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: HighByte, Which Makes Sense of Industrial Data, Raises $875K

HighByte, an industrial software company based in Portland, Maine, closed on its pre-seed round funded by angel investors and early-stage venture capitalists. Investors included Maine Venture Fund and Momenta Ventures. HighByte raised a total of $ 875,000 comprising $ 625,000 in convertible debt and a long-term, low-interest loan of $250,000 from Maine Technology Institute (MTI).

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Private Equity: PE Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook
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M33 raises $260m to fund scrappy, bootstrapping founders. In its second fund, M33 will continue to back hi-tech startups who grew their way to profitability without institutional support.
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February 21, 2020

Hercules Capital reports a blowout quarter. The leading VC company beat estimates and posted new business records.
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Atomico, the immensely successful venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, raised $820 million for its fifth fund. Atomico V will primarily invest these funds in startups raising money…
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Polychain Capital’s second venture fund, which targets a war chest of $200 million, opened at the beginning of 2020. The crypto venture fund is accepting minimum investments of $1 million…
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SoftBank steps up LatAm focus with $1B investment plan. SoftBank Group has upped the ante in its gambit to profit from financing promising startups in Latin America. Its $5 billion…
Venture Capital: Restaurant Software Maker Toast Raises $400 Million
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FinTech: Digital Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $30 Million Series B
February 18, 2020

BlockFi Inc. provides consumer financing services. Its platform offers loans to crypto-asset owners who collateralize the loan with their crypto-assets. On the other hand, its BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) lets…
Venture Capital: Chinese Startups On The Rocks As Funds Dry Up Following Virus
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The flow of funds to Chinese startups has been severely constricted after the coronavirus outbreak. Venture capitalists rely on mutual contacts, conferences and field visits to monitor progress at startups…

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