Laoshi’s $570K deck • TechCrunch

Most of them The pitch deck takedowns to date (here’s a handy list of the 30+ we’ve published so far) have been for institutional funding rounds, typically on the order of millions or tens or even hundreds of million dollars raised. These are interesting to watch, sure, but I also know that many of you … Read more

Foreign funding in local startups now subject to ‘angel tax’

Credit: Indian startups that raise capital from foreign investors such as Sequoia Capital, Softbank, Prosus, Tiger Global, Carlyle, KKR and Blackstone will now have to pay an “angel tax,” a move that could not only negatively impact the funding, but also encourage more startups to locate overseas. Announcing the Union budget on Tuesday, the … Read more

Mistake made Kind Snacks a billion-dollar company

This story is part CNBC Make It’s The Moment series, where highly successful people reveal the critical moment that changed the trajectory of their lives and careers, discussing what made them take the leap into the unknown. The first time Daniel Lubetzky accepted a major investment for Kind Snacks, he made a huge mistake. Today, … Read more

10 European pregnancy startups to watch

Nearly 150 million women give birth each year worldwide, but startup founders say pregnancy-related health issues are still not taken seriously enough by potential investors. While the broader femtech market has caught the eye in recent years, just £133m of venture capital has been invested in pregnancy-related startups in Europe in 2022, compared to £210m … Read more

10 Harsh Lessons From 10 Years Of Entrepreneurship

A while ago, I came across a Twitter post with a list of tough writing tips. I don’t remember what the advice was, but I thought, “I could do one on entrepreneurship”. Starting a business is hard work. Fundera data indicates that 70% of small businesses fail their 10th year. When I started my first … Read more

InstaDeep’s acquisition is a classic case of an African startup gone global  • TechCrunch

In January, Germany The biggest vaccine maker, BioNTech, has announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaDeep, a Tunisian-born, London-based AI start-up, for up to £562 million, including a performance-linked tranche investment of £200m. InstaDeep’s deal – subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the first half of this year – is quite … Read more

12 African startups selected for ARM Labs Lagos Techstars cohort 1

Following its launch in April 2021, ARM Labs Techstars Lagos Accelerator admitted 12 African startups for the pioneering batch of the three-month program focused on early-stage fintech and proptech startups based in Africa. The inaugural cohort is made up of 10 Nigerian startups and two Kenyan startups, with 50% female CEOs. “It’s a decision of … Read more

Passthrough raises $10M to simplify the process of investor onboarding • TechCrunch

Tim Flannery, Alex Laplante and Ben Doran were working together on the Investor Services team at Carta when they realized that onboarding funds to invest in startups was a nerve-wracking process (no pun intended). It involved manually creating subscription agreements — agreements that investors complete to invest in a fund — by gathering unstructured data … Read more

“Sri Lanka: From Troubled Nation to Startup Nation” New initiative launched

Award-winning startup ecosystem builder Hatch has entered into a strategic partnership with Draper Startup House, a global network of resource-connected spaces for entrepreneurs. Hatch shares a vision with Draper Startup House for Sri Lanka and has joined the team in supporting Hatch’s “Sri Lanka: From Troubled Nation to Startup Nation” initiative which seeks to change … Read more

Budget 2023: Agriculture accelerator fund to increase productivity

To support agro startups, Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Agriculture Acceleration Fund. It will attempt to implement cost-effective solutions to problems faced by farmers by introducing contemporary technologies and increasing production. Managing Director of Utkarsh Sinha, Bexley advisors, a boutique investment bank, said: “The government’s fund-of-funds (FoF) strategy has already proven itself with SIDBI’s flagship fund, … Read more

Unleash small businesses to get growth going

“Aiming for growth” is not just a political phrase, but a vital conservative economic strategy, and this fundamental philosophy cannot be lost in the fray of everyday politics. Over the past few months, tough decisions have been made to stabilize our economic trajectory and reassure the markets, but it is imperative that the Conservatives remember … Read more

No career at all |

During lockdown, our online sales skyrocketed because the only way people can buy products is to order online. Many young people have embarked on entrepreneurial projects. It was the era of baked sushi, gourmet cookies, burnt cheesecakes, and restaurant chefs preparing meals and delivering them to homes. Many quit their jobs and realized that their … Read more

Britain’s best start-ups are being poached

The IMF is tipping the UK into recession, inflation is still high and there is a palpable sense of gloom over the UK’s economic outlook. Despite this, one bright spot stands out: the UK’s growth as a hub for start-ups and entrepreneurship. The amount invested in UK start-ups has grown exponentially over the past decade, … Read more

Agritech startup Greenikk is building a digital ecosystem for banana farmers

College friends Fariq Naushad and Previn Jacob Varghese have always been inclined towards entrepreneurship. While in college, they started a company called Invento Technology Solutions that developed a platform for housewives to sell food online. Later, in 2016, they launched a software solutions company called Teczium Solutions in Rwanda. While the company managed to close … Read more

Forbes ’30 under 30′ entrepreneurs raise $3M for remote work productivity startup backed by Meta – GeekWire

LifeAt Spaces employees, left to right: Devin Ajimine, Ashika Mulagada, Pouya Rad and Marisa Chentakul. (Photo LifeAt Spaces) After more than a year of working remotely, Devin Ajimine and his friends couldn’t find a productivity tool that would help them stay focused. So they decided to build one themselves in a weekend. “We threw it … Read more