Entrepreneurship

A new ‘institutional angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture – TechCrunch

The UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a powerhouse for startups out of the UK because it allowed angel investors to invest in a very tax-efficient manner. Launched in 1994, it was designed to encourage investments in small unquoted companies. As Wikipedia will tell you, by the end of the 2014-15 tax year, a cumulative …

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SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round – TechCrunch

SaaS startup Stimulus announced today the closing of an oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round led by Black Ops Ventures. Tiffanie Stanard launched the company in 2017 with a focus on the supply chain, creating a product that provided establishments with the tools and data to choose, compare and form relationships with product suppliers and vendors. …

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US startup valuations contract as early-stage investors turn cautious

A trader walks on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – US startups seeking early-stage funding saw a decline in their valuations in the second quarter, as jittery …

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Ankur Capital Launches Day Zero, Pre-Seed Funding Platform For Early-Stage Startups

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. Ankur Capital, a tech-focused VC, has announced the launch of a pre-Seed funding platform called Day Zero for early-stage startups. The Day Zero platform will be sector-agnostic and will primarily focus on sectors like agriculture, health, SMB …

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‘SMEs key to T&T’s recovery’ | Local Business

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the gateway to economic recovery, wealth creation and long-term prosperity, according to Natasha Davis, vice-president, Marketing and Operations, Unit Trust Corporation (UTC). “We believe that, post-pandemic, small and medium businesses are essential to economic recovery and Trinidad and Tobago’s global competitiveness,” Davis stressed, while delivering an address at the recent 20th Annual Trans-Atlantic …

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Innovate Now Africa Assistive Technology Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022 Innovate Now has helped to launch 21 African assistive tech ventures over four acceleration cycles. African start-ups receive mentorship, learning and expert guidance over a 3-6 month period to create market fit, scalable and investable Assistive Technologies (AT). A partnership between Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), ICT Norway and …

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Ankur Capital Announces Day Zero, A Pre-Seed Funding Platform For Early-Stage Startups

Tech-focused VC Ankur Capital today announced the launch of a pre-seed funding platform called Day Zero for early-stage startups. The Day Zero platform will be sector-agnostic and will primarily focus on sectors like agriculture, health, SMB SaaS, fintech, logistics, mobility, construction, livelihood, and everything in between. Day Zero is built in such a way that …

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4 Answers to Questions Every VC Investor Will Ask in Your Pitch

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Pitching your startup to a venture capitalist (VC) investor can be intimidating. You’re speaking to exceptionally smart, successful individuals in a competitive market. According to Statista, 2021 set a new record for venture capital investments in the US at approximately $330 billion invested — nearly twice as …

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Freeze on start-up founder’s $10m Mosman mansion after business collapses

A Sydney entrepreneur’s house has been caught up in the collapse of his start-up after two separate freezes were placed on his $10.5 million Mosman mansion. Marketing technology company Metigy abruptly collapsed in July, leaving its 75 staff stunned. Some employees had been recruited only a month before the collapse and the company was still …

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Google asks workers for ideas on improving productivity • The Register

Google is asking its 174,000 workers for areas to improve efficiency and ways to increase productivity on the back of last week’s less glitzy financial results and an uncertain global economy. The call to arms was discussed at a regular town hall meeting on 27 July in which staff raised worries about layoffs, and Sundar …

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