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Trends in Venture Capital
2017 was a tumultuous year for venture capital. U.S. investments topped $70 billion for the second year on record, but deals were down, as were fundraising and exit activity. What can investors and firms learn from some of the year’s most high-profile funding? What is the state of the VC industry, and how does it relate to public markets? What
How to Get a Job in Venture Capital
Unlike becoming a dentist, lawyer, or astronaut, nabbing a job in venture capital isn’t about nailing a clear-cut requirements checklist. The VC industry is notoriously relationship-driven, which has had at least one unfortunate consequence: Its internal demographics are abysmal. The percentage of women at the top 100 venture firms has lingered in the high single digits over recent years, according
Peter Thiel’s Favorite Books
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Peter Thiel’s reads updated on 6/26/2018 Peter Thiel favorite books  first added on 2/15/2018 – this page will have time stamps with further updates Although, he has never authored one, Peter Thiel has recommended a bunch of books over the years. We were  not able to find many but we strive for accuracy so if we are missing some recommendations
Andreessen Horowitz Launches Crypto Fund; Names First Female Partner
After months of rumors, Andreessen Horowitz finally announced the launch of A16z crypto, a $300M venture fund that the venture capital giant will use to invest in crypto companies and protocols. Chris Dixon, a general partner for A16z who has been at the forefront of Andreessen Horowitz's efforts in the cryptocurrency, said in a statement announcing the launch that the
True Global Ventures Unveil the Future of Angel and VC Funds
Always wondered what the angel and venture funds of the future would be like? Well, True Global Ventures founder Dušan Stojanović might have something for you. Speaking at the NexChange Blockchain O2O Blockchain Summit, the prominent VC detailed a decentralized blockchain AI fund he’s working on that not only improves on the current angel and venture fund model, but could
How AngelVest is Using Blockchain to Create a 'Democratized Investment Platform'
By utilizing blockchain technology - specifically through smart contracts - Shanghai-based AngelVest aims to create a highly scalable platform that will give all accredited individual investors access to deals they likely wouldn't be able to access, while significantly reducing the fund administration costs for these investors. Founder David Chen spoke at NexChange's Block O2O Global Summit in Hong Kong, where
Venture Capital in Emerging Markets
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n this feature, we take a detailed look at venture capital activity in the emerging economies of Latin America, South Asia, MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa, analyzing fundraising, funds in market, deals, exits and investors in those regions. [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital Managers located in emerging economies have closed nearly 600 venture capital
Massive Growth of Crypto Funds Continues in 2018
Despite Falling Prices and Regulatory Hurdles, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Launch Cryptocurrency Investment Funds at Record Pace. Rohnert Park, CA, April 26, 2018 – Prices for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are off about 50% from their December 2017 highs and the SEC has announced its intent to investigate over 100 crypto hedge funds. Yet those hurdles haven’t slowed
Tim Draper Says Bitcoin Will Be 'Bigger Than the Industrial Revolution'
If Bitcoin is still in need of a hype man, it may have just found him. A-List venture capitalist Tim Draper not only remains bullish on Bitcoin despite its recent struggles, he actually believes the cryptocurrency will be "bigger than the Industrial Revolution," as CNBC reports. If this seems rather hyperbolic, Draper has a lot more for you to chew
Report: Andreessen Horowitz is Prepping a New Crypto Fund
Silicon Valley venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz is prepping an exclusive fund to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, Recode reports. Andreessen Horowitz has already beenactive in the blockchain and virtual currency space, investing in "blockchain companies like Coinbase, in crypto-specific funds like Polychain Capital and in initial coin offerings, but, as a fund, it has not yet publicly traded the actual