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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US VC Funding and Fintech Deals Dip In Q3

US venture capital and fintech funding both declined in Q3 of 2019 compared to the previous quarter. According to a CB Insights MoneyTree report US VC capital funding declined 15% while Fintech funding declined by 27%.

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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,…

Ontario Teachers’ goes high-tech with investment in Elon Musk’s SpaceX
July 10, 2019

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan eyes growth in satellite-based broadband The Teachers’ Innovation Platform, a part of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, will invest an undisclosed amount in SpaceX, the rocket…

The Chinese Venture Capital market hits a roadblock
July 8, 2019

After a five-year run of growth, VC investments have tumbled During the second quarter of 2019, venture capital deals in China fell 77% to US$9.4 billion. This is the first…

Sony breaks with tradition, ties up with Daiwa Securities to launch VC fund
July 3, 2019

In the tech world, sectors such as robotics, AI, and fintech are growing at a blistering pace. How does a manufacturer, such as Sony, keep tabs on these emerging technologies?…

Panacea and Atlantic-Pacific Close Oversubscribed Healthcare Fund
June 24, 2019

The Panacea Venture Healthcare Fund I, which targeted $150 million, succeeded in mobilizing $180.5 million from a host of global institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, pension programs,…