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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Jay Chapel, CEO, ParkMyCloud

The challenges businesses and services are facing right now vary from wild fluctuations in supply chains; to enormous digital demand on the technologies and platforms that enable us to stay connected and live productive lives. This is why Jay Chapel is looking for ways to help organizations reduce costs across the board. Collecting information from great companies, we hope our conversation shares some ideas that may help in some small way.

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Quick Answers to Quick Questions: Ryan Maguire, CTO & VP, KIN + Carta

Ryan Maguire is CTO & VP of emerging capabilities and partnerships at Kin + Carta. Prior to navigating our way through social distancing, Ryan and I connected about his work at Kin + Carta, a business "built for the 2020's" - with a collaborative ecosystem of 1,600 strategists, engineers, and creatives across four continents. When we last checked in, like so many of us, Ryan and his teams are spending their time closely monitoring and manoeuvring the impacts COVID-19 on their business, clients and investors. However, here is the conversation we had in early March.

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COVID-19 SaaS Industry Research

In partnership with RevOps2, we are conducting research on how COVID-19 is impacting SaaS companies. Our goal is to use the collective knowledge and actions of our membership to provide insights and guidance to the overall SaaS industry. All information will be aggregated and anonymized to protect the privacy and confidentiality of every participant.

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Coronavirus Information and Resources for VCs and Startups

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to address the VC industry’s needs and provide resources that aim to help firms and portfolio companies during this challenging time. This webpage provides important information and resources to venture-backed companies about the federal response to COVID-19, including tax credits, loan opportunities, and sick leave. NVCA will update this information as it becomes available.

5 Tech IPOs to Watch for in 2020

This year will likely bring far less unicorn hype, but tech firms with promising business models and profit outlooks could be poised for healthy IPOs in 2020.

Sports writing startup hits $500M valuation

Subscription focused, The Athletic has grown rapidly since its start in 2016. Founded by Adam Hansmann and Alex Mather, the VC-backed sports website, has bucked the trend by focusing on annual subscriptions. And with its latest funding of $50 million, the company is now worth $500 million.

AI Startups of 2019: Where Are They Now?

In February 2019, CB Insights announced their third annual AI 100 - a list of the 100 most promising AI startups across the globe. And today, they're recapping where those companies made it in the past 12 months.

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