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: Optimus Ride Driverless Cars in the U.S., and Cute Starship Robots in the U.K. Combat COVID

Driverless vehicles and delivery robots are serving a crucial need for consumables during lockdowns and shelter-in-place restrictions. More importantly, because they are autonomous there’s no risk of a driver spreading infection. However, the machines do need disinfection.

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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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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…

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“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….

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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…

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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,…

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