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Video: SGInnovate: What It Is, and How It Helps Singapore's Entrepreneurs Tackle Global Issues
Andrew Work of NexChange talks to Steve Leonard, founder and CEO of SGInnovate, at Rise Hong Kong 2017. SGInnovate is helping the entrepreneurial and ambitious build products and companies in science and tech through Singapore's innovation ecosystem. The company has been established to help ambitious and capable people to build 'deep-tech' products borne out of science research. Transcript: NEXCHANGE: Hi,
Video: NexChange Talks Virtual and Augmented Reality with Presence Capital's Phil Chen
NexChange’s Andrew Work talks to Phil Chen, managing partner of Presence Capital, at Rise Hong Kong 2017. Presence Capital is an investment firm that believes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are technologies that are going to transform our world. The company invests in and support talented and passionate entrepreneurs who are utilizing these technologies to bring new and
US Venture Capital at Cruising Speed [Datagraphic]
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Want to see the latest trends in US venture capital activity? Check out the highlights in our datagraphic, featuring data from the 2Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. Venture Capital Investing Process Improvement Through “Machine Learning Acacia Capital On Value Investing In The Amazon Era San Francisco Area Attracts 35- 40 percent of all U.S. venture capital Investment Article by PitchBook This article
The Top 7 VC Investors in Series B Rounds in the US
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A record amount of capital was invested in Series B rounds in the US during 2015, a trend that was likely driven by a surge in valuations. But that figure dropped slightly in 2016 and is on track to hold steady this year. mastersenaiper / PixabaySince the beginning of 2015, 1,408 VC investors have participated in at least one of
More Than $10B Invested in Top Ridehailing Startups This Year
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SoftBank (TKO: 9984) and Chinese ridehailing company Didi Chuxing are poised to lead a $2 billion round in the coming weeks for Southeast Asian Uber competitor Grab, according to The Wall Street Journal. The funding would be the second largest round of the year for a VC-backed startup, per the PitchBook Platform, trailing only Didi’s $5.5 billion round in April.
The 5 Most Valuable Startups in the US
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WeWork’s latest round, a massive $760 million funding reported earlier this week, has increased the valuation of the co-working space provider by about $4 billion. With VC-backed companies crossing the $1 billion threshold at a pace of around one per week, it’s easy to take in a jump of that magnitude without batting an eye. But let’s put the $4 billion increase
Venture Capital Deals Mark Record Quarter in Q2 2017
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Asia sees largest ever venture capital deal, and accounts for almost half of deal value The venture capital-backed deal market has recorded its largest ever quarter, as 2,062 deals were announced worth a combined $47bn. Preqin expects these figures to rise by around 5% as more information becomes available, but Q2 2017 already surpasses the previous record of $43bn in
The 20 Most Impactful VC Teams (V1)
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Last week, Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya published an article on Medium that scolded the Forbes Midas List. He argued that the list attributes too much credit to individual VCs and wrongly celebrates partners “picking” winners over investment teams truly building value for their portfolio companies. “It’s not about staying on a board so you can get credit
It’s Time to Regulate the VC-Founder Relationship to Curb Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley
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A few weeks ago, my Fast Company coworker Ruth Reader posited that the time was ripe for a mass unmasking of the kind of workplace sexism that has been habitually swept under the rug. With the recent ousting of Fox News founder Roger Ailes and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, perhaps we were finally seeing signs that allegations of harassment and sexism in the workplace are being
The Unregulated 'Initial Coin Offering' Market is Booming
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Young startups on the hunt for cash are increasingly turning to the world of cryptocurrencies, fueling the rise of "initial coin offerings," the Wall Street Journal reports. In fact, companies have raised about $1 billion through ICOs so far this year, according to the Journal, citing data from digital-currency research firm Smith & Crown. This is 10 times more than was