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“Along the way, technologies are changing, the market is changing direction and sometimes, once a century or so, there is also an epidemic.”

The i3 Equity Partners fund is not afraid to take high-risk investments, provided the company has the potential to change the rules of the game and create a competency gap that will make it more difficult for competitors. Meanwhile, Adam Fischer of Bessemer and Ille Waldman of Melanox are boasting…

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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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The rise, disappearance, and retirement of Google co-founders

No two tech executives are quite as enigmatic and private as Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The two men, who started Google more than 20 years ago while computer science graduate students at Stanford University, have hardly been seen or heard from in the last half-decade or so,…

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The pitch decks of 20 Latin American startups that raised over US$1 million

Raising startup funding in Latin America is hard, but it is getting easier. In the first half of 2019, VC investment in Latin American startups totaled US$2.6 billion, according to LAVCA. That compares to just under US$2 billion raised in all of 2018. Capital is flowing into Latin America, and…

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Successful Startups share their experiences at this panel

Over 100 tech startup founders had the rare privilege of learning potential pitfalls to avoid in their entrepreneurship journey from a panel of successful tech startup founders at the Greenhouse Lab Startup Ecosystem Exchange 2019. The event held on Friday, 22 November 2019, featuring some of Africa’s top founders: Temitope…

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Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger

Why are we all trapped in enterprise chat apps if we talk 6X faster than we type, and our brain processes visual info 60,000X faster than text? Thanks to Instagram, we’re not as camera-shy anymore. And everyone’s trying to remain in flow instead of being distracted by multi-tasking. That’s why…

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Exploding Rents: What Startups Should Look for in Office Search

One of the biggest advantages for Berlin as a European startup hotspot was the cheap rents. But that was once. In the central districts, the rents for offices are usually over 31 euros per square meter, as an evaluation of the real estate consultant Colliers shows. Many founders initially go…

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You would never have guessed a startup like this was possible: Now take ideas for yours

Skinnovation combines two exciting things: skiing and startups. The first startup conference on skis takes its participants on the slopes and speakers in the ski huts. From the fourteenth to the sixteenth of March, the conference went into its fifth edition – and gathered three hundred startups in Innsbruck. Innsbruck…

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You need to meet this social startup: Why are these getting all the attention?

The Balkans are known for their tasty ajvar, but not for organic agriculture. The Viennese social startup BioBalkan, founded in 2018, helps farmers in the poorest region in Europe to switch their agriculture to organic and brings organic Balkan delicacies to Austria. Organic Ajvar with social impact Ensuring quality and…

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