Tagged: venture capital

Corporate Venture Capital backed Deals Fall as Industry Participants Shield Themselves from Volatile Tech Market – Report

Corporate venture capital-backed deals and dollars fall to multi-year lows as CVCs shield themselves from the volatile tech market, according to a report from CBInsights. CBInsights noted in its latest update that the corporate venture capital (CVC) market has constricted “amid corporate belt-tightening and subdued… Read More

Qatar Investment Authority to Launch VC Fund of Funds

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to launch Qatar’s “first” venture capital (VC) Fund of Funds, a strategic investment program to foster innovation in Qatar. The Fund of Funds program will “invest more than USD 1 billion in international and regional venture capital funds.” The… Read More

Fintech NayaOne Acquires $4.7M, Will Boost Sandbox Platform

NayaOne has announced a $4.7 million funding round led by EJF Capital, with Valley Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Valley Bank and Carthona Capital also on board. This investment is a testament to NayaOne’s growth and potential “to transform financial services with its… Read More

Journey from First to Sophomore Funds Has Never Been More Challenging, Analysis Reveals

Recent PitchBook data shows that the journey from a first to a sophomore fund has never been so challenging. Historically, when we examine the period from 2006 to 2018, 63% of first-time managers had been able to secure a second fund, however, the present environment… Read More

China’s VC Funding Dips in January 2024 Amid Global Declines

China’s venture capital (VC) market experienced a noticeable decline in January, with a total of 251 VC funding deals amounting to $2.6 billion, according to the latest analysis by GlobalData, a premier data and analytics firm. This represents an 8.4% decrease in deal volume and… Read More

Venture Deal Count on Carta Declines 24% YoY, Cash Raised by Startups Fell 50%

During the rise and fall of an “unprecedented” bull market across 2021 and 2022, founders and investors had to navigate a wild ride of ups and downs, the team at Carta noted. That volatility diminished in 2023. The startup ecosystem trundled “along at a slow… Read More

Insurtech Kin, the Digital Home Insurance Provider, Acquires Financing from Activate Capital

Kin, the digital, direct-to-consumer home insurance company, announced the closing of $15 million in financing from new investor Activate Capital, a growth-stage VC firm focused on the sustainable, resilient transformation of the global economy. Raising at an increased valuation, greater than $1 billion, is an… Read More

Binance Labs Invests in Puffer to Enable Decentralized Liquid Restaking

Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, has invested in Puffer, a decentralized and permissionless native liquid restaking protocol (nLRP) that combines Ethereum liquid staking with native restaking on EigenLayer. The invested funds will be used “to develop Puffer’s open-source technologies, its… Read More

Singapore: Generative AI Startup Addlly Secures Funding for Expansion

Addlly AI, a Singapore-based Generative AI startup, announced the successful closure of its seed funding round, achieving a valuation cap of S$5 million. The fresh funding will be used for the strategic expansion of the company’s capabilities in AI-driven digital marketing, according to the announcement…. Read More

Axyon AI, an Italian Fintech Leveraging AI, Closes New Funding Round led by Montage Ventures

Axyon AI, an Italian AI fintech company, has closed its latest funding round led by the US-based venture capital firm Montage Ventures and accompanied by The Techshop SGR, alongside other angel investors. The investment round marks a new chapter in Axyon AI’s journey “towards revolutionising… Read More

Insurtech Startup HealSpan Secures Funding from PedalStart

Healspan, a Bengaluru-based Insurtech startup, has raised Rs 1.2 crore in a pre-seed funding round led by startup accelerator PedalStart. This latest capital infusion brings the company’s total funding to Rs 1.7 crore, positioning it for significant growth in India’s competitive insurance technology sector, according… Read More

Gloomy: Global Private Equity, VC Cratered in 2023

  CI has reported on the moribund activity for venture capital and private equity for some time now. Again and again, we receive reports that VC and PE cratered in 2023. Today, once again, S&P Global Market Intelligence has shared another gloomy report stating that… Read More

Berlin-Based Finoa Raises $15m for Crypto Custody Expansion

Finoa, a Berlin, Germany-based regulated crypto platform catering to smart capital allocators, announced that it has successfully raised $15 million in a fresh funding round. The investment was co-led by Maven 11 Capital and Balderton Capital, with additional contributions from Blue Bay Ventures, Signature Ventures,… Read More

Fintech Funding In India Dips in 2023 Amid Global Challenges

The Fintech sector in India experienced a significant decrease in funding in 2023, securing only $2 billion, a sharp decline of 63% and 76% from 2022 and 2021, respectively, according to a report by Tracxn. In comparison, the sector raised $5.4 billion in 2022 and… Read More

Venture Market Downshifts Further with Dealmaking and Funding Totals Declining Considerably – Report

The venture market downshifts further in 2023, with dealmaking and funding totals falling to 6-year lows, according to an update shared by CBInsights. Q4’23 was the “harshest” quarter for global VC in 6 years, the CBInsights team noted. However, the down market has “revealed a… Read More

Fintech Lightyear Announces Investments from South Korean VC Firms Sunbo Angel Partners and Lighthouse Combined Investment

Lightyear announced a strategic investment from two South Korean venture capital funds, Sunbo Angel Partners and Lighthouse Combined Investment. Both funds, with ties to South Korea’s automotive industry and other manufacturing corporate alliances, “have recognized Lightyear’s potential to create the next era of highly efficient… Read More

Saudi Arabia: Fintech Savings Platform Hakbah Raises $5.1m in Series A Funding

Saudi Arabian fintech savings platform Hakbah has successfully raised $5.1 million in a Series A funding round, a substantial boost for the savings platform’s growth and innovation strategies. The round was anchored by venture capital firm VentureSouq and backed by new investors M-Capital and Bunat… Read More

Canapi Ventures, the Fintech VC Fund, Raises $750 Million Fund II

Canapi Ventures, the fintech venture capital fund backed by nearly 70 financial institutions and strategic investors across the United States, announced earlier this month the raise of a $750 million Fund II. Canapi is backed by the Canapi Alliance, the fund’s unique network of strategic… Read More

Year Over Year Global Venture Capital, Private Equity Down Over 8% in November, Number of Deals Drop from October

A choppy venture capital and private equity market continues during November, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The number of deals globally numbered 848 in November, down from October when 992 deals were reported.  Last year’s November saw 1,192 deals completed. In a slightly positive… Read More

Japan: Revenue-Based Financing Platform Yoii Secures $5.5m in Funding

Tokyo-based fintech startup Yoii has announced raising $5.5 million in a Series A funding round anchored by Emellience Partners. The startup, which provides a revenue-based financing (RBF) platform, said the round was also backed by Itochu Technology Ventures, FFG Venture Business Partners, and five other… Read More

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