The Hidden Social Media Network of CEOs (And How to Get Invited)

Anyone who hasn’t been rubbing elbows with Europe’s elite or following the underground tech scene has probably been missing out on the wave of investors and entrepreneurs taking social media by storm. Far from the loud attention-hungry CEOs of Silicon Valley, a growing community of quiet startups is building the real future of business. Thanks … Read more

JETRO Chooses Nine Japanese Business Technology Startups for ‘Start Up City Program’ to Aid Global Expansion

AlchemistX, the global corporate and government partnership extension of Alchemist Accelerator, today announced that the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a government organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world, has selected nine Japanese business-to-business (B2B) startups from a pool of more than 100 applicants to … Read more

Brave14 Capital, a Venture Fund Raised by a High School Student, Launches With Top Investors From Throughout the US

Brave14 Capital, L.P. is excited to announce that it has successfully raised $870,000 for its first Venture Capital (VC) fund. Brave14 Capital was launched by Taarini Kaur Dang, a high school senior in Silicon Valley. This is a unique fund because of its mission of changing the world using Venture Capital by investing in social … Read more

Dao Foods Welcomes Rich Products Ventures as Investor in China-Focused Alternative Protein Startups

Dao Foods International announced today that Rich Products Ventures has joined as an investor in Dao Foods Venture Fund 1, supporting its Incubator with a mandate to invest in up to 30 alternative protein startups focused on the China market. Rich Products Ventures (RPV) is the corporate venture capital arm of Rich Products, a global … Read more

Felux Raises $5.1M in Seed Funding to Digitize the Steel Industry With the Launch of B2B Marketplace and Supply Chain Logistics Platform

Felux, the fastest growing B2B marketplace and supply chain platform for the steel and industrial industry, today announced the company has raised $5.1m in seed funding led by Expa, with participation from 8VC and Lightbank. Felux aims to transform the traditional offline, trillion-dollar steel industry by helping bring commerce and inventory online, so the industry has … Read more

Companyon Ventures Raises $27.5M for Second Fund

Companyon Ventures, a venture capital firm leading investment rounds in post-seed, pre-Series A B2B software companies, announced the closing of its $27.5 million second fund midway through the second quarter. Companyon will continue to execute its focused strategy of investing in post-seed B2B software companies that have found early product-market fit and aim to build … Read more

Franchise Investing Platform FranShares Files With SEC After $1.4M VC Led Round

FranShares, soon to provide fractional franchise ownership to investors, has announced an SEC filing for its initial fund to democratize passive franchise income and equity ownership to investors worldwide. The FranShares filing comes after finishing a pre-seed raise of $1.42 million led by Chicago Ventures. Chicago Ventures has previously backed companies like Cameo, M1 Finance, … Read more

Experity Ventures Completes $51.1 Million Asset Backed Securitization Transaction

Experity Ventures (EV) announced today that it has closed on a securitization of $51.1 million of fixed rate, asset backed notes through a private syndication of institutional investors. The notes are collateralized primarily by litigation finance and medical receivable assets originated by Experity related business units and platforms. Joseph Greco, Experity Ventures Founder and Chairman, commented, … Read more

HiHello Raises $7.5 Million in Series A Funding to Scale Its Digital Business Card Platform

HiHello Inc., the leading digital business card platform for individuals and businesses, today announced a $7.5 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group, with participation from Lux Capital and existing investor August Capital. Additional investors include Manu Kumar (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiHello), the co-founders of Lyft, Everlaw, Auth0, Path/June, … Read more

Origin Ventures Promotes Scott Stern and Prashant Shukla to Partner

Origin Ventures today announced the promotion of Scott Stern and Prashant Shukla to Partner. Since joining Origin in 2016, Scott has led investments across both marketplaces and software companies and serves as board director or observer for Tovala, Idelic, Anthill, Fountain, Kidizen, and Voxpopme.  Prior to joining Origin, Scott spent six years as a quantitative … Read more