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Amount of venture capital raised by Maryland companies increases 142 percent in 2Q

Maryland companies raised $247 million in venture capital funding in the second quarter, the sixth consecutive quarter the state has raised at least $100 million. The state had 23 deals, up from 20 in the first quarter and 17 in the prior-year qua.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2018

Why more venture capital is coming into Maryland and Baltimore

Baltimore companies raised more than $100 million for the third consecutive quarter, while Maryland raised more than $100 million for the fifth straight quarter......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

Maryland companies raise more than $400M of venture capital for second straight quarter

Maryland companies raised $406 million from venture capitalists in the first quarter of 2018, almost double what they raised the prior year. There were 16 deals involving Maryland companies in the three-month period, according to the PwC/CB Insights Mo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

Success with Snap helps venture firm Lightspeed raise $1.8 billion for new funds

Venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion to invest in startups from cryptocurrency to beauty supplies, hoping to build on its streak of lucrative bets in companies such as Snap Inc , the firm's partners told Reuters......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 10th, 2018

Check out the 21 most highly-funded tech startups from the last quarter — and most of them you"ve never heard of

HBO The tech startup gold rush continues, and there's no stronger sign of the times than the amount of venture capital money being raised by these young .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 29th, 2018

Compass among tech startups with most venture capital raised

Venture funding is flowing through New York's tech startups. In the first quarter of the year, VC-backed companies in the metro area took in $2.6 billion in investments, according to the MoneyTree... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 9th, 2018

Without Magic Leap, South Florida"s venture capital plunges 80% year-over-year

The amount of venture capital deployed to startups across South Florida decreased 9 percent on a quarterly basis, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. Without Magic Leap – always an outlier in investment data for t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

Atlanta fintech startup KyckGlobal raises $8 million

Atlanta fintech startup KyckGlobal Inc. said Tuesday it's raised $8 million to launch a payments platform that makes it easier for companies to pay their contract workforces. Participating in the funding are angel investors and Atlanta-based venture.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals7 hr. 30 min. ago

IPO News This Week: 8 Firms Looking to Capital Markets for $3.26 Billion

Five IPOs raised $1.33 billion last week. In the week ahead, eight companies are seeking a total of $3.26 billion in the IPO market. More new capital has been raised to date this year than in all of........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstSep 16th, 2018

VC expert shares insights on the evolution of investing in tech

Since launching the early-stage venture capital firm  Blumberg Capital more than 25 years ago, David Blumberg has shepherded dozens of early-stage companies from growth to acquisition or initial public offering. Blumberg shares his thoughts abo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

Exclusive: Moda Health gets $155M capital infusion from California investor

Delta Dental of California is investing $155 million for a 50 percent ownership stake in Moda, enabling the Portland-based health insurer to expand around the country, the two companies announced today. The partnership also allows the California .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 31st, 2018

After landing $50M, workplace benefit startup PerkSpot eyes growth

Chicago startup PerkSpot, the maker of an HR tech platform, made headlines earlier this month when it raised $50 million in venture capital funding from Susquehanna Growth Equity. The capital was the first outside funding the startup has taken in .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 28th, 2018

Percent Pledge raises capital to help more Chicago companies give back

After shifting its focus from individual donations to corporate giving in early 2018, Chicago startup Percent Pledge has been quietly lining up well-known tech clients. Now, the company is looking to expand its offerings to more companies and ra.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Exclusive: Global venture capital firm Baird Capital to open TMC office

"Just the magnitude of the amount of research and the number of beds that are in this ecosystem — it's truly unique.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 23rd, 2018

Fintech VC firm Vestigo closes on first-ever fund

Vestigo Ventures, the Cambridge-based venture capital firm focused exclusively on financial services technology, has raised $58.9 million for a fund, its first since it was formed two years ago. The fund will be used for early-stage rounds — typically.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 23rd, 2018

Foreman Jr. lending support, connections to local virtual reality accelerator

George Foreman Jr., son of the two-time world champion boxer, is lending his connections, support and fame to the new Capital Region AR VR Accelerator for augmented- and virtual-reality companies. Foreman is a venture partner in the accelerator, w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 13th, 2018

Musk"s bid to take Tesla private looks like top of frothy market

Venture capital firms are investing more money now than at any time since the end of the dot-com era, according to a report last month from the National Venture Capital Association. "The sheer amount... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 9th, 2018

Firsthand Technology Value Fund Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results, NAV of $25.48 per share

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVC) (the "Fund"), a publicly traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, announced today its fina.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaAug 9th, 2018

Oxy selling midstream assets terminal to Houston cos.

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) is selling several of its midstream assets in two separate deals to Houston-based companies financed by a San Antonio-based venture capital firm.  In one deal, Sugar Land-based Lotus Midstream .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

A top VC stopped a board meeting with a cultured meat startup over a slide she hadn"t seen in her entire career, and it offers a lesson to other companies

Memphis Meats/Facebok Heidi Roizen, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm DFJ, had to stop a board meeting with cultured mea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 8th, 2018

Autonomous car company has been quietly testing its vehicles in Sacramento

An autonomous car company that's raised $92 million in venture capital in recent years has been quietly testing its prototype vehicles in the empty Sleep Train Arena parking lot since at least last October. Since 2016, Mountain View-based Nuro I.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 6th, 2018