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ZOE Announces $53M Total Raise from Investors Including Fund Backed by Top Scientists, and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion, Eli Manning

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:45pm

Funds to Meet Accelerating Demand for First-of-its-Kind At-Home Test Kit and Program That Brings Cutting-Edge Research to Your Dinner Plate

Key Points: 
  • ZOE decodes each customer\'s unique biological responses to food, and guides them on how to eat to maximize long-term health.
  • This round of financing is led by Ahren Innovation Capital ("Ahren"), whose Science Partners include two Nobel laureates.
  • "\nAdditional participants in this financing include two-time Super Bowl Champion and MVP, Eli Manning, two-time Super Bowl Champion and award-winning sportscaster, Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora, Accomplice (the fund behind AngelList, DraftKings, PillPack, and WHOOP), THVC and Daphni.\nUmenyiora said, "I\'m really excited to invest in ZOE.
  • "\nThe funds from the investment will be used to speed up the rollout of the ZOE program.

Fifth Era and Blockchain Coinvestors Announces Oversubscribed Fund II Close at $27 Million, Bringing Overall AUM to $75 Million

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

"It is quite something to think that most of the value creation in this sector is still ahead of us given the outsized returns investors have already been capturing," added Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alison Davis.\nBlockchain Coinvestors has also created a partnership with Linqto and a Blockchain Coinvestors syndicate on AngelList to democratize access to investment opportunities.\nLaunched in 2014, Blockchain Coinvestors\' goal has been to provide broad coverage of the emerging unicorns and fastest growth blockchain companies and capture superior returns from investing in the leading blockchain venture partnerships.

Key Points: 
  • "It is quite something to think that most of the value creation in this sector is still ahead of us given the outsized returns investors have already been capturing," added Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alison Davis.\nBlockchain Coinvestors has also created a partnership with Linqto and a Blockchain Coinvestors syndicate on AngelList to democratize access to investment opportunities.\nLaunched in 2014, Blockchain Coinvestors\' goal has been to provide broad coverage of the emerging unicorns and fastest growth blockchain companies and capture superior returns from investing in the leading blockchain venture partnerships.
  • The strategy is now entering its 8th year and has to date invested in 25 pure play blockchain venture funds in the Americas, Asia and Europe; and in a combined portfolio of more than 300+ blockchain and crypto projects including 20+ blockchain unicorns.
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, the investment management firm was co-founded by Matthew Le Merle and Alison Davis.
  • Visit us at www.blockchaincoinvestors.com\n'

REFASHIOND Ventures Announces New Rolling Fund on AngelList

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

@REFASHIOND Ventures announces launch of a $10 million early stage Rolling Fund on @AngelList.

Key Points: 
  • @REFASHIOND Ventures announces launch of a $10 million early stage Rolling Fund on @AngelList.
  • "Through the Rolling Fund structure, AngelList has made it easier for emerging managers like REFASHIOND to launch, and for individuals who typically would not have access to venture funds," said Mr. Aoaeh.
  • REFASHIOND Ventures is an NYC-based, early-stage supply chain technology venture firm that is being built to invest in startups refashioning global supply chains.
  • Information about REFASHIOND Ventures' inaugural fund is available here: https://www.refashiond.com/seed and the firm's manifesto is available here: REFASHIOND Ventures - Our Manifesto .

A100x Launches a Venture Fund to Advance Blockchain and Emerging Technologies for Impact

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:30pm

NEW YORK, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A100x announced today the launch of a rolling venture fund committed to investing in companies that apply blockchain, AI and other emerging technologies to promote environmental, social and economic impact.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A100x announced today the launch of a rolling venture fund committed to investing in companies that apply blockchain, AI and other emerging technologies to promote environmental, social and economic impact.
  • In 2020, AngelList launched a rolling venture fund product to automate and expedite the fund creation process and, thereby, facilitate investment to early stage companies.
  • The fund structure enables fund managers to raise new capital commitments regularly and invest as they go, ergo the "rolling" aspect.
  • With A100x, fund investors will benefit from the optionality to increase or discontinue further investment at the end of their subscription period.

Dragonfly Capital Co-founder Alex Pack Joins Huobi's Corporate Investment Arm

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:33pm

LONDON, Oct.29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Huobi Group today announced that Alex Pack, a former managing partner of crypto investment firm Dragonfly Capital, has joined as a corporate investment advisor.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Oct.29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Huobi Group today announced that Alex Pack, a former managing partner of crypto investment firm Dragonfly Capital, has joined as a corporate investment advisor.
  • In his new role, Pack will work closely with Huobi's corporate investment team led by Chief Investment Officer Sharlyn Wu, a veteran banking executive who was recently appointed to oversee the company's venture investments.
  • Pack will play an active role across all aspects of Huobi's investment operations, from deal sourcing and due diligence to deal execution and portfolio support.
  • In 2018, he co-founded Dragonfly Capital with Feng Bo, a $100M crypto-focused venture fund, and previously invested with Bain Capital Ventures and AngelList.

Entrepreneur Eric Porat's Filecoin Investment Hits Record-breaking ICO Funding

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:13pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Eric Porat, a New York-based online entrepreneur and the founder of One Acquire Media invests in Filecoin's ICO funding which has raised over $250 million to date.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Eric Porat, a New York-based online entrepreneur and the founder of One Acquire Media invests in Filecoin's ICO funding which has raised over $250 million to date.
  • Filecoin's ICO, which began in 2017, quickly garnered millions in investment via CoinList, a joint project between Filecoin developer Protocol Labs and startup investment platform AngelList.
  • The Blockchain data storage network Filecoin officially completed its initial coin offering, raising more than $257 million over a month of activity.
  • Eric Porat is an online entrepreneur and founder of GeoIQ, Vayg Holdings, One Acquire Media , and ibeatyou .

AltoIRA Enables Individuals to Invest in Startups Using IRAs

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:46pm

The partnership enables Republic's members to invest in privately-held startups using their IRAs, helping to unlock the $30 trillion in investable assets that are currently out-of-reach in public market retirement accounts.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership enables Republic's members to invest in privately-held startups using their IRAs, helping to unlock the $30 trillion in investable assets that are currently out-of-reach in public market retirement accounts.
  • AltoIRA allows individuals to easily set up an IRA to invest in alternative assets private equity, real estate investments, venture capital, private funds, cryptocurrency, securitized art, and more.
  • AltoIRA then simplifies the investing process through its seamless partnerships with more than 20 established investment platforms, including Republic, AngelList, Masterworks, and EquityZen, among others.
  • "Through our partnership with Republic, investors can now use their IRAs to invest in mission-driven startups like AltoIRA.

AltoIRA Names Tara Fung Chief Commercial Officer

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AltoIRA, a technology platform that simplifies and streamlines the process for investors to add alternative assets to their IRAs, announced today that Tara Fung has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AltoIRA, a technology platform that simplifies and streamlines the process for investors to add alternative assets to their IRAs, announced today that Tara Fung has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer.
  • These latest partners join a growing list of leading funding platforms available through AltoIRA including AngelList, Wefunder, Masterworks, and EquityZen.
  • In this newly created position, Fung will drive AltoIRA's overall growth strategy, accelerate investor adoption, and expand private market issuers on the platform.
  • Fung joins AltoIRA from CommonBond.co, where she held a similar role after serving in different positions, including general management and enterprise sales.

2020 Outlook into the Shared Economy - Featuring Company Profiles of Market-Leading Players Within the Shared Marketplace - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:37pm

A brief outline of sharing ecosystem that includes providers, users, influencers, and platforms and impact thereof across major industry verticals

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  • A brief outline of sharing ecosystem that includes providers, users, influencers, and platforms and impact thereof across major industry verticals
    Data corresponding to the number of sharers, the estimated value of assets share, sharing platform revenues, etc.
  • ; and long-term market outlook (beyond 2024)
    Projection of future trends in the total demand for different types of assets or services (e.g., vacation accommodations), and sharing's current/projected future penetration of each of those markets
    Company profiles of market-leading players within the shared marketplace, including BlaBlaCar, Getaround, Lyft, Ola, Uber, AngelList LLC, Crowdfunder Inc., Friendsurance, Guevara and Prosper Marketplace

Pipe Raises $6M to Launch New SaaS Financing Platform

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

"Until now, the main financing option for SaaS companies has been dilutive equity rounds," said David Sacks, Co-Founder & General Partner at Craft Ventures.

Key Points: 
  • "Until now, the main financing option for SaaS companies has been dilutive equity rounds," said David Sacks, Co-Founder & General Partner at Craft Ventures.
  • It allows SaaS companies to grow without dilution by financing their SaaS receivables."
  • By advancing capital against their recurring revenues, Pipe removes a critical growth obstacle for many SaaS companies.
  • AngelList CEO & Pipe investor, Naval Ravikant urges SaaS companies, "Pitch customers, not investors, and let Pipe convert subscriptions into instant, dilution-free financing."