Finance, Fundraising & Accelerators

CVCF 2023: Expert Insights on the Future of Startups

CVCF 2023: Expert Insights on the Future of Startups and Tomorrow’s Market Trends

In the rapidly evolving world of startups and venture capitalism, every move and decision can have game-changing impacts. Recent years have seen unparalleled challenges facing startups—the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, digitization and the rise of AI and automation, to name a few. Yet, with challenge comes unique opportunity and revolutionary innovation.

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Microsoft’s M12 Fund and GitHub Invest in Low-Code Platform ToolJet

Microsoft’s M12 Fund and GitHub Invest in Low-Code Platform ToolJet

In a major boost to its growth prospects, ToolJet, the innovative open-source low-code platform, has secured funding from M12, Microsoft’s venture fund and GitHub via the M12 GitHub Fund. The collaboration brings together two industry giants, Microsoft and GitHub, and holds great promise for accelerating ToolJet’s expansion and customer reach.

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Inspiring Startups that Defied the Odds and Thrived without External Funding

Inspiring Startups that Defied the Odds and Thrived without External Funding

In 2022, approximately half of all startups failed, primarily due to a lack of financing. Evidently, funding plays in the success of entrepreneurial ventures and underscores the notion that innovative ideas alone cannot guarantee success. Plus, Skynova, a leading provider of small business invoicing software, surveyed 492 startup founders in November 2022

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Microsoft-backed Builder.ai Secures Over US$250 Million in Series D Funding

Microsoft-backed Builder.ai Secures Over US$250 Million in Series D Funding

London-based artificial intelligence (AI)-powered composable software platform Builder.ai has raised a significant investment of over US$250 million in Series D funding. Led by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the funding round brings the total amount raised by the company to over US$450 million, resulting in a valuation increase of up to 1.8x.

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Course5 Intelligence Gains US$55 Million Funding Boost

Course5 Intelligence Gains US$55 Million Funding Boost; Closes First Round Successfully with 360 ONE Asset’s Tech Fund

Analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions company Course5 Intelligence has recently announced its plans to raise a funding round of USD 55 million. The initial closing of the funding round was achieved through the participation of 360 ONE Asset Management Limited’s Tech Fund, which specializes in investing in promising technology companies. Leading the round, 360 ONE Asset invested US$28 million in Course5.

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Selling Shares of Your Future

Selling Shares of Your Future: A Look at Human Capital Contracts

Investing can be tricky if you aren’t well-versed in finance. Sometimes you might do really well and in other cases, you might lose it all because you didn’t pick the right stock. But you know, there is one kind of investment that always pays off: an investment in yourself. This is precisely why people spend a lot of money on their education even if they have to take out big loans.

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How to Pick the Right Accelerator for Your Startup?

How to Pick the Right Accelerator for Your Startup?

As an entrepreneur, one of the critical decisions you must make for your business is finding a startup accelerator program to enroll in. In a world with over 3,000 accelerator programs, finding the right one to support your startup’s growth can be challenging.

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10 Clever Ways to Save Money as a Business Owner

10 Clever Ways to Save Money as a Business Owner

As a business owner, one of your primary goals is likely to maximize profits and minimize expenses. However, cutting costs can be easier said than done. Costco, a retail giant, is a great example of a business that has mastered the art of cost-saving. For starters, the retailer barely spends on advertising and PR.

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4 Crowdfunding Platforms to Kickstart Your Dream Project

4 Crowdfunding Platforms to Kickstart Your Dream Project

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea, but struggling to secure funding? Look no further than crowdfunding. This innovative funding method has emerged as a game-changing way for entrepreneurs and inventors to raise funds and bring their ideas to fruition. It is a powerful tool that allows creators to collect smaller contributions from a wider audience and reach their funding goals.

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