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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...

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...