Topics: Startups

How Are European Banks Investing in Fintech?

How Are European Banks Investing in Fintech?

CB Insights’ research in European banks investment in fintech makes an interesting read. The research company analysed private market fintech investments by assets under management all the way from 2012 to the current year and noticed banks are keen on fintech investments. With the current rate of investing, funding in European-based fintech firms might surpass $2.6 billion this year.   [...]

Are Silicon Valley’s VCs Losing Interest in Fintech?

Are Silicon Valley’s VCs Losing Interest in ...

Fintech has been booming in recent years. Investors of all kinds have flocked towards the industry and new fintech startups have been popping up all over the globe. But a recent Inc. post suggests Silicon Valley’s VCs might be losing interest.   VCs not as big of a player in fintech   Fintech companies had a surge in investment from [...]

Modest Start to Global Fintech Investment in Q1 2017

Modest Start to Global Fintech Investment in Q1 2017

KPMG has published its Pulse of Fintech, which covers the global fintech industry performance for Q1 of 2017. KMPG’s research finds global fintech investment to have a modest, yet solid start to the year, with a few strong performers to lead the way.   Global fintech investment falls slightly   The KMPG research shows the first three months of the [...]

New Angel Model Delivers Returns, Now It’s Aiming for Expansion

New Angel Model Delivers Returns, Now It’s Aiming ...

There are countless stories about successful startup founders who parlay fortunes earned in an IPO or trade sale into becoming early stage angel investors. But what about successful angel investors, what do they do next? Sometimes they form a general partnerhsip,raise a capital pool from limited partners, and join the ranks of the private equity industry. Recent examples are VC [...]

Buffalo’s Clever Idea: the World’s Biggest Startup Contest

Buffalo’s Clever Idea: the World’s Biggest ...

With almost 7,000 pitches submitted from startups around the world, the 43North startup competition is arguably the largest ever held. The winner received USD 1 mllion in funding, and 10 finalist teams were awarded cash prizes of either USD 500,000 or USD250,000 each. The only catch is the winner has to move the business to Buffalo, New York.   The [...]

Fail and Talk About It: Conference Series for PE Pro’s and Entrepreneurs

Fail and Talk About It: Conference Series for PE ...

It is a rare thing to see failure in business and investing under the magnifying glass, despite the fact that more startups fail to achieve their potential than succeed. We much prefer to tell success stories, but business flops and foibles are a gold mine of information, especially when the lessons learned are shared with others, then the whole community [...]

How to Work with a Private Equiteer

How to Work with a Private Equiteer

The way to work with VCs and PE investors is not common wisdom, yet. So this week we decided to highlight an article by US-based entrepreneur, Nick  Mehta, the CEO of startup company Gainsight, writing for VCJ, describing things that CEOs should know about VCs.   Mehta suggests that entrepreneurs keep the following points in mind, which your DealMarket Digest [...]

Good News for US Startups: Angel Investment Stabilizes

Good News for US Startups: Angel Investment ...

The latest Halo report says angel investing for the year was stable and comparable to prior years. Pre money valuations for early-stage companies remained steady at USD 2.5 million and round sizes were relatively consistent. The Halo report is from The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights and is based on a survey of US-based angel group [...]

Kickstarter is the Media Darling of Crowdfunding Sites

Kickstarter is the Media Darling of Crowdfunding ...

An off-the-cuff remark by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington gave Kickstarter an unexpected endorsement recently in Paid Content. It is just one mention in the press that Kickstarter has received in the past couple of weeks as its star rises in the world of crowdfunding. The crowdfunding site seems to have moved into top spot, if measured only by media [...]

Is a Startup’s Success Determined by Angels?

Is a Startup’s Success Determined by Angels?

Josh Lerner and a team of researchers are studying the impact on startups by early-stage financiers.  One of their most recent papers was made available by SuperReturn 2012 organizers this week. We read the report and found that it delves deeply into the dealflow, portfolio, and long term results of two US-based angel groups. The data, although limited, was examined [...]

LPs Favor Founders in Venture Captial

LPs Favor Founders in Venture Captial

VC fundraising easier for tech founders’ funds. Raising venture capital funds may be difficult in recent times, but founders’ funds, those created by super-wealthy, tech entrepreneurs are having no problem, it seems.   It was widely reported by Bloomberg and others that PayPal founder and serial entrepreneur, Peter Thiel, has recently raised a large oversubscribed USD 625 million fund. It [...]