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OP Crypto raising $100M for ‘Fund of Funds’ to back fund managers

OP Crypto is raising $100M for its new investment, dubbed "Fund of Funds", to deploy capital into emerging fund managers focused on...

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MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.

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Cybersecurity startups, once the VC darling, hammered by layoffs

Thousands have been laid off, despite startups raising huge amounts of cash and VC investments increasing year-over-year.

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When it comes to sanctions, PE firms must proceed with great caution

In order to effectively mitigate sanction risks, PEs are doing due diligence on their LPs and investing in the management of compliance programs and...

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Understanding the not-so-fine print of 2022 term sheets

This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha asked: What’s in...

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Use chronological scenario planning to help your startup get through a potential recession

We have spent over a decade being conditioned to plan for the upside. But getting really good at preparing for the downside will help you thrive...

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These four iconic European founders plan to kick the asses of VCs who never started a company

Today’s launch of a new project is a tantalizing glimpse of a new wave of European VC, founded and run by former tech startup “operators.”

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FTX says no active talks to buy Robinhood

SBF praises Robinhood, hints at possible partnerships

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This crypto winter may be long, but builders remain bullish

Many of the top digital assets in the cryptocurrency market are down significantly, but some market participants are shrugging it off and focusing on...

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Proptech still has fundamental problems for entrepreneurs to solve

Proptech has made our lives easier with innovations like smart homes, AirBnB, and the ability to shop for and secure a mortgage from our phones. But...

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What’s a fintech even worth these days?

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache.

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UK’s Magical Mushroom Company uses Mycelium to replace plastic packaging

Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40 percent of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there are no shortage of sustainable packaging...

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Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change

Changes within a particular startup can be used as benchmark questions for their larger market; in other words, we can use the micro to better...

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Startups keep laying off swaths of employees as the downturn continues

It’s nearly been two months since we started this accidental weekly column about layoffs happening within startups. Workforce reductions have...

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3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative

The terms are relative, and it’s the job of a journalist to get as close to the truth as possible (and push back when fluff is used as a...

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Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced...

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Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Kasheesh just raised $5.5 million in funding for its multi-card payment solution from investors including NFL's Odell Beckham Jr

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Paris-based Breega closes €250M fund, opens Barcelona office to back Iberian startups

Paris-originated VC Breega wasn’t enormously well-known in the VC world (it only closed its 1st fund in 2015) until, perhaps, it started attracting...

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It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality

It's ironic that LPs retreat to familiar networks because most capital goes to white men and most VCs are not profitable in risk-adjusted terms....

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Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more

Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for letting retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way...

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Kiko Ventures joins the ClimateTech investment stampede with a $450m Evergreen fund

Given the dire predictions about the impending (and basically already here) Climate Crisis, the world can’t get enough ClimateTech funds right to...

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Magic Eden raises $130M, hitting unicorn status at $1.6B valuation

NFT marketplace Magic Eden, launched just nine months ago, has raised $130 million in a Series B round co-led by Electric Capital and Greylock...

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UK scaleups should HMRC-proof their business plans before a slow, hot summer

HMRC’s Enterprise Investment and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS and EIS) present one of the best ways to put investors at ease, as they...

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The Station: Tesla leads in ADAS crashes, gig companies lose battle in MA

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing.

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Layoffs hit crypto and real estate tech particularly hard this week

Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering...

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Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding amid economic downturn

Not shockingly, Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding this year.

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We turned our investors into our best source of customer feedback

Next time an investor asks “How can I be helpful?” give this approach some consideration.

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