Venture funding rises to $15.8 bln in Q2

Venture funding to U.S. startups rose in the second quarter after a slow start to the year, but remained far below the ebullient levels of last year, according to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource.


Unicorns grab record share of invested capital in Q2

At a time when investors are showing signs of caution, unicorn deals are flourishing. This was evident in the second quarter when venture capitalists in the United States placed a record share of capital in unicorn transactions.


Veriflow raises $8.2 mln from Menlo, NEA

Veriflow said it raised $8.2 million of Series A funding in a deal led by Menlo Ventures and joined by current investor New Enterprise Associates, according to a press release.


VC-backed IPO activity remains weak in Q2 with 12 U.S. deals

The number of venture-backed IPOs in the United States doubled in the second quarter, but activity remained at a low level with biotech offerings outpacing tech by a wide margin, according to a report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.