A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund

A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund

India’s growing number of startups now have one additional VC fund that will listen to their business ideas. A91 Partners, a new VC fund founded by former partners at Sequoia Capital India, has closed their maiden fund at $351 million. A91 Partners will focus on high growth startups in consumer, technology, financial services, and healthcare sectors Read more about A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund[…]

Startups Weekly: 2019 VC spending may eclipse 2018 record

Startups Weekly: 2019 VC spending may eclipse 2018 record

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups & venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I struggled to understand WeWork’s growth trajectory. Before that, I noted some thoughts on scooter companies’ struggle to raise new cash. Read more about Startups Weekly: 2019 VC spending may eclipse 2018 record[…]

Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, acquires Campus Vacations for $7M

Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing

Revenue-based financing is on the rise, at least according to Lighter Capital, a firm that doles out entrepreneur-friendly debt capital. What exactly is RBF you ask? It’s a relatively new form of funding for tech companies that are posting monthly recurring revenue. Here’s how Lighter Capital, which completed 500 RBF deals in 2018, explains it: Read more about Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing[…]

Equity transcribed: Why Om Malik thinks ‘the VC subsidized life is over’

Equity transcribed: Why Om Malik thinks ‘the VC subsidized life is over’

It’s time for another transcribed edition of Equity. This week for the regularly scheduled episode we had the whole crew pop into the San Francisco studio. Kate Clark, Connie Loizos and Alex Wilhelm were joined by Om Malik, former journalist and current VC at True Ventures. They convened just after Uber priced, so they had Read more about Equity transcribed: Why Om Malik thinks ‘the VC subsidized life is over’[…]

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Minnie Ingersoll has already had an enviable career. After 12 years at Google, working as product manager and later principal with Google.org, she co-founded the venture-backed online car marketplace Shift in 2013, then she left to join the nonprofit Code for America, where she learned entirely new skills, including managing finance and marketing and recruiting. Read more about Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA[…]

2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach

2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Over the past year, we’ve written a lot about the rise of supergiant venture capital funds. Ever since the rollout of the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, established VCs have been outdoing each other Read more about 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach[…]

Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018

Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far For the global VC industry, 2018 was a supergiant year. Crunchbase projects that 2018 deal and dollar volume Read more about Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018[…]

Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners

Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners

Lisbon, characterized occasionally by some tech scene observers as ‘the warm Berlin’, has been threatening to generate more startups in the last few years, not least because it will now have the enormous Web Summit conference there for the next 10 years, and because it’s a cheap and great place to live. But the startups Read more about Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners[…]