Tagged: venture capital

Global VC Antler Raises $300+ Million

Antler, a global VC firm active in the Fintech sector,  has closed over $300 in funding, according to a note from the company. Investors in the funds include Schroders, Vækstfonden, and Phoenix Group. Antler is committed to investing at the pre-seed stage, with the firm now… Read More

VC Antler Adds Partner to Toronto Office

Antler, a global venture capital firm founded in Singapore but with offices around the world, has appointed Bernie Li as Partner in its Toronto office. Antler shares that prior to joining the firm, Li co-founded Pure Energies, a marketplace that delivered solar solutions to customers… Read More

Blockchain VC CV VC Begins Dubai Operations

Blockchain venture capitalist CV VC has started its Dubai operations in partnership with DMCC Crypto Centre. CV VC has currently successfully invested in 32 early-stage blockchain startups from around the world, 22 of which came via its CV Labs incubation program. Selected start-ups from the… Read More

Derek Lau: Game Director at Guild of Guardians Explains how They Use NFTs to Provide Real Value-Driven Tangibility of In-Game Items

We recently caught up with Derek Lau, Game Director at Guild of Guardians, which is one of the partner games of Yield Guild Games (YGG). Guild of Guardians is a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based mobile role-playing game (RPG) that has been published by… Read More

Swiss VC Firm btov Partners Finalizes $135M Fund for Early-Stage Investments in European Digital Tech Startups

VC firm btov Partners recently revealed that it has finalized the closing of its new digital technologies early-stage fund “with a volume of $135M.” It’s reportedly the second fund that focuses on digital technologies, and the ninth for btov Partners, to date. Investments in earlier… Read More

Egypt based Microfinance Lending Firm MNT-Halan Acquires Investments from Equity Funds

Three private equity funds and a select group of VCs have reportedly invested around $120 million in Egypt-based MNT-Halan, a microfinance lending and payments firm. As noted by its management: “MNT-Halan is Egypt’s largest and fastest growing lender to the unbanked. Founded in 2018, with… Read More

Nobody Studios Launches, Pledges to Create 100 Companies by 2027

Nobody Studios, a globally distributed, high-velocity venture studio is marking its launch by committing to create 100 companies in the next five years – and, soon, offering equity across its entire portfolio through the studio’s first crowdfunding campaign. They work with investors, founders, and creatives… Read More

Draper Esprit to be Added to FTSE 250

Draper Esprit (LSE: GROW), a publicly-traded venture capital group, will join the FTSE 250 with a market cap of around £1.6 billion. Year to date, shares in Draper Esprit have almost doubled. Draper Esprit seeks to reinvent European venture capital investing in early-stage as well… Read More

Venture Capital and the Art of the Deal: More of the Same

Imagine a Baskin Robbins where you can get any flavor you want, as long as it is vanilla. Based on recent data provided by the National Venture Capital Association in partnership with Aumni, the market for venture capital deal terms seem to be that kind… Read More

Private Debt Fundraising Remains Steady in H1 2021, Private Capital Market in Europe Growing: Report

The researchers and analysts at Pitchbook have released updated reports this month covering the global private debt market and the European private capital market. Following a “resilient” 2020, private debt fundraising has remained on a “steady course” during H1 2021, the update from PitchBook reveals… Read More

London based Element Ventures, a B2B Fintech VC Firm, Establishes $130M Fund

London’s Element Ventures, a B2B Fintech-focused VC company, has established a $130 million fund with support from prominent investors. Launched by experienced financial services professionals Stephen Gibson and Michael McFadgen, and joined by Spencer Lake, who is HSBC’s ex- Vice Chairperson of Global Banking and… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Airwallex Launches New Venture Capital Fund, Capital 49

Airwallex, a cross-border payments firm, recently revealed its plans to form a new venture capital fund that is set up by its founders. The Capital 49 fund will aim to make investments into early-stage, high-growth tech-enabled companies that will be supported by Airwallex’s infrastructure. The… Read More

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

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