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November 24, 2016

the growth of the cannabis start up companies by sector

" growth of the cannabis and pot industry start ups by sector"

 
On the day Donald Trump won the election, leaving behind a startled Hillary Clinton and dividing America .That election day increased the number of Americans who can get legally high to one in five, the business of weed is booming. There are now 727 companies companies dealing in cannabis, and combined, they’ve gotten $1.2 billion in total investment, reports analytics and data visualization firm Quid. As marijuana leaves the black market behind, the business of working with the stuff is starting to look a lot like other industrial sectors: The Marijuana and Cannabis start up economy is on steroids and as of  nov,2016 United States has a total of 727 companies across all locations received $1.2 B in total investment.




July 2, 2016

new infusion of capital to venture funds falls off the cliff

While  Start up funding shows signs of decline, Investment infusion across several VC firms showed signs of  revival.
. According to Venture Pulse, the first quarter of 2016 saw US$25.5 billion invested across 1,829 deals, marking the second-straight quarter in which investors dialed back VC funding and activity.


" list of VC firms with new infusion of capital"

VC  Capital Infusion since the last one year

VC  which received fresh fund infusion  by regions

The scramble to find the next Unicorn saw investors open their checkbooks for mega-rounds throughout most of 2015. However, these $100M+ equity financings remain depressed after falling off a cliff in Q4’15, with all major markets trending flat at best. Q1’16 saw $8.7B invested across 37 such deals, compared to $11.5B over 40 deals last quarter.


June 16, 2016

saas based performance monitoring platform logicmonitor raises $130million

Software company LogicMonitor has raised $130 million, marking its largest funding round for setting up the California company for an Asia expansion. LogicMonitor, a software-as-a-service, or SaaS, company that helps businesses monitor their data centers and flag possible problems, raised $130 million from Providence Strategic Growth, an investment arm of Providence Equity Partners, the company said in an interview. Prior to this funding, LogicMonitor, founded in 2007, had raised $21 million, a relatively small sum compared to some other high-growth software companies.
" logicmonitor gets $130 milion funding"


With 160 employees and more than 1,000 paying customers, including JetBlue, Citrix, National Geographic and Trulia, The company revenues has doubledeach year for the past five years. declined to provide specific numbers.


February 22, 2016

google's most expensive acquisition in united kingdom




"list of acquisition of UK start Uk start ups by google ventures"

LIST OF STARTUPS BOUGHT BY GOOGLE IN UNITED KINGDOM;

 Out of 8 start ups acquired by Google, the biggest  acquisition in UK or for that matter in Europe was  of  DEEP MIND technologies.
DeepMind technologies, a London-based artificial intelligence firm which specialises in machine learning, advanced algorithms and systems neuroscience was aquired by Google Ventures, the VC group of Google..  Google paid  a hefty amount of  £400m ($650m) for  acquisition of DeepMind



Deep minds  has created a neural network that  might be able  to access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine, resulting in a computer that appears to possibly mimic the short-term memory of the human brain.Deep Mind Technologies plans to develops technologies for e-commerce and games, and plans to  develop computers that think like humans.

Deepmind recent made headlines when it announced  that its alphaGo program had successfully beaten  a human professional 

The two-year-old artificial intelligence startup was founded by former child chess prodigy and neuroscientist Demis Hassabis alongside Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.

February 12, 2016

10 web sites to test market your start ups and business ideas online

If you have been thinking of a start up business model, which  is still under an ideation stage , and your not very sure of  the market accepting your idea, you would have probably shared your plan with your close business associates,colleagues and mentors and your not quite ready to approach VC's

B pitching your ideas and  test marketing  it online  at the right site is the evidence that your idea works if you see who is using it.By test marketing  your idea across  section of online users  would have  give you "a good evidence that you presented an idea online before you present it to the “ right people” Continue reading below



However " many users have asked me this  " how do you ensure these ideas not be stolen"
Whereas this might be a relevant question . Lets consider this

If all the ideas in this world was “aggregated shared and stolen.,we would not have had 90% of start ups that collapse in a year. If all stolen ideas were successful, we have had at least 100 companies like Apple who would roll out thousand of iPhone's, Around 50 search engines as good as  Google competing for the same market  and 95% of them would have been wiped out in a year 

The truth is that ideas may be dime a dozen, but what matters is execution and getting the right team. So dont be worried about “ someone stealing your ideas” 

Here are the list of 10 websites which will help you to test marketing your start up online 
  •  KICKSTARTER : help you  raise pitch venues, but are not intended to raise equity money from investors)
  • ANGELIST : (which are primarily effective for finishing an already in-progress financing round from friends of your existing investors)
  • GUST(which provides tools to manage your financing round and interface with potential investors, and is the official directory of most of the world's organized business angel investment groups.)
  • SEEDRS: One of the most promising London-based startup to watch  which have start up founders and VC's guiding you
  • BRAINEET:  A kind of social network and forum combined, Post your ideas which gets up votes or down votes along with feedback.
  • MARKETINGEXTREMIST.  A a good site to submit a startup  ( which can also be an app to a product). Users can comment  either through a private message or the public form
Some of the other in the list  which are   hybrid or forums resembling  online marketplaces  for testing  and providing  feedback on your start up ideas include

  • IDEAJOY
  • IDEAPOD
  • KAGGLE
  • INNOCENTIVE
  • EDISON NATION
  • QUIRKY
  • MUCKRACK
  • INDIGOGO
  • STARTUPPITCH
  • PULICITYX



February 9, 2016

looking for websites to list your startups : dont miss these 25 sites




  1. GetApp – Basic listing is free. But you can upgrade for a paid listing for more leads.
  2. App Storm: lets you list by address and vertical
  3. AlternativeTo – Get yourself listed as an alternative to your competitor
  4. Listly – Find a relevant list and submit your startup.
  5. AppVita – mail to submissions@appvita.com to be included.
  6. TechCrunch – Massive exposure if you get published
  7. CrunchBase: one of the best..a must have
  8. Mashable – Another site to get massive exposure
  9. Capterra – Great marketplace where you can find customers
  10. AngelList – Exposure, Fundraising and Recruitment
  11. The Startup Pitch – High quality startups get published.
  12. Entrepreneurs Community – A Google+ community with 40,000+ members
  13. The Startup Project – Easy submission plus good interviews.
  14. Crozdesk – Directory for web apps and start-up tools.
  15. On The App – Web applications only.
  16. Killer Startups – Free submission has around 5% chance of getting published.
  17. App Coral – App and tools discovery tool
  18. Startup Videos – Another site to upload your start-up videos
  19. Web Dev 2.0 – Web based apps only.
  20. Feed My App – Web and mobile apps only.
  21. Next Big What: list your start up for free
  22. Addictive Tips: admin review
  23. Startup Bird: Post by category
  24. Startup Tabs – good concept if you’re into start-ups..
  25. Hacker News –great exposure if your post is allowed once submitted 

February 2, 2016

venture investment firms in london investing in clean technology



London Based Venture Capital Firms |Funding Clean Technology



February 1, 2016

15 cities that tops investment by vc firms on companies led by woman founders






The chart shows the list of US cities by Percent for Female Founded Companies  with backing from VC firms .New York City,has produced the largest number of companies with a female founder: 374, or 21% of all startups. It turns out that the Big Apple beats out San Francisco (338 startups and 16%) on both fronts. Another suprise  is  worth noting that Brooklyn, considered on its own, is the national frontrunner with 28% of startups, 33 in total, reporting at least one woman founder.metros

Among other cities  the percentage of women CEO's seem to be lagging as  the overall national average of 15.4% for the years 2009 – 2014, These include  the well-known Silicon Valley cities of Palo Alto and San Jose.( techcrunch)

how start up funding fuels economic growth




" economic growth and healthy start up culture "
The Relation between a country "start up infrastructure" which consists of a healthy angel fund investors, private equity and Venture capital  along with Government support  actually leads to a multiplier effect in a country's economy. This infographic from seed invest shows how this is created  ,

european start ups seeking angel funding by business verticals




"Business products  followed by  IT services is the no 2 and 3  industry  vertical ,seeking  funding"

When it comes to seeking VC funding by european start ups, its the consumer internet that represents the highest share of  start ups that is seeking to fund its growth
Business products  followed by  IT services is the no 2 and 3  industry  vertical ,seeking  funding, followed by clean technology,media and entertainment  and consumer products which rank 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. European  start ups specializing in internet& dot com along with IT services  account for 32% among the different industry vertical seeking funds  


January 29, 2016

investment across the financial technology by deal size and valuations






January 25, 2016

united kingdom accounts for 7% global vc deals, 70% growth across technology investments

"united kingdom accounts for 7% global vc deals"
VC INVESTMENT IN  UK  last year reached 3.6 billion euro  with  UK and Ireland accounting for 7% of global VC deals  in 2015. The UK tech sector received 70 per cent more funding from VCs last year, compared with 2014, with start-ups gaining just $2.1bn in 2014,according to research
based on the data from  CB Insights and London & Partners,

 However this number pales into insignificance when compared to VC investment and start up growth in US and silicon valley  miles According to the US National Venture Capital Association, $35.7bn was invested in tech companies by US venture funds in 2014 alone.



"fintech investment growth across UK venture funding"

However UK has traditionally seen increasing VC funding across  financial  technology  start ups. In 2015 Britain's financial technology( fintech)  investments has  seen significant upside  with several
funding rounds in the vertical  which included  Ebury, a group that helps small businesses trade internationally, which raised $83m; Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lender, which raised $150m; and WorldRemit, a money transfer group, which raised $100 million

UK's  strength has been its proximity with the financial centre of London, where it scores over " the silicon valley's software power centre

french venture funds that funds up to $5million across early stage local start ups

Here is the complete list of French VC start ups that " provide  funding to ocal french start ups to the tune of $5 million  . This list had been published by Andy Romans at Rubicon.  This list is not final list, there might be some other VC which we missed out. In case you wish your " VC " firm to get listed, you can tweet me at twitter.com/aerosmith071 or send me a mail at sumit_roy74@hotmail.com



1CDC EntreprisesParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1,92321
2CM-CIC Capital PriveParis, FranceInvestment BankUS$ 37313
3Amundi SAParis, FranceUS$ 826,68412
4Credit Agricole Private EquityParis, FranceUS$ 4,45612
5Seventure Partners SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 60111
6Idinvest PartnersParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3,36610
7XAnge Private EquityParis, FranceUS$ 3539
8Auriga Partners SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3978
9Sofinnova PartnersParis, FranceUS$ 1,3288
10A Plus FinanceParis, FranceUS$ 667
11Emertec GestionGrenoble, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1447
12Serena Capital SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1207
13Ventech SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4397
14Alto InvestLe Chesnay, France6
15Alven CapitalParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1806
16Naxicap Partners SAParis, FranceUS$ 9746
17OseoMaisons-Alfort, FranceGovernmentUS$ 3616
18Edmond de Rothschild Investment PartnersParis, FranceUS$ 5805
19Fonds Strategique d’InvestissementParis, France5
20I-Source Gestion SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 2255
21Innovacom SAParis, FranceCorporate Venture CapitalUS$ 5415
22Truffle Capital SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4625
23123 VentureParis, FranceUS$ 1804
24ACE ManagementParis, FranceUS$ 1664
25Developpement et PartenariatParis, FranceUS$ 1804
26Gimv NVAntwerp, BelgiumUS$ 2,1164
27iXO Private Equity SASToulouse, FranceUS$ 3614
28Oddo Asset ManagementParis, FranceUS$ 2044
29Sofimac Partners SAClermont-Ferrand, FranceUS$ 2404
30SudinnovaLyon, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 544
31Turenne Capital Partenaires SAParis, FranceUS$ 3614
32BNP Paribas DeveloppementParis, FranceUS$ 2953
33BNP Paribas Private Equity SASParis, FranceUS$ 9713
34Cap Decisif ManagementParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 583
35CDC InnovationParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4993
36CEA InvestissementGrenoble, FranceGovernmentUS$ 183
37CIC Banque de VizilleLyon, France3
38Entrepreneur VentureParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 423
39Jaina Capital SASParis, FranceAngel InvestorUS$ 1203
40Masseran Gestion SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 563
41Matignon Investissement & GestionParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3013
42Midi Capital SASToulouse, FranceUS$ 323
43NextStage AurelParis, FranceUS$ 1763
44OTC Asset Management SAParis, FranceUS$ 3013
45Societe Hospitaliere d’Assurances MutuelLyon, FranceVenture Capital3
46360 Capital PartnersMilan, ItalyVenture CapitalUS$ 1202
47Apax Partners LLPLondon, United KingdomUS$ 20,0002
48Backbone SASParis, France2
49Bioam GestionParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 672
50Esfin GestionCourbevoie, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 722

50 VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING FIRMS THAT FUNDS EARLY STAGE FRENCH START UPS UPTO 5BILLION USD