Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of August 16, 2021. Talkdesk Raised $230M Series D

View this email in your browser

Hope you are enjoying the warm summer days.  America is still not COVID free and more shut downs are possible.

Despite what's happening with Main Street, July was yet another again big month for VC investment tying with June 2021, Crunchbase data shows. All told, at least $61 billion was invested in startups globally last month, and 53 new unicorns were born. We looked at the startups getting funding and the investors leading the way.

According to Preqin data, 43 China-focused funds raised a total of $49 billion this year, nearing 2020's total annual amount of $50 billion. Hillhouse Capital Group alone raised $18 billion in Asia's biggest non-state-backed fund in May.  Many Chinese PE & VC funds are pivoting away from data-heavy, consumer-facing internet companies to sectors including semiconductors, automation, renewable energy, healthcare and business-focused tech services. The unexpected crackdown of private tutoring firms last month from making a profit from teaching core school subjects and raising capital, for example, is set to trigger a scramble among private equity investors to find an exit after pouring in billions.

Goldman Sachs released this report called "Beauty Is Not in the Eye of the Beholder" on the topic of digital currency. Bitcoin is primarily a store of value and probably won’t be the most functional payment rail; the value of Bitcoin mostly comes from its widespread adoption rather than its core use cases. Ethereum and Solana are 
gradually becoming the preferred host for stablecoin payments in cross-border transactions, as well as in DeFi lending and staking protocols aimed at enhancing financial inclusion. 

There is a major shift going on in the underlying infrastructure powering financial applications, and it’s changing the way we think about permission and control, transparency and risks. Read more on Defi 101.


This week a total of 26 startups raised $1.4933B in funding, M&As: 

  • $714.5M goes to 12 Enterprise startups
  • $30M goes to 2 FinTech startups
  • $219.8M goes to 3 Crypto startups
  • $200M goes to 1 Real Estate startup
  • $73M goes to 2 Construction startups
  • $75M goes to 1 Auto Insurance startup
  • $66M goes to 1 Autonomous Vehicle startup
  • $40M goes to 1 Gaming startup
  • $70M goes to 2 Healthcare startups
  • $5M goes to 1 AgTech startup
If you love this newsletter, ask your best friends to sign up.

Edith

See more details below:

 
  
  Funding (300 miles radius from Silicon Valley)

Enterprise FinTech Crypto Real Estate Construction Auto Insurance Autonomous Vehicle Gaming Health AgTech  IPO & M&A (300 miles radius from Silicon Valley)  
Ask your friends to sign up for Silicon.news.
 
  






This email was sent to you
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
RightVentures · 548 Market Street, #7142 · San Francisco, CA 94104 · USA

Older messages

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of August 9, 2021. Human Interest Raised $200M Series D

Monday, August 9, 2021

View this email in your browser Many of you know that I am originally from Hong Kong. Despite all the social unrest, eight Hong Kong companies have now crossed the $1 billion valuation unicorns status.

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of August 2, 2021. PsiQuantum Raised $450M Series D led by BlackRock

Monday, August 2, 2021

View this email in your browser I can't believe it is August 2021 already! A few weeks ago, I conducted a really fun workshop on the topic of Startup Investing 101 for angel investors. In this talk

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of July 26, 2021. FTX Raised $900M Series B

Monday, July 26, 2021

View this email in your browser Congrats to Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX team for raising $900M Series B at $18 billion valuation. It's been an honor to partner with the team since 2019 and happy to

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of July 19, 2021. Remote Raised $150M Series B

Monday, July 19, 2021

View this email in your browser I really like this report on the State of Venture Capital Q2 2021 by CBInsights Quick summary on how crazy things are: 🦄2021 has witnessed the birth of 249 new unicorns

Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of July 12, 2021. Opaque Raised $9.5M from Race Capital and Intel Capital

Monday, July 12, 2021

View this email in your browser I am thrilled to announce that we at Race Capital have made a seed investment in Opaque Systems - Ion Stoica's (founder of Databricks) latest company. Opaque will

Neobanks doing BNPL: smart or stupid? 🤔

Monday, September 20, 2021

Heartcore raises $250m | IP financing 101 | Bringing top talent to small tech hubs View this email in your browser Hi Sifted Reader, What do you get when you mix a neobank together with a buy-now pay-

Your weekly ideas from 💡 Ideas AI

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Here's your weekly startup ideas generated by OpenAI from 💡 Ideas AI: Sponsor: You don't need to go back to the office! Find a remote job on Remote OK and work from anywhere 1. A company that

🎉 Cohort 4 now open! + 🤖 Using AI to improve employee satisfaction

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Makerpad weekly roundup – all the best of our no-code community from the last 7 days ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🚀 Bootstrappers Weekly 🤘 Issue № 2

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The international edition 😎 🗺 Issue № 2 | Sep 19, 2021 Hey Bootstrappers! Thanks so much for all your support so far. It's been a wild launch and we really appreciate you sharing these stories on

Domain of The Day: HouseOfCoin.com

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Receive ideas for building on HouseOfCoin.com. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Top Milestones: Reached 80K in life-time sales on Udemy

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Top milestones for the week from your fellow indie hackers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Domain of The Day: AdviceNewsletter.com

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Receive ideas for building on AdviceNewsletter.com. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

64-slide report: fintech funding in Europe

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Telehealth vets? $20B second-life battery market. A lot of medical devices. VIEW IN BROWSER CBINSIGHTS September 18, 2021 Hi there, Future of Fintech (Oct. 5-6, NYC + online) is just over 2 weeks away

Initiator Creator - Issue 76

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Initiator Creator - Issue #76 ​By Saurabh Y. // 18 September 2021 ​ Developer ​ ​Best Practices for Building Accessible Mobile Apps - Increment An overview of the mindset, strategies, and tools that

🗞 What's New: Livestreaming drives spending on social apps

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Also: Baseball bat rentals are big business. Here's how to get in on the game. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌