Venture Capital. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

Michigan VC 'very healthy' despite decline in out-of-state capitalRocketship.vc Takes Data Science Approach to Venture CapitalA Battery-Material Startup Applies Lessons From the Venture Capital BustD.C.'s VC competing with S.V.Global venture capital firm bets big on Romanian tech companyBehind the Money: Does venture capital run on karma? He would know — he majored in happinessVenture-Capital Quandary: Too Much Money Chasing Too Few IdeasGlobal venture capital firm bets big on Romanian tech companyDubai's Alabbar to Weigh Buying Into Venture Capital FirmsStudy ranks Ann Arbor housing affordability, venture capital ...“Venture Capital For The People”: Making The Case For A Basic ...Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital | TechCrunchChris Sacca is retiring from venture capital and 'Shark Tank'Nasdaq 6000: What It Reveals About Tech Stocks And Venture CapitalUK FinTech firms 'raised $328m in Q1 2017'

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Equity podcast: Capital in, capital out and Arlan Hamilton's venture thesis
TechCrunchApril 14, 2017

Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast where we dive into the numbers behind the story. This week, Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of a Backstage Capital, joined co-hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and ...more »

The L.A. tech venture capital scene: An oasis or desert?
L.A. BizApril 20, 2017

Anthem Ventures, spawned by Bill Woodward— a successful entrepreneur — has made several sound and sizable investments, as did Brentwood Capital (now Redpoint), the latter being an extension of its Sand Hill Road parent, but I am hard-pressed to ...more »

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Michigan VC 'very healthy' despite decline in out-of-state capital
MiBizApril 30, 2017

In securing a $40 million investment, Cirius Therapeutics Inc. illustrates a fundamental change that occurred in Michigan's venture capital sector over the last decade. Namely, funds active in the state now have a greater ability to syndicate deals for ...more »

Rocketship.vc Takes Data Science Approach to Venture Capital
Wall Street Journal (subscription)April 28, 2017

Venture capitalists are increasingly using advances in data science and machine learning to make investments. A new Silicon Valley firm, Rocketship.vc, with a $40 million first fund, is using data and analytics to make its early-stage bets. The firm's ...more »

A Battery-Material Startup Applies Lessons From the Venture Capital Bust
Greentech MediaApril 28, 2017

When I asked Mayekar why he was so averse to venture capital dollars, he turned the question around: How many successful VC-backed battery startups are there? It's not a crowded field. With partnerships, SiNode can focus on the science, rather than on ...more »

D.C.'s VC competing with S.V.
Washington Business JournalApril 28, 2017

VIEW SLIDESHOW 5 photos. Brett Schulman is CEO of Cava Grill, the Mediterranean restaurant chain based in D.C.,… more. The region has seen serious spikes in venture capital funding in the last decade — and more of our local firms are benefiting.more »

Global venture capital firm bets big on Romanian tech company
Business InsiderApril 27, 2017

Global venture capital firm Accel led the so-called Series A round, which included participation from previous investors Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures and Seedcamp. Earlybird and Credo have funds focused on Central Europe. UiPath, which ...more »

Behind the Money: Does venture capital run on karma? He would know — he majored in happiness
Chicago TribuneApril 27, 2017

Chicago's top venture capitalists are well-known leaders whose identities often define their firms. But what about those who aren't on the marquee? Behind the big names, there are principals and associates finding deals, mentoring startups and figuring ...more »

Venture-Capital Quandary: Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Ideas
Wall Street Journal (subscription)April 27, 2017

After a frenzied 2015 when venture money gushed into apps providing on-demand home services from meal delivery to massages, funding for startups was supposed to enter what industry insiders called “deep winter.” For some of those darlings, capital did ...more »

Global venture capital firm bets big on Romanian tech company
ReutersApril 27, 2017

Global venture capital firm Accel led the so-called Series A round, which included participation from previous investors Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures and Seedcamp. Earlybird and Credo have funds focused on Central Europe. UiPath, which ...more »

Dubai's Alabbar to Weigh Buying Into Venture Capital Firms
BloombergApril 27, 2017

Dubai-based business-tycoon Mohamed Alabbar is weighing buying in to venture capital firms in the Middle East to help kick start his $1 billion technology fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Representatives for Alabbar held talks with ...more »

Study ranks Ann Arbor housing affordability, venture capital ...
MLive.comApril 26, 2017

"People in Michigan know that Ann Arbor is a strong economy and are migrating here but that message isn't resonating as well out of the state," said Paul Krutko, ...more »

“Venture Capital For The People”: Making The Case For A Basic ...
Fast CompanyApril 26, 2017

In a talk at TED, Rutger Bregman makes a compelling case for ending poverty with cash payments. It doesn't even need to cost that much.more »

Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital | TechCrunch
TechCrunchApril 26, 2017

Chris Sacca, a former Google lawyer who rose to fame by betting heavily on Twitter and Uber, says he's “hanging up his spurs,” and getting out of the investing ...more »

Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital and 'Shark Tank'
CNBCApril 26, 2017

Chris Sacca, an early investor in Uber and Twitter and founder of Lowercase Capital, announced Wednesday he's "hanging up my spurs" and retiring from ...more »

Nasdaq 6000: What It Reveals About Tech Stocks And Venture Capital
NasdaqApril 26, 2017

As Nasdaq hits 6000, for investors of a certain age, any sign of strength in tech stocks brings back worrying memories, and prompts the question,.more »

UK FinTech firms 'raised $328m in Q1 2017'
Tech City NewsApril 26, 2017

Venture capital funding into UK FinTech firms rose during Q1 2017 with firms in the space raising $328m, according to a report. Produced by CB Insights, 'The Global FinTech Report: Q1'17' found that 22 deals were made during the first quarter of this ...more »

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