‘The money is still there,’ says APX handling director Jörg Rheinboldt

‘The money is still there,’ says APX handling director Jörg Rheinboldt

APX is an early-stage accelerator in Berlin, but it’s not quite your average accelerator– it’s basically a joint venture in between huge European publishing home Axel Springer and Porsche, the German automaker. Previously this month, we took a seat with APX handling director Jörg Rheinboldt to discuss what makes APX various and how it’s weathering the […] Rheinboldt has quite a bit of experience as both a business owner and financier.”We, the team, enjoyed investing in early-stage companies a lot and Axel Springer also delighted in investing in early-stage startups a lot. We chose to stop investing in new companies Axel Springer Plug and Play. Rheinboldt took this conversation to his boss, Mathias Döpfner, the existing CEO of Axel Springer, who encouraged him to find another shareholder. …

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era

Bradley Tusk has carved a distinct course in the VC investment landscape: A long time political and communications operative, he has constructed a performance history for Tusk Ventures by pursuing highly regulated markets, rather than avoiding them. Whether it is ride-hailing, sports wagering, marijuana or myriad other managed sectors, Tusk takes the approach […]…

GV’s M.G. Siegler on portfolio management, crisis fundraising and his most current financial investment

GV’s M.G. Siegler on portfolio management, crisis fundraising and his most current financial investment

The coronavirus pandemic has actually pushed business owners and financiers into unknown area. Google’s GV simply led a $10 million investment in Universe, a low-friction site contractor that’s venturing into the world of commerce. Mobile website builder Universe raises $10M from GV as it ventures into commerce The investment was in the works before COVID-19 hit America […] M.G. Siegler: The truth is we’re still going to be continuing to look for intriguing opportunities to invest in. …

Travel savings tool Service shuts down, citing COVID-19 downturn

Travel savings tool Service shuts down, citing COVID-19 downturn

Service, a tool that helped you get compensation when there are flight delays and find lower hotel rates after you’ve already booked, today said it would shut down its service. The company, which launched in 2015, says it faced a fundraising round that collapsed two weeks ago and was in the middle of an acquisition […] …