Entrepreneurship

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 July 27 in which staff raised concerns about layoffs, and Sundar …

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Techstars is bringing its accelerator program to Africa. — Quartz

In June, MFS Africa bought Oklahoma-based Global Technology Partners in a cash-and-shares deal worth $34 million. It was, as the Financial Times described it, a rare instance of an African firm buying a US fintech company, underscoring the global ambitions of the continent’s tech innovators. Investors in African tech are optimistic that more of these …

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Small businesses can help campus students stay afloat financially

Money problems on campus can have an impact on academic success because they are stressful and prevent students from concentrating on their studies. [iStockphoto] Campus life can be difficult or simple depending on what one does in their spare time. Students have a lot of free time on their hands, and there is probably no …

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Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business – TechCrunch

Yair Snir is vice president and managing director of Dell Technologies Capital, leading venture investment activity in Europe and Israel. More posts by this contributor Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business Good companies get bought not sold. This saying has been passed down as conventional wisdom through generations of entrepreneurs, but …

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Funding for African start-ups is surging, defying the global trend

As funding for start-ups fall across the globe, Africa is standing out as a notable exception, with its underserved population outweighing the impact of inflation and slowing economies. Funding for start-ups in the world’s second largest continent more than doubled to $3.1-billion (R52-billion) in the first six months of the year, according to research firm …

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Canva’s Cliff Obrecht lost billions last week. But it’s all just ‘noise’ to him

In an email to staff seen by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Canva told staff it has $US700 million in the bank, is still hiring and unlike the vast majority of its tech start-up peers, is profitable. Loading “We had planned to dip out of profitability this year to invest in further accelerating …

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Did Bolt Mobility bolt? The startup left equipment and confused customers in its wake – TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 pm PDT, subscribe here. Monday is here, and we are excited to throw ourselves into another week of summertime tech news. Apropos summer — as the VCs stop answering their phones in favor of drinking elderflower …

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Lauderhill program helping ex-cons find new opportunities through entrepreneurship

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – When a person has a chance to open their own business, they can feel a dream aligns with an opportunity. But for a segment of the population, they never get the chance because of a mistake in their past. A new program is trying to change that narrative. Miko Atkinson is on …

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