Fund raising


Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year

Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year

By adding a cryptocurrency exchange, a web version and stock option trading, Robinhood has managed to quadruple its valuation in a year, according to a source familiar with a new round the startup is raising. Robinhood is closing in on around $350 million in Series D funding led by Russian firm DST Global, the source [...]

Les levées de fonds réalisées par les start-up africaines ont atteint 560 millions $ en 2017

Les levées de fonds réalisées par les start-up africaines ont atteint 560 millions $ en 2017

Les start-up se portent comme un charme en Afrique. Les jeunes pousses du continent ont réalisé des levées de fonds d’une valeur globale de 560 millions de dollars en 2017, ce qui représente un bond spectaculaire de 53 % par rapport à 2016, selon une étude publiée le 20 février par le fonds de capital-risque Partech [...]

Côte d’Ivoire: Amethis Finance invests in Afriwara group

Côte d’Ivoire: Amethis Finance invests in Afriwara group

It is announced that Amethis Finance, an investment fund which operates in Africa, will invest a minor yet important amount in Afriwara, the main shareholder of Société Nouvelle de Confiserie de Vridi (Waraba brand), a large agro-industrial firm based in Côte d’Ivoire.
The details of this transaction have not been specified but on its website, the [...]

Informatique : Badreddine Ouali, pionnier tunisien des logiciels financiers

Informatique : Badreddine Ouali, pionnier tunisien des logiciels financiers

Le fondateur de Vermeg, Badreddine Ouali, également esthète et mécène, s’apprête à faire franchir un nouveau cap à sa société. Retour sur un parcours aux allures de success-story.
Originaire des faubourgs de Tunis, Badreddine Ouali, le président de l’éditeur de logiciels Vermeg, n’était pas familier du monde de la finance. « La première fois que j’ai vu [...]

Africa: Private equity investment charting well

Africa: Private equity investment charting well

Amid global headwinds together with worldwide political shifts, private equity investment in Africa continues to grow from strength to strength.

This is according to a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)’s 2016 Annual African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker, which shows a marked increase in the total deal value during 2016.
The [...]

Plus de 118 millions d’euros investis dans la Tech française en février, les plateformes séduisent les corporate

Plus de 118 millions d’euros investis dans la Tech française en février, les plateformes séduisent les corporate

Après un mois de janvier marqué par des opérations exceptionnelles, les investissements dans la Tech française ne tarissent pas en février, selon l’indicateur FrenchWeb Invest. Au total, 118,3 millions d’euros ont en effet été investis dans le secteur, soit 12% de plus qu’en février 2016. Si les montants investis sont en hausse, le nombre d’opérations recensées (41 au total, contre [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 6

Africa Capital Digest Week 6

Deal news kicked up a gear in Africa’s private capital markets compared with the prior week. The most notable private equity news did not concern a deal that was done last week, but rather the returns on two deals announced last year which completed in January.
In pulling off two of South Africa’s largest historical private [...]

Sequoia has backed PatSnap, another UK tech startup that’s focusing on China

Sequoia has backed PatSnap, another UK tech startup that's focusing on China

Sequoia, one of the most famous venture capital firms in the world, has made another rare investment in a UK tech startup.
The Silicon Valley VC firm — which backed Apple, Google, and Facebook in their early days — has led a funding round in a London-based cloud software company called PatSnap, which describes itself as an [...]

Map shows VCs invested €23.8bn in European start-ups since 2014

Map shows VCs invested €23.8bn in European start-ups since 2014

Mentorship-driven start-up accelerator TechStars has produced an investor map of Europe that counts 541 venture capitalists across the continent and some €23.8bn invested in European start-ups in the last two years.
The map, a valuable resource for any entrepreneur or investor, allows users to drill down into the number of venture capitalists who are active per city. [...]

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Many entrepreneurs get anxious when it comes to raising outside capital for the first time. The process is not for the meek, as most experienced investors tend to be smart, skeptical and diligent in reviewing opportunities presented to them. Despite the wide variety of startups they may see, the truth of the matter is that [...]