Anthony Kennada on Category Creation and Early Stage Marketing

One thing I see time and time again through each Acceleprise cohort is the value of SaaS founders connecting with other SaaS founders — to share learnings, best practices, and meet peers as they go through both difficulties and excitements of starting a company. And so when I heard about Chalk, I knew I wanted to start a community for SaaS Founders, to create more opportunities for connection and sharing amongst this group that I so close

Finding and Honing Opportunities Amidst Uncertainty: Four Insights from Today’s Tech Leaders

Today, in virtual boardrooms across the country, we’re seeing leaders facing unprecedented uncertainty. They’re having tough and exciting conversations with investors, employees, and customers around what the future holds, and helping their teams learn to not only adapt, but foster new opportunities during some very big changes. Last night at our Innovator Series, we hosted a number of tech industry leaders to talk about what leading through uncertainty means for them, and how they’ve managed...

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity at | Phase 1: Hire, develop, and retain talent

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people each account for less than 8% of the Professionals category in U.S.high tech industry labor data (link). According to the Harvard Business Review, in an investigation of the state of venture capital between 1990 and 2017, only 8% of investors were women and less than 3% were Black and Latinx. This problem carries forward into community and employee development and leads to massive employee attrition reflected in the fact that POCs are most likely to leave...

3 Emerging Technologies Helping Companies Comply with Evolving Privacy Legislation

This week we hosted our first Early Adopters Council briefing, focused on privacy and security and the emerging market trends and technologies in response to legislations such as CCPA, GDPR, New York Privacy Act, Canadian Privacy Act, and more. We kicked off the event with an overview of the privacy and security landscape from two members of our investment team, Pranavi Cheemakurti and Akul Penugonda, followed by a look at two startups solving for privacy & security compliance: Polymer & Pri...

The Future of Work | Top 5 Insights from Eric Yuan, Founder & CEO of Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work overnight. Companies across the globe, small and large, were forced to shut their doors and continue business remotely for the foreseeable future. After a few weeks time, many were pleasantly surprised by their increase in productivity. As a result, companies that would never have considered remote work an option prior to the pandemic are now open to more flexible working options, and many tech companies have announced a move to 100% remote, dist...

The Innovator Series: Future of Work | Panel Discussion

We had the pleasure of talking to four thought leaders in the tech industry about the Future of Work, and what things might look like over the next few years. We were joined by Wendy Cohen, Principal at Accenture, Chris Herd, Founder and CEO of Firstbase, Jibril Sulaiman, Founder of Incluzion, and Krish Ramineni, Cofounder and CEO of Fireflies. The conversation was thoughtfully facilitated by Olivia, Head of Corporate Engagement & Partnerships for Acceleprise. All four panelists are focused on

Ethical, full of heart, and redefining an industry

At Dhyana Cleaning, we’re deeply committed to keeping our cleaners, our customers, our community, and our planet happy and healthy. We’re an ethical cleaning company with a twist; we believe that today’s cleaners are tomorrow’s leaders! Our cleaners are at the heart of our business and we deeply care about their well-being, offering our team health benefits, professional development opportunities, and a voice in how our business operates.

Three Ways Retailers Can Prepare for the 'Convenience Economy'

Grocery retailers are being challenged to keep up with the emergence of the “Convenience Economy,” in which today’s shopper increasingly has immediate access to the products and services they want, at the tap of a button. Whether it’s skipping the payment process at the end of a cab ride by using Uber or pre-ordering your coffee via the Starbucks app, these types of services are driving a huge shift in consumer expectations for real-time, on-demand, convenient experiences ...

The year of the Convenience Economy

Last year saw one of the biggest transformations in the retail landscape to date: the proliferation of the ‘Convenience Economy’ -- a growing new sector empowered by consumers that want the most convenient shopping experience possible in terms of time, effort, and cost, i.e. getting what they need with the click of a few buttons on their mobile. Services like UberX, Foodora and Jiffy, have helped shape customer expectations to get what they want -- transportation, food, services, and more ...

Loyalty & eCommerce, til death do us part

The day has come. You’re ready to place your first grocery order online. Your friends have boasted about how easy it is for months, but you’ve always been a bit skeptical. Besides, you’ve been going to the supermarket every Sunday for years, so why change now? However, this week is exceptionally busy and the fridge is near empty, so you decide to give it a try. You go to your grocer’s website and sign up using your current loyalty card number ...

Unata Partner Summit: Keeping our Partners at the Forefront of Grocery

At Unata, we understand that technology is changing at lightning speed, and with it are the expectations of the modern shopper. That’s why our mission is to provide a best-in-class product that will keep our partners at the forefront of the grocery industry at all times. However, while digital is Unata’s expertise, we value the experience and input from our retail partners — those who live and breathe the frontlines every day. This is why we created the bi-annual Unata Partner Summit: an opportunity for our retail and technology partners to come together ato shape ...

Unata Integrates with ShopperKit Fulfillment Technology to Offer Comprehensive Solution for Grocers

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Unata, the leader in 1-to-1 digital solutions for grocers, and ShopperKit, the first enterprise class software built specifically for in-store grocery fulfillment, are announcing a partnership to bring an all-in-one, market-ready eCommerce and eCatering solution to grocery retailers. Unata and ShopperKit’s integrated solution is market-tested and has been live with Roche Bros., a Boston-based supermarket, since 2016.
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