B2B venture capital (VC) enjoyed a strong week despite ongoing market volatility. While some newly-funded startups are helping their corporate customers navigate the new realities of a remote workforce, others aim to ease supply chain friction during volatile times. While the largest investment round of the week went to a cybersecurity firm, close behind was [...]
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Lidar Start-up Blickfeld Closes Series A Financing Round With Participation Of Continental And Wachstumsfonds Bayern | Business Wire
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #autonomousdriving--Munich-based LiDAR start-up Blickfeld has completed its Series A financing round. The new financing was led by the venture capital unit of Continental together with Wachstumsfonds Bayern, which is managed by Bayern Kapital, with participation of the existing investors Fluxunit - OSRAM Ventures, High-Tech Grunderfonds, TEV (Tengelmann Ventures) and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners. Blickfeld will use the new financial resources to ramp up production, qualify its L.
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Y Combinator announced Tuesday that it was doing away with pitch presentations from its largest cohort to date as fears about coronavirus continue to hobble young startups. The accelerator also moved the availability up to March 16 given investors' interest in speeding up the process, the company said in a blog post. The accelerator's twice-annual Demo Day is famous for its 2-minute pitches, usually delivered by founders or founding teams on stage to a room full of investors. Now, investors will have to sort through individual slides on each company on the accelerator's Demo Day website.
MENLO PARK, Calif. and NEW YORK, March 11, 2020-- New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) today announced that it has closed on $3.6 billion for its latest fund, bringing the firm's committed capital to nearly $24 billion over its 42-year history. In conjunction with the new fund, Liza Landsman has been named General Partner. Landsman, who joined the firm's New York office as a Venture Partner in 2018 after serving as president of NEA portfolio company Jet.com, focuses on software and services investments across the consumer landscape.
Jigsaw VC is a new $75 million early-stage investment vehicle founded by former Global Founders Capital investor Dan Jones and ex-Anthemis Exponential VC Dan Smith. The pair have previously invested in companies such as Canva, Revolut, Monese, and Unmind. Jigsaw wants to use hedge fund-style "alternative data" including behavioral data and data science to discover the best founders. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Two prominent European venture capital investors are forming a new $75 million early-stage fund to find the best tech startups.
Dexai Robotics Announces Oversubscribed Funding Round To Launch Alfred, A Robotic Sous-chef | Business Wire
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dexai Robotics, an AI robotics company, announced today that it has raised an oversubscribed $5.5 Million Seed Round from Hyperplane Venture Capital.
Thought Machine Raises $83M In Series B Funding To Drive Global Growth And Banking Transformation Mission
Thought Machine Raises $83m in Series B Funding to Drive Global Growth and Banking Transformation Mission Thought Machine's series B round led by European technology investor Draper Esprit will drive global expansion and banking transformation mission LONDON, March 2, 2020-- Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking technology firm, has raised $83 million to drive the next phase of its growth. The funding will strengthen Thought Machine's mission to transform banking by deploying modern cloud-native systems and continue investment in its core engineering capability. The funding will also be used to drive Thought Machine's global expansion into Asia Pacific.
One of the big, on-going debates in VC and founder circles concerns whether to accept money from top-tier, later-stage venture capitalists during a seed round. Even as their funds reach monstrous sizes, more and more top funds are investing in the earliest stages of a startup's life, intensifying the question for founders of so-called "signaling [...]