30/07/2015

How Fintech Can Disrupt Africa’s Cash-Based Economy

Paying at a local coffee shop or superstore with your smartphone instead of your bank card is convenient, but not much more convenient than using a credit card. While there is significant disruption in some fintech areas, such as international money transfer by companies like TransferWise and Azimo, other innovations can seem a bit cosmetic […]

30/07/2015

The difference between raising early-stage capital in the US vs. Europe

Before I begin, please keep in mind that this is an opinion piece — not a ‘pros and cons’ list nor a quantitative study. My observations and comments pertain mostly to seed funding, and perhaps even to Series A, but may not necessarily apply to later-stage investments. The EU/US dichotomy VC funds in Europe and in the […]

30/07/2015

Lanzan nuevos fondos de inversión para emprendimiento en etapa temprana

Una gran noticia para el ecosistema emprendedor chileno es la que dio a conocer el Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo, a través de Corfo, con el lanzamiento de su nuevo programa “Fondos de Etapas Tempranas Tecnológicas (FET)”, el cual tiene por objetivo impulsar la creación de nuevos fondos de inversión privados para financiar emprendimientos […]