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: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of whom may not be covered by the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). (Sifted) The CBILS will provide financial support to small and medium-sized business firms (SMBs) during the pandemic. However, a large number of startups may not qualify as they have not yet reached the stage of profitability. A large number of prominent tech personalities vouched for the campaign.

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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis
April 6, 2020

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of…

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Venture Capital: Biotech the Flavor of the Season; Two VCs Raise $1B+ Funds Each
April 3, 2020

Flagship Pioneering Raises $1.1B; Arch Venture Partners Gets $1.46B. While Flagship Pioneering will use the money for sustainability and biotech, Arch Venture will invest in early-stage biotech companies.

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Venture Capital: CARES Act – Save Our Small Businesses, Urge Pelosi and Khanna
April 2, 2020

Hundreds of small businesses that have received venture capital finance may be excluded from the relief offered in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a part of the $2 trillion CARES…

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Ride Sharing Startup Via Raises $400M @ Valuation of $2.25B
April 1, 2020

Dial-a-shared-shuttle startup Via raised $400 million in a Series E funding round led by Exor (BIT: EXO) at a valuation of $2.25 billion. Exor is a holding company of the…

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Venture Capital: Transit Startup Via Raises $200 Million in Latest Funding Round
April 1, 2020

Transit startup Via raised $200 million in a new round of funding. The new deal brings its valuation to $2.25 billion. Exor NV (EXXRF), Giovanni Agnelli’s European holding company led…

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Venture Capital: General Catalyst Raises $2.3B Despite Pandemic
March 31, 2020

Undeterred by the coronavirus health crisis and its grim impact on the economy, investors have plowed $2.3 billion into General Capital (GC) to deploy across three new funds. But the…

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Venture Capital: VC-backed Small Businesses May Get Short Shrift from the SBA in Stimulus Relief
March 30, 2020

A startup may have as few as 20 employees but still not qualify for stimulus relief by way of SBA loans. The devil is surely in the details, as VC-backed…

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Venture Capital: HighByte, Which Makes Sense of Industrial Data, Raises $875K
March 27, 2020

HighByte, an industrial software company based in Portland, Maine, closed on its pre-seed round funded by angel investors and early-stage venture capitalists. Investors included Maine Venture Fund and Momenta Ventures….

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Venture Capital: Limited Partners at DCVC Get an Inside Edge on Virus Tests
March 26, 2020

An email DCVC sent out on March 24 to its investors has landed the VC base in some controversy. It apparently offered to “expedite delivery of a test kit” through…

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Venture Capital: Corona Launches Some Asian Businesses on a New Growth Trajectory
March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has delivered unexpected benefits for some businesses. Social distancing norms and country-wide lockdowns have given a boost to remote working. Companies in the health tech sector such as…

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