venture capital

Tencent-backed fleet manager G7 racks up $320M in funding

A sizable funding round is poised to heat up a race to automate China’s logistics infrastructure. Beijing-based fleet management company G7 announced on Monday that it has banked $320 million t

Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

Bright Health, another startup seeking to disrupt an antiquated industry, has raised $440 million since 2016.

The highest-flying consumer tech stocks have lost $1 trillion

Another day, another stock market setback for once high-flying technology companies, which have lost roughly $1 trillion in the latest stock market slide. Shares of the core group of consumer technol

500 Startups Vietnam grabs $14M to invest in local companies

Vietnam is one of the most rapidly expanding tech ecosystems in Southeast Asia.

Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

The only sure things in this life, according to Ben Franklin, are death and taxes. And a new startup called Visor has just raised $9 million in financing to make one of them as painless as possible.

Travel startups are taking off

The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists.

In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn

Howie Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Howie Xu is the vice president of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Zscaler. He previously co-founded TrustPath and served as an entrepreneur in res

Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Latin American fund

As technology investment and exits continue to rise across Brazil, early-stage venture capital firm monashees today announced that it has closed on $150 million for its eighth investment fund. Commitm

Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Foo

Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again)

All-female founding teams have raised 2.2% of U.S. VC so far this year; mixed-gender teams have raised about 13%.

What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazil’s startup ecosystem

On October 28, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian elections, after one of the most polarizing campaigns of the last decades. The uncertainty caused by the elections hit Brazil’s cu

Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem

It’s time to bring out into the open the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive reach and influence in the U.S. technolo

Investors like Walmart and Microsoft back Team8’s cybersecurity venture studio with $85 million

The Israeli cybersecurity venture studio Team8 has raised $85 million in new financing from a clutch of new and returning strategic investors including Walmart, Airbus, SoftBank, and Microsoft&#8217

Local venture capital fund formation is on the rise in Africa, led by Nigeria

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Foo

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

In an attempt to boost diversity and inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in Los Angeles and the community that surrounds it, over 80 venture capitalists and

China is funding the future of American biotech

Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shangha

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of

Alumni Ventures Group is investing upwards of $200 million a year in tech startups. Has anyone noticed?

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention

Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy.

Y Combinator survey confirms what we already know — female founders are too often victims of sexual harassment

Y Combinator partnered with Callisto, a sexual misconduct reporting software built for victims, to survey its roster of female founders.

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia

Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion.
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