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Foreign investors have a bigger role to play in growing Latin America’s startup ecosystem

Ricardo Sangion Contributor Ricardo Sangion previously launched operations for Facebook and Pinterest in Latin America, before joining operator-led global investors TheVentureCity as partner for first-ticket investments in the region. There has been significant hype around Latin America’s startup success. For good reason, too: Startups have raised $9.3 billion in just the first half of 2021,…

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Big Oil’s bid to lure back investors with cash could ultimately fail

ExxonMobil Corp. and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) Gulf Coast Growth Ventures petrochemical complex under construction in Gregory, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.Eddie Seal | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesLONDON — The world’s largest oil and gas majors are seeking to lure back investors by returning more cash to shareholders. Market participants, particularly those…

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Novakid’s investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English

If you’re trying to develop fluency in a non-native tongue, language immersion is a crucial part of the learning process. Surrounding yourself with native speakers helps with pronunciation, context building, and most of all, confidence. But what if you’re an eight-year-old kid in Spain learning English and can’t swing a solo trip to the United…

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Investors overseeing $14T call for vote on company climate plans

Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Peter AndrewsScores of investors call for firms to set a net zero planWant to know which directors are responsible for itAlso seek an advisory vote on the planLONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Investors managing…

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Why some investors are banking on a bitcoin IRA instead of Social Security

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesFor Matthew Roed, Social Security is looking a lot less promising than the money he’s stashed away in his BitcoinIRA.Roed is a registered nurse living in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and he says he’s spent 16,000 hours researching all things bitcoin. His conclusion? Investing in the cryptocurrency is the key to retiring…

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Vara raises $4.8M from investors like Go Ventures and Sequoia India’s Surge to digitize Indonesian SMEs’ payrolls

Staff management platform Vara’s team If you follow startup news from Indonesia, you know that the country’s estimated 60 million small businesses are a hot target for tech companies. BukuKas and BukuWarung, for example, both recently raised large rounds to fuel their race to digitize SMEs’ operations. Founded in November 2020, Vara is focused specifically…

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Gov't Investors

AT&T gives investors and gov’t wildly different takes on need for fiber Internet

AT&T is of two minds — AT&T to investors: Fiber is the best! AT&T to gov’t: Don’t give rural people fiber! Jon Brodkin – Jun 28, 2021 9:31 pm UTC Enlarge / A sign in front of an AT&T retail store on May 17, 2021, in San Rafael, California.AT&T says fiber Internet is a “superior”…

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Investors say Eindhoven poised to become Netherlands’ No. 2 tech hub

Eindhoven might not immediately spring to mind as a high-tech hub, but the Netherlands city is keen to position itself as a center for deep tech in Europe. The Technical University of Eindhoven, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, and locally based corporates like ASML and Philips have been eyeing initiatives across Europe and applying what they’ve…

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Investors Eye Pockets of Value in Near-Record European Markets

Author of the article: Bloomberg News Joe Easton, Michael Msika and Lisa Pham(Bloomberg) — With European stocks only just off record-highs, investors are having to look harder than ever to find pockets of value.Companies that can absorb an inflation spike are in hot demand, while many think so-called value stocks are still cheap relative to…

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6 investors and founders Predict hockey-stick growth for Edinburgh’s startup scene

Scotland is slowly but surely drawing attention in the UK’s startup space. In 2020, Scottish startups collectively raised £345 million, according to Tech Nation, and with nearly 2,500 startups, it has the highest number of budding tech companies outside London. Venture capital fundraises are also consistently on the rise every year. Scotland’s capital Edinburgh boasts…