Kenya’s Pariti raises $2.85M led by Harlem Capital to develop startup ecosystems in emerging markets

TechCrunch

Pariti , the Kenya-based community-led marketplace building the digital infrastructure for startup ecosystems in emerging markets, has raised $2.85 This led to a significant increase of interest from local and international investors for African startups.

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem

TechCrunch

But most venture-backed startups are “still overwhelmingly white, male, Ivy-League-educated and based in Silicon Valley,” according to a study conducted by RateMyInvestor and Diversity VC. Venture funding does remain elusive , but here are some tricks for startup founders to hack the system.

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12 ‘flexible VCs’ who operate where equity meets revenue share

TechCrunch

Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability. Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability. Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability. David Teten. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Nine Takeaways for Startups After Our Global Tour

GAN

The entire purpose of this tour from the very beginning was to help startups operating in places like these—smaller markets that aren’t considered the world’s major tech hubs—to have additional connections, tools, and resources to build and grow their companies, wherever they are. To that end, over the course of each stop, more than a dozen startups shared their experiences of what it’s like to start and run a company in a smaller city.

Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

We talked about how startups have changed over the last few years, what support has meant to them, Startup Catalyst missions and their impact, as well as ways to get involved in the startup community. Reece Walker is a partner at McCullough Robertson and a director of Startup Catalyst. He has been a supporter of the startup community since before the word startup was in general conversation. The 2017 Startup Catalyst Europe Mission cohort?—?Will

Black Innovation Alliance, Village Capital team up to support founders of color

TechCrunch

Resource’s “ESO Accelerator” will train startup ecosystem leaders on how to build a more financially sustainable organization, as well as help connect them to potential funders.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator

TechCrunch

Juan Carlos Hernández is the executive director at parallel18 , a top-level, performance-driven international startup program with a social mission, part of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust. Juan Carlos Hernández. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Early-stage venture firm The Fund launches in Australia

TechCrunch

The Fund , the early-stage investment firm focused on pre-seed and seed startups, is going Down Under for its latest expansion. Co-founder Jenny Fielding, who is also managing director at Techstars New York, said The Fund decides on new areas for expansion based on demand from the local startup ecosystem, and earlier this year, it heard from a group of founders and operators who wanted to launch it in Australia, too.

Q&A with Meg Salyer

Innovation 2 Enterprise

What advice would you give to entrepreneurs pursuing a startup in Oklahoma? Oklahoma’s startup ecosystem is disproportionately male, how can we improve the number of women-led startups in our region? Q&A with Meg Salyer. Founder, and former President and CEO.

At Last – An Asset Class Achieving High Ownership at Low Cost

Angel Capital Association

By: Nick Zasowski, Director at Global Startup Studio Network Startup studios are gaining steam across the angel investing landscape. As the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN) researched last year, the early signs of studio data are just the beginning for the growing expectations.

Impact Hub Belgrade – 5 years of making, failing and creating impact

Impact Hub

As a team, we are dedicated to supporting and developing the Serbian innovation ecosystem. We do this by organizing panels on emerging topics in the entrepreneurial ecosystem with academic, business and startup leaders. How Impact Hub Belgrade supports its members.

What Startup Studios Look Like in 2020

GAN

Startup studios are one of the hottest topics in the startup world right now. Yet, most people, even those in the startup world, still have no idea what startup studios do or how they support startups. Now they’re one of the main avenues startups use to launch their companies. And just this past year, we began supporting a similar community of the world’s most-respected startup studios through GSSN.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

StartupNation

Now many Detroit startups are on the fast track to growth. Whether it’s new funding, expansions or IPOs, it’s been an eventful year in Detroit startups. Here are the top Detroit startups and tech companies to watch in 2022. Small Detroit startups to watch in 2022.

Cellino is using AI and machine learning to scale production of stem cell therapies

TechCrunch

She was encouraged to turn the technology into a startup by her collaborators, who included had leading biologists like George Church and David Scadden. To gain more mentorship about growing a startup, Saklayen turned to the Boston area startup ecosystem.

Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

David Teten VC

Jonathan Bragdon , CEO, describes Capacity as “a team of founders-turned-funders making non-dilutive, founder-aligned investments of $50-$300k in post-startup, post-revenue businesses planning to 2X revenues in 12-24 months. In addition to a fund, the overall Capacity organization provides direct mentorship, consulting and connects founders to a broad network of talent, diverse forms of capital, and existing resources focused on the post-startup stage of growth.

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Flexible VCs With Structures Between Equity and Revenue-Based Investing

David Teten VC

Jonathan Bragdon , CEO, describes Capacity as “a team of founders-turned-funders making non-dilutive, founder-aligned investments of $50-$300k in post-startup, post-revenue businesses planning to 2X revenues in 12-24 months. In addition to a fund, the overall Capacity organization provides direct mentorship, consulting and connects founders to a broad network of talent, diverse forms of capital, and existing resources focused on the post-startup stage of growth.

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Taking stock of the VC industry’s progress on diversity, equity and inclusion

TechCrunch

A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem. The startup community must defend merit-based immigration. The increased emphasis on DEI is also a broader ecosystem trend. More firms are implementing programs dedicated to leadership development, mentorship and retention, with about two-thirds reporting informal versions of such programs (20 percentage points higher than in 2016) and 20% of firms reporting formal programs.

The Boston Surprise

Fred Destin

Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. Greater Boston is, generally speaking, an incredibly educated and high quality ecosystem full of remarkably smart people. With the urban revival, the ecosystem has been improving on all dimensions (except for rents, but let''s blame biotech). Culture matters, and here in Boston the startup culture has been building fast. Boston boston ecosystem startup

Reap big benefits when you attend both TC Early Stage 2021 events

TechCrunch

Where can new founders and budding entrepreneurs turn for expert advice to navigate the formative phases of building a startup? Build your contacts, find indispensable support and mentorship. Events Startups Early Stage 2021 TechCrunch Early Stage

Vidit Aatrey on Building Meesho, India’s Top Reselling Platform, with Adora Cheung

Y Combinator

18:15 – When did Vidit and his cofounder know they wanted to start a startup? 20:45 – Their first startup idea and the inspiration for Meesho. 39:40 – What’s a strong opinion he had about running a startup that he’s changed since running Meesho? 41:10 – How has the Indian startup ecosystem evolved? 43:30 – Can foreigners come to India and start a startup? ” It was a startup.