Venture Capital

Text comeback is inevitable – TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a new human look at news and trends from this week’s startups. To receive this in your inbox, subscribe here. On Equity this week, we discussed the value of the written word. You can imagine that the resulting argument is inherently flawed, given that we are …

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Will the “golden age” of technology investment last? Three venture capitalists engage in conversation moderated by Steve Kaplan of the Polsky Center

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 By all accounts, 2021 has been a banner year for technology investments and returns. And more and more money is flowing to markets like Chicago, in part thanks to a remote business environment that encourages venture capitalists to look between the coasts. “It was …

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Drive by DraftKings VC fund raises $ 60 million

Drive by DraftKings targeting performance investments; sports and games; media and fan engagement; as well as data analysis and monetization The company’s portfolio currently includes Whoop, Cardless and Just Women’s Sports “All-Star Network” also unveiled to support Drive by DraftKings’ investment strategy Drive by DraftKings, the multi-stage venture capital firm …

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Galaxy Interactive raises another $ 325 million fund for Metaverse and next-gen games

Galaxy Interactive, a next-generation interactive technology-focused venture capital firm, said it has raised $ 325 million for its second fund from 70 different investors. The fund focuses on virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain-based games. In an October 19 announcement, Galaxy Digital, the majority owner of Galaxy Interactive, …

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Family offices raise bets on startups in $ 418 billion market

The world’s ultra-rich are increasingly investing in startups, both directly from their family offices and through venture capital funds, according to a study by SVB Capital and Campden Wealth. Family offices accounted for 4.2% of the roughly 23,000 venture capital transactions globally this year through Aug.31, more than double their …

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