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Ajar Online – Kuwaiti FinTech Raises New Round From BECO Capital and Sharq Ventures

Kuwaiti Fintech Startup Ajar Online wants to digitize the real-estate industry with their latest investment. Ajar Online, a fintech startup based in Kuwait, closed a second investment in a round led by Dubai-based venture firm BECO Capital, followed by an investment from Sharq Ventures, since late 2016. Ajar Online is a cloud service designed for the real estate market, offering

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Temasek Venture Group Vertex Raises $210 Million for Southeast Asian Deals – Bloomberg

Venture arm of Singapore’s Temasek targets Southeast Asian, Indian startups The venture capital unit of Singapore’s state investor has raised $210 million to invest in early-stage tech startups in Southeast Asia and India, focusing on consumer internet, financial technology and enterprise technology firms. This is the first time Vertex Ventures, an arm of Temasek, has allowed outside investors to participate

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Tech Coast Angels – Finalists For Quick Pitch Competition 2017

Tech Coast Angels and San Diego Venture Group are thrilled to announce the incredible Top 10 presenting companies for the 11th anniversary of the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. This year’s finalist batch represents a diverse array of consumer Internet, mobile, augmented/virtual reality, life science and hardware startups. The Quick Pitch Competition is one of the most recognized angel

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Venture Capitalists Investing in Premium Snacks and Drinks – Eater.com

Fancy Snacks Are Having a Moment. Venture Capital Wants In Artisan popcorn and vegan protein bars draw millions of dollars from hungry investors. According to a 2017 research note by Goldman Sachs and Conde Nast, smaller “mindful snack” brands are showing strong momentum, gaining share in 62 percent of the top 50 packaged food categories. A Boston Consulting Group report

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How Private Enterprise is Helping Texas Recover from Hurricane Harvey

The Private Sector Is Coming to Texas’s Rescue In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the private sector in Texas and Louisiana is getting slammed with lots of criticism for price-gouging, being greedy, and focusing only on profits. But there’s a flip-side to that story that includes many counter-examples of private sector businesses and private voluntary organizations ignoring profits and demonstrating

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MoFo – Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in Germany

The German venture capital market has almost doubled in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. With a number of indicators showing a continuation in that growth trend, Morrison & Foerster senior associate Robin Eyben outlined the factors making Germany an attractive VC market in the article “A Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2017 H1)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in the first half of 2017, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. They also

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NVCA Policy Paper – Outlines Pro-Entrepreneurship Tax Agenda

Justin Field, NVCA’s vice president of government affairs, explains NVCA’s four tax reform proposals, which are aimed at encouraging the launch of new startups and preserving US economic competitiveness. “We have a long way to go, but with strong coordination among our members and allies, we have a real chance to make new company formation the priority it should be

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