Entrepreneurship

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and Israel, out of offices in London and Tel Aviv — last closed …

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Here’s why 22 female entrepreneurs just met with federal lawmakers in Washington D.C. – GeekWire

22 female entrepreneurs from across the U.S. met in Washington D.C. last week at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable, hosted by the newly created bipartisan U.S. Senate Caucus on Entrepreneurship. (Center for American Entrepreneurship Photo) Only 2.5 percent of venture capital funding goes to companies with all-female founders. As a female entrepreneur, I find this extremely …

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This Edtech Business Competition Is a Win for the Education Ecosystem

On October 7, seven talented edtech entrepreneurs will take center stage at the final event of the 2019 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). Each finalist hopes to impress the expert judges with a winning pitch as they vie for a share of more than $120,000 in cash and prizes. It’s been a long …

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Hear about investing in African tech at Disrupt SF with Marieme Diop, Wale Ayeni and Sheel Mohnot – TechCrunch

If you’re a VC or founder in London, Bangalore or San Francisco, you’ll likely interact with some part of Africa’s tech landscape for the first time — or more — in the near future. When measured by monetary values, the continent’s tech ecosystem is small by Shenzhen or Silicon Valley standards. But when you look …

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Want to Do Business in Silicon Valley? Better Act Nice

The first rule of Silicon Valley venture capital is never insult a start-up. Founders are always killing it, disrupting the world or just plain 🙌🙌🙌. If a start-up is fizzling, shuttering or caught scamming? The socially acceptable response is total silence. Everyone knows that. Except Jason Palmer. The start-up in question was AltSchool, a Mark …

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Add Value, Not Noise

Seeing engagement bait post in social media groups is common. “Add value not noise” posted in a startup group on Facebook, however, is noteworthy due to the Orwellian level of using the behavior you’re cautioning not to use, to condemn the behavior you’re using. To the person who wrote this single sentence a few days …

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