Tagged: venture capital

Allianz Malaysia Joins Gobi Partners’ SuperSeed II Fund

Pan-Asian venture capital firm Gobi Partners announced the closing of its $10 million Gobi SuperSeed II (Gobi SSII) Fund “following the participation of Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) as a Limited Partner (LP).” Other LPs backing the Gobi SSII Fund “are institutional investors Malaysia Venture… Read More

128 Indian Startups Raise $995M+ VC Funding in August 2022: Report

Amid the funding winter, 128 Indian startups have managed to “raise $995.1 million in August 2022, which is a 9.7% growth compared to the previous month,” reveals GlobalData, a data and analytics company. Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Although the total VC funding… Read More

Binance Labs Increases Investment in Aptos Labs to Support Infrastructure Building

Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, has made a strategic investment in Aptos Labs, a next-generation layer-1 blockchain “built with safety and user experience in mind.” This is “a follow-on investment that comes after the first round of funding announced in… Read More

UK Venture Capital Activity Hits New Low in August, Report Reveals

The UK happens to be the “top” European market and is also one of the key global markets for venture capital (VC) funding, according to an update from GlobalData. However, it has been “experiencing a subdued funding activity in the recent months with monthly VC… Read More

Northzone Raises €1B to Invest in Seed, Growth-Stage Firms

VC Northzone is proud to announce their largest fundraise to date: €1 billion “to invest in the next generation of changemakers.” Between the global climate crisis and social, macroeconomic, and political uncertainty, they believe technological innovation will “continue to be the silver lining that delivers… Read More

VC Activity in AI and Machine Learning Declines Significantly in Q2: Report

Venture capital (VC) funding slid more deeply in AI & ML than in software overall in Q2, “falling 27.8% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) compared to 21.6% for IT more generally.” according to an update from Pitchbook. Both deal value and deal count “fell to their lowest levels… Read More

VC Firm Cyberstarts Finalizes $60M Seed Fund III

Cyberstarts, a venture capital firm focused on building next generation cyber companies, announced the closing of Cyberstarts Seed Fund III “with $60 million committed capital to invest in early stage cybersecurity companies.” This fund was “raised only a few months after the firm raised $200… Read More

SPiCE VC Now an Investor in Security Token Market’s Web3 Crowdfund on Avalanche

Security Token Market, a global oracle for all security token financial data, media, and research is pleased to announce a new investment from SPiCE VC, a venture capital firm focused on the growth and development of the blockchain and tokenization ecosystem. SPiCE is considered to… Read More

Binance Labs Leads Funding Round for Lifeform to Support Digital Citizenship

Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, led the seed funding round of Lifeform, which is described as “a disruptive decentralized visual digital identity (DID) solution provider.” The fund will aim to “empower the next billion Web3 users with decentralized digital citizenship.”… Read More

Binance Co-Founder Yi He to Lead $7.5B VC Unit

Binance, which claims to be the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem behind the largest cryptocurrency exchange, recently announced the appointment of its Co-Founder Yi He “as the new head of its venture capital (VC) arm and incubator, Binance Labs.” Binance CEO CZ (Changpeng Zhao) stated: “As… Read More

Distributed Ventures, an Insurtech, Healthtech, and Fintech Investor, Leads $6M Investment in Posterity Health

Distributed Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm specializing in Insurtech, Healthtech and Fintech investments, recently announced that it has led a $6 million seed Series investment in Posterity Health, which claims to be the only digital male fertility center of excellence that “offers personalized advice,… Read More

Illuminate Financial Acquires Investment from Citi

Illuminate Financial, the “thesis-driven” venture capital investor dedicated to early-stage FinTech and enterprise software companies, recently announced a strategic relationship with Citi (NYSE: C). Citi joins existing investors Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Börse Group and S&P Global “as a limited partner in Illuminate Financial’s venture… Read More

Finalis, a Tech Platform for Dealmakers, Finalizes $10.7M Seed Round

Finalis, which claims to be one of the “fastest-growing” tech platforms for dealmakers,  announced $10.7 million in seed funding led by VC firms, such as ANIMO Ventures, Chaac Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Tribe Capital and The Fund. The funding from the investment round will aim to… Read More

London’s Further Introduces Investment Platform

Further, a London-headquartered firm, has introduced its investment platform, developed to connect retail investors with “high-quality” VC funds, at scale and with minimum investment levels “never seen before in the market.” This should allow new retail investors to invest in venture funds, from as low… Read More

Fintech VC QED Investors Boosts Brazil Presence with New Hire

One of the most successful Fintech VCs around, QED Investors, has hired Camila Vieira to boost its presence in Brazil – an important region in the hot Latin American Fintech market. Vieira is the company’s first employee based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she will… Read More

AI and Machine Learning VC Investment Slumped, but Retained Relatively “Resilient” Valuations: Report

AI and machine learning (ML) focused VC investment slumped in line or consistent with the market but retained “resilient valuations” as the market sorts through the fallout from the recent technology crash. As noted in an update shared by Pitchbook, funding “slumped 21.1% QoQ to… Read More

CBA’s x15ventures Appoints Laura Faulconer as Portfolio Director

Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling business entity, x15ventures, recently revealed that it has appointed Laura Faulconer as its Portfolio Director. She will be responsible for growing and enhancing the x15 portfolio. As noted in the update, Laura joins x15 from early-stage venture capital firm, Antler, where as… Read More

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

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

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

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

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