Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

A guide to the nonsense – TechCrunch

It’s been more than a half-decade since Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures kicked off the unicorn craze. Noting in a well-read post for TechCrunch that an interesting cohort of private companies worth a billion dollars or more was worth examining, the post brought the “unicorn” into its current usage inside of tech. And then tech itself did the term a favor,… Continue reading

Two Austin-based VC firms are each raising $100M funds – TechCrunch

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Investor momentum builds for construction tech Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing Texas startups will soon have two new sources for capital. Crunchbase News has learned that two Austin-based venture capital firms, ATX Seed Ventures and Quake Capital,… Continue reading

Investor momentum builds for construction tech – TechCrunch

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing Although it’s not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors. Historically, the multi-trillion-dollar sector has been… Continue reading

Cash rich and maturing – TechCrunch

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. 2019 has been good to the Austin startup scene so far. Combined, Austin startups have raised $240.3 million in January. That’s not much less than the nearly $300 million raised in all of Q4 2018. And since the beginning of the year,… Continue reading

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B – TechCrunch

Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund (SBVF), mostly in awe of the size of the investment vehicle. It’s important to remember that the $100 billion number most often associated with the gargantuan fund is only a target. Today, however, the Vision Fund inched yet closer to that 12-figure goal as it continues to pour billions of… Continue reading

Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 – TechCrunch

Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners. Though many technology companies have robust venture investment initiatives—Alphabet’s venture funding universe and Intel Capital’s prolific approach to startup investment come to mind—other corporations are just now doubling down… Continue reading

WeWork is just one facet of SoftBank’s bet on real estate – TechCrunch

This week WeWork announced that its Chinese subsidiary — WeWork China — raised an additional $500 million in capital in a deal led by SoftBank, Temasek Holdings and others. The deal reportedly values the Chinese branch of the shared workspace and real estate management company at $5 billion, up from $1 billion (post-money) in the round WeWork China announced… Continue reading