Trading-focused blockchain Sei raises $30M, bringing valuation up to $800M
Sei, a layer-1 blockchain focused on trading, has raised $30 million, Jayendra Jog, co-founder of Sei Labs, exclusively told TechCrunch. A company spokesperson shared an $800 million valuation for the
Fantasy sports app Champions Round raises $7M to build new content creator feature
Champions Round, a fantasy league startup that caters to Gen Z sports fans, announced today that it raised $7 million in new Series A funding. The funding round will go toward developing a new “Crea
The $100M venture round is going extinct
Startups hoping to raise a nine-figure round in the future had best temper their ambition; venture funding events worth $100 million or more are going extinct — quickly.
5 questions for venture capital in Q3 2022
We’re gearing up for a wave of venture capital data that will start to drop in less than two weeks' time. Here’s what we want to determine when we get the final figures in.
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Where is Silicon Valley, really?
Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the ‘real-world metaverse’
Niantic, the augmented reality platform that’s developing games like Pokémon GO, raised $300 million from Coatue, valuing the company at $9 billion. The San Fransisco-based startup, which initi
Hopper raises $170M and partners with Capital One on a new cardholder travel booking portal
Canadian travel startup Hopper has raised a $170 million Series F round, led by Capital One. The U.S. banks and credit card company is also coming on board as a strategic partner, to launch Capital On
Hoxton Ventures’ partners assess Europe’s early-stage landscape
"We’re largely hands off with our companies, but I think almost all the founders we pick tend to do the right thing and have a broader perspective on society."
Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage
Let’s say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage startups based in the United States. How many of those would go on to raise a Series A? Of companies that go on to raise a Series A, how many would g
What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America
You don’t have to look hard to see why the startup community in Latin America has long faced a lack of capital and resources to fuel significant growth. Many Latin American entrepreneurs have endure
How Smart Founders Avoid The Risk Of A Down Round
Talking about down rounds in a bull market feels like shopping for an umbrella in this unprecedented California drought. You get some funny looks, but it pays to be prepared. When the current market s
Here’s One Way To Monetise The Series A Crunch: Make A List Of Moribund Startups, Sell It For $5k (As Acqui-Hire/IP ‘Intel’), Profit
Back in December, the sort-of-Series-A-crunch led VC analysis firm CB Insights to predict that more than 1,000 startups will be orphaned at the seed stage. But it seems there is silver-lining to the s