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12 11, 2018

Maryland launches training program to attract Israeli health startups 

By |2018-11-12T10:59:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Israel, Maryland|0 Comments

Maryland has launched a new pilot training program designed to help Israeli health startups expand their companies to the state. MarketReach America will bring 15 to 20 companies in the medical device and digital health sectors from Israel to Maryland for two weeks of training in May of next year. They will learn about breaking [...]

31 10, 2018

Israel, Poland Launch Corporate-Startup Co-Innovation Program

By |2018-10-31T08:58:53+00:00October 31st, 2018|Corporate, Israel, Poland|0 Comments

Israeli and Polish organizations have signed a 10-month innovation plan, supported by the Israeli government and the Polish Ministry of Technology and Entrepreneurship, which will see large corporations share their innovation needs and challenges with startups and individual entrepreneurs from both countries. The goal is to identify solutions to those challenges, forming startups around them, [...]

25 10, 2018

Kyoto University venture fund and Chinese peer to grow startups 

By |2018-10-25T10:25:19+00:00October 25th, 2018|Japan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Kyoto University is combining venture capital with that from a peer in the Chinese city of Guangzhou to help startups from the university do business in China and other Asian markets. This marks the first time that venture capital from a Japanese national university using public money is partnering with overseas capital. The venture between the wholly [...]

12 10, 2018

Tel Aviv University Fund TAU Ventures leads $ 1.5 million. investment in Israeli startup 

By |2018-10-12T10:00:30+00:00October 12th, 2018|Israel, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Tel Aviv University venture capital fund resulted in a $ 1.5 million investment round for two, Castor and Hoopo. The fund announced on Wednesday. TAU Ventures is the first and only academically-based venture capital fund in Israel. It is similar to university-funded or affiliated funds at leading institutions in the United States such as Stanford [...]

5 09, 2018

Malaysia’s Cradle Fund attracted $10m seed funding in the past 9 years

By |2018-09-05T08:36:36+00:00September 5th, 2018|Malaysia|0 Comments

The Malaysian government-linked early-stage investment fund, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, has attracted an additional RM41 million ($9.9 million) seed funding or commercialisation funding from external investors – both local and foreign – from 2008 to 2016 for its CIP Catalyst programme. CIP Catalyst was launched in 2008 with up to RM150,000 ($36,372) financing to fund [...]

15 08, 2018

UCT’s Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

By |2018-08-15T08:20:52+00:00August 15th, 2018|South Africa|0 Comments

BY TOM JACKSON ON AUGUST 9, 2018 The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has awarded a total of ZAR660,000 (US$50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms. Established in 2011, the Bertha Centre has integrated social innovation into the GSB curriculum, established a wide [...]

24 05, 2018

Ben-Gurion U. announces first Israel entrepreneurship fund of $1 million

By |2018-05-24T13:21:06+00:00May 24th, 2018|Israel|0 Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) President Prof. Rivka Carmi has announced a $1 million BGU Entrepreneurship Fund (BEF), the first of its type established by an Israeli university. The student-led fund will provide students and recent graduates with micro-grants to jump-start innovative technologies and concepts. The Fund was announced at the SilicoNegevBGU conference, the [...]

10 05, 2018

ISA and Tel Aviv University Ventures launch startup accelerator

By |2018-05-10T15:50:49+00:00May 10th, 2018|Israel|0 Comments

The Israel Security Authority (ISA) (Shin Bet) and venture capital fund TAU Ventures, founded by Tel Aviv University, have announced the launching of a startup accelerator in Israel. The first class will focus on early-stage entrepreneurs working in artificial intelligence (AI), primarily natural-language processing (NLP) technologies, robotics, and data science. The program, which will be [...]

17 04, 2018

Tel Aviv University launches VC fund to invest in early-stage startups

By |2018-04-17T13:32:39+00:00April 17th, 2018|Israel, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Tel Aviv University has announced plans to set up an early-stage startup venture fund, the first of its kind by an Israeli university. The TAU Ventures fund, which will be located in Tel Aviv, has already raised some $20 million in commitments from investors including the Singaporean investment fund, Chartered HighTech (CTH), and additional investors from [...]

23 03, 2018

Singapore needs to push its startups beyond seed funding

By |2018-03-23T14:22:36+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Singapore, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Despite seed and series A capital abundance, there’s not much series B and C funding enabling startups to scale up. Whilst Singapore has been consistently hailed as one of the most startup-friendly countries due to prime business conditions and attractive incentives packages, the unavailability of second-stage level funding poses a problem for startups looking for growth opportunities [...]