Capital is finding its way into all sorts of funds and to all sorts of firms. Early-stage investments are mushrooming in size, and the competitive landscape is crowded, which makes prudent investing no easy task. Bain's Matt Harris, managing director, weighs in on the mindset needed to separate promising young firms from thudding duds -- and how Bain is allocating its latest billion dollar fund.
Venture Firm Builds On Strong Track Record Across SaaS, Infrastructure Software, Security, Commerce, Fintech And Healthcare SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2018-- Bain Capital Ventures today announced $1 billion in new funding to invest in early through growth-stage technology startups that are transforming major industries. The new funding includes a $650 million core fund, a $250 million co-investment fund for larger growth investments and over $100 million from the partners at Bain Capital. Bain Capital Ventures now has $4.9 billion in assets under management.
Addition Of Over 1,200 Tech Start-ups, $4.3B Funding Received In 2018: Nasscom Report - The Financial Express
Addition of over 1,200 tech start-ups, $4.3 billion funding received in 2018: Nasscom report. : The start-up landscape in the country is buzzing with action. After a brief slowdown witnessed in 2016-17, the start-up sector is witnessing an influx of investors and numbers tell the story. There has been an addition of over 1,200 start-ups this year, taking the total number of tech start-ups to 7,200-7,700. Investment into start-ups have increased by over 100%, from $2.0 billion in 2017 to $4.2 billion in 2018.
Simple Habit Raises $10M In Series A Funding, Expands Into Full-service Daily Stress Relief Platform
Simple Habit Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding, Expands Into Full-Service Daily Stress Relief Platform SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2018-- Simple Habit, the leading daily stress relief platform for busy people, announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. This round of funding was led by Foundation Capital, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, and headed by general partner Steve Vassallo. Simple Habit previously raised $2.8 million from seed investors, bringing the company to $12.8 million in total funding.
My last piece on startup investment elicited a lot of interest from the startup founder community. In this follow up article, I look at what VCs seek in startups that they are thinking of investing in, to help startups get their offering right.
TouchBase is selling a line of VC trading cards, featuring Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mary Meeker and Bill Gurley. : Just kidding. Please don't buy me these collectible trading cards featuring Silicon Valley venture capitalists for Christmas. But if you are in the market for a gift for a VC -- or aspiring VC -- they'd probably appreciate a set. Yes, they really exist! TouchBase is selling a line of the VC trading cards, featuring Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker and Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley.
The Southeast Asia fund will focus on Series A and B investments in digital health, fintech, insurtech and enterprise software. The post MassMutual Ventures launches $50m Southeast Asia fund, opens SG office appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Funding From Lightspeed Venture Partners Will Accelerate Company's Goal of Building the World's Leading AI Platform for Business Process Automation SAN JOSE, Calif., October 30, 2018-- AppZen, the leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for business automation, today announced the closing of $35 million Series B financing led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing Series A investor Redpoint Ventures and seed investor Resolute Ventures also participated in the round.
Local Angle: A Community Foundation Making A Big Push For Health Equity In A Small State -- Inside Philanthropy
When it comes to health equity, names like Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kresge come quickly to mind. But many local funders are also stepping up work here, like the Rhode Island Foundation.