SMEs and Ventures

Female-founded startup funding hit record in 2018

Female-founded startup funding hit record in 2018

Nearly $40 billion in global venture investment went to companies with at least one female founder in 2018, the highest number on record, according to an analysis of Crunchbase data. The total represents 17 percent of all invested dollars for the year.

PagerDuty files quietly for IPO

Another unicorn is heading for the public markets. PagerDuty, a provider of tools for software developers, has reportedly filed confidentially for an initial public offering. Founded in 2009, the San Francisco-based company previously raised over $170 million in venture funding.

Big rounds and fund closings kick off New Year

More signs emerge that a venture slowdown is not happening, at least not yet. Two weeks into the New Year, the global startup funding scene is showing continued momentum in two areas: supergiant rounds and freshly raised venture funds.

Outdoorsy secures $50M for RV sharing

Even the RV space is hot. At least that’s the case for three-year-old Outdoorsy, a peer-to-peer marketplace for RV rentals, which just raised $50 million in a Series C round led by Greenspring Associates, bringing total funding to $75 million.

Think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

You may have the right entrepreneurial readiness, but are you prepared to ask some tough questions about what you need to really succeed? If your answer is yes, here are three questions to get started.

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