early-stage venture capital
Are rising seed-stage valuations a poisoned gift for startups?
If seed valuations continue to rise while later-stage prices dip, how long will it be until the climb from seed to Series A sees startups losing value?
Launch Africa, the VC firm that has backed over 100 startups, closes first fund at $36.3M
Pan-African venture capital fund Launch Africa Ventures today is announcing the close of its $36.3 million fund, which it has primarily used to invest in B2B and B2B2C startups across Africa. In an in
The early-stage venture capital market is weird and chaotic
With as much seed capital as there is in the market today, we talked to investors about startups raising later Series As than before, while Series B rounds can happen incredibly rapidly.
Menlo Ventures just closed its fifteenth early-stage fund with $500 million
Menlo Ventures, the 44-year-old venture firm with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, is taking the wraps of its fifteenth early-stage fund today, a vehicle it closed with $500 million in capital
True Ventures has $840 million more to invest in nascent and breakout startups
True Ventures, the now 15-year-old firm with offices in Palo Alto, California, and San Francisco, is taking the wraps off two new funds this morning: It has closed its seventh early-stage fund with $4
There’s an implosion of early-stage VC funding, and no one’s talking about it
Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, and a sharp rise in the number of private "unicorns," there has been a quiet, barely noticed implosion in early-stage VC activity worldwide. Thi