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7 Funding Alternatives For Female Entrepreneurs
More often than not, pitching VC firms means pleading your case to white men. This is no easy feat for women entrepreneurs who, at best, may be easily dismissed or, at worst, may be taken advantage of. The solution, of course, is to overhaul the culture and demographics of VC firms—but as is the case with male-dominated tech companies, that’s a tall
Report: SoftBank Eyeing Huge Stake in Uber
SoftBank has talked to Uber about taking a a multibillion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing company, according to sources who have spoken to the Wall Street Journal. If SoftBank does in fact buy a stake in Uber, it would give the Japanese telecommunications giant a "commanding stake in the ride-hailing market," the Journal notes, because it has already made significant investments
Video: SGInnovate: What It Is, and How It Helps Singapore's Entrepreneurs Tackle Global Issues
Andrew Work of NexChange talks to Steve Leonard, founder and CEO of SGInnovate, at Rise Hong Kong 2017. SGInnovate is helping the entrepreneurial and ambitious build products and companies in science and tech through Singapore's innovation ecosystem. The company has been established to help ambitious and capable people to build 'deep-tech' products borne out of science research. Transcript: NEXCHANGE: Hi,
Video: NexChange Talks Virtual and Augmented Reality with Presence Capital's Phil Chen
NexChange’s Andrew Work talks to Phil Chen, managing partner of Presence Capital, at Rise Hong Kong 2017. Presence Capital is an investment firm that believes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are technologies that are going to transform our world. The company invests in and support talented and passionate entrepreneurs who are utilizing these technologies to bring new and
US Venture Capital at Cruising Speed [Datagraphic]
Want to see the latest trends in US venture capital activity? Check out the highlights in our datagraphic, featuring data from the 2Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. Venture Capital Investing Process Improvement Through “Machine Learning Acacia Capital On Value Investing In The Amazon Era San Francisco Area Attracts 35- 40 percent of all U.S. venture capital Investment Article by PitchBook This article
The Top 7 VC Investors in Series B Rounds in the US
A record amount of capital was invested in Series B rounds in the US during 2015, a trend that was likely driven by a surge in valuations. But that figure dropped slightly in 2016 and is on track to hold steady this year. mastersenaiper / PixabaySince the beginning of 2015, 1,408 VC investors have participated in at least one of
More Than $10B Invested in Top Ridehailing Startups This Year
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SoftBank (TKO: 9984) and Chinese ridehailing company Didi Chuxing are poised to lead a $2 billion round in the coming weeks for Southeast Asian Uber competitor Grab, according to The Wall Street Journal. The funding would be the second largest round of the year for a VC-backed startup, per the PitchBook Platform, trailing only Didi’s $5.5 billion round in April.
The 5 Most Valuable Startups in the US
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WeWork’s latest round, a massive $760 million funding reported earlier this week, has increased the valuation of the co-working space provider by about $4 billion. With VC-backed companies crossing the $1 billion threshold at a pace of around one per week, it’s easy to take in a jump of that magnitude without batting an eye. But let’s put the $4 billion increase
Venture Capital Deals Mark Record Quarter in Q2 2017
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Asia sees largest ever venture capital deal, and accounts for almost half of deal value The venture capital-backed deal market has recorded its largest ever quarter, as 2,062 deals were announced worth a combined $47bn. Preqin expects these figures to rise by around 5% as more information becomes available, but Q2 2017 already surpasses the previous record of $43bn in
The 20 Most Impactful VC Teams (V1)
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Last week, Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya published an article on Medium that scolded the Forbes Midas List. He argued that the list attributes too much credit to individual VCs and wrongly celebrates partners “picking” winners over investment teams truly building value for their portfolio companies. “It’s not about staying on a board so you can get credit