Tagged: venture capital

Chinese VC Firm Pando Group Invests $2M In Israeli Fintech Hub ‘The Floor’

Moises Cohen the floor

Israel’s fintech scene is a can’t-miss these days. As a recent example, Chinese venture capital firm Pando Group has invested US$2 million (HK$15.53 million) in Israeli financial technology (fintech) hub The Floor in Tel Aviv, notes the South China Morning Post. The funds support the creation of… Read More

Can Crowdfunding and Venture Capital Coexist?

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  The democratization of startup funding promised by the JOBS Act has already begun, with a handful of Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding offerings already qualified by the SEC to raise capital and many others in the process of gaining qualification. Considering the early interest in… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

Lawrence Wintermeyer

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

OurCrowd Founder and CEO Jon Medved Shares his Vision on Crowdfunding, Startups, SPVs and Liberal Arts

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  “I think that what OurCrowd and others have done in this space until now has been quite subversive and wonderful and democratic.” OurCrowd, which is run by serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jon Medved, has put at least $170 million to work in roughly… Read More

OneVest Launches “1000 Angels” to Reinvent Venture Capital

1000 Angels OneVest

Onevest, a New York based investment crowdfunding platform focused on funding start-up entities, has announced the launching today of its new “1,000 Angles” crowdfunding vehicle. Touted as the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” Onevest seeks to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed… Read More

Coming Up: Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) To Announce Crowdfunding Regulation

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Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, or OJK, will announce a countrywide crowdfunding regulation next week, said OJK Chairman Muliaman Hadad, according to DealStreetAsia. The regulation will be simple and allow startups open access to funding, he added. The upcoming regulation would lay out plans for promoting VC businesses and for establishing new… Read More

Israeli Mobile Software Company Lightricks Secures $10M During Funding Round Led By Carmel Ventures

Dr. Zeev Farbman

Lightricks, a developer of premium image processing software for mobile, announced today the closing of its first external financing, in the amount of $10 million led by Israeli venture capital firm, Carmel Ventures In less than two and a half years since its founding, Lightricks… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin: “We Believe Everyone Deserves One Opportunity to See Whether or Not the World or the Crowd Wants to Fund Them”

Slava Rubin, Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell

As more and more companies are turning to crowdfunding for extra funds, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin is encouraging everyone with a project idea to use the global platform. During a recent interview with MarketWatch, Rubin stated that he, along with the rest of the Indiegogo crew,… Read More

NIN Ventures Names Dr. Sunil Patel as a Board Advisor & Venture Partner

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On Wednesday, Chicago-based NIN Ventures announced that it has added Dr. Sunil Patel to its roster as a board advisor and venture partner. The venture capital fund stated: “Our goal as NIN Ventures is to invest in disruptive technologies. With that in mind, we are… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Emerging as Viable Alternative for Energy Efficient Tech

Lux Research

Venture funding for energy-efficient building technologies swelled to $944 million in 2014, with total funding during 2012 to 2014 higher than any three-year period over the last 15 years, according to Lux Research. From 2012 to 2014, venture capitalists poured a record $2.64 billion into this… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Hubbub Hits Over £405,000 During Final Days on Crowdcube

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Seeking to expand its growing platform, university crowdfunding website Hubbub launched an equity campaign on Crowdcube to raise £250,000. In order to raise the funds, the company decided to offer 8.12% ownership for each backer. Not only did it raise the initial goal, the campaign finished… Read More

Collaborative Fund Teams Up With CircleUP to Invest $4 Million in B Corps

Collaborative Fund

New York-based venture firm, Collaborative Fund has partnered with crowdfunding platform, CircleUp to invest $4 million into certified B Corps. According to Wall Street Journal, CircleUp has already helped nine certified B Corps raise $10.2 million in equity funding from accredited angel investors. One of… Read More

John Mullins: The Trouble with VC Funding (Video)

The Customer Funded Business

Professor John Mullins, from the London Business School, authored a book entitled “The Customer Funded Business”. He recently visited the studios of CNBC to share his perspective on how some VCs can be injurious to a business. Mullins states that running a business is a… Read More