Seed Funding

Why Are Fewer Startups Getting Seed Funding Deals From VCs?

Seed funding is the lifeblood of the startup ecosystem. It plants the seeds for companies that might turn into tomorrow’s Airbnb or Uber or WeWork. …

Venture Capital

Finnish learning-game studio Lightneer just scored $5 million in seed funding

Lightneer, the Finnish learning game studio founded by Rovio alums, has just announced $5 million in seed funding. The company which is leading the charge in fun learning (not an oxymoron!), pairs the fun and engagement level of video games with the work of some of the world’s top scientists from …

Venture Capital

Term Sheet — Tuesday, August 15

It’s the middle of August, the latest issue of <i>Fortune</i> is finally closed, and I am all out of things to say about the latest wrinkle in Uber’s …

Venture Capital

With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications

Serverless applications are all the rage right now — and some companies are even leapfrogging containers to go all-in on services like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. Unsurprisingly, these services are now spawning their own startup ecosystems. IOpipe, which is coming out of beta today, is an …

Startups

Heartland tech’s growth could slow thanks to a decline in seed funding

With 75 percent of venture capital money in the U.S. going to only three states — California, New York, and Massachusetts — it’s never been easy for startups in the middle of the country to raise money. But with more investors pouring money into larger, later-stage rounds, it could get even harder …

Venture Capital

Term Sheet — Monday, Aug. 7

Good morning! Three quick things:<p><b>ALL UBER EVERYTHING:</b> Travis Kalanick is mounting a comeback campaign, reports The Information. A potential (but …

Venture Capital

4Suites attracts $440,000 in seed funding

4Suites, a startup in the mobile space helping consumers manage hotel stays, has raised seed funding of $440,000.The funds come from angel investors …

Venture Capital

Brisbane marketing startup Norbit raises $400,000 to help lure customers back to bricks-and-mortar retail stores

Brisbane-based marketing tech startup Norbit has raised $400,000 in seed funding to take its retail loyalty app nationwide and help more retailers …

Startups

On-demand shipping startup Speedbox raises seed funding

Peregrine Courier Services Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand shipping app Speedbox, has raised $300,000 (about Rs 1.9 crore) in seed funding from …

Startups

Investor Outlook: Seed Funding Needs to go Beyond the Money

Mentoring is the key to avoid a shutdown of your funded companies<p>The venture capital (VC) network in India is on rapid expansion mode, but so is the number of businesses dying every second day in the cluttered startup space. In most cases, entrepreneurs as well as their investors fail to see …

Venture Capital

With $2M seed funding, WanderJaunt looks to fill an Airbnb void - Phoenix Business Journal

With the seed funding, the startup wants to hire around 20 people in the next year and ink leases for 70 to 100 properties, Chen said.<p>"If you think …

Startups

The funding 'lifeblood' for new Silicon Valley startups is drying up

The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies.<p>Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since …

Venture Capital

Wia, a cloud platform for IoT device developers, scores €750K seed funding

Wia, an Irish startup that offers a cloud platform to enable developers to turn various sensor-based hardware into fully fledged Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has raised €750,000 in seed funding. The rather modest round is led by Suir Valley Ventures, with participation from Enterprise …

Startups

AdWallet Pays You to Watch Ads On Your Phone

It’s no surprise that many adults spend almost three hours a day on their smartphone. When they are on their phone, they are often hanging out on …

Advertising

Vetted raises $3.3M to treat your pet at home

What’s worse than going to the doctor? Taking your pet to the doctor.<p>Not only is it a major hassle to actually transport your dog or cat to the vet, but you usually end up paying way too much for way too little time spent with the actual veterinarian.<p>Vetted wants to change this. The startup …

Startups

Stocks rally, Apple earnings on deck

Stocks are set for a major rally, with Dow 22,000 in sight. Meanwhile, investors prepare for Apple’s quarterly report after the close. Yahoo …

Stocks

Wysa, mental health chatbot receives $1.3 million funding

Mental health <b>chatbot</b> Wysa on Saturday announced that it has raised a total of $1.3 million in seed funding from early stage investment firms Kae …

Chatbots

Cool Cousin’s social app for travellers raises $2M round, led by Elevator Fund

Imagine if you could go to the profile of a friend of Foursquare and instead of scrolling through the long list of coffee shops they’d checked into in Berlin, you could simply click a button and add all their recommendations to your personal map in one go. That’s essentially the offering of Cool …

Startups

Venture Capital Funnel Shows Odds of Becoming a Unicorn Are Less than 1%

The venture capital funnel highlights the natural selection inherent in the venture capital process.<p>Anecdotally, it’s known that most startups fail. …

Venture Capital

Flytta, the Leader in Relocation Services, Raises Seed Funding from Corvus Ventures

By personalizing the relocation experience for every corporate based on their requirement and preferences, the company has been able to generate good …

Startups

After rejecting $9 million two years ago this Melbourne retail tech startup just raised $2.25 million

Brauz’s Lee Hardham. (Source: supplied)<p>Melbourne startup Brauz has revealed it has completed its seed funding round after raising $2.25 million of …

Startups

Mini blog on building Startups — How to raise 10 MUSD seed funding

I have a confession to make. I love convertible bonds. I know it sounds strange, but here is a story explaining why perhaps you should love them …

Venture Capital

Bangalore Based Gaming Startup Hypernova Interactive Raises Seed Funding from Kae Capital

Huzaifa, the Creative Director at the studio, had to say, “A game is only as good as the team that builds it. We have been very careful about hiring …

Startups

Term Sheet — Monday, July 17

Good morning from Aspen, where I’m co-chairing <i>Fortune’s</i> Brainstorm Tech conference!<p>I’ll be kicking off the conference today interviewing two …

Venture Capital

‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.3 million in seed funding to help it reach even more of those physicians.<p>The funding comes from Endure …

Startups

Fintech startup Open raise $250k seed funding from PayU India's CEO

Neo-banking startup Open has raised $250k in seed funding from PayU's ( an Indian online payment processor company) CEO Amrish and managing director, …

Startups

Upwardly Secures Seed Funding And Launches a Comprehensive Financial Advisory Platform

This column is authored by Prateek Mehta, CEO, Upwardly Financial advisoryThe post Upwardly Secures Seed Funding And Launches a Comprehensive …

FinTech

Chicago legal tech startup Esquify inks $710K seed funding

Chicago-based<b> Esquify</b>, a legal tech startup, has secured $710,000 in seed funding. <b>Network Ventures</b> led the round with participation from other …

Startups

Where to invest in Radiology AI

As we reach the peak of the hype curve surrounding AI and its impact on the field of radiology, it’s more important than ever for savvy investors to …

Machine Learning

Blockchain Startup Provenance Raises $800k in Seed Funding

UK blockchain startup Provenance has raised $800,000.Source

Venture Capital