice to their portfolio companies.

Is Corporate Venture Capital Right for Your Startup?

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Traditionally, startups have looked to three primary sources for funding: venture capital firms (VCs), angel investors, and family offices. In other words, if you’re considering a CVC partner right now, there’s a decent chance that your potential investor has little to no experience making similar investments and supporting similar startups. How can entrepreneurs decide whether corporate funding is a good fit for their startup, and if so, which CVC to pick?

Base pay comprises as little as 37% of startup exec comp: study

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While median executive compensation rose 8.5% in 2021, many C-suite pay packages lack structural protections needed in volatile markets

Shareholder Sues Rivian, Alleging Startup Misled Investors on Vehicle Pricing

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alleging the electric-vehicle startup misled investors by failing to disclose it had underpriced its vehicles and would need to raise prices after its market debut. A shareholder is suing Rivian Automotive Inc.,

Will You Be a Biotech Startup to Watch in 2022?

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The New York Lottery used to say that to be a winner, “All it takes is a dollar and a dream!”. Start-up Biotechnology

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Best FP&A Software for Startups

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Why are FP&A software tools essential for startups and small businesses? For all of these reasons, more and more companies- including small businesses and even startups- are looking for FP&A solutions to help them stay ahead of the competition.

Startup funding in logistics: Focused investment in a growing industry

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Funding for logistics startups almost doubled in 2021—here’s where investors are focusing. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure

CFO Yeah! – #27 Startup Finance & Green Strategy for CFOs with Nick Rose of Enable

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27 Startup Finance & Green Strat… CFO Yeah! finance cfo cfo connect business fundraising startup tech software finance automation enable. CFO Yeah! #27 by CFO Connect. After 16 years at large building materials distributor Travis Perkins, Nick Rose took a leap of faith.

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E-commerce startup DealShare raises $45 million from ADIA

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Sourjyendu Medda, co-founder and chief business officer, said DealShare is on track to hit $1 billion of gross revenue run rate with just three years in operations, and is likely to hit $3 billion of gross revenue run rate in the next 12 months.

22-Year-Old Entrepreneurs Win ‘Shark Tank’ Deal For Quevos Startup

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Retail food and beverage funding Investments News Quevos startups Venture CapitalInvestor Daniel Lubetzky.

Green Startups, Flush With Cash, Face Pressure to Make Climate Advances

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Green startups hit the lottery last year. About 1,200 privately held green startups raised a record $45 billion last year , roughly double the previous year’s total, according to PitchBook. The bankruptcies of solar startup Solyndra LLC and battery upstart A123 Systems Inc.

Tech Startups Eye Bolstering Funding With Discounts

PYMNTS

San Francisco tech startup founders are accepting tougher funding terms — if they can even get any money — as many announce layoffs, cuts and spending freezes amid the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the Financial Times (FT). “At

Tencent, Primavera Staking $300M On Chinese Grocery Delivery Startup

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A Chinese startup is landing hundreds of millions in additional financing as a group of investors – which includes Tencent – eyes the country’s fast-growing grocery delivery sector. Investments china funding grocery delivery international News Primavera startups tencent What Is Investing?

Visa Leads Latest Funding For FinTech Startup Nium 

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FinTech payments startup Nium , based in Singapore, is getting a new round of funding led by new investors Visa and BRI Ventures. On the enterprise front, the startup serves clients across six continents. .

Car-Sharing Startup Getaround Looks For Buyer

PYMNTS

The Softbank -backed startup had been valued at $1-plus billion, but travel-related businesses have been financially decimated as COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, forces people indoors for both school and work, and outdoor gatherings are reduced or banned.

#30 The Startup Finance Playbook & Untangling Tax with Asif Ahmed of Acclivity Advisors

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For the past 10+ years, Asif Ahmed has been focusing on helping entrepreneurs structure and leverage their finance processes to grow faster. He’s also been a tax advisor for HMRC, and is Managing Director at Acclivity Advisors.

Swedish Startup Lendify Closes $115M Funding Deal

PYMNTS

Swedish peer-to-peer (P2P) lending startup Lendify has secured $115 million in funding from Insight Investment, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday (Oct. In the past, the startup was supported by P2P lending and institutional capital.

Tech Startups Laid Off 70K Since March

PYMNTS

But the ranks of tech startups have been devastated with the layoff of nearly 70,000 workers in the last four months, putting the kibosh on the information technology’s (IT) talent pipeline, according to a report by BuyShares.co.uk., No sector of the U.S

Wells Fargo Accelerator Adds Biz Card Startup Extend

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Extend and Oliver have joined the ranks of Wells Fargo 's Startup Accelerator, which a press release stated will afford them education, mentorship and investment to guide early-stage growth. The Startup Accelerator is a portfolio of startup companies working across a varied set of fields, including customer experience, payments, marketing, risk and regulation, climate change and security, the release stated.

Shopify Supports Startups With $200 Loans

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Nejatian said $200 “may not seem like a lot,” but Shopify has witnessed startups launching with only $200 and becoming multi-million dollar firms. He added that the majority of small business startups “don’t have a five-year plan and have terrible credit scores.

GM, Hyundai Invest In Self-Driving Tech Startup

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Some of the world’s largest car makers and auto industry investors are pumping tens of millions of dollars into a United Kingdom startup with an augmented reality (AR) head-up display system for drivers, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

Grab Creates Accelerator For Vietnam Startups

PYMNTS

Singapore-based app Grab has launched an accelerator program for startups in Vietnam, according to a report by Deal Street Asia. The startup ecosystem in Vietnam is growing incredibly fast, and tech clusters are also expanding geographically.