Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) represent two sides of the same coin. Although both are fundamentally about buying low and selling high, the investment approach taken by the two in pursuit of alpha are very different.
As so many of you know, raising the right type of equity to build a business is hard work. Fortunately for founders and executives, there are an abundance of private capital firms with different appetites for risk across various asset classes and strategies to meet a company’s needs…which ironically can sometimes make the process even harder.
It brings us great excitement to announce our investment in Digital Currency Group (DCG), a builder and supporter of bitcoin and blockchain companies through insights, network, and access to capital.
360incentives, the world's first integrated cloud-based incentives software platform, today announced $10 million in new financing. Leaders Fund, the newly launched enterprise software-focused venture fund, and Economic Development Canada (EDC) led the round with participation from existing investors OMERS Ventures and Klass Capital. The capital will be allocated toward further development of 360's unrivaled single-platform channel incentives software.
Vidyard, the video platform that helps businesses turn viewers into customers, today announced it has closed a $35 million (USD) Series C financing led by Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, OMERS Ventures, iNovia Capital and SoftTech VC. The company will use the funds to develop new products to help businesses expand their use of video for customer engagement and tap into the digital body language of online audiences.