Venture capitalist's R400m adventure to dent SA unemployment – IOL

Businessman Gavin Reardon is founder and managing partner at venture capital firm Kingson Capital. Image: Supplied. DURBAN – Venture  capitalist Gavin Reardon is on an investment drive to raise R400 million to benefit emerging, black-owned small and medium enterprises as an effort to dent the scourge of unemployment in South Africa. Reardon, 34, from Durban, […]

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Venture capitalists step up backing for startups Tech February 23, 2019 09:50 – The Nation

Thai CVCs are playing an active role in accelerating the startup ecosystem in Thailand. Mainly they are focused on inviting in startups who develop services/solutions in line with the corporate’s strategic directions. CVCs provide not only funds, but also importantly offer strategic planning, marketing and business networking.  InVent by Intouch Holdings is one corporate committed […]

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Quantum, accelerators, venture capital: surveying Canada's tech landscape at DRIVE – BetaKit

This year’s DRIVE 2019 conference, held in Waterloo for its inaugural year, set out to answer how Canada can create domestic value in a global tech economy. DRIVE brought together policy-makers, researchers, accelerators, and tech CEOs from across Canada and around the world to discuss emerging trends, debate best practices and share ideas about Canada’s […]

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Plexo Capital Partner Lo Toney on Why VCs Shouldn’t Treat CPG Brands Like Tech Startups – Adweek

| 13 hours ago As retail disruption increasingly pushes the consumer-packaged goods industry into direct-to-consumer and ecommerce channels, new brands in the space are looking more and more like tech startups. Blurring that distinction too much can be dangerous for both entrepreneurs and investors, according to Plexo Capital founding managing partner Lo Toney. Speaking at […]

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Starting a new business? Here's how to fund it – Montana Standard

Intro Photo Credit: Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Startups are well-known for their role in reshaping industries, building new ones, and creating substantial wealth for founders and early employees. Because of their small size, startups benefit from their ability to experiment and adapt more quickly than established firms, which under the right circumstances, can […]

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Starting a new business? Here's how to fund it – Ravalli Republic

Intro Photo Credit: Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Startups are well-known for their role in reshaping industries, building new ones, and creating substantial wealth for founders and early employees. Because of their small size, startups benefit from their ability to experiment and adapt more quickly than established firms, which under the right circumstances, can […]

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Venture capital investment in Irish tech firms fell 25% in 2018 – Engineers Journal

Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25 per cent to €739 million in 2018 according to an Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published in association with William Fry The fourth quarter of 2018 showed a decline in funding of 35 per cent to €115 million, continuing the trend of previous quarters. Funding into […]

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