London-based firm’s new fund will look to add fintech to its consumer and enterprise tech focus.
Australian firm Blue Sky Venture Capital holds first close on late-stage fund that it hopes reaches about $23 million.
Paris-firm Idinvest Partners was an investor in ad tech company Criteo, which went public on the Nasdaq in 2013.
Last week, Formation 8 announced it raised $500 million for its second fund. This profile of the San Francisco-based venture, which already has a monster exit with Oculus VR, previously ran in the July 2014 issue of VCJ.
Investor interest in solar startups is swelling, again, thanks to an uptick in installations nationwide, a lowering of prices and such exits as SolarCity’s $158 million acquisition last fall of solar-module mounting startup Zep Solar, writes Mary Ann Azevedo, contributor to Reuters Venture Capital Journal.
Welcome to the era of “New Space,” where a small, but growing number of emerging hardware companies – many venture backed – are starting to take over the reins of space exploration as Washington, D.C., and other government agencies worldwide, shift the financial burden to private enterprise, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.
Consumer messaging companies are red hot. So hot that Facebook recently agreed to pay $19 billion in cash and stock for mobile messaging darling WhatsApp. Now the fever is spreading to the enterprise, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.
Design has become a key part of the young entrepreneur’s toolkit, as VCs pay heed with new hires and special programs.
Coffee may not be everyone’s cup, but a few intrepid venture investors are warming to the beverage.
The recent deluge of cloud IPOs has been great news for venture investors. And there are signs that cloud startups will continue to make it rain for investors in the coming year
It looks like analytics are becoming the crystal ball of venture capital.
Americans are living longer and spending more. That’s why some people think the “gray market” is a golden opportunity.
Javelin Venture Partners has raised $125 million for its third fund, up from the $105 million it raised for Fund II, Vatornews reported.
After years of lagging beer as America’s favorite alcoholic beverage, wine has finally drawn even, sister publication Venture Capital Journal reported.
SolarCity launches an IPO last week as CEO Lyndon Rive sits down with VCJ for an exclusive video chat.
As Facebook marches toward its IPO, VCJ took a look at recent U.S.-based, VC-based public offerings.
Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures says that the perception of seed as local is changing. “In some areas, the best companies in the world are not in the U.S. and not in Silicon Valley.”
Deal making surged to a record last year. Expect another rise in 2012 as investors search for the next Facebook.