Current fears and expectations in the world of VCs
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     While most startuppers are desperately applying for every opportunity to get funded and often give up, investors are actually not in the best mood either. In recent years, venture capital has experienced major shifts and has been influenced by several devastating bubbles in tech and real estate. This deal-chasing led to inflated startup values not supported by any tangible facts like company’s profitability roadmap or unit economics. If only VCs managed to resist the general tide and avoid jumping on the bandwagon, they could probably find themselves in a more favorable position by now.       The…

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Consider fundraising in the US?
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      In recent years, there have been a lot of startups from Europe and the UK that expressed their keen interest in raising investments from US-based VCs. Sadly, it is far from easy. As a rule, non-US startups without certain customer traction among the American audience and without local partners, startups conducting no operations in the States, have almost zero chances. That is because historically, US investors prefer startups located in close proximity to their offices – it is more convenient for them to control deployment of their capital.      To deserve American investors’ trust and attention,…

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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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Seedstars Summit
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     Seedstars organizes their international Summit for around 1000 entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, corporate executives, government representatives and business angels from CEE, MENA, LATAM regions, Africa and Asia. The greatest minds will the impact of technology and entrepreneurship on billions of people’s lives.     The main part of the event will be devoted to the selection of the startup winner that will be picked up from 54 international finalists. The winner of Seedstars World will receive up to $500 000 in equity investment. The best startups in travel and space industries will also be rewarded with equity investments and…

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Startup Safari Sofia
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During these two days, the whole startup ecosystem in Bulgaria opens its doors for cooperation. The attendees will have a great opportunity to visit the offices of participating VC and tech companies, startup teams, incubators and accelerators. You will have several programs to choose from and register for visiting particular venues. Come and see what the city has to offer for the development of your entrepreneurship initiative.

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