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UpWest Labs Hits Major Milestone of $50M in Follow-On Funding As Its Latest Batch of Ambitious Startups Gets Underway
UpWest Labs Hits Major Milestone of $50M in Follow-On Funding As Its Latest Batch of Ambitious Startups Gets Underway
10/29/2014 4:37:41 PM
UpWest Labs, the leading U.S. accelerator that brings aspiring Israeli early-stage companies to Silicon Valley, today revealed impressive momentum for its fund thus far in 2014. UpWest Labs recently reached $50 million in follow-on funding for its portfolio startups, bolstered by recent Series A rounds for  Honeybook ($10M) and SentinelOne ($12M). Funding has been culled …
MasterCard and Zilzar.com collaborate to target the USD 2.5 Trillion Muslim lifestyle market
10/29/2014 12:06:58 PM
Tweet this: #MasterCard  and Zilzar.com collaborate to target the USD 2.5 Trillion Muslim lifestyle market http://mstr.cd/1nMfu9T MasterCard today marked an important milestone in its presence in the Muslim lifestyle segment with its latest collaboration with Zilzar.com, the world’s first global Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace platform. The launch of Zilzar.com was …
Institutions from Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay win the IDB’s Inter-American Awards for Financial and Entrepreneurial Innovation
10/29/2014 10:46:11 AM
Banco do Nordeste of Brazil, Tigo from Paraguay, and FOODSANU from Ecuador have won this year’s Inter-American Awards for Financial andEntrepreneurial Innovation for their excellence in supporting financial inclusion, digital finance, and microenterprise in Latin America and theCaribbean. These awards are given by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the …
Medical Equipment Financing Provides Working Capital For Doctors
Medical Equipment Financing Provides Working Capital For Doctors
10/28/2014 6:56:57 PM
Even as the economy starts to slowly rebound, traditional business lending continues to be tight. The requirements to qualify for a traditional bank loan are still rigid. Doctors must have excellent credit without any blemishes and be able to provide a comprehensive business plan on how the funds will be used to benefit the medical practice. Because of this strict traditional …
India Needs to Improve Manufacturing Sector Performance to Return to High-growth Path, says World Bank
10/27/2014 10:58:45 AM
As economic reforms gain momentum, India’s growth is likely to accelerate towards its high long-run potential. Measures such as a national Goods and Services Tax (GST), accompanied by a dismantling of inter-state check posts, can be transformational and significantly improve the domestic and international competitiveness of Indian manufacturing firms, said the latest …
Innovative Real Estate Firm Sells Ice Rink in Florida
Innovative Real Estate Firm Sells Ice Rink in Florida
10/27/2014 7:00:00 AM
The Space Coast Iceplex has been sold, thanks to the efforts of an innovative Brevard real estate company. With an asking price of $3.9 million, the company represented both the seller and the buyer for the property and the business.   Listing and selling a unique commercial property and finding the buyer also is a rare occurrence in real estate.   Selling an ice rink in …
IDB moves to improve water and sanitation services in Belém, Brazil
10/24/2014 11:14:03 AM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $125 million loan to Brazil to support infrastructure and reforms aimed at improving water and sanitation services and extending their coverage to thousands of people in the city of Belém.  The Basic Sanitation Program of the Estrada Nova Basin ( PROMABEN II ) complements and completes the public works projects …
Philippines: Promoting Transparency in Mobilizing Funds for Climate Action
10/24/2014 10:32:09 AM
A new tagging initiative in the 2015 budget process will make it easier for policy makers and the general public to identify and monitor public budget funding for climate change response. This will promote greater transparency and prioritization in government spending. Supported by technical assistance from the World Bank, co-funded by the Australian Government, government …
Global Data on Water Utilities Reveals Sector Growth but Bottlenecks in Wastewater Service Delivery
10/23/2014 3:48:43 PM
While water utilities around the world are able to provide water services to more people than previous years, the financial crises of 2008 and 2010 hampered utilities’ development and delivery of improved wastewater services, especially in poor urban areas, according to a report from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), part of the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice …
IDB supports program in Chile to improve public services
10/23/2014 3:03:03 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $48 million loan to finance a program that will help improve management of services that the Chilean government provides to its citizens. The Program to Improve Public Management and Citizen Services will promote enhancement of the effectiveness and efficiency of agencies that oversee and supply services to citizens, …
Financial Planning For The Not Yet Wealthy, An Amazon Best-Selling Book Free For One More Day
10/23/2014 6:00:00 AM
Financial Planning For The Not Yet Wealthy , An Amazon Best-Selling Book Free For One More DayBest Selling Author, Antonio Filippone, presents his new book “ Financial Planning for the Not Yet Wealthy ”.  Conquer debt forever, never lose money again, and stop putting money in the wrong places. This easy to follow guide talks about money without the technical jargon and will …
Mu Sigma Launches muUniverse™, A New Platform to Automate Aspects of Dynamic Thinking at Fortune 500 Companies
10/22/2014 3:41:37 PM
Mu Sigma , the world’s largest private decision sciences and big data analytics company, today announces the launch of muUniverse™, a new product that serves as a Google Maps for decisions that helps leaders choose the right path. By bringing technologies, people and methodologies together under one roof, muUniverse is designed to give decision makers at Fortune 500 companies …
JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
10/22/2014 12:54:04 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) - two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the …
Boston area executives in transition finding new jobs fastest in four years
10/22/2014 11:46:32 AM
Boston area managers and executives are finding new jobs in the shortest amount of time in four years, according to ClearRock Inc . , a leadership development, executive coaching and outplacement firm headquartered in Boston.   Through the first 9 months of 2014, January through September, Greater Boston area managers and executives in a career transition found new jobs …
World Bank - Microsoft Regional Grant competition for young Coders announces winners in Bangladesh and Nepal
10/21/2014 5:43:06 PM
The World Bank and Microsoft together today held the final round of the regional grant competition ‘Coding your way to opportunity” and announced the winners from Bangladesh and Nepal.  The winners received from US $ 15,000 – US $ 20,000 each to implement innovative ideas that will expand coding knowledge among the youth, helping them to secure and create gainful …
Chayora to host China briefing at London Finance and Investment Forum
10/21/2014 3:59:09 AM
Leading infrastructure developer Chayora, based in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building Data Centre platforms in China has been announced as the host of a new breakfast briefing taking place at the 8th Finance and Investment Forum which takes place in London 22 January 2015.   Chayora enables international online companies to effectively access the vast and rapidly …
Financial Planning For The Not Yet Wealthy Is Now Free on Amazon for the Next 5 Days
10/20/2014 6:00:00 AM
Best Selling Author, Antonio Filippone, presents his new book “ Financial Planning for the Not Yet Wealthy ”.  Conquer debt forever, never lose money again, and stop putting money in the wrong places. This easy to follow guide talks about money without the technical jargon and will help you develop a realistic plan to build wealth for you and your family without having to …
Financial Planning For The Not Yet Wealthy Will Be Free to Download Tomorrow (10/20/2014)
10/19/2014 6:00:00 AM
Author, Antonio Filippone, presents his new book “ Financial Planning for the Not Yet Wealthy ”.  Conquer debt forever, never lose money again, and stop putting money in the wrong places. This easy to follow guide talks about money without the technical jargon and will help you develop a realistic plan to build wealth for you and your family without having to change your …
Dragalin Joins Janney; Bank Funding and Investor Solutions Group Expands
10/17/2014 6:28:57 PM
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and capital markets firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA,announced today that Matt Dragal in joined the firm as Vice President in the Janney Bank Funding and Investor Solutions Group. Prior to joining Janney, he was with the Barclays Capital Inc. Investor Solutions Group. “We are …
First-ever bootcamp for clean tech enterprises in Vietnam yields first generation of graduates
10/17/2014 10:14:25 AM
This week 24 innovative clean-tech startups graduated from Vietnam’s first-ever Clean Tech Bootcamp. This program helps small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) develop and bring to market innovative clean-energy and energy-efficiency solutions and adaptation technologies in the areas of transportation, agribusiness, and water management. The initiative was developed by …