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Aging Ventures and Silver-Tech — A Global Megatrend Guest Post by Dov Sugarman, an Expert in Senior Care Technology

In 2015, there were approximately 1.6 billion people in the world aged 50-plus, yet by 2050, this number is projected to double. The aging of society poses both challenges and opportunities to governments and private sector companies alike and is having a transformative impact, economically and socially. The past couple of years has seen the creation of several dedicated funds targeting investments in companies developing innovative solutions for seniors, and even Silicon Valley's most famous venture capitalists have begun betting on the “silver tech” niche. Read a guest post by Dov Sugarman, an expert in senior care technology.

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Has the African Economic Growth Stalled? Guest post by Peter Stein, CEO of Stein Brothers AB

非洲经济发展已止步不前? The World Economic Outlook published on 4-Oct-2016 by the IMF paints a highly mixed picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, predicting a meager growth rate of 1.4% in 2017 – the lowest since the early 1990's. Is Africa’s surge of progress over? Was it high commodity prices alone that drove recent advances? Will this be the end of the African leap of faith towards a new age of venture and innovation? Peter Stein, CEO of Stein Brothers AB and a noted expert on African economy, explains in a special guest post for CIV.

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Chinese VCs Switched to RMB – How Does That Affect Their Performance? An Editorial by Robyn Klingler-Vidra (Part 1)

中国风投基金转向人民币——这将如何影响风投基金表现?Recently, there has been a meteoric rise in RMB-denominated VC funds in China, and today they outnumber USD funds in terms of total number, deals and managed capital. However, these funds are often backed by LPs that do not operate according to the accepted best practices in due diligence, valuation and collaborating with start-ups. Is this the future of China's "smart money"? Part 1 of an editorial by Robyn Klingler-Vidra

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Should Startups Worry About Brexit? Guest Post by Mark Humphery-Jenner, UNSW Australia

初创企业是否应该担心英国脱欧带来的影响?Startups are worried that the UK’s exit from the EU might risk their access to venture capital and private equity, and are already looking for funding elsewhere. What will the UK do to keep attracting startup employees, strike trade deals and respond to aggressive regulatory competition designed to attract startups? A guest post by Prof. Mark Humphery-Jenner (UNSW Australia), CIV Research Award Winner.

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