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Traditional venture capital funds are slowing in Indonesia's technology sector, despite a digital boom. ... But Indonesia's first corporate venture capital fund appeared in May 2014 in the form of the $50 million SoftBank Indosat fund, jointly owned by Japan's SoftBank and Indosat, a large ...
Samsara BioCapital has raised $310 million for a venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. Fifty-seven LPs contributed capital. The fund's partners include former Sofinnova Ventures General Partner Srini Akkaraju and Michael Dybbs, a former partner at New Leaf Venture Partners. ...

Valor Capital Group has raised $56.8 million toward a $100 million second venture capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The fund raised the capital from 50 LPs. The firm, which focuses on Brazilian and U.S. startups, is run by partners including Scott Sobel, Antoine Colaco, Michael Nicklas and ...
The Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) launched Venture Chesco, an initiative investing up to $4 million in emerging and growing companies located in the county that borders Delaware. The partnership includes $2 million ...
Mobile recruitment platform Found raised AUD 4.5 million without speaking to a venture capital fund, Smart Company reported. “To me, it doesn't make sense to hand control of it over to someone else,” Andrew Joyce, founder of the Sydney-based startup, told Smart Company. “We want to set the strategy ...
One of the six companies they have invested in—Unchained Labs—was honored last week with a Game Changer award for Pleasanton. Unchained CEO Tim Harkness is one of the five founding partners of Tri-Valley Ventures and arranged for the fund to participate in its fourth round of financing. Typically ...

Seattle, WA-based startup studio and venture capital firm Pioneer Square Labs has launched an $80m fund that invests in early-stage technology ... led in January by Foundry Group in PSL Studio, which has raised $27.5m to date from over a dozen U.S. venture capital funds and over 50 angel investors.
Niv Dror, AngelList's former head of marketing, has launched a $3 million venture-capital fund called Shrug Capital, stylized as ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Capital. The fund has received investments from influential Silicon Valley venture capitalists such as Founders Fund's Cyan Banister and Andreessen Horowitz's Marc Andreessen and ...
Qiming Venture Partners Closes Three New Venture Capital Funds Totaling $1.39 Billion ... Qiming Venture USD Fund VI with $935m in commitments, – Qiming Venture RMB Fund V with ¥2.1 billion in commitments, which are focused on the investment in outstanding Chinese entrepreneurs in the Internet ...
Pioneer Square Labs (“PSL”) announced today the launch of PSL Ventures, a Seattle-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage ... round led in January by Foundry Group in PSL Studio, which has raised $27.5 million to date from over a dozen leading U.S. venture capital funds and over 50 angel ...
... companies to its venture capital network, including its annual “UnDemo Day,” Renaissance Venture Capital Fund has drawn $1.3 billion into Michigan's startup ecosystem. According to the firm, since its 2008 launch, it has invested in 30 U.S. venture capital funds with the goal of attracting venture capital ...
Back in Oct. 2015, former founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter and newly minted free agent Natalie Massenet registered a mysterious business titled "Imaginary Ventures" with Companies House in the U.K., listing herself as the director. In the two and a half years since, Massenet became the ...
Michigan startups just received new capital injection with the latest announcement from Renaissance Venture Capital Fund (Renaissance). ... Since Renaissance launched in 2008, it has invested in 30 venture capital funds around the United States, with the goal of attracting venture capital from those funds ...
Ann Arbor-based Renaissance Venture Capital Fund announced Friday that since its founding in 2008 it has had lured more than $17 in investment to the ... According to CEO and fund manager Chris Rizik, those two funds have invested $75 million in 30 venture-capital funds around the country, which in ...
Behind this industry are institutional investors who allocate billions of dollars to venture capital funds each year in hopes of reaping high returns from the ..... Some institutions outsource their human resources functions, according to Chris Culbertson, who leads Verger Capital's fund manager due diligence.
Discount auto insurer Root raises $51M from California venture capital funds ... Root Insurance Co., which deeply discounts auto premiums for good driving habits as measured by smartphone, has raised $51 million from Silicon Valley and San Francisco-area venture capital firms. The funding will go ...
A new fund from Social Starts, a $60 million venture-capital partnership, is a reminder that there are still big hopes about using technology to improve the world. Social Starts recently launched Joyance Partners, a $20 million venture-capital fund focused on emerging technologies aimed at helping ...

... to SEC filings posted recently, General Catalyst, a Cambridge, MA-based venture capital firm, has raised $1.375 billion for a new venture capital fund. ... Today's news only bolsters the narrative that venture capital funds, both in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, are awash in capital from limited partners.
Behind this industry are institutional investors who allocate billions of dollars to venture capital funds each year in hopes of reaping high returns from the ..... Some institutions outsource their human resources functions, according to Chris Culbertson, who leads Verger Capital's fund manager due diligence.
Australian venture capital funds get pitched to by hundreds and hundreds of businesses on a regular basis, but despite the numerous active funds in Australia, the inner machinations of the types and size of those businesses are often left to guesswork. However, continuing their line of posts aimed to ...
"We've had many inquiries from corporate venture capital funds about making investments, so it's easy to move toward creating ties with large companies," said Atsuyoshi Shimazu, president of internet security company Caulis. The Tokyo-based startup has received investments from the Sony Innovation ...
Lerer Hippeau has agreed to assume management of a $125 million venture capital fund raised and invested by Binary Capital, around nine months after the firm imploded over allegations of sexual harassment against co-founder Justin Caldbeck, according to multiple sources. Why it matters: Startups backed by Binary no ...
When Glen Mayfield and Ted Robinson raised their first venture capital fund in 1994, there wasn't much of a startup community in Cincinnati. ... He and Robinson built their venture capital business into what's now River Cities Capital Funds, a downtown Cincinnati firm that has raised more than $750 million ...
Komodo, a blockchain technology group and pioneer of the innovative atomic swap technology, is entering a strategic partnership agreement with ValueNet Capital, a venture capital fund based in Beijing. The agreement is focused on decentralized initial coin offerings (dICOs). The Komodo Platform is one ...
Elephant, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm focused on the enterprise software, consumer internet and mobile markets, raised 250m for its second fund. Per an SEC filing, Elephant Partners II, L.P., was subscribed by 85 investors. The document lists Founders & General Partners Jeremiah Daly and ...
Eight Roads Ventures, a London, UK–based venture capital firm, has launched a $375m third fund for scale-ups in Europe and Israel. ERVE III will provide funding for fast-growing technology companies across enterprise, consumer, fintech and healthcare IT sectors. The London-based team – led by Davor ...
The larger venture capital fund sizes might provide some investors opportunities, but there are concerns. The $349.3 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento, for one, could commit more capital in "interesting, exciting companies," said Steven Hartt, principal with consulting ...
A Long Island-based venture capital fund has invested $100,000 in a technology startup focused on treating breast cancer. The Accelerate New York Seed Fund recently joined a group of undisclosed individuals in putting more than $1 million in Concarlo Holdings LLC, which operates from a business ...
Valley Growth Ventures, a micro-investment capital investment fund launched in 2016, has closed fundraising at $6 million and is actively seeking investment opportunities. VGV , which is managed by Ernie Knight — who is president of the management consulting firm Knight & Associates and an adviser to ...
Mumbai: Venture Gurukool, a mentoring platform for early and growth stage ventures, is planning to launch its maiden fund called VG Coop Fund with a target corpus of $20 million towards the end of April, said founder Mahendra Swarup. The fund, which will have a green shoe option to raise another $20 ...
Leap Venture Studio (Leap) in partnership with Michelson Found Animals and R/GA is the first accelerator focused on the future of pet care, and Companion Fund is a $100 million venture capital fund in partnership with Digitalis Ventures. These programs are new ways of reaching innovators and ...
Slavitt recently disclosed plans to invest in health-tech start-ups via a new venture capital fund, and Park is working on a new insurance business called Devoted Health. Park told CNBC, "While I wish this new endeavor the very best, I am not a candidate to lead it." Slavitt and Loveman declined comment.
Prime Venture Partners, a Bengaluru, India-based early stage venture capital firm, closed its third fund, at INR 400 crore (approx. $60M). The fund will focus on Digital India, Fintech/Financial Services, Healthcare, Education, Logistics and Global SaaS solutions. Founded in 2011, Prime has always invested ...
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi red-flagged private equity, venture capital and hedge funds as a possible tool for money laundering. Such alternate investment funds need immediate attention and have forced the regulator to check possible money-laundering tendencies, Tyagi said while addressing members ...
The venture capital industry, like other corridors of power, has been rocked over the last year by allegations of sexual misconduct that forced several powerful men out of their funds. Most venture capital funds do not have human resources departments, and even if they have an internal policy that defines ...
Ventech Capital V has held its first close, at €140m, with limited partners including European institutional investors and family offices, founders of portfolio companies and other new investors. The fund will focus on making Seed and Series A investments ranging from €500k to €15m, in European tech ...
On March 2, 2018, China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) released the "Special Provisions on Share Reduction in Venture Capital Funds of Listed Companies" ((hereinafter referred to as the "Special Provisions"). In order to implement the “Special Provisions”, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ...
Oklahoma-based Spur Capital Partners, a venture capital funds-of-funds manager, has named Matt Horten and Kevin Moore as partners. Previously, Horten worked at WSS Holdings where he was the chief investment officer while Moore is the former director of angel investments and venture adviser at i2E.
Lavrock Ventures, a McLean, VA-based venture capital firm, closed its first fund, at $25m. Founded in 2016 by Jim Hunt, Daniel Hanks and Steve Smoot, Lavrock Ventures backs startups developing solutions at the intersection of enterprise software, cybersecurity, and national security. It typically invests ...
General Motors formed a VC arm called GM Ventures in 2010, a year after exiting bankruptcy. In 2011, BMW launched iVentures, and in 2016 moved its headquarters from Munich to Silicon Valley, with plans to spend $530 million over the following decade. Last year, Toyota started Toyota AI Ventures.
Kindred Capital, a London, UK-based equitable venture capital firm, closed its first seed fund, at £80m. Launched in 2015, Kindred Capital offers seed-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity to co-own the fund that invested in their business. Led by Leila Zegna, Tracy Doree, Mark Evans and Russell Buckley, ...
TechOperators' partners combined have raised more than $580 million in venture capital and public offerings. Tom Noonan is best known for selling Internet Security Systems Inc. to IBM Corp. for $1.5 billion. Dave Gould is former chairman and CEO of Witness Systems Inc., acquired by Verint Systems Inc.
Investments like hedge funds and venture capital funds can be exciting and have high potential for returns. They are also riskier and more complex than most other types of investments, and for this reason, they are not open to the general public. In order to invest in a hedge fund, venture capital fund, ...
The Charleston venture capital fund Good Growth Capital says it plans to raise $20 million to invest in Southeastern technology startups, including "several million" it pulled in last year. The fledgling fund has made seven investments since its founding last year, including four announced last month, and it ...
Venture capital fund 500 Startups is opening an office in downtown Miami, a move that's good news for local startups. The expansion to Miami means 500 Startups is ready to invest seed money in local tech and other new companies and grow its investments in Latin America. This is the company's first U.S. ...
Concerned that allegations of his harassing women would reach the media, the head of Israel's biggest venture capital fund hired private investigators to thwart news stories about him and gave them a list of young women he had met professionally, the investigative news show “Uvda” alleges. In a program ...
Silicon Valley Data Capital said it has added more capital to its venture-capital fund with a total of $59 million raised, according to a filing with the SEC. The firm was founded by James McLean, a former venture partner at Crosslink Capital and investor at 3i Ventures. McLean also worked at ComVentures ...
According to Wired, It just announced a venture capital fund to invest in new startups. It's certainly not the first time we've heard of an automotive company getting into the VC business. Porsche has its digital hubs around the world, Daimler has been buying up tech startups for years, but this is a major move ...
Rokk3r Labs, a technology incubator and venture capital investment business based in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, has gone public. Founded in 2012, Rokk3r Labs, along with its VC arm Rokk3r Fuel, has invested in and expanded a total of 48 companies, 40 of which are still in operation today.
Similarly, the Electronics Development Fund set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is managed by Canbank Venture Capital Funds. However, the predominant role of PSFIs has been as a general partner in venture funds. There are at least 30 PSFIs, which have contributed to the ...


 

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