Startup CFOs: Consider Adding Debt to the Funding Stack
Could startups and VC investors be better served by capital structures that more closely mimic the ones that private equity uses?
CEO of Digital Ad Startup Charged With Fraud
Andrew Chapin falsely represented to investors that well-known brands including Nike and Patagonia were using his company Benja's services, the SEC says.
Don’t Let COVID-19 Kill Your Deal
Tech startups eager to complete M&A and venturing financings during the pandemic will want to follow these best practices.
Instacart Worth $14B After Latest Financing Round
The COVID-19 pandemic created a "massive shift" in the grocery industry space, Instacart says.
Private Equity & Venture Capital Valuations Draw Scrutiny
Regulators and standard setters have increasingly turned up the heat on PE and VC managers over the past several years.
Private Capital Aimed at Distressed Businesses in 2020
With a recession potentially looming, venture capital and private equity funds seek to pick up troubled assets from lenders on the cheap.
VC Industry Makes Slow Progress on Diversity
Despite their wide recognition for exerting a positive effect on business results, diversity and inclusion programs remain relatively rare among VC firms.
Silicon Valley Bank Buys Leerink for $280M
The acquisition will enable to SVB to expand its investment banking services for life sciences companies.
Late-Stage Funding Rounds Draw Heaps of Capital
Mature startups have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the past week.
Should You IPO?
Unless your company is big, profitable, and a category leader, the wisest choice may be to wait.
PwC Auditor Accused of VC Fund Audit Failures
Adrian Beamish allegedly failed to properly scrutinize millions of dollars in payments that biotech investor Steven Burrill made from a fund.