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May Business Angels Spread Their Wings Over Kenya?

Despite Kenya has been named as the fasted growing payments market in Africa, there is still a lot to be done to develop the local business angel community. The founding of M-Pesa in 2007 inspired many young people to undertake entrepreneurial risks. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is a vibrant city offering various resources for young start – ups, including accelerator 88MPH and incubator i-Hub. However, the lack of funding opportunities has forced many entrepreneurs to seek funding abr...

HR Tech Roars Back As Deal Activity Ties All-Time High

HR tech funding recovered in Q1'16 after tapering off in the second half of 2015. 500 Startups and NEA are the most active VC investors to date. HR tech investment hit record annual levels in 2015 with $2.4B raised across 383 deals. However, funding and deals slipped in the second half of that year after a peak quarter in Q2’15. Now, HR tech has bounced back, with Q1’16 equaling Q2’15 for deal count, while still falling behind in terms of the funding tally ($591M...

Struggling to find a job locally? How about working remotely?

More than 60% of the workforce would like to work from home or remotely. One of the available options is to start working on an international online platform where employers offer users to perform a single task, or to participate in a fixed term project.   The main advantages of remote work are the accessibility and the equal opportunities for all. The remote jobs are open to everyone regardless of the location, ability to move, age, gender, etc. Some remote jobs are specifically addr...

Workers Without Borders: Managing the Remote Revolution

Many managers dread the thought of managing a virtualized workforce out of fear of losing the ability to track employee progress. But that doesn't have to be the case. By establishing core values, like clear and frequent communication, along with leveraging the right tools, it’s easy to streamline workflow between on-site and remote employees. Once these norms are in place, you need to maintain company culture across the board.   Here are a few tips for implementing and ensu...

This CEO Runs a Billion-Dollar Company With No Offices or Email

Even if you aren't familiar with what WordPress is, or use it to publish content on the Web, there's a good chance you've visited a website that runs on it -- and probably within just the past 24 hours. That's because WordPress--an open source content management system--powers an astonishing 25 percent of all websites today. I recently spoke with Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products a...