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Venture Capital: Industry Ventures Closes On $1.7B In Commitments For Two Funds

September 27, 2023

Industry Ventures has successfully raised over $1.7 billion in two new funds aimed at assisting venture capital investors in achieving liquidity. The first fund, Industry Ventures Secondary X, has attracted over $1.45 billion in new commitments. The second, Industry Ventures Tech Buyout II, secured over $260 million in new capital commitments.


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Venture Capital: AWS And Accel Lend A Hand To Generative AI Startups In India

August 1, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Accel have announced ML Elevate 2023, a six-week accelerator program to empower Indian startups building generative AI applications. Selected startups will receive access to impactful AI models, technical and business mentorship, resources, and up to USD 200,000 in AWS Credits.

Venture Capital: Tiger Global Exits India’s Flipkart With $1.4B Payout From Walmart

July 31, 2023

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has purchased Tiger Global Management’s remaining 4% stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart for $1.4 billion, increasing its ownership to about 77%. The transaction valued Flipkart at $35 billion, down from the previous valuation of nearly $38 billion.

Venture Capital: Lvrch Capital Scores $400M Series D Round

July 28, 2023

Lvrch Capital Advisory, a prominent investment firm, has achieved a major milestone by successfully raising $400 million in a Series D funding round, further cementing its position as an innovation leader in the financial industry. Building on its prior success of securing $200 million in the Series C funding round, the firm is now focused on adapting its investment approach to meet evolving market conditions and ensure long-term financial stability for investors while delivering exceptional results.

Venture Capital: Battery Energy Storage Startup Field Lands $257M Investment

July 27, 2023

DIF Capital Partners, through its DIF Infrastructure VII fund, is investing £200 million in Field, a London-based battery energy storage systems developer and operator. The investment seeks to expedite Field’s expansion and construction of a 4.5 GWh pipeline of large-scale battery energy storage projects in the UK and Western Europe, thereby bolstering the area’s renewable energy infrastructure and supporting its Net Zero objectives.

Venture Capital: Israeli Startup Brevel Raises $18.5M Seed For Alternative Proteins

July 26, 2023

Brevel, a microalgae-based alternative protein company, has secured $18.5 million in seed funding to develop a neutral-tasting, sustainable, and affordable protein for the mainstream food industry. The company’s technology combines sugar-based fermentation of microalgae with high light concentrations at an industrial scale, resulting in a protein that can be used in various plant-based products.

Venture Capital: Dioxycle Nabs $17M Funding For Turning CO2 Into Ethylene

July 26, 2023

Dioxycle, a French-U.S. climate tech start-up, has secured $17 million in funding to support the development of sustainable ethylene produced from recycled carbon emissions. The investment comes as investors increasingly seek opportunities to support environmentally-friendly solutions in high-emitting industries, which are crucial for achieving global climate goals but have historically received less funding.

Venture Capital: Cloud-Based Privacy Management Startup OneTrust Lands $150M At A Lower Valuation

July 25, 2023

Atlanta-based startup OneTrust raised $150 million in a funding round led by new investor Generation Investment Management, co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, with participation from existing investor Sands Capital. The round valued the privacy and security company at $4.5 billion, a 12% drop from its previous valuation of $5.1 billion after raising a Series C in late 2020 and an extension in 2021.

Venture Capital: Israeli VC Flora Ventures Raises $80M For Startups In Sustainable Agritech

July 24, 2023

FLORA Ventures has launched an $80 million fund to invest in sustainable agrifood tech start-ups in Israel and Europe. It is the largest Israeli-based agrifood venture capital firm and the biggest new VC fund in Israel for 2023. The fund focuses on early-stage start-ups that aim to create a healthier, more sustainable, and resilient agrifood system and supports their global scaling efforts.

Venture Capital: KKR To Lead $190M Series C In South Korean Fashion Platform MUSINSA

July 20, 2023

South Korean online fashion platform, MUSINSA, and global investment firm, KKR, have signed definitive agreements for a Series C fundraise of US$190 million for MUSINSA. This investment is KKR’s first technology growth investment in Korea as part of its Asia Next Generation Technology (NGT) strategy. Wellington Management, one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, also participated in the round.

Venture Capital: Coke Bottlers Join to Launch Sustainable Venture Capital Fund

July 19, 2023

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, based in Birmingham, is part of a $137.7 million venture capital fund focused on sustainability investments. The fund, called the Greycroft Coca-Cola System Sustainability Fund, will be managed by Greycroft, a venture capital firm. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United is contributing $15 million to the fund.

Venture Capital: Wa’ed Ventures, The Venture Capital Arm Of Aramco, Invests In Tenderd, An AI-Powered Emissions Monitor

July 18, 2023

Tenderd is a UAE-based startup backed by Peter Thiel. Wa’ed Ventures, the venture capital arm of Aramco (TADAWUL: 2222), has made a strategic investment in Tenderd, an AI-forward startup specializing in decarbonizing construction and logistics operations. Tenderd is backed by top-drawer investors, including Y Combinator, Peter Thiel, BECO Capital and Dynamo Ventures. Tenderd’s platform utilizes…

Venture Capital: LGT Capital Partners Wraps Up Oversubscribed $930M Round For Its Crown Growth Opportunities IV Fund

July 17, 2023

LGT Capital Partners successfully concluded the final round of funding for Crown Growth Opportunities IV, their fourth global venture capital fund. Surpassing its initial goal of USD 750 million, CGR IV garnered over USD 930 million in subscriptions. The fund attracts investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and family offices worldwide.

Venture Capital: Hugging Face, An AI Startup, May Raise $200M Series D

July 14, 2023

Hugging Face, an AI model startup, is currently reviewing term sheets for a Series D funding round. The round is expected to raise a minimum of $200 million and value the company at $4 billion, according to Forbes.

Venture Capital: Silo Technologies, An ERP System For Produce, Lands $132M

July 13, 2023

Silo Technologies, a leading provider of technology solutions for the food supply chain, has announced $132 million in new capital. The $32 million Series C funding round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries known for investing in disruptive technologies. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Haystack Capital, Tribe Capital, Collate Capital, and Moore Capital also participated in the round.

Venture Capital: Bedrock, Which Gathers Seafloor Data For Wind Energy Systems, Raises $25.5M

July 12, 2023

Bedrock, a seafloor data acquisition and distribution platform, has raised $25.5 million in a Series A funding round. The company aims to revolutionize seafloor exploration and accelerate offshore wind energy development. The funds will be used to bring its unique data offering to the offshore wind market and expand their unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) acquisition system.

FinTech: Paris-based Startup finres Harvests US$4.5M To Enable Better Agricultural Investments

July 11, 2023

Paris-based fintech startup finres has secured €4.1 million (US$4.5 million) in funding to enhance agricultural investments. The funds will support the launch of their investor platform, R&D activities, and expansion across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Venture Capital: Investors Including CBA Pour $220M Into Australian Climate Investment Firm Wollemi Capital

July 11, 2023

Wollemi Capital, a climate specialist investment firm, has successfully raised $220 million in one of Australia’s largest Series A capital rounds of 2023. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) provided an equity investment to support the fundraising.

Venture Capital: Indonesian Smart Aquaculture Startup eFishery Nets $200M

July 10, 2023

Indonesian startup eFishery has secured $200 million in a Series D funding round, propelling its valuation to over $1 billion and earning it unicorn status. Led by 42XFund, the funding round included participation from investors such as Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, responsAbility, and 500 Global.

Fintech: Clair Scores $175 Million In Funding To Launch The First Free On-Demand Pay Solution

July 7, 2023

Fintech company Clair has secured $175 million in funding to launch a free, on-demand pay solution backed by an FDIC-insured bank. The program, called Pathward, allows front-line workers to take wage advances and provides access to Clair Spending and Savings Accounts.

Venture Capital: PharmEasy May Become India’s First Unicorn To Raise A Down Round

July 7, 2023

Indian online pharmacy startup PharmEasy is seeking new funding of about $300 million, but at a significant valuation cut of 90%, according to anonymous sources cited by TechCrunch. If successful, this funding round would result in PharmEasy’s valuation dropping to half of the capital it has raised so far.

Venture Capital: Japanese Robotics Startup Telexistence Nabs $170M

July 6, 2023

Telexistence, a robotics company based in Tokyo, has successfully raised USD 170 million in a Series B funding round. The funding came from both existing investors, such as Monoful Venture Partners, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, and Airbus Ventures, as well as new investors including SoftBank Group Corp., Foxconn Co-GP Fund, and Globis Capital Partners.

Venture Capital: UK-Based Mercuri Lands $63.5M For Backing AI-Powered Media Technology Startups

July 5, 2023

London-based media technology investor Mercuri, formerly known as GMG Ventures, has raised £50 million (approximately US$63.47 million) in a second fund from institutional investors. The British Business Bank, through its Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) program, has made a significant investment as a cornerstone investor.

Venture Capital: Humane Reveals More About Its AI-Enabled Consumer Device

July 3, 2023

Humane, Inc. has announced the name of its first device, the Humane Ai Pin, which is set to be launched later this year. The Humane Ai Pin is a standalone device that incorporates AI technology to offer unique personal computing experiences. This wearable device, which can be attached to clothing, utilizes various sensors to facilitate contextual and ambient interactions.

Venture Capital: Material Evolution Nabs $19M For Technology To Decarbonize Cement

June 30, 2023

Material Evolution: Cement is responsible for some 8% of global CO2 emissions. Material Evolution, an advanced materials company based in the UK, has raised €17.3 million (US$19 million) in Series A funding for its smart, low-carbon cement made from industrial waste streams. The funding will support the scaling of production for their breakthrough cement, which…