In the height of the recession, three London-based “ex-Hedge fund quant nerds” decided to quit their steady corporate jobs to launch Bright Sun Group. The goal is to help venture capitalists track investments, spot trends, and source deals.
VC firm First Round Capital announced The First Round Review, the “Harvard Business Review for startups that will feature actionable knowledge for entrepreneurs.
Happy one year anniversary at VentureBeat to me. Here is some funding news.
GRP Partners is doing the L.A. thing and getting a “facelift.” The Los Angeles-based VC firm has raised a new $200 million fund and is rebranding as Upfront Ventures.
The online venture capital firm has raised a $1.1 million fund as part of its new “Accelerate Series” that will support startups from Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 batch.
The credit score, a first for the industry, is calculated using eight different criteria that are assembled to create an economic and risk profile for a project.
So the government is secretly mining our data from major tech companies. If that hasn’t scared you away from the Internet, here is today’s funding roundup.
Bloomberg is launching a new $75 million venture capital fund to support early-stage companies. The fund will be called Bloomberg Beta and will invest in startups that are “producing insights from data” and “making the experience of work better.”
Signia Venture Partners is raising a $100 million fund. It was formed by Playdom Inc founder Rick Thompson– who sold his company to Disney for $763.2 million in 2010– and fellow tech industry veterans
Launch founder Jason Calacanis will be starting a fund aimed at investing in 5-10 startups per year, all of which will come out of the events he produces.
A Thursday roundup of today’s funding news, presented with a pink mustache.
Partners at Sequoia, Norwest Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers discuss health industry trends and what they look for in potential investments.
Editor’s Pick Give me your smart, your educated, your startup founders yearning to build companies?
Grotech Ventures announced the close of its eight fund at $225 million. The Vienna-based firm invests in early-stage companies along the East Coast and in Colorado.
Whether you are closing a round of funding or pretending to live in the 1920s, champagne is in order. Check out today’s 12 funding stories.
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
Guest Post As a startup lawyer, I’m increasingly asked by clients how to be more appealing to venture capitalists. What do I say to entrepreneurs who ask this question?
Surviving in the tech world and surviving in the wild are not as different as you may think. Here are 11 companies that added venture capital into their survival packs.
It’s not often that child television stars go onto launch startups, but today the hottest funding story involved Soleil Moon Frye’s (formerly known as Punky Brewster) new mobile startup
“That’s the hope for the future, that Silicon Valley continues to attract many of the best and brightest of the entrepreneurs around the world.”
As far afield as Japan, disruptive technologies raised multimillions to bring their companies to the next phase of growth.
Reports issued by PricewaterhouseCooper, the NVCA, and Pitchbook find that 2013 is off to a slow start for venture capital, although software continues to reign in the dollars.
Funding Daily will test the limits of your brain power today, so unless you have a deep understanding of ‘flow processing,’ make sure you bolster up with cognitive function enhancing foods.
Funding for digital health startups skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, according to a newly released report.
Today Fenwick & West released a study stating that the number of life science financings continued to decline in 2012, falling by more than $5 billion over the past five years.
Todays funding roundup is a gooey, nutty, sweet combination of cloud infrastructure, genetics, and social media.
Industry veteran Ken Coleman joins venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, 26 years after he introduced founder Ben Horowitz to the technology world.
Early stage investing venture firm Foundation Capital announced a $282 million fund aimed at consumer, IT, and green-tech startups.
Celebrating a funding event is like celebrating a team’s selection to NCAA basketball tournament. It’s not time to pop the champagne.
A hootin’, hollerin’, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ overview of the deals in today’s funding news.
Guest Post The current thinking around tranches by most investors is that they are a good tool to motivate founders, however, tranches are more damaging to the long term success of a company than investors typically consider,
In huge news for the venture capital world, the SEC officially announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against online investment platform FundersClub.
Maveron, a well-known venture capital firm that focuses exclusively on consumer-facing companies, announces an initiative to fund and support seed stage startups.
Well-known law firm Fenwick & West releases its 2012 Seed Financing Survey which found that the mythical Series A crunch does in fact exist.
Third Rock is a venture capital fund solely dedicated to health care companies. The firm’s distinct hands-on approach first discovers breakthrough technology and then builds the teams to execute it.
It is microwave Thursday, where on 3/21 your funding news comes served with a countdown.
Guest Post Here are 10 things you definitely should NEVER say to a venture capitalist in a pitch.
Guest Post Brazil is in a state of fragile growth. Only a select group of strong businesses will emerge from the current ecosystem, capitalize on tech & demographic trends, and achieve profitable exits.
For companies who want to raise venture capital, here are nine “cheats” to help you get to the boss level in funding.
The firm has stolen Cyndi Reseburg away from The Hatch Agency and Graham Hancock from Revision3 for marketing and video total domination.