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Here are some news articles and tweets I have been reading the last week. I hope you find some relevant stories! If not, send me your links and ideas and learn more about our community here.
What a Market Downturn Means for Startups — www.alleywatch.com
About once a decade, the U.S. Financial Markets implode. It happened during the “Dot Com Bust” of 2001, again in the financial meltdown of 2007, and is now upon us in a Post-COVID recovery.
As you will see from the pitch presentations, there are some talented teams with potential. I am seriously proud that the Norwegian startups Stready have come to this level and will share their story next week.
Unstoppable pioneers of Web 3: 16 women spearheading the change — e27.co
While men still dominate in the nascent metaverse, women creators in Web3 are now leading the path and rising to the top
Deal of the week; Canor
Candor Raises $5M To Build The Next Generation, Authentic Professional Social Network — www.forbes.com
Job candidates don’t know exactly what they are getting themselves into when joining a specific team at a company they are new to. Candor is a professional network that encourages people to share how they work.
Launch Africa, the VC firm that has backed over 100 startups, closes first fund at $36.3M — finance.yahoo.com
Pan-African venture capital fund Launch Africa Ventures today is announcing the close of its $36.3 million fund, which it has primarily used to invest in B2B and B2B2C startups across Africa. In an interview with TechCrunch, managing partner Zachariah George said Launch Africa has backed 108 startups across 21 African countries.
Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph, on lessons from the streamer’s origin story — bgr.com
An interview with Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph, about the early days of the company that would kick-start the streaming TV revolution.
This week’s tweets
How does a market downturn impact your #startup? Raising money and acquiring new customers will get harder. Read some ways to extend your runway: https://t.co/bAGjo840vM#inflation #recession #vc #venturecapital #innovation #startupculture #earlystage https://t.co/lTG4tqxOJk— Callais Capital (@CallaisCapital) June 17, 2022
The journey to becoming an #angelinvestor can be difficult, especially if you're starting from scratch.— Sparklehood (@sparklehoodteam) June 17, 2022
So we curated a list of essential #resources to get you started on your way. Find everything from managing finances to #networking!
Check it out!https://t.co/anSnwJRrDA
Teams took center stage during the STANLEY+Techstars Demo Day in Baltimore. 10 startups presented their innovative ideas focused on electrification & shared the progress made in the last 3 months > https://t.co/mYC81Ht4A0 #StanleyBlackandDeckerEmployee https://t.co/wymsRkTn43— Michael Walker (@RecruiterWalker) June 20, 2022
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