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September 2021

How to Salvage an Investor Pitch Meeting

Investor meetings are often difficult to ace for many startup founders which can lead to fumbled pitches. YEC members were asked for some tips on how to salvage the meeting when they don't go your way and Appetizer Mobile's CEO, Jordan Edelson, stated "Turn your...

Thatch Closes Additional $3 Million

Thatch has announced a $3 million Seed II round led by Wave Capital. They were joined by Freestyle VC’s Jenny Lefcourt and Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph. It brings Thatch’s total investment to $5.2 million since the company was founded by West Askew, Abby West and...

Sugar Raises $2.5 Million

Sugar, a startup that aims to turn apartment buildings into interactive communities has closed on $2.5 million in seed funding. Seed investors include MetaProp, Agya Ventures, Concrete Rose, Debut Capital, The Community Fund, Consonance Capital, Lightspeed Scout Fund and Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH syndicate. Also participating...

Rutter Raises $1.5 Million

Rutter, a remote-first company, is developing a unified e-commerce API that enables companies to connect with data across any platform. It was recently announced that a $1.5 million fund was raised from a group of investors including Haystack, Liquid 2 and Basis Set Ventures. Founders...

Diamond Age Closes Seed Round

Diamond Age, a Bay Area startup company, announced that it has raised $8 million. The seed round is led by Prime Movers Lab and Alpaca VC and features a slew of additional firms, including Dolby Family Ventures, Calm Ventures, Gaingels, Towerview Ventures, GFA Venture Partners...

Creating Highly Influential Content

Today's consumers are looking for a steady stream of valuable, interesting information from the brands and influencers they follow. Creating this content and being able to do so consistently can often lead to many issues for creators. Fortunately, YEC members were asked to provide some tips on...

Forbes: Optimizing Facebook Ads For Conversions

The myriad targeting options Facebook offers makes reaching your audience easy. The trick is to know which option will best serve your brand and most effectively drive conversions. Forbes community members were asked for some tips on the topic and Appetizer Mobile's CEO, Jordan Edelson,...

Everstage Closes Seed Round

Startup company, Everstage, announced today that it has raised a $1.7 million seed round led by 3One4 Capital. Everstage was created to provide more transparency about sales commissions. Sales representatives and other customer-facing employees get real-time data about their performance. They can also use Everstage...

WoodSpoon Raises $14 Million

WoodSpoon, a home-cooked food delivery service, is planning an expansion after raising $14 million in Series A funding. Restaurant Brands International led the round along with World Trade Ventures and a group of individual investors, including Victor Lazarte. They began reaching out to local home...

Third Wave Automation Closes Series B Round

Third Wave Automation, a California-based startup founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures. Third Wave and Toyota Industries will develop an autonomous...