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Gold as the alternative: it is even hard to imagine such almost perfect uncorrelated series, yet producing almost perfectly similar growth…



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Region: SEE  |  Sector: Property  |  Stage: Development  |  Size: €100mil+  |  Stake: Equity+debt  |  Type: Partner




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Beijing says US military in South China Sea ‘not conducive to peace’ and urges rethink of Washington’s Taiwan policy

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged Washington against repeatedly undermining Beijing’s internal interests, notably US military incursions into the South… [...]

Poland’s Moderna Covid-19 vaccine supply delayed, government announces

The Polish government has announced that Moderna has cancelled a delivery of its Covid-19 jab originally planned for Tuesday morning,… [...]

Japan not expected to reach herd immunity against Covid-19 until OCTOBER, as calls grow for Tokyo Olympics to be scapped

A British research firm has said that Japan is unlikely to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus until October, many… [...]

Tehran says ‘technical issue’ cause of vessel detention after Indonesia seizes Iranian tanker over alleged illegal oil transfer

Tehran has dismissed allegations that an Iranian-flagged oil tanker has been seized for illegally transferring oil, despite Indonesian authorities claiming… [...]

Dutch PM condemns turbulent anti-curfew protests as ‘criminal violence’, says restrictions will remain in place

The freshly imposed and poorly received nighttime curfew must stay to curb the spread of Covid-19, Dutch PM Mark Rutte… [...]

Three weeks into harsh lockdown, weary Brits fear it will take much longer to beat the new variant

People in the United Kingdom have been living under lockdown for the past three weeks, hoping their sacrifice would bring… [...]

Dr. Birx: Trump presented graphs that I never made

In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic… [...]


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Impact Investment | Blended Finance

  • – The world is undergoing one of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and Jordan is one of the most affected countries both in absolute and relative terms
  • – While many humanitarian relief & infrastructure investment efforts exist, the funding ecosystem under-serves SMEs & entrepreneurs which cater to refugee needs
  • – The social impact investment component with a triple bottom-line impact is more than attainable in the refugee context, but until now little has been done outside the pure aid sphere
  • – Vehicle is needed to fill the void by institutionalising venture / SME investment & nurture entrepreneurship for one of the most vulnerable demographic segments
  • – Given the specifics of refugee finance, in particular if in a hybrid commercial effort, we are looking for interested parties to become cooperating partners in developing this initiative further…


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Real Estate Investment | Property in SEE

Higher than average EU economic drop, but a stronger & quicker recovery. Drop of 10-20% in Zagreb real estate prices in the short-term. 18 month recovery to where Zagreb was in 2015-16 in the property cycle. Zagreb new office & residential space yields to go back to 7%-ish, or a price per sqm of €2.25k+…


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Project Finance | Renewable Power in MENA

Clean energy is a popular (and a contested) topic these days, but it also serves as a great showcase for project development / finance in emerging markets regardless of a turbine…


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Corporate Finance | Pharma M&A in CACA

A case study for an interesting ‘consolidation cross-border play opportunity’ spanning the CACA region (or even wider). A thesis that would under current market access include country pharma leaders in Kyrgyzstan & Mongolia, as well as one of top players in Uzbekistan & Armenia each…


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Private Investment in Public Equity | Gold Mining in Africa

PIPE investments into gold mining stock: is there still, was there ever, an opportunity to invest in gold?

A hedge against cycles timing; Undervalued listings lacking capital; Leverage on mineral reserves for an upside; Neglected African opportunities; More tangible than bitcoin; …

Central banks can’t print gold: ML/BoA forecasts: ”as economic output contracts sharply, fiscal outlays surge, and central bank balance sheets double, fiat currencies could come under pressure…


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altVENTURE Capital


altVENTURE as in alternative venture because investments have to provide achievement above & beyond financial RETURN, and that is adventure in form of RISK, IMPACT & FUN

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Emerging Companies


Lithuanian startup kevin., who we recently featured in our list of 10 promising Lithuania-based startups to watch in 2021, has raised €1.5 million in… [...]

The land of islands, olives and ouzo is also home to many aspiring entrepreneurs with new ideas and innovative business models. Over the last… [...]

Octopus Ventures today announced boosting its health tech offering with a new team and a future approx. €112.5 million institutional global fund, in order… [...]

Darmstadt-based startup Wingcopter, the developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured around €18 million in Series… [...]

Food delivery startup Wolt raises $530m — despite still having more than $100m in the bank

The Finnish delivery startup plans to expand its growing network of retail partners — and help them take on Amazon. Food delivery startup Wolt… [...]

The European startups hacking the ageing process

The innovations that will extend our lives and delay the definite end. The European startups hacking the ageing process [...]

The fintechs taking on Klarna in Europe

The Buy Now Pay Later space is getting more competitive in Europe, as new startups chase Klarna's crown The fintechs taking on Klarna in… [...]

Ultra-secure messaging service Element sees fivefold increase in signups after Whatsapp privacy debacle

Element, as opposed to Signal, allows users to chose which server they host their data on Ultra-secure messaging service Element sees fivefold increase in… [...]

Riyadh-based fintech Hakbah has raised $1.2 million in a seed round, it announced in a statement to MENAbytes today, without disclosing the names of… [...]

Riyadh-based buy now pay later platform Tamara has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Saudi’s Impact46, it announced in a statement… [...]

Istanbul-headquartered ultrafast delivery startup Getir has raised $128 million in a Series B round led by Michael Moritz’s Crankstart Investments and Brazil-based Base Partners,… [...]

Bazaar, a Pakistan-based B2B ecommerce startup that had launched just eight months ago to digitize traditional retail in Pakistan, has raised $6.5 million in… [...]

The Slovak Deep-Tech Powerful Medical Revolutionizes Clinical Treatment with AI

Trending Topics SEE “CEE Star of the Week” is our weekly series of short stories where we present [...] This article The Slovak Deep-Tech… [...]

Petar Tsankov, CEO of LatticeFlow: “Entrepreneurs Cannot Skip the Research and Innovation Phase”

Trending Topics SEE It has been long since the discussions regarding the safety of AI models started. [...] This article Petar Tsankov, CEO of… [...]

Biodit’s IPO Oversubscribed 2.5 Times

Trending Topics SEE Biodit’s initial public offering was oversubscribed 2.5 times, data after the event [...] This article Biodit’s IPO Oversubscribed 2.5 Times appeared… [...]

Romanian Open Banking Startup Finqware Raises €500K in a Seed Round Led by Elevator Ventures

Trending Topics SEE Romanian fintech startup Finqware announced that it has raised €500K in its seed [...] This article Romanian Open Banking Startup Finqware… [...]


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