In this month’s Founder Spotlight episode, we chatted with Itamar Ben Hemo, the co-founder and CEO of Rivery, the SaaS ELT platform that streamlines data integration, transformation, and orchestration. In the conversation Itamar discussed the importance of building with a PLG motion or “self-service” approach, how to know when to turn a feature into a product, how startups can compete with legacy players, and more. Watch it now:
On Wednesday, November 9th we’ll be hosting an in-person and livestreamed event on “Bridging the Gap Between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0”. You’ll hear from representatives of leading Web 2.0 corporates moving toward Web 3.0, the crypto startups enabling the move, and investors in the space. Register today to join us via livestream:
In 2021, investors poured massive amounts of capital into the digital health space. In 2022, investments into the US health sector were lower, but we’re still on track to outpace 2020’s funding. So, what does it take to build and obtain funding for a digital health startup? In this Entrée Capital blog we outline some key questions that you should be able to answer in order to validate (and hopefully fund) your startup in this space:
☁️ Blink (Israel Fund III) announced the ability to trigger automations with events from HashiCorp Terraform Cloud using Run Tasks.
? Bujeti (Global Fund III) launched exclusive beta access to its expense management platform.
? BRIA (Israel Fund III) announced a strategic partnership with Getty Images to transform visual content through responsible AI.
? Classiq (Israel Fund III) announced a partnership with Rolls Royce to implement novel computational fluid dynamics algorithms.
? Empathy (Israel Early Growth II) was named as one of Wired’s Hottest Startups in Tel Aviv list for the second year in a row.
? IRP Systems (Israel Fund II) received the Technical Leadership Award from FISITA, the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies.
? Mesh Payments (Israel Early Growth I) was selected as one of the most promising private fintech companies in the world by CB Insights Fintech 250.
?? OpenWeb (Israel Early Growth I) announced a $170M Series F, bringing its value to $1.5 billion.
? Re:cap (Global Fund III) announced a partnership with Chargebee, one of the globally leading subscription billing and revenue management platforms.
? Stash (Global Fund I) launched crypto investing with unique guardrails, including a crypto calculator that helps customers determine the amount of crypto recommended to diversify their portfolio.
? Via (Global Fund III) partnered with LATAM-based crypto platform Bitso as part of its efforts to set the standard for the future of employment.
? Vyne (Global Fund II) was a gold winner for OpenBanking Innovation in the Juniper Research Future Digital Fintech and Payments Awards.
No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, is a winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. In it, award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade.
“The most enrapturing book about Silicon Valley drama since Hatching Twitter” (Fortune), No Filter “pairs phenomenal in-depth reporting with explosive storytelling that gets to the heart of how Instagram has shaped our lives, whether you use the app or not” (The New York Times).
In this episode of The Twenty Minute VC (20VC), Harry Stebbings speaks with Emil Michael, the Former Chief Business Officer at Uber. At Uber, Emil was known as Travis Kalanick’s (Uber’s co-founder and former CEO) right hand man and was instrumental in raising nearly $15BN from some of the largest investors in the world, making Uber the most valuable private tech company ever. In the conversation they discuss the biggest mistakes people make when negotiating, what he would have done differently if he was still at Uber, an analysis of the the VC landscape today, and more.