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A Dismal Future for US-China Venture Activity?
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Since the beginning of 2014, Chinese investors have participated in more than 900 VC deals with US-based companies. This year alone, they have participated in almost $3 billion worth of US financings, according to the PitchBook Platform. However, deal trends between the trading partners may change dramatically, as the US government is considering measures to increase scrutiny of Chinese investments
Startup Co-Founded by Jared Kushner Just Raised $65M in Series C Round
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New York-based real estate startup Cadre just raised $65 million in Series C funding led by Silicon Valley venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz, TechCrunch reports. Along with Andreessen Horowitz, Cadre also secured cash from other heavyweights, including Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital and Goldman Sachs, according to TechCrunch. The Ford Foundation, Thrive Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Khosla Ventures also joined the round.
Ecommerce Startups Continue Foray Into Brick and Mortar
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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has invested $30 million at an estimated valuation of $200 million in UNTUCKit, a maker of shirts designed to be worn untucked. The New York-based company was founded in 2011 as an internet retailer, then began opening physical storefronts in 2015 as part of its so-called “clicks-to-bricks” strategy. With the new financing, the startup plans
Outcome's $500M Round Is Biggest VC Healthcare Deal of the Year
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Outcome Health is raising at least $500 million in new equity funding at a pre-money valuation of $5 billion. Backers include Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Capital G, an investment arm of Google. It’s the first institutional investment for 11-year-old Outcome, which uses digital technology such as touchscreen tablets to streamline communication between doctors and patients.
Is Venture Capital Killing the IPO Market?
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There has been a sharp fall in the number of listed stocks in the US since 1996 with listings falling by roughly 50% in the US over the past two decades compared to growth of 50% in other developed countries notes Michael Mauboussin in his March 22 research note “The Incredible Shrinking Universe Of Stocks.” DasWortgewand / PixabayMauboussin writes that
Billionaire VC Marc Andreessen Isn't Worried About Robots
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Billionaire entrepreneur and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) chairman Jack Ma famously cautioned earlier this year that automation will result in "much more pain than happiness" over the next three decades. The Future Of Robotics Doesn't Spell Disaster For Humanity But not all entrepreneurs see this the same way. Fellow billionaire and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen
Snapshotting Europe’s VC Industry In 16 Charts
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The European VC industry has struggled recently. Sure, there are several cities that shine as beacons of Europe’s potential, but political and economic uncertainties have worked to hold back a major breakout. Coupled with low levels of mega-funds that can support an ever-growing industry, Europe is hampered by hurdles on every side. While uncertainties persist, changes are in the making.
Venture Capital Interest in the Fintech Asset Management Space Has Exploded
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Here’s the latest entry in PitchBook’s continuing research of the fintech space, with this analyst note providing an update on the most important trends within asset management. As passive investing continues to rake in billions and traditional players either develop their own low-cost digital advisory platforms or engage in M&A, it’s clear that the trend toward lower-cost, more easily accessible
VR Startup Snags Europe's Largest VC Funding of 2017
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Improbable, the London-based maker of a platform used by developers to build enormous virtual worlds, recently announced an equity financing in excess of half a billion dollars at a reported valuation of more than $1 billion, pushing the company squarely into unicorn territory. Announced on Thursday, the transaction is one of the biggest VC deals ever for a European startup.
Dropbox Exec Leaves to Form New VC, Following a Well-Worn Path
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Xuezhao Lan has resigned from her role as head of corporate development for Dropbox and has plans to launch a venture capital firm, as first reported by Axios. There aren’t many details yet on the new VC, but Lan will be joined by two corporate development executives from a different highly-valued startup, per Axios. By Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/branding) [Public domain], via