• Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Pantera Capital , which has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third venture fund - an enormous jump from the $25 million it deployed for its second venture fund and its $13 million debut venture fund, which it closed in 2013.
    Firm partner Paul Veradittakit says the target amount is a “function of how fast the space is moving, the talent coming in, the opportunities, and the sizing of rounds. With more interesting later-stage investments , too, we want to be flexible and able to move...
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  • Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year

    Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their choice. About 750,000 non-profits currently have access to Facebook's fundraising tools (but not every user , since they haven't rolled out to all countries).
    The company also said that it is adding several new features based on feedback. These include allowing Pages to create and donate to fundraisers, as well as the ability to add...
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