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  • The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market Crunch Network

    The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

    The Equifax breach, WannaCry, NotPetya, the NSA leak, and many more cyber incidents – 2017 was certainly a busy year for hackers, illustrating yet again just how vital innovative cybersecurity solutions are in the fight against cyber threats. Second only to the U.S., in terms of cybersecurity investment 2017 was another excellent year for Israeli cybersecurity startups, with dozens… Read More

  • US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4 Crunch Network

    US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

    Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017. We look at some of the key data points for the just-ended quarter and year, including early and late-stage funding, round counts, M&A and IPOs. Read More

  • Prototype Capital launches to take pre-seed student investing out of the Ivy League

    Prototype Capital launches to take pre-seed student investing out of the Ivy League

    The two founders of Prototype Capital believe that pre-seed investment focused on student entrepreneurs needs to change. While existing micro-investment funds focused on young entrepreneurs spend their time at Ivy League schools and elite private institutions, Prototype Capital’s founders are betting on great opportunities coming from the same places that have driven Steve… Read More

  • Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

    Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

    Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It’s a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments) on investing in companies that can improve society, and that work to fix broken systems, and a new startup, Frank, is the latest attempt to make a lasting change in the industry. Read More

  • MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

    MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

    MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since being founded in 2013. The startup provides an all-in-one platform for anything finance related. A user connects their bank accounts and credit cards and then gets personalized advice based on… Read More

  • This company will self-destruct after its ICO Crunch Network

    This company will self-destruct after its ICO

    Two opposing fears are holding back the move to token-networks: a fear of the absence of governance on one side and a fear of regulation on the other. There is, however, a solution to both of these contradictory concerns when it comes to company creation in the token era. Read More

  • Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund

    Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund

    Sequoia Capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund. The legendary Silicon Valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global growth fund. The fundraising is expected to get underway in the first quarter of 2018. Read More

  • INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities

    INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities

    Loans can be the hardest to get for the people who need them the most. An estimated 45 million Americans don’t have a credit score and others have trouble bringing up their scores, even if they are in a better financial position than in years past. While most lenders would consider low-income families with bad credit scores to be too risky, a startup called INSIKT believes that it… Read More

  • Indiegogo now lets you fund via token sale

    Indiegogo now lets you fund via token sale

    Crowdfunding service and Kickstarter-competitor Indiegogo is now offering an ICO service alongside its partner, MicroVentures. The company will allow users to participate in SEC-complaint ICOs and, like its slow-burning equity crowdfunding service, will pick and choose startups that match certain exacting criteria. These tokens sales will be SEC complaint and the sales are performed within… Read More

  • Betting consumers are tired of bad bank behavior, Aspiration raises $47 million for its alternative

    Betting consumers are tired of bad bank behavior, Aspiration raises $47 million for its alternative

    A who’s-who of celebrities, investors and celebrity investors have come together to invest $47 million into Aspiration, the company launched by a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton to challenge the traditional banking industry. Read More

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