Gracelyn Wills

Gracelyn Wills


ERC20 token development | Get started

As the crypto markets are booming, many startups and entrepreneurs are willing to create ERC20 tokens for their business. As of now, Ethereum is the largest Blockchain that helps entrepreneurs to develop crypto tokens and other decentralized applications. ERC20 tokens are highly fungible, like dollar bills. It can be easily exchanged with other ERC20 tokens. For this unique feature, ERC20 tokens are quite popular in the crypto space.

People who want to grow their ecosystem usually create their crypto tokens. If you wanna create crypto tokens, then create your crypto tokens in the Ethereum Blockchain. For fundraising purposes, you need to know about Initial coin offering (ICO).

Here are the steps to create ERC20 tokens for ICO:

i) Think of an idea for your fundraising.
ii) Work on the competition analysis.
iii) work on the legal requirements of the country you are willing to launch an ICO.
iv) Hire an ERC20 token development company to create crypto tokens.
v) Start promoting via marketing and PR’s
vi) Launch an ICO

How to choose the best ERC20 token development company?

The first and foremost factor to consider is whether the company is capable of working on cryptocurrency projects. If yes, contact the Blockchain experts and get a road map to your business. Estimate the cost to create ERC20 tokens for your business. One of my suggestions is Zab technologies. Seek the leading ERC20 token development company, Zab Technologies.

They will help you to create ERC20 tokens and crypto wallets for your business in an efficient way.

Contact the Blockchain experts to get a free consultation.

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#ethereum #blockchain #cryptocurrency #fundraising #erc20 #tokens

ERC20 token development | Get started
Art  Lind

Art Lind


Blockchain Grants in the EU - How To Get Some in 2020

First I want to draw your attention to the fact that Horizon 2020 does not only turn around the blockchain. This is not true! The main motto “Science closer to society’’!

This means a wide range of interests of the European Commission in the field of science and innovations. The program supports a wide range of activities: from research to demonstration projects and innovations that are ready to enter the market.

Horizon 2020 combines funding for research and innovation, implemented at the EU level, offers a single set of simplified rules and radically minimizes bureaucratic procedures. Horizon 2020 is based on three main priorities taken from the main guidelines of the EU’s economic development strategy “Europe 2020’’ each of which includes a number of programs:

№1 Excellent Science — 24,6 bln €

  • The European Research Council (ERC) (Support talented and creative scientists and research teams to conduct advanced high-level research through the ERC)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) (Scientific cooperation in order to find new and promising areas of research through support for future and emerging technologies);
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (Providing researchers with opportunities for learning and career development within the framework of the Mari Sklodowska Curie Action Program);
  • Research Infrastructures (Providing access for all European researchers to high-quality research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures)

№2 Societal challenges — 31,7 bln €

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing (improve health and wellness throughout life);
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy (ensuring an adequate supply of safe and high-quality food products, and other products derived from biological raw materials, thanks to the development of raw materials production systems with rational use of resources, stimulation of ecosystem services associated with this development, along with the provision of competitive and low-carbon production processes);
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy (transition to reliable, sustainable and competitive energy systems, despite increasing resource shortages, energy needs and climate change);
  • Smart, green and integrated transport (the creation of a European transport system that will ensure the rational use of resources will be environmentally safe, smooth and safe in favor of citizens, the economy and society);
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (creating an economy that rationally uses resources and adapts to climate change and ensuring a stable supply of materials to meet the needs of the population of a growing world population, in the environmentally sound limits of the planet’s natural resources);
  • Secure societies — protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens (stimulating innovative and safe European societies that provide equal opportunities to all in the context of unprecedented transformations and growing global interdependence)

#fundraising #analytics #crypto #data analytic

Blockchain Grants in the EU - How To Get Some in 2020
Micheal  Block

Micheal Block


"Don't Listen To Other People", Interview with Leia Ruseva

So, we asked our Noonie Nominees to tell us. Here’s what Leia had to share.

1. Which 2020 Noonie/s have you been nominated for?

  1. Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - FUNDRAISING

2. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m the co-founder of EllisX, a B2B platform that matches startups with media and event organizers based on mutual interest. I’m also a voracious reader and coffee aficionado who geeks out on neuroscience and astrophysics in her spare time.

3. Tell us about the things you make / write / manage / build.

EllisX is the first B2B platform that matches startups with media and event organizers based on mutual interest. We help early-stage companies connect with people who want to tell their stories, while helping talented people build targeted and meaningful relationships with one another.

4. What are you most excited about right now?

Bringing talented people together!

5. What are you worried about right now?

COVID-19 and its impact on the world

6. What’s the most useful advice you’ve ever given somebody?

Don’t listen to other people. Only you know what’s best for you.

7. How has the pandemic changed your life and/or career?

We’re a remote-first team, so we haven’t been affected that much. Only less coffee meeting, I guess :)

8. If we gave you $10 million to invest in one thing right now, where would you put it?


9. What’s an opinion you have that most people don’t agree with?

Higher education is irrelevant. People learn much more by pursuing projects they’re passionate about than pursuing a degree.

10. What or Who are you keeping an eye on in 2020?

Substack. The creator economy is going to be huge very soon.

11. What are you currently learning?


For much the same reasons Hacker Noon decided not to put good ideas behind pop-ups or paywalls — nor abuse your personal data to target you with creepy ads — we also decided that you don’t have to be a #thinkfluencer or have 50k followers on Twitter to earn the recognition that comes with a 2020 Noonie Nomination.

#noonies #tech-awards #interview #noonies2020 #hackernoon-awards #fundraising #startup #founders

"Don't Listen To Other People", Interview with Leia Ruseva
Rusty  Shanahan

Rusty Shanahan


How to not run out of runway: The simple way to plan your Seed

There’s lots of startup advice floating around. I’m going to give you a very practical one that’s often missed — how to plan your early growth. The seed round is usually devoted to finding your product-market fit, meaning you start with no or little product and should end with a demonstrably retentive and growing population of users. It’s this growth stretch that I’ll tell you how to plan — and once you do that, you’ll have a clear timeline for your seed:

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The three steps of a classic seed round: Search for PMF, Early growth, and fundraising. Image by author.

While there are differences, Series A is broadly raised when you have early traction, evaluated through growth rates and **ARR **or potentially-monetizable userbase.

  • What’s a good userbase? One that could or is generating about $1M ARR.
  • Why $1M ARR? Because your series A will be in the vicinity of $10M valuation, and x10 is generally the multiple used at this stage. There are many variations, but rarely order-of-magnitude ones.
  • What’s a good growth rate? Paul Graham says 5%-7% w/w and David Sacks says 15%-20% per month (which is slightly slower). You can easily find 100 other benchmarks for the numbers above on Twitter and VC blogs/podcasts — but unless you’re going into investment, there’s no use spending so much time on that, just use these numbers as a guide and then do your best.

Taken together, all these numbers mean this is how your seed growth plan should look like: You raised enough capital for X months, say 18. Just before that money runs out you better start raising your Series A with traction at around $1M ARR. Maybe you’d like a 3-month buffer to raise and in case you miss your growth goals. With a growth rate of 5% w/w, how long does it take to make $1M ARR? Should you start at month 12 after your Seed? Or month 3? How long does that leave you to reach PMF? What if you missed the start of growth by a few months, how fast do you need to grow now to catch up? How many users does that mean you need to bring every week? This simple interactive model will answer all of these questions. (this is on which makes spreadsheets interactive. I am unaffiliated with them, I just like the tool).

#analytics #fundraising #data-science #growth #startup #data analytic

How to not run out of runway: The simple way to plan your Seed
Noah  Rowe

Noah Rowe


Skillshare’s Third Act Set the Stage for Our Series D

Today we announced that Skillshare has raised a $66 million Series D funding round, led by OMERS Growth Equity. The last few months have been pivotal for the company, and like everything else in 2020, the path to funding was full of surprises. I wanted to share a few lessons learned from the process.

The value of focus

This isn’t necessarily a new lesson, but it was a valuable one to reinforce nonetheless. When I joined three years ago, Skillshare had pivoted away from its in-person teaching model several years earlier. We were using our open platform to teach as many different skills online to as many different people as possible. Creative classes and content had naturally evolved to be our core, but we aspired to be the go-to source for business, tech, and professional learning as well. But in mid-2019 we came to the conclusion that while we could compete in business and technology, we could be the clear market leader in creative learning.

We started the work behind the scenes, making subtle shifts in our product, content, and messaging to refocus our business where we were strongest. In January 2020, we officially refocused our content, product, community, and brand to help people explore and discover their creativity, both personally and professionally. And with that focus, the community flourished. Today Skillshare is made up of 12+ million members from around the globe who are passionate about leading an authentic, creative life. The corporate world has taken notice, too: our brand pivot has led us to partner with hundreds of businesses to help employees tap into creativity and feel more fulfilled at work. Prior to the COVID outbreak in the US and Europe, we were already reaching high points of user acquisition, member engagement, and growth.

#venture-capital #fundraising #online-learning #startup #deep learning

Skillshare’s Third Act Set the Stage for Our Series D

VCs Have a Well-Known Black Founder Problem

Icouldn’t sleep last night as I thought about Juneteenth and what it means to me. Juneteenth and the BLM movement, at its core, is really about a group of forgotten and overlooked people. A people who helped to build this country since the very beginning; a people who served in the front lines to defend freedom that they themselves lacked; and a people who powered the mighty industrial machine that overcame totalitarianism.

People in general, and Black people in particular, are the secret sauce of America.

As a Black woman working as a personal trainer in a commercial gym in San Francisco, I knew I had to work 10 times harder than the other trainers.

When new clients walked in the door, management invariably sent them first to trainers who looked the part: usually white, mostly men, and always with physiques like fitness models. After a few weeks and thousands of dollars, these clients start to realize that they’re not any closer to their fitness goals, whether it be weight loss or muscle gain. This is when I make my move.

You see, I know I can never look the part, so I spent all my time and energy at becoming a better trainer. I was able to get my clients closer to their fitness goals, and I retained clients that the better-looking trainers churned. This is how, as a single mom of two young boys, I was able to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table in one of the most expensive cities on Earth.

I make a living by giving real fitness results to actual people.

When I tell venture capitalists about my startup The Bright App, the most common response I get (besides silence) is: “Fitness is a crowded field, so we’re going to pass.”

True. Fitness is a $100 billion industry, and in the last few years, VCs poured money into a plethora of startups creating new gizmos, on-demand, at-home, or A.I.-powered fitness miracles. Take something like Mirror and its competitors TonalTempoForme Life, and Echelon Reflect, which are all variations on the same theme — a connected mirror, on-demand classes, and a dash of computer vision. These companies raised a combined $200 million from VCs and private equity.

#blacklivesmatter #fundraising #venture-capital #women-in-tech #startup #data analysis

VCs Have a Well-Known Black Founder Problem