Category: VC Funding News

London-based cybersecurity startup

London–based Red Sift, a cognitive data platform that provides cloud-based email security solutions, has raised €8 million investment round led by MMC Ventures along with new investor In-Q-Tel, the CIA-backed venture capital firm, and existing investors White Star Capital and Oxford Capital. The news of the Series A funding comes as Red Sift plans to expand into the US and makes its …

Venture Capital Investment is a form of private equity

Venture Capital Investment is a form of private equity, which is a form of financing platform that offers a funds to small and emerging firms that expected for high growth potential in near future. The venture capital Investment market is expected to mark significant growth over forecasted period owing to increasing consumers spending on consumer …

UK female FinTech firms

The number of UK FinTech female founders and CEOs remains stubbornly low. According to Innovate Finance’s latest Venture Capital Investment Report, only 17 per cent are set up by women, a frustrating statistic for an industry that aims to foster fairer and more inclusive financial services. While the reasons for the lack of female leadership …

UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity and inclusion

The UK’s venture capital firms are still behind on implementing diversity and inclusion policies, despite ramping awareness of the issue across the industry. UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity and inclusion. The findings come in Diversity VC’s latest report, titled ‘Venturing into Diversity and Inclusion 2019’, which is supported by Capital Enterprise, an …

European VC Market Sentiments

Venture capital is an essential source for start-up and young companies to achieve growth and create value through innovation. The relevance of venture capital financing, not only for young and innovative companies but also for the economy as a whole, is very high.The European Investment Fund (EIF) is a specialist provider of risk finance to …

Cloudflare makes way for a $4.4B IPO

Cloudflare priced its shares at $15 apiece Thursday, above the high end of its upwardly revised range, raising $525 million in the process. The IPO gives the security and internet services provider an initial market cap of around $4.4 billion, an increase of more than 144% over the $1.8 billion valuation it reached in 2015. The …

Former Phaidon International Group MD launches FinTech agency

Former Phaidon International Group MD launches FinTech agency. Storm2, a new recruitment consultancy aiming at the specialist FinTech market has been launched by James Brown, previously group managing director at Phaidon International. While generalist recruitment companies cover the technology area as a whole, Storm2 consultants’ are destined to look exclusively at finding people with the …

Investors shun pound as Brexit concerns dominate

Daniel Chambers, head of trading at Sequoia Capital Fund Management, has stopped trading the pound in his nearly $200 million systematic currency portfolio over the course of the year because of the Brexit headline risk. The pound has had a roller-coaster ride this year as the course of Brexit negotiations has been the single biggest …

Revival in venture capital funding as €233m is raised

The latest Venture Pulse survey from the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) shows funding sharply up in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the same period a year before.   In all, €233m was raised here between April and June. However, a weak first quarter means that overall VC funding (€430m) for the first six …

MBO at Electronic Payments Company Backed by PE firm

A management buyout (MBO) at a Leicestershire-based electronic payments company has been backed by a private equity firm. NVM Private Equity (NVM) has completed the move at Secure Retail through its fund, NVM Private Equity Vintage III L.P. MBO at Electronic Payments Company Backed by PE firm. Coalville-based Secure Retail was founded by chief executive …