Spending Money on Company Growth

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One of the more fascinating things about entrepreneurship, and especially startup entrepreneurship, is how it is impacting societies far away from places like Silicon Valley or New York City. Someone once said that startups today are like rock bands in the 1960s and 1970s; a cultural phenomenon galvanizing the dreams and ambitions of an entireRead more

EdTech startup Claned raised $1.4M to expand to India

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Finland based edtech startup Claned has raised $1.46 million in a round of funding led by Indian CBA (Cross Border Angels and Investors) members, reports YourStory. The startup will use the round of funding to roll out operations in India. Claned is an online learning platform that students can sign up for free. It allowsRead more

CBA Lead Investment in CLANED, a Finnish EdTech Venture

Cross Border Angels & Investors (CBA), an international investor network specialised in facilitating international deals, has led a EUR 1.3 Million round in CLANED a Finnish education technology venture. The round was led by Indian CBA members. CLANED, a Tekes (Finland Government’s Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) funded company is headquartered in Helsinki and hasRead more

EdTech startup Claned secures $1.4M to expand to India

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Finland based edtech startup Claned has raised $1.46 million in a round of funding led by Indian CBA (Cross Border Angels and Investors) members, reports YourStory. The startup will use the round of funding to roll out operations in India. Claned is an online learning platform that students can sign up for free. It allowsRead more

CBA leads investment in CLANED a Finnish EdTech venture

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Cross Border Angels & Investors (CBA), an international investor network specialised in facilitating international deals, has led a EUR 1.3 Million round in CLANED a Finnish education technology venture. The round was led by Indian CBA members. CLANED, a Tekes (Finland Government’s Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) funded company is headquartered in Helsinki and hasRead more

The Most Scarce Resource for Entrepreneurs

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By Max Gurvits — @MxGur This week I have the privilege to spend some time in the San Francisco Bay area with a group of agriculture technology entrepreneurs from several Eastern European countries. It’s part of my side activities in helping build and nurture entrepreneurship communities in the part of the world where I spendRead more

Fundraising: strategic or tactical?

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By Max Gurvits — @MxGur It was a week dominated by news about chatbots. Facebook is rumored to announce a chatbot store for Messenger later this year, and Microsoft’s Tay chatbot got shut down in less than a day, after users taught it to tweet racist statements. I was following these stories from Estonia, whereRead more

Sales thresholds and sales philosophy

By Max Gurvits — @MxGur Most conversations with fellow entrepreneurs drill down, fairly quickly, to sales and revenue. How much is it, how fast is it growing. And most importantly, where are the clients coming from. It’s no secret that tech (or any other business field) is well beyond the point of being interesting, orRead more

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