Tag: Venture Capital
10 months ago
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Another Major Venture Firm to Separate China Investment Partners Following U.S. Pressure

GGV Capital, a prominent venture capital firm managing $9.2 billion in assets, plans to separate its China and U.S. t...

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about 1 year ago
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Sequoia Capital China in Talks for New $2.8 Billion Fund, Defying Malaise

Sequoia Capital’s Chinese affiliate, which is preparing to split from the Silicon Valley venture firm, is in talks to...

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about 1 year ago
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For Early ByteDance Investor and China Venture Star, the Returns Are a Paper Tiger

In some ways, Source Code Capital is China’s version of Andreessen Horowitz—it’s a relative newbie to venture investi...

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about 1 year ago
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Sequoia’s China and India Arms Court Global Backers After Split

Sequoia Capital’s Chinese and Indian arms are accelerating efforts to ensure that investors around the world back the...

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about 1 year ago
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Black Seed launches fund to back black British startup founders, holds first close at £5 million

We all know black entrepreneurs, like women, have a ridiculously lower chance of raising venture capital for their st...

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about 1 year ago
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Sequoia Hired National Security Firm Beacon Amid Scrutiny of China Deals

Sequoia Capital, whose Chinese affiliate became one of the biggest funders of startups in China, has been working wit...

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over 1 year ago
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Revenue at TikTok Owner ByteDance Rose More Than 30% in 2022, Topped $80 Billion

ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, generated more than $80 billion in annual revenue last year, up more than 30%...

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over 1 year ago
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The TikTok Investors With the Most to Lose From a U.S. Ban

For venture investors that have collectively invested more than $8 billion in TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, the...

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over 1 year ago
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U.S. Officials Demand ByteDance Sell TikTok

The Biden administration in recent days demanded that Chinese internet giant ByteDance sell TikTok despite the compan...

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over 1 year ago
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Sequoia Capital China Backs E-Bike Maker at $590 Million Valuation

E-bike and scooter rental businesses are struggling, but it’s boom times for companies with Chinese roots that make t...

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over 1 year ago
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Former Ant Group Executive Raising $300 Million for Asia Fintech Fund

The former head of international investing at Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group has launched a new private...

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almost 2 years ago
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Chinese Venture Firms Expand in Singapore as Risks Rise at Home

China’s venture capitalists made fortunes gambling on the country’s blockbuster tech successes such as Alibaba and Me...

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almost 2 years ago
cityam.com

Taxpayer-backed Pollen on the verge of collapse

An events start-up backed by the British Business Bank's Future Fund is on the verge of collapse just months after it...

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almost 2 years ago
cityam.com

European venture funding plunges as inflation hits private markets

European venture capital funding slumped in the second quarter of the year as an investment boom tailed off amid soar...

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almost 2 years ago
cityam.com

Startups restraining breakneck growth plans in hunt for funding, says VC chief

UK startups are paring back growth-at-all-costs business plans and mapping out firmer routes to profitability as rece...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

Venture capital 'rock bottom' is yet to be fully felt, KPMG exec warns

The 'rock bottom' of a venture capital downturn is yet to be fully felt this year as deals struck in the first quarte...

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about 2 years ago
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In China, Apps Are Out—Infrastructure Is In

Recently, in Shanghai’s gritty industrial district, venture capitalist Ian Goh put on a gas mask to observe robots pa...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

Branson backs London fintech Lightyear in $25m round

Richard Branson has thrown his weight behind London fintech firm Lightyear today in a $25m funding round that has fue...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

UK venture funding slumps as recession jitters take hold

UK venture capital funding slumped in the second quarter of the year as an investment frenzy tailed off amid rising i...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

Exclusive: 'Veganuary' founder launches new £30m vegan venture fund

The co-founder of the ‘Veganuary’ initiative has launched a new £30m investment vehicle today designed to spur growth...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

Stripe and LinkedIn founders back $158m entrepreneur fund

The founders of LinkedIn and payments giant Stripe are among a group of heavyweight tech entrepreneurs to back a $158...

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about 2 years ago
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Wise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus launches €250m venture platform Plural

The co-founder of London listed fintech giant Wise has launched a new €250m venture platform today alongside a host o...

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about 2 years ago
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Welcome to the E-Commerce Winter

Every tech downturn has a locus of weakness—the companies that fall first and spread the carnage. But few in Silicon ...

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about 2 years ago
cityam.com

Lakestar: Pension funds are key to plugging UK's £1.5 trillion funding gap

New research has revealed that the UK needs to invest £1.5 trillion into high growth companies in the next twenty yea...

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about 2 years ago
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A Top China VC Firm Struggles to Raise Funds After 10% Return, U.S. Investor Fears

Despite a difficult climate for raising money, at least four top-tier Chinese venture capital firms set ambitious goa...

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about 2 years ago
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Sequoia Warns Founders of ‘Crucible Moment,’ Advises How to ‘Avoid the Death Spiral’

Sand Hill Road’s doomsayer-in-chief—Sequoia Capital—is back with a warning to its startup founders: Don’t expect a re...

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about 2 years ago
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Despite Rising Risks, ​​U.S. Investors Pump Billions of Dollars Into China VC Funds

American institutional investors are pouring billions of dollars of fresh capital into some of China’s top venture ca...

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over 2 years ago
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Passion Capital fires founder following sexual assault charge

Venture capital Passion Capital has fired its founder tech tycoon Stefan Glaenzer following a sexual assault charge. ...

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over 2 years ago
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Shopify Org Chart: Data-Science Exits Add to Departures

Senior-level exits are mounting at Shopify following a wave of departures among the Canadian e-commerce giant’s upper...

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over 2 years ago
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Top China VC Seeks U.S. Investors for $1.5 Billion Fund, Bucking Political Headwinds

Matrix Partners China, one of the most prolific early-stage venture capitalists in China, is looking to raise at leas...

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over 2 years ago
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Startup Powering China’s Consumer Export Blitz in Talks to Raise $800 Million

Xingyun Group, a seven-year-old startup that helps Chinese makers of everything from Bluetooth speakers to laundry de...

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over 2 years ago
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After China Tech Bloodbath, Top VC Tests U.S. Appetite For $1.2 Billion Fund

Are American investors going to keep putting money into China? Western investors and Chinese entrepreneurs are anxiou...

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over 2 years ago
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China’s Venture Investors See 65% Drop in Fundraising for Startups

There will be a lot less money sloshing around China’s tech startups next year—at just the time when they’re going to...

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almost 3 years ago
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Atomico Values Customer Engagement Startup Commsor at $450 Million

Commsor, a two-year-old startup that sells software to help companies track user engagement, is raising $50 million a...

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almost 3 years ago
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The End of a Fare: Why China Broke Up With Didi

Back in 2015, when China’s love affair with its internet sector was in full bloom, there were few startups the countr...

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almost 3 years ago
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What Crackdown? VCs Keep Betting on China Even as Public Stocks Sink

It seems as if investors see two different versions of China. While publicly traded Chinese stocks flounder, venture ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Gorillas Raising $950 Million Amidst European Delivery Wars

Gorillas, one of the biggest of a crop of European startups in the convenience delivery market, has finalized a $950 ...

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almost 3 years ago
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Could Didi List in Hong Kong to Stop Bleeding for Shareholders?

Could the path to relief for Didi Global’s beleaguered shareholders run through Hong Kong? It’s a pressing question a...

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almost 3 years ago
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Former Ant Executive’s Fintech Startup in Funding Talks at $1 Billion Valuation

XTransfer, a Chinese cross-border payment startup headed by a former Ant Group executive, is in advanced talks with D...

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