Japan venture capital market to stay hot in age of AI – Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Japan has a reputation as a difficult place for entrepreneurs to drum up money, yet startups have been striking big fundraising deals in recent years. As a major venture capital player, Jafco is in the thick of the action.  The Nikkei spoke with Shinichi Fuki, Jafco’s president and CEO, about the state of the country’s […]

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Kapor Capital's new partner talks health startups, African-Americans in venture capital – The Mercury News

While growing up in San Francisco’s Hunter’s Point, Kapor Capital’s sixth and newest partner, Uriridiakoghene “Ulili” Onovakpuri, told her parents she wanted to be a doctor. Then she changed her mind, and her disappointed dad emailed all their relatives in Nigeria to tell them all about it. But now that she’s a venture capitalist investing in […]

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Like Mom's good fortune in skiing, here's how Silicon Valley wealth grows – The Mercury News

My late mother’s single foray into the world of venture capitalism happened in 1957 when she invested $1,500 in a ski area before it had any lifts or trails. It was just an idea of a young 20-something guy who snow camped and tested snow conditions for two winters at what became Killington, a ski […]

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The US Department of Venture Capital? – The Daily World

By Christopher Koopman and Veronique de Rugy Tribune News Service The Trump administration released its infrastructure plan this month, hoping to jumpstart more than $1.5 trillion in new investment. Digging into the details, however, it seems that’s not the only thing the administration hopes to spark. Buried within the 55-page document is an outline for […]

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[Christopher Koopman, Veronique de Rugy] The US Department of Venture Capital? – The Korea Herald

The Trump administration released its infrastructure plan this month, hoping to jumpstart more than $1.5 trillion in new investment. Digging into the details, however, it seems that’s not the only thing the administration hopes to spark. Buried within the 55-page document is an outline for a new $20 billion federal “Transformative Projects” fund intended to […]

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Trump Embraces Obama's 'Venture Capital Firm' for Pentagon Tech – Bloomberg Government (blog)

This analysis was first available to Bloomberg Government subscribers. President Donald Trump, who has sought to upend many of his predecessor’s policies, seems to have found one that he likes. He’s proposing a funding boost for an Obama-era initiative that created the Pentagon’s own in-house “venture capital firm” to speed military access to the latest […]

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