Entrepreneurship

Bad News: Global VC Funding In April Dipped Again. Good News: It Wasn’t A Nosedive

Global venture funding totaled $47 billion in April 2022—the lowest amount invested in private companies in the past 12 months—based on an analysis of Crunchbase data. While the dip isn’t massive, it does signal that the slowdown we saw in the first quarter of this year is the start of a longer-term shift in funding, …

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‘Move fast and break things’ is a bad idea for health tech startups – TechCrunch

Rachel B. Goodman Contributor Nathaniel M. Lacktman Contributor Nathaniel M. Lacktman is a partner at Foley & Lardner and chair of the law firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. More posts by this contributor Telemedicine startups can survive and thrive under renewed regulation It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the reasons some …

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How to Build a Freelance Business on Upwork and Make $1 Million

Ryan Clark was laid off from his sales-engineer job in 2017 and started freelancing on Upwork. He started a business, Mr. SharePoint, to help firms with digital-process and workflow automation. Clark earned more than $1 million in payments in the past five years on Upwork. One of the first things clients ask Ryan Clark on …

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Singapore-based Good Startup raises $34M fund to invest in alternative protein companies – TechCrunch

Good Startup founders Gautam Godhwani and Jayesh Parekh Good Startup, a Singapore-based venture capital firm focused on alternative protein, has closed its latest fund. Consisting of $34 million, the new fund, called Good Protein Fund I, included participation from Vinmar International founder and chairman Vijay Goradia; former head of finance and strategy for Fidelity Investments …

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The Social & Inclusive Business Camp 2022 for young African Social Entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline:June 26th 2022 Apply for the sixth edition of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC)! An acceleration and capacity building programme to boost entrepreneurs with high impact and growth potential on the African continent. The Social & Inclusive Business Camp is an acceleration and capacity building programme. It is dedicated to entrepreneurs with …

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Maryland Today | UMD Dedicates IDEA Factory

The IDEA Factory’s movable walls and shared spaces will promote dialogue between students, entrepreneurs and faculty who are working in fields such as multimedia, robotics, rotorcraft and quantum engineering. Particularly striking is a façade dominated by an enormous window made from laminated glass treated with a film that creates radiant color shifts, based on where …

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Alan raises another $193 million for its medical one-stop shop startup – TechCrunch

French startup Alan has raised a new €183 million funding round ($193 million at today’s exchange rate). The company sells its own health insurance products and has expanded to other medical products and services. In other words, Alan wants to build a healthcare super app and a one-stop shop for all your questions and needs …

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Small Business Tips: From sourcing capital to monitoring performance, 10 tips to run a small business

Should I mortgage my house to fund my business? This is the question a relative asked and a longish discussion ensued. This young boy had studied commerce and had also completed a course for small business strategy at a management school. But applying theories to practice and transitioning from concept to application are always challenges. …

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