Gary Herick

Startup Funding, Venture Capital & Innovative Blockchain Capital

China Bitcoin is Now Legal to Own and Use

China Bitcoin has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency is now recognized as a legal asset to be owned, transferred and utilized as a medium.


US Venture Capital Only 2.2% Went to Female Founders

Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again) From Techcrunch by Kate Clark Nov. 2018 Despite efforts to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, U.S. female-founded startups have raised just 2.2 percent of Read more…


Venture Capital Funding: The rise of secondary deals in venture capital

Alternative exits: The rise of secondary deals in venture capital From Pitchbook.com by Sean Lightbown, October 26, 2018 History usually tells us that, where venture capital funding leads, private equity follows sooner or later (if it generates the right return). Read more…


Funding for Startups: Metrc Just Raised $50 Million

Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global From TechCrunch.com by Connie Loizos A growing number of states has legalized retail marijuana sales, but ensuring that everything works Read more…


Blockchain Startups Are Abundant in Israel

Israel Has Over 200 Domestic Blockchain Startups: Industry Body From CCN.com Oct. 29, 2018 Israeli Blockchain Association, an organization whose primary objective is to educate, develop and empower Israel’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) community, encourage best practices and connect it Read more…


Canada Marijuana Legalization is Here!

Marijuana legalization, explained: the key facts about Canada’s new laws From TheGuardian.com by Drew Brown Oct. 16 2018 Where can you buy it? Can you grow your own? Can you smoke and drive? And will Canada legalize other drugs now, Read more…


Blockchain Venture Capital Completes Multi-million Dollar Investment

TokenInsight Raises Multimillion-Dollar Funding From Blockchain Venture Capital Firms From blokt.com by Nick Tsakanikas Oct. 16, 2018 Blockchain company TokenInsight announced that it managed to secure a multi-million-dollar funding from Matrix Partners, Fenbushi Capital, and other venture capital firms. The Read more…


Venture Capital Investors Funding Billions to New York City Startups

Venture capital investors pour $3B into NYC tech startups From NewYorkPost.com By Gregory Bresiger October 13, 2018 Venture capitalists are flocking to the Big Apple, and they are bringing big cash with them. “Total venture capital investment in New York Read more…


Startup Investments on the Increase In the U.S.

See ya, seed? Decline in seed-stage startup funding deals may impact venture ecosystem From GeekWire.com by Taylor Soper on Oct. 9, 2018 Seed-stage deals, in dark red, have been declining since last year. (PwC/CB Insights chart) A record amount of Read more…


Digital Currency Leads Investment in Blockchain Startups

Digital Currency Group Leads As VC Investment In Blockchain Startups Rises 300% Topic: Digital Currency from Nulltx.com By Steve Kaaru – October 2, 2018 Investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry may have gotten more complicated over the years as regulations Read more…