B.C. clean-tech companies have requested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allocate a $500 million venture capital (VC) fund. An alliance comprising 51 clean-tech and investment firms from B.C. province has written a letter to the Prime Minister Trudeau to extend support to clean-tech industry.
Following slow start of the year, tech companies began to come to life. As Palo Alto Networks, Splunk and Salesforce.com brought Nasdaq to soar 2% in the last five trading days.
Cities like Austin, Texas, and Seattle, and Seattle have become a new target for tech workers. They are areas in which the tech startups are increasing in large number.
Israel is witnessing an increasing number of new venture capital (VC) firms coming up. The country registered an inflow of $665 million VC funding during the first two months of the year. Unfazed with the recent market crash, the funds inflows continue for Israel startups.
Alibaba plans of expanding and venturing into other business the reason it is seeking $4 billion in loans. It is already in talks with several banks and the request will be finalized by next month.
Did Kuaidi, the largest ride-hailing service in China is about to raise $1 billion the same amount that Uber spent last year for its expansion. It is going to be a tough competition for both companies since they are being backed up by other large companies such as Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Inc.
The Birmingham-based company focused on developing cloud-based HR software. An area which rarely attracted software startups.
Led by technology sector, venture capital (VC) investments in Canada reached 10 year high in 2015. Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) said 536 deals in funding for entrepreneurs raised $2.25 billion in 2015.
Indian smart phone market is witnessing robust growth rate and attracting foreign venture capitalists (VCs). The home-grown apps are creating more demand for venture capital. India is second largest market for smartphones after China.
Broadway ticketing mobile app has secured a Series B funding. TodayTix has also expanded its coverage beyond Broadway to other American theaters and abroad.
NASA is seeking new algorithms that could enable its Robonaut 2 to see better, despite the worn out sensors due to constant radiation. Coders can participate in a competition held by NASA and submit algorithms that could solve the problem and could also work with the humanoid’s existing central system and machinery.
Virgin Pulse acquires two competitors to extend its corporate well-being program. The company mainly focuses on the wellness of empoyees to make them live a better lifestyle and be more productive at work. The merger will expand the company's business through global reach and product synergy.
San Fransisco-based Kabam will lay off its workforce. The mobile game studio will focus on its most popular multiplayer games such as Marvel Contest of Champions and Star Wars: Uprising.
The latest quarterly survey of Fenwick & West LLP found most Silicon Valley companies that raised venture funding in the fourth quarter of 2015 softened.
Canadian company GuestLogix Inc has received court approval for implementing sale and investment solicitation process (SISP). Canaccord Gunuity Corp will be financial advisor to the company under the SISP. The bidding process is being executed in a phased manner.
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