venture capital

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 si

Crunch Report | NBC Launches News Broadcast for Snapchat

NBC launches news broadcast for Snapchat, Tim Draper invests in an Iron Man suit and SoftBank invests massively in three startups. All this on Crunch Report!

Real estate venture firm Fifth Wall launches an early-stage accelerator

The venture capital firm Fifth Wall, an investor in construction and real estate-focused startups that is backed by some of the country's largest real estate companies, is expanding into early-stage

Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institu

Venture capital association slams Trump Administration’s delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule

Venture capital’s national association has come out swinging against the Trump administration’s decision to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule. A product of the final days of Presid

When even due diligence can be biased

The venture capital industry’s corrosive gender bias, on full display in the past few months, has already cost one of its most valuable new companies billions of dollars; brought about the disso

Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’

Cabin recently announced it had secured $3.3 million in seed financing for its sleeper-car buses. That's right, a full-size travel bus has been outfitted with sleeping berths lining a narrow walkway,

Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures is raising another $15M

Playground Ventures — the VC fund co-founded by Android inventor and former Google exec Andy Rubin that sits alongside an eponymous incubator/startup studio and is making some big bets in areas

As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

As the firm looks ahead to its own future, Suster and the firm he's helped grow remain committed to the future of Los Angeles. The two are paired, and these days if an investor is #LongLA (to use the

Someone claiming to be a VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued

On KQED's Forum show today host Queena Sook Kim discussed venture capital's sexist culture. But during the call, someone claiming to be a VC emailed the show to say he would not hire a woman “out o

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm's newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm's remaining co-founder J

Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capita

Venture investing in the US and Europe are totally different industries

While venture investing outside the U.S. has come a long way in recent years, our analysis shows it remains an entirely different industry than U.S. venture capital. And when we say different, we mean

Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York’s startup scene is thriving

Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage-closing process, has raised $4.5 million in its Series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Third Prime Capital, along

Merlon Intelligence raises $7.65 million in seed financing to combat money laundering

Flightcaster, Prismatic and now Merlon Intelligence. Bradford Cross, partner at the venture capital firm Data Collective is a known figure in the ranks of VCs who have caught the entrepreneurship

For investors seeking a purpose-built CRM toolkit, Affinity raised $13.5 million to get you covered

For the venture capitalists, hedge funders, investment bankers and private equity folks trawling the skyways looking for deals, there’s nothing more important than a strong network. But for most

Hong Kong’s Qupital raises $2M led by Alibaba to finance invoice loans for SMEs

Qupital, a one-year-old Hong Kong-based startup that addresses cash flow issues for SMEs, has closed a $2 million seed funding round. The is certainly a notable size for an early stage investment in H

DeepGraph feeds enterprise sales teams with hyper-targeted warm leads

The best way to grow sales is to better understand sales, but unfortunately that’s often easier said than done. Kemvi, a seed-stage startup, is launching out of stealth today to announce DeepG

500 Startups closes $15M fund to back founders in the Middle East and North Africa

Fresh off closing a $10 million fund earlier this year for Latin American startups, 500 Startups has pulled together capital for a new $15 million fund that will exclusively target startups in the Mid

Dell Technologies Capital emerges from stealth, announces over 70 investments

Most venture capital funds that have 27 exits under their belt are not in stealth. In fact, most venture capital firms today don’t even know what 27 exits looks like. But EMC Ventures, in steal
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