Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth
A combination of economic growth, young demographics, mobile internet penetration and foreign-educated talent is helping Vietnam’s technology startup scene flourish. The country is home to 3,000 startups, usually located in Ho Chi Minh City, according to statist...READ MORE
The Role of Family Offices in the Private Deal Ecosystem
July 09 - 13. 2018
Family Offices have emerged as significant investors in private deals over the past several years. According to data by Crunchbase, private deals by family offices across the world quadrupled between 2010 and 2017. The growth of these deals outpaced venture capital (VC) investments.
Family Offices Support Mexico’s Thriving Startups
Over the past decade, Mexico has transformed itself into a startup hotbed. This should come as no surprise considering the fact that nearly half of the country’s population is below the age of 27, the higher education system churns out 130,000 engineers every year, and the number of people enr...READ MORE
Bronfman Family Backs Israeli Cybersecurity Company
Image Credit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/claridge-israel/ Claridge Israel has committed $30 million in private equity funding to Cyberbit, the cybersecurity unit of Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems. Claridge Israel is a partnership between Claridge, the fami...READ MORE
Indian Angel Investors Get Tax Relief
India’s Income Tax Department has abolished the so-called “angel tax” for investors in startups who meet certain conditions. The tax has been hotly debated by startups since it impeded getting much needed capital at the seed stage. As per a notification issued on May 24, Indian angel investo...READ MORE
Private Wealth Funding Nex Gen Waste Management Startups
May 21 - 25. 2018
Startups that address the growing, global need for solid waste management solutions are attracting the attention of private wealth. In 2012 the world’s cities generated 1.3 billion tons of solid waste annually and with rapid population growth and urbanization, this is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons by 2025, according to World Bank researchers. The global solid waste management market will reach $1.296 trillion in 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets.
Steve Jurvetson set to make comeback with new fund
Steve Jurvetson Image Credit - Wikipedia Steve Jurvetson was ousted from Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) under a cloud of allegations of sexual misconduct in November last year. These are allegations that Jurvetson has denied since and has pushed ...READ MORE
Alternative protein. An opportunity with muscle.
Cricket burgers? Vegetarian meat? Food from labs? A stand-up comedian once said, “I like research. Research says that food is the single biggest source of protein for the human body.” Jokes aside insect foods are coming off the hidden side-streets of Asia and onto ...READ MORE