The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe

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This year we dove headfirst into the rise of corporate venture capital, the changing nature of venture capital education, and the important task of startup ecosystem building. From May to July 2019, we surveyed over 100 unique corporate venture capital.

A close look at Singapore’s thriving startup ecosystem

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In addition, Toni works on several digital-economy-related initiatives that support the scaling of digital businesses, stimulate startup ecosystems and accelerate the digital transformation of key industries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Toni Eliasz. Contributor.

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The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters

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Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.

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

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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. Sesie Bonsi. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

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This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. Boston’s third quarter was strong, effectively matching the capital raised in New York City during the three-month period.

Detroit’s Monica Wheat Strengthens Startup Ecosystem with Equality and Inclusion

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A strategist, educator and venture developer, Southfield native Monica Wheat has dedicated her career to venture capital, but what truly sets her apart is her dedication to improving Detroit’s startup community and making it more inclusive to women and girls.

How Angel and Venture Capital Funding Shape the Future of Innovation

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W h en many people think of how the business sector relates to startup companies and the venture funding that invests in them, the perception is that this part of the economy is irrelevant and doesn’t impact the average person’s life. How significant is venture capital funding?

Israel’s startup ecosystem powers ahead, amid a year of change

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It had produced, and was poised to produce, an enormous number of technology startups, given its relatively small size. The moniker became so ubiquitous, both at home and abroad, that “Israel Startup Nation” is now the name of the country’s professional cycling team. After a record year for Israeli startups, 16 investors tell us what’s next. Israel’s startups industry began emerging in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

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Would you like to work with private equity and venture capital funds? There are relatively few jobs directly inside private equity and venture capital funds, and those jobs are highly competitive. Venture capitalists often come from an operating background.

Restrictions on acquisitions would stifle the US startup ecosystem, not rein in big tech

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Jeff Farrah is the general counsel of the National Venture Capital Association. US rule changes could mean more startups would need government approval to hire immigrants. The knock-on effect of these reforms for young companies and their venture investors is unclear.

Foreign investors have a bigger role to play in growing Latin America’s startup ecosystem

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There has been significant hype around Latin America’s startup success. For good reason, too: Startups have raised $9.3 But while the industry hails the rise of the region’s ecosystem and its growing fleet of unicorns , Latin America’s startup story has a far longer past.

What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?

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Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. It made me immediately wonder if all it takes to create a startup ecosystem is deep pockets.

VCs discuss the opportunities – and challenges – in Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem

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Like many in the Steel City startup community, both share a focus on the historically difficult task of keeping startups in town. I asked Peduto and Mawhinney what the single biggest obstacle has been in building out Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem.

What is the Best CRM and Marketing Tech Platform for a New Private Equity/Venture Capital Fund?

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One of the first decisions we had to make in setting up our new VC fund, Versatile Venture Capital , was our CRM and marketing technology infrastructure. . If you can, I recommend join HubSpot for Startups , which offers generous discounts.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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At the Upfront Summit in early February, we had a chance to have many off-the-record conversations with Limited Partners (LPs) who fund Venture Capital (VC) funds about their views of the market. We All Know That Dollars into Venture Have Gone Up … As a starting point, we know that the dollars into venture have steadily rebounded to pre great-recession levels, with just under $30 billion committed to US technology venture capital in 2015.

Coral Capital closes third fund with $128M for startups in Japan

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Coral Capital , a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, announced today that it has closed its third fund, Coral Capital III, raising $128 million (14 billion yen). Coral Capital’s total assets under management (AUM) is now $275 million.

Early Q3 indications show India’s startup ecosystem is going gangbusters

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That none of those numbers really surprised you is indicative of how active the Indian startup ecosystem has become. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Venture capital in India. That data set indicated that Indian startups raised $6.3

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

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Recently Upfront Ventures published its outlook for the technology startup world and venture capital overall titled it “ WTF Happened to Winter ?” We are now publishing some of the VC survey data the report used and the results are clear — it’s a great time to be a startup raising venture capital. But when all is said and done VCs don’t think that Trump will have much of an impact overall on the tech ecosystem. venture-capital startup

ESG in Venture Capital: Interview with Blue Future Partners (VC Fund of Funds)

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Blue Future Partners, a venture capital fund of funds, recently interviewed me on ESG in venture capital. When we launched in 2010, I saw a white space: a burgeoning NY tech ecosystem, but only one angel group regularly writing checks. Venture Capital Impact

The corporate venture comeback: What startups considering CVC need to know

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Luisa Rubio Arribas is the head of Wayra X , Telefónica’s digital innovation hub offering funding, connections and expertise to mass-market-ready B2C startups. Corporate venture capital investments (CVCs) now represent more than a fifth of global venture.

5 areas where VCs can play an outsized role in addressing climate change

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He has worked with the World Bank, IFC, UN, Clean Energy Venture Group, Schmidt Futures, Ashoka, and other organizations. A close look at Singapore’s thriving startup ecosystem. Jamil Wyne. Contributor.

ESG in Venture Capital: Interview with Blue Future Partners (VC Fund of Funds)

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Blue Future Partners, a venture capital fund of funds, recently interviewed me on ESG in venture capital. When we launched in 2010, I saw a white space: a burgeoning NY tech ecosystem, but only one angel group regularly writing checks. For example, I’m an investor via ff Venture Capital in: – Plated.com is a meal kit company, delivering you the recipe and fresh ingredients to make a gourmet meal in your own kitchen. Impact Venture Capital

Why Felix Williams, who started a VC firm at 19, believes his youth gives him an advantage as an investor

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Felix Williams is the founder and managing director of Lagomaj Capital. While younger than the typical investor, Williams believes his youth affords him the ability to offer a fresh perspective on tech and problems that startups are trying to solve. When did you start your venture firm?

How to Find a Job as a VC Scout: Compensation and Which Firms Are Recruiting

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This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital , including all of the major online communities, programs, and educational options for people studying VC. How to get a job in venture capital.

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

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The global venture capital ecosystem is inequitable. In the United States’ mature venture capital market, an entrepreneur’s race, gender and age help determine who has access to capital. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money.

Daily Crunch: VW Group changes drivers — CEO Scott Keogh shifts to launch Scout EV brand

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Oh, and with a title like OK, don’t fear: the long shots are still getting venture funding , you just know you’re in for a treat with today’s episode of the Equity podcast. Startups and VC. Ex-NBA and Team USA basketball star Michael Redd is now the co-founder of 22 Ventures.

Foreign investors, mature startups redraw New Zealand’s VC funding landscape

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Over the last two years, New Zealand’s startup scene has seen record venture and early-stage investment. Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw $158 million invested into 108 deals, representing the third year in a row of over $100 million in investment in startups.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator

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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.

A Dallas-based founder looks to tackle the student loan crisis with his startup, College Cash

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His startup, College Cash , allows brands to petition users to create photo and video marketing content highlighting their product or service, with the wrinkle being that content creators are paid by the brands in the form of credits that go directly toward paying down their student loan debt.

Fundamentally altering antitrust laws will harm US startups and slow the economy

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Bobby Franklin is the president and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association. The startup ecosystem is unique. At the beginning, young businesses use capital from friends, family or even outside investors to help them get started. Linda Moore. Contributor.

The exit effect: 4 ways IPOs and acquisitions drive positive change across the global ecosystem

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Laura González-Estéfani is the founder and CEO of TheVentureCity , an international, operator-led venture acceleration model designed to make the global entrepreneurial ecosystem more diverse, international and accessible to fair capital. Laura González-Estéfani. Contributor.

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

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Maryam Haque is the executive director of Venture Forward. Bobby Franklin is the president and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association and previously served as an executive vice president for the CTIA – The Wireless Association. A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem. The startup community must defend merit-based immigration. We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts.

One of Nigeria’s high profile angel investors is launching a fund for African startups

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Olumide Soyombo is one of the well-known active angel investors in Nigeria tech startups and Africa at large. Since he began angel investing in 2014, Soyombo has invested in 33 startups, including Stripe-owned Paystack , PiggyVest, and TeamApt.

When VCs turned to Zoom, Chicago startups were ready for their close-up

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Chicago’s startup scene is finally getting the attention it long felt it deserved. Different markets are seeing differing amounts of activity, driven in part by their startup ecosystem’s maturity and the ease with which external capital can be deployed.

Colabs gets $3 million seed to expand across Pakistan, launch back-office SaaS solution

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Lahore-based coworking space startup, Colabs , is set to roll-out a SaaS product to enable businesses meet back-office needs including company registration, talent sourcing and management, payroll processing and legal and tax compliance.

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The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance

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Intel’s choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the more recent news of the potential cash injection into the industry, could set the stage for a startup ecosystem boost. Senate United States venrock venture capital

New York City’s enterprise tech startups could be heading for a superheated exit wave

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We lied when we said that The Exchange was done covering 2021 venture capital performance. Yesterday, we dug into preliminary Q3 data for the Chinese startup market. This morning, we’re looking back at just what startups in New York City managed in the first half of the year.