The slow rise of deeptech in Saudi Arabia

As the Saudi startup scene continues to set records, business models around advanced technologies or deeptech, are beginning to take ground. Last month, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), one of the most prominent research universities in the region, became a member of the Saudi Venture CapitalContinue Reading

RISE Miami-Dade Fund delivers $20M to hardest-to-reach small businesses

As communities across the country struggled to deliver relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade’s innovative small business relief fund, named the RISE Miami-Dade Fund (Re-Investing in our Small Business Economy), quickly achieved its goal of supporting the small businesses most in need and distributing funding equitably acrossContinue Reading

On the podcast: The rise of Edison Partners in the PE growth landscape

PitchBook emerging technology analyst Robert Le shares some insights from our Q1 Insurtech and Q2 Insurtech Emerging Tech Research reports before Edison Partners general partner Kelly Ford joins the show to discuss how the New Jersey-based investor has successfully transitioned from venture capital investing to growth equity while specializing in theContinue Reading

The rise and rise of TECNO

In cities like Lagos, Nairobi and Addis Ababa, busy streets are awash with the bright blue shopfronts of Transsion’s flagship brand, TECNO ( The company might still be a new brand globally, however, the company took a different path to success from other top Chinese smartphone makers or international mobileContinue Reading

Worrying rise in use of plastics

EACH time Jess Tan heads to the supermarket for her weekly shopping, she brings along plenty of reusable grocery bags to avoid using the store’s plastic ones. But the sight of products in plastic packaging lining the shelves is making her question the impact she has in helping to reduceContinue Reading