Alpha Venture Partners Portfolio and VC Partner News

Coupang, Korea’s Answer to Amazon, Raises $2 Billion

November 20th, 2018

The fresh capital, which follows SoftBank Group’s initial investment of $1 billion from June 2015, will be used to bolster Coupang’s technology platforms, allowing for speedier deliveries, an easy one-touch payment system and an artificial intelligence function to assist with purchase recommendations.



Ride-hailing company Careem secures $200 million in funds from Saudi and Japanese investors 

October 18th, 2018

The $200 million was the first close of a funding round in which Careem expects to raise over $500 million, the company said in a statement.



AutoNation Invests $50 Mln In Online Car Retailer Vroom

October 30th, 2018

Congratulations to Paul and the entire Vroom team!



Rover acquires European dog-sitting rival DogBuddy
October 31st, 2018

Excited to see Rover continue to expand with their acquisition of DogBuddy!



John Frankel on Plated and What it Means to be Founder Friendly

October 30th, 2018

Alpha VP sits down with John Frankel of ffVC to learn more about ff, and their investment in Plated.



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