Entrepreneurship

CIA venture capital wing In-Q-Tel partners with start-up Trust Lab

CIA venture capital wing In-Q-Tel partners with start-up Trust Lab

Trust Lab was founded by a team of Big Tech alumni who came together in 2021 with one mission: to make online content moderation more transparent, accountable, and trustworthy. A year later, the company announced a “strategic partnership” with the CIA’s venture capital firm. Trust Lab’s core discourse is simple: global internet platforms like Facebook …

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Palmer Luckey's advocacy startup Anduril raises nearly $1.5 billion

Palmer Luckey’s advocacy startup Anduril raises nearly $1.5 billion

Defense tech start-up Anduril has raised nearly $1.5 billion in the second-largest U.S. venture capital round of the year, marking a milestone for tech startups trying to break into the notoriously difficult field of defense procurement. Anduril said the investment values ​​it at $7 billion, excluding new funds it raises, compared to $4.2 billion 18 …

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eFounders Transforms into Hexa, a Startup Studio Holding Company • TechCrunch

eFounders Transforms into Hexa, a Startup Studio Holding Company • TechCrunch

Over the past 11 years, eFounders has refined the startup studio model in Europe. The company has helped launch more than 30 different startups, including three unicorns – Spendesk, Aircall and Front. While things seem to be going well for the startup studio, eFounders is pivoting — sort of. Starting today, eFounders becomes Hexa, a …

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Strong ambition as business schools launch space programs

Strong ambition as business schools launch space programs

Space has not traditionally been a destination for enjoying delicious cuisine. Without gravity to help clear their sinuses, astronauts are left with a dulled sense of taste. But at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, associate professor of marketing Carlos Velasco and his colleagues are working to develop more appetizing meals for space travelers. “Space …

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Deliveroo Australia CEO Ed McManus explains why management pulled the pin

Deliveroo Australia CEO Ed McManus explains why management pulled the pin

Former employees will have a higher priority in the administrative process than drivers, who are contractors and considered “unsecured creditors”. Deliveroo Australia staff received an initial stipend just before operations closed, while all riders who made a delivery in the last three months received two weeks’ pay. As part of the voluntary administration process, Deliveroo …

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A less risky path to entrepreneurial success

A less risky path to entrepreneurial success

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs. By: Davis Smith and Trenton Smith Most startups fail. According to Startup Genome’s 2019 report, 92% of startups fail. Surprisingly, only 4% of businesses in the United States exceed $1 million in annual revenue, and only 0.6% reach $10 million in revenue, according to the US Census …

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These investors are supporting Gen Z founders to build a better future

These investors are supporting Gen Z founders to build a better future

From gaming-focused tech startups to sexual and reproductive health-focused ventures, young investors under 30 in 2023 are pouring their money into businesses created by and for their immigrant, color and LGBTQ+ peers. By Alex Konrad, Maria Gracia Santillana Linares and Elizabeth Brier FWhere David Brillembourg Jr., investing is synonymous with fun and games. The 24-year-old …

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Alumni of 344 European and Israeli unicorns have spawned 1,018 startups since 2008 • TechCrunch

Alumni of 344 European and Israeli unicorns have spawned 1,018 startups since 2008 • TechCrunch

A new report has shed light on the impact European and Israeli unicorns have had on the wider tech ecosystem since the global economic crisis 14 years ago. The report, titled “Europe and Israel’s Startup Founder Factories,” was produced by venture capital firm Accel with extensive support from the startup and venture capital data platform …

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