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360VUZ video app attracts international investors for latest raise

360VUZ partnered with over 25 new telcos in Q3 2020 360VUZ, the immersive video mobile app, confirms that it secured an additional round of investment to gear up for a strong Series B round from top international investors. This investment brings the startup’s total amount raised to $8.4 million. The round had new investors participation from …

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TurtleTree Labs raises US$6.2 million in Pre-A funding round

Investment from Green Monday Ventures, Eat Beyond Global, KBW Ventures, and Verso Capital will allow TurtleTree Labs to expand its focus into functional components in milk TurtleTree Labs, the biotech company pioneering the method to produce milk using cell-based technology, has just announced the close of an oversubscribed $6.2 million Pre-A funding round from new …

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TurtleTree Labs raises $3.2 million seed round as it accelerates cell-based milk development

Singapore-based biotech company TurtleTree Labs today announced the completion of a fresh round of funding from global investors TurtleTree Labs is the world’s first-cell based biotechnology company creating real milk from mammalian cells without the need for animals. As a platform, the company’s focus is on high value human breast milk followed by cow milk. …

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Geltor’s latest biodesigned ingredient used as key ingredient in top-rated cosmetics product

Award-winning biodesign startup Geltor continues to gain traction with its biodesigned ingredients. Through the ingredient’s sale to large-scale South Korean cosmetics manufacturer Kolmar, Geltor’s HumaColl21™ has now been incorporated into one of Asia’s most widely touted products. AHC’s Ageless Real Eye Cream for Face, endorsed and lauded by numerous online B2B and consumer sources as …

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The Future of Food 2.0: sf.citi announces event targeting plant-based investments

Building on the immensely successful pilot of its talking series addressing the future of food, sf.citi will be staging a follow up event on July 10, 2019. Partners of the 2018 event, staged under the Global Climate Action Summit banner, included WeWork, Facebook, and some of the Silicon Valley’s biggest food tech companies. The Future of …

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Zipline named to influential CNBC annual Disruptor 50 list of companies poised to change the world

Zipline, operators of the world’s only drone delivery system at national scale to send urgent medicines and biological materials needed for medical facilities including blood and vaccines, was featured in the prestigious CNBC annual 2019 “Disruptor 50″ list. In addition, the company just announced US$190 Million in funding “to wildly accelerate our progress toward providing …

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Big exits seem to distract us from the gaps in MENA’s venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem

By Khaled bin Alwaleed  There is absolutely every reason to take pride in Careem’s recent acquisition by Uber. It is truly a big moment for the region’s entrepreneurs and investors when every major business publication in the world is talking about a startup that was built and bred here in the GCC. While we all …

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Beyond Meat teams up with Carl’s Jr. to launch the Beyond Famous Star burger

Beyond Meat announced the launch of the Beyond Famous Star burger at Carl’s Jr., the company’s biggest US-based restaurant partnership to date. Announced on January 2, 2019, the Beyond Famous Star is a plant-based take on the fast food chain’s most touted product, the Famous Star, its signature burger. According to a news post by …

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Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed participates in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founder of the KBW Group of Companies, participated in a panel discussion at the 2019 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The panel took place during the Future Sustainability Summit as part of ADSW’s larger agenda for the five-day event. Moderated by US-UAE Business Council President, Danny Sebright, panel members …

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CEO magazine: “Meet Saudi Arabia’s Tech Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal”

“Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal is using canny investments in a wide range of Silicon Valley tech firms to help the planet, bring global know-how to the Middle East and boost his bottom line.” Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founding Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, is featured in an exclusive interview with CEO magazine …

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