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TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Startups Weekly: Musk raises $6B for AI and the fintech dominoes are falling | TechCrunch

Elon Musk's xAI venture secured $6 billion in funding despite skepticism and previous ventures' challenges. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Disrupt 2024 early-bird prices end at midnight | TechCrunch

Act now to save on TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 early-bird tickets, offering discounted rates until May 31. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

5 PR Mistakes AI Startups Must Avoid | Entrepreneur

Artificial intelligence is transforming entrepreneurship, with significant funding and interest in AI startups.
AI has moved from niche to must-have, with Gen AI expected to reach a $1.3 trillion market by 2032.
AI is not just for consumer products; it offers automation and data synthesis opportunities in regulated sectors like healthcare and finance. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Startup companies

The Chainsmokers light up Disrupt 2024 | TechCrunch

The Chainsmokers, Pall and Taggart, transition from music to venture capital, showcasing success in investing and contributing to a sustainable future. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
1 month ago
Venture

What Venture Capitalists Can Teach Companies About Decision-Making

Venture capital decision-making is distinct and pivotal for creating new successful companies. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Venture

A venture capital firm looks back on changing industry norms, from board seats to backing rival startups | TechCrunch

Venture capital industry has significantly grown, leading to changes in investment scale and rules. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Startups Weekly: Musk raises $6B for AI and the fintech dominoes are falling | TechCrunch

Elon Musk's xAI venture secured $6 billion in funding despite skepticism and previous ventures' challenges. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Disrupt 2024 early-bird prices end at midnight | TechCrunch

Act now to save on TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 early-bird tickets, offering discounted rates until May 31. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

5 PR Mistakes AI Startups Must Avoid | Entrepreneur

Artificial intelligence is transforming entrepreneurship, with significant funding and interest in AI startups.
AI has moved from niche to must-have, with Gen AI expected to reach a $1.3 trillion market by 2032.
AI is not just for consumer products; it offers automation and data synthesis opportunities in regulated sectors like healthcare and finance. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Startup companies

The Chainsmokers light up Disrupt 2024 | TechCrunch

The Chainsmokers, Pall and Taggart, transition from music to venture capital, showcasing success in investing and contributing to a sustainable future. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
1 month ago
Venture

What Venture Capitalists Can Teach Companies About Decision-Making

Venture capital decision-making is distinct and pivotal for creating new successful companies. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Venture

A venture capital firm looks back on changing industry norms, from board seats to backing rival startups | TechCrunch

Venture capital industry has significantly grown, leading to changes in investment scale and rules. [ more ]
morestartups
#ai-startups
Fortune
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Elon Musk's $6 billion xAI fundraise shows he's serious about building an AI contender

Elon Musk's xAI raised $6 billion, positioning it as a major AI contender with intentions to create an alternative in the industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

OpenAI Startup Fund raises additional $5M | TechCrunch

The OpenAI Startup Fund has raised an additional $5 million, now under new legal control, to invest in early-stage AI companies. [ more ]
ZDNET
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

6 ways AI can help launch your next business venture

Opportunities for new business launches in AI abound for tech professionals. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
Venture

Venture Capital Firms Are Actually Considering Giving Elon Musk $6 Billion For xAI

Silicon Valley VC firm considering $6 billion investment in Elon Musk's xAI startup, Grok. [ more ]
Fortune
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Elon Musk's $6 billion xAI fundraise shows he's serious about building an AI contender

Elon Musk's xAI raised $6 billion, positioning it as a major AI contender with intentions to create an alternative in the industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

OpenAI Startup Fund raises additional $5M | TechCrunch

The OpenAI Startup Fund has raised an additional $5 million, now under new legal control, to invest in early-stage AI companies. [ more ]
ZDNET
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

6 ways AI can help launch your next business venture

Opportunities for new business launches in AI abound for tech professionals. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
Venture

Venture Capital Firms Are Actually Considering Giving Elon Musk $6 Billion For xAI

Silicon Valley VC firm considering $6 billion investment in Elon Musk's xAI startup, Grok. [ more ]
moreai-startups
#startup-ecosystem
TNW | Ecosystems
1 month ago
European startups

From financial crime fighters to net-zero defenders: 4 Oslo startups to watch

Oslo is a top Nordic tech hub with 2,000 startups, 7 unicorns, and strong VC investment despite a slight decrease in 2023. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Solo GP fund Andrena Ventures hopes to carry startup talent onto its next challenges | TechCrunch

Supporting second-generation startups from successful fintech alumni with a sector-agnostic approach. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions | TechCrunch

Startup-on-startup deals are thriving this season.
The startup scene is bustling with high-dollar transactions and new venture capital funds. [ more ]
TNW | Ecosystems
1 month ago
European startups

From financial crime fighters to net-zero defenders: 4 Oslo startups to watch

Oslo is a top Nordic tech hub with 2,000 startups, 7 unicorns, and strong VC investment despite a slight decrease in 2023. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Solo GP fund Andrena Ventures hopes to carry startup talent onto its next challenges | TechCrunch

Supporting second-generation startups from successful fintech alumni with a sector-agnostic approach. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions | TechCrunch

Startup-on-startup deals are thriving this season.
The startup scene is bustling with high-dollar transactions and new venture capital funds. [ more ]
morestartup-ecosystem
#startup-funding
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 5/28/24

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report provides insights on recent funding rounds in various US markets, totaling $1.2B. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/21/2024

Footprint raised $13M in Series A funding and Metatate raised $1.1M in recent funding for their identity authentication and data privacy platforms. [ more ]
Crunchbase News
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The SF Bay Area Has Become The Undisputed Leader In AI Tech And Funding Dollars

San Francisco is the epicenter of artificial intelligence funding and talent, with a significant increase in funding to Bay Area startups. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/20/2024

Ellipsis Labs raised $20M in Series A funding led by Paradigm. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

OpenseedVC, which backs operators in Africa and Europe starting their companies, reaches first close of $10M fund | TechCrunch

Founder-market fit crucial for startups' success. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 5/20/24

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report highlights funding rounds of various startups in different markets in the US, totaling $494M. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 5/28/24

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report provides insights on recent funding rounds in various US markets, totaling $1.2B. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/21/2024

Footprint raised $13M in Series A funding and Metatate raised $1.1M in recent funding for their identity authentication and data privacy platforms. [ more ]
Crunchbase News
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The SF Bay Area Has Become The Undisputed Leader In AI Tech And Funding Dollars

San Francisco is the epicenter of artificial intelligence funding and talent, with a significant increase in funding to Bay Area startups. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/20/2024

Ellipsis Labs raised $20M in Series A funding led by Paradigm. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

OpenseedVC, which backs operators in Africa and Europe starting their companies, reaches first close of $10M fund | TechCrunch

Founder-market fit crucial for startups' success. [ more ]
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report: 5/20/24

The Weekly Notable Startup Funding Report highlights funding rounds of various startups in different markets in the US, totaling $494M. [ more ]
morestartup-funding
#fundraising
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Harlem Capital is raising a $150 million fund | TechCrunch

Harlem Capital is raising a $150 million fund, aiming to support diverse founders and back talented, underrepresented communities. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Startup companies

Contour Venture Partners, an early investor in Datadog and Movable Ink, lowers the target for its fifth fund | TechCrunch

Contour Venture Partners lowered its fifth flagship fund target from $90 million to $70 million, reflecting a challenging environment for venture fundraising. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Harlem Capital is raising a $150 million fund | TechCrunch

Harlem Capital is raising a $150 million fund, aiming to support diverse founders and back talented, underrepresented communities. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
Startup companies

Contour Venture Partners, an early investor in Datadog and Movable Ink, lowers the target for its fifth fund | TechCrunch

Contour Venture Partners lowered its fifth flagship fund target from $90 million to $70 million, reflecting a challenging environment for venture fundraising. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Business

A Lender to Consumer Start-Ups Falters, Rattling Its Clients

Struggling lender Ampla, popular among small businesses, seeks buyer amidst financial issues, impacting smaller clients. [ more ]
#ai-models
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

X Secures $6 Billion in Funding for its AI Projects

Venture capital firms are investing in xAI, Musk's AI start-up, to back up his promises and vision. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Tech giants, VC firms pump $1B into ML data dealer Scale AI

Scale AI valuation reached $14 billion with $1 billion funding boost from major industry players. [ more ]
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

X Secures $6 Billion in Funding for its AI Projects

Venture capital firms are investing in xAI, Musk's AI start-up, to back up his promises and vision. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Tech giants, VC firms pump $1B into ML data dealer Scale AI

Scale AI valuation reached $14 billion with $1 billion funding boost from major industry players. [ more ]
moreai-models
#investment-strategy
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Space VC closes $20M Fund II to back frontier tech founders from day zero | TechCrunch

Venture capital firms are increasingly investing in hard tech startups at early stages, posing challenges for smaller investing shops. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Global Founders Capital will deploy Rocket Internet's cash instead of raising a new fund | TechCrunch

Global Founders Capital is transitioning to exclusively invest from Rocket Internet's balance sheet. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

Space VC closes $20M Fund II to back frontier tech founders from day zero | TechCrunch

Venture capital firms are increasingly investing in hard tech startups at early stages, posing challenges for smaller investing shops. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Global Founders Capital will deploy Rocket Internet's cash instead of raising a new fund | TechCrunch

Global Founders Capital is transitioning to exclusively invest from Rocket Internet's balance sheet. [ more ]
moreinvestment-strategy
#climate-tech
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

ETF Partners raises 284M for climate startups that will be effective quickly-not 20 years down the road | TechCrunch

Investing in software-centric climate tech startups can have a faster and significant impact within a shorter timeframe compared to deep-tech solutions. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

Bay Bridge Ventures is raising $200M for a new climate fund, filings show | TechCrunch

Bay Bridge Ventures is raising a new $200 million climate fund, signaling investor optimism in climate tech. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 month ago
European startups

ETF Partners raises 284M for climate startups that will be effective quickly-not 20 years down the road | TechCrunch

Investing in software-centric climate tech startups can have a faster and significant impact within a shorter timeframe compared to deep-tech solutions. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

Bay Bridge Ventures is raising $200M for a new climate fund, filings show | TechCrunch

Bay Bridge Ventures is raising a new $200 million climate fund, signaling investor optimism in climate tech. [ more ]
moreclimate-tech
Alleywatch
1 month ago
NYC startup

The April 2024 US Venture Capital Funding Report

April saw $8.2B VC funding in the US, showing a slight decrease from the previous month and year. [ more ]
RealAgriculture.com
1 month ago
Venture

RealAg on the Weekend: Using biostimulants, FCC and venture capital, and Kids FarmSafe Week, May 18, 2024

The RealAg on the Weekend show covers topics such as fusarium head blight risk mapping, bio-stimulants, ag venture capital focus, and agricultural safety for kids. [ more ]
#nyc-startups
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/16/2024

Symitri, a privacy enhancing technology for digital advertising, secured $8.5M funding from eight investors. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/15/2024

NYC startups Cover Genius, Chapter, and more secured significant funding rounds on 5/15/2024, reflecting continued investor interest in insurtech, healthcare, and AI-powered industries. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/14/2024

NYC startups Polymarket, SmarterDx, and Crosby Health secured substantial funding rounds.
Ernesta, a custom rug brand, raised $12.5M in funding per SEC filing. [ more ]
www.alleywatch.com
2 months ago
NYC startup

The 10 Largest NYC Tech Startup Funding Rounds of April 2024

Analyzed largest NYC startup funding rounds in April 2024, highlighting key information like industry, description, round type, and total equity funding raised. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 4/29/2024

Startups in NYC like Edia Learning, Bask Health, and Aktivate have recently secured funding for their innovative platforms.
Startups in diverse sectors such as edtech, telehealth, and sports management are attracting investments from venture capitalists.
The NYC startup ecosystem continues to showcase growth and opportunities for new businesses to secure funding and scale their operations. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 4/19/2024

NYC startups AgentSmyth, Hatch, and Scaler secured funding in April 2024.
Funding amounts ranged from $2.5M to Scaler's $10.2M, attracting notable investors like Differential Ventures. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/16/2024

Symitri, a privacy enhancing technology for digital advertising, secured $8.5M funding from eight investors. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/15/2024

NYC startups Cover Genius, Chapter, and more secured significant funding rounds on 5/15/2024, reflecting continued investor interest in insurtech, healthcare, and AI-powered industries. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 5/14/2024

NYC startups Polymarket, SmarterDx, and Crosby Health secured substantial funding rounds.
Ernesta, a custom rug brand, raised $12.5M in funding per SEC filing. [ more ]
www.alleywatch.com
2 months ago
NYC startup

The 10 Largest NYC Tech Startup Funding Rounds of April 2024

Analyzed largest NYC startup funding rounds in April 2024, highlighting key information like industry, description, round type, and total equity funding raised. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 4/29/2024

Startups in NYC like Edia Learning, Bask Health, and Aktivate have recently secured funding for their innovative platforms.
Startups in diverse sectors such as edtech, telehealth, and sports management are attracting investments from venture capitalists.
The NYC startup ecosystem continues to showcase growth and opportunities for new businesses to secure funding and scale their operations. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 4/19/2024

NYC startups AgentSmyth, Hatch, and Scaler secured funding in April 2024.
Funding amounts ranged from $2.5M to Scaler's $10.2M, attracting notable investors like Differential Ventures. [ more ]
morenyc-startups
RealAgriculture.com
2 months ago
Venture

Farm Credit Canada to offer more direct venture capital funding

FCC is shifting focus to more direct venture capital funding in agriculture to meet industry needs. [ more ]
#product-market-fit
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Startup Blueprint: TC Disrupt 2024 Builders Stage agenda sneak peek! | TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt event on October 28-30 in San Francisco featuring the Builders Stage with top-tier programming for startup enthusiasts. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Sequoia's Jess Lee explains how early-stage startups can identify product-market fit | TechCrunch

Identifying product-market fit is crucial for startup founders, with three archetypes to consider: Hair on Fire, Hard Fact, and Future Vision. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Startup Blueprint: TC Disrupt 2024 Builders Stage agenda sneak peek! | TechCrunch

TechCrunch Disrupt event on October 28-30 in San Francisco featuring the Builders Stage with top-tier programming for startup enthusiasts. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Sequoia's Jess Lee explains how early-stage startups can identify product-market fit | TechCrunch

Identifying product-market fit is crucial for startup founders, with three archetypes to consider: Hair on Fire, Hard Fact, and Future Vision. [ more ]
moreproduct-market-fit
#fintech
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Accion's new $152.5M fund will back financial institutions serving small businesses globally | TechCrunch

Accion launched a $152.5 million Digital Transformation Fund for financial institutions, targeting small businesses excluded from the financial system. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

Notable Capital's Hans Tung on the state of VC and the upside to down rounds | TechCrunch

Down rounds can make sense in the long term, focusing on generating a big outcome at the end rather than temporary valuation fluctuations. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Accion's new $152.5M fund will back financial institutions serving small businesses globally | TechCrunch

Accion launched a $152.5 million Digital Transformation Fund for financial institutions, targeting small businesses excluded from the financial system. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

Notable Capital's Hans Tung on the state of VC and the upside to down rounds | TechCrunch

Down rounds can make sense in the long term, focusing on generating a big outcome at the end rather than temporary valuation fluctuations. [ more ]
morefintech
#industry-trends
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

From Miles Grimshaw to Eva Ho, venture capitalists continue to play musical chairs | TechCrunch

Big-name investors making moves in the venture capital industry are becoming more common recently, contrary to traditional practices. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

From Connie Chan to Ethan Kurzweil venture capitalists continue to play musical chairs | TechCrunch

Venture capitalists at partner level rarely change firms due to fund life cycles and personal investments, but recent trend shows notable moves in the industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

From Miles Grimshaw to Eva Ho, venture capitalists continue to play musical chairs | TechCrunch

Big-name investors making moves in the venture capital industry are becoming more common recently, contrary to traditional practices. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

From Connie Chan to Ethan Kurzweil venture capitalists continue to play musical chairs | TechCrunch

Venture capitalists at partner level rarely change firms due to fund life cycles and personal investments, but recent trend shows notable moves in the industry. [ more ]
moreindustry-trends
#startup-investments
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

GV's youngest partner has launched her own firm | TechCrunch

Terri Burns, a former GV partner, launches Type Capital venture firm focusing on early-stage startups, marking her entry among Black women with their own ventures. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

As VC firms invest more in B2B startups, Intuition is a new VC fund focusing on consumer tech | TechCrunch

Intuition is a new VC firm exclusively betting on consumer tech, led by Hugo Amsellem and Etienne Boutan with an initial fund of $16 million. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
Venture

The March 2024 US Venture Capital Funding Report

VC funding in March: $9.0B invested in US startups, 533 deals, 7.9% increase from last month, -32% from last year. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

Cendana, Kline Hill have a fresh $105M to buy stakes in seed VC funds from LPs looking to sell | TechCrunch

Venture capital faces a major challenge of lack of liquidity due to limited IPOs.
Investors are now seizing the opportunity to buy stakes in seed-stage VC funds and shares in startups at relative bargains. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

GV's youngest partner has launched her own firm | TechCrunch

Terri Burns, a former GV partner, launches Type Capital venture firm focusing on early-stage startups, marking her entry among Black women with their own ventures. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

As VC firms invest more in B2B startups, Intuition is a new VC fund focusing on consumer tech | TechCrunch

Intuition is a new VC firm exclusively betting on consumer tech, led by Hugo Amsellem and Etienne Boutan with an initial fund of $16 million. [ more ]
Alleywatch
2 months ago
Venture

The March 2024 US Venture Capital Funding Report

VC funding in March: $9.0B invested in US startups, 533 deals, 7.9% increase from last month, -32% from last year. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Venture

Cendana, Kline Hill have a fresh $105M to buy stakes in seed VC funds from LPs looking to sell | TechCrunch

Venture capital faces a major challenge of lack of liquidity due to limited IPOs.
Investors are now seizing the opportunity to buy stakes in seed-stage VC funds and shares in startups at relative bargains. [ more ]
morestartup-investments
#artificial-intelligence
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Women in AI: Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick wants to pass more AI legislation | TechCrunch

Highlighting remarkable women in AI revolution [ more ]
Coindesk
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Crypto VC Firm Polychain Tops Up AI Platform Ritual's $25M Funding Round With 'Multimillion Dollar' Investment

Polychain Capital made a multimillion-dollar investment in AI platform Ritual.
Ritual had previously raised $25 million to address the centralized nature of AI systems. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Women in AI: Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick wants to pass more AI legislation | TechCrunch

Highlighting remarkable women in AI revolution [ more ]
Coindesk
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Crypto VC Firm Polychain Tops Up AI Platform Ritual's $25M Funding Round With 'Multimillion Dollar' Investment

Polychain Capital made a multimillion-dollar investment in AI platform Ritual.
Ritual had previously raised $25 million to address the centralized nature of AI systems. [ more ]
moreartificial-intelligence
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

StrictlyVC London welcomes Phoenix Court and WEX | TechCrunch

TechCrunch partners with key players in London investment community at StrictlyVC event, featuring Saul Klein from Phoenix Court. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

VC fund performance is down sharply - but it may have already hit its lowest point | TechCrunch

The SFERS venture portfolio had a negative IRR in 2023, showing a decrease in overall fund performance and the struggle to overcome losses. [ more ]
#investment
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

Fika Ventures co-founder Eva Ho will step back from the firm after its current fund is deployed | TechCrunch

Eva Ho plans to step away from Fika Ventures after Fund III for personal reasons, maintaining control over her existing investments and board seats. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Meet the powerhouse pitch judges at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 | TechCrunch

Esteemed panel of industry expert judges at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 startup pitch competition
Expert judges include Edith Yeung, Paris Heymann, and Rachel Weston Rowell with impressive backgrounds in venture capital and investment [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

Fika Ventures co-founder Eva Ho will step back from the firm after its current fund is deployed | TechCrunch

Eva Ho plans to step away from Fika Ventures after Fund III for personal reasons, maintaining control over her existing investments and board seats. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Meet the powerhouse pitch judges at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 | TechCrunch

Esteemed panel of industry expert judges at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 startup pitch competition
Expert judges include Edith Yeung, Paris Heymann, and Rachel Weston Rowell with impressive backgrounds in venture capital and investment [ more ]
moreinvestment
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Can AI help founders fundraise more quickly and easily? | TechCrunch

Founders concerned about declining venture totals and difficulty in raising capital can leverage Intently's Founder AI for warm investor introductions. [ more ]
#investments
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

NBA champion Kyle Kuzma looks to bring his team mentality to Scrum Ventures | TechCrunch

Kyle Kuzma transitions to a venture fund adviser at Scrum Ventures, focusing on sports and entertainment tech investments. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Marketing

How an Obscure Chinese Real Estate Start-Up Paved the Way to TikTok

Investments in Chinese startups can lead to unexpected outcomes, such as Susquehanna's involvement in the founding of ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

NBA champion Kyle Kuzma looks to bring his team mentality to Scrum Ventures | TechCrunch

Kyle Kuzma transitions to a venture fund adviser at Scrum Ventures, focusing on sports and entertainment tech investments. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Marketing

How an Obscure Chinese Real Estate Start-Up Paved the Way to TikTok

Investments in Chinese startups can lead to unexpected outcomes, such as Susquehanna's involvement in the founding of ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. [ more ]
moreinvestments
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Venture

Human composting and timber marketplaces: talking "industrial" VC with investor Dayna Grayson | TechCrunch

Dayna Grayson focuses on investing in software transforming industrial sectors, not solely relying on AI hype for success. [ more ]
#investment-trends
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Climate tech investment roars back with an $8.1B start to 2024 | TechCrunch

Climate tech startups raised $8.1 billion in Q1, near record amounts, indicating sector resilience and investor interest. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Consumer tech investing is still hot for Maven Ventures, securing $60M for Fund IV | TechCrunch

Venture capitalists still see significant opportunities in consumer tech despite shifts in focus by major firms. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
European startups

Climate tech investment roars back with an $8.1B start to 2024 | TechCrunch

Climate tech startups raised $8.1 billion in Q1, near record amounts, indicating sector resilience and investor interest. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Consumer tech investing is still hot for Maven Ventures, securing $60M for Fund IV | TechCrunch

Venture capitalists still see significant opportunities in consumer tech despite shifts in focus by major firms. [ more ]
moreinvestment-trends
Alleywatch
2 months ago
NYC startup

The AlleyWatch April 2024 New York Venture Capital Funding Report

Focus on venture capital & early-stage funding in NY, excluding certain sectors. Utilize AlleyWatch for reaching tech-focused audience. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Notable Capital's Hans Tung on why he thinks founders need to play the long game | TechCrunch

Long-term focus on business growth is more critical than short-term valuation fluctuations in the venture capital industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Investors won't give you the real reason they are passing on your startup | TechCrunch

Investors may pass on startups if they perceive the founder or team as not impressive enough. [ more ]
#competition
ReadWrite
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Elon Musk's xAI closes in on $6 billion as AI race heats up

Elon Musk's xAI secures significant venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, highlighting its potential value and competition in the AI industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Ready to join Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2024? | TechCrunch

Top 200 startups sought for TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield 200 in San Francisco.
Finalists receive pitch coaching, exposure to investors, and a chance to win $100,000 and the Disrupt Cup. [ more ]
ReadWrite
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Elon Musk's xAI closes in on $6 billion as AI race heats up

Elon Musk's xAI secures significant venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, highlighting its potential value and competition in the AI industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Ready to join Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2024? | TechCrunch

Top 200 startups sought for TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield 200 in San Francisco.
Finalists receive pitch coaching, exposure to investors, and a chance to win $100,000 and the Disrupt Cup. [ more ]
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London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
2 months ago
European startups

Why VC's wouldn't invest in your business

Venture capitalists prioritize scalable business models targeting sizeable markets for substantial returns. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Watch: How Headspin's founder fraudsters almost get away with lying to investors | TechCrunch

The tech startup and venture capital boom has led to significant instances of fraud due to an influx of capital and lack of thorough diligence. [ more ]
Coindesk
2 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Akash Network's Token Surges 50% on Upbit Listing

AKT token surged over 50% in 24 hours. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Startup companies

Salesforce's silly deal dies, Rubrik's IPO, and venture capital in space | TechCrunch

Tech earnings, EV competition, venture capital trends, impact of bitcoin halving and startup growth were discussed in a busy episode. [ more ]
Fast Company
6 years ago
Bootstrapping

How These Black Founders Are Building Startups Without Investors

Venture capital remains a challenge for underrepresented minority entrepreneurs, with women of color facing significant barriers in accessing funding opportunities. [ more ]
TNW | Ecosystems
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The state of open source in Europe

Venture capital funding for open source has slowed down, leading to a need for companies to justify themselves and adopt real business models.
Events like FOSDEM serve as microcosms of the open-source community, highlighting key themes such as AI, environmental impact, sustainability, governance, and data. [ more ]
TechCrunch
3 months ago
Startup companies

Pan-African VC Verod-Kepple closes its first fund at $60M | TechCrunch

VKAV closed its first fund at $60 million to support up to 21 growth-stage companies in Africa.
The fund received backing from various Japanese institutions and other global investors, aiming to bridge the gap for growth-stage capital in the region. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF real estate

Model Angela Lindvall's Lovely L.A.-Area Home Struts Onto the Market-for a Cause

The former Vogue Model of the Year is selling her home in Woodland Hills to support women's health-focused startups.
10% of the proceeds from the sale will go to Coyote Ventures, a VC firm backing health solutions for women. [ more ]
Open Data Science - Your News Source for AI, Machine Learning & more
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Saudi Arabia Announces New $40B AI Fund

Saudi Arabia is establishing a $40 billion AI fund to become a leader in AI and technology innovation.
The fund aims to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by investing in AI, chip manufacturing, and tech startups. [ more ]
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