private equity

Private equity firms are sitting on $1.5 trillion in unspent cash, and looking to raise more

Private equity firms are sitting on $1.5 trillion in unspent cash, and looking to raise more

Analysts predict private equity fundraising will top $200 billion in 2020, off slightly from its peak hit last year.

As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities

David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for alternatives to venture
Is Fairway Really Closing?

Is Fairway Really Closing?

No, according to a spokeswoman. But the beloved New York supermarket chain faces an uncertain future.
A Waste-Free Economy Catches On at Davos

A Waste-Free Economy Catches On at Davos

Bales of crushed plastic waste sit stacked on a truck trailer at the Petstar PET plastic recycling plant in Toluca, Mexico State, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Petstar recycles 3,100 million
Angelenos! Come to ICANN this Friday to Save Dot ORG!

Angelenos! Come to ICANN this Friday to Save Dot ORG!

The disgraceful, shady plan to sell control over the .ORG domains to a private equity fund controlled by Republican billionaires is on the ropes, with tens of thousands of people and thousands of .org
Ethiopia Pushes Privatization to Give Its Economy a Sugar Rush

Ethiopia Pushes Privatization to Give Its Economy a Sugar Rush

The government needs to boost the economy to deal with dwindling exports and growing foreign debt.
Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America over the next three years. The Boston based
ICANN needs to ask more questions about the sale of .ORG

ICANN needs to ask more questions about the sale of .ORG

[The selloff of the .ORG domain name registry to a private equity fund is fractally terrible, but it's in danger, thanks to public outcry. My EFF colleague Mitch Stoltz lays out the grotesque contours
Angelenos! I'm speaking in Culver City tomorrow about the sale of .ORG to private equity

Angelenos! I'm speaking in Culver City tomorrow about the sale of .ORG to private equity

Late last year, the nonprofit Internet Society abruptly announced a deal to sell control over the Public Interest Registry (which manages all .ORG domain registrations) to Ethos, a newly created

SEC With Investment Managers: “Like the FBI Sitting Down With the Mafia”

A law firm partner discusses SEC capture as if it were perfectly normal....which sadly, it is.

Trucks VC general partner Reilly Brennan is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility

The future of the transportation industry is bursting at the seams with startups aiming to bring everything from flying cars and autonomous vehicles to delivery bots and even more efficient freight to

Space Angels’ Chad Anderson on entering a new decade in the ‘entrepreneurial space age’

Space as an investment target is trending upwards in the VC community, but specialist firm Space Angels has been focused on the sector longer than most. The network of angel investors just published

What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa VC investing

Goldman Sachs is investing in African tech companies. The venerable American investment bank and financial services firm has backed startups from Kenya to Nigeria and taken a significant stake in

Bolt raises €50M in venture debt from the EU to expand its ride-hailing business

Bolt, the billion-dollar startup out of Estonia that’s building a ride-hailing, scooter and food delivery business across Europe and Africa, has picked up a tranche of funding in its bid to take on

Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

To kick off 2020, one of Europe’s newer — and more successful — investment firms has closed a fresh, oversubscribed fund, one sign that VC in the region will continue to run strong in the year ahead
Blackstone and Apollo Make the Case for Opening Buyout Funds to Masses

Blackstone and Apollo Make the Case for Opening Buyout Funds to Masses

Blackstone Group Inc. and Apollo Global Management Inc. delivered a simple message to Wall Street’s main regulator Tuesday: Private equity is stomping public markets, meaning mom-and-pop investors

Delta Air Lines’ startup partnerships are fueling innovation

For the first time, this year Delta Air Lines had a large presence at CES. The carrier used much of its space to highlight the “parallel reality” screens developed by Misapplied Sciences and Sarcos
U.K. Government Agrees to Rescue of Regional Airline Flybe

U.K. Government Agrees to Rescue of Regional Airline Flybe

Britain agreed to back a plan to rescue Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, from a collapse that would have left some of the most economically challenged parts of the U.K. with diminished
Xi Strikes Optimistic Tone After Riding Out Trade War With Trump

Xi Strikes Optimistic Tone After Riding Out Trade War With Trump

With China on the verge of signing a deal with Donald Trump to at least temporarily defuse a nearly two-year trade war, Xi Jinping is projecting confidence.

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink puts climate change at center of megafund’s investment strategy

“Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects,” Fink wrote in his annual letter. “Awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental