Nick Statman

Extra Crunch Live: Join Playground Global co-founder Peter Barrett for a live Q&A today at 11AM PT

Playground Global has an eye on the future. A quick glance at the investment firms portfolio showcases a wide-ranging list of investments, covering robotics, autonomous driving, neural network, quant…

Vitesse, a fintech providing real-time cross-border payments for businesses, scores £6.6M Series A

Vitesse, the London-based fintech that offers real-time cross-border payments for businesses, has raised £6.6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Octopus Ventures, with participation fro…

Extension rounds help some startups play offense during COVID-19

The venture capital world is constantly changing, and its evolution can sometimes flip pieces of conventional wisdom on their heads. For example, a recent flurry of extension rounds from Silicon Vall…

Singapore’s trade finance startup Incomlend raises $20M led by Sequoia Capital India

Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, has raised $20 million in a new financing round, it said on Tuesday. …

Japan’s GPIF earns $118 billion in first-quarter returns as stock markets rally – Reuters India

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) said on Friday it earned a first-quarter investment return of 12.49 trillion yen ($118.4 billion) as global stock markets rallied, …

Japan’s GPIF earns $118 bln in Q1 returns as stock markets rally – Reuters India

TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) said on Friday it earned a first-quarter investment return of 12.49 trillion yen ($118.4 billion) as global stock markets ra…

Project Ubin, the Singaporean money authority’s blockchain initiative, moves closer to commercialization

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and state investment firm Temasek announced today that Project Ubin, its blockchain-based multi-currency payments network, has proven its commercial potentia…

Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde gets into the sleep space, backing NY-based Proper

Helping Americans get their forty winks has never been more necessary as the country faces what some health experts have called a sleep epidemic, and Snoop Dogg’s cannabis-focused firm Casa Verde Cap…

Springboard raises $31 million to expand its mentor-guided education platform to more geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it lo…

Taiwan-based TNL Media Group raises $8 million to build its publishing and data analytics businesses

Since launching in 2013, Taipei-based TNL Media Group has grown from an independent news site to a media company with several online publishing verticals and a data analytics business. The company, f…