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These Were The 10 Largest Public Market Debuts Of 2021

By Sophia Kunthara, This was a record year for companies going public, with startups and legacy brands alike tapping into a public market that was hungry to invest. According to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital, 2021 was the busiest year for IPOs, with 399 offerings collectively raising $142.5 billion. Here at Crunchbase News, we’ve been tracking venture-backed[…]

The Most Active Biotech Venture Investors in 2021

By Janice Bitters Turi, Investment into biotech and health care boomed during the pandemic as thousands of venture capital firms turned their attention to breakthrough artificial intelligence, cancer-detection technology, mental health treatments, digital doctor visits, diagnostics and more. But two of those investment firms have emerged as major leaders, not only in the number of biotech funding[…]

These Were The 10 Most Funded Fintech Startups In 2021, A Year When The Sector Led

By Gene Teare, The most highly funded startups in financial services—a sector that led VC funding this year, with at least $131 billion invested—generally do not hail from the U.S., but from Europe. In fact, of the top 10 most highly funded companies that are still private, five are from Europe, three from the U.S.,[…]