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For Female Founders, Fundraising Only from Female VCs Comes at a Cost

According to recent reports, women-led startups receive less than 3% of all VC investments. In response, many leaders have advocated for getting women more involved in venture financing, since studies have shown that female investors are more likely than their male counterparts to invest in female founders. However, the authors’ new research suggests that support …

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Mistake made Kind Snacks a billion-dollar company

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s The Moment series, where highly successful people reveal the critical moment that changed the trajectory of their lives and careers, discussing what drove them to make the leap into the unknown. The first time Daniel Lubetzky accepted significant investment money for Kind Snacks, he made a huge …

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High-tech startups blocking secondary deals to save face and valuation

“There are a lot of stressed workers and pre-Seed investors who need the money today. There are also buyers on the other side, who are interested in their shares, but 50% of the deals that are signed between them fall through,” Moran Chamsi, co-founder and general partner of Amplefields Investments, which purchases shares in high-tech …

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Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program for women-led tech startups

Application Deadline: February 20th, 2023 Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders is designed to bring the best of Google’s expertise, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups up to Series A stage, based in Africa or building Africa-centered solutions with technology. The program includes content and mentorship tailored to the unique needs of women …

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How to Start a Vending-Machine Business, Easier Types to Start

Vending-machine businesses are gaining popularity because they require minimal overhead. The success of your business can depend on the products you sell and where you place the machine. Here are five vending-machine businesses that are relatively easy to start. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed …

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Foreign funding in local startups now subject to ‘angel tax’

Credit: 123RF.com Indian startups raising capital from foreign investors such as Sequoia Capital, Softbank, Prosus, Tiger Global, Carlyle, KKR and Blackstone, will now have to pay ‘angel tax’, a move that may not only adversely impact funding but also prompt more startups to locate overseas. While announcing the Union Budget on Tuesday, the finance minister …

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Mark Cuban Aims To Disrupt A $365 Billion Industry – With The Only Startup That Bears His Name

Billionaire venture capitalist Mark Cuban has founded or invested early in hundreds of startup companies over the years. But only one of them, founded in January 2022, bears his name. The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. seeks to disrupt the $365 billion US prescription drug market, which is rife with pricing inefficiencies. For example, …

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10 European pregnancy startups to watch

Nearly 150m women give birth each year globally, but startup founders say pregnancy-related health issues are still not being taken seriously enough by potential investors. While the wider femtech market has gained attention in recent years, only £133m of venture capital went into pregnancy-related startups in Europe in 2022, down from £210m the previous year, …

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InstaDeep’s acquisition is a classic case of an African startup gone global • TechCrunch

This January, Germany’s largest vaccine maker BioNTech announced that it had agreed to acquire Tunisian-born and London-headquartered AI startup InstaDeep for up to £562 million, including a performance-tied £200 million tranche investment. InstaDeep’s deal — subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the first half of this year — is quite intriguing, for …

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