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Remembering the startups we lost in 2020

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After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Atrium (2017-2020). Essential (2017-2020). HubHaus (2016-2020). Hipmunk (2010-2020). IfOnly (2012-2020). Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift.

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deliver:Agile — 2020 Reflections

Agile Alliance

The post deliver:Agile — 2020 Reflections first appeared on Agile Alliance. The program team — Cheryl Hammond, Amr Noaman, Amitai Schleier — and I had put together a lovely program full of interesting keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops. I was excited to feature a mix of the XP old guard and rising stars … Continued.

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How African startups raised investments in 2020

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It was expected that these figures would increase in 2020. Although 2020 didn’t witness the series of mammoth deals in 2019 and didn’t reach the $2 billion mark, it proved to be a good year for acquisitions. For 2020, the number dropped to $1.43 Briter Bridges pegged total 2020 VC for African startups at $1.31

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How VCs invested in Asia and Europe in 2020

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Wrapping our look at how the venture capital asset class invested in 2020, today we’re taking a peek at Europe’s impressive year, and Asia’s slightly less invigorating set of results. (We’re Q4 2020 saw $14.3 The Q4 2020 deal count was the lowest on record since the continent’s deal peak in Q1 2019.

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Monetization Monitor: Monetization Models and Pricing 2020

Customers demand—and suppliers offer—a diverse mix of monetization models for Software and Digital Services related to IoT Devices. However, many suppliers still struggle to get a full view of what’s being used by customers, what is owed to the vendors, and how a product is being used across the customer’s business.

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In 2020, VCs invested $428M into US-based startups every day

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Despite a pandemic that sparked a global recession, 2020 was still a record year for venture capital investments into American startups. venture capital market in 2020 was hot, it was not newly so. So far, 2021’s startup financing and exit market appears to be the mirror of what we saw in late 2020. But while the U.S.

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Revolut revenue grew by 57% in 2020

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In 2020, the company reported $361 million in revenue (£261 million) — that’s a 57% increase compared to 2019 revenue of $229 million (£166 million). In particular, Q1 2020 was a particularly bad quarter with $76 million (£55 million) in adjusted operating loss. In 2020, total non-adjusted operating loss reached $277 million (£200.6

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5 Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

Is your team focused on building a reliable tech stack for 2020? Forward thinking sales leaders are starting to prioritize technology initiatives. As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster.

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Upgrading Data Security in a Crisis

Speaker: M.K. Palmore, VP Field CSO (Americas), Palo Alto Networks

Thursday September 10th, 2020 at 11AM PDT, 2PM EST, 6PM GMT. In this webinar, you will learn: The future of data security. Preparing for crises that lead to security threats. How to update existing tech stacks to optimize data security. And much more!

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Tuesday December 15th, 2020 at 11AM PST, 2PM EST, 7PM GMT A roadmap to business excellence by understanding the importance of harnessing data, and automating processes. Keys to achieve the level of growth, cost optimization, and agility you want for your business.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT, 7PM BST Navigating idle clusters and bottlenecks. And solutions for many of the challenges holding your team back - from "I don't have time," to niche knowledge and talent problems.

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Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

Wednesday October 7th, 2020 at 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT, 6PM GMT In this webinar, you will learn: Making the choice to scale. How to scale economically and efficiently. Strategies to get internal support for your product.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

January 23, 2020 11:00 AM PST, 2:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM GMT. How to guide your management team and change agents on how to get productively business agile. All the steps involved in the change process to be successfully agile.

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Personalize Your User Experience Using Behavior Change Science

Speaker: Amy Bucher, Ph.D., Vice President of Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow

Wednesday August 12th, 2020 11AM PST, 2PM EST, 6PM GMT. How to determine the data needed to effectively personalize a product. Best practices for personalization that fit timeline and budget while empowering users. Are you looking for a good read and tips on how to make your products both captivating and effective?

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Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

April 14th, 2020 11:00am PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM GMT How to make the right architectural choices given particular application patterns and risks. Tradeoffs and key considerations for when to leverage Containers or Serverless. Join us to learn how you can unlock the benefits of the modern tech stack!