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Master Investor Show 2020 - London - POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 5, 2020

Recurring Revenue Conference - POSTPONED to April 2021 - date to be confirmed

Chicago Venture Summit - POSTPONED to September 2021

Silver Level Contributor

Halloween, or ‘All Hallows eve’, goes all the way back to a pagan festival called ‘Samhain’. Although it traditionally marked a changing of the seasons, some observers also believed it was a time when the boundary between worlds became especially traversable.

Many European citizens will be confined indoors this year for Halloween, taking festivities like door-to-door ‘trick or treating’ or activities like apple bobbing…

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If you thought that landing your seed or Series A round was painful, think again. Securing a Series B is often harder.

“You are still early in the maturity curve but need to be able to evidence that the company is well on a path to becoming a global…

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Mehran Ebadolahi has dedicated the last 11 years to building an edtech startup in Los Angeles. But now the Harvard-educated attorney is planning to join an exodus of entrepreneurs leaving expensive startup hubs in hopes of maximizing savings for their companies by moving elsewhere. 

Ebadolahi, co-founder and CEO…

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Analyst expectations of firms’ earnings are on average biased upwards, and that bias varies over time and stocks, according to new research by experts at Wharton and elsewhere. They have developed a machine-learning model to generate “a statistically optimal and unbiased benchmark” for earnings expectations, which is detailed in a new paper titled, “…

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Indian payments processor Razorpay has joined the Unicorn ranks after raising $100 million in Series D financing.

The funding round was co-led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and Sequoia, with participation from existing investors Ribbit Capital, Tiger Global, Y-Combinator and Matrix Partners.…

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Clearbanc, the world’s largest ecommerce investor, is coming to the UK with a $500m pot of money and a funding model that disrupts the way traditional VC investment works.

Instead of taking equity stakes in startups like a conventional VC, Clearbanc — founded by Canadian Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow and her partner Andrew D’Souza — lends money for…

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Gold Level Contributor

Hans Leybaert, CEO (left) and Laurent Marcelis, CFO (right)

Hans Leybaert slept surprisingly well the night before taking his company Unifiedpost public; the biggest moment of his career.

By then, he was out of juice, with the lead up to the initial public offering (IPO) having tired him out.

“We felt the threat that there would be a global correction on the…

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