In pandemic era, entrepreneurs turn to SPACs, crowdfunding and direct listings

If necessity is the mother of invention, then new business owners are getting very inventive in the ways in which they access cash. Relying on some long-tested and some new avenues to raise money, entrepreneurs are finding more ways to get public market cash faster than they would have in the past. Whether it’s from … Continue reading “In pandemic era, entrepreneurs turn to SPACs, crowdfunding and direct listings”

This startup wants to transform UK’s over-priced death industry using technology, raises €22.1M funding

Farewill, the UK’s startup which claims to be best-rated death experts and also winner of the 2019 National Will Writing Firm of the Year has announced that it has raised £20 million (€22.1 million), led by growth-stage experts Highland Europe.  Founded in 2015, Farewill is transforming the outdated death industry and its expensive, complex processes … Continue reading “This startup wants to transform UK’s over-priced death industry using technology, raises €22.1M funding”

Dubai’s Nomad Homes wants to digitise Europe and Middle East real estate market, snaps €3.55M funding

We all know that buying or renting properties is never an easy task, but Dubai-headquartered proptech startup Nomad Homes wants to make the experience swift for its users. Founded last year by Helen Chen, Dan Piehler, and Damien Drap, Nomad Homes has built a digital real estate platform that brings the entire experience of buying and renting … Continue reading “Dubai’s Nomad Homes wants to digitise Europe and Middle East real estate market, snaps €3.55M funding”

London-based Permutive raises €16.4 million Series B funding to help publishers increase advertising revenues

Permutive, the publisher-focused data management platform, today announced it has raised €16.5 million Series B funding, led by Octopus Ventures with participation from EQT Ventures and earlier investors. The London-based startup, which works with global publishers, tripled revenue growth last year. The fresh capital will be used for international expansion, as the company continues to grow … Continue reading “London-based Permutive raises €16.4 million Series B funding to help publishers increase advertising revenues”

“It is important for those who seek social change to turn an eye toward funding entrepreneurship”: Interview with Impact X’s co-founder Paula Groves

Did you know that only 1% of global venture capital goes to black founders? The founder of venture capital firm Impact X, Paula Groves, was made aware of this fact in 2000, and it’s still true today, almost 20 years later.  To create long-lasting social change, Paula Groves believes that the answer is successful impact … Continue reading ““It is important for those who seek social change to turn an eye toward funding entrepreneurship”: Interview with Impact X’s co-founder Paula Groves”

Athlane looks to connect brands and esports streamers with a fresh $3.3 million in funding

Athlane, the YC-backed company from the Summer ’19 cohort, is today ready to launch with a fresh $ 3.3 million in capital. Investors include Y Combinator, Jonathan Kraft (New England Patriots), Michael Gordon (President of Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), Global Founders Capital, Romulus Capital, Seabed VC and … Continue reading “Athlane looks to connect brands and esports streamers with a fresh $3.3 million in funding”

8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers heightened awareness about racial justice, the experiences of Black people in tech — and the industry’s lack of racial diversity — are getting new attention. In the tech ecosystem at large, the industry is still predominantly white and male, and venture capital … Continue reading “8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding”