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Venture Capital

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. »

BioMedPartners raises CHF75m in first closing of new healthcare venture fund

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:23

BioMedPartners has held the first closing of BioMedInvest III, the firm’s third equity venture capital fund, at CHF75 million.  »

Shard Capital Partners launches VC fund in Ireland

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 14:03

Shard Capital Partners has held the first closing of the Suir Valley Venture Fund of Suir Valley Funds ICAV, the first Irish focused venture capital fund in Ireland that uses a regulated fund with a fully regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM).  »

Scania launches corporate VC fund

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 10:03

Scania is targeting investment in high-growth companies connected to the transport and automotive industries with its new venture capital fund, Scania Growth Capital. »

Microbusiness optimism trails larger SMEs

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:16

The fourth Albion Growth Report, based on interviews with 1,000 SMEs, finds that less than half (45 per cent) of microbusiness owners with fewer than five employees expect their company to grow over the next two years compared to almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of larger scale SMEs. »

Nyca Partners closes USD125m venture fund II

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:22

Nyca Partners, which was launched in 2014 by Hans Morris, a long-time Citigroup banker and former president of Visa, has held the closing of its second venture capital fund with more than USD125 million in total commitments. »

Chris McVey, Octopus

Octopus appoints fund manager

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:25

UK fund management company Octopus Investments has appointed Chris McVey as a fund manager in the smaller companies team. »

UpWest Labs, Singulariteam and OurCrowd most active Israeli VC Funds in 2016

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:37

UpWest Labs, Singulariteam and OurCrowd Funds were the most active venture capital funds in Israel during 2016, according to a report from IVC Research Center, in cooperation with Israeli law firm APM & Co. »

VCT fundraising up 53 per cent year-on-year

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 13:30

There is continued confidence in the venture capital trust (VCT) sector with fundraising for the 2016/17 tax year to 31 December 2016 up 53 per cent on fundraising to 31 December in the 2015/16 tax year, according to data published by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). »

Law firm Howard Kennedy dominates 2016/17 VCT market

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 09:11

Law firm Howard Kennedy has reaffirmed its market leading position in the UK venture capital trust (VCT) market, acting for 14 of the 18 VCTs coming to market in the 2016/17 financial year. »

VC investors to meet Swiss high-tech start-ups at Investor Summit 2017

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:31

Switzerland’s annual Investor Summit 2017 will give 180 international investors from VC firms such as KKR and Robert Bosch Venture Capital and international groups such as Credit Suisse, UBS and Swisscom to meet some of the country’s most promising high-growth tech start-ups tackling serious social, biological and commercial issues. »

Buzzoole raises USD830,000 for influencer marketing platform

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 07:43

Influencer marketing platform Buzzoole has raised USD830,000 through a convertible note funding, led by international venture fund Impulse VC with co-investment from Swiss technology venture firm R301 Capital. »

Drug access platform myTomorrows raises EUR10m

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 09:57

Founded to facilitate access to drugs in development for physicians and their patients, myTomorrows has closed a EUR10 million growth funding round co-led by EQT Ventures and Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Sofinnova Partners. »

Versant Ventures closes sixth healthcare fund

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 09:41

Versant Ventures has closed its newest fund, Versant Venture Capital VI, at its hard cap of CAD538 million (USD400 million). »

Emrging markets

Sovereign wealth funds move to private markets and emerging markets

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 15:46

Two new white papers from State Street Corporation and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) reveal changes in asset allocation among sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) over the past three to five years. »

Maven Capital Partners launches VCT fundraising

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 12:44

Venture capital trust (VCT) and private equity manager Maven Capital Partners’ Maven Income and Growth VCT 6 has launched a new VCT offer, which is limited to GBP6 million in new subscriptions.  »

US PE and VC funds rebounded from weak Q1

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 09:05

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds in the US showed stronger performance in the second quarter of 2016 than the first, according to Cambridge Associates. »


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