Hyperloop One: $80 million closer to the transportation revolution
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     If you were to scroll down the official website of Hyperloop One, promising phrases, such as ‘welcome to the future’, ‘be anywhere. move anything. connect everyone’, ‘the future is happening’, ‘team of the future’ would definitely catch your eye. Yet, these promises are not just ambiguous promises and events that took place this week confirm the official start of the transportation revolution. Behind The Big Idea      Hyperloop is a revolutionary transportation system that is set to transport goods and people at a very high speed and low cost. Elon Musk, whose concern about transportation has arisen…

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Want to do cool things that matter? Invest in smart guns!
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     While most business players are either working on new chat bots or looking for another face-recognition app, some people actually consider totally unexpected industry for further development that is, in addition, very likely to make this world better – smart guns. Imagine a startup that will bring an innovative product to compete in an established market valued at $10 billion. On top of that, the startup guarantees a $1 billion revenue, given there is a positive cash flow during 4 years. Finally, around 10 000 lives will be saved annually. Not to mention a considerable number of jobs…

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Wolves Summit 2016: The Biggest Event In Eastern Europe To Hunt For Investment
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     The bridge between the next start – up unicorns to be and a number of investors was built for the third consecutive year in Warsaw. This year the highly anticipated Wolves Summit Conference connected over 300 start-ups, 250 investors and 400 corporate executives for one reason: to shape the future for start-ups through networking. The event was powered by TNT Ventures and attracted top guests from companies, such as Microsoft, Samsung, Partech Ventures, Tuxera Inc. and much more. It is estimated that throughout the past two days (April 12th-13th) at Wolves Summit Conference, each start-up has had at…

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$128 million invested in AI in 2015
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      Since 2010, more than 45 world companies and corporate VC departments have invested millions of dollars in startups, working on AI algorithms development. In 2014, Bloomberg Beta, Bloomberg LP, Samsung Ventures and Rakuten venture department appeared to be the most active AI investors, actively searching for new AI projects (like many other tech companies) and acquiring innovative startups, in order to keep up with Facebook and Google, which are now dominating the AI market.      Facebook and Google are reported to be the Silicon Valley leaders in the artificial intelligence industry. Both companies have injected huge…

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Latest investment travel destinations
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     For years, managers in most investment funds, especially the ones located in emerging markets, have concentrated a big part of their assets in BRIC countries, widely recognized as commodity-heavy economies. However, there is a new investment preference now, coming into the trend among funds and capitalists – technology-centric economies, including so-called TICK countries (Taiwan, India, China, South Korea). Not only does it mean that fund investments move to tech-heavy economies, but it also implies assets’ reallocation towards tech companies that are grabbing considerable shares in individual baskets. Some experts explain such a crucial reallocation of funds by a…

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Startup Gjirafa shakes Albanian startup ecosystem with a $2 million deal
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     The first thing that must come to your mind as soon as you hear the word “search” is Google. This brand became a widely-used term associated with information search a long time ago. However, it turns out that Google is unable to make everyone happy with the results, and some regions need their local search machines. In Albania and Albanian-speaking countries, this is the case.      Recently, Albanian search startup Gjirafa disclosed a big sum of investment attracted for further advancement of their search engine. Gjirafa company’s CEO and co-founder Mergim Cahani presented a search engine that…

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Ukrainian Leantegra has raised $1 mln of investments
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      The year has just started and we already find out about new successful deals made with startuppers from Ukraine. Recently, the startup team Leantegra has disclosed another round of seed investment equal to $132 000. In total, the year of Leantegra existence has resulted in $1 mln of seed funding, which came from American investor Antonio Gines and one Ukrainian capitalist, whose name is currently concealed. Antonio Gines is an entrepreneur and investor in IT and medical projects. Now he is also a co-founder of Leantegra, since he provided the investments in return for the company share,…

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INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR DAY VILNIUS
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Register Now! On March 19 in Radisson Blu Hotel Congress Center Vilnius over 500 investors, financial advisors, startups, venture capitalists and funds, top managers and game changers from all over the Baltics, Europe, USA, UK will join the event to discuss the future of investments in Europe and worldwide. The focus on newer technology and rapidly-emerging investment sectors through the renewed industry research will give the outstanding speakers from investments, venture sector, leading global tech companies, financial consulting, unicorns, corporations, and startups! Join us in Vilnius on March 19 to discuss how the market is full of financial opportunities! INVESTOR…

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Google Ventures 2016 Investment Plan
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     Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Google, has recently announced to stop its investment activities, carried out via the European fund separately, and perform as a global fund starting in January 2016. Google Venture Europe was only launched in July 2014 with an initial sum of $100 million (which was later increased to $125 million) to pour into European startups, but unfortunately, hasn’t demonstrated any exceptional activeness or general efficiency of working as a specific European branch.       So far, Google Venture Europe has only made 6 investments from the fund, 5 of them in…

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So what is happening in the capital markets now?
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      All current investment trends are of particular interest for both investors, wishing to keep their money safe, and startuppers, looking for perspective deals. As a rule, capital movement is very dependent on so-called herd-like behavior, especially typical of the financial world. We already mentioned the tech startup bubble development, which is also one of those particular herd-like market reactions. Now we would like to continue with a short analysis of the investment markets.      Around 10 years ago, there was a kind of gold rush in the world of tech startup companies: high valuations, flourishing capital…

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