1. 80 percent of Finnish startup investments burn up, finds study
Finland’s startup scene has stirred in recent years, with growing amount of capital and interest flowing into a scene strong on mobile, energy and gaming. Just last week, Rovio announced its forthcoming public listing at unicorn value. Boosted by interest garnered by startup event Slush, the country’s tech sector seems to be key in the country’s future growth.
2. Lessons From 5 Fearless Leaders In Tech, Venture Capital And Entrepreneurship
It's no secret that one of the best ways to advance your career is to learn from others who've been successful: especially when it comes to overcoming challenges as an outlier in your workforce.
3. Asia PE-VC Summit 2017: Tracking the evolution of corporate VC in Southeast Asia
Corporate venture capital is predicted to contribute to an increasingly larger proportion of overall VC investments.
4. To support local founders, universities should invest in venture capital
In the world of university endowments, everyone wants to be Yale.
The boom in venture capital activity in Asia reached new heights in Q2 2017: the quarter saw 2,166 venture capital deals worth a record $47 billion, including the $5.5bn financing of Didi Chuxing, which became the largest venture capital deal ever, according to Preqin.
6. VC transactions in Asia 47 pc of global deals in 2017
New Delhi, Aug 30 () Global venture capital transactions witnessed significant uptrend this year with deals worth USD 47 billion in the April-June quarter, says a report.
7. Venture capital is headed for a ‘huge, rude awakening’
Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says if they want to survive, investors need to seek out a deep, operational understanding of their businesses.
8. Venture capital investment in Africa: Where the IFC is betting its money
The International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Venture Capital arm invests in growth-stage companies that offer innovative technologies or business models geared at emerging markets. Olawale Ayeni is regional head for Africa investments at IFC Venture Capital. How we made it in Africa asked him about investment opportunities in the continent and how local start-ups compare to their global peers.
9. What Venture Capitalists See In Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin And Other Digital Currencies
Once, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin were popular among digital currency collectors—usually young technology savvy investors—enchanted with the promise these currencies offer to solve the ills of a global economy. Like the monopoly of printing money by central banks.
10. Here's why venture capitalists are so grumpy these days
2017 is on pace to see the highest number of first-time venture capital funds formed in more than a decade.
Given the crowding in venture capital, investor-friendly deal terms have declined to the lowest level since the end of 2014.
11. Indonesia leads startup frontier markets in global VC deals since 2012
Indonesia has accounted for the most venture capital (VC) deals among emerging startup markets since 2012, outpacing rivals such as Poland, Austria, Malaysia, Turkey, and Taiwan, a CB Insights report revealed.
12. Britain falls behind France in venture funding after Brexit
Divorce brings potential changing of guard in tech as UK venture capital firms get less EU cash.
By MARK SCOTT 8/11/17, 3:40 PM CET
Britain is losing ground to other European countries when it comes to raising new funds for tech startups, according to an analysis of the region’s venture capital industry provided to POLITICO.
13. The meeting of D-8 TIM 2017 policy council was held in Tehran.
According to the secretariat of the D-8 TTEN Technology Transfer & Exchange Network, the first meeting of Technology Investment Meeting 2017 (TIM 2017) was held by policy council members in the Mustafa Prize place on Tuesday, August 8th.
14. Why African fintech startups are becoming even more attractive for investors
If you follow the right accounts for young African tech entrepreneurs on Twitter, it can feel like there’s a never ending debate about who gets funding or not in Africa. Like many Twitter debates the 140 characters and even the endless threads don’t capture all nuance of the issue, but while many of those debates have grown, founders from one sector of the startup space have been more positive than most: fintech.
15. Venture capitalists have a budding interest in helping people get to the doctor
Good healthcare isn't just about what goes on inside your doctor's office. For some people, even just getting to the doctor is a challenge and it could have long-term effects on their health.
16. Britain is worried Brexit will starve its unicorn herd
The UK has Europe’s biggest herd of unicorns—private companies that are valued at $1 billion or more. Part of how it got there was through funding from the European Investment Fund. But that source of EU venture capital could very well be cut off when Britain leaves the bloc.
17. U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money.
18. the second meeting of the TIM 2017 Scientific Committee was held by members of the Scientific Committee at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran
According to the TTEN D-8 Secretariat report, the second meeting of the TIM 2017 Scientific Committee was held by members of the Scientific Committee at the Viceside Prency for Science and Technology of Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 18-20, with the participation of D-8 member states in the Pardis Technology Park.
19. 'Now's the time for change in venture capital': meet the unicorn hunters
Every day some of the smartest brains in finance busy themselves chasing down a unicorn in the making. Not the mythical horned horse of fairy tales but rather the term given to next company to go from startup to a billion dollar valuation in just a few years.
20. More large firms seeking to invest in promising start-ups But their venture funds face challenges like losing deals to traditional VCs
If you can't beat them, invest in them. This seems to be the approach large companies here are taking towards disruptive tech start-ups.

A growing number of corporates are dipping their toes into venture capital, setting up investment arms to search for and work with start- ups that have potential to blossom into the next big thing.

Setting up a corporate venture fund might be trendy and good for branding, but it comes with its own set of challenges - corporate venture capitalists risk losing the best deals and talent to traditional venture capital firms and typically also have to answer to more stakeholders, industry players say.
21. VCs love insurance, even if you don't
Most people hate shopping for insurance, and they don’t enjoy talking about it either. That’s probably why you’re unlikely to hear about the industry’s current transformation in conversation, even in startup circles.
22. How Will Venture Capital Change Over The Next 20 Years?
Answer by Russell Siegelman, former Microsoft and KPCB, currently GSB professor and angel investor, on Quora.
23. Record venture capital cash floods into car technology
Toyota Research Institute and AutoTech fund are the latest to invest
24. First scientific committee meeting held in The Mustafa Prize place
Main themes of the conference were mentioned in the Scientific Committee meeting of 1st technology investment meeting: