Investor activity in India. Blockchain applications. Food tech financing trends.
💩, I’m incompetent
For all of those of you using emojis in your business emails, we’ve got some bad news. Read on.
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We looked into foreign investor activity into Indian startups, from neighbors in Asia to investors across the ocean in the United Kingdom and the United States. At 61%, India-based investors have participated in the highest number of rounds to startups in the country, followed by the United States at 22%.
First, I was 😞 which turned into 😭 and ultimately 👿
In news that has already ruined my week, emojis in business communications make you look stupid.
This is according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel in the seminal study on the topic entitled The Dark Side of a Smiley: Effects of Smiling Emoticons on Virtual First Impressions.
Article authors Ella Glikson, Arik Cheshin, and Gerben A. van Kleef have found that the use of emojis “actually decrease perceptions of competence.”
The Industry Standard
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