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Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro …

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Bitmain Is Going Public, But What Type of Investment Is It Anyway?

Bitmain Is Going Public, But What Type of Investment Is It Anyway? Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered …

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VC Investment in Blockchain Startups Is Up 280% So Far This Year

VC Investment in Blockchain Startups Is Up 280% So Far This Year As the crypto industry sees a decline in initial coin offerings (ICOs) amid regulatory concerns and major losses across token markets, traditional VC investment is once more on the rise. In its latest report, blockchain research group Diar reports that blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused …

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South Korea’s Largest Venture Firm Backs First Blockchain Startup

South Korea’s Largest Venture Firm Backs First Blockchain Startup Korea Investment Partners (KIP), the largest venture capital firm in South Korea, is investing in its first blockchain startup. Announced Tuesday, KIP is investing an undisclosed amount of money into Temco, a blockchain-based startup that aims to revolutionize supply chain management systems …

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Fund raises $200 million to lend cash to startup employees whose liquidity is locked up in equity – TechCrunch

Fund raises $200 million to lend cash to startup employees whose liquidity is locked up in equity – TechCrunch Troy Capital Group has closed its $200 million fund to provide loans to startup employees whose liquidity is locked up in company stock. The fund, backed by the multi-billion dollar private …

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Goldman Sachs Leads $25 Million Funding for Blockchain Startup Veem

Goldman Sachs Leads $25 Million Funding for Blockchain Startup Veem Blockchain payments startup Veem has closed a $25 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs, it announced Wednesday. The firm, which rebranded from Align Commerce alongside another $26 million Series B raise in 2017, also saw participation in the new …

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Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch

Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunch Mary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins to build a new fund and she’s taking the firm’s growth team with her. The news, first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch, is the latest high-level departure at …

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Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition – TechCrunch

Chipmaker Renesas goes deeper into autonomous vehicles with $6.7B acquisition – TechCrunch Japan-based semiconductor firm Renesas — one of the world’s largest supplier of chips for the automotive industry — is scooping up U.S. chip company IDT in a $6.7 billion deal that increases its focus on self-driving technology. Renesas produces microprocessor …

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Polychain Leads Ether Wallet MyCrypto’s $4 Million Fundraise

Polychain Leads Ether Wallet MyCrypto’s $4 Million Fundraise Ethereum wallet MyCrypto just raised $4 million in its ongoing effort to make its product more user-friendly, the startup announced Thursday. Led by Polychain Capital, the Series A funding round also saw investments from Boost VC Fund 3 LP, ShapeShift, Ausum Blockchain …

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