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Startups Struggle Beyond Seed Capital. On average, only 48% of startups make it to a second round of funding. The challenge for these startups is knowing how to allocate their funding properly. The deployment of capital into startups is all about education, and meaningful relationships. Startups that learn how to properly invest to scale, while being connected to investors and service providers create success.

Funded House a PLACE, upcoming during SXSW, to talk about what it TAKES to get to the next round. Through an integrated series of meetups, podcasts, lounges, panels, interviews, and parties, focused on helping funded startup leaders navigate the difficult task of growing their business, Funded House, showcases businesses and tools that serve growing companies.

Business experts and professionals are able to have direct access to decision-makers, venture capitalists, and influencers within the companies invited to Funded House.

Did You Know...

Facebook no longer holds second place in the latest global website rankings; YouTube has taken its place, moving Facebook down in third position and effectively meaning Google holds 1 and 2. That said and despite the hot topic news surrounding Facebook, 97% of social advertisers still prefer it as their most used and most useful social media platform.

In The News

Zach Katz and Shara Senderoff talk with Tim Ingham and Music Business Worldwide about Raised in Space

Over the past 12 months, Raised In Space – run by Zach Katz alongside company President and co-partner, Shara Senderoff – has quietly progressed in its mission to find, and invest in, companies with the potential to lead the music industry into the future.  February

Mediatech and Ion Solutions are Now Part of the Creative Technology Global Brand

NEP Group, the outsourced technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today that two of its live events divisions have become a part of Creative Technology (CT), also an NEP Live Events company. Mediatec Europe and Ion Solutions in Ireland have rebranded to CT, adopting new CT regional names. February

Disney Drops Fox Name, Will Rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures

The Walt Disney Company is dropping the “Fox” brand from the 21st Century Fox assets it acquired last March, Variety has learned. The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox Searchlight Pictures will become simply Searchlight Pictures. January

Joué bags an NWA co-founder and sets sights on US expansion

Artist and producer Arabian Prince, who was one of the founders of NWA, will be lending his advisory talents to the startup, starting with an appearance at the NAMM show in Las Vegas later this week, where he’ll be jamming on the device at Joué’s stand. January

Verizon Media Taps Gap CTO Rathi Murthy for Top Tech Post

Verizon Media, the telco’s division that houses Yahoo!, AOL, HuffPost and other digital brands, tapped veteran tech exec Rathi Murthy to lead its global technology strategy as CTO. January

YouTube Plays Will Now Count Toward the Billboard Album Charts

Billboard will incorporate YouTube streams into its calculations for the Billboard 200 albums chart. Billboard will also factor in music video plays from Apple Music, TIDAL, and VEVO, but not “user-generated content,” such as memes or cover videos. December

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