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Dubai, UAE, 24th July 2016: FasterCapital (a virtual incubator based in Dubai, UAE) has launched its fourth round of funding for 2016 which begins on 15th of July, 2016 and ends on 16th of August, 2016. The last round of funding has attracted more than 4000 entrepreneurs from more than 84 countries. More than 100 startups were accepted into the acceleration program.

FasterCapital hopes the message will reach wider audience of dedicated and enthusiastic entrepreneurs who seek both capital and incubation. Each startup goes through three level of assessment: Business, Financial and technical. The study will be communicated back to the entrepreneurs so that they can take our feedback in the development of their startup.

Entrepreneurs will get (for free!) an extra professional opinion about their startup, potential obstacles and ideas for improvement! All accelerated companies will receive services such as mentorship, marketing study, feasibility study, technical consultation, new sales channels and financing.

FasterCapital offers two programs: “Acceleration Program” and “Incubation Program”. In the “Acceleration program”, FasterCapital will provide mentorship, access to capital and extra consulting services (legal, technological and marketing) to Entrepreneurs. What distinguishes FasterCapital is its “Incubation Program” which might appeal to non-technical entrepreneurs. FasterCapital will become a co-founder (technical cofounder) and co-funder (as one of the first investors) and will provide technical development per equity (up to $500k for each startup). The “Incubation Program” might also appeal to tech entrepreneur who seek some help in covering some of the early investment in the startup.

FasterCapital has more than 100 internal developers with different skillsets who are already working on multiple projects.

Startups can apply to join our Virtual Incubator at:

http://jeffpinkham.com/kauq

FasterCapital is a virtual incubator based in Dubai Internet City, UAE. FasterCapital has more than 18 graduated startups, 15 startups in incubation program, 100 startups in Acceleration program plus more than 100 regional partners and 65 offices worldwide. FasterCapital has invested more than 10 million USD since its inception in 2010.

 

Contact info

Name: Mr. Faisal Khamees

VP of Operations at FasterCapital

Phone: +971 5558 55663

 

Name: MR. Terry Crospy

Mentor & Investor at FasterCapital

Phone: (512) 400-0256

 

Mr. Jeff  Pinkham

Regional Partner in Spain

Phone: 69 116 114 1

Email: Jeff.Pinkham@fastercapital.com

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Sweet and Sour news in messaging

Android Nougat, native RCS messaging

Sweet messaging coming up in Android Nougat.

The ex-monopoly operator of telecommunication in Spain, Telefonica, joins Google in RCS.

Rich Communications Services, RCS, was developed by the telecommunications operators to compete with messaging applications. After huge investments, over decades, the service, launched as Joyn, was a big flop.

Similarly, G+, created by Google to compete with Facebook turned out to be a zombie.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp channels over 100 million voice calls a day. Eating the lunch of the traditional telephone operators, their SMS and email.

And Facebook Messenger has gained messaging ground along Line, Wechat et all.

So the losers got together to fight back.

Google will leverage the RCS development and make it native in the next version of Android, V7, nick named Nougat.

Your next Android phone will have RCS without you having to download an app.

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

I’ll be chewing my Nougat as soon as I get a new phone.

I’m still on V.4.4.4 of Android and the chances of my phone tasting Nougat leave me with a sour taste.

Vested interests such as hardware manufacturer forcing the purchase of new gear. Or the operators unable or unwilling to update all the bloatware they heap upon the sweets of Android.

On my previous Android phone it took 18 month for a new version of Android to arrive and by then it was obsolete.

No wonder so many of us turn out to be bipolar.

My sugar tooth can’t wait.

Wishing you well sweeties.

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