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Playstudios launches blockchain gaming division and $10M web3-focused fund

Playstudios, a publicly-traded mobile gaming platform and developer, is venturing into the web3 world with a new blockchain division and investment...

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So. Many. New. Venture. Funds.

Further proving that venture investors have more dry powder than ever before, this week started with a flurry of venture capital fund close...

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Protagonist launches $100M fund to make early-stage crypto companies the main character

Protagonist, a fairly new crypto fund and incubation lab, has launched its first $100 million fund to focus on early-stage crypto companies. The firm...

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Black LPs fuel a16z’s third Cultural Leadership Fund

The new fund has an landed an undisclosed amount of capital from Black investors.

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IFC set to invest $26M in Partech’s Africa Fund II

Partech Africa Fund II is expected to be larger than the Fund I, which closed at $143 million in 2019.

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Precursor Ventures’ first hire just spun out to start her own venture firm

Sydney Thomas, the first hire at Precursor Ventures, a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture...

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DeFi giant Uniswap launches venture arm to invest in other crypto companies

DeFi protocol Uniswap's parent company has already backed 11 crypto startups including MakerDAO, Aave, and Compound.

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Pinterest to invest an additional $1.2 million in its Creator Fund for underrepresented groups

As competition heats up for creator talent, Pinterest today announced it was more than doubling its initial investment in its Creator Fund with an...

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Everyone is going to launch a fund that backs other funds

While funding other funds isn’t a new strategy, Tiger Global and 776 Ventures just put new energy into it.

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Would you marry your investors?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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Indonesian venture capital firm Alpha JWC closes $433M third fund

Alpha JWC, the Jakarta-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its third fund at $433 million. The company says this makes it...

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Inovia Capital raises $450M for second growth-stage investment fund

Montreal-headquartered Inovia Capital has raised $450 million for Growth Fund II, the firm’s second growth-stage investment fund. The close of...

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Goldman Sachs and Sesame Workshop pour money into this edtech firm’s newest fund

Shauntel Garvey and Jennifer Carolan liked edtech before the sector was cool, so the duo co-founded Reach Capital in 2015 with a $53 million debut...

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AppWorks closes third fund with $150M for Taiwan and Southeast Asia startups

AppWorks, the Taipei-based venture capital firm focused on Taiwan and Southeast Asia, announced today it has closed its oversubscribed third fund,...

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Equity Live: This is what leadership smells like

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we did...

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