As we’re closing off 2022, deals have slowed with just 31 deals tracked in the last fortnight, slow going at this time of the year. Much of the deals hit the seed and Series A stage. 💰 Top Funding Deals (November 2nd – November 16th) Descript, $50m SponsorUnited, $35m Aescape, $30m Speak, $27m Ace Games,
Of course FTX’s meltdown was the big news of the week. This is likely to cast a shadow over investments into web3 sports, wagering and gaming, with a broader step back in crypto sponsorships to follow. FTX’s venture capital arm, FTX Ventures, launched a $2 billion fund focused on gaming and entertainment investments earlier this
In the last fortnight, 32 deals were recorded by Bullpen. Two mega rounds were announced plus three significant deals involving blockchain gaming – Manc, Stardust and ChainSafe. Of note, healthtech companies not tracked by Bullpen have received a lot of backing in recent weeks solving challenges in mental health, tele-health, nutrition, patient management, therapy (including
It’s been a very significant drop in deals in the last fortnight, just the 27 deals tracked, which has been the lowest all year. What has occurred in the meantime has been sports, fitness, entertainment and media focussed venture capital firms closing funds – look at  Will Ventures recently closing a $150m fund. There’s also a
It’s the Q3 wrap up as I look back over the quarter for this edition and the next. There were 331 deals in the last quarter and some of the breakdowns are below. Industries Adtech/Martech & Marketing – 32 deals Web3 (Blockchain, NFT & Metaverse) – 42 deals Media, Content, Communications & Social Media –
We breakdown some of the highlights of the deals tracked by Bullpen in the last fortnight. All deals are tracked in our deal and funding tracker. There were 56 deals in the last fortnight tracked. The most in a fortnight for a while. Four mega rounds led by Epic Games’ $2b raise but the one
We breakdown some of the highlights of the deals tracked by Bullpen in the last fortnight. All deals are tracked in our deal and funding tracker. Where sports deals ruled in the previous fortnight, this is the time for media, marketing and adtech based businesses to share in the highest quantity of funding here. There
We breakdown some of the highlights of the deals tracked by Bullpen in the last fortnight. All deals are tracked in our deal and funding tracker. I’ve now come across possibly the first, yet certainly the biggest, startup casualty since developing the deal tracker from January 1st. UK-based music, travel and experiences company Pollen has
We breakdown some of the highlights of the deals tracked by Bullpen in the last fortnight. All deals are tracked in our deal and funding tracker. Checking out the last fortnight, it got a little busier and perhaps a little bit of confidence seeped in with capital markets and fund raising for startups. Out of 51
After tracking 643 deals for the first half of the year, we dive in to the Series A stage highlights. There were 120 Series A stage deals, with an average size raised of $22.89m for a total of $2.68b raised for companies at that stage. The largest Series A stage deals as tracked by Bullpen from January 1st to June
After tracking 643 deals for the first half of the year, we dive in to the seed stage highlights. There were 205 seed stage deals, with an average size raised of $7.93m for a total of $1.59b raised for companies at that stage. The largest seed stage deals as tracked by Bullpen from January 1st to June
Following on from part-1, with 643 deals for the first half of the year below are some of the numbers behind the deals from the deal tracker. 1H Summary 643 Deals Average round size: $28.5m Total deals topped $17.3b — Pre-Seed 28 deals Average round size: $2m Total: $56m Seed 205 deals Average round size: $7.93m Total: $1.59b Pre-Series A
There were 19 deals for over US$100m from April 1st to June 29th 2022 tracked by Bullpen. VerSe Innovation – India, $805m OneFootball – Germany, $300m Probably Monsters – USA, $200m Viral Nation – Canada, $198m Pixellot – Israel, $161m Firework – USA, $150m Genies – USA, $150m Pollen – UK, $150m Sky Mavis – Vietnam, $150m Improbable –
There were 46 deals for over US$100m from January 1st to June 29th 2022 as tracked by Bullpen. Fanatics – USA, $1.5b VerSe Innovation – India, $805m Fanatics – USA, $500m Yuga Labs – USA, $450m PureGym – $400m Animoca Brands – Hong Kong, $360m iFit Health & Fitness – USA, $355m OneFootball – Germany, $300m OpenSea –
With 50 deals tracked in the last fortnight, 17 were officially recorded at the seed stage tracking just about on par with the last couple months. As previously noted, given the industries I’m looking at it tends to lean to early bets and smaller rounds on emerging tech and platforms. Of particular note is the uptick
With 51 deals tracked in the last fortnight, more than half were at the seed to pre-seed stage – small rounds and bets on emerging technologies and platforms. As I mentioned in the last edition we’re seeing smaller rounds and the trend has continued in the last fortnight. Some of the verticals I’ve seen seed
We breakdown the biggest funding deals, and some other highlights of the last fortnight. 💰 Top-10 Biggest Funding Deals (May 4th – May 18th) Multimedia Music, $100m Mashgin, $62.5m Zora Labs, $50m Moralis, $40m Irreverent Labs, $40m Oxefit, $35m Axiomatic, $35m Jambo, $30m Co:Create, $25m Untamed Planet, $24m Metatheory, $24m And a little bit more
With over 500 deals tracked I consider some possible trends and thoughts within the sports, media, NFT, gaming, fitness and media spaces. The race for NFT and web3 infrastructure For asset trading, exchange or art distribution, are some examples. Digital/Connected Fitness I thought it would cool off as the big players in digital fitness are shedding
We breakdown the top-10 deals across media, health & fitness and NFT’s in the January to March quarter. 💰 The 10 Biggest Media & Content Funding Deals: January – March 2022 With 52 deals in the quarter it is one of the bigger industries tracked and taking a closer look at the top-10 funding went towards
We breakdown some of the highlights of the deals tracked by Bullpen in the last fortnight. 💰 Top-10 Biggest Funding Deals (April 6th – April 20th) VerSe Innovation, $805m Viral Nation, $198m Sky Mavis, $150m Improbable, $150m Genies, $150m Cinq Music, $100m Cocos Technologies, $50m Trace, $47m VideoVerse, $46.8m Strivr, $35m 🎮  Gaming Deal Highlights

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With over 400 deals tracked in Bullpen’s Deal Tracker, I consider some of the trends and companies within the sports, media, NFT, gaming, fitness and media spaces. Masterclasses Masterclass based startups are seeing decent funding because of several factors that can be taken in combination, video technology is both better and accessible, education is borderless and
We present the 30 biggest funding deals tracked by Bullpen in the January to March quarter. Fanatics – $1.5b Fanatics – $500m Yuga Labs – $450m PureGym – $400m Animoca Brands – $360m iFit Health & Fitness – $355m OpenSea – $300m Dream Games – $255m Fever – $227m Immutable – $200m Spotter – $200m
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