Winning deals as a new venture capital fund

TX Zhuo Contributor TechCrunch sums up the resulting challenge well: “The large number of new venture capital funds may hint at broader structural changes in the startup ecosystem, but for the young and eager partners at the helm of many of these funds, all the rush of money means is … More…

With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in

Given the crazy run cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ether and litecoin have been on in the last week, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in. Well, now it has in the form of an open letter from SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Clayton addresses … More…

Do VC woes extend to portfolio companies? For Rothenberg, probably not

Joanna Glasner Contributor A couple of acquisitions involved companies that had already stopped offering their services. Generally speaking, if an early-stage company that is not known to be in distress gets acquired, backers make money. This seems to be the pattern for most of the Rothenberg portfolio company acquisitions to … More…

Marketing email company SendGrid raises $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16

SendGrid, the Denver-based marketing email company, raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to $15.50. The company also upsized its IPO, selling 8.2 million shares, instead of 7.7 million. The company begins trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, under the … More…

7 huge business storylines for this quarters earnings season

It’s that time of the year again: earnings season. It’s a finance nerd’s dream, but for the rest of the world, it’s important because some of the biggest technology companies in the world spill their guts to the public. We get to see who’s winning, who’s losing, what’s going wrong … More…

Build your own token sale with CoinLaunchs CoinCreator

Building a token sale is at once quite simple — you build a token and sell it — and quite complex. A number of issues crop up immediately, including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social media experts and, until now, an expensive … More…

Activehours raises $39 million for its new take on cash advances

Nine months after raising $22 million for its unique take on the cash-advance business, Activehours has gone back to the venture capital well and pulled out another $39 million in financing. Led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from the company’s early-stage investors Matrix Partners, Ribbit Capital, and March Capital Partners, … More…