Category Archives: Venture capital

Pandemic Tech Trends and Startups

At the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22, 2020, Stav Erez and Dr. Jonathan Wiesen presented the top 10 tech trends emerging from the current global pandemic Read more here

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Pandemic Innovation Fund to Raise $100 Million

Jerusalem-based OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, plans to raise $100 million for its new Pandemic Innovation Fund, investing in technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. Read more … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: Avram Miller and Lessons for Corporate VCs

[June 18, 2019] Corporate venture capital (CVC) firms broke records last year. Funding increased 47% to $52.95 billion and 264 new corporate venture groups invested for the first time, a 35% increase over 2017. There were 773 active CVCs worldwide … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: The Global Restructuring of Startup Funding

[April 15, 2019] The venture capital industry is under attack. Prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is “blowing up the venture capital model,” transforming itself into a “financial adviser” so it can beat “antiquated rules about what is and isn’t a … Continue reading

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How Ordinary Investors Invest in Startups

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is not happy with the limited access retail investors have to private companies. “If the growth opportunities have shifted… into our private markets and ordinary investors don’t have access to them, that’s … Continue reading

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2019: The Year Tech IPOs Defied Expectations

Of the 14 most prominent tech IPOs in 2019, only four newly minted stocks—Zoom Video, Pinterest, Fastly and Cloudflare—were above their first-day opens at the end of September. Source: WSJ On October 1, both Uber and Lyft’s stocks reached their … Continue reading

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AI and machine learning startups worldwide raised $13.42 billion so far in 2019

Crunchbase News: A Crunchbase News analysis of venture funding for companies tied to AI and machine learning finds that investment in U.S. startups continues to rise. Companies in the space raised $6.62 billion so far in 2019, which puts us … Continue reading

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Fintech Funding Reached $8.3 Billion in Q2 2019

CB Insights: Funding to VC-backed fintech companies grew 24% QoQ in Q2’19 and neared previously quarterly funding highs.

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Data and AI Landscape 2019

Full Size Matt Turck: To try and make sense of it all, this is our sixth landscape and “state of the union” of the data and AI ecosystem.  For anyone interested in tracking the evolution, here are the prior versions: … Continue reading

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AI Startup Funding At All-Time Quarterly High

During the second quarter of this year, the artificial intelligence startups brought in $7.4 billion in funding, the single highest amount ever in a quarter, according to CB Insights. The number of deals grew as well, rising in step with the … Continue reading

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