British VR Startup Improbable Is Now a Unicorn

British VR Startup Improbable Is Now a Unicorn

After raising $502 million in financing from investors including Japanese firm Softbank, British tech startup Improbable is now valued at more than $1 billion. There are many fewer tech “unicorns” in Europe than there are in the U.S., so that places Improbable in an...
Jay Z to Launch a Venture Capital Fund

Jay Z to Launch a Venture Capital Fund

Jay Z is now a venture capitalist. The rapper and music mogul will soon be launching a venture capital fund with Roc Nation president Jay Brown. The pair will be teaming up with Sherpa Capital to get the fund up and running. According to Axios, Sherpa will be a...
Where Crowdfunding Goes, Venture Capital Follows

Where Crowdfunding Goes, Venture Capital Follows

Crowdfunding has been the route to a bewildering array of projects that might never have gotten funded otherwise. Not only does it allow for projects that venture capitalists generally avoid, like art projects, but it has brought funding to a number of projects in...
Forbes Releases 2015 Midas List

Forbes Releases 2015 Midas List

The Forbes Midas List is an annual list compiled by Forbes magazine that ranks the top dealmakers in technology and venture capital. The list contains 100 of the biggest names in the technology and business industries, and can be quickly sorted by age and gender....
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