investments

Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund

Last month San Francisco-based Bitwise Investments announced a passively managed index fund comprised of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The fund rebalances once a month, and all

Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B

Tencent has become the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion. Shares of the 19-year-old company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rallied to reach HK$418.80 to 

Stash raises $40 million Series C to make investing more approachable

Micro-investing app Stash has raised an additional $40 million in Series C funding, the company announced this morning, following rapid growth in terms of sign-ups from new users – 86 percent of

Bitcoin is being Bitcoin and spiking 30% this week and 200% this year

It feels like we only hear about Bitcoin when the price is either tanking or skyrocketing. And, since it’s currently skyrocketing, let’s talk about Bitcoin! As of writing, Bitcoin is hove

Warburg Pincus Just Committed Up To $100M For Cloud-Based Janitorial Management Software

Groundskeeeper Willy's job just got a bit of a boost with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/warburg-pincus">Warburg Pincus</a>' $100 million commitment to Dude

Liquor.com Raises $3.1 million In Series B Funding

If you ask me you don't mess around with people like that you get out of the room and then you get into the car and go home you don't call nobody you know or whatever, right? So I'm talking with Suffo

Central European Investor MCI Takes Minority Stake In Polish Clothing E-Tailer Answear

Every market needs its own e-tailers and Poland is no exception. One of the major players in Central Europe is <a target="_blank" href="http://answear.com">Answear.com</a>, a Polish fashion e-tailer l

Ben Horowitz: “We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize”

At the <a target="_blank" href="http://dld-conference.com/conferences/17">DLD conference</a> in Munich today, venture capitalist <a target="_blank" href="http://bhorowitz.com/">Ben Horowitz</a> took t

Speedinvest Makes Four Investments In Four Months

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/speedinvest.png" class="shot" />Vienna and San Francisco based Super angel fund <a href="http://Speedinvest.com">Speedinvest</a>, launched ju

Sony Plans To Invest $1.2 Billion In Image Sensor Production

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sony_exmor_cmos1.jpg" /> Sony is making a big bet on smartphones and digital cameras: the company yesterday confirmed earlier <a href="h

Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

  Bill Gates now owns 3-percent of the world’s second-largest Coke bottler and Mexico’s second-largest brewery. I say good for you, Mr. Gates. Cascade Investment LLC, the asset manage

Sprint reportedly turns down $5 billion from investors

The New York Times is reporting that Sprint has said thanks but no thanks to an offer from Providence Equity Partners and South Korea’s SK Telecom which would, in effect, replace Sprint’s