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: Three VC Exits To Look Out For In 2020

Will 2020 shake off the IPO blues induced by 2019’s triumvirate of Uber-Lyft-WeWork? Despite the occasional snafu, the IPO market is doing quite well, judging from the Renaissance IPO ETF, currently perched at an all-time high. “The strong 2020 performance of recent IPOs bodes well for the 2020 crop,” said Kathleen Smith of Renaissance Capital. We, therefore, look forward to 2020’s crop of promising VC exits via IPOs (or sales). Here are three.

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Venture Capital: Singapore VC Fund Scoops Up $250 Million
January 2, 2020

Founded in March 2018, EV Growth is a joint venture between East Ventures, SMDV, and Yahoo Japan Capital. The fund announced Monday the raising of an additional US$ 50 million…

Venture Capital: Octopus Sells Stake in Zynstra for £100 Million
December 30, 2019

Octopus Ventures, a VC firm based in London, has sold its stake in virtualization tech firm Zynstra. Reports state that the deal was worth £100 million and the buyer is…

Venture Capital Firms Look for ClassPass to Hit $1 Billion Valuation
December 27, 2019

ClassPass could hit a $1 billion valuation, according to Reuters. A new report reveals that the fitness subscription app aims to raise another $285 million.

Venture Capital: Electric Vehicle Maker Rivian’s Monster Funding Round
December 26, 2019

Rivian just raised $1.3 billion from top-notch investors. The humongous new raise, led by T Rowe Price, added $1.3 billion to Rivian’s coffers. It included existing investors Ford Motor and…

FinTech: ZestMoney, the Loan Startup for India’s Credit-challenged, Raises $20 Million
December 23, 2019

ZestMoney, the Loan Startup for India’s Credit-challenged, Raises $20 Million from Goldman Sachs and others

Venture Capital: Despite Negative Publicity, VC is Alive and Well
December 18, 2019

Despite the negative publicity surrounding it in recent months, venture capital is quite well, thank you. There was doom-and-gloom all around in the venture capital industry after the failed WeWork…

Artificial Intelligence: Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding
December 17, 2019

Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding. Gecko will use the money to develop industrial inspection robots. Investors that plugged into Gecko Robotics’ $ 40 million…

Top-Flight Investors Back VC Firm Emphasising Diversity
December 11, 2019

A slew of high-profile investors backed Ada Ventures with $34 million. Ada Ventures will use the money to venture-finance UK-based tech entrepreneurs from under-represented groups. Ada Ventures’ backers included TransferWise…

Venture Capital: Proteus Digital Health the Latest Startup Struggling to Raise Cash
December 11, 2019

Proteus Digital Health is reportedly seeking a financial lifeline after it failed to extend a $100 million financing round.

VC Giant Sequoia Capital Raises $3.4 Billion for U.S. and China Investments
December 10, 2019

Venture capital giant Sequoia Capital has raised $3.4 billion for two new investment funds. The first fund will invest in late-stage companies in the United States. The second will invest…