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Ludlow Ventures Raises $45M For Third Fund - Techcrunch

Ludlow Ventures raised another $45 million to invest in young startups. The Detroit-based venture firm is today announcing it closed its third fund since the firm's founding in 2010. Founding and managing partner Jonathon Triest tells TechCrunch the firm set out to raise another $45M and were immediately oversubscribed. Triest says Ludlow Ventures, with its [...]
Read by 68% of LPs March 18, 2019

The Twenty Minute Vc: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch: 20vc: The Acceptable Vs Unacceptable Risks To Take When Seed Investing, Why Loss Ratio Is Not A Consideration & Why Series A Is The Right Time To Establish A Board With Mike Hirshland, Co-founder @ Resolute Ventures

Mike Hirshland is the Co-founder of Resolute Ventures, one of the leading pre-seed and seed stage funds of the last decade having recently announced their new $75m Fund IV. In prior funds they have the likes of OpenDoor, Mixmax, Greenhouse, AppZen and more incredible companies. As for Mike, prior to founding Resolute, he founded Dogpatch Labs, the community which helped launch over 350 companies including Instagram. Before Dogpatch, Mike was a partner with Polaris Venture Partners from 1999-2011, where he was the original seed investor behind Automattic, Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM for $600 million), Quantcast and KISSmetrics.
Read by 69% of LPs March 16, 2019

Decade In Review: Trends In Seed- And Early-stage Funding - Techcrunch

We've decided to step back from the breaking news for a minute to conduct a review of seed and early-stage funding trends over the last decade for U.S.-based companies. I'm fairly certain we can all agree that the environment for startups has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, specifically in two major ways: The [...]
Read by 69% of LPs March 14, 2019

Fi Launches First Smart Gps Dog Collar On Low Power Cell Network With $7M From Rre Ventures And Others

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fi, a dog technology company reinventing the dog collar, aims to put an end to lost dogs and let the modern dog owner feel good about going off leash. Fi is announcing it's Series A capital raise of $7M led by RRE Ventures with participation from existing seed investors Lerer Hippeau, Freestyle VC, and other prominent tech investors bringing its total funding raised to date to $10M. Founded in 2017, Fi was started by Jonathan Bensamoun (Product at Square & Handy)
Read by 31% of LPs March 13, 2019

Canada's Tech Companies Raise $3.7B Of Vc In 2018: Cvca

Investment activity in Canada's venture capital (VC) market in 2018 largely matched 2017's results in dollar terms, according to a report by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Asso [...]
Read by 31% of LPs March 12, 2019

Flight-hailing Startup Blackbird Raises $10M To Replace Driving With Flying - Techcrunch

The origin story of Blackbird, a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app, didn't begin with air travel. It was prompted by car sickness. Blackbird CEO and founder Rudd Davis, who was getting his pilot's license at the time, asked his flight instructor if he would fly his family to [...]
Read by 41% of LPs March 07, 2019

Betterworks Total Financing Exceeds $65M With Extended Series B Funding Round, Accelerating Growth Of Its Enterprise Continuous Performance Management(r) Solution

Betterworks Total Financing exceeds $65M with extended Series B Funding Round, Accelerating Growth of its Enterprise Continuous Performance Management(r) Solution Latest funding caps the second year of 2x growth of platform usage as the company continues its market leadership in innovative HR technology REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 7, 2019-- Betterworks(r), the leading enterprise HR software for Continuous Performance Management(r), today announced it has secured an additional $27 million, extending the company's Series B investment to $51M and its total funding to more than $65 million.
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Linksquares, The Ai Startup Tackling Contract Analytics, Raises $4.8M In Financing

BOSTON, March 7, 2019-- LinkSquares, the company disrupting legal ops with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered contract analytics software, today announced the completion of a $4.8 million heavily oversubscribed financing round. The round was led by Hyperplane Venture Capital and MassMutual Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). The round included additional participation from a top Am Law 50 firm. As part of the financing, John Murphy of Hyperplane is joining the LinkSquares board. The most recent financing brings LinkSquares' total venture funding to $6.9 million.
Read by 46% of LPs March 07, 2019

Gfr Raises $20M Fund For Digital Media, Esports, And Entertainment

GFR Fund II has multiple strategic investors from Asia, and it is an affiliate of leading mobile gaming company Gree, based in Japan.
Read by 39% of LPs March 06, 2019

Precursor Ventures Closes On 2nd Fund, $31M For Early Startups

The world of U.S. venture capital is overwhelmingly white and investors are sometimes reluctant to invest in pre-seed-stage companies, so venture capitalist Charles Hudson is solving for multiple unmet needs or gaps. Hudson is the founder and managing partner at San Francisco-based Precursor Ventures, and partner at Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC), both seed-stage venture [...] The post Precursor Ventures Has Closed On Its 2nd Fund, $31 Million For Pre-Seed-Stage Startups appeared first on Moguldom.
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