April 9, 2021

European funding doubled in Q1

Investment in Europe startups tracked at $21.4 billion in the first quarter, per Crunchase data. That’s more than twice the funding amounts year over year, and close to double the last quarter of 2020. New unicorn counts swelled as well, with an unparalleled 16 companies crossing the $1 billion valuation threshold.

The Zebra becomes unicorn with $150M Series D

Insurance comparison site The Zebra raised $150 million in a Series D funding round that pushes its valuation to over $1 billion. The financing brings total funding to date for the 9-year-old, Austin-based company to around $251 million.

What the Coinbase debut means for crypto

Coinbase’s public debut next week will be a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. We chat with Roger Lee, general partner at Battery Ventures and company investor since 2017, about what’s next for the space.

DoControl secures $10M to monitor SaaS data

New York-based DoControl, a provider of tools for companies to monitor and secure their data in large SaaS applications, raised $10 million in a Series A round led by RTP Ventures. The startup plans to use the funds to grow from 14 employees to 22 by the end of the year.

Raise capital or exit?

There comes a time for most entrepreneurs when they ask themselves one of the age-old questions: “Raise capital or exit?” We look at considerations that should be taken into account when weighing this major decision.

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