The complicated calculus of taking Facebook’s venture money – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook is reportedly getting into the venture capital game, but for young entrepreneurs working in social media, ignoring or deleting that particular friend request could be the right call. According to a report in Axios, the company is building up a corporate fund under the auspices of its “New Product Experimentation” team, which launched…

HBCUvc founder Hadiyah Mujhid on one way investors can advance racial equity – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In response to VCs’ sudden rush to invest in more Black founders, Black venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have penned a bunch of advice on the best way to tap into talent. Among the strategies? Team up with Black firms already doing the work. Some firms have said that they’re going to turn to HBCUvc, a…

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Apollo Agriculture offers a mobile based product suit for farmers that includes working capital, data analysis for higher…

Big VCs stacked billions in Q1 while smaller firms saw their haul shrink – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Q2 2020 is the least-certain quarter I’ve ever covered Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. After spending perhaps more time than we should have recently trying to figure out what’s going on with the public markets, let’s return to the…

Alternative assets are becoming mainstream – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Anthony Zhang Contributor Anthony is co-founder and CEO of Vinovest, a platform for investing in fine wine. He has previously founded and sold two companies (EnvoyNow & Know Your VC), and is also a Thiel Fellow. The way we invest is changing. Technology makes investing easy and more accessible than ever. Meanwhile, Millennials…

Novastar Ventures becomes $200M African VC fund after $108M raise – TechCrunch

[ad_1] African startups have another $100 million in VC to pitch for after Novastar Ventures’ latest raise. The Nairobi and Lagos based investment group announced it has closed $108 million in new commitments to launch its Africa Fund II, which brings Novastar’s total capital to $200 million. With the additional resources, the firm plans to…

When regulation presents a (rare) opportunity – TechCrunch

[ad_1] More posts by this contributor In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war Shockingly, Congress acted responsibly in regulating autonomous cars… So what’s next? Every time we realize something new about the coronavirus, it’s always worse than we thought: maybe we don’t develop immunity to it; maybe six feet of…

Profitability is ‘more achievable than a Series A round’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Despite all evidence to the contrary, there’s more to building a startup than raising venture capital. Founders are finding success without overly relying on VC dollars; some are even sharing profits with their respective employees and customers without the help of traditional funding and Silicon Valley power dynamics. As some investors slow down their…

Investors buy The DiPP as accelerators go virtual – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Equity, ’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a choice of all sorts of news, but as we cut the show together as a group Danny pushed all the funding rounds up. So, when Alex and Natasha jumped into the…

‘You have to be a moron to think libertarianism is real’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Merus Capital’s Salman Ullah says COVID-19 highlights why Germany is an attractive place to invest Steve O’Hear @sohear / 7 hours Could the coronavirus crisis — and the way different countries have responded — make Silicon Valley VCs more bullish on European startups? That’s the thesis put forward by Salman Ullah, co-founder and managing…