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A Start-Up Matures, Working With AmEx

junho 27, 2011 por

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When the New York start-up Foursquare Labs made its debut in 2009, it quickly began popularizing the idea of “checking in,” or using a cellphone application to tell friends that you are at a particular restaurant, bar or park. Chris Goodney/Bloomberg News Dennis Crowley, the chief executive and one of the founders of Foursquare, attributed […]

Where is Latin America’s Silicon Valley?

maio 10, 2011 por

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San Francisco has its Silicon Valley, London now has its Silicon Roundabout, so what about Latin America? Is there a one-stop destination to connect with the local Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking startup scene? To cut to the chase, the answer is no, at least not yet, but there are several hubs that are definitely worth a […]

What happens when GeeksOnaPlane fly to Latin America

maio 10, 2011 por

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Over the last 10 days, a group of around 50 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors and techies who appropriately call themselves “GeeksOnaPlane” have been discovering first-hand the South American tech scene, successively landing in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Buenos Aires. But what is GeeksonaPlane and more importantly, what does this tour tell us […]

About Venture Capital

fevereiro 28, 2011 por

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Venture capital is a type of equity financing that addresses the funding needs of entrepreneurial companies that for reasons of size, assets, and stage of development cannot seek capital from more traditional sources, such as public markets and banks. Venture capital investments are generally made as cash in exchange for shares and an active role […]

Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing need encouragement in this budget

fevereiro 28, 2011 por

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of any economy, even the most developed ones. Studies indicate that over 90% of the companies in the US have less than 50 employees and more than 50% of exports from the US are done by companies with less than 20 employees. In India, Micro, Small and […]

Como valorizar uma empresa de internet

fevereiro 22, 2011 por

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Now that Facebook has raised a $1.5 billion financing round, led by Goldman Sachs, its new investors are waiting for their fortunes to multiply. While some critics remain skeptical that Facebook — which is said to have made about $2 billion in revenue last year — is worth the round’s $50 billion valuation, momentum is […]

How do private business angels work?

fevereiro 10, 2011 por

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If you have a great business plan at hand but lack the funding required for the initial investment, then it is a great idea to approach a private business angel for help. Business angels will take care of the initial investment, in exchange for the ownership of a percentage of your business. You must be […]