What do Startup Accelerators really do?

I’ve been asked time and time again, whenever  I tell people about my job, “What does it really mean?” An Accelerator? SBA provides an interesting definition, which I can agree on, where they state that an accelerator is a key contributor to the rate of business startup success. Accelerators select and invite a small group […]

New regulatory framework for Virtual Currencies

The UAE Central Bank released, in Jan 2017, a regulatory framework for virtual currencies and electronic payment systems, aimed at digital payment service providers. However, a sentence within the regulation, that “all virtual currencies (and transactions thereof) are prohibited”, has been clarified by the Governor. He stated that “these regulations do not cover ‘virtual currency’, […]

Why are companies investing in startups?

Corporate venture capital is seeing an unprecedented growth. Even though there are concerns over investment in startups by companies, venture capital markets are becoming irrationally exuberant as the large corporations are not showing any signs of doing away with their venture investing activities. Corporate venture capital is generally understood to be some kind of equity investment […]