Series A Round

Immersv, a mobile 360 and VR ad platform, raises $10.5M Series A

Venture Capital

4 Steps to Winning Over the Right Investors For Your Company

Finding and closing the right investors for your company is a process, not an event.<p>As the CEO of a startup you need to ensure that you have sufficient capital to grow your business. Raising money can be challenging since you also need to focus on product development, winning customers, driving …

Venture Capital

‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat.” You can rent one plus a captain for the day from Boatsetter. And now it’s got boats in more than 300 locations around the U.S. since it just acquired rival maritime marketplace Boatbound.<p>Boatsetter will be taking select talent from Boatbound …

Startups

Spanish adtech startup Seedtag raises €2 million funding round - Tech.eu

Madrid-based adtech startup Seedtag, which integrates advertising in online images, has closed a €2 million funding round from Spanish, French, and …

Startups

What do I look for in a pitch?

Founders will often ask me, “Do you want to go through our deck?” <br>It’s not about the slide deck. We have made the decision to invest in entrepreneurs …

Web 3.0

I'm Expecting AGNCP To Be Called Within 48 Hours

AGNC filed a new prospectus for preferred shares. There was no press release (at least yet), but there is an SEC filing.<p>The prospectus specifically …

Business

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

Google commitment to equip 10 million African youths with digital skills

These include YouTube Go, a video on demand platform that’ll allow any of Nigeria’s 93 million mobile web users - who often have to make do with slow …

News (South Africa)

$100 Million: Coinbase Raises Biggest-Ever Round for Bitcoin Startup

Coinbase has closed what is likely the largest-ever funding round by a startup building on a public blockchain and providing cryptocurrency services.

Venture Capital

Curve co-founder joins challenger bank Monzo as COO

In an example of more revolving doors in London’s heated fintech space, TechCrunch has learned that Curve co-founder Tom Foster-Carter is joining Monzo. As of Monday, he takes up the role of COO at the digital-only challenger bank, with some aspects subject to regulatory approval.<p>At Curve, a …

Startups

Term Sheet — Thursday, Aug. 10

Good morning! No column today, but have these links:<p>• Sheryl Sandberg on harassment.<p>• Intel’s self-driving car plans.<p>• Apple’s antitrust concerns.<p>• …

Venture Capital

Digital Milkman Startup Doodhwala Secures Pre-Series A Round of Funding

Doodhwala is set to digitize the milk delivery system. It is the first in Bengaluru to provide fresh farm milk directly to houses

Startups

ELSE raises $3 million for Internet of Things nanosatellite constellation

LOGAN, Utah — A Swiss company with plans to deploy 64 cubesat-class spacecraft by 2021 to support Internet of Things applications has raised an …

Internet of Things

Seed Rounds Are Fake News

Fundraising is unquestionably hard, even for people who make it look easy. It’s hard at seed, at Series A, at B and C. It’s hard if you’re Uber or …

Fake News

Term Sheet — Wednesday, Aug. 9

Good morning! I’m attending to some magazine duties today, so here’s some news from my <i>Fortune</i> colleagues:<p>Polina Marinova checked in with DraftKings …

Venture Capital

Netlify Raises $12m from A16Z

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised a $12 million Series A round from Andreessen Horowitz, together with our awesome existing …

Andreessen Horowitz

Founders Should Set Aside More Equity for Their Team & “Split the Pain” With Investors

As you can see, Weekend VC Twitter gets pretty wild and crazy!!!! But employee option pool is important enough that I wanted to briefly expand upon …

Venture Capital

IoT security startup MagicCube raises $8.5 mln in Series A funding

Santa Clara, California-based <b>MagicCube</b>, provider of a Internet of Things security platform for consumers, announced it has raised $8.5 million in …

Startups

African Startups are Increasingly Attractive to Investors

In 2016, African or Africa-focused startups raised between $129 million and $367 million, according to reports from Disrupt Africa and Partech …

Venture Capital

Smash.gg gets $11 million from Series A financing round

Smash.gg, the online esports tournament creation platform, has secured $11 million in Series A funding, with Spark Capital leading the seed …

Startups

Fintech sector investment surges in second quarter

Global investment in the fintech sector more than doubled to €7.1 billion between the first two quarters of the year, according to KPMG's Pulse of …

News (Ireland)

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

GE spin-out SmartAssist.io raises $5M Series A for its AI-based customer service platform

Last November, GE acquired the AI-centric startup Wise.io to bolster its machine learning capabilities. While Wise.io’s core competency was in machine learning, its main product focused on helping enterprises manage customer service requests. Maybe unsurprisingly, GE has now spun out Wise.io in a …

Customer Service

Personio, a HR startup in Munich, closes $12M Series A

Personio, a German startup that offers a HR management and recruiting platform, has closed $12 million in Series A funding. European VC Northzone led the round, with participation from existing investors, such as Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital (GFC) and Picus Capital. The Munich-based …

Startups

Pro Rata

Top of the Morning<p><b>• PE earnings:</b> The Carlyle Group this morning reported nearly $275 million in Q2 2017 economic net income, which was more than …

Venture Capital

Term Sheet — Thursday, Aug. 3

After we wrote about mutual fund markdowns to Uber’s share price, a few readers wrote in asking how mutual funds determine their markdowns.<p>A couple …

Venture Capital

July 2017 fundings, acquisitions, IPOs and failures

July, 2017 was a big month for robotics-related company funding. Four raised $588 million and 19 others raised $370.6 million for a monthly total of …

Series B Round

Hustle scores $8M to kill telemarketing with personalized texts

No one picks up the phone and everyone gets too much email. If you want to contact people for fundraising, a political campaign or marketing, texting is the way to go. But a generic mass text is more like spam than a convincing conversation.<p>Hustle lets you personalize every message and turn it into …

Technology

Tech Financing in China this week - Smart finance and taxation solutions are in demand

<b>Smart finance and taxation platform Dazhangfang receives USD 13.4M for financing</b><p><b>Dazhangfang</b><p>Founder: Kan Zhenfang<p>Founded in: 2014<p>Financing status: RMB …

Venture Capital

Hustle Raises $8 Million to Disrupt Telemarketing

Hustle‘s plan to humanize campaign communications earned the startup $8 million in Series A financing through a funding round led by Palo Alto’s …

Startups