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Dow Jones: European VC Investment Drops in Q1 of 2018

Dow Jones VentureSource is out with their quarterly report and their numbers indicate a decline in venture capital funding during the first quarter of 2018. According to the report, investment declined by 16% in the number of funds and delivered a 29% drop in capital… Read More

Early Stage Investing vs. Real Estate Investing: Similarities and Differences

Both venture capital (VC) investing and real estate investing involve some level of risk assessment, they both have the potential for big returns, and investors have the opportunity to help someone else reach a desired goal. Despite this common ground, there are some distinct differences…. Read More

Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals & ABBA Pledge $9M+ Upcoming COMSA ICO

Tech Bureau Corp, a fintech and cryptocurrency solutions company, announced that leading Japanese VCs pledged over $9M investment in COMSA’s ICO. Nippon Technology Venture Partners, FISCO Capitals and ABBALab Inc will invest in COMSA ICO tokens and XEM. COMSA, a complete Initial Coin Offering fundraising… Read More

Draper Esprit Adds £160 Million to Finance European Tech Companies

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has raised £100 million via new and existing investors. The listed VC said a further £60m in new capital has been raised via their EIS, VCT and secondary co-investment funds which invest alongside their PLC. The additional capital, totaling £160… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Updates on Progress Since IPO

Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a publicly traded venture capital firm, has provided an update since its IPO back in June 2016.  According to management, the VC has been “very active” since its admission to AIM & ESM. Draper Esprit was originally launched in… Read More

Crowdfund Research Founder Jake Fisher: There’s a Need to Educate Investors

Crowdfund Insider interviewed Jake Fisher to discuss his new startup, Crowdfund Research, which launched earlier this month. What can you find on their page? “Our mission is to provide crowdfunding investors with the same level of research a VC fund would perform. We do this by… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Expands Presence in Ireland with the Appointment of Nicola McClafferty

Venture capital firm Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has appointed Nicola McClafferty to the Dublin office. She will join Brian Caulfield as the VC seeks to identify the next generation of Irish tech firms poised for success. McClafferty was most recently CEO of  Covetique.com, a… Read More

Innovate Finance Report on VC Investment into Fintech: Up Globally, Down in the UK

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global Fintech investment. According to their numbers, global venture capital into Fintech jumped by 10.9% to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals. Meanwhile, VC Fintech investment dropped by 33.7% in the  UK.  Global Fintech investment surpassed… Read More

Bank Central Asia of Indonesia Invests $15M in Fintech

Indonesia’s largest private bank, Bank Central Asia (BCA), is investing 200 billion rupiah (approximately $15 million) in fintech, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.  The BCA acquired Central Capital Ventura, which will invest in fintech companies that are deemed most beneficial to BCA’s financial service… Read More

PwC / CBInsights: US VC Backed Deals Tank in Q4 of 2016

In a discouraging sign, investment in venture capital backed companies tanked in Q4 of 2016. This is according to the PwC / CBInsights MoneyTree Report. Both deals and dollars sagged, 16% and 20% respectively. The report said the global market experienced a similar decline with… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

Brexit Fallout? Report Says VC Activity Declined to Lowest Level in Years

What we do know about the Brexit is that uncertainty equals risk. And additional risk compels investors to become more cautious in their actions. With so many unknowns regarding the ramifications of the Brexit decision, it is going to take some time to sort things… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

$13.8B for Global Funding for VC-Backed Fintech Firms; Payments, Lending & Blockchain Lead Way

2015 was the year that financial technology entered the mainstream, claims the new report “Pulse of Fintech” from KPMG and CB Insights (see also the University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance  seminal benchmarking surveys last year), which estimates that VC-backed fintech firms around the world secured $13.8 billion in… Read More

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

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

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

CEO Jon Medved Discusses Australian Regulations, Innovation Finance and OurCrowd’s Unique “Tasty Blend” of Crowdfunding

Jon Medved, the prominent globetrotting entrepreneur and charismatic founder of OurCrowd, caught up with ABC’s Business Correspondent Ticky Fullerton as part of a segment on new reforms on crowdfunding for small businesses and startups in Australia. Complimenting PM Malcom Turnbull’s deep understanding of tech and innovation… Read More

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

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

Dow Jones Agrees: European Venture Capital is Booming

Last week Crowdfund Insider shared a report by KPMB/CB Insights that quantified the rocketing venture capital sector – at least in part fueled by a growing population of Unicorns.  Today Dow Jones VentureSource chimes in on Europe stating VC capital accumulation more than doubled in… Read More

Venrex Raises £1 Million on Seedrs Opening Up VC Investments to Wider Audience

“We are on a mission to democratise the venture capital investment business” In a pivotal offer, VC firm Venrex will raise £ 1 million in capital on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs allowing ordinary investors to join an investment fund that is typically reserved for the wealthy… Read More

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