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Digital Exhibition at the Vitrina Gallery at HIT February – March 2021

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An innovative exhibition by the artist Sapir Bronzberg Levy, consisting of three-dimensional elements in a variety of colors, textures and design patterns in the gallery space, explores the art world or exhibited in museums and galleries and asks questions: Is in the art world present in a museum? Who even determines what art is? What is art worthy to be displayed in a museum? If anyone who defines himself as an artist is allowed to exhibit in a museum or gallery, will the value of the institution decrease? Will the value of art be diminished, faded away?

The Instagram culture of the current era is reshaping the essence of museums and challenging the concept of art. During a digital tour of the exhibition, the visitor is invited to take a selfie with the installation via a filter on Instagram or take a screenshot in its most creative way, upload the photo as an Instagram post with #Sapir_Art, and then the photo will appear on the gallery walls. Artist Sapir Bronzberg Levy allows visitors to become artists in her exhibition and their photographs to become art hanging on the walls.

Art reflects what you really are, your inner self. You can express yourself in exhibition and create your own art.

The exhibition was developed by Smadar Tzuk and Ofer Getz, who lead the virtual work of Vitrina Gallery. The gallery has been copied in its entirety to the digital space with the help of photogrammetry, and in the development of WebGL, so everyone can visit the gallery and watch the changing exhibitions. This exhibition continues to promote young artists, think about how art is presented online and explore new boundary, as art is defined by the viewer – and has the ability to evoke emotion and thought in him.

Artist Sapir Bronzberg Levy: “The exhibition gives everyone an equal opportunity to exhibit in the gallery, express their creativity and be one with the work of art.”

“Your platform makes the art world to be socialist, when it is also an expression of a capitalist world”

“Sapir reinvents the art world, with the help of the audience’s participation in the work and the announcement that anyone can be an artist”

“A cool and special experience, my kids really enjoyed and learned more about art”

“From Instagram to the museum, the exhibition raises important questions, do Instagram galleries challenge museums? Does the amount of likes more important than the status of a museum exhibit? Who is the artist in 2021 and by whom is it defined?

Sapir Bronzberg Levy, visual artist, experience creator, photographer and graphic designer. Sapir has exhibited since 2012. Sapir uses virtual reality / augmented reality technologies to create immersive – in-depth – real experiences. Visitors to Sapir’s exhibitions had become one with art. The visitor takes part in the exhibition and revives the art with the help of his statement, his place in the work. “There is no work of art without an audience.”

 

The main topics that the artist Sapir talks about in her works are the impact of social networks (or media) on the current generation, how is the new generation different from the old (or previous) generations? How much have social apps influenced the current behavioral norm?

Art is meant to influence society and a way of expressing ourselves.

But is art influenced by the amount of likes, comments and exposure on Instagram, in the age of social media?

With the help of immersive experiences Sapir grants the visitor an opportunity to remember the experience well and be a part of the creation and the influence.

What does an artist needs to exhibit in a museum?

Where is the fine line between art that enters museums and that which does not?

Who defines what art is?

How to participate?  Anyone can do it!

  1. Walk around the gallery
  2. Take a selfie by clicking the button or take a screenshot
  3. Post the photo on instagram and add #Sapir_Art
  4. Your photo will be displayed at the gallery soon

For the exhibition that can be experienced from anywhere >> https://sapir-art.com/vitrina-sapir-exhibition

For Sapir Bronzberg Levi Art website

https://sapir-art.com

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The Briefing: CARS24 Raises $450M, Airwallex Closes On $200M At $4B Valuation, And More

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Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know.

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India’s CARS24 raises $450M at $1.84B valuation

CARS24, an India-based e-commerce platform for used vehicles, announced it has raised $450 million in fresh funding at valuation of $1.84 billion.

The financing consists of $340 million in Series F equity and $110 million in debt.  DST Global, Falcon Edge and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Series F equity round for the 6-year-old company.

—  Joanna Glasner

Airwallex closes on $200M valued at $4B

Melbourne-based Airwallex, a global payments company, has raised $200 million led by Lone Pine Capital, fast on the heels of a Series D extension earlier this year. Airwallex customers set up accounts to accept international payments in preferred currencies to reduce fees.

This brings its total funding to $702 million and values the company at $4 billion. New investors G Squared and Vetamer Capital joined the round as well as existing investors  1835i Ventures, DST Global, Salesforce Ventures 1 and Sequoia Capital China.

— Gené Teare

Heartcore closes $250M consumer fund

Heartcore, a Copenhagen-based venture fund that invests in consumer-focused startups in Europe, raised $250 million for its newest fund. The firm invests around the thesis of “making people happy” through tech-enabled consumer businesses. The fundraise consists of a $200 million Fund IV and a $50 million vehicle to make follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies.

—  Joanna Glasner

Fintech

Flobiz raises $31M: India-based mobile billing startup Flobiz has closed on a $31 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital India and Think Investments. Flobiz helps small businesses with payments and inventory management and works online and offline. Its customers included wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and merchants. Existing investors Elevation Capital and BEENEXT participated in the round as well as many angel investors

— Gené Teare

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Altana AI snags $15M for supply chains: Altana AI, developer of an artificial intelligence-powered platform for navigating global supply chains, raised $15 million in a Series A funding led by Google‘s GV.

—  Joanna Glasner

Illustration: Dom Guzman

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The Briefing: CARS24 Raises $450M, Airwallex Closes On $200M At $4B Valuation, And More

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India’s CARS24 raises $450M at $1.84B valuation

CARS24, an India-based e-commerce platform for used vehicles, announced it has raised $450 million in fresh funding at valuation of $1.84 billion.

The financing consists of $340 million in Series F equity and $110 million in debt.  DST Global, Falcon Edge and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Series F equity round for the 6-year-old company.

—  Joanna Glasner

Airwallex closes on $200M valued at $4B

Melbourne-based Airwallex, a global payments company, has raised $200 million led by Lone Pine Capital, fast on the heels of a Series D extension earlier this year. Airwallex customers set up accounts to accept international payments in preferred currencies to reduce fees.

This brings its total funding to $702 million and values the company at $4 billion. New investors G Squared and Vetamer Capital joined the round as well as existing investors  1835i Ventures, DST Global, Salesforce Ventures 1 and Sequoia Capital China.

— Gené Teare

Heartcore closes $250M consumer fund

Heartcore, a Copenhagen-based venture fund that invests in consumer-focused startups in Europe, raised $250 million for its newest fund. The firm invests around the thesis of “making people happy” through tech-enabled consumer businesses. The fundraise consists of a $200 million Fund IV and a $50 million vehicle to make follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies.

—  Joanna Glasner

Fintech

Flobiz raises $31M: India-based mobile billing startup Flobiz has closed on a $31 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital India and Think Investments. Flobiz helps small businesses with payments and inventory management and works online and offline. Its customers included wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and merchants. Existing investors Elevation Capital and BEENEXT participated in the round as well as many angel investors

— Gené Teare

Logistics

Altana AI snags $15M for supply chains: Altana AI, developer of an artificial intelligence-powered platform for navigating global supply chains, raised $15 million in a Series A funding led by Google‘s GV.

—  Joanna Glasner

Illustration: Dom Guzman

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As Investors Pivot To Seed And Growth, Who Is Left Leading Series A?

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Series A funding round sizes have grown significantly in recent years.  

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Over the past decade, the average global Series A round increased from less than $6 million to more than $18 million, Crunchbase data shows. The median has grown from $3 million to $10 million over the same time period. 1

However, the trend is clear. 

Series A funding still shows a wide range, but with both the median and average up more than threefold through the decade, raising a Series A funding round has become a high bar for startups to clear.

General partner Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures wrote in a post earlier this month on the changing venture landscape that “A-Rounds used to be $3–7 million with the best companies able to skip this smaller amount and raise $10 million on a $40 million pre-money valuation (20% dilution). These days $10 million is quaint for the best A-Rounds and many are raising $20 million at $60–80 million pre-money valuations (or greater).”

Global Average Series A funding from 2012 to August 2021

Over the last decade, we have seen an expansion in fund managers at seed, alongside the early-stage funds that used to focus at Series A, repositioning to seed.  

“What used to be an ‘A’ round in 2011 is now routinely called a Seed round,” Suster wrote, “and this has been so engrained that founders would rather take less money than to have to put the words ‘A round’ in their legal documents.”

Upfront Ventures’ earliest-stage investment is about 70 percent seed and 30 percent pre-seed, he said. “We’re very unlikely to do what people now call an ‘A Round.’ ” 

Who is investing at Series A?

Given these changes in the venture landscape, who is investing at Series A?

We looked at leading investors at Series A in both 2021 and 2020 to get a sense of how the venture climate has shifted in just over a year. 

What we found: Insight Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global have invested the most dollars at Series A in 2021 to date. 

Insight Partners led 28 of these fundings with an average of $47 million and a median of $20 million, per Crunchbase data. Andreessen has led or co-led 29 Series A rounds this year to date, at an average much lower than Insight Partners at $24 million. And Tiger Global is the third-largest investor with 11 deals averaging $46 million. 

Among the investors listed, those with the lowest averages are Craft Ventures, Canaan Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Accel and Spark Capital, each with an average Series A round below $20 million. 

The majority of the firms on our list of Series A leaders have a median funding size below $20 million, Crunchbase data shows. 

Active venture and private equity investors in Series A in 2021

In 2020, leading investors at Series A were GV—which invested heavily in health care—GGV Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.  Overall, the averages and medians were lower last year among investors who put the most money to work leading Series A fundings when compared to 2021. 

Active venture and private equity investors in Series A in 2020

The barbell

Crunchbase data shows that Series A funding globally is up significantly year over year—though, of course, that’s also the case with every other funding stage this year. Even with four months to go before the end of 2021, Series A funding will exceed the record set in 2018. 

We also looked at the number of deals, and found that funding counts of at least $3 million are down a bit since 2018. 

Series A venture funding from 2012 to August 2021

Who leads?

The most active firms at Series A today are multistage venture firms with deep pockets, along with some newer entrants from growth equity firms. 

But when reviewing year-over-year deals for leading firms, not every firm saw an increase in average or median size in 2021. This confirms that at Series A, there are still a wide range of deal sizes to be done — and opportunities. 

Illustration: Li-Anne Dias

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the average Series A for Insight Partners in 2021.

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As Investors Pivot To Seed And Growth, Who Is Left Leading Series A?

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Series A funding round sizes have grown significantly in recent years.  

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Over the past decade, the average global Series A round increased from less than $6 million to more than $18 million, Crunchbase data shows. The median has grown from $3 million to $10 million over the same time period. 1

However, the trend is clear. 

Series A funding still shows a wide range, but with both the median and average up more than threefold through the decade, raising a Series A funding round has become a high bar for startups to clear.

General partner Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures wrote in a post earlier this month on the changing venture landscape that “A-Rounds used to be $3–7 million with the best companies able to skip this smaller amount and raise $10 million on a $40 million pre-money valuation (20% dilution). These days $10 million is quaint for the best A-Rounds and many are raising $20 million at $60–80 million pre-money valuations (or greater).”

Global Average Series A funding from 2012 to August 2021

Over the last decade, we have seen an expansion in fund managers at seed, alongside the early-stage funds that used to focus at Series A, repositioning to seed.  

“What used to be an ‘A’ round in 2011 is now routinely called a Seed round,” Suster wrote, “and this has been so engrained that founders would rather take less money than to have to put the words ‘A round’ in their legal documents.”

Upfront Ventures’ earliest-stage investment is about 70 percent seed and 30 percent pre-seed, he said. “We’re very unlikely to do what people now call an ‘A Round.’ ” 

Who is investing at Series A?

Given these changes in the venture landscape, who is investing at Series A?

We looked at leading investors at Series A in both 2021 and 2020 to get a sense of how the venture climate has shifted in just over a year. 

What we found: Insight Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global have invested the most dollars at Series A in 2021 to date. 

Insight Partners led 28 of these fundings with an average of $47 million and a median of $20 million, per Crunchbase data. Andreessen has led or co-led 29 Series A rounds this year to date, at an average much lower than Insight Partners at $24 million. And Tiger Global is the third-largest investor with 11 deals averaging $46 million. 

Among the investors listed, those with the lowest averages are Craft Ventures, Canaan Partners, Sequoia Capital India, Accel and Spark Capital, each with an average Series A round below $20 million. 

The majority of the firms on our list of Series A leaders have a median funding size below $20 million, Crunchbase data shows. 

Active venture and private equity investors in Series A in 2021

In 2020, leading investors at Series A were GV—which invested heavily in health care—GGV Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.  Overall, the averages and medians were lower last year among investors who put the most money to work leading Series A fundings when compared to 2021. 

Active venture and private equity investors in Series A in 2020

The barbell

Crunchbase data shows that Series A funding globally is up significantly year over year—though, of course, that’s also the case with every other funding stage this year. Even with four months to go before the end of 2021, Series A funding will exceed the record set in 2018. 

We also looked at the number of deals, and found that funding counts of at least $3 million are down a bit since 2018. 

Series A venture funding from 2012 to August 2021

Who leads?

The most active firms at Series A today are multistage venture firms with deep pockets, along with some newer entrants from growth equity firms. 

But when reviewing year-over-year deals for leading firms, not every firm saw an increase in average or median size in 2021. This confirms that at Series A, there are still a wide range of deal sizes to be done — and opportunities. 

Illustration: Li-Anne Dias

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the average Series A for Insight Partners in 2021.

Stay up to date with recent funding rounds, acquisitions, and more with the Crunchbase Daily.

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