Startup Roundup June 10, 2016


Meet the newest AngelPad startups, and the tech they built to cure business headaches | TechCrunch

Yesterday in San Francisco, AngelPad held its 10th Demo Day, a graduation of sorts for the enterprise startups admitted into and backed by the accelerator. 


Snapchat’s Giant Series F Round Signals Health And Changes In Startup Funding – Forbes

As the CEO of the equity crowdfunding platform + early stage venture fund, Crowdfunder.com, I have a front row seat to the rapidly changing dynamics of Venture Capital.  


Are senior managers abandoning Indian startups like Flipkart, Zomato and Snapdeal? — Quartz

Indian startups are hemorrhaging top talent by the dozen, and they are in no position to attract replacements given the grim business sentiment. 


Startup ecosystem in India can be sustainable if large firms are involved: Vidhya Shankar, Nasscom – The Economic Times

It may be safe to assume that Nasscom Industry Partner Program – or NIPP, as it is commonly abbreviated – could be the largest corporate development program in India with active participation from over 30 large enterprises and hundreds of promising startups across multiple categories. 


The Three Most Powerful Words For Startups – Forbes

The reason is simple. Large and small businesses need each other. Startups need large businesses because they have the systems, brand awareness, distribution and expertise to turn the seeds of ideas into flourishing gardens of possibility. 


Parenting startups becoming more verticalised – The Economic Times

Parenting startups are becoming more and more verticalised with those in the parent advisory and infant health technology space mopping up much of the seed capital. 


How companies can find the success Canada Post has with startup partners – The Globe and Mail

The future of Canadian enterprise will be defined by partnership. Success depends on both internal collaboration and the cultivation of new relationships between traditional players and startups. Organizations generate a spirit of creativity and trust when they facilitate collaboration between departments and external groups. 


China puts faith in start-up boom – FT.com

The Chinese government has prioritised supporting entrepreneurship as it grapples with flagging growth and seeks to reboot the country’s economy. It wants to move away from heavy industry towards a more service sector-led model driven by consumption. 


Betting on Southeast Asian Tech Startups – WSJ

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, a veteran of Bain Capital LLC, are making big bets on tech startups in the U.S. and in Asia with their venture-capital firm B Capital Group. In an interview with Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor in Chief Rebecca Blumenstein, the two spoke about their strategy of partnering with tech startups and why they think Southeast Asia has so much potential. Edited excerpts follow. 


Israeli Startups Raise Over $125 Million This Week – Business – Haaretz

Israeli startups have raised more than $125 million this week, with SundaySky, Trax Image Recognition, Imperium and Weka.IO all closing multimillion-dollar fundraising rounds. 

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