Tagged: venture capital

Calgary, Alberta’s Allied Venture Partners Confirms they’ve Invested $1M+ into Early-Stage Tech Firms

Allied Venture Partners confirmed on July 23, 2021, that they have invested over $1 million into early-stage tech startups while helping to close almost $13 million in total funding since their October 2020 debut. Based in Calgary, Alberta, AlliedVP invests in early-stage tech firms from… Read More

DeFi: Venture Studio Thesis Announces $21M Series A

dollarVenture studio Thesis has completed a $21 million Series A round. Participants include ParaFi Capital, Nascent, Fenbushi Capital, Polychain Capital, and Draper Associates along with Kain Warwick, James Prestwich, Viktor and Lisa Bunin, and Josh Cincinnati. Founded in 2014, Thesis’ portfolio includes Fold, Keep, Saddle… Read More

France – Venture Capital Trends: 17 Unicorns

  France, not always at the top of mind when it comes to innovative tech firms, is gaining traction when it comes to VC funding of innovative young firms. According to research by Avolta Partners, a boutique investment bank, there are now 17 unicorns in… Read More

USA Still Tops for VC, PE Investment: Report

Some old favorites top the list of the most attractive countries to invest in post-COVID-19, the 2021 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index reveal.  The USA takes the top spot, with the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and Canada rounding out the top five…. Read More

VC Bill Gurley Explains Why Direct Listings Are Better Than IPOs

While people like free stuff, what they like better is easy money, and the traditional IPO process is essentially that for a privileged few, venture capitalist Bill Gurley said in a recent blog post. Gurley makes a compelling argument for direct listings over IPOs in… Read More

Numerous Late Stage, Outsized VC Deals in Q1 in the US Boosted Average Pre-Money Valuations to Record Highs: Report

Early- and late-stage venture capital experienced “sharp expansions” in pre-money valuations as the “rapid cadence” of VC deal-making from 2020 spilled over into Q1 2021, according to the latest US VC Valuations Report 2021 from Pitchbook. The report notes that for the early stage, both… Read More

PayPal Invests An Additional $50 Million in Black & Latinx-Led Venture Capital Funds As Part of $535 Million Commitment

  PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) announced on Wednesday it will invest an additional $50 million in 11 Black- and Latinx-led early-stage venture capital funds, including Aperture Venture Capital; Collab Capital; Interlace Ventures; Kapor Capital; MaC Venture Capital; Noemis Ventures; Seae Ventures; SV LATAM Capital; and three… 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

Fintech VC QED Investors Unveils $12 Million Fund For Seed & Pre-Seed Startups in Latin America

    Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday it has closed a $12 million network-driven fund to support both seed and pre-seed fintech startups in Latin America. QED reported that the fund will expand its reach across geographies, business models, and teams…. 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

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… Read More

Indian B2B Healthcare Service Provider Biddano, which Leverages Artificial Intelligence Driven Model, Plans to Secure $10M via Series A

B2B healthcare service provider Biddano is planning to streamline offline pharma distribution networks by bridging key supply chain gaps between distributors and chemists. The company leverages the latest technology to develop its platform and is currently looking to expand its network to 25 cities across… Read More

Clocktower Group’s Venture Capital Investment Arm Launches Latin America Fintech Fund

Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital investment arm within Clocktower Group, announced on Wednesday the launch of its first venture capital fund dedicated to financial services innovation in Latin America. CTV confirmed it has already held a first closing and is targeting a $25… Read More

Outdated Process for Setting up Venture Capital Funds has been Entry Barrier for “New Voices” in the Business, Carta Explains

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, notes that VC investors have underwritten “massive transformations in technology, society and culture.” However, there have been certain changes to the actual investment process, Carta explains. Although… Read More

Patient Capital: UK Institutional Investors are Missing Out on Value Created by UK High-Growth Companies

Judith Hartley, CEO of British Patient Capital, has distributed feedback on the just-published British Business Bank Small Business Finance Markets Report. Hartley believes that while unicorns are an indicator of success that many firms never achieve unicorn status yet still deliver strong returns. Hartley says… Read More

VC Firm Thomvest Talks Fintech: “Increasingly Complex Financial Transactions Are Moving Online”

Thomvest is a VC firm that is heavy into Fintech with investments in firms like SoFi and Figure or Kabbage and Creditjusto. Several investments (IE Kabbage and SoFi) have been successfully exited, while others remain portfolio companies. Overall, Thomvest touts 9 investments in unicorns and… 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

Venture Capital Funding Secured by UK Firms Reached Highest Level During Q4 2020: Report

The total value of venture capital secured by UK-based firms surged to the highest level in Q4 2020 according to estimates from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence. UK firms secured £2.4 billion in capital from 137 different deals during the last three months of 2020, which is… 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

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