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Interest In Japan Spilling Into Its Startups

Renewed overseas investor interest in Japan may help the country’s overlooked startups defy a global venture capital slump, according to early-stage investor James Riney.
Read by 36% of LPs June 01, 2023

How Hard Is It For Startups To Raise Capital Today?

While traditional venture capital activity slows, SoftBank can’t help but keep investing, and there are all new rules around venture debt in the post-Silicon Valley Bank world.
Read by 68% of LPs May 25, 2023

Why Aren't VCs Flocking To Fund Cybersecurity Startups?

On the back of pretty strong earnings reports and valuations, public cybersecurity companies are outperforming the broader technology segment. Yet, funding for cybersecurity startups has flatlined.
Read by 48% of LPs May 23, 2023

SoftBank Exploring Offering Credit Funds To Tech Startups

<p>The fund aims to offer liquidity options to tech startups, including some of SoftBank’s own portfolios, amid a slow venture funding environment and a weak market for initial public offering (IPO) exits.</p>
Read by 56% of LPs May 18, 2023

SoftBank Launches New Fund To Invest In Black, Latino-led Startups

SoftBank has launched a second fund under its Opportunity Growth Fund to raise and invest $150 million in Black and Latino-led startups. Last year, the fund briefly became an "evergreen fund," meaning it had an open-ended fund structure that let it re-invest capital without constraints and invest across stages.
Read by 55% of LPs May 10, 2023

The Tech Slump Is Encouraging Venture Capital To Rediscover Old Ways

In 2021 alone the amount of money flowing to startups doubled to nearly $640B. Then soaring inflation and surging interest rates brought the market crashing down. Last year the investments made in startups worldwide sank by a third.
Read by 46% of LPs April 07, 2023

Why Climate Tech Investing Slowed Down In Q1

For the last two years, climate tech was on a tear. To be fair, so were a lot of other sectors. But when a slowdown hit tech investing in the middle of last year, climate tech startups bucked the trend and kept racking up the deals.
Read by 53% of LPs April 07, 2023

Nervous Investors Drive VC Funding for Startups Down 55%

Venture capital funding to startups plummeted by more than half in the first quarter from the year before, a stark indication of the toll that a slowdown in the tech industry has taken on young companies.
Read by 47% of LPs April 06, 2023

SoftBank Latam Sees Past Recent Losses, Remains Bullish

When the Japanese investment conglomerate announced it had committed another $3 billion to startups there, it was only further validation that Latin America was home to a formidable startup system.
Read by 56% of LPs March 30, 2023

Why Europe Struggles To Scale Its Deep-tech Startups

European governments are committing large amounts of capital to boost regional deep-tech startups, but investors say a lack of late-stage capital and risk appetite are preventing more domestic deep-tech leaders.
Read by 41% of LPs