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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

A new era of venture capital datagraphic PitchBook

After a record-setting year, signs point to a strong 2019 in the up-leveled venture capital landscape. Activity in 1Q highlights a new reality where everything—from deals and funds to IPOs—is bigger. Explore the datagraphic below for more on the latest US venture capital trends in fundraising, deals and exits; click on the graphic to see a larger version of the image.

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presentation

They tell you not to judge a book by its cover — but investors will absolutely be using your pitch deck to evaluate your company's potential, so you'll want to make a stellar impression.

To that end, we asked a series of successful entrepreneurs and investors for their best advice on creating an impressive pitch deck:

 

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In mid-November 2018, Amazon grabbed headlines when it announced it will build part of its new headquarters in Northern Virginia.1 The site for HQ2 had been long-awaited after a national "beauty contest." Amazon decided to place major new office complexes in the Crystal City section of Arlington, which is being renamed National Landing. This will rejuvenate an area filled with office buildings that were developed in the 1970s, and once housed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and various patent law firms that have now relocated to Alexandria.

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old folks

Growing numbers of people in the second half of life are embracing entrepreneurship. Yet America’s start-up ecosystem of business incubators, accelerators and co-sharing workspaces largely ignores people over 60 who are eager to launch companies, either full-time or part-time in retirement. That’s why it’s worth looking at an experiment in Israel aimed specifically at this demo. And it’s why cities and states in America might want to create their own versions.

 

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ppt

Here's a list of some of the recent startup pitch decks published by Business Insider:

AirBnB: The first-ever investor pitch deck for $31 billion startup Airbnb' which has raised over $3 billion and is nearing an IPO

Amify: Here's the pitch deck a Virginia startup used to raise $6 million after seven years of bootstrapping its business

Brex: A buzzy startup raised $57 million from Peter Thiel and Y Combinator using these 19 slides

 

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Starting a new venture still costs real money, even though the entry price has come down dramatically in last few decades. For example, I come from a software background, and back in the early PC days, it could easily cost half a million dollars for a team of professionals to produce a commercial product. Now, with powerful high-level tools and open source software, winning smartphone apps can be built by a good hacker for a few thousand dollars.

Image: Image via Flickr by Phil Gyford 

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Han-Gwon Lung

Recently, I related to Entrepreneur readers how awful 2018 was for my business: ups and downs, mostly downs: My business partner Dan Foley and I were taken on a veritable rollercoaster ride of big bets and big busts.

One of the only good things that happened last year? We learned a lot from lawyers. The reason was that all of our blockchain clients and security token offerings (STOs) needed legal counsel. So, we went looking for the folks who could help them.

 

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities is accepting applications for two $125,000 Alexandria LaunchLabs Innovation Prizes for entrepreneurs who can win support for their emerging businesses and a year’s worth of space at the Cambridge, MA, startup facility by showing what the urban life-sciences real estate investment trust says is excellence in early-stage science, leadership, and business strategy.

 

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(MENAFN - Newswire.com LLC) PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Angel investors continue to fuel innovation and economic growth, as well as reap the highest returns among any investment class. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic seeks accredited angel investors looking for a global network and rigorous due diligence process that has produced funding to over 70 percent of the approved deals.

The term "angel investing" dates back to early 20th-century New York. Investors in Broadway shows would make investments to ensure shows would launch. Today, angel investors are more likely to be lauded for launching innovations across business sectors. As recently reported in Pitchbook, Keiretsu Forum was the No. 1 most active investment firm in early-stage deals in 2018. 

 

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