You can reach prospects who ignore your LinkedIn InMails in at least ten different ways. I am sure you familiar with some. How many of the following methods do you use in practice? (Please feel free to comment.) Email. If an email address is associated with a LinkedIn profile, your message will land in the same email Inbox as an ... Read More
Google and LinkedIn are two sites where sourcers spend most of their time. Both support Boolean search. Yet it works in very different ways. For starters, The search is not really Boolean (we can call it pseudo-Boolean). Google finds synonyms to all terms entered without quotation marks. A search like backend java engineer -engineer returns results while “formally” it should ... Read More
Diversity Sourcing is not easy. There is no clear way to search for diversity categories on social sites or Google. Our less-than-perfect but necessary approach consists of “shortcuts” – ways to search that are likely to bring up groups of potential diversity candidates. As an example, Jonathan Kidder has a collection of diversity Boolean strings. Glen Cathey’s blog offers quite a ... Read More
Searching for professionals on LinkedIn.com? At this time, business and personal users have the most powerful – but not officially documented – search ways and filters and cross-referencing ability, exceeding (the expensive) Recruiter’s. You can search for unique filters such as headlines and self-entered skills, and combine other filters such as company size, type, years of experience, or at school ... Read More
LinkedIn used to limit messages to your Group members to 15 per month. This restriction is gone. If you have a basic or business account, you can message fellow group members without restrictions. However, Group member search only offers finding people by name. How do you find group members who match a professional requirement? Here is a way I came ... Read More
As the world surveys the economic wreckage of the pandemic, there is talk of a K-shaped-recovery, where a fall for almost everyone is followed by a continued decline for some but a remarkable bounce back for others.
Global venture funding hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2021, per Crunchbase data. But, along with a surge in late stage funding, we also saw a marked increase in early-stage funding last quarter, with $39 billion invested in nascent startups, up from $25 billion in the fourth quarter and $22 billion in the first quarter of 2020.
2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe, with Investment in startups tracked at $21.4 billion in the first quarter, more than double funding amounts year over year and close to double over the last quarter of 2020.
In the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion, a 50 percent increase quarter over quarter and a whopping 94 percent increase year over year, and global funding hit an all-time high, marking the first single quarter to reach above $100 billion, according to Crunchbase data.
U.S startups founded solely by female founders raised only $3.2 billion in 2020, down a billion dollars from $4.2 billion in 2019 — the peak year for funding to sole female founders — per Crunchbase data. That drop in funding to sole female founders was particularly pronounced in the later-stage rounds, with seed and earlier stage funding amounts down just slightly year over year.
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