Category: Capital

Capital, Finance Tech

Housing credit start-up Homeville raises $7 mn from 9Unicorns, Varanium NexGen Fund

September 30, 2021

Via: Business Today

Homeville, a fintech start-up that facilitates housing credit, including down payment assistance, has raised $7 million from a clutch of investors including 9Unicorns, Varanium NexGen Fund, JITO Angel Network, CREDAI Members Network, Blacksoil and Earlsfield Capital. The venture, which provides […]

Capital, Finance Tech

CVC snaps up Medivet in £1bn deal amid industry boom

September 16, 2021

Via: Sky News

Sky News has learnt that Medivet is being sold by Inflexion Private Equity to CVC in a deal worth more than £1bn. Medivet, which operates around 300 branches and more than 20 round-the-clock clinics across the UK, has been part-owned […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Google to invest $1.2B in Germany cloud computing program

August 31, 2021

Via: ABC News

Google said Tuesday that it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by 2030 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure in Germany and to increase the use of renewable energy. The internet giant said it plans to add new cloud […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Blackstone Posts Record $684 Billion in Assets Under Management

July 22, 2021

Via: TheStreet

Shares of private-equity fund Blackstone Group Inc. (BX) – Get Report shares were rising Thursday after the company reported second-quarter earnings that topped estimates and the firm saw record appreciation in the value of its investments. The New York-based company […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Companies are playing down price hikes. Smart investors need to embrace them.

June 22, 2021


If you are waiting to hear about more price increases from your favorite companies, don’t hold your breath. Instead, their CEOs are spewing jargon like: “We are engaging in holistic margin management” and “net price realization.” I kid you not. […]

Capital, Finance Tech

US investors reported over $50 million in losses from crypto scams to the Federal Trade Commission in the first quarter

June 7, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

US consumers reported $52.6 million in losses from crypto scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the first quarter of this year. The figures represent a roughly 80% increase from the fourth quarter of 2020 when consumers reported $29.3 […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Payments firms draw another $275 million in venture capital

May 19, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

On-demand payment fintech, DailyPay raised $175 million from investors this week while the banking payments fintech Amount landed nearly $100 million, they said in press releases. The investments underscore how the industry has become a magnet for money. New York-based […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Former Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Square Security Leader Window Snyder Secures $2.5 Million Seed Investment to Launch Security Company Thistle Technologies

April 22, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Thistle Technologies, a new security company addressing the connected device market, today announced $2.5 million in seed funding from True Ventures. Thistle was founded by Window Snyder, who formerly served as chief security officer at Square, Mozilla, and Fastly, in […]

Capital, Finance Tech, Liquidity

SPACs break 2020 record in just 3 months, but the red-hot industry faces challenges ahead

March 19, 2021


It took the SPAC market just three months to outdo its record-breaking 2020, but sustaining that level of jaw-dropping growth will be no easy task. The funds raised via U.S. special purpose acquisition companies have totaled $87.9 billion so far […]

Capital, Finance Tech

Bill Ackman, an early Coupang investor, donates his more than $1 billion stake to charity

March 15, 2021


Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said Monday he donated his entire stake in Coupang — worth more than $1 billion — to charity following the South Korean e-commerce company’s IPO last week. Ackman, who runs the Pershing Square Capital Management hedge […]