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: CurrencyCloud Gets $80 Million From Top Notch Investors Including Visa

CurrencyCloud Gets $80 Million From Top Notch Investors Including Visa. London-based startup CurrencyCloud builds remittance APIs for money transfer businesses. It’s software you are never likely to see. It works in the background when you make a money transfer across borders. CurrencyCloud builds these APIs (as the software is called), and more than 350 companies were using it as at end-2019.

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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…

Sequoia’s $3.4B Fund Raise: US-China Politics Take a Back Seat to Opportunity
December 4, 2019

Sequoia Capital has raised about $1 billion for late-stage U.S. investments and approximately $2.4 billion for venture and growth deals in China. Sequoia Capital has usually taken the path less…

Troubles in Start-Up Land? Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers
December 4, 2019

Postmates’ actions in Mexico City do not sit well with its $ 225 million fund raise in September. Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers According to a report…

Embroker Releases 2019 State of Venture Capital Report for U.S. Startups
December 2, 2019

Embroker, a provider of insurance to venture-backed startups, has published “A Look Into VC Funding in 2019.” Its new report analyzes the venture capital (VC) middle market and successful startups…

Venture Capital Firm MiddleGame Raises $165 Million for Funding Fintechs
November 27, 2019

MiddleGame Ventures, which focuses on financial services innovation at early-stage fintech startups, closed its $165 million Fund I MGV fund. The fund will invest in startups transforming financial services from…

Activist Investors Pressure Palantir on Human Rights
November 25, 2019

Palantir Technologies, a tech analytics company, faces new pressure from a group of activist investors. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights has raised concerns about the firm’s contracts with government…

Airbnb Lost $100 Million the Second Quarter
November 25, 2019

Airbnb is losing money ahead of its public offering. During the second quarter of 2018, Airbnb earned a $10 million profit. A year later, it lost $100 million before interest…

ZecOps Raises $10.2 Million Seed To Exploit Cyber-Attackers’ Mistakes
November 22, 2019

ZecOps received $10.2 million in seed funding from CEAS Investments, Evolution Equity Partners, KPN Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Stormbreaker Venture Group, and some angel investors.

Prosus is Hunry for Venure Capital Returns in Food Space
November 21, 2019

Prosus Ventures, the VC arm of Prosus NV, will continue to make investments in the food delivery space. A new report from Reuters suggests that the company is ready to…

Pensa Systems Raises $10 Million Seed Funding For AI-powered Inventory Drones
November 21, 2019

Pensa Systems raised another $10 million in a seed funding round that brought its total raised tally to $17.2 million. Pensa’s autonomous drones, powered with computer vision and artificial intelligence…