Start-ups have been facing various challenges to sustain in this competitive environment with investments being a critical issue. Crowd-funding has been a reliable means of solving this problem but the rewards in these investments are not financial. However, all this changed when the idea of mini-IPOs was born. This financial solution allows not just qualified/accredited investors (An individual who has a net worth in excess of $1 Million) to invest, but the common public as well. Initially, there were two ways in which people could invest in a start-up – by being qualified/accredited investors or waiting for the launch of its IPO. With mini-IPOs, growing start-ups can approach the public for their funding needs, without actually listing. Mini-IPO is basically equity-crowdfunding for budding start-ups that are regularised by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There are various reasons that make this an attractive investment option for both the company as well as … [Read more...] about What Is Mini-IPO and why it costs a bomb to lose this opportunity?
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Kim Jin, also known as Andre Jin Coquillard, poses for a photo at the Korea JoongAng Daily office in Seoul after an interview on March 12. [PARK SANG-MOON]Curveball Interview Over the next few weeks, the Korea JoongAng Daily will meet with athletes from across the sporting world to discuss how they got their starts and earned their fame as well as their lives on and off the field. This week’s interview is with Andre Jin Coquillard, member of the Korean national rugby sevens team. Rugby may not be well-known in Korea, where American Football tends to be the better-known, full-contact ball game, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t Korean rugby teams competing on the international stage. For naturalized athlete Kim Jin, also known as Andre Jin Coquillard, the Korean rugby sevens team is a chance to not only play, but also to rediscover his roots.Last year, the Korean men’s rugby sevens team earned a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by defeating Hong Kong. It was the … [Read more...] about He came to Korea for the rugby, waits for Olympics
By Tae Kim The coronavirus is changing the way we work. As more governments implement stricter shelter-in-place orders, corporations and their employees are scrambling to figure out how to conduct business operations in a work-at-home world. First, new hardware is required. Sales of monitors, webcams and laptops are soaring as people build out their home offices. But that’s the easy part. The bigger issue is how to enable similar levels of productivity without the many brief conversations and in-person meetings during a typical day at the office. To accomplish this, companies are increasingly turning to a handful upstarts in the aptly named workforce collaboration software category. These are the tools, initially designed for use in an office, which the world has now discovered work so well when trying to stay connected remotely, from video conferencing to electronic messaging platforms. And as they gain traction in the home workspace, it seems more and more likely … [Read more...] about Slack and Zoom seize the day, but will they stick?