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To get to the bottom of the gender gap in startup financing, two researchers focused on the evaluation process, especially the well-documented tendency for potential investors to zero in on matters related to risk when assessing women entrepreneurs as opposed to questions about growth potential.
In the Asia Pacific region, the next few years will be defined by profound change, with CFOs playing an outsized role in their organizations’ ability to adapt and remain resilient. To that end, finance leaders will need to address a series of critical imperatives, in four key areas of talent, technology, sustainability, and trust and governance.
Amid a global business landscape marked by economic fluctuations, slowing growth, still high inflation, and elevated interest rates, CFOs in Asia Pacific are emerging as pivotal players with an elevated role and recalibrated priorities.
Researchers at Deloitte created a model that could help the cell and gene sector get back on the growth curve. “We started by asking what the main factors are in maximizing value for cell and gene therapy companies,” says Amit Agarwal, managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte’s NextGen Therapy practice commercialization lead. “What can a CEO or board member do that investors will see as adding the most value?"
As the development of climate technologies accelerates to meet the urgency of achieving worldwide net zero emissions by 2050, they are increasingly being made in a far more diverse range of geographies than was the case even three years ago, according to an analysis of 2,600 global climate tech companies.
When financial advisors acquire a firm, all the stuff that happens after the deal is closed to transition and integrate the newly purchased business into the mothership is vital to the success of an acquisition. It also requires a lot of work and a standardized process.
Back in 2020, Lyneir Richardson pivoted his then five-year old firm, Chicago TREND Corp., to switch from making loans to entrepreneurs of color to helping people of color own commercial real estate. Recently, he took another step by launching the TREND Fund. Trouble is, Richardson is finding that, despite pledges of millions of dollars made in 2020 to address racial justice issues, overall investor and corporate enthusiasm for such efforts has waned.
Bank financing for entrepreneurs is harder to get these days. That’s especially problematic for entrepreneurs of color, who typically have a harder time getting financing than their white peers. One answer is to help Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) increase their lending, especially to underbanked founders.
That’s where Entrepreneur-backed Asset (EBA) Fund comes in.
This white paper discusses research about the industrial Metaverse. Many companies aren’t taking a wait-and-see approach. Instead, they already are actively exploring its applications, while laying the technological framework for their business.
As religious charitable organizations deal with a decline in giving levels, rising costs, and other challenges, they are diversifying their income streams, expanding into digital channels, and focusing on different donors to continue their vital services.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Pillar Two is expected to take effect next year, following several years of negotiations. With rules and requirements that are as complex as they are numerous, the best place for taxpaying entities to start is with the basics..