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The venture studio is the model we need right now

The world needs big, audacious solutions to the thorniest problems impacting humanity. Problems like climate change, space exploration, oceanic exploration, food shortages and mass violence require government, nonprofits and private enterprises to develop solutions. For the commercial sector, this means a new era of thinking about innovation and commercial opportunities particularly for entrepreneurs. We are […]

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Why CES Group is investing in diversity ventures for the first time

The Consumer Technology Association has been criticized in the past for falling short on diversity when it comes to keynote speakers at CES, the big tech trade show that takes place in Las Vegas each January. But CTA, the lobby group that stages CES, has taken some of that criticism to heart, and it recently […]

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You can build a healthier startup without VC money

Venture capital spending reached an all-time high in 2018, at roughly $131 billion across nearly 9,000 deals. For a founder in this environment, it’s hard to imagine not going the VC route. But VC funding doesn’t guarantee you success, and it isn’t right for everyone. Consider, for example, that one-fifth of startup founders are outright replaced after accepting VC funding, and 60% are no longer leading their company […]

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E.Ventures raises $400 million for early-stage U.S. and European startups

E.Ventures, a 20-year-old fund with headquarters in San Francisco and Berlin, has raised $400 million for two early-stage venture capital funds. The company has raised $225 million for a San Francisco-based fund and $175 million for a Berlin-based fund. This is the sixth generation of funds for E.Ventures. The company plans to invest $1.5 million […]

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Why AI investors don’t get it right

Investors have been putting billions of dollars into AI startups every year for several years now. But they’re focusing on the wrong type of play. The large number of AI startups they’ve been funding are building vertical solutions, often from scratch, putting themselves in competition with technology giants — a battle they will lose most […]

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Great North Labs raises $23.7 million fund for Upper Midwest tech startups

Great North Labs — headed by a couple of seasoned entrepreneurs — has raised its first fund with $23.7 million in capital to invest in early-stage tech startups across the Upper Midwest in the U.S. The fund is based in St. Cloud and Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a partner located in Silicon Valley. This is one […]

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5 come-back tips for startups that have run out of cash

During the early stages of my company, GIBLIB, my team encountered every startup’s worst nightmare: We ran out of money. However, we were able to push through the difficult chapter and gain the key partnerships and investments needed in a short period of time. Today, we’re doing really well and recently closed our $2.5 million […]

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National Grid invests in 4 startups, 2 VC funds to boost energy tech

National Grid Partners, the investment arm of energy utility National Grid, has invested in four startups and two venture capital funds focused on energy and technology. NGP has invested in Audio Analytic, Carbon Lighthouse, Copperleaf and GoCardless, and has become a limited partner in IQ Capital Fund III LP (an IQ Capital fund) and JVP […]

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