Shenzhen, China-based DIY robotics construction and programming learning platform Makeblock just raised $30M in Series B funding. In conjunction with the announcement, we interviewed CEO Jasen Wang about the company, the products it offers, growth and future plans.
According to CB Insights, vc activity related to insurance startups hit its highest annual total in 2016 with $1.69B invested in 173 deals.
Some days ago, Samsung NEXT has launched its $150M venture capital fund. In conjunction with the announcement, Brendon Kim*, the current Vice President and Managing Director of Samsung NEXT Ventures, answered our questions about the new fund, how it works, and shared with us his thoughts about what’s hot in tech today.
Nenad Marovac, a professional with more than 20 years of venture capital experience in the media, telecom and technology sectors, is one of the key figures of the European private investment industry. In June 2000, he founded DN Capital, a venture capital firm with operations in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley.
Finstar Financial Group, a global private investment group, has just launched its venture capital arm, called FinstarLabs, dedicated to building the future of financial services. In order to led the new program, founder and chairman Oleg Boyko has appointed Mark Ruddock as CEO.
Earlier this month, Fluent City, a NYC-based experience company and modern day culture school, raised $2.5M in funding from well known investors. In conjunction with the announcement, the CEO, James Rohrbach, answered our questions about the company, the funding and future plans.
Saleduck, an online coupon and deals platform formed in The Netherlands, is today present in 15 countries. The company recently launched in the Asian markets.
In conjunction with the raise of $1B to continue to invest in tech companies globally, Nino Marakovic – CEO and Managing Director, responsible for the overall investment strategy, execution, operations and performance of Sapphire Ventures – answered our questions about the firm’s activity and its next steps.
A new program to grow startups working in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence space across Asia has just been launched.
Grabr, a platform for people to have international goods delivered, has just raised $3.5M in funding. In conjunction with the announcement, Daria Rebenok, CEO and co-founder, answewd our questions about herself, the company, the product and future plans.
One of the hottest insurtech companies in Europe, Clark, has just announced the close of a $13.2m Series A funding round.
In-App customer support company Helpshift has just announced its $23M Series B Funding round. In conjunction with the announcement, Abinash Tripathy, CEO and co-founder, answered our questions about himself, the product, the company, the funding and future plans.
Last week, in Vienna, Austria, Pleo, a Copenhagen-based provider of smart payment cards for employees, won the Piooners Festival startup competion, which has seen about 3,000 companies from 93 countries applying in 2016. In conjunction with the victory, Jeppe Rindom, who co-founded the company along with Niccolò Perra in 2015, answered our questions about himself, Pleo, the solution and its […]
In a recent post we highlighted the surge of robo-advisors in the wealth management industry. In this arena, a new player – Scalable Capital – came into the fintech limelight in April 2016 with a €7m funding round. Following the fundraise, Manuela (Ella) Rabener, CMO & Co-Founder UK at Scalable Capital, answered our questions about […]
Newark Venture Partners has just closed $23M of its $50M fund and launched NVP Labs, an accelerator aiming to invest in high growth companies in Newark (NJ). In conjunction with the double announcement, Tom Wisniewski, NVP Managing Partner, answered our questions about these initiatives, their targets and future plans.