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August 2021

Important Skills to Look for in Job Candidates

When you are interviewing job applicants, there are certain “soft skills”—that is, non-technical skills that relate more to how you work with others and solve problems—that you should be on the lookout for, as these attributes are not usually spelled out on a candidate’s resume....

ConverseNow Closes on Series A

Voice-based AI technology company, ConverseNow, has closed on a $15 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures. The Austin-based company’s AI voice ordering assistants George and Becky work inside quick-serve restaurants to take orders via phone, chat, drive-thru and self-service kiosks, freeing up...

VOCHI Raises $2.4 Million

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow...

Blend Goes Public

Blend, a startup company founded in 2012 has steadily grown to be a leader in the mortgage tech industry. Blend’s white label technology powers mortgage applications on the site of banks including Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, for example, with the goal of making the...

YEC: How To Reach More Millennials on Social Media

For the many companies looking to reach millennials, social media is a commonplace to meet your audience. These social platforms provide great opportunities to engage with millennials and influence their purchasing behaviors. But how can you ensure your social media marketing efforts will be successful and won’t...

YEC: Tips to Make Meetings More Efficient

Unnecessary meetings often occur during normal work weeks which can cause mental fatigue for many employees. Nobody wants to sit through an in-person meeting or video conference to hear things that could have instead been summed up in an email message. YEC members were asked for...

Talkshoplive Raises $6 Million

Shopping-focused live video host platform, Talkshoplive, recently announced a $6 million seed extension led by Raine Ventures. The new round of funding gives Los Angeles-based Talkshoplive $10.5 million raised to date and enables it to scale its product management and technical teams. In addition, the...

Forbes: Company Perks For Summertime

Dealing with the mental and emotional burden of being stuck inside and busy all summer on their own, many companies take special measures to make the warmer months more enjoyable for their staff. The Forbes community was asked how they provide exciting perks and activities...