Women’s needs have been largely neglected for years. They get fewer job opportunities, excessive household work, subpar pay and little healthcare attention. Well, no more. The rise of FemTech startups (largely women-run) is changing the healthcare landscape for women. As per a report by CBInsights, FemTech will be worth US$50 billion by 2025. So, what is FemTech, and how can you get started?
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It’s finally happening. Flying cars—a concept we saw in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Back to the Future—are becoming a reality. While many people might scoff at the idea of flying cars—“What’s next? Teleportation? Pfft”—investors are all about taking the chance. So much so that they have set aside US$4.3 billion to meet the requirements.
On September 17, 2021, the “Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest 2021 Grand Final was held in Guangzhou, China. MAD Gaze, a Cyberport incubatee specializing in augmented reality smart glasses, was declared the winner of the championship.
In 2020, over 600 corporations in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy. In India, that number touched 72. And in China, over 200,000 companies went bankrupt in the first two months of 2020. Declaring bankruptcy is becoming a common recourse for big and small companies. But what is causing companies to go bankrupt?
After the Evergrande crisis, another issue may threaten China’s GDP. This holiday season, some of us across the world may not get to buy smartphones and other goods for our loved ones. That’s because China’s state-mandated power cuts have forced factories to shut down and halt production. This will affect the supply of some sought-after products, like Apple and Tesla.
Deep technology is the latest addition to the startup universe and to the world of innovative problem-solving. The term “Deep Tech” was coined by Swati Chaturvedi, the founder of the digital investment platform PropelX. It refers to startup companies based on substantive scientific or technological innovation.
China’s second-largest property developer, Evergrande, is undergoing a severe liquidity crisis. The company’s shares are down 85% since January 2021, and they are US$300 billion in debt. In a bourse filing on September 14, 2021, Evergrande warned people of a possible liquidity crisis.
The global inflation rate in 2020 reached 3.2%, well above the acceptable rate of 2%. This rise in prices is known as inflation, and this was an issue heavily discussed at the Central Bank Jamboree Conference 2021. It indicates that the prices of most everyday products and services, such as food, clothing and housing, increased, as did their demand due to the pandemic.
According to a report by Financial Times (FT), China is planning to break up Ant Group’s online payment platform Alipay. The group has been instructed to create a separate application for its loan payment business. Ant Group’s shares have fallen by more than 4% since the news of the break-up first broke.
Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett’s investing style has always been a patient one. In a 2012 interview with the New Yorker, he said that if you go from flower to flower, you will have to find multiple flowers to make a lot of money. Instead, he likes to invest in his selected few for the long run. Thanks to that, he has built a good idea of companies that perform well even during high inflation.
A breakdown of the terminology and what the models entail When you invest your time and energy in an idea, you want to do your
A look into five startups that became unicorns this year. Within the first five months of 2021, nearly 170 companies joined the unicorn club – 40%
The aftermath of Zomato IPO’s opening and co-founder Deepinder Goyal’s reaction. On July 23rd 2021, Zomato, a food logistics company, became the first unicorn to