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The Startup Universe displays and explores the relationships between startup companies and their founders and investors (Venture Capitalists) since 1990. Startups are grouped into 19 categories, based on the type of products or services they deliver. Each category is represented by an unique color. In addition to that, startups are visually sized according to the amount of financing they have raised, with each individual round displayed as well. Startups are positioned within the main interface on a horizontal interactive timeline, based on the year they were founded. By clicking on the left or right columns - Venture Capitalist or Founders' names - tangential stories can be explored: how many startups has a VC company funded and are there any time or startup category trends or patterns? Startups, VCs and founders can also be directly browsed by entering a name in the search field. All data comes from the CrunchBase API. Related:  TrabalhoInsights

8 plataformas adaptativas que você precisa conhecer Já falamos algumas vezes por aqui sobre o poder do uso de Big Data na educação e como as chamadas plataformas adaptativas têm ajudado professores, gestores e redes de ensino a dar mais autonomia aos alunos e a personalizar o processo de aprendizagem. Mas a construção desses algoritmos que analisam o desempenho dos alunos em tempo real e que sugerem conteúdos (vídeos, games, exercícios, textos etc.) específicos para as necessidades de cada um não é uma tarefa fácil. Ainda são poucas as ferramentas que chegaram lá. Aproveitando o gancho da Education Dive, que publicou recentemente a sua seleção das mais famosas plataformas adaptativas, o Porvir preparou a sua versão da lista incluindo plataformas latinoamericanas. Smart Sparrow A Smart Sparrow é uma startup incubada no Grupo de Pesquisas de Ensino Adaptativo da University of New South Wales, na Australia. DreamBox Learning Grockit Wiley e Snapwiz ScootPad Knewton Geekie Games Plataforma Adaptativa de Matemática (PAM)

Federação Nacional de Associações de Business Angels Le capital risque - APCE, agence pour la création d'entreprises, création d'entreprise, créer sa société,l'auto-entrepreneur, autoentrepreneur, auto-entrepreneur, auto entrepreneur, lautoentrepreneur, reprendre une entreprise, aides à  la création d'entre Tout créateur (ou repreneur) peut être amené à tester un nouveau produit/service avant de le proposer au marché. Cette activité de recherche est consommatrice de capitaux sans bénéficier de recettes pour compenser les sorties. Afin de mener à bien cette phase financièrement lourde, le créateur peut faire appel au capital risque pour que les investisseurs intéressés par le projet prennent en charge une partie des dépenses à couvrir. Qu'est-ce que le capital risque ? Le capital risque (venture capital ou VC) est une prise de participation par un ou des investisseurs, généralement minoritaire, au capital de sociétés non cotées. L'objectif de l'investisseur est de participer financièrement au développement d'entreprises innovantes à fort potentiel de croissance et de réaliser une plus-value substantielle lors de la cession de ses titres. Qui peut en bénéficier ? Plusieurs cas peuvent se présenter : l'idée émerge ou s'affirme au cours de l'activité de l'entreprise existante. L'entrée au capital

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Angel Investor and Angel Fund Returns Every year, angel investors and venture capital funds invest about the same amount of capital -- around $25 billion in the US and $3 billion in Canada. When it comes to returns, there is a great deal of information available on venture capital funds, but almost no information on angel returns. Fortunately, the first large scale study on angel investor returns was published this week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Angel Capital Education Foundation. The study was authored by Robert Wiltbank of Willamette University and Warren Boeker of the University of Washington. This was the largest study of angel investment returns ever conducted, analyzing results from 86 organized angel investor groups throughout the United States, involving 539 individual angel group investors who have experienced more than 1,130 exits in which investment-receiving companies were acquired, went public, or were closed. Average Angel Investor Returns Angel Fund Returns Website

IVC International Venture Club Charter Download the PDF document Objectives Mission The International Venture Club aims to grow rewarding venture capital investment and funding across the wider European space by bringing together successful venture capital funds and relevant investor, corporate and government interests. Objectives The Club and each of its Members pro-actively seek to: Non-Objectives The Club and each of its Members will clearly not seek to: compete with the EVCA or existing (inter)national venture capital associations, whose role the Club and its Members support and respect support activities which are against the interests of its Members continue activities when a simple majority of Full Members votes against this Membership Members Member admission, departure and exclusion Membership Groups Members join at least one of 3 Groups The Groups are ICT, Healthcare and Clean tech as of this date The Club Council can add new Groups upon nomination of at least 5 Members Club Charter & Assembly Club Council

Thrust, Drag and the 10x Effect If you are only used to driving cars, it is hard to appreciate just how huge a force drag can be. The reason is that drag increases as the square of speed, so an object will experience 100 times the drag at 300 mph as it does at 30 mph. Not 10 times. In Physics Can Be Fun, Soviet popular science writer Ya Perelman provided a dramatic example of the consequences of drag. Or 10x further. If you haven’t heard of it, the 10x effect is the anecdotal observation that great programmers aren’t just a little more productive than average ones (like 15-20%). Can you transform yourself into a 10x person? The 10x effect arises from the interaction of thrust and drag on the fundamental playing field of your life, your calendar. If you understand how this works, and learn to manage the interaction, the benefits are enormous. The bad news is that while drag management can be learned, thrust generation, I have come to suspect, cannot. This is more than an analogy. How do you tell thrust and drag apart?

Highest equity returns from early seed and angel investing I've co-founded, and managed, three technology investment funds: Angel Fund - Fundamental Technologies II CEO and Fund Manager 2005 - present Fundamental Technologies II is a very early-stage, technology fund. These startup and seed funds are starting to be called "Angel Funds". Venture Fund - BC Advantage Funds VCC - The BC Tech Fund CEO 2002 to 2004, BC Tech Fund manager 2003 to 2006 BC Advantage Funds is a retail venture capital fund family that invests in tech and life sciences. Hedge Fund - Fundamental Technologies I Limited Partnership General Partner and Fund Manager 1996 to 2000 FTI was a traditional limited partnership hedge fund that was about 60% short tech stocks for the first few years.

ODI accelerates by 67% in Q2 2012 | A CAPITAL Dragon Index This A CAPITAL DRAGON INDEX™ analyses the full year 2013, by purpose, by region, by type of Chinese investor, by type of transaction. A special focus on Europe, North America, Africa and Private Firms is available. Download A CAPITAL Dragon Index 2013 FY here Analysis 1. Chinese Outbound Investments (ODI) grew almost 3 times faster than Chinese GDP (+18%) • 96 Billion USD invested overseas during 2013 (vs 77 Billion USD in 2012) • 56.2 Billion USD invested in companies=Mergers & Acquisitions (vs 41.6 Billion) • M&A grew 35% and represent 59% of all outbound investments (vs 51%)=> MAJOR ‘GO GLOBAL’ TREND ACCELERATES WITH CHANGING ECONOMIC MODEL SOE* remain driving force (79% of all M&A vs 85%), as well as Takeovers (60% vs 43%) • SOEs remain dominant also in deal numbers (60% of all deals, vs 58%) • Minority deals down 5% in value (22 Billion vs 23 Billion) as well as numbers (33 vs 35)=> NO GAMECHANGER YET (AS SOE/TAKEOVERS REMAIN CHALLENGING) 2.

Hypomnematon – #ITyPA 2 – Les EPA Malgré quelques problèmes dans la diffusion de mon diaporama (le partage d’écran n’est pas optimal sur Hangout pour un mode “présentation”), la deuxième séance de la deuxième saison du MOOC ITyPA s’est déroulée dans la convivialité et la bonne humeur qui caractérise l’équipe organisatrice. J’ai donc rapidement parcouru la thématique de l’Environnement Personnel d’Apprentissage (EPA) en expliquant son émergence, son historicité, ses formes actuelles, les débats autour de sa définition, une illustration de son potentiel à l’université, ma propre définition de celui-ci ainsi que les clés pour créer son propre EPA. Si mon propos, de par mon contexte de recherche, était principalement orienté par la création d’EPA dans l’enseignement formel (celui de l’institution universitaire), j’ai tenté de guider les participants dans l’élaboration de leur propre EPA, même s’ils viennent tous de contextes différents et ont leurs propres objectifs. Imprimer ce billet

The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story It started with an idea: How can we get our drinks more quickly at the bar? Dreamed up at 2 a.m. in Coloft, a Los Angeles coworking space, future founder Mike Townsend doodled up an iPad application mockup that he called Apptini to answer the question. Apptini, a portmanteau of application and martini, wouldn’t last, but the product later known as Flowtab had been born. Its life became a startup story that most don’t tell: A company that didn’t make it. Technology as an industry worships success — the bigger and splashier the better. What’s often left unsaid or swept under the rug or buried under the guise of a micro acqui-hire is failure. Young companies die by the hundreds in Silicon Valley, but you would hardly know it by reading your local blog. I know Townsend, and have been in bars that at one point used Flowtab technology, so when the now former founders released their material, I caught up with both of them to talk through their history. Beginnings Bar Acquisition: Commence Money

List of private equity firms The following are several lists of notable private equity firms based on criteria laid out in each list. Largest private equity firms[edit] The following is a ranking of the largest private equity firms published in 2013. The ranking was compiled by Private Equity International.[1] The list includes very few venture capital firms, which tend to be smaller than their leveraged buyout counterparts; for a list of those see List of venture capital firms. List of investment banking private equity groups[edit] The following is a list of notable private equity firms and merchant banking and other private equity groups that currently reside within investment banking firms or have previously completed a spinout from an investment banking firm: [defunct] ^ Defunct banking institution Notable private equity firms[edit] The following is a list of notable private equity firms:[2] See also[edit] Related lists[edit] Other lists[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ [1].

[PLAYERS] Coursera : les MOOC peuvent-ils changer le monde ? [PLAYERS] Coursera : les MOOC peuvent-ils changer le monde ? Les MOOC vont-ils changer le monde ? Interview avec Daphne Koller, cofondatrice de Coursera et professeur à l’université Stanford. On a peine à croire que Coursera a été lancé il y a un an seulement : le site s’est déjà positionné comme la plus importante plateforme de MOOC au monde, et sa légitimité et sa popularité grandissent chaque jour. Un grand planisphère est accroché au mur des bureaux de la société, à Moutain View, en Californie. Selon Daphne Koller, les MOOC sont plus qu’une manière pour les universités de se faire connaître à l’international et de faire découvrir les cours qu’elles proposent aux étudiants. Nous avons rencontré la professeur émérite en informatique de l’université Stanford et cofondatrice de Coursera pour aborder la manière dont le digital redéfinit notre accès à l’éducation. Après Stanford, pourquoi tant d’établissements prestigieux ont-ils décidé de rejoindre Coursera ?

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