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Bringing VC-Style Investment to the Creative Economy

The creative economy and its local flavor is the next frontier for impact investors.  This article is part of...

VC Firm Launches Amid Pandemic to Boost Women, Minority Entrepreneurs

GameAbove Capital aims at investing in minority- and women-owned businesses with a focus on sustainability. Started by CapStone Holdings, GameAbove is deploying $50...

NYC Seed Investors Aren’t Slowing Startup Funding Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 hasn’t slowed seed investors in New York. Changes in behavior triggered by the pandemic are an opportunity for telehealth, work-from-home startups with...

Female-Led Startups Attract More VC Attention, but Progress Is Slow

Startups led by women attract more venture capital, but gap remains wide Opportunities for non-technical female entrepreneurs are growing, Partech says   While the overall...

COVID-19 Accelerates Move to Impact Investing, Says Partech’s Lavault

The pandemic will accelerate an emphasis on social impact investing, Partech’s Lavault says Post-pandemic funds being announced are focusing on areas that align...

COVID-19 Testing Funding Growing, But Ramp-Up Is Slow

Investments aimed at scaling-up COVID-19 testing are growing but can be difficult to access. Testing and isolating people who...

Five Ways to Use Venture Capital in the COVID-19 Era

“Venture capital” brings to mind Silicon Valley and the Scrooge McDuck piles of money created by the lucky few who made early...

Europe’s Unicorns Fly High As Fundraising Hit Record Last Year on...

Unicorns may still have wings, at least in Europe, as record funds were raised last year on rising demand for financial services,...

Private Equity Investment in India Jumped to Record, Even as Economy...

Investors’ faith that India would keep building was on display in 2019, even as forecasts project growth to cool even further.

Hedge Funds, Sovereign Funds are Flush With Cash and Chasing U.S....

Venture capitalists are flush and looking for deals among U.S. startups. Nontraditional investors like hedge funds and sovereign-wealth funds...

Tech Startups Be Warned: Investors Now Want Profits, and Not Just...

Attention startups: investors’ patience is wearing thin. Patience for companies who say they can build a market using...

Nayax, Israeli Cashless Vending Machine Payment Company, Sees Valuation Soar After...

Payment company Nayax took in another $60 million from an unnamed American investor, Israel’s Calcalist said, signaling investors’ rebounding appetite for intelligent...

Not Done Yet: Still Work to Do on Gender Parity in...

TAKEAWAY: While we may be lulled into thinking that an age of gender parity is upon us,...

Global VC Market Seen Surging as Pensions, Mutual Funds Jump In,...

Global venture capital investments may surge next year on demand for late-stage company mega-deals, juiced by the addition of nontraditional investors like...

Magic Mushrooms Move Closer to Mainstream Medicine As VC-Backed Compass Touts...

Magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression took another step toward mainstream acceptance as a venture capital-backed company announced positive results from...

Private Equity, Biotech Industry Worried Pelosi Drug Plan Would Be ‘Destructive,’...

Private equity and venture capital firms, which have poured billions of dollars in biotech firms, are opposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan...

Electric Air Taxis May Be Venture Capital’s Big Bet in...

Venture capitalists may lay heavy bets on flying taxis and their startup companies next year. With potential to alleviate...

Robo-Advisors Not Replacing Human Financial Planners — At Least Not Yet

Private equity and venture capital are pouring billions into robotic financial tools, but consumers still overwhelmingly want to talk to a live...

Investors Betting on “Ethical” Data Mining in Amid Rising Privacy Worries

As data mining expands, so too, do users’ concerns over how to keep their data from falling into the hands of the...

Business’s New Pitch: Sustainability Isn’t Just Good For Environment, It’s Good...

For a few hours at least, high in a glass-covered Manhattan skyscraper, corporate leaders abandoned the idea that dirty skies and water...

Time to Take off the Training Wheels — Solar Energy Ready...

Solar power may no longer need the training wheels. Spurred by tax breaks, as well as venture funds pouring...

London Moves to Top Spot in Fintech Deals, But San Fran...

Key Takeaway: It should come as little surprise that the City of...

Maniv VC Firm Doubling Down on Future of Mobility

Tel Aviv-based venture firm Maniv Mobility, backed by such automotive leaders as Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Shell, aims to invest in early stage...

VC Firms, Trade Group Target Gender Disparity in Dutch Tech Industry

Women entrepreneurs have long been overlooked by technology-focused venture capitalists. That may be changing in the Netherlands, whose largest city -- Amsterdam...

TPG Buys Stake in Minority-Focused VC Firm Harlem Capital Partners

The burgeoning field of women and minority-focused invest firms is getting attention from major players, with early-stage VC firm Harlem Capital Partners...

VC Firm Ulu Ventures Connects Diversity to Profitability

VC firms may vow to support diversity, but the numbers don’t bear that out. Only about 9% of venture...

Ekta and Sanjit Singh Dang: “For most corporations it is not...

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Sanjit Singh Dang and Ekta Dang, the founders of Santa Clara-based U First Capital, bring innovative technology...