VC investment in European startups plunged 21% in Q3 2018

As Silicon Valley and China see VC funding accelerate, Europe seems to be slipping into a lower gear. According to the latest quarterly numbers from Dow Jones VentureSource, the amount of funding raised by startups in Europe and the number of deals all slid sharply in the three months ending in September. The 3Q’18 Europe Venture Capital repo…Read More

CashShield raises $20 million to help companies fight fraud with AI

CashShield today announced that it has raised a $20 million round to expand its service that targets payment fraud and hijacked customer accounts. Started more than a decade ago, the company was an early mover in cybersecurity, where firms tend to assume break-ins will happen and focus on limiting the ensuing damage. “Most of the large enterp…Read More

New CB Insights ranking of top 100 VCs includes only 9 women

As if one needed more data points to emphasize that the venture capital sector lacks gender balance, along comes a new annual ranking of the top 100 VCs — and it has only nine women. This is the third annual ranking from CB Insights partnership with the New York Times. CB Insights has partnered with the New York Times to provide what is descr…Read More