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TiEcon 2017 to honor Ravi Mhatre at 25th annual convention

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TiEcon 2017 will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — TiE Silicon Valley has announced the organization’s 2017 conference, a celebration that will commemorate the body’s 25th anniversary, the event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6.

At the convention, a multitude of roundtables and discussions are scheduled to take place, as well as an unveiling in the latest from machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones and digital health.

TiEcon 2017 kicks of May 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center

The world's largest #entrepreneurship conference in the heart of #SiliconValley takes place May 5th & 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center

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In a first, Tiecon 2017 introduces the ‘Venture Capitalist of the Year Award’ and in the inaugural receipt of this award as chosen unanimously, is Co-founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ravi Mhatre. He will be honored with the ‘Venture Capitalist of the Year Award’. The award will recognize, Mhatre’s winning streak startups and investments including Nutanix, Natera, AppDynamics and Mulesoft and others.

Tim Draper, managing director of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Juvertson will deliver the keynote on the morning of the event’s kickoff, May 5 at 9.30 a.m. His speech will be immediately followed by a startup bootcamp, Word of Wisdom, and TiE50 Top Startup Presentations. The keynote speakers, topics and more information can be found here.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and chief executive of NantWorks will deliver the next day’s keynote, at 9 a.m. The second keynote will be delivered by Ravi Mhatre, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Details on various workshops organized for the day are available here.

TiEcon is one of the world’s premiere and largest entrepreneurial conferences. Worth magazine named TiEcon as one of the top 10 conferences worldwide, alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum. Last year, the non-profit attracted more than 4,700 participants from 22 countries. The conference offers valuable workshops with an opportunity to network with the successful entrepreneurs. One of the main attractions of the event is the TiE50 program.

“Being named TiE50’s Top Startup is a tremendous milestone for Symphony Commerce’s mission to democratize commerce. Recognition of Symphony Commerce as the industry leader in Commerce as a Service is always appreciated, but particularly from an organization as prestigious as TiE. We are grateful for the award and are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the TiE community in the years to come,” said Harish Abbott, Co-Founder & CEO, Symphony Commerce, one of the winners of TiE50, according to the organization’s website.

Nearly 84 percent of the winners and top startups have been funded with billions of dollars, according to the event’s website. To participate for the competition the company must be privately held and not more than seven years old. Further details on the competition can be checked here.

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New Zealand eliminates India in cricket World Cup

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MANCHESTER, England (Diya TV) — After a rain delay stopped play between New Zealand and India, when play resumed, the Kiwis held on to win by 18 runs, knocking India out of the Cricket World Cup. It’s on to the championship round for New Zealand.

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Indian Airbnb hosts collectively made almost $28 million and welcomed nearly 800,000 guests last year. 

Chennai-based speech recognition startup, Uniphore Software Systems, raised $38 million as part of its Series C round. They’ve received funding from California venture capital firm March Capital Partners and former Cisco CEO John Chambers. 

And Indo-Australian Priya Serrao was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019.

The 26-year-old policy advisor from the state of Victoria said she will use her new platform to promote multiculturalism. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Trump says tariffs by India are ‘No longer acceptable’

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — In a tweet, President Trump targeted India once again, saying “India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable.”

Yet earlier this year, the Trump administration stripped India of a preferential status that exempted billions of dollars worth of products from U.S. levies.

One of the most unique characters ever to run for President has died. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot was 89. Many give his independent campaign in 1992 credit for helping Bill Clinton beat incumbent George H.W. Bush.

A day after Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell got out of the race, another billionaire businessman, Tom Steyer, jumped into the Presidential fray.

India’s OlaCabs recently launched its ride-sharing services in London. And now Ola Electric, their electric vehicle spinoff, just raised a $250 million Series B round at a $1 billion valuation. It plans to bring 10,000 vehicles to the road this year.

And the world will have to wait another day to find out who will play for the Cricket World Cup, after a rain delay stopped play between New Zealand and India.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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OSAKA, Japan (Diya TV) — President Donald Trump held a trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to Ivanka Trump, the conversation encompassed 5G technology, working through details on trade and ongoing national security interests for each party.

From Japan, President Trump went to South Korea and entered the demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea. He then walked into North Korea to meet with Chairman Kim Jong Un, becoming the first sitting President to ever to enter North Korea.

Silicon Valley startup Fungible announced they’ve raised $200 million from a group of investors including Softbank, taking their total raise to $300 million. A leader in data-centric computing, Fungible is led by CEO Pradeep Sindhu, who previously founded Juniper Networks.

The NBA free agency signing period kicked off with a bombshell: Kevin Durant is leaving behind the team he won two championships with, The Golden State Warriors, for the upstart Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving will join him there. The Warriors traded for the Nets player most impacted by those deals, D’Angelo Russell.

And England beat India by 31 runs in the Cricket World Cup, giving Team India its first loss of the Cup. India will face Bangladesh next.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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