The inside story: How ThinkZone Ventures created a ‘pureblood’ US $ 60M Fund II by tapping into local resources

ThinkZone team members Vietnam-focused accelerator-cum-VC fund ThinkZone Ventures recently hit the final close of Fund II at US $ 60 million, dedicated to startups from pre-seed to Series A with check sizes up to US $ 3 million. With this, it joins a small number of local VCs established based on a government Decree of … Read more

Iowa House bill would halt transgender girls in girls sports

DES MOINES, Iowa Iowa House Republicans on Monday approved a bill that prohibits transgender girls from participating in girls sports, moving in the direction of about 10 other Republican-run state legislatures in passing the controversial measure. Opponents say the measure is state-sanctioned bullying of transgender children while supporters say it’s the only way to protect … Read more

Sri Lanka returns last unwanted waste shipments to UK

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka has sent back the last of 263 shipping containers of waste from Britain, an official said Tuesday, as developing nations look to block the import of refuse and other environmentally hazardous items from wealthier countries. Customs officials in the South Asian country identified the large shipment of waste … Read more

Housing-related stress now tops financial worries for BC families – Commentary

While British Columbians have gone through all sorts of emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is safe to say that parents have endured a substantial amount of anxiety. Some months of 2020 brought us online learning and kitchen tables masquerading as school desks. In 2021, concerns were primarily focused on minimizing the possibility of contagion … Read more

Pakistan PM to visit with Russia’s Putin as war fears loom

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry says the prime minister will travel to Russia this week to meet with President Vladimir Putin at his invitation ByThe Associated Press February 22, 2022, 6:54 AM • 2 min line Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s prime minister will meet with President Vladimir Putin this week, … Read more