Only 44 startups in Silicon Valley got funded last month
In January, 126 startups in the region raised money from investors. The number was particularly high, perhaps thanks to a light December. But that sank to 60 companies in February—about on par with February of last year.
Uber investors are pressuring CEO to revamp the self-driving division
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Everyone wants a piece of enterprise tech companies
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Apple buys startup to turn iPhones into payment terminals
Apple typically buys startups to turn their technology into features of its products. Apple added Apple Pay to the iPhone in 2014, allowing users to pay for physical goods with a tap in retail stores.
Apple to buy Drive.ai in bid for more autonomous vehicle talent
Apple has been working on autonomous driving technology for several years. The project has had its ups and downs.
Chainsmokers band plans to invest $50 million in startups
Pall and Taggart said that they plan to use their network to help their portfolio companies and will also take a hands-on investment approach. They said their experience launching a band helps them relate to founders.
Venture capital hustle on hold as video calls replace coffees
While governments race to suppress the spread of Covid-19 by restricting travel and discouraging meetups, startup founders are pressing ahead.
Goldman bet on women-run startups takes shape with $100 million
Goldman has made more than $100 million in investments in women-led companies, including a Chinese pediatrics company and a New York-based retailer.
New funding avenues open up for enterprising startups
GetVantage, Spring Marketing, Drip Capital, OfBusiness and 100x.vc, as well as corporate investment arms Next47 and Sony Innovation Fund, among others, offer startups targeted expertise beyond cash to grow their business.
One of Uber’s most powerful women leaves to start a VC fund
Just 12% of startup investment firms in the U.S. have women in decision-making roles with the power to write checks.
‘Mega-round’ investors shower startups with millions
Gusto, a payroll and benefits software company, raised $140 million in July, but could have done five times that, according to Joshua Reeves, its chief executive and founder.
VC market is on pace for strongest year since dot-com era
The $57.5 billion invested in startups so far this year has already surpassed the full-year total for six of the past 10 years.
Indian-origin entrepreneur's startup leads London fintech boom
Among fintech investment deals on a global level, London has taken top spot in 2019, with a total of 114 deals, overtaking New York in second place (101).
Peter Thiel missed out on China. Now he’s betting on patriotism
A persistent view Thiel has held is that China doesn’t make it easy for foreigners to buy a stake in the country’s prosperity.
Oyo's Ritesh Agarwal finds backing from Mizuho, Nomura
Japanese financial groups to fund Oyo founder’s $2-billion share purchase plan.