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Fintech startups and unicorns had a stellar Q4 2020

This morning, as America itself resets, let's take a moment to understand last year just a little bit better as we get into this new one.

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

The aggregate fintech venture dataset shows an active sector with global demand from investors, but demand is not even.

Mental health startups are raising spirits and venture capital

A spate of startups focused on mental health recently made enough noise as a group that they caught the eye of the Equity podcast crew. Sadly, the segment we’d planned to discuss this topic was

As startups accelerate in record Q3, Europe and Asia rack up huge VC results

Venture capital activity in Europe and Asia saw a strong return to form in Q3, data indicates. The two continents enjoyed more venture capital investment into their local startups than in some time, u

At Disrupt, YC’s Anu Hariharan, Initialized’s Garry Tan, and GGV’s Hans Tung will tell you how to raise money in a dumpster fire

As this pandemically perverse year draws to a close, there’s one thing that’s certain. Everything has changed — at least a little bit. The U.S. is still grappling with a virus that i

Despite booming consumer demand, VC interest in e-commerce startups falls in 2020

Walmart reported earnings this morning. Most of the numbers are immaterial to you and I, having little to nothing to do with the world of private capital and startups, but one metric did leap out: In

As e-commerce accelerates, fintech startups raised record $100M rounds in Q2

Reading headlines here and there, one might assume that venture capital interest in fintech startups is setting records every quarter. After all: Didn’t Robinhood raise $280 million and $320 mil

Investment in AI startups slips to three-year low

The fortunes of startups that leverage artificial intelligence have soared dramatically in recent years. These AI-powered startups have seen quarterly investment totals rise from a few hundred rounds

As VCs favor B2B startups, B2C upstarts’ venture activity falls

The Q2 2020 venture capital market did not bring a catastrophic slowdown to either the global private investment scene or the U.S.’s own VC scene. But inside the rosier-than-anticipated private

COVID-19 fails to stop the march of the unicorns

We’re digging into Q2 2020 venture capital results this week. Today we are exploring U.S.-specific results after taking a broader perspective yesterday. As with every quarter, our goal is to und

Second-quarter VC investing totals appear lackluster

The second quarter’s venture capital results are coming into focus. The Exchange will have more notes on Q2’s venture results this week, but this morning we’re digging into our first

VCs pulled back from fintech in Q1

If you read the headlines, you'd be excused for thinking that venture capital investment into financial-technology companies is at an all-time high.

VC appetite for AI startups holds up in Q1 despite lackluster exit volume

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking our final look back at Q1 venture capital through the le

Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late-stage firms and focused on developing markets, a new report has revealed. According to resea

India unseats China as Asia’s top fintech funding source

China’s massive fintech industry took a beating in recent months as the government continued to wind down online lending nationwide, rattling investor confidence. Funding for fintech startups sh

No, Go-Jek isn’t valued at $10 billion… yet

Southeast Asian media is ablaze with discussion of the latest “decacorn” — $10 billion-valued startup — in the region after Go-Jek reportedly hit the milestone, but the Indones

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs -- there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital. If you’re

CB Insights: 3,358 tech exits in 2016, ‘unicorn births’ down 68%

We’ve kicked off 2017 with a surprise acquisition of what was planned to be the first big IPO of the year — Cisco snapping up AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, just days before its public lis

CB Insights Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

CB Insights, a nearly six-year-old, New York-based research outfit whose private company data and analysis has become oft-cited in media reports about the startup industry, has raised $10 million i

With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

Many of you probably know CB Insights as the venture capital database that puts out reports about trends like the on-demand economy and compiles lists of unicorn startups. Today, the company is expa
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