Private Equity

  • How pro rata works in venture capital deals Crunch Network

    How pro rata works in venture capital deals

    To the uninitiated, startup fundraising can be confusing. And even some of the resources designed to be approachable for the newcomer often raise more questions than they answer. So we’ve launched a series called “A Startup Takes Flight” to simply explain the dynamics of fundraising and deal terms. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF spotlights fresh founders, not just hotshot CEOs

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF spotlights fresh founders, not just hotshot CEOs

    The challenges of startup life don’t get the same attention as the funding rounds and blockbuster exits. We often only see tech executives onstage once they’ve already made it big. But it’s the leaders of fledgling startups, currently in the trenches fighting to survive, that can teach some of the most important lessons for fellow entrepreneurs. Read More

  • Thailand’s Event Pop raises $2M to expand its ticketing service in Southeast Asia

    Thailand’s Event Pop raises $2M to expand its ticketing service in Southeast Asia

    Event Pop, a two-year-old digital ticketing startup from Thailand, has raised a Series A round of over $2 million to expand its product and move into new markets. The round was led by Thai investors InVent, a subsidiary of the parent of operator AIS, and Kasikorn Bank’s $30 million Beacon fund. Event Pop had previously raised $500,000. One of its backers is millionaire… Read More

  • Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

    Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

    Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which said that he intends to raise more than $100 million for the new fund. We understand that the exact amount has not been… Read More

  • Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

    Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

    We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s clear now that the turn of Ng’s three part act is a $150 million venture capital fund, first noted by PEHub, targeting AI investments. Ng, who formerly founded Google’s Brain Team and served as chief scientist at… Read More

  • Ritual Vitamins pulls in $10.5 million from Founders Fund to scale the business

    Ritual Vitamins pulls in $10.5 million from Founders Fund to scale the business

    Ritual Vitamins has raised $10.5 million in Series A venture funding to attract talent, scale the business and build in-house technology for customer experience and support. Unlike the majority of vitamin brands, Ritual is backed by an in-house team of scientists and a medical board. Read More

  • 500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund

    500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund

    Following sexual harassment allegations that led to the resignation of 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure, it’s now emerged that the troubled VC firm has abandoned its Canada fund. According to reports in The Globe and Mail and BetaKit, the saga made it difficult to move forward with the next phase of 500 Canada, where it had a profit-sharing relationship. The firm was in the process… Read More

  • SAIF Partners closes new $350M fund for India’s resurgent tech startup scene

    SAIF Partners closes new $350M fund for India’s resurgent tech startup scene

    SAIF Partners, one of India’s most active investment firms, has returned with a new fund of $350 million, its sixth to date. Unlike other firms, SAIF opted to keep its newest fund at the same size as its previous one because it allows it to be selective on deals, a number of partners told TechCrunch in an interview. SAIF has more than $4 billion in assets under management. Its… Read More

  • High Times weed magazine goes public but ditches IPO

    High Times weed magazine goes public but ditches IPO

    IPO? How about HighPO? The 43-year-old marijuana media brand High Times has found a shortcut to going public: It sold itself to an already public shell company, of which High Times share holders then got an 83 percent stake. Read More

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