Venture Capital

It’s been 50 years since Venrock established itself to expose investors to venture capital opportunities. Today, the global venture capital industry tracks just south of $200 billion and continues to grow as new entrepreneurs, engineers, financiers, and thought leaders create the economy of tomorrow. The DailyAlts VC channel tracks the trends, opportunities, key thought leaders, and next-generation industries that will generate billions in returns.

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Venture Capital: Three VC Exits To Look Out For In 2020

Will 2020 shake off the IPO blues induced by 2019’s triumvirate of Uber-Lyft-WeWork? Despite the occasional snafu, the IPO market is doing quite well, judging from the Renaissance IPO ETF, currently perched at an all-time high. “The strong 2020 performance of recent IPOs bodes well for the 2020 crop,” said Kathleen Smith of Renaissance Capital. We, therefore, look forward to 2020’s crop of promising VC exits via IPOs (or sales). Here are three.

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Venture Capital: Three VC Exits To Look Out For In 2020
January 23, 2020

Will 2020 shake off the IPO blues induced by 2019’s triumvirate of Uber-Lyft-WeWork? Despite the occasional snafu, the IPO market is doing quite well, judging from the Renaissance IPO ETF,…

Venture Capital: Fintech Accelerator Catalyst Fund Receives $15 Million From JPMorgan and UK Aid
January 22, 2020

Catalyst’s main agenda is to drive financial inclusion in emerging markets. Boston-based fintech accelerator, Catalyst Fund, which specializes in emerging and frontier markets, is now armed with an additional $15…

FinTech: Fundbox Hires Former Goldman Sachs Investment Banker as CFO
January 17, 2020

Fundbox, the fintech startup that finances SMEs, is planning a potential IPO. Fundbox has appointed Marten Abrahamsen as its CFO effective this January. Abrahamsen was previously a partner at The…

Venture Capital: Northwestern Mutual’s VC Arm Makes Maiden Investment In a Female Founded Startup
January 16, 2020

Northwestern’s VC arm joined a $3.5 million funding round for U-Nest Inc., a California-based financial services mobile app. U-Nest was founded by Ksenia Yudina, CFA, MBA. The U-Nest app facilitates…

Venture Capital: New, Boston-Based VC Firm to Target Insurtech and Fintech
January 15, 2020

Boston-based Brewer Lane Ventures is a newly minted venture capital firm that launched January 9. Brewer Lane is founded by John Kim, who was previously President and Chief Investment Officer…

Venture Capital: Goodyear Launches New Venture Fund at CES 2020
January 14, 2020

Goodyear, one of the world’s largest tire companies, plans to advance the future of mobility with a $100 million venture capital fund. The company announced the fund, dubbed Goodyear Ventures,…

CrunchBase: VC Deal Volume in 2019 Doesn’t Quite Match 2018
January 10, 2020

CrunchBase says that between 2010 and 2019, roughly $1.5 trillion spilled into VC deals. The bulk of that figure came from an acceleration of deal-making over the last few years, the…

Fintech: Bond Bot Creator Katana Labs, Incubated at ING, is Spun Off
January 9, 2020

ING announced Tuesday the spin-off of Katana Labs – an in-house start-up nurtured at its ING Lab incubator. ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING, will invest £ 1.5…

Digital Assets: The Insight Partners-Armis Deal Will Mint Millionaires by the Dozen
January 8, 2020

Venture Capital and private equity firm Insight Partners said Monday that it would acquire Israeli cybersecurity startup Armis at a valuation of $1.1 billion, said The Jerusalem Post. Though Insight…

Venture Capital: AI+Fintech+SaaS Startup HighRadius Achieves Unicorn Status
January 8, 2020

AI+Fintech+SaaS Startup HighRadius Achieves Unicorn Status. HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that leverages Artificial Intelligence-based autonomous systems to help companies automate their Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes….