Decide which type of investor to target for raising capital

Decide which type of investor to target for raising capital

More posts by this contributor Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? Should your new VC fund use revenue-based investing? I recently wrote Should you raise venture capital from a traditional equity VC or a Revenue-Based Investing VC? Since then, I’ve talked with a number Read more…

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 2 of 2)

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 2 of 2)

In part two of our survey that asked top VCs about the most exciting investment areas in real estate, we dig into responses from 10 leading real estate-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stages across real estate specific firms, corporate venture arms, and prominent generalist firms to Read more…

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)

The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that sit amongst the world’s most influential real estate companies. Emerging technologies Read more…

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the first funding amount it has ever disclosed — and alongside that Read more…

Where LA’s top consumer VCs are looking to invest

Where LA’s top consumer VCs are looking to invest

From a geographical perspective, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles startup ecosystems are no longer separated by a few hundred miles. Top-tier VCs from SF visit LA regularly, and entrepreneurs raise from investors upstate and downstate in one process. Anecdotally, as an LA resident of 4 years, there’s Read more…

New York’s Boldstart Ventures has raised $157 million across two funds to back nascent enterprise startups

New York’s Boldstart Ventures has raised $157 million across two funds to back nascent enterprise startups

Eight years after raising a $1.5 million proof-of-concept fund, Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based venture firm whose portfolio companies have been enjoying some serious momentum lately, just closed two new funds with $157 million in capital commitments. One fund is $112 million seed- and early-stage vehicle– the fourth of its Read more…

Penny Pritzker

Inspired Capital, founded by Alexa von Tobel and Penny Pritzker, just closed its debut fund with $200 million

Exactly 10 years ago, on stage at a TechCrunch event, Alexa von Tobel launched her startup, LearnVest, an online financial planning company that aimed to give people access to more affordable financial planning services. Much has happened in subsequent years. LearnVest went on to raise roughly $70 million from investors, Read more…

Angular Ventures outs $41M seed fund for European and Israeli enterprise and ‘deep tech’ startups

Angular Ventures outs $41M seed fund for European and Israeli enterprise and ‘deep tech’ startups

Angular Ventures, the early-stage enterprise and “deep tech”-focused VC firm founded by former DFJ Esprit partner Gil Dibner, is announcing the closing of its debut fund at $41 million. Targeting startups in Europe and Israel, Angular Ventures has been operating in so-called “stealth mode” for almost two years, seeing its Read more…

A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures

A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures

New research commissioned by UK VC firm Octopus Ventures has put a spotlight on which of the country’s higher education institutions are doing the most to support spin outs. The report compiles a ranking of universities, foregrounding those with a record of producing what partner Simon King dubs “quality spin Read more…