Tagged: venture capital

JP Morgan to Acquire Aumni, a Provider of Investment Analytics Software

J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aumni, a provider of investment analytics software to the venture capital industry. Financial terms of the transaction “were not disclosed and closing is expected in the first half of 2023.”… Read More

Fintech Investments: TTV Capital Closes Fund VI at $250M to Invest in Financial Tech Firms

TTV Capital, an early-stage fintech venture capital firm, recently announced that it has closed its sixth fund at $250 million, the largest since the firm was founded over two decades ago. The fundraise, which originally “targeted $150 million, saw overwhelming interest and was oversubscribed by… Read More

Energy Market Price Discovery Platform Tallarium Secures $1.6M Investment

Tallarium, providers of unique trade analytics for price discovery in off-exchange energy markets, announces that it has secured additional investment from XTX Ventures, the venture capital arm of leading algorithmic trading company XTX Markets, and Reciprocal, a venture capital firm. The companies have “provided a… Read More

Web 3.0 Development: Tim Draper Leads Investment Round for EtherMail, the Web3 Email Provider

EtherMail, the Web3 Email Solution setting the standard for anonymous and encrypted wallet-to-wallet communication, has successfully “raised $4 million USD in a pre-Series A funding round led by Tim Draper and Draper Associates, a global venture capital firm investing in industry transforming companies.” The investment… Read More

Fintech Pagos Secures $34M to Expand Vital Cost, Revenue-Impacting Payment Intelligence

Pagos, a payment intelligence company that empowers businesses to optimize their digital payment infrastructure and maximize revenue, lower payments costs, and reduce fraud,  announced an oversubscribed $34 million Series A investment led by Arbor Ventures, a global fintech-focused venture firm. Additional participating investors “include Point… Read More

Altai Ventures Launches Fund to Help Insurtech, Fintech Founders

Altai Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, announced the closing of Altai Ventures Fund II, LP. The fund closed with $53 million in total commitments “surpassing its goal of $50 million.” Investors of Altai’s latest fund “consisted of leading financial and institutional Limited Partners (LPs),… Read More

US Venture Capital Market Deal Count for Private Firms Declines 29% YoY: Report

The global economy took a downward turn in 2022, “leaving behind 2021’s environment of easy money and soaring valuations,” according to an update from Carta. The U.S. venture capital market “followed suit.” Venture deal count for private companies on Carta in 2022 “declined 29% year… Read More

Private Equity, VC Deals Cratered in the UK by 61% in 2022

Reports continue to filter out regarding the tepid market for private transactions. A recent report indicates that private equity and venture capital investments cratered in the UK by a whopping 61% in 2022. According to S&P Global Markets, aggregate transactions in the UK topped $72… Read More

Top Fintech VC QED Investors Hires Singapore Based Principal to Focus on Southeast Asia Market

QED Investors has appointed Melissa Ho as its lead in Southeast Asia as the Fintech VC focuses on the hot Asian market. QED is one of the leading Fintech venture capital firms in the world. Ho, based in Singapore, will be looking for Fintech firms… Read More

Insurtech Firms Could Become Acquisition Targets of Incumbents as Valuations Remain Depressed: Report

In Q3 2022, Insurtech companies globally “raised $1.6 billion in VC across 134 deals, representing a 51.1% decrease in QoQ deal value,” according to an update from Pitchbook. This was “the lowest amount of invested capital since Q2 2020 and the lowest deal count since… Read More

Eric Chen: Co-Founder at Injective Labs Says FTX Contagion had Large Impact on How Investors are Approaching DeFi Projects

Eric Chen, CEO and co-founder of Injective Labs, and core contributor to Injective, has shared insights with CI about how the FTX contagion is upending investments in DeFi projects and what to expect for the future of digital assets. Injective recently announced a $40M funding… Read More

Bullpen Finalizes $145M Round to Support Innovative Startups

Bullpen Capital recently announced its “largest ever” funding round at $145 million. Uncertain market conditions have plagued venture capital firms in 2022, but Bullpen has reportedly managed to maintain operations with their “unique” post-seed investment approach. As noted in an update shared with CI, Bullpen… Read More

Jacob Fernane: Founder of Pacific Lion Explains How Business Owners Can Go Public Without Venture Capital

We recently connected with Jacob Fernane, Founder and CEO of Pacific Lion LLC, a full-service equity investment and consulting firm for early-stage tech companies. Pacific Lion makes behind-the-scenes equity investments while guiding founders through a 12-18 month trajectory of milestones that lead to a liquidity… Read More

Bridge Rounds on the Rise as VC Market Slows, Carta Report Reveals

As this year’s slowdown in venture capital continued through Q3, VCs increasingly used bridge rounds “to keep their portfolio companies afloat—or to position them for a stronger rebound when dealmaking picks up,” according to an update from Carta. Bridge rounds are “unpriced financing rounds that… Read More

VC Fund Nemesis Technologies to Add More Liquidity by Connecting Investors with Opportunities in AI, DeepTech

Nemesis Technologies, a venture capital fund that invests in deep technology, announced that it is on course to become the world’s “largest” digitally securitized fund, with significant nine-figure backing from Institutional Investors & Family Offices across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US. Set up throughout 2022,… Read More

Startup Funding Into US Firms Sinks by 40%

Funding into US startups has dropped by a precipitous 40%, according to a new report. In 2021, startups raised $296 billion. During 2022, this number has declined to $176 billion, a dramatic decline for a key sector of the economy. Entrepreneurship and small businesses are… Read More

Celesta Capital Partners with The Sultanate of Oman

Celesta Capital, a deep technology venture capital firm, announced that it has created a formal partnership with The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT (MTCIT) and the Public Authority for Special Economic and Free Zones (OPAZ). Celesta Capital has “had a longstanding… Read More

Binance Labs Leads Private Round II for GoPlus Security to Build Permissionless Security Services

Binance Labs, the venture capital, innovation and incubation arm of Binance, is pleased “to announce that it is leading a private round II for GoPlus Security.” GoPlus Security claims it is “a leading Web3 security infrastructure provider that covers most of the major blockchain networks… Read More

More UK Investors Plan to Invest in Venture Capital Offerings in 2023: Report

More UK investors are planning to invest in venture capital offerings in 2023, according to research by Digital Horizon. It is important to note the survey polled LP types last month – iE home offices, asset managers, and other institutional money. Digital Horizon states that… Read More

Austin based Ribbon Finalizes $2.7M in VC Funding

Ribbon announced it has closed $2.7 million in venture capital funding “to enable the Austin-based startup to roll out its unique fiscal sponsorship model for the burgeoning nonprofit industry.” The company’s fiscal sponsorship model “allows individuals looking to conduct charitable work to partner with existing… Read More

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