Entrepreneurship

Nesta has a fresh £50m to back UK impact startups with patient capital

Nesta, an innovation foundation based in the UK, has launched a new £50m fund to back early-stage impact startups. According to recent analysis by Beauhurst, Nesta has been the most active impact investor in the UK, making over 30 deals since 2012. Impact investors are those who put having a positive social or environmental impact …

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Roche Finance Perspectives 2023 – Global accelerated talent development program

Application Deadline: January 8, 2023 Roche is a global pioneer & leader in Personalized Healthcare. Roche provides breakthrough differentiated medicines and diagnostic tests using expertise in Science, Technology and Data so that people can live better lives. Finance Perspectives identifies top early-in-career talent and accelerates their development across geographies & functions, enabling them to be …

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No One Would Rent Me a Café In Trendy NYC Neighborhoods, So I Tried Something Risky. Now I Have Three Coffee Shops.

Entrepreneurs can be impatient. When we have a great idea, we want to make it happen now. But I’ve learned that patience — taking time to convince resistant customers, or to prove your concept to dubious investors — can create an outcome much truer to your vision. Courtesy of White Noise Coffee Company Seven years …

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500 Global opens an office in Egypt, partners with ITIDA to launch support programs for local startups

500 Global opens an office in Egypt, partners with ITIDA to launch support programs for local startups News • November 28, 2022 Edit Arabic US-based venture capital firm 500 Global is set to open an office in Egypt and has recently partnered with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to launch a range …

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Defense startup Anduril raises $1.48 billion in Series E funding

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Anduril, a defense technology startup set up by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, has raised $1.48 billion in Series E funding led by Valor Equity Partners at an $8.48 billion valuation. Why it matters: This is the second largest funding round in 2022, behind SpaceX’s $1.7 billion in May. The funding round was …

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Palmer Luckey’s defense start-up Anduril raises almost $1.5bn

Defense technology start-up Anduril has raised nearly $1.5bn in the second-biggest venture capital round of the year in the US, marking a milestone for young tech companies trying to break into the notoriously difficult field of defense procurement. Anduril said the investment valued it at $7bn, excluding the new cash it is raising, up from …

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The Real story: How one of Canada’s pioneering VC firms hit the wall

Caitlin MacGregor had spent seven years building Plum, the talent recruitment company she co-founded, when in April 2019 she approached Janet Bannister of Real Ventures. Kitchener, Ont.-based Plum wanted to expand beyond recruitment and talent management to help companies improve the work experience for their existing employees. It was mostly bootstrapped, with a small amount …

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A 20-Year-Old Tries To Disrupt The $500 Billion FMCG Market In India

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. In a country that still hasn’t gotten rid of the conservative mindset of having a government job, Softle is the name of a revolutionary breakthrough made by a nineteen-year-old boy, Pravas Chandragiri. Probably because the business in …

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Alumni from 344 European and Israeli unicorns have birthed 1,018 startups since 2008 • TechCrunch

A new report has shone a light on the impact that European and Israeli unicorns have had on the broader technology ecosystem since the global economic crisis 14 years ago. The report, titled “Europe and Israel’s Startup Founder Factories,” was produced by VC firm Accel with heavy support from startup and VC data platform Dealroom. …

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