Abu Dhabi is doubling down on its push into the technology sector with a $250 million investment to support startups from the Middle East and North Africa region.
Recent disasters of the startups, especially at the public markets, are having VCs to question such biases or upend their playbook--to go for "boring" instead of "sensational" and increasingly focus more on the "process" than "extremely visible" results.
Getting money for a biotech startup can be a daunting task. Venture capital is not the only -- and not always the best -- option to fund a life sciences company.
Funding in deep technology startups has seen a spurt with investors and VC firms pooling in more money in higher number of funding rounds in the last year as their appetite for niche products and platforms is growing significantly.
Bill Gurley of venture firm Benchmark says there are significant discrepancies between IPOs and direct listings that startups shouldn't ignore.
During the venture capital panel at the Trusted Insight Summit 2019, asset managers and entrepreneurs discussed what it takes to build a unicorn company; the next metropolitan areas to produce the most unicorns; and the concept of "Blitzscaling" and startups that can benefit from this approach. Panelists include Michael Fertik, founder and managing partner of Heroic Ventures; Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First; Daniel Gross, founder of Pioneer.app; Guru Chahal, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Jude Gomila, founder and CEO of Golden. The panel was recorded on June 19th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
Vietnam's startup sector is growing at a rapid clip despite the global economic slump, as it closes the gap with regional leaders Indonesia and Singapore.
U.S. investors are coming into later-stage funding rounds to help get a stake in some of Europe's most exciting tech companies, and it could also be a sign that Silicon Valley is too expensive.
Alex Bangash has been an active investor ahead of many trends in the venture capital scene. What are his views as an LP on the broadening VC landscape? Are venture studios superior or proof of a bubble? What does increasing ticket size of giant funds mean for seed investing and what will be the long term effects for the startup ecosystem? All of this will be covered in an intense fireside chat with Jyri Engerstr, founding partner of YES VC.