Posts Tagged ‘startup’

EY Welcomes Technology Startups at Pitch Day

The EY Americas Tax Innovation Foundry has announced the launch of a FinTech Pitch Day on June 28 from 9 am to 4 pm EST at District Hall in Boston, MA. EY invites FinTech startups from around the world to pitch disruptive technology solutions. From those submissions, twelve applicants will be selected to present to EY leaders. The Foundry’s objective is […]

Separating self from startup: Founders open up about how to manage your mental health in the stressful business world

People working in startups and small businesses are disproportionately at risk of depression and anxiety. But when everyone is sharing stories of million-dollar funding rounds, big-name backers and revenue booms, there’s not a lot of space left for talking about the potential personal costs of running a business. When founders push themselves to burnout, it […]

Here Is Where CEOs Of Heavily Funded Startups Went To School

Crunchbase News looked at CEOs of U.S. companies funded in the past three years that have raised at least $100 million in total venture financing. The intent was to see whether educational backgrounds of unicorn and near-unicorn leaders differ markedly from the broad startup CEO population. The analysis showed that most CEOs of well-funded startups do […]

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region. FinTech Hive at DIFC will feature the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) […]

OMA Among Winners of Competition for Unicorn Island Masterplan in China

OMA has been announced as one of four firms to win an international competition for the design of Unicorn Island in Chengdu, an “innovative masterplan specifically designed for New Economy companies.” As China moves from a production-orientated economy to a knowledge and service-based economy, the masterplan seeks to provide a variety of working and living […]

Paypal acquires Swedish fintech startup iZettle for $2,2 billion

PayPal has agreed to acquire iZettle, a leading provider of mobile payment infrastructure across Europe and Latin America, for $2.2 billion. The deal happened just before iZettle was set to go public on Nasdaq Stockholm. The IPO will now be cancelled. With iZettle, Paypal will have access to hundreds of thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers. By joining forces […]

Japan shouldn’t try and replicate Silicon Valley to spur innovation, venture capitalist says

If Japan wants to spur innovation from startups, it shouldn’t try to replicate Silicon Valley. That’s the message from James Riney — head of venture capital fund 500 Startups Japan — to companies nationwide amid the increased attention given to startups. A former banker at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Tokyo, Riney said one way Japan […]

PayPal Joins Indonesian Venture Firm to Develop Fintech Startups

PayPal Holdings Inc. is teaming up with Indonesian venture-capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures to back emerging financial technologies that can be developed for Southeast Asia. Under the partnership, Jakarta-based Alpha JWC will contribute as much as $5 million in funding for PayPal Incubator. After being selected by PayPal and Alpha JWC senior executives in Singapore […]

Five Reasons Why Balanced Teams Are So Important For Startups

Ben Jen — serial entrepreneur, angel investor and startup strategist, serving as principal consultant and investor with Ben Jen Holdings LLC — has identified five reasons why balanced teams lead to successful early-stage ventures. Balanced teams provide varied perspectives. Balanced teams define startup culture, which can make or break your business. Balanced teams create synergy. Venture capitalists […]

Seven Startups Graduate From Second Cohort of YES FINTECH

One of India’s largest private banks, YES Bank, has announced the graduation of seven startups from the Autumn cohort of its Global Fintech Accelerator, YES FINTECH. As part of the 15-week innovation programme, eight startups, chosen from over 600 applicants across more than 10 countries, undergo rapid enhancement of their value quotient through product-market-fit guidance, […]