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Corporate Venture Capital Rebounds in Q1 2024, Driven By $100M+ Mega-Rounds – Research Report

Corporate venture capital funding rebounds in Q1’24, driven by $100M+ mega-rounds, according to an update from CBInsights. CBInsights noted that Corporate venture capital (CVC) had “a solid quarter in Q1’24, with CVC-backed funding increasing by 26% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), greater than the venture market as a… Read More

Accel Raises $650 Million to Fund Early Stage Ventures in Israel, Europe

Stating they are one of the very few VC firms that are truly global, Accel is reporting that it is raising a $650 million fund to support early-stage ventures in Europe and Israel. Accel opened its London office in 2000 as one of the first… Read More

VC Fundraising Market Remained Slow in Q1 2024 But Valuations Held Steady – Carta Private Markets Report

Carta has released their State of Private Markets: Q1 2024 report. Carta notes that the venture capital fundraising market “remained slow in Q1 2024, but valuations held steady or climbed at almost every stage.” Carta also mentions that the startup fundraising market “got off to… Read More

Fintech Deal Activity Across M&A, Private Firm Financings and IPOs Remained Steady YoY – Report

A collective sense of measured “optimism” developed throughout Q1 2024, as the S&P 500 recorded its best-performing first quarter since 2019, the FT Partners team noted in a research report covering Fintech ecosystem developments. The Fintech focused research report from FT Partners pointed out that… Read More

Brian D. Evans from BDE Ventures Shares Insights on Crypto’s Bull Run from a VC Perspective

As the bull market continues, VC Brian D. Evans shares insights on how projects and founders can best approach and take advantage of the current bull run. He also comments on the difference in approach between a bull market in traditional finance vs. the crypto… Read More

UK VC Funding Down Over 30% YoY in Q1 2024 – Research Report

The UK experienced a year-on-year (YoY) decline in venture capital (VC) funding deal volume and value during the first quarter (Q1) of 2024 as investor sentiment remained weak, the GlobalData report noted. A total of 281 VC deals of worth $2.7 billion were announced during… Read More

Nicholas Brathwaite from Celesta Capital Comments on Current State of Tech Ecosystem in Canada

Canada is becoming an increasingly viable landscape for investment activity thanks to its favorable regulatory environment, a flourishing tech sector, and the country’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship. As Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to ramp up its generative AI capabilities, the Silicon Valley giant has actively… Read More

Fintech Funding Falls 16% in Q1 2024, Despite Rise in Overall Venture Capital

In the first quarter of 2024, funding for fintech startups saw a 16% decline from the previous quarter, contrasting with an 11% increase in overall venture funding, which reached $58.4 billion, according to the latest CB Insights Q1 2024 State of Venture Report. The fintech… Read More

Ellipsis Labs Raises $20m in Series A to Propel DeFi Innovation

Ellipsis Labs, a player in the development of on-chain exchange technologies, has announced raising a total of $20 million in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Paradigm, with significant contributions from Electric Capital, highlighting strong investor confidence in Ellipsis Labs’ potential… Read More

RevRoad Explains How It Helps Portfolio Companies Grow in a Sustainable Manner

RevRoad explains that their platform provides growing companies with what they really need, which includes everything from a starter team to business services. RevRoad says that they are a venture services firm that helps portfolio companies grow “with a team and essential services for up… Read More

Private Equity Fundraising Declined Globally to $554B in Past Year – Report

Private equity fundraising declined by around 1.2% globally to $554 billion last year, according to data shared by PitchBook. And the number of funds declined by around 46% to 647 from 1,192. Funds of $5 billion or more reportedly accounted for almost 50% of 2023’s… Read More

Qatar Investment Authority to Launch VC Fund of Funds

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to launch Qatar’s “first” venture capital (VC) Fund of Funds, a strategic investment program to foster innovation in Qatar. The Fund of Funds program will “invest more than USD 1 billion in international and regional venture capital funds.” The… Read More

Fintech NayaOne Acquires $4.7M, Will Boost Sandbox Platform

NayaOne has announced a $4.7 million funding round led by EJF Capital, with Valley Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Valley Bank and Carthona Capital also on board. This investment is a testament to NayaOne’s growth and potential “to transform financial services with its… Read More

Journey from First to Sophomore Funds Has Never Been More Challenging, Analysis Reveals

Recent PitchBook data shows that the journey from a first to a sophomore fund has never been so challenging. Historically, when we examine the period from 2006 to 2018, 63% of first-time managers had been able to secure a second fund, however, the present environment… Read More

China’s VC Funding Dips in January 2024 Amid Global Declines

China’s venture capital (VC) market experienced a noticeable decline in January, with a total of 251 VC funding deals amounting to $2.6 billion, according to the latest analysis by GlobalData, a premier data and analytics firm. This represents an 8.4% decrease in deal volume and… Read More

Gloomy: Global Private Equity, VC Cratered in 2023

  CI has reported on the moribund activity for venture capital and private equity for some time now. Again and again, we receive reports that VC and PE cratered in 2023. Today, once again, S&P Global Market Intelligence has shared another gloomy report stating that… Read More

Venture Market Downshifts Further with Dealmaking and Funding Totals Declining Considerably – Report

The venture market downshifts further in 2023, with dealmaking and funding totals falling to 6-year lows, according to an update shared by CBInsights. Q4’23 was the “harshest” quarter for global VC in 6 years, the CBInsights team noted. However, the down market has “revealed a… Read More

Canapi Ventures, the Fintech VC Fund, Raises $750 Million Fund II

Canapi Ventures, the fintech venture capital fund backed by nearly 70 financial institutions and strategic investors across the United States, announced earlier this month the raise of a $750 million Fund II. Canapi is backed by the Canapi Alliance, the fund’s unique network of strategic… Read More

British Business Bank Research: UK’s VC Funds Continue to Perform Well Compared to US and European Counterparts

Research from the British Business Bank, UK Venture Capital Financial Returns 2023, finds UK venture capital funds continue “to perform well overall compared to their US and European counterparts, but top performing UK funds lag behind leading US funds.” Historically, US VC financial returns “were… Read More

VCs Claim AI Leads Innovation, But Are Cautiously Optimistic about IPOs and Cognizant of Geopolitical Risk – Report

PitchBook,  a Morningstar company providing comprehensive, accurate, and “hard-to-find” data for professionals doing business in the private markets, notes in an update that VCs say AI [artificial intelligence] leads innovation, are cautiously optimistic about IPOs, and are cognizant of geopolitical risk. In a note from… Read More

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