Category Archives: Venture capital

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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Artificial Intelligence: Funding and Acquisitions

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Economic Impact of U.S. Venture Capital

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Fastest $1B+ Exits For VC-Backed Companies

CB Insights: Walmart bought Jet.com for $3.3B a little over a year after the site was officially launched…Airwatch represents the fastest acquisition post-investment, selling the company to VMWare about a year after raising a gigantic $200M growth equity round (Airwatch … Continue reading

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Top Investors in Digital Health

CB Insights: Digital health continues to be a hot category as the number of investors entering the space globally continues to increase, with more than 1,350 unique investors with at least one investment in a digital health company in 2015. … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence: Most Active Corporate Investors

CB Insights: Artificial intelligence dealmaking has exploded recently, leaping to a new quarterly record of over 140 deals in Q1’16. Corporates and their venture capital groups are among the most active investors in this category (tech corporates have also been … Continue reading

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Apple, Uber, and the Ride-Hailing Investment Landscape

CBInsights: Just last week, Apple made waves by investing $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, its first disclosed private investment in recent years. The deal was just the third $1B+ equity financing round of 2016 to-date. The top … Continue reading

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