• Here's how this founder convinced Silicon Valley heavyweights Paul Graham and Peter Thiel to invest $5.8 million in his startup - without using a pitch deck

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On Tuesday, Dubai-based Tenderd announced it raised $5.8 million in seed funding from some of the biggest names in tech investing, including Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham and Founders Fund founder Peter Thiel .
    Tenderd, a heavy equipment rental company, is only the second Middle Eastern or North African company to be accepted to Y Combinator's startup accelerator program .
    Tenderd founder Arjun Mohan told Business Insider how he landed some of Silicon Valley's biggest investors without a pitch deck.
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  • Private venture-backed startups like Slack and Airbnb are investing in other startups. Here's where their money is going

    Private venture-backed startups like Slack and Airbnb are investing in other startups. Here's where their money is going

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Privately held companies like Slack and Airbnb have started investing in other venture-backed startups through corporate venture capital funds.
    Corporate venture capital has been popular with tech companies in the past, with major players like Qualcomm and Google each spinning off at least one venture arm of the business.
    Together, corporate venture funds from private startups have invested more than $2 billion since 2013.
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