Today’s Inspirational Quote:


“How would your life be different if… You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day… You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.”

— Steve Maraboli

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Vietnam POW Day


Did you know…

… that today is Vietnam POW Day? In 1973, the first American prisoners of war were released from Vietnam prisons. Operation Homecoming began February 12 when three C-141A aircraft headed to Hanoi, North Vietnam, and a C-9A aircraft headed to Saigon, South Vietnam from Clark AFB in the Philippines. In all, 591 American POWs returned from captivity in Operation Homecoming between February 12 and April 1, 1973.

Courtesy: INC 42, The Startup newsletter.


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Southeast Asian fashion marketplace Zilingo has raised $226 Mn in Series D funding from Sequoia Capital, Temasek, Burda Principal Investments, Sofina, Singapore investment fund EDBI along with existing investors.
AI-driven hyperlocal concierge app Dunzo has raised $3.1 Mn (INR 22.49 Cr) in a Series C funding round, as the company plans on investing on brand marketing along with setting up of infrastructure and for routine operations.
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