Tag: vc

  • VC
    Industry

    VC Firm Raises $1.8 Billion for Startup Investments Including Cryptocurrency

    Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital (VC) firm and early investor in Snap Inc., has raised $1.8 billion for startup investments including cryptocurrency projects. As it eyes a business expansion to Southeast Asia, where the digital currency ecosystem thrives like no other region, the VC player is likely to...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 12, 2018 | 4:00 am
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    Bitcoin

    A Successful Bitcoin Company Does Not Necessarily Require VCs

    The Bitcoin and blockchain sector heavily relies on investments from VCs. But as it turns out, the venture capital approach can cause quite a few issues for companies as well. There is a right and wrong approach to dealing with VC funding when push comes to shove. Enterprises...

    JP Buntinx | October 16, 2016 | 1:15 pm
  • Westpac Reinventure Australian Fintech Startups
    Bitcoin

    Westpac & Reinventure Dual Down on Australian Fintech Startup

    The fintech industry is heating up in Australia as of late. Westpac is backing a second AU$50m startup fund for fintech startups in the country. The bank will do so in collaboration with Sydney-based VC firm Reinventure. The hunt for promising Australian fintech startups is in full swing,...

    JP Buntinx | August 5, 2016 | 10:30 am
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    Bitcoin

    Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Quoine Raises $20m; Moves to Tokyo

    Bitcoin companies are seeing significant interest from investors all over the world. Quoine, a Singapore Bitcoin exchange, has recently raised US$20m in VC funding. This is quite a step up from the company’s previous investment round, which was worth ‘only” US$2m. It is interesting to note. Bitcoin exchange...

    JP Buntinx | June 20, 2016 | 10:30 am
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    Bitcoin

    Venture Capitalists Inject Nearly Half a Billion in BTC in 2015

    The year 2015 has been a particularly good one for Bitcoin startups all over the world, as a lot of money was raised over the course of 12 months. A recent report by Consultancy in the Netherlands shows how FinTech, in general, has been booming last year, with...

    JP Buntinx | April 4, 2016 | 11:00 am
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    Bitcoin

    VC Greed Will Destroy Bitcoin From Within

    The Bitcoin industry has seen a big interest from VC’s all over the world in recent years, resulting in a lot of exciting blockchain projects to be in development.  However, VC’s are not the most patient people, as they want to establish a timeline to achieve a return on...

    JP Buntinx | March 6, 2016 | 9:30 am
  • bitcoin startups
    Bitcoin

    The VC Funding Competition Is Healthy For Bitcoin Startups

    For many years now, most of the funding in the Bitcoin world has come through venture capitalists. These wealthy individuals and firms bring not only money to the digital currency ecosystem, but also a wealth of expertise and a network of professional connections. But things are changing in...

    JP Buntinx | January 31, 2016 | 4:00 pm
  • Altcoins

    GetGems Messaging App Gets $400k VC Funding

    GetGems (previously known simply as Gems), a messenger app with Bitcoin integration and its own crypto-token, has added $400,000 USD to the money it already raised in its crowdsale, after striking a deal with venture capital firm Magma VC. The additional finance will bring the total funding raised...

    Dean Walsh | January 5, 2015 | 8:13 am
  • Coinapult Receives $775k in VC Funding

    Don’t let anyone convince you there aren’t big things happening in the digital currency space. Adding to a numerous companies that are helping make bitcoin mainstream that have received venture capitalist funding is Coinapult. The bitcoin services company has received $775k in funding from a number of investors....

    Jayanand Sagar | October 1, 2014 | 10:39 am
  • Is Reddit Planning a Cryptocurrency?

    Ah, Reddit. Such a fantastic website. A place to learn things from other members, view hilarious GIFs, and for the bitcoin enthusiast, a community active enough to keep you reading for days. And they’ve announced today that they’ve received a whopping $50 million in funding from Sam Alton,...

    Jayanand Sagar | September 30, 2014 | 3:12 pm

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