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The smartest management trick is knowing your not smart

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter!In most organizations, people who move up in the chain become experts in their fields… but they start acting like they’re experts on everything.Annoying? Yes. Am I any […]

todayJuly 30, 2021 2


Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers – 98bmp

Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the state of that market. Homebase, which provides a platform that helps SMBs manage various services related to their hourly workforces, has closed $70 million in funding, a […]

todayJuly 29, 2021 5


Agicap raises $100 million for its cashflow management service – 98bmp

French startup Agicap has raised a new $100 million funding round led by Greenoaks. With today’s funding round, the company has reached a valuation of more than $500 million (€415 million). Agicap is building a service that lets you track your cash flow in real time, build reports and get forecasts. In addition to Greenoaks, existing investors BlackFin Capital Partners and Partech are also participating in the round. It represents […]

todayMay 27, 2021 2


Property management startup Guesty raises $50M and acquires competitor Your Porter – 98bmp

Guesty, which has created property management software for hosts on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo, is announcing that it has raised $50 million in Series D funding. “In the public markets, there are many players in hospitality property management,” said co-founder and CEO Amiad Soto. “The same thing goes with residential property management. In short-term rentals, there’s no public player — you can bet your money that we […]

todayApril 27, 2021 3


What’s a ‘battery management system’ in electric vehicles?

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. I’ve been watching a lot of electric vehicle restomod videos on YouTube lately. There’s something quite cathartic about watching a rusted old heap transform into a zero emission beauty. The principles behind electric restomods are simple: take an old car, restore it aesthetically, remove the old engine, fabricate some […]

todayApril 7, 2021 7


Singapore-based M Capital Management closes $30.85M debut fund to invest in Southeast Asian startups – 98bmp

M Capital Management founding partners Joachim Ackermann (left) and Mayank Parekh (right) M Capital Management, a Singapore-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its debut fund, M Venture Partners (MVP), totaling $30.85 million USD. It plans to invest in 40 early-stage startups, primarily seed and pre-Series A, with an average initial check size of about $500,000. M Capital Management was founded by Mayank Parekh, whose investment experience includes […]

todayMarch 22, 2021 8 2 2


Cult-classic management sim sequel Evil Genius 2 gets ten-minute gameplay trailer • 98bpm

Evil Genius 2: World Domination - the Rebellion-developed sequel to Elixir Studios' cult-classic management sim - is rapidly closing in on its 30th March release date, and as part of its pre-launch promotional blitz, Rebellion has now served up ten minutes of gameplay in a new developer video.Evil Genius 2 follows a similar formula to its much-loved 2004 predecessor, blending base building and real-time defense as players - cast as […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 15 1 3


Cuomo leans on crisis management playbook as walls close in

“One thing we’ve learned from watching Northam and several of these others is if you just don’t go anywhere, it’s hard to get rid of you,” said David Doak, a retired longtime Democratic strategist and ad maker. “The question is, can you withstand the pressure?” Cuomo is confronting the dual crises with a spartan circle of weary advisers, with some of his more tenured staffers moving in recent days to […]

todayMarch 8, 2021 6