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QED Investors Hires New Principal to Focus on Early Stage Fintechs

QED Investors, one of the most active and successful VCs in the Fintech sector, has selected a new Principal. According to QED, San Francisco-based Victoria Zuo will be aiding QED to seek promising young early-stage Fintech firms. Prior to joining QED, Zuo helped lead fintech… Read More

VC Investment in Crypto-Blockchain Firms Continues – Miami Went Hyperbolic in 2021

Even while the Chairman of the SEC pounds the enforcement drums on digital assets and the firms that trade, them venture capital funding in these firms continue to be robust. According to recent data from Pitchbook, 2021 was a blowout year as capital flowed into… Read More

Active Fintech VC, Alumni Venture Group, is Target of Administrative Action, Settles with SEC, as well as New Hampshire and Massachusetts

The Alumni Venture Group (AVG), previously operating as Launch Angels, has settled allegations leveled by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as securities regulators in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. AVG is a Massachusetts LLC and its CEO Michael Collins is headquartered in… Read More

Are DAOs the Future of Venture Capital in Blockchain? Hatu Sheikh Sees a Place for Them

All venture capital is not created equal, especially when it flows into newer areas of technology such as blockchain, DAO Maker co-founder and CSO Hatu Sheikh cautions. DAO Maker creates growth technologies and funding frameworks for startups, while simultaneously reducing risks for investors. Sheikh said… Read More

Sure Valley Completes £85 Million Close of Software Tech Fund

Sure Valley Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in high-growth software companies in sectors such as the Metaverse, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, has completed an £85m first close of a £95m UK software technology fund. This includes a £50m investment from the British Business… Read More

Pitchbook Researchers Say We’re at Potential Inflection Point in VC and Financial Markets, as Rising Interest Rates Continue

The early stage continues to resemble the “late stage of years past.” Last year, the median early-stage valuation surged 50% YoY to $45.0 million. This value represents a greater median than the late stage only a few years ago “and illustrates the tsunami of capital… Read More

France: The Year The Startup Ecosystem Shattered Records

Avolta Partners has distributed a note highlighting the gangbuster year for the French startup ecosystem. Avolta is a French boutique investment bank that is participating in this sector that says it is one the most active M&A firms in Europe in the tech industry, including… Read More

Publicly Traded VC Firm Draper Esprit Rebrands as Molten Ventures

Draper Esprit (LSE:GROW) is rebranding to Molten Ventures. Draper Esprit trades on the London Stock Exchange as well as the Euronext Growth Market in Dublin, and is included in the FTSE 250. The venture capital firm has invested in numerous Fintechs including companies like Revolut,… Read More

QED Investors Raises $1.05 Billion Fund to Invest in Fintechs

QED Investors, a top VC firm that focuses on Fintechs, has raised a sizeable $1.05 billion new fund in an over-subscribed offering, according to the firm. The capital includes $550 million in QED’s Fund VII for early-stage investing and an initial $500 million for our new… Read More

QED Investors Has Busy Q2: Morris

The recently completed second quarter was a busy one for QED Investors, co-founder and managing partner Nigel Morris said in a recent investor update. So far this year QED has invested in 14 companies, Morris said, while describing the pace of deal-making as “frenetic”. Seven… Read More

Cross River VC Firm Has Fintech Focus

Cross River Bank seeks to extend its reach as a provider of fintech services through its new venture capital firm. Cross River Digital Ventures looks for companies which blend lending, payments, investing and fintech and which can bring further value to Cross River, “Cross River… Read More

CEO of British Patient Capital Wants More UK Institutional Money Going into Venture Funding

Judith Hartley, CEO of British Patient Capital – a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has commented on the lack of UK institutional capital going into venture capital. British Patient Capital manages a £2.5 billion investment program that seeks to facilitate £5 billion of institutional… Read More

Mouro Capital: UK Venture Capital Concern About Government Dominance Unfounded

Manuel Silva Martinez, General Partner at Mouro Capital, says that concerns about the UK venture capital industry is entirely unfounded. In the UK, venture firms are the most common equity investors in early-stage UK companies. VCs top both investment crowdfunding platforms as well as individual… Read More

Coinbase Investor Andreessen Horowitz Might be Launching New $1 Billion Cryptocurrency focused Fund: Report

Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile VC companies that invests in “software eating the world,” is reportedly planning or looking into establishing a new fund of around $1 billion. According to a report from the FT, this new fund would make strategic investments… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

Finch Capital’s New Fund to Target Fintech, AI Startups in Europe

Finch Capital, a UK and Netherlands based VC firm, has closed on a new fund – Europe III – raising €150 million to invest in Fintechs and artificial intelligence (AI) startups in the financial services sector. Finch said it will target Series A and B… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Startups are Ripe for Investors Looking for the World’s Next Generation of Tech Stars

Emerging from the pandemic while other regions are still in the midst of crisis is giving the region an advantage.  The venture market in Southeast Asia has grown exponentially in the last five years but it’s not too late for LPs to dive in. While… Read More

Noted Fintech VC QED Investors Expands into Southeast Asia

Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors has announced an expansion into Southeast Asia. It already invests in early-stage Fintechs in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Fintech in Asia has experienced a boom in early-stage ventures and while investments may ebb and rise it… Read More

Forward Thinking Bank Santander Spins Off Fintech VC Segment, Renames Mouro Capital, Dedicated Funds Rise to $400 Million Following Big Returns

Santander Innoventures is going it alone. The venture capital subsidiary of Banco Santander is being spun off and renamed as Mouro Capital. The new entity is also receiving additional capital from the bank as Santander will double the amount of dedicated funds going from $200… Read More

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