Entrepreneurship

Why It’s the Right Time to Start a Business, According to Experts

Government officials have said a recession in the US is “pretty likely” in the near future. But it’s still a good time to launch a business, experts told Insider. Here’s why aspiring entrepreneurs should consider starting up right now. Despite the news of major technology companies beginning hiring freezes, consumer prices are rising, and government …

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Venture funding for African crypto startups grew 11x in 2022: Report

As many in Africa continue to adopt crypto and blockchain, more venture funding flowed into the continent in Q1 2022 than in Q1 2021, according to a new report by blockchain investment firm Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) and Standard Bank. The report, titled “The African Blockchain Report 2021,” shows that blockchain startups were …

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Business: Cape Girardeau’s Magnolia Bed Swings – inside a tale of entrepreneurship (5/23/22)

Eric King, owner / operator of Magnolia Bed Swings of Cape Girardeau, is an entrepreneur who has sold his outdoor furniture to clients throughout the US and in Europe. Jeff Long ~ semissourian.com “Buckle up” is Eric King’s advice for anyone planning to leave the security of a 9-to-5 job for the up-and-down roller-coaster ride …

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DBJ ups funding in relaunched innovation grant program | Business

The Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, has upgraded aspects of its Innovation Grant Fund, one of the primary changes being a 43 per cent or $ 6 million in addition to financing each successful applicant can get. DBJ on Friday announced the relaunch of the grant, which coincides with the starting date for the intake …

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[Jobs Roundup] Check out these openings at fashion-focused manufacturing startup Fashinza

This week, Gurugram-based fashion-focused global manufacturing marketplace Fashinza scooped up $ 100 million (mix of equity and debt financing) in a Series B round of funding led by Prosus Ventures and WestBridge Capital. The round also saw participation from returning investors Accel, Elevation Capitaland DisruptAD. Some of the angel investors including Naval Ravikant, Jeff Fagnan, …

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Europe’s deep tech depends on university spinouts – TechCrunch

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch + column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Deep tech has become a hot topic in Europe, with hopes that the region can have an edge over the rest of the …

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A third straight week of tech layoffs in the books – TechCrunch

You thought the market was bad for venture capitalistsbut what about the actual workers behind the tech companies they’ve backed? Reluctantly, we’re writing a tech layoffs roundup for the third week in a row, because once again, there have been reductions across stages and sectors. Over the past month, public and private tech companies have …

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3 things to remember when diversifying your startup’s cap table – TechCrunch

Oriana Papin-Zoghbi Contributor Oriana Papin-Zoghbi is the CEO and co-founder of AOA Dx, which is developing a non-invasive ovarian cancer diagnostic biopsy test. Making purposeful decisions on diversity and inclusion in the workplace goes beyond simply building your team. As a minority female entrepreneur and co-founder of a women’s health startup, ensuring diversity within our …

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Upwork Freelancer Earned $ 1.6 Million Creating Pitch Decks

Evan Fisher is a freelancer on Upwork who creates pitch decks for startups. He’s earned more than $ 1.6 million since joining the work platform. Fisher shared his tips on starting a freelance business. Behind almost every million-dollar startup, there’s a cleverly crafted pitch deck that convinced venture capitalists to bet on a founder’s idea. …

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