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Venture Capital

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. »

data.world secures USD19m in VC funding

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 08:48

data.world, 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. »

Wing Venture Capital raises USD250m second fund

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 17:37

Wing Venture Capital has closed Wing Two, its USD250 million second fund. »

Albion Ventures launches GBP24m top up fundraising

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 09:50

Albion Ventures has launched the Albion VCTs Top Up Offers and is seeking to raise up to GBP24 million across its six venture capital trusts. »

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:42

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’. »

Infrastructure head welcomes autumn statement

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 10:10

Patricia Moore, (pictured) UK Head of Infrastructure for Turner & Townsend, has commented on the infrastructure points raised in the Autumn statement. »

BDC Capital launches USD135 million VC fund for energy and cleantech start-ups

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:44

BDC Capital is planning to launch a USD135 million venture capital fund to support Canadian energy and cleantech start-up businesses with global potential. »

Seraphim Capital launches space tech fund

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 10:19

Seraphim Capital has launched what it says is the world’s largest ever, early-stage, space-sector, venture fund.  »

Aussie VC capital funding hits record high

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:54

Australian venture capital funds raised a record USD568 million in 2016 with investment jumping 50 per cent to AUD347 million, according to the latest Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) and EY Yearbook. »

Albion Growth Report finds SMEs optimistic

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 10:06

Albion Ventures’ fourth Albion Growth Report finds that nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of small businesses with over five employees plan to grow dramatically or moderately over the next two years and only 5 per cent think they will shrink or wind down.  »

Michael Collins, Invest Europe

Invest Europe publishes private equity and venture capital guide for pension funds

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 10:33

Private equity and venture capital trade association Invest Europe has published a guide for pension funds on investing in the sectors. »

Octopus Labs selects first five Fintech accelerator firms

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 10:28

Octopus Labs has selected five businesses to join its new Fintech accelerator, which kicks off in October. »

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