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12 08, 2019

For Top Venture Capital Firms, Success Breeds Success

By |2019-08-12T08:35:37+00:00August 12th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Read any of the many “best of” lists on venture capital and a handful of names will pop up again and again (and year after year): Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, Tiger Capital. These are the firms that lead funding rounds for Silicon Valley unicorns, where partners become legends for inking deals with [...]

1 08, 2019

Venture Firm Wellington Partners Launches $237 Million Life Science Fund

By |2019-08-01T10:07:55+00:00August 1st, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Wellington Partners, a top European venture capital firm based in Munich, Germany, announced the final close of its fifth-generation Wellington Partners Life Science Fund V (WPLS-V). It closed at $237 million (U.S.), which is the largest Wellington Partners fund targeting life sciences. The fund plans to build a portfolio of about 15 to 20 companies, with a [...]

1 08, 2019

This VC Firm Just Raised More Than $1 Billion To Invest in Moonshots

By |2019-08-01T10:05:49+00:00August 1st, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Lux Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm, has raised more than $1 billion across two new funds to back companies on “the cutting edge of science.” The firm raised $500 million for its sixth flagship early-stage fund and another $550 million for an opportunity fund focused on growth-stage investments. Limited partners include global foundations, university [...]

1 08, 2019

Science Trust gets significant grant from U.S. Dept. of Commerce 

By |2019-08-01T10:00:29+00:00August 1st, 2019|Puerto Rico, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust was selected as one of the 44 nonprofit entities will receive funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program, which will award a total of $23 million to expand high impact entrepreneurship. The Trust will launch the Investor Bridge Project based on Puerto Rico’s [...]

6 06, 2019

Chicago companies are attracting major venture funding 

By |2019-06-06T09:32:11+00:00June 6th, 2019|Illinois, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The University of Chicago has secured $75 million in grant funding, according to company database Crunchbase, topping the city’s recent funding headlines. The cash infusion was announced May 28 and financed by Pritzker Foundation. According to its Crunchbase profile, "The University of Chicago is not only a university in Chicago, Illinois, but also a university for Chicago. In [...]

22 05, 2019

There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing | TechCrunch

By |2019-05-22T09:23:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Revenue-based financing is on the rise, at least according to Lighter Capital, a firm that doles out entrepreneur-friendly debt capital. What exactly is RBF you ask? It’s a relatively new form of funding for tech companies that are posting monthly recurring revenue. Here’s how Lighter Capital, which completed 500 RBF deals in 2018, explains it: “It’s an alternative [...]

22 05, 2019

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs | TechCrunch

By |2019-05-22T09:16:21+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Venture Capital|0 Comments

First Round Capital  has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is [...]

16 05, 2019

Xconomy: Why Investors Are Turning to the Midwest

By |2019-05-16T07:15:14+00:00May 16th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

For decades, venture capital investors have targeted the East and West coasts to find and fund their next big startup growth company. The result? Two thirds of VC deals and dollars are currently, as of the first quarter of 2019, held in three states—California, New York, and Massachusetts—in three regions of the U.S. Trailing those [...]

29 04, 2019

A quick look at how Series A and seed rounds have ballooned in recent years, fueled by top investors

By |2019-04-29T08:41:54+00:00April 29th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Wing, an eight-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm co-founded by veteran VCs Peter Wagner and Gaurav Garg, produces interesting research about its own industry every now and then, based on smaller data sets than firms like PitchBook or CB Insights tend to use. Instead of looking at funding activity broadly, the firm tracks deal-making at the [...]

28 03, 2019

Raising Seed Funding From a Traditional VC Is Harder Than Ever. Here’s Why

By |2019-03-28T10:18:23+00:00March 28th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Without a doubt, you’ve heard reports that the VC industry is booming. And it truly is; bigger deals, bigger exits, and bigger funds are making a splash in Venture Capital. After all, who could forget the culmination of SoftBank’s $100 billion “megafund,” Spotify’s historic direct listing, or the roof-shattering $14 billion Series C round raised by Ant Financial [...]