Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it)
Rosie Nguyen isn’t your typical startup founder. Her Instagram grid perfectly depicts the two sides of who she is: In one post, she’s live on CNBC speaking out against Apple’s developer fees
Egyptian investment app Thndr nabs $20M from Tiger Global, Prosus Ventures and others
The MENA region has about 400 million people with $500 billion in annual savings. But as a relatively young population, most of them have minimal equity market and investment exposure. Replicating the
Egypt’s YFS gets $7M to scale its on-demand logistics and delivery business across MENA
On-demand delivery in the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to reach $47 billion by 2030. In its largest and fastest-growing economy, Egypt, many platforms operate in different segments of e-c
TechCrunch+ roundup: 2021 edtech report, UBS-Wealthfront deal, falling startup revenue
I could spend hours discussing early-stage startup operations and community-based marketing, but deal flow is my blind spot.
Multiverse, the tech-focused apprenticeship startup, nabs $130M at an $875M valuation
After rebranding from White Hat and raising $44 million earlier this year, tech apprenticeship startup Multiverse has raised another round of funding. The company today announced that it has closed $1
Affinity, a relationship intelligence company, raises $80M to help close deals
Affinity is focused on industries like investment banking and venture capital, where there aren’t CRMs or networking platforms that cater to the specific needs of the long-term relationship.
Blossom Capital lures Alex Lim from Silicon Valley to join the European tech boom
Alex Lim, a British-born VC based in the Bay Area who invested in Hopin, UiPath, Discord, and many other unicorns has decided to up stakes and leave Sand Hill Road behind for Blossom Capital in London
The Accellion data breach continues to get messier
Morgan Stanley has joined the growing list of Accellion hack victims — more than six months after attackers first breached the vendor’s 20-year-old file-sharing product. The investment banking f
Eight Roads Ventures Europe promotes Lucile Cornet to Partner
Lucile Cornet has been appointed partner with Eight Roads Ventures Europe, a firm focusing on startups in Europe and Israel. Cornet is its first female partner. Eight Roads is backed by Fidelity and h
7 things we just learned about Sequoia’s European expansion plans
Sequoia Capital, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed companies like Apple, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb and Stripe, recently disclosed that it had opened its first office in Eu
AvePoint to go public via SPAC valued at $2B
AvePoint, a company that gives enterprises using Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Teams a control layer on top of these tools, announced today that it would be going public via a SPAC merger with
LA’s consumer goods rental service, Joymode, sells to the NYC retail investment firm, XRC Labs
After raising $15 million in financing from one of technology’s most successful global investment firms, the Los Angeles-based consumer goods rental company Joymode is selling itself to an early
3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs
It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilie
Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming
Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. That brings the company’s total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will deploy to support and i
Los Angeles gets a new consumer fund as founders of Sprinkles seek $25 million for CN2 Ventures
Charles and Candace Nelson traded their investment banking careers in Silicon Valley for the sweet, sweet life as captains of the cupcake and confectionery chain Sprinkles. Now they’re putting b
What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa VC investing
Goldman Sachs is investing in African tech companies. The venerable American investment bank and financial services firm has backed startups from Kenya to Nigeria and taken a significant stake in e-co
If you don’t have an investment banker, replicate one
Good news: even if you have a small company and can’t afford a banker, you can synthetically and cheaply replicate one.
How tech is transforming the intelligence industry
Intelligence communities across the Western world are now at a crossroads.
The changing nature of venture capital
The venture industry is likely to consolidate significantly in the next decade as funding confers greater advantage to large venture investors.
Sources: J.P. Morgan working on a secretive digital banking project based out of London
A number of incumbent banks are known to be developing new digital-first products in a bid to keep the new wave of challenger banks at bay and now it appears that the latest to make that move is J.P.