Category Archives: Venture capital

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. Advertisements

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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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Lessons for Corporate Venture Capital Firms from the early days of Intel Capital

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 in 2018, participating … Continue reading

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OurCrowd, most active Israeli venture investor, leads a restructuring of startup funding

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 ‘venture capital’ investment.” … Continue reading

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Making A Social Profit: What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Israeli VC Erel Margalit

Mark Zuckerberg is “Misinformer of the year,” says Media Matters, highlighting Facebook’s starring role in the unfolding “tech backlash.” Overall, 2017 “was a terrible year for the tech industry,” Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times declared recently. Other tech observers chimed in: … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Firm 83North Backs Israeli and European Entrepreneurs

In the first nine months of 2016, Israeli high-tech companies raised a total of $4 billion, a year-over-year increase of 27%.  Increasingly, these funds are geared towards long-term growth as Startup Nation is shifting into a Scale-Up Nation mode. The … Continue reading

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