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In Venture Capital, Not All Stages Are Created Equal

The next 100 years of the world’s economy is going to be built off companies just getting started today, and venture capital will play a central role in helping to bring them to life. But while many folks are familiar with venture capital, they might not be well-versed, perhaps, in the nuances of the different stages: early, growth and later rounds--up to mezzanine and pre-IPO deals.  S...

Crypcentra Is Helping Institutional Investors Navigate the World of Crypto

The crypto asset boom of 2017 was powered by retail investors, but now institutional players appear to be coming around to the momentous opportunities offered by digital currencies. A rising number...

Revisiting Our Post-COVID-19 Framework as Parts of the World Reopen

A year ago, we published our post-COVID-19 framework outlining which industries we believed the pandemic would impact and whether the impact would be short-lived or long term. In the midst of much ...

Fintor Wants to Make Real Estate Investing Accessible

By Clayton Bryan Real estate investment has traditionally been a game for the privileged few--but the status quo is changing. There are millions of younger retail investors looking for new oppor...

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Crypcentra Is Helping Institutional Investors Navigate the World of Crypto

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Revisiting Our Post-COVID-19 Framework as Parts of the World Reopen

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June 02, 2021
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Fintor Wants to Make Real Estate Investing Accessible

By Clayton Bryan Real estate investment has traditionally been a game for the privileged few--but the status quo is changing. There are millions of younger retail investors looking for new opportunities to grow their wealth, with a strong appet...
May 27, 2021
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InfuseAI is Helping Companies Unlock AI Capabilities

When it comes to the potential of AI and machine learning, there’s no shortage of enthusiasm among business leaders eyeing opportunities to drive organizational performance. A recent study of executives and IT decision-makers found 95% of responde...
May 26, 2021
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500 on the Move in Vietnam

On a trip to Vietnam five years ago, President Obama remarked on the launch of 500 Startups’ Vietnam fund. The timing was right for us. The country was setting itself on a path to entrepreneurial innovation: a fast-growing economy, internet infras...
May 21, 2021
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Neon Is Making it Easier to Pay Bills On Your Terms

As ecommerce becomes more ubiquitous, consumers are choosing different methods of payment.  Increasingly, many are bypassing credit cards  and choosing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), a flexible no-cost lending tool that allows customers to p...
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Stoovo is How Gig Workers Meet Their Earning Goals

Did you know that nearly 40% of U.S. workers now participate in the gig economy in some form? The uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on the stability of jobs has only increased the need for workers to augment incomes, as many people like s...
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How Serena Ventures Built a Portfolio With 60% Diverse Founders

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MightyFly’s Next-Generation Drones Have Sky-High Potential

When we first met MightyFly’s founders Manal Habib and Scott Parker, we quickly knew they had that perfect combination of technical expertise and tenacity--a world-class team of experienced drone engineers capable of reshaping logistics.  ...
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