France’s $5.5 billion startup fund is a bid for digital sovereignty – VentureBeat

The global startup race is often measured by quantitative markers, like venture capital or unicorns. But the more intangible measure of sovereignty is increasingly on the minds of policy makers outside the U.S. and China. These tech superpowers’ growing might is provoking global anxiety, but it’s also being used as a rallying cry. Last week, […]

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The Amazon of 2030 – Institutional Investor

In December 1999, Amazon.com’s stock reached a tech-bubble peak: At $106.70 per share, the company held a market capitalization of $36 billion, and earned $1.6 billion in revenue for the calendar year. The market believed Amazon and other internet darlings would one day rule the world. Two years later, the markets felt decidedly different about […]

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Cleantech VC failed before — and it risks failing again – VentureBeat

There has been a chronic lack of successful venture investing in the energy sector. With few other paths for innovation, this has led to a near complete lack of meaningful progress towards any of our global climate goals. This sector is projected to be worth $4.3 trillion by 2030, more than any other sector. It […]

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When did venture capitalists become the bad guys? – Crain's Detroit Business

In preparation for my new role as the National Venture Capital Association chair, I’ve been reflecting on the VC industry and where it fits in today’s world. VC is an extraordinary space filled with risk-takers making outsized positive impacts in their fields. Unfortunately, public perception of the industry has shifted in recent years. How can […]

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Proust Goes Tech With Sarah Kunst, Managing Director At Cleo Capital – Crunchbase News

Rare for many, Sarah Kunst actually learned something useful in middle school. From an improv class, Kunst learned how to not say no to tricky, ambiguous situations, and instead say “yes, and.” Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily The mantra has helped her stay positive and find great friends, plus, it’s the undertone that is between […]

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Bigger is better: The most active investors in European late-stage rounds – PitchBook News & Analysis

When looking at the European venture capital industry today, it appears that the phrase ‘bigger is better’ has been taken to heart.  With more than a quarter left to go, 2019 has already broken records. Fundraising for startups on the continent is up nearly €1.2 billion (around $1.3 billion) from 2018 to stand at €21.1 billion raised […]

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How Truffle Capital uses PitchBook to help build the companies of tomorrow – PitchBook News & Analysis

Patrick LordInvestment DirectorTruffle Capital Truffle Capital has always had an entrepreneurial spirit in its DNA. From the beginning in 2001, the Parisian venture capital firm has sought to create and support innovative companies, future leaders and breakthrough technologies—specifically within fintech, insurtech and biomedtech. Its unique approach to investing is centered on the idea of company building, […]

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