Category: investment

6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic
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6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic

Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. More posts by this contributor While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty. Some epidemiologists have estimated…

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Kuwaiti investment company commits up to $100 million to Startup Battlefield alum Pure Harvest
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Kuwaiti investment company commits up to $100 million to Startup Battlefield alum Pure Harvest

Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a startup developing technology-enhanced greenhouses for agricultural developments across the Middle East, has received a commitment of up to $100 million from Wafra, Kuwait’s national investment company. The first fruits of that commitment are coming through in the form of a commitment from Wafra to lead Pure Harvest’s $20.6 million Series…

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Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund
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Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund

Esports, video games and the innovations that enable them now occupy a central space in the cultural and commercial fabric of the tech world. For the investment firm Bitkraft Esports Ventures, the surge in interest means a vast opportunity to invest in the businesses that continue to reshape entertainment and develop technologies which have implications…

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YC is doubling down on these investment theses in its most recent batch
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YC is doubling down on these investment theses in its most recent batch

Kate Clark @kateclarktweets / 9 hours Nearly 200 startups have just graduated from the prestigious San Francisco startup accelerator Y Combinator. The flock of companies are now free to proceed company-building with a fresh $150,000 check and three-months full of tips and tricks from industry experts. As usual, we sent several reporters to YC’s latest…

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