BNDES aprova até R$ 60 milhões para fundo voltado a pequenas empresas inovadoras

FIP Anjo é o primeiro fundo com investimento do BNDES em parceria com investidores-anjo para apoiar startups com faturamento inferior a R$ 1 milhão. Patrimônio comprometido do fundo poderá chegar a R$ 120 milhões. Com aplicação inicial de R$ 40 milhões, BNDES fará aportes escalonados, à medida que a gestora consiga captar mais recursos. O …

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Innovation is a Cruel Game

by Paul Sloane So get your patent filed! Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure.  Consider the common remote control for your TV set.  The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955.  The ‘Flashmatic’ shone a beam of light …

Artificial Intelligence Is Likely to Make a Career in Finance, Medicine or Law a Lot Less Lucrative

Image credit: Blutgruppe | Getty Images First generation robots worked in factories. Second generation robots are preparing for white-collar profession. Sort of like people. Perhaps you were encouraged to get a professional degree to land a high paying job like a doctor, dentist, lawyer or something similar. This also seems like great advice, considering a professional degree …

Public-private funding initiatives proposed to support long term investment in innovative UK businesses

    The plans, which are open to consultation envisage a new public-private partnership arrangement whereby both public funds and money from institutional investors is used to help UK businesses achieve their growth potential. The government said that its investment fund "would likely need to be on equal terms with private investors" to comply with EU …

Duas brasileiras levantam US$ 30 milhões no Vale do Silício para ajudar startups

  É interessante ver o movimento: 89% dos players de Venture Capital são homens, de acordo com a National Venture Capital Association / Dow Jones VentureSource A Babel Ventures é uma empresa de Venture Capital do Vale do Silício, fundada pelas brasileiras Bárbara Kunde Minuzzi e Daniela Arruda, que está levantando US$ 30 milhões para …