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Startup Alley exhibitors: Register for VC-led Fundraising & Hiring Best Practices webinar

It’s a classic “last but not least” moment for the all the savvy early-stage startup founders exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020. The final webinar in our three-part interactive series takes place on August 26 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. Don’t forget to register right here. Pro tip: You must […]

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It’s a classic “last but not least” moment for the all the savvy early-stage startup founders exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020. The final webinar in our three-part interactive series takes place on August 26 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. Don’t forget to register right here.

Pro tip: You must be a Digital Startup Alley exhibitor to access this webinar (and other Disrupt 2020 events coming soon to the internet near you). Not an exhibitor yet? Buy a Digital Startup Alley Package and the webinar will be the first of many benefits coming your way. More on those in a minute.

Bonus pro tip: Curious about the look and feel of Disrupt 2020? Check out the video of our latest Ask Me Anything session: How TechCrunch turned Disrupt into a virtual event.

Got your pass? Tune in, bring your questions and get ready for a masterclass called Fundraising and Hiring Best Practices. Every startup founder needs to understand how these essential aspects work to mount a successful startup, and we have seasoned experts to guide the way.

The panel, moderated by our own Natasha Mascarenhas, includes Sarah Kunst (Cleo Capital) and Brett Berson (First Round Capital). Learn tips and effective strategies to help you secure funding for your startup. Learn to avoid pitfalls when you begin to hire — getting it right is one of those make or break moments.

Exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley can be one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make. Exhibit and demo your tech and talent to thousands of global Disrupt attendees. Use your custom exhibit page to feature your pitch deck or marketing video and collect leads from people who visit the page.

CrunchMatch, our free AI-powered networking platform, helps you find and connect with people who can help grow your business — investors, potential customers, media and other influencers. It helps them find you, too. Even better, CrunchMatch is live right now. Translation: more time to pitch, demo and schedule 1:1 virtual meetings.

Your exhibitor status also gives you exclusive access to upcoming speed networking and interview sessions with accelerators and founder organizations. Connect with the likes of iFundWomen, Backstage Capital, Techstars, Plug and Play and Global Startup Ecosystem. There’s no telling where one conversation with any of these groups might take you.

Don’t miss out on our Fundraising & Hiring Best Practices webinar on August 26 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. Already an exhibitor? Register to attend here.

And don’t miss out on the opportunities that come from exhibiting in Startup Alley. Be savvy. Buy a Digital Startup Alley Package, register for the webinar, and do everything in your power to drive your business forward.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt 2020? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/24/startup-alley-exhibitors-register-for-vc-led-fundraising-hiring-best-practices-webinar/

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” The Leapfunder Note is a sensible and attractive way to place capital in start-ups in the Netherlands “

” Diversification is important in angel investing. Leapfunder is a platform that allows angels to spread their investments. “

” Leapfunder investing allows you to become actively involved in a start-up, just as in classical angel investing, while taking all the hassle out of transaction execution “

” Leapfunder is ideal for investing smaller amounts in a start-up in the very early stages. Such investments can be a powerful addition to a portfolio “

” With Leapfunder you get a great opportunity to build up a diversified portfolio of start-up investments, often investors can play an active role in developing the company “

” When I saw the Leapfunder proposition I thought straight-away: this is what start-ups need. I am an entrepreneur and wish this system had been available when I started my company. “

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iCapital Network celebrates reaching milestones in its European and Asian expansion efforts

From: FinTech Global Alternative investment FinTech iCapital Network is celebrating reaching a series of milestones in its expansion into the European and Asian markets. The WealthTech platform is created to drive access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries. The growth across the European and Asian markets comes hot on […]

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Source: https://www.altassets.net/private-equity-news/by-news-type/people-news/icapital-network-celebrates-reaching-milestones-in-its-european-and-asian-expansion-efforts.html

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Medtech venture investment continues climb globally

Investors pumped $5.05bn into start-ups in growing fields such as surgical robotics, telehealth and cancer blood testing in the third quarter

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Global venture capital funding of medical technology continued its climb last quarter, with investors pumping $5.05bn into start-ups in growing fields such as surgical robotics, telehealth and cancer blood testing, industry data show.

Third-quarter venture investment rose about 4.7% from the $4.83bn that medtech start-ups raised in the second quarter, and by more than 63% from the $3.09bn they secured in the third quarter of 2019, according to data from market tracker CB Insights.

Venture funding jumped despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, which forced hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and hamstrung some companies that had been seeking to launch their products.

Yet many companies raising venture capital this year are still developing their technology and haven’t been affected by the slowdown, said CB analyst Marissa Schlueter.

Investors also haven’t let the pandemic dissuade them from betting on the potential of robotics to improve surgery and on new blood tests that could enable earlier cancer detection. In August, for example, San Francisco-based Freenome Holdings collected $270m to pursue regulatory approval for a blood test to detect colorectal cancer and Massachusetts-based Vicarious Surgical, which applies virtual reality and robotics to minimally invasive surgery, took in $13.2m.

Some medtech start-ups have fielded rising interest in their technology during the pandemic, including telehealth companies and those with tests or devices that can combat the new virus.

This month, for example, telehealth concern 98point6, a provider of virtual primary care services based in Seattle, disclosed a $118m financing.
CB Insights considered a variety of medical technology companies in its analysis, including those seeking to diagnose, treat, monitor or prevent diseases.

A strengthening market for medtech initial public offerings and acquisitions also is encouraging venture investment. In the third quarter, 40 medtech companies were acquired and 14 went public, according to CB Insights. That is up from 37 acquisitions and 13 IPOs in the second quarter. In the third quarter of 2019, 28 companies were acquired and 15 went public.
Companies’ ability to raise venture capital enables them to remain private longer and put themselves in a stronger position for an IPO, said Tom Shehab, a managing partner with Arboretum Ventures.

California-based Eargo, which sells hearing aids that fit inside the ear, incorporated in 2010 and began operations in late 2012. On Friday, 16 October, the company, which has raised more than $206.6m in venture capital according to Crunchbase, went public at $18 a share. The stock leapt 87.1% to close at $33.68.

Eargo posted $28.6m in net revenue for the six months ended 30 June, nearly doubling the $14.4m in net revenue it reported for the same period of 2019, according to a regulatory filing.
In the company’s early days, relatively few venture firms focused on medtech, chief executive Christian Gormsen said. But in raising the company’s most recent venture round earlier this year, he spoke with about 100 investors, he said.

Eargo, which sells hearing aids directly to patients, fits a growing trend toward consumers playing a larger role in their healthcare, which also increased its appeal to investors, he said. “Medical technology as a category is getting more and more attention from venture capital,” Gormsen said.

From The Wall Street Journal

Source: https://www.penews.com/articles/medtech-venture-investment-continues-climb-globally-20201027

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