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 CEO Andrew Chung Faces New Legal Challenges

Andrew Chung, CEO of venture capital firm 1955 Capital, faces a new legal fight. The firm’s sole investor has sued Chung and the company over investment terms.

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Baker McKenzie: Prepare for a Downturn in M&A
October 15, 2019

The Chicago-based law firm issues its key projections for 2020 Baker McKenzie released its latest report, Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn. The report addresses topics around M&A…

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor: VC Investing Declined in Third Quarter
October 10, 2019

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released its examination of venture capital flows for the third quarter of 2019. The report says that American VC shops invested $28.2 billion in 2,265 transactions during…

Peter Thiel’s VC Firm is Suing “Winnie Cooper’s” Sister
October 5, 2019

Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. Her older sister is Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. And today, she faces a breach of contract lawsuit from Peter Thiel’s…

Sports Gambling Meets Venture Capital
October 3, 2019

The Sports Gambling Investment Fund has announced the formation of its first fund. The group aims to discover, fund, and mentor startups entering the casino and gaming business.

Preqin and Vertex VC Report Shows $1 Trillion Market on Tap
September 27, 2019

A new Preqin and Vertex VC Report indicates robust growth ahead for the venture capital markets. Preqin and Vertex launched the joint research report called the Global Venture Capital Perspectives…

Burning Through Cash, WeWork Turns to Goldman
September 26, 2019

Is WeWork running out of money? According to Bloomberg, WeWork (or We Co.) burning through the green stuff at a torrid pace.

Salad Chain sweetgreen Raises $150 Million
September 25, 2019

Salad restaurant chain sweetgreen, which has a cult-like following, raised $150 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion. The funding round was co-led by Lone Pine Capital and D1 Capital…

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down; Company May Cut 5,000 Jobs
September 23, 2019

WeWork’s founder and chief executive officer has stepped down as CEO but will continue as non-executive chairman. WeWork’s Adam Neumann said he had decided it was in the best interest…

WeWork CEO Neumann facing boardroom coup?
September 23, 2019

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may be forced out if some members of his company’s board have their way, reports Bloomberg. According to unnamed sources, SoftBank Group head honcho Masayoshi Son…

Stripe Valued at $35 billion in Latest Funding Round
September 20, 2019

Payments start-up Stripe raised $250 million in additional funding at a new pre-money valuation of $35 billion. Investors in the latest funding round of payments start-up Stripe included General Catalyst,…