After decades of fostering startups, Intel is breaking into real estate tech. Intel Capital, the technology giant's venture capital arm, led a $16 million funding round into a software-as-a-service platform for landowners and real estate investors.
Several large technology startups found big exits last year. One big lesson was that lofty private valuations don't necessarily translate to the public markets, particularly if there's no pathway to profitability.
Startups have been mushrooming all over the United States. But some cities have the right mix of entrepreneurial talent, regulations, and plenty of venture capital to build a strong startup ecosystem.
Private equity firm KKR just raised $2.2 billion to invest in fast-growing tech companies and it will now hunt for deals in regions far beyond Silicon Valley.
In this panel, a general partner and founders discussed their competitive edge in disrupting the traditional insurance industry, the opportunities in the international markets they operate in; and their ambition for building next-generation insurtech companies. Speakers include Ugur Samut, Co-Founder & CEO, Medigo; Sam Hodges, Co-Founder & CEO, Vouch; Igor Mascarenhas, Co-Founder & CEO, Pier; Kai Stinchcombe, Co-Founder & CEO, True Link Financial; and Karthik Reddy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blume Ventures.