Global Startup News…Week In Review — January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017Global Startup News (GSN) is a curated resource, showcasing hard-to-find, early-stage technology companies and related startup industry news from around the world. 
Chris Valentine
CEO and Founder
Adeo InterActive

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“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” Thomas J. Watson

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Over One-Quarter Of All US Unicorns Now Have An Investor From Greater China
Source: CB Insights

How to Build a Startup Accelerator at a Large Company: Lessons from Target
Source: Techstars Blog

The Most Active Investors In Construction Tech
Source: CB Insights


Dublin ranked third in the world for foreign direct investment
Source: The Irish Times

Silicon Valletta Accelerates Malta’s Emerging Tech Hub In The Mediterranean
Source: Fortune

Tech Funding Trends in France
Source: CB Insights

North America

What I learned as the first analyst on the AngelList investment team
Source: Medium

RDV 2016: Expanding to NYC and Backing 100 Student-Founded Startups
Source: Medium

2017 Prediction: Venture capitalists will start to obsess about Omaha and Minneapolis.
Source: revolution


Top 5 Olympic champion investors and founders in China
Source: AllChinaTech

Move aside, startups. Banks are now muscling into mobile payments in Singapore
Source: Tech in Asia

Startup Emirates: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups In The UAE In One Infographic
Source: CB Insights


Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making
Source: iHub

Amavulandlela Fund launched for disabled entrepreneurs
Source: Ventureburn

Kenya’s M-Pesa platform is so successful regulators worry it could disrupt the economy
Source: Quartz

South America

Five banking security trends in Latin America
Source: ZD Net

Brazil Tech 2016: the year in review
Source: ZD Net

Oceania / Australia

Textbook Ventures is a student-led venture capital firm helping UNSW students learn about VC
Source: Startup Daily

Many Kiwi Hi-Tech Companies stalling at Start-up Stage
Source: New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

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