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And here we are, with a 24×7 global marketplace for crypto assets that has a market capitalization of over half a trillion and daily volumes in the hundreds of billions. This pales in comparison to the legacy capital markets, but that is always the case with a new entrant on the scene. The legacy capital markets are not sitting still. You don’t have to be wealthy to invest in crypto startups. USV TEAM POSTS: blockchain crypto hacking finance stocks

Interswitch receives $110M investment from LeapFrog and Tana Africa Capital

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African payments company Interswitch has secured a $110 million joint investment from LeapFrog Investments and Tana Africa Capital to scale its digital payment services across the continent , the two private investment firms said in a statement Wednesday.

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Business Entity Types Affect Financing Options

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One of the most important things that your businesses entity type will impact is the financing options available to you. Business entity and financing. At some point in the business cycle, companies will eventually seek outside financing.

Capital is a commodity

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Charlie Graham-Brown is the partner and Chief Investments Officer of Seedstars , a Swiss-based group with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Global VCs have invested $268.7 Charlie Graham-Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Ghost Financial whips up new capital into finance tools for ghost kitchens

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When Keto Kitchen had good sales in the first quarter, Meyer went to the bank to ask for expansion financing and recalled the banker asking him what a ghost kitchen was. That told him there was an opportunity for a data-driven financing tool for these types of restaurants.

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities

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You face a lot of challenges—anything from your commute time, to finding great talent, to landing big investments, to connecting with your target customers (fashion and beauty companies come to mind, for instance). Staying in business in a small city or an emerging market can be truly difficult, so what if you invest in a company that doesn’t make it? When a company raises another round of financing, it comes at a higher valuation than when we invested in it.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Venture Capital Investment at Record Numbers in First Half of 2021 (Episode 268)

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On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses venture capital investment, which was at a record high throughout the first half of 2021 and is experiencing greater gains through all stages in North America, according to Crunchbase. Why the torrid pace of venture investing?

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

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This “overnight success” was first financed in 2004.  —  @jasonlk How the Long Game Has Benefitted Upfront I was thinking about it this morning in particular and thinking about my own personal investment history. My first ever investment as a VC was Invoca.

Ondo’s decentralized investment bank matches crypto companies with capital providers

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The crypto-based decentralized finance ecosystem has, despite bouts of volatility, been ballooning in terms of assets since last year’s “DeFi summer.” The 17-person startup plans to grow its team and expand its product offering with the new capital.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, make these 8 investments

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Invest in Yourself. We all invest our time and money in people and things. The best investment for entrepreneurs is always going to be in themselves. This could mean your health, education, well-being or relationships—anything that can fine-tune and improve your life will bring the highest return on investment because the cost is often very small. Invest in yourself in both small and big ways. Invest in Your Business. Invest in Tax Strategy.

Venture capital undermines human rights

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The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. There is a startling lack of diversity within the venture capital sector. We all live in a world shaped by venture capital. Michael Kleinman. Contributor.

Columbus-based Tribevest bags $3M for its collaborative investing platform

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The brothers had dreams of finding their own financial freedom through investing in real estate, but didn’t have enough individual capital to go into business alone. “On On that trip, we had our breakthrough, and we realized that together, we can start to pool our capital,” Smith said.

Twinco Capital scores €3M for its supply chain finance solution

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Twinco Capital , a Madrid and Amsterdam-based startup making it easier to access supply chain finance, has raised €3 million in funding. Leading the round is Spanish VC fund Mundi Ventures, with participation from previous backer Finch Capital and several unnamed angels.

H Twenty Capital aims to be ‘go-to fund for pre-seed investments’ in Latin America

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Venture capital continues to flow into Latin America at a staggering rate. H Twenty Capital (H20) co-founders Daniel Lloreda and Mauricio Porras recall getting into the region in 2018, a time Lloreda considered pretty early to be the investment space.

Why and How Companies Must Prepare for ESG Investing

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Historically, revenue, capital growth and safety of returns have been the key determinants used by investors when making any investment decision. What is ESG investing? ESG investing is a new way of looking at investing. ESG investment trends.

7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

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But financing isn’t always easy — especially if you’re the proud founder of a brand new business. You still have plenty of creative financing options to fund your business. Creative financing options for new businesses. Angel investing and venture capital (VC).

Google’s Africa Investment Fund makes first investment in Uganda’s SafeBoda

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Internet giant Google announced today that it has made the first investment from its Africa Investment Fund in Ugandan super app SafeBoda. Collectively , they have raised over $100 million in venture capital. Google sets up $50M fund to invest in African startups.

SoftBank-backed Volpe Capital raises $80M to invest in LatAm

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They’re also investing in funds. Today, Volpe Capital announced the $80 million first close of its fund targeting high growth technology investments in Latin America. Volpe also received a “large anchor investment” from its management team.

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

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Over the next few weeks, the venture capital industry will compile and release data concerning its Q4 2020 performance, capping a year that saw the world of private capital freeze , thaw and burn. What happened to fintech venture capital investment in Q4 and 2020?

Boutique hotel tech platform NUMA raises $45M growth financing round led by DN Capital

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It has now raised an additional $45 million in growth capital, in a round led by DN Capital Group (which has also backed Auto1, HomeToGo, and Shazam, previously). Co-leading the investment is Headline (formerly eventures). Based out of the U.S.,

Creative Juice launches a $50M fund to invest in creators

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They refer to distributing “Juice Funds,” their investments in creators, as underwriting creator businesses or as revenue-based financing. It’s always got to be about what’s creator-first, and we will say no to creators if we don’t think they should take the capital.”.

The Seven Flavors of Capital (for Startups)

Paul G. Silva

Startups need capital to launch and grow. What many entrepreneurs don’t know is that startup capital comes in many different flavors. Here is a 2-page table summarizing each of the major flavors of capital, their pros, cons, and who they are good for.

WJR Business Beat: Capital Investment Surges Into Women-Led Companies (Episode 318)

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On the Business Beat, Jeff talks about an influx of venture capital funding into businesses run by women. We’re talking about the venture capital community, the critical source of funding that fuels America’s and the world’s startups with that much needed funding.

Raising Capital for Your Startup: Top Legal Considerations to Know

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It’s an issue every entrepreneur and new business must face: raising capital for your business. While capital can come in many forms — debt or equity, private or institutional — this article focuses on raising equity capital.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Most VCs did well academically and had enough career success that a venture firm was willing to give them an investment role or they were able to raise their own fund. Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Importantly, we recently announced a $30 million financing that gives us the resources we need to build a global enterprise software company. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep.

Rapid Finance helps businesses achieve their goals

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Business financing is often an essential component to any successful business. Whether it’s financing new ways to help reach your current business goals, or accessing extra working capital when you’re in a bind, Rapid Finance can help.

Stock Dilution in Startup Investing?—?Good or Bad?

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Stock Dilution in Startup Investing?—?Good So, you have taken the plunge and invested in a startup and received your stock. Let us say you invest in the seed round of a startup that has issued 10m shares at a valuation of $0.10 for the original investment.

Artisanal Ventures closes $62M fund, takes ‘connected capital’ approach to investment

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Artisanal Ventures , a Bay Area venture capital firm investing in B2B cloud startups, closed on its first fund, the oversubscribed $62 million Artisanal Ventures I. Van Nest was previously a venture investor at Blumberg Capital.

‘Patient’ capital is critical to startup success

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Patient” capital is critical to success of Oklahoma startups. One of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship and venture investing is that it can take a long time to know for certain that something works. First Capital. TBFP was the first capital in.

Raising the right amount of capital after a correction

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Andy Stinnes , general partner at Cloud Apps Capital Partners , leads early-stage investments in cloud businesses and serves as active board member and adviser, offering operational support for portfolio companies based on his 20+ years in executive roles in business software.

6 Successful Dealmakers Provide Top Tips on Raising Capital

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When raising capital, these investor-entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their best secrets, tips and strategies. The mission itself has to be large enough for a venture investment and crazy enough to make a significant impact.

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

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In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders. Supporting companies post-investment.

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

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An Impact-Investing Success Story: Goldman Sachs-Backed Fintech Fuels Double Bottom Line by Investing in International Students A new study by MPOWER Financing (Dreamit Spring 2016 alum) highlights the dramatic impact of no-cosigner loans for international and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students on campus diversity, gender equity, and financial inclusion. About MPOWER Financing MPOWER Financing, headquartered in Washington, D.C.,

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

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Friederike Grosse-Holz, a director at impact investment firm Blue Horizon, said lab-grown meat is “a little like a moonshot,” but predicts that 11% of the seafood, meat, eggs and dairy consumed globally in 2035 will come from alternative sources. “We

The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters

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Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.