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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Ride Sharing Startup Via Raises $400M @ Valuation of $2.25B

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 billionaire Italian Agnelli family and owns chunks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (BIT: FCA) and Ferrari NV (BIT: RACE). Exor coughed up half, or $200 million, of the total funding round.

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Venture capital funding in healthcare AI pops in Q2
August 9, 2019

Venture capital funding continues to rise in the healthcare artificial intelligence space A new report from CB Insight shows that venture capital investment surged in startups for healthcare artificial and…
“Venture Capital” Investor Tanmaya Kabra Busted for Alleged Ponzi Scheme
August 8, 2019

Prosecutors say a 25-year-old he used investors’ money to buy a boat and pay off credit cards. Tanmaya Kabra told clients he was a Venture Capital investor and serial entrepreneur….
eFront: VC return multiples touch record high in Q4 2018
July 24, 2019

According to eFront’s latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance Returns report, 2018 was a landmark year for VC performance. A favourable exit environment enabled VC funds to cash out in shorter…
Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong in new avatar as venture capitalist
July 16, 2019

Lance Armstrong, along with California-resident Canadian Lionel Conacher, has embarked on a career as a venture capitalist through their firm Next Ventures LP. Next Ventures is headquartered in Austin, Texas,…
Ontario Teachers’ goes high-tech with investment in Elon Musk’s SpaceX
July 10, 2019

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan eyes growth in satellite-based broadband The Teachers’ Innovation Platform, a part of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, will invest an undisclosed amount in SpaceX, the rocket…
The Chinese Venture Capital market hits a roadblock
July 8, 2019

After a five-year run of growth, VC investments have tumbled During the second quarter of 2019, venture capital deals in China fell 77% to US$9.4 billion. This is the first…
Sony breaks with tradition, ties up with Daiwa Securities to launch VC fund
July 3, 2019

In the tech world, sectors such as robotics, AI, and fintech are growing at a blistering pace. How does a manufacturer, such as Sony, keep tabs on these emerging technologies?…
Panacea and Atlantic-Pacific Close Oversubscribed Healthcare Fund
June 24, 2019

The Panacea Venture Healthcare Fund I, which targeted $150 million, succeeded in mobilizing $180.5 million from a host of global institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, pension programs,…
Venture Capital: Dexai Robotics Raises $5.5M To Develop Alfred, an Aspiring Robotic Chef
March 9, 2000

Dexai Robotics addresses the labor shortage in the restaurant industry by developing AI-powered robotics for commercial kitchens. It raised $5.5 million in a seed round led by Hyperplane Venture Capital….

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