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Software startup Ondato moves to London in post-Brexit boost - City A.M.

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Software startup Ondato is establishing new headquarters in London, marking a show of confidence in the UK’s booming tech scene after Brexit. Ondato, which operates biometric authentication software, said it was “undeterred” by the UK’s departure from the EU and would use its new base in Canary Wharf to drive further expansion in Europe. Read more: UK and Turkey sign post-Brexit free trade deal The move comes after the company secured $2m (£1.5m) in seed capital from venture capital giant OTB Ventures and startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys. Ondato, which was founded in Lithuania in 2016, said it will also look to expand in France, Germany and Spain next year. Founder and chief executive Liudas Kanapienis told City A.M. that the move reflected continued confidence in the capital after the UK formally leaves the EU. “London was, is and will be the main financial centre in Europe,” he said. Adam Niewinski, managing partner at OTB Ventures, added that the capital was “still th

SecondAct Women, a small-business network, undergoes its own second act due to COVID - The Denver Post

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SecondAct Women, a small-business network, undergoes its own second act due to COVID - The Denver Post SecondAct Women, a small-business network, undergoes its own second act due to COVID - The Denver Post Brooklyn native launches start-up to assist more Black tech entrepreneurs - TheGrio Kylie Cook combines love for fashion and creativity in her Stephenville clothing store - TheChronicleHerald.ca The Best Gifts For Men: 27 Ideas To Help You Finish Your Holiday Shopping - Forbes SecondAct Women, a small-business network, undergoes its own second act due to COVID - The Denver Post Posted: 29 Dec 2020 05:00 AM PST The founders of SecondAct Women , a network of business women 40 and older, were adding members across the country and organizing events for female entrepreneurs when the pandemic forced the organization to stage its own second act. Like most business people, Barbara Brooks and Guadalupe Hirt  shifted acti

'Encore entrepreneurs' want their second act to be their own business - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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'Encore entrepreneurs' want their second act to be their own business - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 'Encore entrepreneurs' want their second act to be their own business - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Posted: 28 Dec 2020 03:00 AM PST MENU ACCOUNT SECTIONS OTHER CLASSIFIEDS CONTACT US / FAQ You are subscribed to email updates from "small business ideas for women" - Google News . To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now . Email delivery powered by Google Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

Small Business Administration - S.D. District Office releases Fiscal Year 2020 annual report - The Capital Journal

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Small Business Administration - S.D. District Office releases Fiscal Year 2020 annual report - The Capital Journal Small Business Administration - S.D. District Office releases Fiscal Year 2020 annual report - The Capital Journal Small Business Administration exec tours downtown Oxford - The Daily Dispatch How the latest coronavirus relief bill aids small businesses - ABC News COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program records show fraud - Crain's Chicago Business Small Business Administration - S.D. District Office releases Fiscal Year 2020 annual report - The Capital Journal Posted: 28 Dec 2020 09:07 AM PST "2020 was an exceptional year in terms of incredible economic ecosystem partnering to support South Dakota small businesses during COVID-19," began the Small Business Administration's release. "The pandemic shook up our business landscape, causing business owners and all who su

Small business ideas: 5 steps on how to go digital with your business - YourStory

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Small business ideas: 5 steps on how to go digital with your business - YourStory Small business ideas: 5 steps on how to go digital with your business - YourStory Posted: 21 Dec 2020 04:53 PM PST It is an open secret that the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns shifted consumer behaviour online. When the country went into lockdown in March 2020, consumers increasingly relied on digital platforms for their daily needs like groceries, education, and other essentials.  But what did this mean for over 60 million of India's small and medium businesses (SMBs)? Agile SMBs realised digitisation was a question of survival, and they adopted technology at a rapid pace. However, many others were not so lucky. Small businesses have learned, the hard way, the importance of five key aspects of digital transformation. Taken from SMBStory's video series Digital Playbook for SMBs , here are the five key small business ideas

How Johnny Boufarhat Built the Fastest Software Startup 'Unicorn' in History - The Information

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In the annals of venture capital, Hopin, which enables businesses to host events online, is a unicorn among unicorns: It might be the fastest business software startup to reach a private “unicorn” valuation of $1 billion, let alone the $2.1 billion it reached last month—just under a year after it was founded. Hopin owes that achievement to its red-hot revenue growth, fueled by the pandemic, which shut down in-person events such as conferences. In interviews with The Information, CEO Johnny Boufarhat revealed that Hopin’s revenue has surged to nearly $25 million of annualized recurring revenue from the $450,000 it was generating on that basis in March—an increase of more than 50 times.

Cloud data giant Rubrik acquires tech and IP assets from Seattle startup Igneous - GeekWire

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Vinod Marur, SVP of engineering at Rubrik. (Rubrik Photo) Rubrik, a Palo Alto, Calif-based cloud data management startup valued at more than $3 billion, has acquired technology and IP assets from Igneous, a Seattle startup that laid off staff last month. Founded in 2013 by veterans of Isilon Systems and NetApp, Igneous’ platform provides visibility and storage for unstructured data, or information that isn’t easily categorized, both in the cloud or on-premise. The company went through an undisclosed number of layoffs in November and employed 69 people at the time; there are now less than 40 employees listed on LinkedIn. Igneous has raised $70 million to date. Rubrik raised $261 million at a $3.3 billion valuation in January 2019. The 6-year-old company helps companies backup and protect their data across various platforms. “Combining the innovative technology that Igneous has built with the power and breadth of Rubrik’s platform will bring the best in class solution for unstruct