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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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US VC Funding and Fintech Deals Dip In Q3

US venture capital and fintech funding both declined in Q3 of 2019 compared to the previous quarter. According to a CB Insights MoneyTree report US VC capital funding declined 15% while Fintech funding declined by 27%.

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US VC Funding and Fintech Deals Dip In Q3
October 17, 2019

US venture capital and fintech funding both declined in Q3 of 2019 compared to the previous quarter. According to a CB Insights MoneyTree report US VC capital funding declined 15%…

Saudi Arabian Venture Shop Aims for a Second $500 Million Fund
October 16, 2019

A Saudi Arabian venture capital firm is looking to raise money for a second $500 million fund. STV, which backed Careem Networks, is exploring options for its second fund.  

Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?
October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks…

Baker McKenzie: Prepare for a Downturn in M&A
October 15, 2019

The Chicago-based law firm issues its key projections for 2020 Baker McKenzie released its latest report, Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn. The report addresses topics around M&A…

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor: VC Investing Declined in Third Quarter
October 10, 2019

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released its examination of venture capital flows for the third quarter of 2019. The report says that American VC shops invested $28.2 billion in 2,265 transactions during…

Peter Thiel’s VC Firm is Suing “Winnie Cooper’s” Sister
October 5, 2019

Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. Her older sister is Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. And today, she faces a breach of contract lawsuit from Peter Thiel’s…

Sports Gambling Meets Venture Capital
October 3, 2019

The Sports Gambling Investment Fund has announced the formation of its first fund. The group aims to discover, fund, and mentor startups entering the casino and gaming business.

Preqin and Vertex VC Report Shows $1 Trillion Market on Tap
September 27, 2019

A new Preqin and Vertex VC Report indicates robust growth ahead for the venture capital markets. Preqin and Vertex launched the joint research report called the Global Venture Capital Perspectives…

Burning Through Cash, WeWork Turns to Goldman
September 26, 2019

Is WeWork running out of money? According to Bloomberg, WeWork (or We Co.) burning through the green stuff at a torrid pace.

Salad Chain sweetgreen Raises $150 Million
September 25, 2019

Salad restaurant chain sweetgreen, which has a cult-like following, raised $150 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion. The funding round was co-led by Lone Pine Capital and D1 Capital…