venture capital

5 secondaries investors tell us what’s hot and what’s not heading into 2024

Secondary activity is expected to return to normal in 2024. Five investors tells us where they are interested and where they are not.

The venture landscape may be on the ‘cusp’ of explosive growth after years of macro strain

The crypto industry is facing the same macroeconomic headwinds as others, with the added bonus of regulatory uncertainty.

Zelda Ventures’ new pre-seed fund backs serial entrepreneurs

Suzanne Fletcher invested in 10 companies from the new fund, so far, and plans to invest in 40 companies in total.

Why Congruent turned down over $300M from LPs for its third climate tech fund

Investors thought the firm's initial target of $200 million was far too modest, and instead offered $600 million, a threefold oversubscription.

Seed founders should consider these factors before partnering with multistage funds

Masha Bucher Contributor Share on X Masha Bucher is the founder and general partner of Day One Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that backs customer-focused startups and leads their commun

Summer’s secondary surge didn’t last, but 2024 should be strong

Secondary activity was inconsistent this year, but if the IPO window opens back up in 2024, secondaries should return with it.

Why does MasterClass work? with David Rogier from MasterClass

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by David Rogier, the founder and CEO of MasterClass.

Deal Dive: Betting on beauty fads is big business

RepeatMD recently raised a $50 million Series A round to serve the exploding med spa industry that is built on consumer beauty trends.

Benchmark, the storied venture firm, sees the AI race as still wide open

Yesterday in Helsinki, this editor interviewed four of the six general partners at Benchmark, the nearly 30-year-old Silicon Valley firm that’s known for some notable bets (Uber, Dropbox), paying ea

Tola Capital, investing in AI-enabled enterprise software, closes largest fund at $230M

Tola Capital III will invest 25 to 30 companies globally and write average check sizes of between $1 million to $4 million for seed-stage companies.

FEBE Ventures launches $75M second fund

FEBE Ventures’ name stands for “For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs,” and true to form, it is continuing to support seed-stage startups with the launch of its second fund. Targeting $75 million,

Fearless Fund grant program was already ‘at risk’ before lawsuit

A leaked document shines new light on the fund's relationship with Mastercard and the embattled grant program.

NXTP closes largest fund with $98M for early-stage B2B founders in Latin America

NXTP Fund III represents over a 2x increase from the size of its previous fund, enabling the firm to invest in between 25 and 30 companies this time around.

TC Startup Battlefield master class with Blumberg Capital: Make the most of your investors’ expertise

David Blumberg, founder and managing partner at Blumberg Ventures, explains how early-stage startups can look to their investors for help with solving problems, scaling, hiring, and strategic planning

In Australia and New Zealand, a venture downturn isn’t the end. It’s time to shine.

The geographic isolation of Australia and New Zealand creates a sense of hustle, if not urgency, around raising funds and building a global product.

Investors say New Zealand has ‘all the right ingredients’ to be a startup nation

This is part of a survey of investors focused on Australia and New Zealand. The following responses are from the New Zealand investors.

Australian investors say capital limitations push founders to ‘new heights of creativity’

This is part of a survey of investors focused on Australia and New Zealand. The following responses are from the Australian investors.

Tiger Global chieftain Scott Shleifer transitions to advisory role after wild ride

Tiger Global Management is going through a major management change. Per a message that founder Chase Coleman sent this afternoon to investors of the 22-year-old venture- and hedge-fund outfit and obta

Owning the earscape market with Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman from Studs

Welcome back to Found, where we get to the stories behind the startups. Becca and Dom are joined by Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman, co-founders of the ear piercing company Studs.

Twelve Below secures $108M across two new funds

Twelve Below aims to lead or co-lead pre-seed and seed financings with the goal of earning a 10% to 15% ownership stake in the core investments from the fund.
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