Though tech startup investment is in decline across Asia, a new report from Tech in Asia should offer some hope for startups in Singapore looking for funding.
“I help people build trusted networks in the Valley,” says Fedeyko, who is now CEO of Connection Silicon Valley. “Whether you’re a startup, corporate, or someone in-between, think of me as your innovation partner who will help you navigate the Valley ecosystem.”
As engineer Susan J. Fowler’s viral account of her year at Uber underlined, a lack of gender diversity and faulty HR policies can lead to a vastly flawed corporate culture. Correcting imbalance and combating unacceptable behaviour are the responsibility of everyone in the tech industry, and women are taking the lead.
Foreign innovation drives startup economies. In the US alone, 51% of billion-dollar startups were founded by immigrants. Cities across the world have taken notice: encouraging the free movement of information and talent is crucial to tech sector success. Santiago, Chile, is forging ahead with a government-backed plan to attract top talent. As reported in Brookings, part of Santiago’s success as Latin America’s tech hub is due to a program called Start Up Chile.
VC investment in sector-shifting EdTech innovations, like interactive classroom apps and web-based assessment tools, is mounting. Toronto-based startup Top Hat, under the leadership of CEO Mike Silagadze, is the latest to benefit.
GitHub Inc., the web-based repository hosting service designed for developers to store, share, and collaborate on their work, has grown rapidly—and that comes with bottom-line costs. Most recently, as Bloomberg reports, GitHub took a $66 million hit in the first nine months of 2016.
The discussion around funding women entrepreneurs is growing more active by the day. One thing is clear: driven women entrepreneurs aren’t willing to accept a funding system that favours male founders out of familiarity and prejudice.
Entrepreneurs are on alert: This spring, the 2017 Fundica Roadshow is touring Canadian cities. The top prize? A $1,000,000 investment award provided by First Stone Venture Partners.
MutualMind, a startup using IBM’s Bluemix developer portal, effectively used social listening to attract angel investors.