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Equal Ventures has a new pair of funds, filings show

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Equal Ventures , a venture firm that debuted in 2020 with a $56 million first fund, has raised a pair of new investment vehicles, SEC filings show. The New York City-based firm has closed a $94.8 million second fund and its first opportunity fund, worth $75 million.
The investment firm is led by two investors, Richard Kerby and Rick Zullo, equal partners in the firm. Kerby declined to comment about the funds over email.
Equal Ventures looks to be the first institutional investor in a startup, a level of conviction that means that it is more focused on a concentrated portfolio than small...
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Kompliant secures $14M to help companies tackle financial compliance challenges

Kompliant secures $14M to help companies tackle financial compliance challenges

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Kompliant , a startup delivering an “AI-driven” business onboarding and risk scoring platform, today announced that it raised $14 million in a seed round led by Level One Fund with contributions from former Visa president John Partridge and current CEO Stuart Sopp. The funds will be put toward supporting Kompliant's product development, CEO Edward Katzin told TechCrunch, as well as expanding the company's customer base and hiring additional team members.
Kompliant has a curious history. Incubated by Snoop Dogg's Casa Verde Capital, a venture firm focused exclusively on the cannabis...
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Zedcrest launches $10 million 'emergency fund' for African startups

Zedcrest launches $10 million 'emergency fund' for African startups

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Zedcrest Capital , a firm known for its debt & equity capital markets investments but recently started dabbling into venture investments, has launched a $10 million fund for pre-Series A stage startups in Africa.
The fund, dubbed “Knight Fund,” is aimed at providing last-ditch follow-on capital access to local funding required to help startups consolidate on existing operations, growth, and expansion, explained Zedcrest Capital. “The Knight Fund is inspired by the current slowdown in startup funding for African founders as global investors retreat to focus on their core markets,” it added...
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