Entrepreneurship

Small businesses play an important role in supply chain resilience

Small businesses play an important role in supply chain resilience

Small and medium-sized businesses are critical to US supply chains, but they lag behind in productivity and technology adoption. If government and industry could help these smaller supply chain companies upgrade their technology, it would make supply chains much more resilient by enabling data sharing and collaboration. Troy, COO of an overhead crane service company, …

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Cacheflow doubles its valuation while raising $10 million, proving the venture capital market is far from dead

Cacheflow doubles its valuation while raising $10 million, proving the venture capital market is far from dead

Cacheflow, a startup that builds tools for the software sales closing process, announced this morning that it has closed $10 million in new capital. CEO and co-founder of Cacheflow Sarika Garg told TechCrunch the new capital has doubled his company’s valuation, added former lead investor Glenn Solomon (GGV) to his board, and brought in new …

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New Seattle company founded by ex-Boeing executives aims to boost healthcare startups with diverse teams

New Seattle company founded by ex-Boeing executives aims to boost healthcare startups with diverse teams

Managing partners of Pier 70 Ventures, clockwise from top left: R. Miller Adams, Robert (Bob) Balk, Shaun Hawkins and Preetha Ram. (Photos from Pier 70 Ventures) A new healthcare-focused venture capital firm, Pier 70 Ventures, is growing on Seattle’s waterfront. Its managing partners have deep expertise in fostering startups and focus on funding diverse teams …

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"It's like networking on steroids": Sifted readers share their startup accelerator experiences

“It’s like networking on steroids”: Sifted readers share their startup accelerator experiences

Accelerators are one of the first steps in the journey of many startups. There are now hundreds of these cohort-based programs — which typically offer mentorship and support over a few weeks or months, plus potentially a cash injection — around the world. Without doubt the most famous accelerator in the world, the American Y …

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Investors remain cautious despite November funding hike to $1.27 billion

Investors remain cautious despite November funding hike to $1.27 billion

Indian startups raised $1.27 billion in funding in November – the highest in a month since June, when a funding slowdown became palpable and began to hit India’s funding market. The rise in funding last month was primarily driven by early and growth-stage funding rounds that crossed the $1 billion mark in revenue after more …

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