Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 50)

Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, a private-public fund backed by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, is planning to help invest up to $15 billion into clean tech projects across the U.S., the U.K. and the European Union. In order to deploy $15 billion, Goldman told the FT that the fund plans to use innovative financial structures and partnership agreements. “We are last-mile financing and so, we will be the most risky capital in there,” Goldman said. “We’re really trying to demonstrate which of the technological pathways are going to be most effective.”

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 49)

Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, a private-public fund backed by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, is planning to help invest up to $15 billion into clean tech projects across the U.S., the U.K. and the European Union. In order to deploy $15 billion, Goldman told the FT that the fund plans to use innovative financial structures and partnership agreements. “We are last-mile financing and so, we will be the most risky capital in there,” Goldman said. “We’re really trying to demonstrate which of the technological pathways are going to be most effective.”

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 47)

A study compiled by Ilya A. Strebulaev, professor of finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, shows that out of 1,078 founders across 500 US unicorns, 90 entrepreneurs were born in India, signaling the significant presence of Indian Americans in the country’s startup and tech economy.

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 48)

Toronto-based 1Password said on Wednesday it had raised $620 million in a funding round led by investment firm ICONIQ Growth, which more than tripled its valuation, as the cybersecurity startup aims for strategic acquisitions to boost its growth. Hollywood stars including Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Ashton Kutcher also participated in one of the largest rounds in the security funding space that valued the company at $6.8 billion.

HyeTech Minds Journey To Know About

I’ve launched the HyeTech Minds podcast more than a year ago when a pandemic hit the world with the ultimate goal to introduce Armenian innovators and founders to the world. From Silicon Valley to Boston, from Yerevan to Paris, I’ve hosted 25+ technology leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech professionals behind some of the most successful and innovative companies and startups in the world.

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 46)

90% of bitcoin’s supply has been mined and 4 other crypto updates you should know. Though it briefly popped above $50,000 on Sunday, the price of bitcoin retreated at the start of the week. The largest cryptocurrency by market value is trading at around $47,358 as of Monday afternoon, according to Coin Metrics.

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends & news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 45)

China’s startups hit by 50% drop in Series A deals due to coronavirus. As our world is shaken in the most dramatic way imaginable, it is time for our global startup community to get closer, support, and learn from each other. Some of us remember the crash of 1987 and the dot-com bubble burst of 2000, in addition to the 2007 financial crisis. Not only is its human impact horrible, but the current economic crisis is more sudden and can easily end up being worse.

First-Time Crowdfunding? Here’s What You Need to Know

Interview with Karen Vardanyan, Partner at Formula VC, Fund Manager at Sprint Crowdfunders’​ Fund Episode 36 Did you know that only 0.1% of the campaigns of total campaigns on Kickstarter have raised more than $1 million dollars? In this episode, Karen Vardanyan, Manager at Sprint Crowdfunders’ Fund joins HyeTech Minds to talk about some ofContinue reading “First-Time Crowdfunding? Here’s What You Need to Know”

Startup Monday: Latest tech trends and startups news happening in the global startup ecosystem (Issue 44–8 November 2021)

Climate tech investment in Europe has grown 7x in the past five years, over the global average of 4.9x. Sustainability-focused VCs in Europe have raised $1.8bn this year so far, which includes the €350m fund by Ecosia-backed VC firm World Fund. 

How AI Impacts Decision-Making Process

In this episode, Hrant Davtyan, Founder, and CEO at Pinsight joins HyeTech Minds to talk about his startup journey. Hrant also shares his thoughts on the importance of AI and Data in the decision-making process. Talks about the challenges and opportunities for Armenian startups to expand AI development.