seed funds

  • Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups

    Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups

    Coding bootcamps have proliferated in recent years in the U.S. One of them, Fullstack Academy, today announced a commitment to invest in promising startups founded by their alumni. According to Fullstack Academy CEO David Yang, the New York-based startup will invest from its own balance sheet, and seek to fund up to eight companies a year in pre-seed or seed-stage deals. Terms and capital… Read More

  • Romulus Capital closes $75 million fund to back early-stage tech startups

    Romulus Capital closes $75 million fund to back early-stage tech startups

    Romulus Capital has raised its third—and largest—fund to back early-stage startups, many sourced in labs at MIT, the alma mater of the firm’s founding General Partner, Krishna K. Gupta. The firm closed its newest fund, Romulus Capital III LP, at $75 million, and intends to lead seed or series A deals in 15 to 20 companies from it. Krishna K. Gupta launched Romulus Capital… Read More

  • Amazon Makes A Play For Startups With Its AWS Activate Service Bundle And Support Network

    Amazon Makes A Play For Startups With Its AWS Activate Service Bundle And Support Network

    Amazon’s AWS cloud services division has become one of the go-to places for startups looking for hosting and other services for their apps and other business. Today, Amazon redoubled its efforts to target new ones with the launch of AWS Activate, a bundle of services that offers startups and the incubators and accelerators that support them assistance in the form of training, geniuses… Read More

  • Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC Raises $55 Million For Fund III

    Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC Raises $55 Million For Fund III

    The micro-VCs are growing up. Case in point: Jeff Clavier, who started out as an angel investor backing Web 2.0 companies and then transitioned his portfolio into a more formal venture firm, SoftTech VC. Clavier just finished raising a total of $55 million for SoftTech’s third fund. SoftTech’s main focus is on three areas: mobile, next-generation e-commerce, and cloud-based services. Read More