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“Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility”, or CER, are the new buzzwords entering Saudi Arabia’s lexicon, and one startup is making the most of the …

China’s Top Taxi App Firm Is Raising $1.5 Billion To Battle Uber

China’s taxi app war is about to enter its second era. Just days after a leaked memo showed Uber is raising $1 billion solely for its business in China, Bloomberg reports that Didi Kuaidi — China’s largest taxi app company, courtesy of a recent billion dollar merger — is out to raise $1.5 …

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Earlier this year we published an article about the reasons behind foreign VCs' increase interest in the Middle East.<p>Here is our updated list of …

ClickMechanic, The U.K. On-Demand Car Mechanic Startup, Scores Seed Funding

ClickMechanic, the U.K. startup aiming to be something like an ‘Uber for car mechanics’ by offering a marketplace that lets you easily and transparently book a mobile mechanic, has scored a modest seed round.<p>The London-based company, founded by Andrew Jervis and Felix Kenton, has raised £320,000 …

How VCs Value Companies

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Over the years, I’ve heard plenty of entrepreneurs and VC colleagues talk about pre-product, pre-revenue and pre-profit valuations as if they can all be lumped into distinct categories. But while this type of analysis is part of …

Menlo Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its Twelfth Fund

Uber investor Menlo Ventures is announcing today that it has $400 million in fresh capital to invest in new startups, thanks to the close of its twelfth fund. With a size equal to the firm’s previous fund, the firm’s partners hope to carry forth the same strategy that served them well in Menlo …

9 Practices for Becoming a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My less-than-stellar Emotional Quotient (EQ) has probably held me back from achieving my full potential. It took me decades to realize that high IQ and vision were of little importance without understanding human emotions.<p>That's because …

Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners.<p>This …

In Latest Deals Brazilian Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Ruvolo is a</i> <i>freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.</i><p>Latin American powerhouse investors Kaszek Ventures have kicked off 2015 with back-to-back investments in startups founded and run by Brazilian women — Dress & Go, a luxury apparel rental site, and Love …

The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Amit Paka is a co-founder at Parable, a Creative Photo Network for iOS. Previously, he founded Flockish (bought by StubHub-eBay), led Product for Mobile Payments at PayPal and held Product Development roles at Microsoft.</i><p>Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was …