Startup Daily Harvest Reaches Unicorn Status With $1.1 Billion Valuation

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Solving Hard Problems: Traptic’s Harvesting Robots

K9 Ventures

The wheat would be harvested with sickles and then threshed by hand to separate the grain. But then, I drove down through Watsonville, CA on the way to Monterrey and saw acres and acres of strawberry, lettuce, and other ground crops that were still being harvested by humans — with their hands. ” Harvesting is a very repetitive, manual labor task. For the most part it’s rare for someone to say that they enjoy harvesting.


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Harvest your social media contacts


You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. The first semi–secret source is your LinkedIn contact list. You probably thought it was proprietary to LinkedIn, or at worst, available only when sending messages through LinkedIn to your list. I have thousands of LinkedIn contacts and am willing to assume you have a large number as well.

The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products


She was singing about the farmers who came into Tokyo at night to collect […] The post The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951, William McDonough remembers his mom singing to him at night in Japanese with her Alabama accent about the night soil and the workers with their honey wagons.

Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space


To bring the natural resources […] The post Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space appeared first on SiliconHills. Scott Wilcox, the director of South by Southwest Eco introduced the conference’s kickoff keynote address by Chris Lewicki, the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, Monday morning. “I am really excited about our opening speaker,” Wilcox said. “He helms a company whose vision is to do the impossible now.

Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform


With food delivery skyrocketing, delivery companies are duking it out over contracts […] The post Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Food delivery, whether in-home meal kits, like Blue Apron, or foodservice delivery, like Favor, is on the rise. Restaurant delivery, excluding pizza, grew by 33 percent since 2012, according to NPD Group’s foodservice market research.

Optimizing your Customer Acquisition Funnel

For Entrepreneurs

Startup Help freemium Harvesting demand versus creating demand Hubspot Inbound Marketing JBoss Lean startup Mirror42 Optimize customer acquisition funnel Remove blockage points in sales funnel Sales funnel sales process optimization SysomosAlmost every sales and marketing funnel has blockage points where the conversion rates are lower than hoped, or the process cannot be scaled.

Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

We expect harvest to occur three weeks earlier than our 2013 crop, which was picked on October 3. Since we replanted the vineyard in 2000, this may be the earliest Levensohn harvest yet (our latest was just before Halloween in 2005). do expect an excellent harvest again this year, with high fruit quality for cabernet sauvignon.

Weekend Favs April Twenty Six

Duct Tape Marketing

Good stuff I found this week: Harvest – Time tracking app that plugs into all your project and client work. DTM Favs Glip Harvest Hello Vibe Weekend Favs April Twenty Six written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital


Austin Andrew Romans Austin Ventures DLA Piper Eric Garcia Harvest Growth Capital Krishna Srinivasan LiveOak Venture Partners Lou Marchetti Pat Noonan Silicon Valley’s Georgetown Angels The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets from Leaders in the Startup Game Vista Equity Partners By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it.

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog The logistics of moving the 9 ton Amenemhat II Energy Harvesting Displays Uncle Sam’s App Store Farmer’s Mobile Catastrophe Fleet. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Calling Entrepreneurs: Huge Markets in Lab Grown Meats

Campus Entrepreneurship

In 2004, a group of researchers started the non-profit organization New Harvest , with the goal of promoting research into in vitro meat. From the New Harvest website: One novel line of research is to produce meat in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal. The resulting cells can then be harvested, seasoned, cooked, and consumed as a boneless, processed meat, such as sausage, hamburger, or chicken nuggets.

"How to patch stupidity"

deal architect

The article goes into the growing sophistication of "spearphishing" through harvesting of social networks to present personalized data. Interesting article in Dark Reading on the relatively powerful defense that comes from users who are trained to be smarter about security. Industry Commentary

Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

Traditionally, landowners make money by selling timber; trees are harvested for industrial purposes (and thus no longer able to capture carbon). Are the trees standing and capturing carbon or have they been harvested?

The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Robert Nathan Allen started eating bugs in Austin about four years ago and now he runs a cricket farm to harvest and sell edible insects. Eating bugs makes sense nutritionally, the insects are protein and iron rich, Allen said. Bugs also use less land, water and produce […] The post The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

4 Ways to Make a Small Profit from Your Lawn

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Seeds on the other hand can be harvested and sold, or reused for next year’s flowers. There are a variety of fun ways to profit from flowers such as selling bouquets, harvested seeds, or even a small picking garden that you can charge admission for.

The Weekly Wake Up – Reframing

Mike Michalowicz

As the fruit on the apple and pear trees grew, and the blueberries started to bud, these (expletive) birds have been enjoying our harvest. OUR harvest! ?. Ever since I can remember, my wife and I have wanted fruit trees in our yard.

5 Secrets That Make Jeff Bezos The Leader Of The Pack

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, he continues to invest in space travel and energy harvesting ( Blue Origin ), even though we haven’t yet run out of energy, and we still have space for growth.

6 Ways To Pull In Customers Without Push Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

How To Go Green on Your Next Building Project

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Collecting water through Rainwater harvesting systems for potable and non-potable purposes is also a great water-saving technology. Sustainable, environmentally-friendly business practices have become a focus for many enterprises around the world, including real estate and construction.

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Waiakea Water Joins List Of Sustainable Companies


Harmless Harvest. Harmless Harvest is a startup with plans to grow much bigger. Life in the office can be pretty frustrating if you’re a person that cares about sustainability and the environment. There are energy-inefficient overhead lights that are left on around the clock. Break rooms have plastic utensils and entirely too much paper is used. Increasingly, though, more and more companies are getting rid of these office norms and becoming environmentally friendly.

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Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital


The Austin-based startup closed its Series A round with additional investment from Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity and a number of Austin investors. Factom, a blockchain technology company, announced Tuesday that it has closed on $8 million in funding. In October, Factom announced it had closed its Series A round with $4.2 million in investment from […] The post Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Tips for Making Money in Educational Consulting – From a Profit First Professional

Mike Michalowicz

MONEY-MAKING TIP: Understand the principle of seed time and harvest time, or sowing and reaping. A farmer understands that if they do certain things now (plants seeds, cares for them, and allows time to pass), they can collect a harvest. But if the seeds are good (you have a great service) and they’re placed in good soil (you’re in a market that needs that service), the harvest will come. Be consistent and take the right, small steps every day, and a great harvest will come.

Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups


By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The eighteen companies demonstrating at Texas Venture Labs Venture Expo Thursday ranged from those that had found a better way to harvest antibodies to companies that could increase efficiency and reduce the cost of hybrid cars to a website that aggregates the products used by various celebrities. […] The post Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge


Because of lack of refrigeration, 20-to-30 percent of their harvest is spoiled, leaving them in perpetual poverty. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Shital Somani riveted the audience instantly, beginning her 90-second pitch at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge awards by announcing that 25 percent of farmers in India commit suicide. Solar Conduction [.] The post Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Quantum Technology Ecosystem – Explained

Steve Blank

If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics. Richard Feynman. IBM Quantum Computer. Tens of billions of public and private capital are being invested in Quantum technologies.

How Data is Changing the World

The Startup Magazine

This knowledge will give them detailed insights and help them make better decisions like knowing when and where to plant, apply fertilizer, and harvest. Humanity has come a long way, from not having the internet to generating over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every.

Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method


The concept is simply…since: Return on Investment (ROI) = Terminal (or Harvest) Value ÷ Post-money Valuation. (in So, let’s address each of these: Terminal Value is the anticipated selling price (or investor harvest value) for the company at some point down the road; let’s assume 5-8 years after investment. For example, a software company with revenues of $20 million in the harvest year might be expected to have after-tax earnings of 15%, or $3 million.

10 Examples of Remote Sensing Applications

The Startup Magazine

Planning and monitoring of field activities (plowing, seeding, harvesting, irrigation).

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning– Explained

Steve Blank

They are harvesting data on Americans to build profiles of our beliefs, behavior, and biological makeup for tailored attempts to manipulate or coerce individuals. Artificial Intelligence is a once-in-a lifetime commercial and defense game changer. download a PDF of this article here ).

Big Data, Big Danger: Protecting Your Most Vital Business Asset


Can you put a price on the value of the big data harvested by your business? You can harvest information about almost anything these days – but is it providing value to your business? Many business experts believe it could be the most valuable asset you have. Whether you like it or not, every business is a digital business now. And unless you are putting data at the heart of your business, you will be missing out on a lot of opportunities.

The story of ice

Start Up Blog

Originally ice was sold through an ice harvesting business. In the ice harvesting business in the early 1900’s, this meant that Bubba and Junior would go to a frozen lake or a frozen pond during the winter time and physically cut out large blocks of ice. And in 1900 over 900 million pounds of ice was harvested in the USA. And very few (if any) producers went from ice harvester, to ice factory, to refrigerator manufacturer.

Why Start-Ups Should Make Use Of Market Research


Harvesting unbiased, objective opinions from across your target audience will help you to spot any flaws in your idea while there’s still time to fix them.

Open Banking Is Becoming The Norm In The Banking Industry: Here’s What You Need To Know


Data harvesting and analysis is quickly topping one of the most the world’s most expensive industries. You may have received a loan from a bank at some point to finance a large purchase such as a house, car, or boat.

Cleantech Focus: R2 Recycling Discusses the Business Benefits of E-Waste & Computer Recycling

The Startup Magazine

Electronics have high-value parts and components that you should harvest before disposal. At the end of the year, we often find ourselves needing to make space at our offices.

6 Steps To Move From Inspiration To Business Reality

Startup Professionals Musings

I love good causes and social entrepreneurs, but a recent pitch to me about eliminating world hunger with a new product (harvesting algae at low cost) seemed to forget that really hungry people don’t have any money. As a new business advisor and occasional investor, I get approached regularly by people who have a dream or a new business idea, and are looking for support and money to make it a reality.

5 Pro Secrets On E-Agriculture Online Selling

The Startup Magazine

Every now and then, when you are able to harvest seasonal produce that’s limited in number, use that as your marketing invite. We have discussed the basic steps you should take as you make your farming business competitive in the online domain, through our Pinduoduo E-Agriculture posts.

Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Louisiana Caviar Company harvest its caviar from bowfin fish in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp, which is the largest wetland in the U.S. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company. The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. The company sells caviar with a Cajun twist, flavoring the delicacy with various Cajun spices.

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Both Sides of the Table

Another great option for is Daily Harvest. What I love about Daily Harvest is that everything comes frozen so I can have wholesome food in my freezer and available any time I need a meal or a snack.

Afraid To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone? Then You Can’t Lead In The Age Of COVID.


He also is chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc.

Conspire Analyzes Your Inbox to Help Strengthen Relationships


Alex Devkar and Paul McReynolds, both lawyers with computer science degrees from Stanford, set out to harvest the intelligence in the inbox by analyzing the strength of relationships among a person’s contacts. Conspire wants to strengthen the relationships with people in your inbox.

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Content Marketing Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization. Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.”

Great Ways for Seniors To Save Money

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Gardening at home is good for your health and vitality, and so is the food you can harvest after planting. If you are a senior citizen, you may be looking to cut expenses and live a more simple lifestyle so that you can enjoy what is most important to you.