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How The Coronavirus May Cripple Venture Capital But Could be a Boon for Equity Crowdfunding

It’s no secret that there has always been a disconnect between the Venture Capital (VC) industry and the Startups that they fund. VCs are the embodiment of old school funding and their investments have, until recently, been the judge, jury, and executioner for countless innovation… Read More

Alon Goren, Partner at VC Firm Draper Goren Holm , Discusses Blockchain & Digital Securities

Alon Goren is well known in the Fintech space having been an early thought leader and supporter of the investment crowdfunding sector. When the JOBS Act was signed into law, Goren was in the thick of things seeing the opportunity of online capital formation. Over… Read More

London-based Augmentum Fintech Invests £7.5 Million into Online Bookkeeping Solution Provider, Receipt Bank

Augmentum Fintech PLC (LON:AUGM), an investment firm currently focused on the Fintech industry, recently revealed that it had invested £7.5 million (appr. $9.8 million) into UK-based online bookkeeping solution provider, Receipt Bank. Augmentum’s latest investment has come as part of Receipt Bank’s £55 million (appr…. Read More

Fintech Focused VC Luge Capital Reports Fund Now at $85 Million

Luge Capital is reporting that iA Financial Group and BDC Capital have invested in the Fintech-focused VC fund, bringing the total size to $85 million. BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. Luge is a Canada based… Read More

Report: US VC Funding Declines in Q3, Fintech Deals Decline Too

US venture capital funding fell in the third quarter of 2019 as both funding levels and the number of deals both declined. As funding dips, the Unicorn herd has hit a new record as there are currently 180 private companies valued at over $1 billion…. Read More

Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… Read More

Dragonfly Capital Announces $100 Million Crypto Fund

Dragonfly Capital Partners has launched a new $100 million crypto fund. The team at Dragonfly is led by Alexander Pack, formerly with Bain Capital Ventures, a partner at AngelList, and a general partner investor in Polychain Capital. Pack is joined by Bo Feng, a VC… Read More

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

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