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10 Leading Startups From Norway

Norway’s tech scene may not be quite as impressive as some of the other Nordic countries, but that is changing fast. The country has a strong tech heritage and a growing list of high-profile exits to its name from the likes of Playfish (bought by EA), Kelkoo (bought by Yahoo!) and Siri (now part of Apple), with Google, Cisco and Microsoft also snapping up talent in the region over the past few years. At A Glance > Norwegian companies raised more than USD5m in the first half of 2016. ...

Read More23 Sep 16
Payments Investment Fails To Grow

The payments space faced a major test last year with Square’s IPO. It saw the mobile card reader and payment processing company list at a valuation of USD3.85bn, shaving more than 30% off the USD6bn it was valued at when it raised USD150m in 2014. The disappointing listing reportedly came as a result of the company’s inability to find further rounds of venture capital funding and highlighted not just a disparity between public and private valuations of tech companies in general, but also...

Read More16 Sep 16
Silicon Sol - 7 Hot Mexican Startups To Watch

Now is arguably the best time to be an entrepreneur in Latin America. 500 Mexico partner Juan Lopez Salaberry says it, our deal data says it and with an explosion of early-stage teams disrupting everything from music production to travel it’s hard to disagree. While funding still sits a world away from its cousins north of the border, 2016 has seen a clutch of high value rounds, already far ahead of 2015 figures. Mexican Funding At A Glance > Mexican firms raised USD54.3m in the first...

Read More19 Aug 16
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