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The Rise of Venture Capital in the Middle East

Dubai has become the undisputed entrepreneurial capital of the Middle East due to its soft and physical infrastructure and its openness to business. It attracts investors, world-class advisors and, of course, entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs can be MBAs, bankers, computer professionals, engineers, health professionals and many others.

But, where is a starting entrepreneur to find money? Banks are strict and require a proven ...

Global angel and seed investment deals up by 375% in the last five years

Early stage venture capital investment has boomed globally over the past five years, according to investment tracking group Preqin, but follow-up series A funding has dropped slightly.

A Preqin report shows that the number of annual angel/seed venture capital investments has increased 375% between 2008 and 2012, while the number of annual series A financings has fallen by 5% across the same period.

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Venture Capital Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Yes, I know everyone’s buzzing about 4K TVs, smarthome gadgets, and fitness wearables at the Consumer Electronics Show but I decided to sit this one out and actually get some work done. Besides, I’m too partied out from the holidays for Vegas. Instead, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what I think are some interesting venture capital trends as we head into the back half of the decade. But don’t expect me to crunch any numb...

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How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfo...

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy homes locals say belong to Mark Cuban and former Oracle boss Ray Lane. My guide, tech investor Chris Sacca, represents another evolution: ...

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