Hong Kong launches HK$2 billion fund to support tech start-ups 

The government said on Friday it is inviting venture capital funds to apply to become co-investment partners of the new Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF). “The ITVF will help fill the funding gap for local technology start-ups. We are confident that having this new fund will be conducive to developing a more vibrant Hong […]

Look no further: Universities are funding startups to ensure students succeed

Every post-secondary institution wants its students to succeed. But while a great education might help get students on the right track, doesn’t it make sense to invest in some students – particularly entrepreneurial ones – in other ways, too?  I mean actually invest in them, with VC funding. But before calling me out for being too idealistic, […]

Corporate venture in Brazil gains steam as giants amp up startup investments

What a difference one year makes. Since showing noteworthy signs of a maturing tech ecosystem last summer, corporate venture in Latin America has begun to crescendo in just 12 months, led by Brazil. According to LAVCA’s 2017 Latin American Startup Directory, of the 144 early-stage tech companies that received $1 million-plus in funding over at least two […]

Ambitions To Elevate The Northwest’s Venture Capital Game

Big names in Northwest business are coming together to deepen the financing pool for the next great tech startups. Microsoft and Madrona Venture Group want to integrate the venture capital communities of Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Microsoft president Brad Smith described ambitions to compete better with Silicon Valley and Boston. “If you talk to people […]