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    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. […]

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    How to Invest in Startups Using a Gold IRA

    Did you know you could use a gold IRA to fund a startup venture? It requires taking some legal steps and placing the funds into a corporate account but is one way to provide a financial seedbed as the business grows and matures. And if you follow the rules, you can invest without incurring any […]

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    It’s Raining Money For AgriTech Startups: EM3 Agri And Crofarm Raise Funding

    In a country with 157.35 Mn hectares of agricultural land, about 250 oddagritech startups are working to support a cultivating population of over 118.9 Mn. With the aim of improving the efficiency and output of the farming process, these startups are together shouldering the ambitious task of revolutionising the agriculture industry in India. Two agritech startups i.e. EM3 Agri […]

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    The growing band of startups donating their platforms to refugees

    Since founding the Techfugees non-profit two years ago, I’ve come acutely aware off the huge problems refugees face. With over 65 million refugees globally (according to the UN), and their ranks being swelled considerably by the civil war in Syria, it became clear to me that any solutions might help refugees would have to be scalable. Scaling solutions […]

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    KeyBank Foundation Awards $24 Million Grant to Help Jumpstart Startups

    The KeyBank Foundation has awarded a whopping $24 million, four-year grant to help small businesses grow in its largest single philanthropic commitment to date. KeyBank Foundation and JumpStart Partner to Help Entrepreneurs The grant was awarded this week to JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland-based nonprofit helping to accelerate the success of diverse entrepreneurs and their high growth companies in communities across […]

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    Seed funding slows for Silicon Valley startups

    The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak in mid-2015, data show. Dollar investments […]

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    Digital currency startups shrug off SEC warning on fundraising

    Technology companies looking to raise money by issuing digital coins are moving forward with their plans despite a U.S. regulator’s decision that their offerings may be subject to tough securities laws. Such initial coin offerings, or ICOs, have allowed startups to raise $1 billion so far this year, but until this week it was unclear […]

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    How startups are using new approaches to tackle healthcare challenges in India

    Impact venture fund Unitus Seed Fund (USF) recently concluded the fourth edition of its StartHealth competition, a nationwide challenge to find, fund, and mentor healthcare startups. Out of nine finalists, the top two slots went to Bioscan Research and NanoSniff Technologies.  “Every entrepreneur’s journey is different. But one thing that’s common in all the entrepreneurial […]

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    8 startups that made it to Target India’s Accelerator Program 5

    Founded on the principle of giving back to the ecosystem, the Target Accelerator Program will help these eight Indian startups validate and mature their product to increase customer traction Target India on Wednesday announced the fifth batch – the largest cohort yet – of its Accelerator Program. Eight startups were selected for the four-month long-programme […]

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    Is it Better to Invest in Startups Early or Late?

    In a recent blog post, venture capitalist Jason Lemkin made an interesting point about the valuation of seed stage companies. He said that the right valuation for a seed round is “one-third or less of what the next round investors will pay … If not, it’s a bad deal. It’s way too much risk versus the next round. […]