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Israeli high-tech capital raising hits USD1.03bn in Q1

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:37

In the first quarter of 2017, Israeli high-tech companies raised a total of USD1.03 billion in 155 transactions, a 4 per cent decrease from the USD1.07 billion raised in 165 deals in the previous quarter and 8 per cent lower than the USD1.11 billion raised in 174 deals in Q1 2016. »

VCTs close financial year with near record high

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:27

The 2016/17 financial year is the second most successful on record for the UK venture capital trust (VCT) market with a total of 18 funds coming to market and raising over GBP500 million, a total bettered only in 2004 when VCTs raised GBP779 million.  »

Collas Crill advises on healthcare venture fund

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:12

Collas Crill has advised on the establishment of BioMedInvest III, BioMedPartners' third Guernsey-domiciled equity venture capital fund, closing at CHF75 million. »

Nasdaq launches venture investment programme

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:22

Nasdaq has launched a venture investment programme, Nasdaq Ventures, dedicated to discovering, investing in and partnering with fintech companies worldwide. »

Global VC deal volume drops to lowest level since 2011 in Q1

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 09:29

Venture capital (VC) deal volume continued to fall in Q1 2017 with only 2,716 deals completed globally during the period compared to 3,201 in Q4 2016, according to Venture Pulse Q1 2017 – the quarterly global VC trends report by KPMG Enterprise. »

SV Health Investors closes science and healthcare fund

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 07:12

SV Health Investors, the venture capital and growth equity firm formerly known as SV Life Sciences, has closed on its sixth flagship fund at its target of USD400 million. »

Ian Sayers, AIC

VCT fundraising for 2016/17 second highest on record

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 08:52

The venture capital trust (VCT) sector raised GBP542 million in the 2016/17 tax year, the second highest amount raised on record and an 18 per cent increase on last year’s figure of GBP458 million, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). »

Softline Seed Fund and Da Vinci Capital lead investment in Finvale

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 10:37

ITI Technologies, operating under the brand Finvale, has closed a USD500,000 investment deal from a consortium of venture capital funds specialising in fintech. »

Benhamou Global Ventures completes two exits from BGV II

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 08:58

Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), an early-stage venture capital firm, has completed two more exits from BGV II, which first invested in 2014. »

Foresight invests GBP2.15m into Fresh Relevance

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 12:06

Foresight has invested GBP2.15 million from Foresight VCT into Fresh Relevance Limited (FRL), a marketing technology platform for eCommerce businesses. »

83North closes USD250m venture fund

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 13:59

83North has closed an oversubscribed new venture capital fund at USD250 million. »

Israel Secondary Fund closes USD100m fund

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 08:55

Israel Secondary Fund (ISF) has completed the closing of ISF II, a USD100 million secondary fund. »

Amundi and CEA in joint venture to create Supernova Invest

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:47

European asset manager Amundi, with over EUR1 trillion in assets, has established a partnership with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), creating an independent asset management company: Supernova Invest. »

Panasonic to establish new VC company

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 10:21

Panasonic Corporation is to establish a new company, Panasonic Ventures, in April 2017, which will be based in California and invest in start-up companies mainly in the US, with initial investments of around USD100 million. »

Proveca raises GBP4m led by Catapult Ventures

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 08:47

Proveca, a European paediatric speciality pharmaceutical company, has raised GBP4 million to fund the commercial launch of Sialanar and the development and commercialisation of its paediatric product portfolio. »

Tilak Healthcare raises EUR2.5m from iBionext Growth Fund

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 09:06

Tilak Healthcare, a start-up from the iBionext network developing medical video games for both the diagnosis and follow-up of chronic diseases, has secured funding of EUR2.5 million from iBionext Growth Fund. »

Suir Valley Ventures invests in educational VR company

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 14:39

Venture capital fund Suir Valley Ventures, which was launched in partnership with Shard Capital Partners in February 2017, has made its first investment in Immersive VR Education (IVRE), a developer of virtual reality (VR) software and immersive experiences with a specific focus on education.  »

Latin American VC firms invest in MPOWER Financing

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:13

VARIV Capital, a Latin America venture capital firm, and Chilango Ventures, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Mexico City, have invested in MPOWER Financing. »

Elvie secures GBP5m Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:03

Elvie, the female-led British company dedicated to developing smarter technology for women’s health and lifestyle, has raised GBP5 million in a series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures with participation from female focused VC AllBright. »

Blockchain Capital to raise third fund via digital token offering

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 08:40

Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm investing in blockchain technology companies, is to raise its third fund via a combination of a traditional limited partnership called Blockchain Capital III and an additional fund offered via a digital token called the BCAP. »

CEFIF invests in three fintech companies

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:52

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund (CEFIF), a venture fund investing in growth-stage fintech companies in China and globally, has made investments in three new fintech companies. »

Catapult generates 3.5x return from sale of Monica Healthcare

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:23

Catapult Ventures’ portfolio company Monica Healthcare, a specialist in foetal monitoring, has been acquired by GE Healthcare. »

Tech entrepreneurs to grow despite Brexit and skilled staff shortages, says Albion Ventures

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:56

Two thirds (65 per cent) of small and medium-sized tech and telecom firms plan to grow dramatically or moderately over the next two years, according to a report launched by venture capital investor Albion Ventures. »

VC firm Lemnos launches third fund

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 08:48

Venture capital firm Lemnos has launched its third fund, a USD50 million fund focused on hardware and the growing ecosystem of software surrounding the hardware renaissance. »

Next Coast Ventures closes inaugural debt fund at USD85m

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 08:49

Austin-based venture capital fund Next Coast Ventures has closed its debut debt investment fund at USD85 million, oversubscribed by USD35 million. »

Sofinnova raises EUR106m for industrial biotech fund

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 13:11

Venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners has held the first closing of Sofinnova Industrial Biotech I at EUR106 million. »

K2 Global raises USD183m venture fund

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:04

Venture capital firm K2 Global has raised USD183 million in committed capital for a new fund. »

TrueBridge closes direct investment fund above USD100m target

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 08:59

Venture capital investment firm TrueBridge Capital Partners has held the closing of its first direct investment fund, TrueBridge Direct Fund, with USD125 million in commitments, exceeding its target of USD100 million. »

KORE Software invests in Fevo

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:54

KORE Software has created a new venture capital entity, KORE Software Capital, which has made its first investment in the group ticketing company Fevo. » secures USD19m in VC funding

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 08:48, the social network for data people, has closed USD18.7 million in venture capital funding at double the valuation of its previous round. »


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