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Nest opens Paris office to provide African startups with access to Europe

<b>Early-stage VC firm Nest has launched operations in Paris in a bid to help early-stage French businesses in their pursuit of success and growth,</b> …

Startups

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Should Help Other Startups Get Ahead

A veteran entrepreneur explains why “giving back needs to be seen as a business venture in and of itself.”<p>Successful startup founders have a tendency to take the money and run after hitting it big. And who can blame them for cashing out? Every newcomer has to pay their dues, proving their business …

Google celebrates Nigerian start-ups with online tools

By Emeka Aginam<br>While the market for startups continues to grow in Nigeria with Angel Investor showing interest, Google Nigeria Thurday hosted small …

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Easy money is making it harder for 'winning' startups, investors say

Silicon Valley is still debating whether it’s in a bubble again. But one thing some investors can agree on is that too much money flowing into too …

PM @ Silicon Valley: Modi to showcase India's social start-ups

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Sundar Pichai have blocked their calendars to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his …

Startups

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This European country is the center for FinTech startups

Switzerland may typically be known for snow-capped mountains, delicious cheese, and luxury watches, but there's much more. The nation is increasingly becoming a magnet for financial technology, known as FinTech.<p>FinTech is the fast-growing industry where businesses use technology to disrupt the …

Free Trade

US startups aim to help seniors 'age in place'

Shari Cayle, 75, called "Miracle Mama" by her family ever since she beat back advanced colon cancer seven years ago, is still undergoing treatment and living alone.<p>"I don’t want my grandchildren to remember me as the sick one, I want to be the fun one," said Cayle, who is testing a device that …

The stars are lining up for Indian astrology startups, but investors are still wary

Rohit K Singhania has a masters in accounting and finance from Australia’s Macquarie University. He worked in Australia, London and India with companies like Hewlett-Packard, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Axis Bank for almost a decade.<p>But perhaps his career trajectory was written in the stars. In April …

Startups

The next wave of startups that will help publishers make money

A growing number of startups are thinking about how they can help publishers make money outside of advertising. These innovative young companies may not be able to sever the tie between publishers and advertisers, but they could help digital content makers offset their dependence on advertisers …

Why You Should Never Work at a Startup

You're graduating or recently graduated. Congratulations. Here comes the future. And life is really going to get interesting. This is true for graduates this year and just about anyone who is just getting started in his or her career.<p>As a graduating senior, you have put time and energy into …

A 20-something sold his first company for $80 million in 370 days — now he's raising $11 million for his new startup

Jared Hecht sold his first company, GroupMe, 370 days after it launched for about $80 million. GroupMe, a group text-messaging app, was acquired by Skype in 2011.<p>Hecht and his cofounder, Steve Martocci, left Skype in 2013. Both are working on new startups and, while they aren't business partners …

Small Business

Billionaire VC: Startups are spending too much on useless 'window dressing'

"There's way too much money in the system ultimately still chasing few really great companies. And the problem with that is you have a bunch of impostor companies that get funded for a lot longer than normal cycles," Palihapitiya said during an interview.<p>If there was less money, companies would die …

Venture Capital

REPORT How Accelerators Kickstart Startup Scenes: A Look at Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis

Recently we reported on the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project, which released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup …

Engaging citizens: a game changer for development?

Nearly every week, I read news stories about citizens clamoring for change in governance- citizens who want their voices heard and acted upon. In …

British gold mining firm agrees settlement over deaths of Tanzanian villagers

Acacia Mining – formerly African Barrick Gold – has agreed an undisclosed payout over claims that hired police and security guards killed and injured villagers at its North Mara mine in Tanzania<p>A British gold mining firm whose hired police officers​ were involved in an incident that saw ​Tanzanian …

Africa

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British aid money is funding corruption overseas, damning new report finds

Money invested by the UK Government abroad found to be actively encouraging corrupt practices by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact<p>British taxpayers' money is funding corruption in foreign countries, an official investigation has found for the first time.<p>Money invested by the UK Government …

A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task

<b>South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict, writes the BBC's Tom Burridge after visiting the world's newest state.</b><p>In South Sudan, a country of some 11 million people, there are only two trained psychiatrists.<p>Dr Atong Ayuel is one …

Mental Health

Women and girls are the answer to innovation in Africa

Women in Senegal traditionally have few chances to acquire computer or programming skills. A young woman from Dakar has set out to change that. Binta …

Malia Obama Turns Sweet 16 – See Her Then and Now

Malia Obama is all grown up.<p>President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s eldest daughter celebrates her milestone 16th birthday on a …

Zia Rehmat's answer to Self-Improvement: How can I motivate myself to work hard?

<i>The most logical motivation</i> I've ever found,<br>simple Mathematics, with huge implications<p><b>SEE what you can Achieve by improving yourself by just 1 %</b> …