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It’s been another busy week for the startup world, with a number of big acquisitions taking place. Get up to speed with our regular Friday round up.
Steve Blank recently got a call from Patrick, an ex-student he hadn’t heard from for 8 years. He’s now the CEO of a company and wanted to talk about what he admitted was a “first world” problem. His company was at about 70 people with $40 million in annual revenue, but he had only just started to realize that further growth would take increasingly hard decisions, parting ways with early employees and pivoting smart. He wasn’t sure how to proceed. [Read the full story on First Round Review].
Last week, a small group of us got to tune into a live stream from New York. Peter Thiel was launching his new book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Many things were discussed from disruption models to the future of sustainable food.
Adventure Capital, a Melbourne venture capital firm, has announced that it is looking to raise between $40 to $60 million for its new tech startup fund Summit LP, which will aim to invest in up to 30 startups.
Launched in August 2013, Nomad Financial is a New York headquartered company providing financial services to early-stage startups. What makes Nomad Financial unique is its all-encompassing approach to providing those services as well as its staff, all of whom are experienced in working in or founding startups.
Back in 2013 when Mahesh Muralidhar launched his startup Ureferjobs the potential the business had to change the approach companies have towards recruitment was evident.
The most interesting thing about Scutify in my opinion is the fact that in the last year it has raised two rounds of seed funding and at the time, nobody caught a whiff of it.
Entrepreneurs seem to be the new big thing on television. Having debuted Shark Tank just a few weeks ago, Channel 10 has launched another business program. However, instead of focusing on wannabe entrepreneurs looking for money, new show Where It All Began highlights established entrepreneurs giving back.