Global Venture Funding Through The Pandemic; Late-Stage Stays Strong

Editor’s note: this is an article from Crunchbase News written by research lead Gené Teare and syndicated with permission. To understand the impact of the pandemic on global venture funding, we took a look at comparative trends for the first four months of each year from 2016 through to 2020. The impact to technology companies […]

Investor matchmaking startup Unicorn Nest has published a database of 26,000 VCs

Unicorn Nest, Ukrainian-born platform that matches startups and investors using AI algorithms, has published a database that contains structured information on more than 26,000 VC funds across the globe in an effort to support fundraising efforts of entrepreneurs hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The list — distributed as a huge Excel file — also […]

The Q1 2020 Global VC Report: Funding slowly impacted by coronavirus

(Editor’s note: this is an article from Crunchbase News syndicated with permission, and written by research lead Gené Teare and reporter Joanna Glasner) Chronologically, the first quarter of 2020 began just over three months ago. But psychologically, it feels like a lifetime ago. The New Year rolled in with bullish expectations for startup investment across […]

Blooming Late: The rise of late-stage funding for European tech scale-ups (report)

Today, Tech.eu and Stripe are releasing a new research report focused on analysing the increase of late-stage funding rounds (financing rounds of €100 million or more) for fast-growing Europe-born tech companies. Titled “Blooming Late: The rise of late-stage funding for European tech scale-ups”, it’s the third and last in a series of reports diving into […]

Belgium’s Esoptra raises €2.4 million to help companies turn data into value

Belgian tech startup Esoptra, which develops and markets a DataOps platform for reusable business applications, has secured €2.4 million in total funding. The startup was founded in 2017 by Paul Carpentier and Jan Van Riel – serial entrepreneurs who previously established Gnosis, Wave Research, FilePool (acquired by Dell EMC) and Caringo – and had already […]