Venture capitalists

New Venture Capital Fund Takes $5M Investment toward Haredi Startups

An ultra-Orthodox Israeli start-up incubator organization – KamaTech, launched a venture capital fund focused exclusively to entrepreneurs and start-ups from the haredi community in a seasonally appropriate setting – a succa – a temporary hut as a symbolic shelter commemorating the time when the Israelites lived in the wilderness after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.

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Indian app-makers woo VC funding as smartphone sales soar

Indian smart phone market is witnessing robust growth rate and attracting foreign venture capitalists (VCs). The home-grown apps are creating more demand for venture capital. India is second largest market for smartphones after China.

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Inspiring Scotland appoints Gary Le Sueur to board

Gary Le Sueur, an expert venture capitalist, has been appointed as director of Inspiring Scotland’s board. Gary's experience coupled with his desire to utilize venture capital-skill for social cause will enable the company to boost its ability to deliver the highest return on investment.

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Some Venture Capital Tips for Investors and Startups

With a growing number of venture capital firms providing fund and startup companies looking for funding, there are many opportunities for each other to matchup. Here are some tips for venture capitalism from the experts.

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Many firms eventually pay Amazon tax as they rely on cloud computing unit

Many venture capitalists like Chamath Palihapitiya prefer to park their funds in Amazon as the online retailer is forecast to grow over a decade. The reason is that it's not because of e-Commerce operations, but its cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many companies will eventually pay a fixed fee to Amazon as they increasingly rely on cloud computing services to run their services.

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Get most out of your Fundraising in Silicon Valley; Learn the Tips and Tricks from Mattermark and more

Most investors in Silicon Valley use Mattermark to keep track of startup companies looking to raise funds. Now, its CEO and co-founder Danielle Morrill is giving a lot of advices for startup founders on how to get the most from fundraising in Silicon Valley.

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Venture capitalists still betting on travel tech

Venture capitalists are putting their support on travel tech startups that seek to enhance the travel experience of consumers even with the popularity of travel booking platforms, TechCrunch reported.

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Freshly-launched Accelerant Ventures looks to invest in Israeli startups in New York City

With an eye only for Israeli startups based in New York City, Eyal Bino and partner Sharon Mirsky rolled out Accelerant Ventures that will look for opportunities in young companies operating in the technology space, VentureBeat reported.

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Do's and Dont's for Bid Data companies: Venture capitalists

At the O'Reilly Media's Strata big data conference, four venture capitalists revealed the types of startups and the projects they would be willing to put their money on.

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Data reveals venture capital investment soaring in January

Venture capitalists seem to be gearing up for a very hectic year as they poured $5.8 billion in new companies in January, representing an increase to the $3.5 billion made last year, TechCrunch reported.

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Venture capitalists face tougher competition from strategic investors in China as IPO market gains steam- report

Although they have remained silent for the good part of 2013, venture capitalists are now going back to China as the IPO market opens, but strategic investors are offering tough competition, The Wall Street Journal blog Venture Capital Dispatch reported.

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Venture capitalists believe 2014 will be great for startup firms in need of financing- report

Although there are worries about the shortfall of funding for the venture capital industry, venture capitalists are optimistic that this will continue to be a good year for firms looking to raise money, the U-T San Diego news site reported.

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Venture capital investment in India's healthcare tech on the rise- report

While venture capital funding for healthcare influenced by information technology or HIT is more pronounced in the US, venture capitalists are also showing interest in the niche in India, The Hindu Business Line reported.

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US Food startups democratize gourmet food industry- report

US food startups like Goldbely and Mouth have made gourmet and speciality food available to consumers across the country this Christmas, the Financial Times reported.

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Venture capitalists are among the best advisors for startups to gain funding - Romans

According to a slew of venture capitalists at a book panel for Georgetown Angels general partner Andrew Romans' new book, the amount of funding new startups could secure depends on its networks.

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