Posts Tagged ‘VC’

Singapore VC Firm Launches Dedicated $10 Million Cryptocurrency Fund

Singaporean venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures is launching what it bills as Southeast Asia’s ‘first dedicated VC cryptocurrency fund’ with $10 million in investment capital. The fund will see a ‘laser-like focus’ on the cryptocurrency and blockchain space by investing in early-stage startups including cryptocurrency exchanges. Beyond cryptocurrency exchanges, the fund will also target startups […]

Old-Money Billionaires Are Chasing New Tech Riches

Having made their fortunes in industries that are increasingly being upended by technology, many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families are turning to venture investing as a way to bet on the future at a time when fewer startups are going public. Some are backing young companies in hopes of spotting the next potential […]

BlackFin Capital Partners Closes Fintech Venture Capital Fund, at €180M

Paris, France-based investment firm BlackFin Capital Partners has closed a fintech venture capital fund, at €180M. After launching 2 buy-out funds (€220m Fund I in 2011 & €400m Fund II in 2016), BlackFin Capital Partners aims to leverage its sectorial expertise to manage this new fintech fund, partnering with European entrepreneurs in FinTech, InsurTech et RegTech […]

Crypto Unicorn Hunters: The VC Firms Behind Billion-Dollar Crypto Startups

The ranks of “unicorn” companies have been infiltrated by a growing roster of crypto organizations that are dramatically rising in value. While the lineup of crypto unicorns are widely-known, the VC firms backing them are quietly positioning themselves to gain the most from the cryptocurrency revolution. There are currently over 27 fintech unicorns worldwide. Recent […]

Venture Capital Funding Report Q2 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights’ Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally: Dollars were up 2% in Q2’18 as a record $23B was invested across 1,416 deals. 45 mega-rounds of $100M or more contributed to the strong quarterly funding total. Total quarterly funding to Asia-based companies increased 10% in Q2’18 as […]

VC investors explain why founders shouldn’t care about the funding climate

Pieter Kemps from Sequoia, Saemin Ahn from Rakuten Ventures, Hian Goh from NSI Ventures, and Chua Kee Lock from Vertex Ventures discussed the future of venture capital funding in Southeast Asia at the Tech in Asia 2017 conference in Singapore. Watch the video

VC Firm Union Square Ventures Considers Long-Term Investments in Crypto

Union Square Ventures (USV), one of the top VC firms with the highest returns in the world, intends to take a long-term position in cryptocurrencies. However, the company does not plan to start a separate fund for this. The New York-based VC firm aims to get involved in several crypto-related investments. For instance, the company eyes […]

The 50 Most Influential Venture Capital Investors in Blockchain

Though the venture capital industry that has evolved around blockchain is changing and growing rapidly, there are some firms that stand out. Some are traditional VCs like Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. Others are digital asset funds exclusively focused on investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. According to a recent report from Crypto Fund Research, […]