How to respond when a VC asks about your startup's valuation • TechCrunch

How to respond when a VC asks about your startup’s valuation • TechCrunch

Rule one: Don’t throw out a number Founder of Unicorn Capital and Minimal Capital, Evan Fisher’s pitching and investor strategy has helped startups raise more than $2.5 billion. More posts by this contributor The pre-pitch: 7 ways to build relationships with VCs Don’t send VC a cold deck ever again: Start sending video pitches There …

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Tech startups in Lagos have raised $750 million this year—Tunbosun Alake

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Innovation and Technology, Tunbosun Alake, has said that a total of 107 tech startups operating in the State have attracted $750 million in funding so far this year. Alake disclosed this on Thursday at the opening of the 4th Art of Lagos (AOT) conference with the …

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Tech layoffs this year offer hiring boon for start-ups that survive

Tech layoffs this year offer hiring boon for start-ups that survive

TAIPEI- Thousands of layoffs across the tech sector may end up being a boon for start-ups that struggled to hire talent during the heady days of sky-high valuations. The big catch: They need to ensure their own survival first after venture capital investors pulled back sharply in 2022. The history of Silicon Valley is awash …

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Galadari Brothers' F&B division nurtures pupils' entrepreneurial skills - News

Galadari Brothers’ F&B division nurtures pupils’ entrepreneurial skills – News

Seven students of Kings’ School, Al Barsha, take part in a unique exercise seeking to bridge a critical gap between education and industry Mohammed Galadari, Co-Chairman, Galadari Brothers Group, with Ahmed Osman, CEO of the diversified conglomerate’s Food and Beverage division, the pupils of Kings’ School, Al Barsha, Dubai, who took part in the immersive …

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Komi, a landing page tool for content creators, raises $5M seed round • TechCrunch

Komi, a landing page tool for content creators, raises $5M seed round • TechCrunch

Komi, a personalized website page builder tool for influencers and celebrities to create and customize a landing page to promote their projects, today closed a $5 million seed round led by Contour Venture Partners. Launched in October 2021, Komi is designed to provide content creators, musicians, athletes, celebrities and other creative talent and personalities alike …

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Investors cool on 'anti-sexy' esports

Investors cool on ‘anti-sexy’ esports

Illustration: Aida Amer/Axios The investment buzz around esports has faded, experts in and around the competitive gaming world tell Axios. Why it matters: Esports had been one of the hottest and most frequently funded sectors in gaming for several years going into the pandemic. But concerns over profits have sent investment firms elsewhere, particularly to …

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Tech layoffs in Southeast Asia grow as unprofitable startups extend runways

Tech layoffs in Southeast Asia grow as unprofitable startups extend runways

Shopee reportedly conducted three rounds of layoffs this year as its parent Sea Limited struggles towards profitability. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images More tech startups in Southeast Asia laid off workers this year, as macro headwinds widened losses and venture capitalists pushed startups to extend their runways. Last week, online marketplace Carousell announced …

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Northeastern Entrepreneurs Dominate BostInno's '25 Under 25' List

Northeastern Entrepreneurs Dominate BostInno’s ’25 Under 25′ List

Deadlines can bring out the best in people. In Hannah Ung’s case, a half-hour before her presentation to a class at Northeastern, she decided on a name for her proposed startup: Boxy. A year later, Boxy is in business—enabling college students to rent out storage space in private homes for their belongings, like an Airbnb …

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