Venture Funding In Brazil Soars To $1.3B In 2018

As South America’s largest country, Brazil has the potential to be an economic powerhouse. But over time, political turmoil, largely as a result of corruption, has marred the economic landscape. Still, despite the political upheaval in recent years, the country’s startup scene has seen some serious acceleration, reflecting a general trend we’re seeing in Latin America as a whole According…

How to Come Up With Startup Business Ideas in the Digital Era

Every ambitious entrepreneur has the same major objective -- for their startup business idea to become the next big thing. It may be hard to imagine, but Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburg were once in the same position as most business owners. Coming up with an idea for your startup business should be approached with the same dedication as every…

8 Ways to Power Your Bootstrapped Startup

Bootstrapping is a necessity for some startups. In the absence of investors or capital, there is simply no other option. But for many, bootstrapping is their own decision. When you bootstrap, the focus is on ideas, innovation, and teamwork. Bootstrapping builds urgency; not only does the business go to the market rapidly, but the primary focus is also always on…

Corporate Venture Capital Is Here To Stay

Everyone is fascinated with predicting when the market will turn, especially venture capitalists. Perhaps now that Game of Thrones is over, we can put a merciful death to the refrains of “winter is coming” that seemed so much more clever seven seasons ago. And while Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital recently suggested that quantitative easing could prevent most recessions in…

Coatue may lead $120 mn funding in Faasos parent

New York-based technology hedge fund Coatue Management is in talks to lead a $120 million funding round in Mumbai-based Rebel Foods, best known for its Faasos brand of cloud kitchens, said three people aware of the matter on the condition of anonymity. A potential deal would mark Coatue’s second investment in India. The company, founded by Philippe Laffont, invested a…

3 Hints for Launching a More Successful Startup

You may have a great startup idea, but don’t quit your day job just yet. Entrepreneurs launch startups every day, and some of them go on to reach amazing heights. Still, the idea itself is just the beginning of a long and arduous road. The path to startup stardom is beset with challenges, and they just keep coming. Money is…

Mobile ticketing company TodayTix raises $73M in new funding

TodayTix, a mobile ticketing company that makes it easy and relatively affordable to go to Broadway shows and other live performances, is announcing a new $73 million round of funding led by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Founded in 2013, the company initially served as the mobile equivalent of New York’s TKTS booths for discounted, last-minute theater tickets. TodayTix…

Madrona Venture Labs raises $11M to build companies from the ground up

In regions where would-be entrepreneurs need a little more support and encouragement before they’ll quit their day job, the startup studio model is taking off. In Seattle, Madrona Venture Labs (MVL), a studio founded within one the city’s oldest and most-celebrated venture capital firms, Madrona Venture Group, has raised $11.3 million. The investment brings the studio’s total funding to $20…

Toyota venture fund commits $100M to autonomy startups

Toyota's venture capital firm has announced a new $100 million fund dedicated to startups involved in automation and robotics. Founded in 2017, Toyota AI Ventures has already invested in 19 different early-stage startups including several automated robotics companies, a self-driving shuttle service, and a company that builds autonomous control systems for the maritime industry. "Auto manufacturers must participate in the…

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