Tag: venture capital
Legacy Entertainment Ventures wants to turn stars into VCs
We’ve become used to musicians investing in startups, and not just as individual angel investors either. Snoop Dogg, Nas and Linkin Park are among the artists who’ve set up proper venture capitalist vehicles. Now US VC...
April 5, 2019
VC firms predict that startup valuations may fall this year
One of the aspects of the music industry’s return to growth is the willingness of music companies (and, indeed, individual artists) to invest in music/tech startups. With that in mind, a feature in the New York Times interviewing...
January 10, 2019
Three quarters of American VC firms have no women partners
One of the ways Silicon Valley is under scrutiny for its diversity is the number of women in senior management roles at venture-capital firms. A report from nonprofit group All Raise reveals that American VC firms added 30...
January 3, 2019
Last-minute ticketing firm Gametime raises $20m
We’re in the middle of a flurry of funding rounds for ticketing businesses, with UK firms Dice and Songkick both having recently taken new investment. Now they’ve been joined by US firm Gametime, which has announced a...
September 26, 2016
Latest stats on just how white and male the VC industry is
Tech news site The Information has published a study of the demographic makeup of senior venture capitalists, and it certainly won’t dispel claims that the tech investment industry is overwhelmingly white and male. “Ninety...
October 7, 2015
Linkin Park have their own venture capital firm now
Linkin Park are the latest band to talk publicly about their move into tech investment, via their own venture capital firm Machine Shop Ventures. It launched at the start of this year according to Mashable, and has already...
June 15, 2015
VC Fred Wilson looked backwards and forwards
Venture capital partner Fred Wilson published a couple of blog posts this week that are well worth reading, focusing on the key tech trends he identified in 2014, as well as his predictions for 2015. Highlights of the former:...
January 6, 2015
Authors take aim at Amazon in new letter over Hachette dispute
The Authors United collective of writers has published another open letter about Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette, addressed to Amazon’s board of directors. It claims Amazon’s sanctions against...
September 18, 2014
Music Ally Report: The VC Issue
The latest Music Ally Report is a special themed issue looking at the worlds of music and venture capitalists. Interdependency and tension have characterised their relationships to date but it appears each side is slowly...
August 30, 2012
Why VCs like YouTube channels
The WSJ has published a blog that gives a fascinating insight into why VC firms are investing in YouTube Channels like Balcony.fm.
August 13, 2012
Pinterest raises $100m at $1.5bn valuation
Social site Pinterest has raised a whopping $100m funding round that values the company at around $1.5bn. Existing VC investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and FirstMark Capital all chipped in, but the...
May 18, 2012