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DBJ ups funding in relaunched innovation grant program | Business

DBJ ups funding in relaunched innovation grant program | Business The Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, has upgraded aspects of its Innovation Grant Fund, one of the primary changes being a 43 percent or $6 million addition to the financing each successful applicant can get. DBJ on Friday announced the relaunch of the grant, which …

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lenskart: ETtech Deals Digest: D2C startups steal the show

lenskart: ETtech Deals Digest: D2C startups steal the show Direct-to-consumer (D2C) startups shone this week, led by Lenskart subsidiary Neso Brands, which bagged its first funding. GreyOrange and B2B marketplace Fashinza were the other startups that landed big bucks. Lenskart’s Neso Brands raised over $100 million Neso Brands, a Lenskart subsidiary that invests in D2C …

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entrepreneur: A. Team wants to be a marketplace for ‘renting’ skills instead of ‘buying’ them

entrepreneur: A. Team wants to be a marketplace for ‘renting’ skills instead of ‘buying’ them Many tech workers quit their jobs during the pandemic, part of the wave known as the Great Resignation. But some, it turned out, didn’t leave the workforce so much as change their relationship to it, deciding that rather than commit …

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[Jobs Roundup] Check out these openings at fashion-focused manufacturing startup Fashinza

[Jobs Roundup] Check out these openings at fashion-focused manufacturing startup Fashinza this week, Gurugram-based fashion-focused global manufacturing marketplace Fashinza scooped up $100 million (mix of equity and debt financing) in a Series B round of funding led by Prosus Ventures other West Bridge Capital. The round also saw participation from returning investors Accel, Elevation Capitaland …

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Startup investors push founders to focus on stronger unit economics amid funding slowdown

Startup investors push founders to focus on stronger unit economics amid funding slowdown Bombay: As funding hits a road bump at Indian startups and investors push founders to focus on stronger unit economics, the hiring volume and the frenzied velocity at which companies were roping in talent as recently as a few months ago are …

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Inside Cocoa Ventures’ VC fund designed to act like an angel

Inside Cocoa Ventures’ VC fund designed to act like an angel Most VCs want to lead rounds, get board seats and catch the spotlight for the deals they do. Carmen Rico is taking a different approach. Today she’s announcing the launch of Cocoa Ventures, a $17m VC fund designed to not lead rounds, not argue …

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Beenext-backed mFine lays off over 50% of its workforce

Beenext-backed mFine lays off over 50% of its workforce On-demand doctor consultation and medicine ordering platform mFine has laid off over 50% of its total workforce, said three sources aware of the restructuring plan. With this, the Bengaluru-based company joins several growth and late-stage companies such as Meesho, Vedantu and Unacademy which had reduced workforce …

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Stanford Graduate School of Business to Launch Innovative Leadership Program for High-Growth Startup Leaders and Founders

Stanford Graduate School of Business to Launch Innovative Leadership Program for High-Growth Startup Leaders and Founders STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a unique four-week residential program that will bring together some of the most promising entrepreneurs from around the world with preeminent faculty, experienced investors, and business leaders. …

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15 small businesses recognized for innovation, entrepreneurship

15 small businesses recognized for innovation, entrepreneurship Recognizing the role of small and medium businesses in the growth of India’s economy, Amazon announced the winners for the Amazon Smbhav 2022 awards on the second day of the two-day virtual event. The awards were facilitated by Zeba KhanDirector and Category Manager – Beauty, Personal Care and …

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At ET India Inc Boardroom 2022, industry leaders and experts discuss how Indian startups can navigate a tough market

At ET India Inc Boardroom 2022, industry leaders and experts discuss how Indian startups can navigate a tough market The Indian startup ecosystem, which saw record number of new unicorn additions in 2021, recently witnessed the birth of its 100th unicorn, after neobank Open closed a $50 million funding round led by . With more …

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