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6 06, 2019

Four Remarkably Simple Pitch Tips From An Entrepreneur Who Turned Her Idea Into A $2.5B ‘Unicorn’

By |2019-06-06T09:37:33+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“We like to set crazy big goals and make them happen,” Canva CEO and co-founder, Melanie Perkins, told me in a recent conversation. Crazy big understates Canva's rare and remarkable accomplishment. Canva is one of only 300 or so private companies around the globe that have achieved ‘unicorn’ status, a term for startups that are worth [...]

6 06, 2019

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

By |2019-06-06T09:36:20+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there’s a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don’t understand. Some can’t figure out how to get in the door. Others fail to deliver persuasive pitches. Many don’t know how the deals and relationships really work. Kupor outlines what he and his partners look for [...]

6 06, 2019

Four startups advance through investments totaling $80,000 from Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund 

By |2019-06-06T09:34:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|Indiana|0 Comments

Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced that it has awarded a total of $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The four startups, representing sectors from cybersecurity to agriculture, were selected to receive tier-one “Black Award” investments of $20,000 each. The startups are Covert Defenses, BDYWR, Rogo Ag LLC and C2 Medical Robotics Inc. Covert Defenses [...]

6 06, 2019

3 TMCx companies have raised funds while completing the Houston accelerator

By |2019-06-06T09:33:06+00:00June 6th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

According to the CDCThe Texas Medical Center's accelerator program is wrapping up its Digital Health cohort this week with the culmination of its TMCx Demo Day, and, while all of the companies have something to celebrate, three have announced that they are leaving the program with fresh funds. Meru, Roundtrip, and Sani Nudge have raised over $10 million between the [...]

6 06, 2019

Chicago companies are attracting major venture funding 

By |2019-06-06T09:32:11+00:00June 6th, 2019|Illinois, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The University of Chicago has secured $75 million in grant funding, according to company database Crunchbase, topping the city’s recent funding headlines. The cash infusion was announced May 28 and financed by Pritzker Foundation. According to its Crunchbase profile, "The University of Chicago is not only a university in Chicago, Illinois, but also a university for Chicago. In [...]

6 06, 2019

Hey innovative industry + smart investors looking for future tech/startups…start with university gap funds and accelerators!

By |2019-06-06T09:24:03+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The lack of true early-stage capital and innovation developmental support is a major challenge in advancing promising university technology from the lab to commercial and investment partners. Research institutions are leading through the implementation of university gap funding (proof of concept, startup, venture) and accelerator programs to bridge this "valley of death". Over the past 15 years, these programs have [...]

5 06, 2019

HBR: How Corporations Can Better Work With Startups

By |2019-06-05T07:20:48+00:00June 5th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

One way that corporations spur innovation is by working with startups—through mechanisms such as corporate accelerators, venture builders and venture clients. Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion, according to GCV Analytics, a [...]

5 06, 2019

Silicon Valley startup accelerator and venture capital firm will launch its Houston program by the end of the year 

By |2019-06-05T07:16:28+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another accelerator with a global presence is itching to get into the Houston innovation ecosystem. California-based Plug and Play will launch its Houston accelerator program sometime in the fourth quarter of this year and is currently looking for the right location to house the company's local operations. The organization, which has 30 locations all over the world [...]

5 06, 2019

ISF Incubator Launches First International Startup in Singapore

By |2019-06-05T07:15:27+00:00June 5th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Singapore|0 Comments

 ISF Incubator, the startup arm at Intellectual Ventures, today announced it has formed a joint venture with NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Based in Singapore, the joint venture is called Secur3DP+, a startup company that brings additive manufacturing to global companies by providing a supply chain hub for 3D printing. The system is [...]