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Finance, Fundraising & Accelerators
In the realm of (ultra) fast fashion, there’s a name that’s been creating waves: Shein, where you can find tops for as low as US$5 and jeans at US$10. This Chinese fast-fashion giant, beloved by fashionistas and trend-followers alike,
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.
Thinking about launching a startup or expediting your business? The stage is set for the annual hybrid Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), returning on October 31 to November 1, 2023,
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.
Microchip Technology, a leading semiconductor supplier of smart and secure embedded control solutions, has announced a major long-term initiative to invest approximately US$300 million in expanding its presence in India.
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
From May 10 to 12, BEYOND Expo 2023 in Macau, China, shattered boundaries, embracing startups and businesses from Southeast Asian countries and fostering international interaction. The Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, North Asia Region, James Chou, witnessed with delight how BEYOND evolved into a global platform.
UnifyWork, a workforce intelligence platform for equitable regional talent networks, has raised an additional US$3 million in funding, bringing their total funding to US$7.5 million. The funds will support UnifyWork in its mission to empower and engage the workforce, benefiting individuals, businesses and communities.
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.
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.
Indian-based health care startup Varco® Leg Care has successfully raised an undisclosed amount in a seed round of funding led by former CEO of Hindustan Coca-Cola, Neeraj Garg. Other prominent investors include Dr. Mohit Lalvani from Mascot Spincontrol India Pvt Ltd, a renowned medical consultant,
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.
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.
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.
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.