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Top Aerospace and Defence VCs To Watch in 2023

From Startup Stash: Since planes and spacecraft were created in the 20th century, there has constantly been new innovations within the aerospace and defence market. Traditionally, governments were behind the funding of these projects, however aerospace and defence VCs are consistently growing and doing more within the market. In a time where commercial spaceflight is[…]

Subway Sandwich Restaurants Nears $9.6 Billion Sale After “Long, Heated Auction” | ZeroHedge

From: zerohedge Atlanta‐based private equity firm Roark Capital, which owns Inspire Brands (the owner of Arby’s, Baskin Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and Sonic) and many other restaurant brands, is allegedly nearing a deal to purchase the Subway sandwich-shop chain, according to , citing people familiar with the matter. Roark has been engaged in[…]

Crunchbase Explainer: How To Sell Your Stock Options On A Secondary Market

From Crunchbase Startup stock options mean something different in 2023. Many unicorns are staying private for around eight to 10 years while enjoying household name status with public companies like Amazon and Microsoft. Search less. Close more. Some of the highest-valued startups on the The Crunchbase Unicorn Board, including Stripe, Shein and ByteDance, have been around as private companies for longer than a decade. As[…]

Sept 9 22 – The Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Verily Raises $1B; Web3’s Mysten Labs Locks Up Huge Round

From Crunchbase News This is a weekly feature that runs down the week’s top 10 funding rounds in the U.S. Check out last week’s biggest funding rounds here. August was slow, but if the first full week of September is a harbinger, things may be picking up. Several U.S.-based startups saw large rounds this week, with[…]

How fintechs are responding to their falling valuations

From American Banker: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Payment companies have not been immune from the correction that has hit the stock market and privately held companies across almost all industries. The run-up in investments, high valuations and initial public offerings that followed the increase in digital payments in the pandemic’s early stage is now correcting. That decline is being[…]

Venture Investors Put Billions Into Nuclear Fusion And Fission Projects

From Crunchbase: Nuclear power is having a big year for venture funding, and it’s not just fusion startups that are attracting capital. A Crunchbase analysis of investment in nuclear projects shows companies pursuing both fission- and fusion-powered technologies have racked up huge rounds of late. Collectively, they’ve pulled in over $3.4 billion this past year.[…]

Faux ‘Steak’ On Menu For Meati Foods With $150M Raise

From Crunchbase: Alternative-meat startups have brought us burgers, nuggets and sausage. Now, steak is on the menu. Meati Foods, a food tech startup providing plant-based meat, announced Tuesday it raised $150 million in Series C funding led by Revolution Growth with participation from Grosvenor Food & AgTech and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s venture fund Cultivate Next. According to Crunchbase data, this[…]

Elasticity of Private Markets – New York 6/8/2022 — Startups are going public much later, in fact there are more than 1,000 companies with a valuation of $1 Billion or more, according to research firm CB Insights[i].  Public markets have seen arguably one of the worst sell off’s in market history, depending on how you look at it. […]

Microsoft dives into Web3 with investment in Ethereum co-founder’s start-up ConsenSys 7Bn val

From CNBC: Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Blockchain start-up ConsenSys has raised $450 million in a new round of funding that more than doubles its valuation to $7 billion. The cash injection was led by ParaFi Capital, ConsenSys said Tuesday, with Microsoft, Japan’s SoftBank and Singapore’s Temasek also joining as new investors in[…]

Fintech start-up Varo Bank triples valuation to $2.5 billion after gaining bank charter

From CNBC Sept 2021: Varo Bank has more than tripled its valuation after gaining a national banking charter last year, CNBC has learned. The company is set to announce Thursday that it raised $510 million in a Series E round led by hedge fund Lone Pine Capital and including dozens of new and existing investors. The[…]