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Ukrainian startups showcase products, resilience at Collision Conference

Ukrainian startups showcase products, resilience at Collision Conference

Eight Ukrainian startups displayed their concepts and innovations — as well as the nation’s resilience — at the Ukrainian Partner Startup Pavilion at the Collision Conference in downtown Toronto. Eight Ukrainian startups, all selected by the Ukrainian Technology Ecosystem, displayed their concepts and innovations — as well as the nation’s resilience — at Collision Conference …

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Late-Stage Startup Valuations Are Plummeting in 2022

Late-Stage Startup Valuations Are Plummeting in 2022

New data shows late-stage startup valuations are falling off in the first half of 2022. These drops come after a record-breaking year for venture capital in 2021. These valuation cuts signal a market correction for VC-backed companies. After a record-breaking year for venture capital in 2021, more signs are indicating that this honeymoon phase for …

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A peek at VC payslips in Germany: positive for women, less so for climate fund employees

A peek at VC payslips in Germany: positive for women, less so for climate funds

Women investment managers at venture capital funds in Germany are earning more on average than their male peers in the same roles. This is one of the findings from an anonymous salary survey of more than 170 employees in Germany carried out by venture capital firm XAnge. Another noteworthy discovery is that climate-tech-focused VCs offer …

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Fundamental VC launches $130M maiden fund to invest in early-stage startups

Fundamental VC launches $130M maiden fund to invest in early-stage startups

Fundamental VC, a Bengaluru-based early-stage venture capital, has launched its maiden fund with a target corpus of $130 million. Founded by Saswat Sundar and Abhishek Rathi, Fundamental VC will be a sector-agnostic fund that will invest in startups across consumer internet, healthcare, insurance, financial services, SaaS, gaming, and AI, etc. It has already started deploying …

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3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative – TechCrunch

3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative – TechCrunch

Given this year’s changing venture capital climate, it’s not a stretch to imagine that we’re going to see a lot more of the following: down rounds disguised as extension rounds, recapitalization events conflated with secondary activity and vaguely defined references to growth, burn and other key startup metrics. As the downturn threatens the ability of …

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Travel Demand Is Up, But What About VC Funding To The Sector?

Travel Demand Is Up, But What About VC Funding To The Sector?

Jan Seale and Cobai Kastan started their travel planning company Out of Office in March 2020—right when the pandemic hit and international borders closed down. While travel companies, along with businesses in the live events and fitness industries, bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Out of Office, which helps users source travel recommendations …

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German HR Startup Personio Raises $200 Million

German HR Startup Personio Raises $200 Million

Personio CEO Hanno Renner says that investors are now focusing on business fundamentals over growth after raising an additional $200 million. personio As many startups struggle to raise additional funds or cut back on spending, some investors are looking to double down on earlier bets. San Fransisco-based venture fund Greenoaks Capital has led a new …

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Crunchbase venture capital report on low funding for Black startups

Crunchbase venture capital report on low funding for Black startups

Black-founded startups have seen record amounts of investment recently, with quarterly funding commitments nearing or even topping $1 billion. But according to new data from Crunchbase, VC funding has dropped significantly in the second quarter of 2022, down to just $324 million. Only 100 startups with a Black founder have received funding with $100 million …

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