By Shivani Singh and Mayank Bhardwaj GHAZIABAD, India, April 20 (Reuters) – A handful of startups are trying to find a new way to recycle used car batteries, using water, chemicals and electricity to produce lead instead of the hazardous, high-heat smelting that has been identified as the world’s most polluting industry.
Years into a boom for venture capital fueled by low interest rates and the prospect of a lucrative hit in tech, deal flow and valuations are reaching new peaks, and among the biggest beneficiaries are the companies vying to become the next big social-media platform.
Impact startups — a broad category of businesses working towards having a positive social and environmental impact — face a unique set of challenges. When it comes to global social issues like improving access to education or stopping fake news, it’s crucial impact startups are able to spot problems, like school drop-outs or falsified articles, quickly before they happen, and personalise their solutions to those who need help most.
The phrase “startup ecosystem” is popular enough to have more than 2.6 million results in Google search. But what exactly is it? According to Wikipedia, a startup ecosystem is formed by people, startups in various stages of development, and organizations — all interacting as a system to create and scale startup companies.
After a spell of robust hiring focused on sales, marketing and operations to try and protect their revenue in 2020, startups are now looking to launch new products, ramp up tech capabilities and expand leadership as they grow
It is often said that the current circumstances will produce many new businesses as rapid digitization leaves some existing enterprises behind and creates opportunities for others. But it is increasingly clear that those seeking to set up and lead these fresh entities will have to display different skills and strengths from those running technology start-ups in the past.
Did you know that one in five EU citizens is over 65 years of age? Whatsmore, the population of people aged 65 years and older will continue to increase significantly in the EU; at the start of 2019, the senior population was 90.5 million and is expected to increase to 129.8 million by 2050.
Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a potential fundraising option for your startup? Crowdfunding is one of the most widely used ways to raise capital, especially at an early startup stage.
When the UK’s departure from the EU was announced, we asked EU-Startups readers if they would still like to hear about the British startup ecosystem.
There is a certain ‘allure’ or ‘swag’ to being called a startup. Picture this: beanie bags, hoodies, hoverboard, well-stocked pantry, foosball table, vegan options, gym and flexible working hours and you are most likely thinking of startups from anywhere in Silicon Valley or tech giants like Google and Facebook.
NEW DELHI: Fintech startup Yap has raised $10 million in its Series B round, co-led by Flourish Ventures and Omidyar Network India.
The new funding vaults Stripe ahead of Instacart, which recently raised new financing at a valuation of $39 billion, as well as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is now valued at $74 billion, according to research firm CB Insights. (Still, Chinese TikTok owner Bytedance still easily retains the title of the world’s most valuable “unicorn” startup at $140 billion.)
Since 2011, we’ve published an annual ranking of Europe’s biggest startup hubs. It’s been quite a while since we released the previous edition of this renowned ranking, so it was about time for an updated research. Let’s see what has changed since the last edition and especially since the COVID-19 crisis came into play.
“The European tech scene is growing faster than almost anywhere else in the world”: Interview with Emma Davies, co-CEO at Octopus Ventures
European tech continued its growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, as venture capital carried on investing into the region. The tech ecosystem has expanded to almost $1 trillion (€824.4 billion) in combined value, up five-fold from 2016. We now have 115 VC-backed companies valued at over $1B (€824.4 million).
What It Takes To Succeed As A Minority Entrepreneur In Enterprise Software Today
Taking on the challenge of creating customer service chatbots that learn and continually improve the quality of responses instead of providing rote, canned remarks is ideal for AI and machine learning.