Entrepreneurship

Roundtable wants to bring AngelList-style syndicates to Europe • TechCrunch

Meet Roundtable, a new startup backed by eFounders that wants to bring community-driven angel investments to European startups. The company has built a platform that simplifies the administrative, legal and financial challenges that come with angel investments. Roundtable could be particularly useful for existing angel investors who want to unlock some additional capital for their …

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Start-up success: The Philippines emerges | startup, unicorn, web3, philippines, growsari, sarisari, raymund rollan, wavemaker, kkr, minette navarrete, kickstart ventures, gojek

Six years ago, when Raymund “ER” Rollan and his founding team started GrowSari, many investors and start-up peers alike would joke about the “Philippines discount”. Despite this antiquated misperception combined with a start-up ecosystem that was not well-established and a host of other challenges, the team resolutely persisted and founded their company in Manila in …

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Denver Startup Week showcases growth in number of businesses, investment

Kicking off the first fully in-person Denver Startup Week since 2019, several entrepreneurs said the metro area is now on the map when it comes to business hot spots. The Denver Downtown Partnership, a business organization, hosted a panel of startup CEOs and founders Monday to launch the programs that run through Friday. A new …

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Edtech startup Guvi bags investment from HCL’s promoter

Guvi, an edtech platform that helps students learn coding in their native language, has raised Rs 15 crore or $1.9 million from Vama Sundari Investments. Vama Sundari Investments is a promoter of India’s third largest IT services company HCL Technologies, which recently rebranded itself as HCLTech. The fresh funds have flown into the company after …

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This 31-Year-Old’s Vending Machine Business Could Earn Him $500K This Year Alone

At just 31 years old, Marcus Gram has the option to retire after his vending machine business became very lucrative over the last several years. As previously reported by AfroTech, Gram’s vending machine business went from making $4,000 in its first year to over $300,000 in 2021. And after a recent deal, it is currently …

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D2C brand Nirmalaya raises seed round led by Artha Venture

Delhi-based natural fragrance brand Nirmalaya has secured $800K in its seed funding round led by Artha Venture Fund along with participation of The DotIn Network, Shiprocket – Huddle Accelerator, Flawless Company office and other angel investors. The proceeds will be deployed to expand its presence to the US and the Middle East, Asia and build …

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The Pitch Deck Closed Used to Raise a $12 Million Seed Round

Fermat allows brands to embed shopping experiences directly in influencer content. The startup was born out of Apple’s 2020 privacy changes, which had a deep effect on advertisers. Fermat raised a $12 million seed round, led by Greylock and QED with participation from Courtside. When Apple announced in June 2020 that apps would be required …

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Gaming edtech startup Outscal raises $1.5 million from Kalaari Capital

Delhi-based ed-tech company Outscal has closed its seed funding round with $1.5 million funding from venture capital firm Kalaari Capital. Founded by Mayank Grover, Outscal is building a community-first, ed-tech platform to upscale talent in the gaming industry. It helps candidates excel in their game development, and Web 3 careers through mentorship and placement assistance. …

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Englewood entrepreneurs get a running start in a Shark Tank-like business plan competition

CHICAGO (WLS) — Entrepreneurs in Englewood are getting a much needed boost in the Quality of Life Business Competition. Four finalists taking the stage Saturday at Kennedy King College in an event that’s much like the ABC show Shark Tank. They showcase their current business or plans for a new one while making their pitch …

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