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: The U.S. IPO Drought May be About to End

As this is being written, the Dow is up nearly 600 points and the S&P 500 is above the psychological 3,000 mark. The markets are up as investors cheer the reopening of the economy and look forward to a vaccine that could mark an end to the suffering from the virus. Favorable and positive sentiments in the capital markets augur well for new capital issues, of which there are quite a few in the pipeline. These had been put on a forced hold amidst the market plunge and lockdowns from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Venture Capital: Chinese Startups Limp Back to Face Falling Valuations, Down Rounds
April 13, 2020

It’s a painful observation, but venture capitalist firms with plenty of dry powder are looking at Chinese startups as potential multi-baggers. After the disruption of the coronavirus, startups confront difficult…

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Alternative Investments: Activant Capital Announces New Infrastructure Fund
April 10, 2020

Activant Capital has announced a new $257m fund to invest in commerce infrastructure technology. Activant is a growth equity fund that invests in infrastructure platforms focused on efficiency across industries….

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Venture Capital: Peter Brooke, a VC and PE Legend, Passes Away at 90
April 10, 2020

Peter Brooke passed away last week at the age of 90 from congestive heart failure and pneumonia. His passing is not related to COVID. Brooke received the moniker as the Johnny…

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Venture Capital: Accelerator Dcode Floats VC for Startups Working With Federal Agencies
April 9, 2020

Nearly 100 companies have graduated from the Dcode government technology accelerator program. Many of these reverted to the firm with requests for further funding. It, therefore, decided to form Dcode…

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Digital Assets: Exponential’s New Fund Allows Everyday People to Invest Alongside “4-Percenters”
April 9, 2020

The new $100 million Digital Asset Fund from Exponential will change that preferential treatment. Now retail investors can invest even $500 in diversified digital assets. These are companies of the…

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Venture Capital: Podium Closes $125 Million Series C Round
April 9, 2020

Customer messaging platform provider Podium announced that it had closed on a $125 million Series C round of funding led by YC Continuity. Notable investors in the financing round included…

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Venture Capital: Accel Gets Sweet 4X Returns on $1.2B Galileo Exit
April 8, 2020

It’s the third big one in the fintech space within a space of barely four months. In January, Visa (NYSE: V) acquired Plaid for $5.3 billion, followed by Intuit (NASDAQ:…

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Venture Capital: venBio’s Third Life Sciences Fund Oversubscribed; Raises $394M
April 7, 2020

venBio Partners LLC is a life sciences firm that partners with industry leaders to build highly innovative medicines and technologies. It focuses on novel therapeutics for unmet medical needs. venBio…

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FinTech: Despite the Virus, Open Banking FinTech Yapily Raises $13M
April 7, 2020

Yapily, a fintech startup that offers an open banking API, raised $13 million in a Series A round despite swirling panic around the coronavirus. The round was led by Lakestar,…

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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis
April 6, 2020

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of…

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