Tagged: venture capital

Target Global Launches €100M Fund for Fintech Companies in Europe & Israel

Target Global, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, has closed on a new €100 million fund focused on early stage investments in marketplace, mobility, Insurtech, Regtech and Fintech. Target Global Early Stage Fund I will invest in Seed and A rounds, and is expected… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Partnership With Worth Capital

On Tuesday, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced its collaboration with London-based venture capital firm Worth Capital to help support, fund and grow its network of entrepreneurs on their journey to disrupt the landscape of their sectors. The funding portal revealed: “Through this relationship, our Crowdcube… Read More

Draper Esprit Announces 43% Increase In Gross Primary Portfolio Value

Draper Espirit (LSE:GROW), an AIM listed venture capital firm backing promising digital technology companies, has announced their results for the end of the year, the 31st of March. Simon Cook, the CEO Draper Esprit, commented: “At the time of the IPO in June 2016, we… Read More

Innovate Finance: Global Fintech Investment Hits $6.5 Billion, UK Fintech Investment Jumps 37%

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global VC investment into Fintech. According to their numbers, the first half of 2017 saw $6.5 billion of VC investment into 787 Fintech deals globally. This was a dramatic decline of 45% versus the same period year… Read More

Partech Ventures Closes 7th Venture Fund at €400 Million

Partech Ventures has closed its seventh venture fund at the €400 million cap, for its program spanning pre-seed, seed, venture to growth stages over the past eighteen months. Partech states the fund has been oversubscribed, bringing together thirty major European and U.S. investors along with business angels,… Read More

French Venture Capital Firm Breega Announces New €100 Million Fund Directed Towards European Fintech & Insurtech Startups

Breega Capital, a France-based venture capital firm, announced this week its new venture fund, Breega Capital Venture 2, which is aimed towards startups in the fintech and insurtech sectors. The fund offers startups €100 million ($113 million). Founded in 2013, Breega describes itself as a… Read More

Q1 2017 Report: European Venture Capital Rebound

Dow Jones Venturesource is out with their most recent European Venture Capital report and, according to them, the numbers are good for the first quarter of 2017. While the total amount of venture funding raised in Q1 2017 is below Q1 2016, the numbers are… Read More

London Fintech Meniga Raises €7.5 million

Earlier this week, Fintech firm Meniga raised €7.5 million in investments for their digital banking platform. This money was invested, or rather reinvested, primarily by Nordic venture capitalists. Leading this round of funding was Industrifonden, a venture capital firm based in Norway. They were joined by… Read More

Fintech Deals in South East Asia Hit Record Numbers in 2016

The total number of venture-backed deals to fintech companies in South East Asia (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) reached record highs in 2016 according to data released by CB Insights recently. Deals Up, Dollars Down 2016 saw 71 total deals in the… Read More

KPMG Fintech Report: Fintech Investment Declined in 2016 But Still Robust

KPMG published their quarterly Fintech report last week. The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016, shares both quarterly and full year numbers for global Fintech investment. According to the report, investments and mergers value dropped from $46.7 billion in 2015 to $24.7 billion in 2016. KPMG… 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

Nyca Partners Announcement: Latest Venture Capital Fund Receives Over $125 Million in Total Commitments

Venture capital and advisory firm, Nyca Partners (Nyca), announced on Friday its latest venture capital fund received more than $125 million in total commitments. The company reports that over the course of the next 30 months, its founder, former Visa president, and LendingClub chairman, Han Morris,… Read More

Fintech Startup Alpaca Secures $1.75 Million During Latest Venture Round

Alpaca, a California-based Fintech startup building AI and database technology for financial trading, on Tuesday the closing of its venture round, which has secured $1.75 million. Participants of the latest round include D4V, a joint-venture fund by IDEO and Genuine Startups, Monex Ventures of Monex… Read More

Dow Jones European Venture Capital Report Shows Increase in Q4

Venture Capital investment into European companies increased in Q4 in comparison to Q3 2016 and the same quarter year prior. This is according to Dow Jones European Venture Capital Report that described Q4 as a “rebound”. Dow Jones tallied 19 European venture capital funds raising €1.60… 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

Canada Fintech Vy for Top Global Ranking; Investments Reach Highest Level

In addition to Asia’s steady to accelerated growth in the fintech sector, we can now add Canada’s success in the industry.  According to a Reuters report, Canada’s fintech companies saw last year their highest levels of VC-backed investments in nearly two decades.  This occurred even… Read More

Europe: Q3 VC Fundraising Drops

Dow Jones VentureSource is reporting that Q3 2016 venture capital declined noticeably in comparison to Q2 and slightly versus same quarter year prior. The report states that 20 European venture capital funds raised €1.23 billion during 3Q 2016. Comparing 2Q 2016, total capital raised experienced… Read More

PwC: $10.6 Billion in Venture Capital During Q3, a Decline From Year Prior

PwC has published a report on venture capital indicating that $10.6 went into early stage companies during the 3rd quarter of 2016. The MoneyTree Report, based on data provided by ThomsonReuters, showed that venture capital declined by 36% in total number of deals and by… Read More

Tech Coast Angels MIT / Harvard Report: Angel Returns Superior to VCs

Tech Coast Angels has enlisted the assistance of Josh Lerner from the Harvard Business School and Antoinette Schoar from MIT to research angel investing and the overall impact on the companies they fund.  The report (embedded below) indicates that angel networks have a demonstrably positive… Read More