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May 27, 2016

with $19million valuation ,snapchat ranks 3rd among top 5 unicorns



5  The second coming of snapchat: sequoia,meritech, spark  invests $1.8billion as valuation jumps to $18billion 

"with $19 million,snapchat  among top 3 unicorn after  Xiaomi and Uber"

At $19 billion, Snapchat would rank third among all venture-backed companies in terms of value, behind Xiaomi and Uber


 Snapchat has recently secured $1.8bn in funding, increasing its valuation to $18bn. The startup received this round of funding from Sequoria Capital, Spark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners and Dragoneer Investment Group. This valuation is higher than the previous valuation of Snapchat given by its investors in March 2015, which was about $16bn.

 Previously, Snapchat had received $175m funding from Fidelity Investments for an overall valuation of $16bn. Shares of Snapchat were bought by the investors for about $30.72 per share. Experts say that the venture capital firms Sequoria and Spark are reluctant to invest in tech companies.
Reportedly, even Chinese company Alibaba also wanted to invest about $200m in Snapchat, after its $16bn valuation last year.
These companies are said to be investing in Snapchat as many investors believe the app firm has the potential to overtake other social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter.







snapchat's $19 billion valuation means that in terms of pure valuation among the unicorn companies , Snapchat would rank third among all venture-backed companies in terms of value, behind Xiaomi and Uber. If you took its reported valuation as a (very) rough proxy for what it would fetch on the public market, Snapchat would sit among some very big, and very profitable, companies listed on US stock exchanges:

April 1, 2016

VC exits from technology start ups


2015 TECH EXITS BY VC's There were over 3,400 exits in 2015, a 14% increase from 2014. But exits by quarter are trending downward with just 717 exits in Q4’15 – the lowest quarterly total since Q1’14.

VC exits from top 10 biggest Technology start ups

"VC exits from top 10 biggest Technology start ups"





vc activity including start ups exits numbered 3400 last year"


Global tech exits including M&A, IPO trends, and much mores 












February 24, 2016

these are vc firms with highest exposure across the fintech sector


The list of VC investors which the highest exposure across Fintech sector

  1. Google Ventures 
  2. Intel Capital 
  3. Citi Ventures 
  4. Mastercard wordwide 
  5. Funders Club 
  6.  American Express Ventures
  7.  Ebay 
  8. Cyberrentagent ventures 
  9. Renren
  10. Credit Saison
  11. Bitcon Shop 
  12. SK Telecom Ventures

    These listings does not include conventional financial  investors like Banks, Insurance firms and other financial services companies.The list shows VC firms that have been traditionally active across the Tech and IT services, which have recently started to invest across Fintech recently
    Google Ventures, is no 1 most active across the Fintech industry with investment across 25 start ups, followed by Intel Capital  with morethan 10 investments into the space



    Fintech Companies have started to grow big time after the 2008  financial market crash as as policymakers  started to concentrated on making finance safer.However apart from the regulatory spotlight, Fintech companies have  started to revolutionized the financial services with innovative products and services across such areas as mobile payments, online transactions , peer to  peer lending payments, big data, using technology to change financial alternatives.

    Goldman sachs estimate the worldwide fintech pie to be worth $4.7 trillion, with North America projected to reach $19.9 billion in 2017.
    According to  to  statista  around 29% investments across Fintech were in the banking &corporate finance space. Read about fintech start ups in Israel  more below after the click





  Apart from US, Israel is the next biggest and hottest market in the fintech ecosystem which has seen many start ups going on to become the leaders across fintech vertical Israel vased Actimize is the leader across the area of fraud prevention, FundTech in the area of transaction banking solutions, Retalix in the area of point-of-sale, Trusteer in the area of cybercrime prevention, Sapiens in the area of insuranc First, the fintech disrupters will cut costs and improve the quality of financial services. They are unburdened by regulators, legacy IT systems, branch networks—or the need to protect existing

February 6, 2016

February 1, 2016

10 biggest investors if you are a start up on" virtual reality and internet of things "

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The top 10 most active venture capital  investors who are most active across virtual reality and Internet of things


"The top 10 most active venture capital  investors who are most active across virtual reality and Internet of things"
If you are  a start up across internet of things or virtual reality, here is a ready  guide on the top 10 most active investors who are active across this space

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

state of venture capital investment across Scandinavian and nordic nations




"state of nordic nation venture capital investment"

The Nordic or Scandinavian nations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark  accounted for 2.1% of total global Venture Capital  invested in 2015  and  made up for 2.2% of the total  global VC deals
Among the largest deals recently in this region were start ups " SPOTIFY, TRUSTPILOT AND IZETTLE
In 2015 Nordic nations received 1.48billion euros of  venture capital investment , a growth of 40% over 2014.  Out of this  267 start up deals were funded  finally by the VC



lists of 10 start ups in france that saw the biggest vc investment

If you are looking at incubating a start up and not sure where to base you start up at Europe, look twice at France. France is the second largest VC market in Europe after the UK. If you take Scandinavia to be a single market then France comes in at 3rd place .

In France the government plays a very active role, at the national level, and it includes start up as a priority with  a cohesive policy (40 measures). These include a fiscal  tax freeze for all  start ups

France gov recently created  crowdfunding law allowing startups to raise up to €1 million and govt incentives to lauch start ups with grant of €30,000 to launch a new venture;



" 10 start ups in france that saw the biggest venture capital investment "

LIST OF 10 FRENCH START UPS  WHICH HAS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST VC FUNDING 



In 2015 France received VC and PE worth more than 2.4 billion Euro through 371 VC deals.The country  accounted for 2.1% of total global VC investment  and   represented 3% global VC deals

France also scores well in terms of " doing business".In 2014, only 4.5 days were required to found a company in rance, versus 6 in the UK and 14.5 in Germany (Doing Business, World Bank)

Among some of the French Govt incentives has been creation of
1) a €200 million French Tech Acceleration fund for Startup accelerator program;
 2)€500 million “Large Venture” fund for venture capital
3)€600 million of Regional Innovation Subsidies and another €600 million for the European Innovation Grants