• Bitcoin Cash Price Drops by Nearly 12% Overnight | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:50 am
    JP Buntinx | The Merkel With the Bitcoin price still stuck in a bearish trend, other cryptocurrencies are suffering as well. Bitcoin Cash is one of the few currencies effectively losing over 11% in value over the past 24 hours. That is not a positive sign, especially not when considering how BCH was getting pumped … Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Drops by Nearly 12% Overnight | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on ‘Worthless’ Cryptocurrency | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:47 am
    Rachel Rose O’Leary | CoinDesk Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase bank, has expanded on his recent criticism of bitcoin, warning “it will end badly” for the tech. Continue reading … Source: Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on ‘Worthless’ Cryptocurrency
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  • 6 B2B Startups Joining NetApp’s First Accelerator Cohort September 22, 2017 11:45 am
    Conor Cawley | TECH.CO A little support can go a long way in the startup world. Fledgling companies are constantly in need of advice, mentorship, and most importantly, capital. Without help, a lot of these startups become one in a long line of failed companies that didn’t have what it took to make it in … Continue reading 6 B2B Startups Joining NetApp’s First Accelerator Cohort →
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  • What You Can Learn From the Shark Tank Reject Who Became a Huge Success | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:38 am
    sarahmcclutchy@bedjet.com (Sarah McClutchy) | Hubspot Sales Resilience, defined as “toughness” and “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties,” is one of the most important qualities for succeeding professionally. When you’re rejected, it can be crushing — especially if you’ve invested a large amount of time, energy, and sacrifices into the project. Nobody knows this better … Continue reading What You Can Learn From the Shark Tank Reject Who Became a Huge Success | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Accelerator Group announces fund for women entrepreneurs in India | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:20 am
    Jessica Pothering | ImpactAlpha Women Rising The $25 million will foster women’s entrepreneurship in smaller Indian cities Photo by Aman Bhargava The investment firm, with offices in Michigan, Florida and India, launched the $25 million fund in conjunction with the “All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship.” The U.S. State Department-backed initiative is aimed at … Continue reading Accelerator Group announces fund for women entrepreneurs in India | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Scientists Develop A Device to Turn Car Exhaust into Renewable Energy | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:13 am
    Madelyn Young | CBInsights As innovators seek out ways to make our society more energy efficient, one renewable resource has proved harder to “renew” than others: heat. So-called “waste heat” is generated by everything from cars to appliances to small electronic devices. Transforming excess heat into usable electricity has been a hot topic among scientists for … Continue reading Scientists Develop A Device to Turn Car Exhaust into Renewable Energy | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Fairphone raises €6.5 million for its ethical fair-trade smartphones | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:12 am
    Jonathan Keane | Tech.eu Fair-trade smartphone maker Fairphone has raised €6.5 million led by impact investors Pymwymic and The DOEN Foundation. The Amsterdam-based company, which previously raised €9 million through crowdfunding, makes modular smartphones with mostly ethically sourced materials built in fair working conditions. It wants to create a more sustainable value chain for the … Continue reading Fairphone raises €6.5 million for its ethical fair-trade smartphones | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Radical Academy: Amir Taaki’s New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:07 am
    Michael del Castillo | CoinDesk Back from the front lines of Syria, infamous bitcoiner Amir Taaki plans a bitcoin-based economy in the war-torn nation, and he’s looking for help. Continue reading … Source: Radical Academy: Amir Taaki’s New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria
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  • Report: Many entrepreneurs that plan to exit their company don’t increase business performance | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:03 am
    Jessica Galang | Beta Kit According to a new report from BDC, many entrepreneurs planning to exit their company are leaving money on the table by not investing in the company’s growth. The report on business transitions was conducted with Nielsen, which surveyed 2,500 entrepreneurs. A big reason these entrepreneurs are thinking of selling their … Continue reading Report: Many entrepreneurs that plan to exit their company don’t increase business performance | #VentureCanvas →
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  • essDOCS Acquires TradeCert | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 11:01 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs essDOCS, a Valletta, Malta-based paperless trade company, acquires TradeCert, a Galway, Ireland-based provider of electronic Certificates of Origin. The amount of the deal – completed through essDOCS Ventures, the Group’s investment and partnership arm – was not disclosed. The acquisition will enhance essDOCS’ expertise and solution capabilities in eCertification.  essDOCS now operates … Continue reading essDOCS Acquires TradeCert | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Hong Kong stocks trim weekly gains on new North Korea tensions | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:57 am
    | Nikkei Asian Review Continue reading … Source: Hong Kong stocks trim weekly gains on new North Korea tensions
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  • Coredinate Secures €1.9M in Follow-On Financing | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:50 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs Coredinate, an Uffenheim, Germany-based software-as-a-service (Saas) company that specializes in solutions for security, maintenance and cleaning firms, closed €1.9M in financing. Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayern Kapital, BayernKapital Innovationsfonds ERFE, MWN Equity Investment GmbH. The company intends to use the funds to advance product development and step up its sales and marketing … Continue reading Coredinate Secures €1.9M in Follow-On Financing | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Interview: Bangladesh minister rebuts Suu Kyi arguments on Rohingya | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:42 am
    | Nikkei Asian Review Continue reading … Source: Interview: Bangladesh minister rebuts Suu Kyi arguments on Rohingya
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  • Cromwell Reit pulls €739m Singapore IPO | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:31 am
    | Global Capital – IPO Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust has cancelled its potential €738.8m listing on the Singapore Exchange due to market conditions, after first trying to get past the finish line with a smaller offering. Continue reading … Source: Cromwell Reit pulls €739m Singapore IPO
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  • North Korea has world worrying about an H-bomb test | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:27 am
    | Nikkei Asian Review Continue reading … Source: North Korea has world worrying about an H-bomb test
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  • General Catalyst Adds Holly Maloney McConnell to Investment Team | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:25 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs General Catalyst, a Boston, NYC, Palo Alto & San Francisco-based venture capital firm, added Holly Maloney McConnell to the investment team. Maloney McConnell joined the firm as a Managing Director based in Boston where she will focus on investing in later-stage companies and supporting the entrepreneurs who are building them. She brings … Continue reading General Catalyst Adds Holly Maloney McConnell to Investment Team | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Uber loses its license to operate in London | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:22 am
    Natasha Lomas | TechCrunch  In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s regulation of … Continue reading Uber loses its license to operate in London | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Mirova formally launches $300 million Land Degradation Neutrality Fund | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:20 am
    Jessica Pothering | ImpactAlpha Climate Finance The fund is one of the first private funds aimed at land-degradation neutrality Photo by Anthony Gotter on Unsplash The UN-affiliated fund will invest in sustainable agriculture and forestry, as well as green infrastructure and ecotourism. It is one of the first private funds aimed at land-degradation neutrality, a target … Continue reading Mirova formally launches $300 million Land Degradation Neutrality Fund | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Lifting The Curtain On iCarbonX: China’s Overnight Unicorn Is Attacking Everything From Genomics To Smart Toilets | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:19 am
    Deepashri Varadharajan | CBInsights When Chinese healthcare AI company iCarbonX launched in October 2015, it was touted as the “next Google in biotech.” Want the full expert post? Become a CB Insights customer. If you’re already a customer, login here. Continue reading … Source: Lifting The Curtain On iCarbonX: China’s Overnight Unicorn Is Attacking Everything From Genomics … Continue reading Lifting The Curtain On iCarbonX: China’s Overnight Unicorn Is Attacking Everything From Genomics To Smart Toilets | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Germany’s Central Bank: Consumers not using Blockchain for payments | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:12 am
    Elena R | CoinPedia Germany’s Central Bank declares a new research paper centered on distributed ledger tech(DLT). Since, it is exploring its blockchain for payments, securities settlement and more. Deutsche Bundesbank research writes that the tech offers a more benefits on account of the distributed storage of data. However, it highlights both potential opportunities and … Continue reading Germany’s Central Bank: Consumers not using Blockchain for payments | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Thailand’s TOA Paint eyes $369m from IPO | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:11 am
    | Global Capital – IPO Thai paint producer TOA Paint is looking to raise up to Bt12.2bn ($368.5m) from its IPO, set for the last week of September. Continue reading … Source: Thailand’s TOA Paint eyes $369m from IPO
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  • iHear Medical Closes $2.3M Financing | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:10 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs iHear Medical, a San Leandro, CA-based provider of direct-to-consumer hearing aid solutions, raised $2.3M in convertible debt financing. The round was led by a syndicate led by Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., Aphelion Capital, and Lighthouse Capital. The proceeds of the financing will be used to expand sales into major retailers and wholesalers … Continue reading iHear Medical Closes $2.3M Financing | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Should You Even Bother With Bots? An Expert Weighs In [Video] | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:08 am
    kcook@hubspot.com (Karla Cook) | Hubspot Marketing   If you’re a human with internet access in 2017, you’ve probably talked to a bot recently — even if you weren’t fully aware of it. With over five billion monthly active users on messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, the current tech landscape is set for a … Continue reading Should You Even Bother With Bots? An Expert Weighs In [Video] | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Australia’s Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:07 am
    Nikhilesh De | CoinDesk One of Australia’s largest power providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger on a platform aimed to facilitate energy trading. Continue reading … Source: Australia’s Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading
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  • Venture Capital Firm Lightstone Ventures Raises $250M for Third Fund | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:05 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs Lightstone Ventures, a Boston, Menlo Park, Dublin, and Singapore-based global venture capital firm, raised $250m for Lightstone Ventures II, L.P. (LSV II). With LSV II, an over-subscribed fund that exceeded its target of $200 million, Lightstone Ventures will continue to focus on early-stage therapeutic opportunities across the life sciences sector. The goal … Continue reading Venture Capital Firm Lightstone Ventures Raises $250M for Third Fund | #VentureCanvas →
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  • ZhongAn rides high on demand for $1.5bn HK listing | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:01 am
    | Global Capital – IPO ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co has raised HK$11.9bn ($1.5bn) after pricing its hugely popular Hong Kong IPO at the top of guidance, according to a banker on the deal. Continue reading … Source: ZhongAn rides high on demand for $1.5bn HK listing
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  • China Digest: CMC, AlphaX invest $83m in Gaosi Education; Qiming backs Infervision | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:01 am
    Tomas S. Noda III | DealStreetAsia – VC In two separate funding rounds in China, online-offline K-12 education firm Gaosi Education raised $83 million co-led by China Media Capital and AlphaX Partners, while local medical imaging technology startup Infervision received $18 million in its series B backed by Qiming Venture Partners. CMC, AlphaX co-lead $83m … Continue reading China Digest: CMC, AlphaX invest $83m in Gaosi Education; Qiming backs Infervision | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Waud Capital Partners with Vincent Bradley to Launch $100M Investment Initiative | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 10:00 am
    FinSMEs | FinSMEs Waud Capital Partners, a Chicago, IL-based growth-oriented middle market private equity firm, has entered into a partnership with Vincent Bradley, a healthcare industry executive, to pursue investments in the multi-site healthcare industry. Waud Capital has initially committed $100m of equity capital to this initiative. Together, the firm and Mr. Bradley plan to … Continue reading Waud Capital Partners with Vincent Bradley to Launch $100M Investment Initiative | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Chinese Cryptocurrency Aficionados Flee To Hong Kong | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 9:55 am
    Diana Ngo | Coin Journal China’s cryptocurrency clampdown has forced mainland investors and entrepreneurs to find ways to bypass the restrictions. Founders of cryptocurrency projects are now turning to Hong Kong exchanges for alternative listing of their tokens, while investors are exchanging their bitcoins peer-to-peer. Aurelien Menant, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange … Continue reading Chinese Cryptocurrency Aficionados Flee To Hong Kong | #VentureCanvas →
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  • Former US Futures Commission Chair Says Regulation Solves Bitcoin Volatility: CNBC | #VentureCanvas September 22, 2017 9:47 am
    CoinTelegraph By Jon Buck | CoinTelegraph Bitcoin community should shift the focus away from anti-government stance: Former top US regulator Continue reading … Source: Former US Futures Commission Chair Says Regulation Solves Bitcoin Volatility: CNBC
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