Startup Digest

Angel Investor

March 25, 2016

Happy Easter folks!
Here is for the headlines for the Angel Investor community this week. 
In this edition, I have also included a link to a post I did earlier today about Starta Accelerator in NYC. One of their central missions is to help East European startups to overcome cultural differences through a customized educational program.
Keep on Investing!

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Connecting Investors with the Hottest Startups May 9-11 in New York

TechCrunch Disrupt is the most anticipated tech event of the year, coming to New York this May 9-11. Join our community of entrepreneurs, investors and influencers at the most connected conference in New York. Come for the fireside chats with thought leaders and panels on hot tech topics, a stroll through Startup and Hardware Alley, and the iconic Startup Battlefield competition. Leave knowing you’re one step ahead of the future. Get $1000 off general admission, but hurry, prices will rise April 8th.

Accelerating startups from Eastern Europe to NYC

Berg Moe - Idea Gardener Odd Moe

When I the stumbled over Starta Accelerator on LinkedIn, it created an interest and an urge to learn more. Many of my investor friends and entrepreneurs in Russia have been escaping the country the last years. 
Now they may have found a haven in NYC thanks to Alex Girin and Ekaterina (Katya) Dorozhkina. Read the whole story and my chat with the manager of "Gotham"'s newest and very exciting niche accelerator.

SPRINGnews - What's up in Singapore

Spring Singapore

Have a look at this month's edition of SPRINGnews. SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. Investors with links to the region might find this source very useful.

Expanding Social Insurance Could Boost Entrepreneurship

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

With new firm formation in decline in the US, could policies that protect against some entrepreneurial risks and economic hazards encourage more people to start companies? This is the discussion that Kauffman Foundation is initiating now, and based on what we have experienced in Scandinavia, the answer is yes. 
You are now invited to join the conversation.

Deal of the week: Wirepas


Wirepas, a universal device connectivity (IoT) provider, has raised an additional 1.5 million euros in Series A funding from Vito Ventures and Inventure, adding to the initial 1.5 million it raised in August. They are also opening an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and have appointed Arthus Lobato, VP Latin America.

Meet The Chinese Tinder

Emma Lee - technode

Sudy is a new swipe-based dating app that only pairs rich men with attractive women, especially catering to college students who are looking for financial help on tuition fees. During the seven-month beta test starting in September last year, Sudy has enrolled over 10,000 members, mainly from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. 

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