fundraising

  • Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds

    Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds

    Bain Capital Ventures only needed two months to raise $850 million for its latest two funds. The firm began fundraising for its $650 million BCV 2014 investment vehicle and a $200 million coinvestment fund on April 2 and had wrapped up financing for the two funds by June 6, according to document shown to TechCrunch. Read More

  • With A New Generation Of Leaders Norwest Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion

    With A New Generation Of Leaders Norwest Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion

    Giving its new generation of leadership a deep capital pool to invest from, Norwest Venture Partners is expected to announce the close of a new $1.2 billion fund. The announcement of Norwest Venture Partners XII LP comes on the heels of a record year for the firm in 2013, when it saw the liquidation of 11 of its portfolio companies create roughly $10 billion in value. It also caps a remarkable… Read More

  • Winning AngelList

    Winning AngelList

    It’s a 500,000 person party, and you’re invited. It’s 24/7, no charge for entrance, and when you leave you could go home with a pile of cash instead of a creeping hangover. As Fred Wilson says, “If you’re working in tech and you’re trying to raise an angel round, you have to be on AngelList. You just have to be there.” Read More

  • Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create, Customize And Host Their Own Crowdfunding Campaigns

    Crowdtilt Launches Crowdhoster To Let Anyone Create, Customize And Host Their Own Crowdfunding Campaigns

    Crowdtilt is today launching the first public version of Crowdhoster — its full-featured, open-source, customizable crowdfunding tool that will allow anyone to launch their own campaign without having to touch a line of code. Built using Crowdtilt’s API, Crowdhoster gives both individuals or businesses the ability to set up and own their own crowdfunding page. Read More

  • Group-Funding Platform Crowdtilt Opens To Non-Profits, Now Offers Tax-Deductible Donations, Receipts

    Group-Funding Platform Crowdtilt Opens To Non-Profits, Now Offers Tax-Deductible Donations, Receipts

    Since we first covered its launch back in February, Crowdtilt has been on a mission to become the easiest way for groups of people to collaborate around money, specifically fundraising, for any cause. Said in another way, Crowdtilt wants to become the go-to platform for the many types of group fundraising that don’t (or can’t) happen on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Want… Read More

  • Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    If you don’t know about Startup Health and you’re a healthtech investor or entrepreneur (or at all interested in the space,) you need to rectify that. After all, as evidenced by the launch of another solid, differentiated health-focused startup accelerator last week, there is a lot of public, private and entrepreneurial attention shifting to the industry. Read More

  • [Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

    [Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

    Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste’s new book The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital. If you pay attention to the headlines about startups getting millions of dollars of funding from investors, venture capitalists, or partnerships, you might think the fund-raising process happens overnight. It all sounds so… Read More

  • Zynga Gamers Raise $1 Million For Tsunami Relief

    On Friday, social gaming giant Zynga joined tsunami relief efforts by enabling in-game donations through virtual goods in Zynga games like FrontierVille, FarmVille and CityVille. Today, the company announced that — in just 36 hours — Zynga gamers donated more than $1 million to relief efforts. Zynga partnered with the Save the Children to raise money for its Japan Earthquake… Read More

  • Social Fundraising Site Fundly Raises $2 Million of its Own

    Today, social fundraising platform Fundly announced that it had closed a $2 million seed funding round led by a group of Silicon Valley investors. Using AngelList, a marketplace that makes it easy for startups to connect with angels, Fundly assembled a laundry list of reputable investors, including Mitch Kapor and Stephen DeBerry of Kapor Capital, Trevor Kienzle of Correlation Ventures… Read More

  • A Plea for Help and Turkey Day Wishes


    So I ran a marathon last year. Hurt my foot, got a blood blister under my big toe, and generally tuned into Orson Welles thanks to carbo-loading “problems” aka IMMA GONNA EAT EVERYTHING NOM NOM NOM! So now I’m going to do it again, I’m going to try to do it a bit more sanely, and I need your help to raise $2,600 for Team In Training, the organization I’m… Read More