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Plant-based milk substitute market gets frothy with $225 million for Califia Farms

Plant-based milk substitute market gets frothy with 5 million for Califia Farms The market for companies developing dairy substitutes is really getting frothy. In December, the startup Perfect Day Foods announced it had raised $110 million in financing for its dairy replacement and now Califia Farms, the producer of a range of […]

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2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital 2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande […]

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Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M for Southern Africa expansion

Payment startup Chipper Cash raises M for Southern Africa expansion African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $6 million seed-round led by Deciens Capital. The San Francisco-based company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Chipper Cash will use the […]

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Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC

Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets 0M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian focused payment ventures. That is equivalent to roughly one-third of all the startup VC raised […]

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Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Airbnb’s issues. Before that, I noted […]

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Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF

Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF Raising venture capital isn’t easy; for some, it’s impossible. Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative and in just a few short years, it’s become a household name in Silicon Valley circles. The company disrupts the startup funding process by providing companies […]

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China is funding the future of American biotech

China is funding the future of American biotech Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shanghai are now increasingly leading the largest deals for US life science […]

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group closes first fund at $360M

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group closes first fund at 0M  B Capital Group, the VC fund founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has closed out its first fund at $360 million. Read More Source: techCrunch

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Crunch Report | Sequoia Capital’s Next Fund Could Be $5 Billion

Crunch Report | Sequoia Capital’s Next Fund Could Be Billion Daimler acquires a majority stake in an Uber competitor in France, Sequoia Capital’s next fund could be a $5 billion one and an iced tea company changes its name to Long Blockchain and its value skyrockets. All this on Crunch Report. Read […]

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New venture capitalists find strength in numbers

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers  Ian Rountree, the twenty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of  small funds looking to go toe-to-toe with some of the valley’s most entrenched seed funds […]

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