Mainstream Types of Portfolio 

One constantly hears about the wisdom of diversification - “Don't put all your eggs in one basket.” As you swim through the universe of investments, it may appear to be a new domain from the outset and as a newbie you wish to mitigate risk and look for more significant yields. You could begin by...

Quick Guide: Share Appreciation Rights

Employee equity incentive plans are very useful tools for start-ups and even SMEs to reward, align and retain employees. Apart from the popular and more widely known employees share option scheme (ESOS), share appreciation rights (SARs) are another form of ‘equity-linked’ incentives to motivate employees towards increasing the overall value of the organization or to steer towards the...

South Korea’s Riiid raises US$ 18M Series C funding

South Korea’s Riiid raises US$ 18M Series C funding

Seoul-based AI and EdTech startup Riiid has obtained US$ 18M in a Series C funding round held in July 2020, led by DSC Investments and other venture capitals including Alpenroute Asset Management, Premiere Partners, IMM Investment, and Korea Growth Investment Corporation. The fresh funds raised will be used by the company to...

Digital design platform Ceros raises USD 100M

Ceros is taking a big step up in fundraising, with the announcement that it has raised a $100 million investment led by Sumeru Equity Partners along with other existing investors on 22nd July, 2020. The New York City based platform offers its clients to create websites and graphics without any coding. Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP) investment...

Online used car retailer Clutch bags 7M CAD seed funding

Online used car retailer Clutch bags 7M CAD seed funding

Toronto-based online used car retailer Clutch has raised 7M CAD in a seed round led by new investors Real Ventures and Global Founders along with existing investors BrandProject Capital, FJ Labs and Azure Capital Partners in July 2020. The startup plans to use the new funds to help increase its business in...

Germany based market research firm Quantilope raises €24.1 million in Series B

Quantilope

Quantilope, a market research startup based in Germany and the New York city has announced on 23rd July, 2020 that is has secured €24.1 million series B financing. The investment was led by Digital+ Partners, with Silicon Valley Bank providing debt financing. Other participants are Quantilope's existing investors at Senovo, Surplus and Dawn Capital.

 Diversifying your financial portfolio 

'Asset class diversification is quite important to reduce portfolio risks.' 'Diversification may guarantee you higher returns.' You might often hear these phrases from investors. Prima facie, it may look to diversify your investments which could increase the time and effort in managing them and performers and non-performers will nullify each other. So how exactly does diversification help...

British biotech Freeline raises €106 million for its curative liver gene therapies

Freeline

Freeline, a UK based biotechnology startup focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, has announced on 6th July, 2020, that it has secured around €106 million extended Series C funding. The latest round includes a fresh funding of around €70.8 million led by Eventide Asset Management and Wellington Management Company, Novo...

Marketing Tools for early stage startups

No matter how tough times get, your business can't make it good without marketing to acquire clients or customers. But great marketing doesn't come free, or does it? With uncertain future and tight budgets, startups can’t afford to waste money on ineffective tactics thus unpaid marketing is the only option left. Free marketing solutions...

European electric-bike maker Cowboy bags €23M funding

European electric-bike maker Cowboy bags €23M funding

Brussels-based Cowboy has raised a €23M Series B funding round from Exor Seeds, HCVC, Isomer Capital, Future Positive Capital and Index Ventures in July 2020. Capital raised will be used to hire more than 30 people in the next six months, expand its network of test rides and increase production operations with Flex. Flextronics is...