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Inside Venture Capital (Dec 7th, 2018)

  1. A Small Change Seed Funds Can Make To Their Websites To Help Founders (and Themselves): Homebrew’s Hunter Walk (Angellist, Shyp, Lever) discusses the portfolio page.
  2. The VC Myth: There’s Only One Way To Start A Startup: Writer Jon Westenberg discusses the people not covered by the VC mythm.
  3. Who wants a highly-engaged VC?: Founder Collective claims that all founders should.
  4. This week’s funding came in at $4,087,750,000.
  5. Looker (Santa Cruz, CA), workflow data analysis for decision insights: $103M E led by Premji Invest, participation from Cross Creek Advisors, et al.
  6. Cross River Bank (Fort Lee, NJ), banking services for fintech companies: $100M led by KKR, participation from CreditEase, Lion Tree, Battery, Andreessen Horowitz, Ribbit.
  7. OYO (India), budget hotel network: $100M from Grab. Follows $1B E led by SoftBank in September.
  8. This week’s top funding round came from Hong Kong-based Lufax for $1.3B from Qatar Investment Authority, All-Stars Investment, SBI Holdings, JP Morgan, Macquarie Group, UBS, UOB, Goldman Sachs.
  9. Today’s top funding category was Enterprise for $206,300,000 raised over 10 deals.
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Today's VC Reads topics included ways to improve seed funds' websites, the virtues of engages VCs, two reported massive rounds, and more.

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Funded companies included a risk assessment platform for construction projects, a budget hotel network, a platform for knowledge workers to continue learning, and more.

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This week's funding, $4,087,750,000.00, came in $250M above the year's average and $700M above the year's median.

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Today's funding total was divided into 16 categories.

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Inside VC's writer/curator Stephen currently lives in Berlin and is pursuing a Master's degree in philosophy. He otherwise enjoys cooking Indian/Southeast Asian cuisine, received his Bachelors in NYC, and lived almost two years in Bucharest.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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