The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications. And the loosening of federal monetary policies, particularly in the US, has pushed more dollars into the venture ecosystems at every stage of financing.

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Valuations continue […] VC & TechnologyThe NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic. Deal counts and deal values are stable to up over last year.

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The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It takes a long time, at least five years and more likely a decade, to know how changes in the startup economy and venture capital will play out. VC & TechnologyI’ve written a bunch about the globalization of the startup economy. You can start and build a tech company almost anywhere these days. That has been true for at least the last decade.

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Entrada Ventures? —?that He writes “Half of all venture funds outperform the stock market which is the benchmark most institutions measure VC funds against.” also wins by making sure we don’t have too much concentration in technology innovation, which is surely a great thing for us all.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

500

How has corporate venture capital changed? In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive technologies from AI to IoT – reshape the economy and the corporate pecking order. The post The Future of Corporate Venture Capital appeared first on 500 Startups. All International Investor Education Venture Capital InvestingThe following is an excerpt from 500’s CVC report.

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. 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.

Alkami Technology proves that financial unicorns are not a myth

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Oklahoma-founded Alkami Technology proves that financial unicorns are not a myth. i2E and Oklahoma scored another first in innovation and entrepreneurship in April when Alkami Technology, our state’s and our firm’s first “unicorn” debuted on the Nasdaq (ALKT). By Scott Meacham.

Ten-Nine Technologies

Innovation 2 Enterprise

About Ten-Nine Tech Ten-Nine Technologies is dedicated to developing new materials for new economies. Venture-backed and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is led by founder and inventor Paige Johnson.

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANY IS “SAVING LIVES AND LIMBS” USING ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

ERIE, PA – In 2020, when Dr. Jeffrey Vaitekunas made his investment pitch presentation to Ben Franklin Technology Partners, he began with some very somber facts. In fact, the company was recently voted one of the top 50 medical technology innovators of 2021 by MedTechInnovator.org”.

What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, e xecutive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine , on the status of venture capital in Michigan today.

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem

TechCrunch

Sesie Bonsi is the founder and CEO of Bleu , a financial technology platform focused on enabling touchless payment experiences. As a Black fintech founder, I believe that venture investors are making safe bets and investing in late-stage founders instead of early or even pre-seed stages.

Travel technology platform Spotnana launches with $41M

TechCrunch

The Bay Area company’s investment includes a $34 million Series A, co-led by ICONIQ and Madrona Venture Group with participation from Decibel and Mubadala Capital, and a previous undisclosed $7 million seed round from 2020, also from ICONIQ and Madrona and including 8VC and Global Founders Capital.

Nigerian fintech Appzone raises $10M for expansion and proprietary technology

TechCrunch

Typically , African financial institutions rely on using foreign technology solutions to solve their problems. “The focus was to leverage our ability as an enabler to create proprietary technology for both segments.”

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

TechCrunch

They buy technologies that can solve problems they know about today, rather than those they may face a couple bends down the road. We asked survey respondents to assess a list of 16 technologies, from advanced analytics to quantum computing, and put each one into one of these four buckets.

Qualcomm Ventures invests in four 5G startups

TechCrunch

Qualcomm Ventures , Qualcomm’s investment arm, today announced four new strategic investments in 5G-related startups. ” So far, Qualcomm Ventures has invested over $170 million in the 5G ecosystem, including this new batch. In total, Qualcomm Ventures has deployed $1.5

Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it

TechCrunch

“ Fervo ’s technology unlocks a new class of geothermal resource that is ready for large-scale deployment. “ Fervo ’s technology combines with the latest advancements in Organic Rankine Cycle generation systems to deliver flexible, 24/7 carbon-free electricity.”

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Stonehenge Technology Labs bags $2M, gives CPG companies one-touch access to metrics

TechCrunch

Stonehenge Technology Labs wants consumer packaged goods companies to gain meaningful use from all of the data they collect. The round was led by Irish Angels, with participation from Bread and Butter Ventures, Gaingels, Angeles Investors, Bonfire Ventures and Red Tail Venture Capital.

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

StartupNation

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. Related: Eskalera Technology Helps Create a More Diverse Workforce.

LiveOak Venture Partners takes in $210M aimed at Texas entrepreneurs

TechCrunch

LiveOak Venture Partners raised its largest fund to date, $210 million for Fund III, which will enable the Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm to double down on Texas founders. Venture capital is going to need a record-breaking run of IPOs to clear its own decks.

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

If you take venture capital money. 3) You will almost certainly take more venture capital money after that. 10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive. Venture Capital & Technology 1) You increase the chances that you may not be CEO of your own company one day--and that also might be the best thing for its long term success.

Ten-Nine Technologies Welcomes Chief Financial Officer

Innovation 2 Enterprise

TULSA – Ten-Nine Technologies ( [link] /) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Hauger has joined its growing team of chemists, engineers, management consultants, and laboratory testing partners. Ten-Nine Technologies is dedicated to developing new materials for new economies.

Speedata emerges from stealth with $70M and groundbreaking chip technology to accelerate big data analytics processing

TechCrunch

And second, a newer $55 million Series A led by Walden Catalyst Ventures , 83North , and Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), with Pitango and Viola participating, alongside Eyal Waldman, co-founder and former CEO of Mellanox Technologies.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

TechCrunch

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. The company, founded by Samir Kaji and Hana Yang in February 2021, is developing an approach to venture capital fund investing that provides a way for investors of any size to participate.

Toronto-based VFX startup MARZ raises $5.3M to develop AI technology solutions

TechCrunch

Technology and visual effects startup Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ) has raised $5.3 The investment was led by Round13 Captial with participation from Rhino Ventures and Harlo Equity Partners.

Which form of venture debt should your startup go for?

TechCrunch

Andy Weyer is managing director of technology at Runway Growth Capital. Venture banks, venture debt funds and venture capitalists are each jockeying to prove how their money is greener. Andy Weyer. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

TechCrunch

based Susa Ventures led this latest tranche of investment. Other investors include TLcom Capital (the sole investor from its $1 million pre-seed round in 2020), newly joined Accenture Ventures and some angel investors.

Why Latin American venture capital is breaking records this year

TechCrunch

Today we’re wrapping our multi-week exploration of the global venture capital market’s second-quarter performance. At a glance, the Latin American venture capital and startup market appears similar to what we’ve seen from other growing ecosystems. A venture capital wave.

Fort Ross Ventures raises late-stage fund, expands European activity

TechCrunch

Seven-year-old venture firm Fort Ross Ventures just raised its fourth fund. “We have raised over 200 [million USD],” Victor Orlovski, founder and managing partner at Fort Ross Ventures, told me.

Kenyan edtech startup Craydel raises $1 million to enhance its technology

TechCrunch

Kenyan edtech startup Craydel , a platform for comparing colleges, course options and tuition fees, has secured $1 million in a pre-seed round that will go toward improving its search and recommendation technology and enhancing its online resources. .

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

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The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology The other day, I saw that one of my favorite products, Slack, just raised $120mm at a $1.12 Billion valuation. The company is doing about a million a month in recurring revs.

Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about black founders and how they are faring in the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Venture capitalists eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten VC

Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job. . When I met my now-wife, I realized that any technology that can find me a spouse is a killer app. Venture Capital Tech Stack — 2020.

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

TechStars

October 2, 2019 – Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and HBCUvc , a nonprofit fellowship program providing Black and Latinx students with training and mentorship in venture capital, today announced the launch of a joint 10-city Startup Weekend tour across the country. Some teams even started to generate revenue during the event, while others went on to raise funds from angel investors or venture capitalists. WASHINGTON, D.C.

5 questions for venture capital in Q3

TechCrunch

The second quarter, for example, saw huge sums of private capital disbursed around the world , partially predicated on underlying performance from startups themselves , and partially thanks to inexpensive capital bolstering venture coffers. Did Europe’s venture scene keep raising record sums?

Dreamit Ventures Announces Spring 2020 Cohort, Kicks Off Its First Fully Virtual Program

Dream It

The venture fund launched a completely virtual program with a focus on helping 13 Urbantech, Healthtech, and Securetech startups with business development, customer growth, and capital raising in a time of economic uncertainty.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it. Not raising gives you flexibility about the market size you want to go after, speed of growth, and de-risks your plan—because once you start spending someone else’s money, the clock starts ticking on your “out of cash” date. Slow and steady isn’t a bad thing. 2) Only 22 year old hacker dudes get funding.

Best Buy investing millions in Brown Venture Group, a firm exclusively backing BIPOC founders

TechCrunch

As part of the retail giant’s self-proclaimed mission to better address underrepresentation and technology inequities, the company announced today that it is investing up to $10 million in Brown Venture Group.