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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 [...]

28 03, 2019

What Makes a Successful Startup Team

By |2019-03-28T10:14:15+00:00March 28th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

When venture capital investors are doing due diligence, they focus carefully on the financial side of the business. Does the company have an interesting business model? How big is the addressable market? What are the growth plans of the company? They hire expensive experts and use advanced data tools to answer these questions and ensure [...]

14 03, 2019

Osage University Partners raises $273 mln for third fund 

By |2019-03-14T09:10:39+00:00March 14th, 2019|New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Osage University Partners (“OUP”), a Philadelphia area-based venture capital firm, today announced the closing of Osage University Partners III, L.P. (“OUP III”) at $273 million, exceeding its target of $250 million. OUP III marks the firm’s third fund dedicated to investments exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research, bringing OUP’s total assets under management [...]

13 03, 2019

CIT Gap Funds invests in medtech startup

By |2019-03-13T14:44:41+00:00March 13th, 2019|Venture Capital, Virginia|0 Comments

The Herndon, Va.-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)announced that its CIT GAP Funds is investing in Richmond, Va.-based Tympanogen, a medical technology company that develops ear, nose, and throat (ENT) treatment devices based on a proprietary gel patch technology. “We have a great opportunity to take over what many consider to be a neglected market. ENT surgeons want a [...]

28 01, 2019

UA-focused venture capital fund raising another $100M

By |2019-01-28T09:54:19+00:00January 28th, 2019|Arizona, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The founders of a venture capital fund formed to invest in companies spawned from the University of Arizona have launched a second fund with a goal of raising $100 million. Founded in 2017 by local businessman Fletcher McCusker, UAVenture Capital raised $20 million for its first fund and invested in six startup companies based on [...]

8 01, 2019

Qatar’s state fund expands venture capital activity, bets on US startups

By |2019-01-08T08:32:59+00:00January 8th, 2019|Qatar, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, famous for investments in London’s Shard and Tiffany & Co., is quietly expanding its venture capital unit to invest in U.S. startups, according to people familiar with the matter. The Qatar Investment Authority, created to handle the windfall from the country’s gas and oil exports, has invested in companies including Foursquare [...]

13 12, 2018

Calibrate Ventures Closes Inaugural Early Stage Venture Fund

By |2018-12-13T09:37:29+00:00December 13th, 2018|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Calibrate Ventures (“Calibrate”), a venture capital firm focused on backing transformative companies across the consumer and enterprise sectors, today announced the successful closing of its inaugural fund, Calibrate Ventures, L.P. (the “Fund”), with nearly $80 million in total capital commitments. Calibrate was founded in 2017 by veteran investors Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler, who have [...]

13 12, 2018

Elevate Ventures makes three-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus

By |2018-12-13T09:34:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Ohio, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Elevate Ventures, Bloomington-based incubator The Mill and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced they have entered a three-year agreement to invest $2.5 million to bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe counties. The announcement was made at Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills restaurant in Nashville. The regional partners plan [...]

10 12, 2018

Tsinghua University investment unit to back Japanese high-tech startups 

By |2018-12-10T07:23:24+00:00December 10th, 2018|China, Japan, Venture Capital|0 Comments

China's Tsinghua University's investment unit is set to become one of Japan's biggest supporters of high-tech startups, with plans to invest 4 billion yuan ($584 million) over several years in artificial intelligence and robotics ventures. Tus-Holdings, the leading research university's investment arm, established an office late last month with UTokyo Innovation Platform, its counterpart under the University of Tokyo. [...]