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Former Andreessen Horowitz Executives Raise $25M for New Web3 Startup 

Bastion plans to use the funds to scale its operations, attract top engineering talent, and secure additional licensing to diversify its product offerings. Bastion, a newly launched Web3 startup co-founded by two former executives from Andreessen Horowitz‘s digital assets venture division a16z Crypto, has secured $25 million in a seed funding round despite recent challenges in the venture capital landscape. In an official press release on September 18, the company announced that its former...

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Ant Group to Withdraw Investment from A&T Capital amid Market Downturn 

The company’s decision to distance itself from A&T Capital comes when the crypto industry is navigating its own set of challenges. Chinese fintech giant Ant Group is withdrawing its investment from A&T Capital. The crypto venture-focused company received $100 million from Ant Group to invest in offshore crypto ventures, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the move comes amidst the current market winter coupled with internal...

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CFTC Commissioner Proposes Measures to Improve Investor Protection

Rather than backtracking trade activities after the fraud has occurred, the CFTC commissioner believes the focus should be on preventing them. A commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christy Goldsmith Romero has proposed several measures to improve investor protection. Romero made the proposal while speaking at the North American Securities Administrators Association’s annual meeting in California. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans reportedly...

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Animoca Brands Raises $20 Million for Its Mocaverse Project Expansion

Within the funding round, Animoca Brands issued Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs) priced at A$4.50 each and offered a free-attaching utility token warrant on a 1:1 dollar basis to the participants.  Hong Kong-based game software company Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has raised as much as $20 million (approximately A$31.3 million) in a funding round led by CMCC Global, one of Asia’s first venture capital investors focused solely on blockchain technology. Animoca Brands is...

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UK Neobank Zopa Secures Another $93M in Funding

With £3 billion in deposits, over £2 billion in loans on its balance sheet, and more than 400,000 credit cards issued since its launch in 2020, Zopa has rapidly established itself as a prominent player in the UK banking landscape.  Zopa, a UK-based online banking company, has achieved a significant milestone, securing an additional $93 million in funding to fuel its growth. The investment round, primarily consisting of debt financing, marks an important step as the company prepares for its...

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AI Lab Imbue Secures $200M Funding from Nvidia and Others

The recent funding infusion will support Imbue in advancing and fine-tuning its reasoning-centric AI technology. On Thursday, September 7, AI Lab Imbue announced that they have successfully raised $200 million in Series B funding, at a massive valuation of $1 billion. The San Francisco-based startup specializes in training foundation models optimized for “reasoning”, a focus it leverages to create AI agents proficient in coding tasks. The company’s mission revolves around democratizing the...

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AI Chipmaker d-Matrix Raises $110M in Series B Funding Round

d-Matrix’s innovative chip designs have been gaining recognition, particularly for their effectiveness in powering generative AI applications like ChatGPT. d-Matrix, a rising star in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip industry, has successfully secured a significant $110 million in a series B funding round, with substantial support from heavyweight investors, including tech giant Microsoft Corp. This latest funding achievement comes at a time when many chip companies are grappling with...

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ThetaRay Secures $57M to Strengthen AI-Powered Battle against Money Laundering

The funds will be used by the comapny for international expansion across continents to capitalize on significant market demand. Popular Israeli fintech company ThetaRay, known for its cutting-edge AI-based transaction monitoring and screening solution, Sonar, has secured $57 million in a funding round. The announcement, made on Tuesday, revealed that the fresh round was led by Portage, with the participation of existing investors like OurCrowd and JVP, the company’s largest shareholder....

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Steve Cohen’s Point72 Ventures VC Firm Leads GenTwo $15M Funding Round

Point72 Ventures, through the funding round, will help GenTwo extend its offerings and also expand its international business. Securitization specialist fintech GenTwo has raised $15 million in a recently concluded Series A funding round. The round was led by venture capital firm Point72 Ventures, founded by billionaire hedge fund manager and investor Steven Cohen. The billionaire owns a baseball team – the New York Mets. GenTwo has a PRO platform that helps investors securitize and trade...

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Alibaba Cloud Eyes $3B Fundraising Ahead of Hong Kong Debut

Some of China’s state-backed telecommunications companies are keen on investing in Alibaba Cloud, said sources familiar with the matter. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s cloud computing division, Alibaba Cloud, is considering a private round of fundraising from Chinese state-owned enterprises before making a debut in Hong Kong. Sources familiar with the matter stated that Alibaba Cloud is working with advisers to raise about 10 billion yuan to 20 billion yuan ($1.4 billion to $2.8 billion)....

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