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Selling Hopes And Dreams In Southeast Asia | TechCrunch -- 500 Startups , for one, is keen to sell hope to the growing communities of startups in Southeast Asia, and is willing to back that up with real money. 500 Startups has dedicated about 20 percent of its capital to international companies, and this year set up shop in China and Southeast Asia . In 2010, the Chilean government set up an incubator program that offered startups $40,000, office space and industry support in exchange for them moving to Santiago for six months to build their companies.
The Shocking Stats About Who's Really Starting Companies In America | Fast ... -- Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Each of these serial entrepreneurs who founded companies that have market caps in the tens or hundreds of billions--employing tens of thousands of workers--were born outside the U.S. From Yahoo to Facebook and LinkedIn, each of these innovative companies that have played such a large role in the U.S. economy had at least one founder that was born abroad and then emigrated to the United States. Currently, more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to a study by The Partnership for a New American Economy , a group of governors and business leaders launched by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Australian media heavyweight Rupert Murdoch. Some of my friends were dependent on company sponsorship in order to stay in the U.S. This seems like a good position for companies with enough wherewithal to sponsor students, yet still represents a minor inequality because the spectrum of companies I could work for versus some of my friends was slightly different. America is the land of opportunity, and international students with lots of potential are like all other students that attend U.S. universities--we should do whatever we can to keep these amazing people here.
Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others | TechCrunc ... -- Swiftype , a Y Combinator startup that creates search engines for websites, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ignition and several angel investors. Theres potential in that search box both in how you can return better results to users, but also what you can learn from your users and how they are interacting with that search box.
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