CapitalG co-founder introduces $175M early-stage venture fund
July 11, 2019

Valo Ventures, a new firm focused on social, economic and environmental megatrends, has closed on $175 million for its debut venture capital fund.

The effort is led by Scott Tierney, a co-founder of Alphabet’s growth investing unit CapitalG, as Continue reading

Fintech platform Synapse raises $33M to build the AWS of banking
July 6, 2019

Synapse, a San Francisco-based startup that operates a platform enabling banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services, has closed a $33 million Series B to develop new products and go after international expansion.

The investment was led Continue reading

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app
June 10, 2019

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing Continue reading

Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote
May 7, 2019

Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellor

Philip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the delay to Brexit to hold a second referendum and stressed that he still Continue reading