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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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Venture Capital: Beijing-based start-up Missfresh May Soon Nab $500M

The Covid-19 has boosted the fortunes of online grocery delivery start-up Missfresh. Locked-in families have stepped up their demand for groceries and fresh foods to be delivered at home amidst shelter-in-place restrictions. The online grocery sector, somewhat of an also-ran in the burgeoning e-commerce space, has now come into its own. According to a Bloomberg report, fundraising of $500 million by Missfresh is imminent.

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Indian B2B online marketplace Udaan raises $373.5 million in Series D
September 2, 2019

Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital, and Hillhouse Capital, besides existing investors DST Global and Lightspeed Venture Partners, participated in the funding. The funding round places Udaan’s valuation at $2.3 billion. Udaan…

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Baton Systems Raises $12 Million in Series A Round
August 30, 2019

Trinity Ventures leads round with participation from Alsop Louie and Commerce Ventures Baton Systems has raised more than $12 million. The provider of high-speed, blockchain-inspired, bank-to-bank payments infrastructure, aims to…

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ThoughtSpot, an AI-powered, Data Analytics Startup, Raises $248 Million
August 29, 2019

The latest funding round takes Thoughtspot’s valuation to $1.95 billion and total funding to $554 million Thoughtspot, which was founded in 2012 by Indian-origin tech entrepreneurs, is a US-based data…

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Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Exits Stake in Facebook.
August 27, 2019

The Founders Fund, which backed Facebook from its earliest days, has exited its stake in the social media company. The decision was part of a broader plan from the venture…

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Industrious – a WeWork rival – Raises $80 in Latest Round
August 22, 2019

The coworking rival just raised money… but the bigger threat to WeWork is profitability in 2020 Industrious, a U.S. coworking firm, announced it has raised another $80 million in a…

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Pre-Owned Clothing Startup ThredUp Raises $ 175 million
August 21, 2019

ThredUp, which calls itself the “world’s largest fashion resale marketplace,” has now raised a total of $ 306.1 million The latest funding round was led by Park West Asset Management…

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Softbank Will Loan $ 20 billion to Employees to Invest in Vision Two Fund
August 17, 2019

With investors not exactly lining up to park money in his second Vision Fund, Softbank head honcho Masayoshi Son plans to loan money to employees to invest in it This…

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Softbank Vision Fund Makes its Maiden Investment in an Energy Firm
August 14, 2019

Softbank’s Vision Fund, known for its massive bets on tech companies such as Uber, WeWork and Slack, has invested $110 million in Swiss energy startup Energy Vault. Energy Vault pioneered…

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Why Investors are Flocking to Private Markets Despite the Risk
August 12, 2019

There is a gush of inflows into venture capital and other alternative investments as investors crave better returns and lower correlation to a toppy Wall Street Institutional investors have been…

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Tiger Global: Pedal to the metal on investing in Indian startups
August 11, 2019

Tiger Global Management, the hedge fund that made a multi-bagger call on Indian startup Flipkart, is again stalking the Indian startup scene. According to reports, Tiger Global has closed investments…

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