Sydney’s SafetyCulture raises $46 million, with Australian VC investments on track for record year

Index Ventures raises $1.65 billion for two new funds

Venture capital (VC) agency Index Ventures has announced a whopping $1.65 billion in funds because it targets world startups at numerous phases. The cash is break up throughout two pots — $650 million for the agency’s ninth enterprise fund (geared toward earlier stage startups), and $1 billion for its fourth progress fund (geared towards “scale […]

ISAI raises $175 million fund to help French entrepreneurs scale up

ISAI raises $175 million fund to assist French entrepreneurs scale up

Paris-based enterprise capital fund ISAI today announced it has closed a later-stage fund of $175 million to assist French startups develop. While France has seen an explosion in startups and early-stage funding, the federal government beneath President Emmanuel Macron has begun shifting the technique of its La French Tech program to assist probably the most […]

Earlybird closes $204 million fund for ‘deep tech’ startups in Europe

Earlybird closes $204 million fund for ‘deep tech’ startups in Europe

European enterprise capital (VC) agency Earlybird has closed a recent €175 million ($204 million) fund targeted on early-stage “deep tech” startups throughout Europe. The fund, dubbed “Digital West,” was introduced again in 2016 with a goal of €150 million ($175 million), however greater than two years later it has lastly closed at round 17 % above its […]

China’s Silicon Valley investments create risks for startups

China’s Silicon Valley investments create dangers for startups

(Reuters) — Danhua Capital has invested in a few of Silicon Valley’s most promising startups in areas like drones, synthetic intelligence and cyber safety. The enterprise capital agency relies simply exterior Stanford University, the epicenter of U.S. expertise entrepreneurship. Yet it was additionally established and funded with assist from the Chinese authorities. And it’s not […]

U.K.-based IQ Capital announces $165 million fund for early-stage transformative startups

U.Ok.-based IQ Capital declares $165 million fund for early-stage transformative startups

U.Ok.-based enterprise capital (VC) agency IQ Capital has introduced a brand new £125 million ($165 million) fund to spend money on transformative startups that concentrate on synthetic intelligence (AI) and different types of disruptive “deeptech.” Cambridge-headquartered IQ Capital launched in 2006 with an inaugural £25 million ($33 million) fund, adopted practically a decade later by […]

European VC firm Highland Europe closes $540 million growth-stage fund

European VC agency Highland Europe closes $540 million growth-stage fund

Highland Europe, a European growth-stage enterprise capital agency, has closed its third fund at €463 million ($540 million). The firm, which claims places of work in London and Geneva, formally launched in 2012, and it went on to lift round €577 million ($673 million) throughout two funds. According to an announcement issued by the corporate, […]

The case for the middle-aged entrepreneur

The case for the middle-aged entrepreneur

The know-how sector has turn out to be a magnet for the world’s brightest minds. Tech hubs – and by extension tech traders — have turn out to be mecca for bold innovators in the hunt for their entrepreneurial desires. For many, the funding group has fulfilled its finish of the cut price: Numerous bold […]

Neufund launches the ETO to bring legal fund raising and investments to all

Neufund launches the ETO to convey authorized fund elevating and investments to all

Investing in companies has turn into commonplace, however the methods people can become involved hadn’t developed a lot — that’s till crowdfunding options like Kickstarter and blockchain applied sciences got here alongside. While the previous could be finest described as undertaking funding, blockchain expertise actually delivers new financing and funding alternatives. But there are nonetheless […]

A guide to Minnesota’s startup community

A information to Minnesota’s startup neighborhood

Minnesotans don’t like speaking about themselves, so that you most likely haven’t heard a lot concerning the startup scene right here within the North. Fortunately, it’s my adopted dwelling — I’m initially from Florida — and haven’t any downside shining a lightweight on a hidden gem. Nine years in the past I used to be […]

Target Global announces $100 million fund to target mobility startups

Target Global declares $100 million fund to focus on mobility startups

Berlin-based enterprise capital agency Target Global introduced immediately it has launched a brand new fund to focus on startups working to disrupt transportation. The fund has raised $100 million, however will proceed to lift cash with the intention of passing $300 million. The fund might be evergreen, moderately than having a hard and fast endpoint, […]