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Digital Assets: Andreessen Horowitz Launches Fourth Crypto Fund, Totaling $4.5B

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Since the advent of computing in the 1940s, there has been a “major computing cycle” every 10-15 years, including PCs in the ‘80s, the internet in the ‘90s, and mobile computing in the ‘00s. The team at Andreessen Horowitz believes that blockchains will “power the… Read More

Round13 Introduces Fund to Invest in Blockchain, Digital Asset Market

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Round13, a Canadian VC firm with approximately $700 million in assets under management, has introduced a “dedicated” fund to invest in the emerging blockchain and digital asset market. As noted in an update shared with CI, the crypto native fund has “raised US$70 million of… Read More

Percent’s Corporate Loans to Provide Access to Venture Debt for Early-Stage VC-Backed Startups

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Percent, the platform powering the “future” of private markets, recently announced the launch of Corporate Loans, which offers VC-backed startups “a fast and seamless way to tap minimally-dilutive venture debt financing options – amid a slowing pace in growth-stage VC equity rounds.” Via its proprietary… Read More

Famous Fintech Investor Nigel Morris Comments on Venture Funding Environment

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The venture community is getting gloomy, chattering about deal volume, down rounds, and a dismal economy. From war in Ukraine, too much government spending, and rocketing inflation chased by the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates, things look bad. It does not help that markets… Read More

Venture Capital Funding to Irish Technology Firms Increased by 52% to Nearly €380M in Q1: Report

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Venture capital funding into Irish tech companies increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of 2022, when compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published recently in association with William Fry…. Read More

Infinity Ventures Announces $158M Fintech, e-Commerce Venture Fund

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Infinity Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing in founders building across fintech infrastructure and commerce enablement, today announced its inaugural $158 million fund. Since their first close in June 2021, Infinity Ventures has funded 11 companies. Infinity Ventures was co-founded by Jeremy Jonker, Jay Ganatra… Read More

Yieldstreet Adds Startup Investments in Greycroft Partnership

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Digital alternative investment platform Yieldstreet is now letting people invest in startups, the company announced today. The first companies include established startups Fetch Rewards and Flutterwave. The arrangement is made in partnership with venture capital investment firm Greycroft, which has more than $2 billion in… Read More

White Star Capital, a Tech VC Platform, Announces Second Digital Asset Fund

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White Star Capital, a multi-stage tech venture capital investment platform that backs founders building interantional businesses, announced the initial close of its second Digital Asset Fund (DAF II). The fund, which will continue to invest in crypto-networks and early-stage blockchain or DLT-powered Web3 businesses, with… Read More

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

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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

Dublin’s Delta Partners Announces New VC Fund

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Dublin-headquartered VC firm Delta Partners has confirmed the introduction of its new venture capital fund which will reportedly invest into various seed and early-stage tech  companies across Ireland. The new fund has reached an initial close with Bank of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland as key… Read More

European Founders Want “More Control,” Alternative Financing Could Help, Capchase Claims

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2021 was a “watershed” moment for the European technology startup ecosystem, according to an update from Capchase. More than $100 billion was invested in companies/businesses across the continent – “more than triple the amount in 2020.” This has put founders in a “rare” – and… Read More

Katie Haun’s Crypto VC Fund Secures $1.5B After She Left Andreessen Horowitz in December

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Katie Haun, a former federal prosecutor, is currently focused on cryptocurrency investing. Her VC company has acquired $1.5 billion in capital. Haun Ventures confirmed the launch of a $500 million early-stage fund and another $1 billion in funding for more established firms that are focused… Read More

Buffalo, New York Now Ranks as One of the Fastest-Growing Startup Ecosystems in the US: Report

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Following Buffalo’s inclusion as one of America’s “fastest-growing” startup cities in the York IE Fastest-Growing Startup Cities Report, Invest Buffalo Niagara, the area’s private-sector economic development and business attraction organization, announced that the former industrial town “saw record-breaking growth in its tech sector.” Buffalo’s startup… Read More

Okcoin, Stacks, Combine to Launch $165M Bitcoin-Focused VC Program

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Okcoin, a cryptocurrency platform, along with the Stacks Accelerator and Stacks Foundation, today announced the launch of the Bitcoin Odyssey, a year-long pledge among venture firms to deploy $165 million collectively into solutions for accelerating bitcoin adoption. The participating firms—which include Digital Currency Group, GSR,… Read More

Fintech Funding Volumes Decline Slightly Following Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Report

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Venture capitalists’ enthusiasm or eagerness to invest in Fintech platforms, which ranked as one of the most active industry segments for startup investments in 2021, is showing signs of slowing down. During the last few weeks, a total of 51 Fintech firms secured a total… Read More

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

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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

State of Private Markets Report from Carta: Astonishing New High in Rounds, Funds Raised in Past Year

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In order to assist investors, company founders, and workers with making informed decisions and benchmark past performance, Carta has shared key insights from their private market data. Carta points out in an extensive report that this past year saw an “astonishing new high in rounds… Read More

CoinList Seed Introduces Winter 2022 Accelerator Members

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The roster for CoinList Seed’s Winter 2022 batch is proof positive venture capital funding for blockchain startups is as strong as ever, the company said. Between 2020 and 2021 VC funding for blockchain-based startups soared from $3.1 billion in 2020 to $25.2 billion only one… Read More

Fintech Sweater Secures $12M via Seed Round Co-led by Motivate VC, Akuna Capital

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Sweater, a Fintech firm building the “first” fully-managed venture capital fund that is open to “everyday investors,” recently finalized a $12 million seed round. Sweater’s investment round has been co-led by Motivate VC and Akuna Capital, with participation from Jeffrey Cruttenden (Co-founder of Acorns), Eli… Read More

Swedish VC Wellstreet Introduces Fintech Fund with Anticipated Total of $40M

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Swedish VC company Wellstreet has introduced a Fintech fund with an expected total of around $40 million. The funds will reportedly be directed towards early-stage B2B and infrastructure tech firms promoting greater overall efficiency in the international banking and Fintech sectors. Supported by experienced industry… Read More

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