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Start-ups aim to change car battery recycling, clean up world's most polluting industry

Start-ups aim to change car battery recycling, clean up world's most polluting industry

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.

Nasdaq April 27, 2021
Startups crack records as more money flows to Silicon Valley

Startups crack records as more money flows to Silicon Valley

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.

Mint April 27, 2021
How impact-driven startups are using data to drive change

How impact-driven startups are using data to drive change

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.

Sifted April 27, 2021
How big companies create opportunities for area startups | Brandon Bruce

How big companies create opportunities for area startups | Brandon Bruce

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.

Knox News April 12, 2021
Startups eye hiring in key tech and leadership roles

Startups eye hiring in key tech and leadership roles

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

Mint April 12, 2021
How Start-Ups Can Profit From The Current Opportunities

How Start-Ups Can Profit From The Current Opportunities

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.

Forbes April 12, 2021
GrannyTech: 5 promising European startups keeping our grandparents busy

GrannyTech: 5 promising European startups keeping our grandparents busy

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.

EU Startups March 30, 2021
Is crowdfunding the perfect way to build your startup? We spoke with these 7 founders to find out

Is crowdfunding the perfect way to build your startup? We spoke with these 7 founders to find out

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.

EU Startups March 30, 2021
10 super promising UK-based startups to watch in 2021

10 super promising UK-based startups to watch in 2021

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.

EU Startups March 16, 2021
When is a startup no longer a startup?

When is a startup no longer a startup?

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.

EU Startups March 16, 2021
Fintech startup Yap raises $10 million

Fintech startup Yap raises $10 million

NEW DELHI: Fintech startup Yap has raised $10 million in its Series B round, co-led by Flourish Ventures and Omidyar Network India.

Mint March 16, 2021
The most valuable startup in America is worth more than SpaceX

The most valuable startup in America is worth more than SpaceX

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.)

CNN Business March 16, 2021
TOP 30: Europe’s biggest startup hubs in 2020

TOP 30: Europe’s biggest startup hubs in 2020

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.

EU-Startups March 4, 2021
“The European tech scene is growing faster than almost anywhere else in the world”: Interview with Emma Davies, co-CEO at Octopus Ventures

“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).

EU-Startups February 16, 2021
Forethought's CEO Deon Nicholas On Growing An Enterprise Software Startup

Forethought's CEO Deon Nicholas On Growing An Enterprise Software Startup

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.

Forbes February 16, 2021