• STARTUPS
    Indian startups make a beeline for funding at RISE

    Organisers say there is a 40% increase in number of participants this year and more than 500 investors are attending From tattooing to dress rentals to security solutions, there is an astounding variety of Indian startup dreams searching for funding at ‘RISE 2018’, Asia’s largest tech event currently on in this bustling Asian business capital. […]

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    Funding For Female Entrepreneurs In the UK Takes A Tumble

    This month’s International Women’s Day celebrations prompted lots of warm words about the importance of boosting female entrepreneurship and supporting female small business directors. But new research suggests investors in the UK are failing to follow through on the rhetoric, with women-led start-up and scale-up businesses actually raising less money than last year than in […]

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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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    Entrepreneurs Need More than Funding. They Need a Community.

    CREDIT: Getty Images With the exception of my Uncle Steve, I was well into my 20s before I ever knew an entrepreneur personally. And Uncle Steve’s litany of troubles with the IRS–and tendency to borrow money for smokes from my dad–weren’t exactly an inspiration to go out and risk it all on my own idea. That […]

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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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    Karnataka government grants Rs 3.18cr to 12 startups in new funding round

    Twelve diverse startups that are part of the ecosystem touted as the largest in the world were funded by the Karnataka government today. These include companies working in robotics, biotech, communications, wireless safety devices and agri startups. Continuing the government’s efforts to promote and support young tech talent, the department of Information Technology and Biotechnology announced grants worth […]

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    German Startup Auto1 Valued at $2.8 Billion in Latest Funding Round

    German used-car portal Auto1 Group was valued at 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) in its latest round of funding from investors including Baillie Gifford & Co., Princeville Global and Target Global, according to a company presentation. Auto1 raised 360 million euros through a mixture of debt and equity financing in a round that closed earlier this […]

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    Dodging Illicit Cash, Pakistan Startups Turn to VCs for Funding

    Faraz Khan Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — After banks in Pakistan turned down loan applications for his fledgling advertising company seven years ago, Faraz Khan found plenty of private investors willing to back his vision — with a catch. A lot of the cash was illicit and accepting it would have turned his Gizelle Communication […]