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Kim Kardashian & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beloved’ Former Business Manager Found Dead Inside Car Trunk

A woman who worked as a business manager for many high-profile celebrities over her decades-long career in the entertainment industry appears to have been horribly murdered, according to reports. Angela “Angie” Kukawski was found dead late last week in the trunk of a car parked in the city of Simi Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. The Ventura County Coroner’s Office confirmed the investigation with Variety, as well as the findings […]

todayDecember 29, 2021 1

Music News

Twisted Sister Guitarist Releases Memoir + Business Advice Book

Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has just released a new book, Twisted Business: Lessons Learned From My Life in Rock 'N' Roll, which he has dubbed a 'bizoir' — a combination of a memoir and business advice.The book was co-written with management expert Steve Farber and recollects French's youth as John Segall — his birth name before he later adopted an alias and formed Twisted Sister, slugging it out on […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021 1


Product-led growth means changing your whole business — not just the ‘product’

One of the hottest trends in the startup ecosystem is product-led growth (PLG). The PLG approach to introducing a solution to the market is focused on the end-user.Initially, many B2B founders viewed PLG as more of a go-to-market motion where providing a freemium offering would enable a company to be product-led. However, this is not enough. End-users aren’t simply the people who use the product and decide whether to recommend […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 2 3 4


Become a digital mogul with this Private Label Business Bundle training for under $20

TLDR: The 2021 Private Label Business Bundle can help you find the right product to start a white label brand without any of the stocking and shipping problems most retailers face. There are literally thousands of products being made all around the world. They’re high quality, sought-after items that millions of shoppers everywhere are always ready to step up and purchase. All that’s missing is a name on their packaging. That’s […]

todayAugust 8, 2021 4


Airtel Africa gets an extra $200M for its mobile money business from QIA – 98bmp

Three months ago, Mastercard invested $100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) — the mobile money business of telecom Airtel Africa. This was two weeks after it also received $200 million from TPG’s Rise Fund. Today, the African telecoms operator has announced that it has secured another investment for its mobile money arm. The investor? Qatar Holding LLC, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth […]

todayJuly 30, 2021 1


Zoom drops $14.7B on Five9 to boost post-pandemic business

Just two years after going public at a $9 billion valuation, videoconferencing giant Zoom has agreed to buy cloud call center firm Five9 for a cool $14.7 billion.The all-stock deal will allow Zoom to expand its range of services, CEO Eric Yan said in a statement on Sunday:We expect that this acquisition will help enhance Zoom’s presence with customers and allow us to accelerate our long-term growth opportunity by adding the $24 […]

todayJuly 19, 2021 4


Sellful is a turn-key business softwate for creating an entire business infrastructure in seconds

TLDR: Sellful is a white label service that puts all of your digital business tools into one place for efficient retailing, manufacturing, sales, marketing, customer relations, and more.Trying to launch an online business is not as simple as building a website and setting it live. Sure, that may be where it all begins, but if you really want this endeavor to take off and fly, there are so many factors […]

todayJune 29, 2021 1


With Wickr purchase, AWS enters the encrypted messaging business – 98bmp

To get a roundup of 98bmp’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 25, 2021. We have a great block of startup news and Amazon coverage for you today. But before we get into all of that, a note that there are only two weeks left before our 98bmp Early Stage 2021: […]

todayJune 25, 2021 1


Denmark’s Templafy raises $60M for its B2B SaaS platform that does business document creation – 98bmp

Templafy, a Denmark-born B2B SaaS platform that does business document creation, has raised a $60 million D round of funding led by Blue Cloud Ventures. All previous investors also participated, including Insight Partners, Seed Capital, Dawn Capital and Damgaard Company. Templafy has now raised a total of $125 million. To some extent, Templafy competes with PandaDoc. However, Jesper Theill Eriksen, CEO, told me: “The platform that we’ve built is very […]

todayJune 16, 2021 5