Hiruy Amanuel Discusses Some of the Hidden Costs Involved in Accepting Venture Capital

Every startup business is likely to experience capital formation issues, which often cause young businesses to suffer delays and competitive disadvantages that can stifle growth or keep a company from ever really getting off of the ground. Venture capital funding is a fantastic source of necessary startup capital. When working with the right investors, startups can have amazing access to high-level advice and talent along with the cash they need to operate and grow. As is the case with most benefits, however, there can be costs. In this article, tech investment expert Hiruy Amanuel discusses some of the potential pitfalls involved in accepting venture capital investments that are not always obvious. Read more

Insight: Microtraction’s strategy for investing in ‘remarkable’ startups

Venture capital firms desire merry returns on investment. Placing good bets in a business environment like Nigeria’s requires a flexible yet consistent philosophy.

For Microtraction, the early-stage venture capital firm, two principles are fundamental: finding remarkable technical founders and providing hassle-free support. Read more

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Announces Instructors at Free Crypto School

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has shared a list of instructors for its free, seven-week crypto startup school, scheduled to launch in February 2020.

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared a list of instructors for its free, seven-week crypto startup school, scheduled to launch in February 2020. Read more

Canadian Venture Capital Firm Secured $320 Million to Invest in Fintech Startups

Canadian venture capital firm secured $320 million to make investments in promising fintech startups around the world, with a particular focus on Canada.

Portag3 Ventures, a Canadian venture capital (VC) firm, has closed a second fund with around $320 million to invest in fintech startup companies globally. Read more

ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

ConsenSys CSO Sam Cassatt is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital.

An executive at the Ethereum blockchain firm ConsenSys is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer (CSO) at ConsenSys, announced that the firm will be seeking to raise $50 million for its first fund in an announcement on Nov. 15. Read more

Cars45 parent company Frontier Car Group raises $400 million from OLX

OLX Group has announced it will lead the Series D funding round in Berlin-based Frontier Car Group (FCG). OLX, which is owned by Naspers’ digital division Prosus, said it will invest as much as $400 million in the company. But the deal is not all cash. It is a mixture of equity, secondary share acquisitions and existing business shares. According to TechCrunch, the deal will include an unspecified amount of primary cash injection. Read more

Venture Capital Financing in Crypto, Explained

Institutional investors are increasingly more interested in crypto businesses, but how do they approach them? Learn more about venture capital investing here.

What are some examples of popular venture capitalists and crypto startups benefiting from VC?

From Andreeseen Horowitz to Sequoia Capital, some of the largest tech-oriented VC firms are turning their attention toward crypto startups.  Read more

What does the CEO of a startup in Africa earn?

How much do employees of technology companies earn in Africa? The consensus seems to be that these employees are well compensated, but there has been little data to back this up. Until now.

Thanks to a study conducted by Timon Capital, an investment firm active in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in collaboration with Briter Bridges, a data-driven research firm focused on emerging markets, we are beginning to have real data to help our understanding of compensation across the continent. Read more