The Silicon Dreams: Press by RJ Shara

A curated collection of articles on what's hot in the Startup Ecosystem

The Silicon Dreams is for startups and entrepreneurs, and streams live on Radio Zindagi 1170 AM (Bay Area Bollywood Radio Station) on Mondays from 3.30 to 4 pm. This blog presents a collection of articles, updated frequently, on topics that impact the startup ecosystem and businesses at large. Follow our podcast to stay updated weekly with fresh news from the entrepreneurs and policy makers

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Startups, Fundings & Exits

From Unity to Interfere with, tech has a specifically optimistic week

From Unity to Interfere with, tech has a specifically optimistic week

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised rate ranges days before IPO, to satisfy what had looked like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped. While TechCrunch was hectic producing our first-ever online Interrupt this week, the IPO market got even more amazing than expected– so here’s a fast look. Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised rate ranges days before IPO, to meet what had actually seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. The fact is that I have not had time to watch all of the talks– I was busy with the Extra Crunch stage and other things, and that’s not even counting other programs we had going on. How to get somebody who can make your company a tech company? …

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And the winner of Start-up Battleground at Disrupt 2020 is … Canix

And the winner of Start-up Battleground at Disrupt 2020 is … Canix

We started this competition with 20 outstanding start-ups. After 5 days of fierce pitching in an entirely brand-new virtual Start-up Battlefield arena, we have a winner. The startups participating in the Startup Battleground have actually all been hand-picked to take part in our highly
competitive start-up competition
. It was an unprecedented year as we moved all […]
After five days of fierce pitching in an entirely new virtual Start-up Battlefield arena, we have a winner. They all provided in front of numerous groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for an opportunity to win$100,000 and the sought after Disrupt Cup. You can check out more about Canix here. Watch the announcement below: …

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Are high churn rates dismal revenues for app developers?

Are high churn rates dismal revenues for app developers?

It’s excellent to enhance your membership app’s retention rates, but don’t do it for the 85/15 split. Are high churn rates dismal incomes for app developers? Turns out, the 85/15 split– which Apple is keen to discuss anytime designers grumble about the App Shop rev share– does not have a meaningful impact for the majority of developers. Leading mobile apps like Netflix and Spotify report churn rates in the low single digits, but they are the outliers. According to our data, the typical churn rate for membership apps is around 13%for month-to-month memberships and around 50% for annual….

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In the middle of layoffs and accusations of scams, the FBI has actually jailed NS8’s CEO following its $100+ million summertime financing

In the middle of layoffs and accusations of scams, the FBI has actually jailed NS8’s CEO following its $100+ million summertime financing

The tagline from today’s statement from the United States Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York says everything:”Adam Rogas Supposedly Raised$123 Million from Investors Utilizing Financial Declarations that Revealed 10s of Millions of Dollars of Earnings and Assets that Did Not Exist”. Rogas, the co-founder and previous chief executive and […]
Lightspeed Ventures helped lead NS8’s$123 million Series A this June.”While raising over$100 million from investors for his fraud avoidance business, Rogas himself presumably was engaging in a brazen fraud. Over the very same period bank Rogas modified bank declarations to reflect$40 million in profits that merely were not there, according to the Justice Department’s allegations. After the round was completed, NS8 did a secondary offering which let Rogas money out of $17.5 million through personal sales and through a business he managed, according to the declaration from the DOJ. …

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Sales & marketing

9 Social Impact Models That Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

9 Social Impact Models That Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

Favorable social modification is an essential part of a strong service. Here is a list of the business that stand out in cause marketing and social modification. The physical fitness beverage business has actually put together a giveback initiative with item drops around the nation at firehouses and health centers for those on the front lines. The business likewise provides very first responders/ health care workers a case of their energy beverages if they DM the Celsius Instagram page with a picture of their work ID. Released in 2012, Flatiron Health is a health care tech business that makes every effort to enhance lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. Recognizingand resolving a crucial however fairly simple concern, Flatiron Health supplies an essential design for innovation that can lead to an effective and impactful business….

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What the Presidential Campaign Can Teach Us About Sales and Marketing

What the Presidential Campaign Can Teach Us About Sales and Marketing

You can utilize these same tactics to make more customers. They have actually got to get the job before they can do it. This mode of persuasion efforts to appeal to our heads with information and logic. Values is all about developing yourself as someone deserving of believing.The third and most effective mode of persuasion in an election and in company is”pathos,”or feelings. If we can get them to feel something, we can get them to do something. Business owners are on a perpetual campaign to bring in more clients and sell more services and products….

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7 Books for Shifting Your Point Of View On Success

7 Books for Shifting Your Point Of View On Success

The experience of others can teach you a lot about how to craft your own meaning of achievement. 7 Books for Shifting Your Perspective On Success Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM….

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Releasing a Direct to Customer Brand? Here Are the 8 Success Secrets.

Releasing a Direct to Customer Brand? Here Are the 8 Success Secrets.

Set your DTC brand name as much as be a blockbuster with these prep steps. Releasing a Direct to Consumer Brand? You can hear the heart of the brand beat with every new heading, and see the starting group grin from ear to ear with each item shot you present.But all that excitement tends to get matched with the anxiety of an effective launch. One of our most successful launches was Winged Health, a female-focused way of life brand name. We strategically activated our social project 3 months before the projected launch date to begin growing an audience on social channels with our female-empowerment quote cards and way of life images(we didn’t really have the last item yet) and drive traffic to the brand name’s landing page. If you’re releasing a skin-care brand name, think about sharing content on food that might assist someone’s complexion.Pro-Tip: Consider a pre-order campaign so you can evaluate how much stock you’ll need to have on hand the day of launch….

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