Nauta Capital announces EUR55m ‘Sidecar’ fund dedicated to fuelling later-stage portfolio  

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:01

Nauta Capital, a pan-European VC investing in capital-efficient B2B software companies and lean consumer plays, has closed a new EUR55M fund dedicated to backing its existing later-stage portfolio companies.  »

VCT funding breaks GBP600m milestone as 2018/19 tax year draws to a close

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 18:09

Last week proved to be the biggest yet for VCT funding this tax year, with GBP46.4m being raised. Octopus Titan and ProVen took the bulk of this amount. Total VCT fundraising for 2018/19 amounts to GBP608.5 million so far, with GBP386.5 million raised in 2019 alone. »

RIO Investment Partners launches new agri-food VC fund

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 18:06

RIO Investment Partners (RIO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new venture capital fund focused on Agri-Food investing across the North American ag-tech and food-tech value chain.  »

VCT funding shoots past GBP500m

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 14:01

Last week was the biggest week for VCT fundraising this tax year with investors pouring GBP44.6m into VCTs. Over half of that (GBP24.5 million) was channeled into Octopus Titan, analysis from Wealth Club reveals. »

Hemal Mehta, AtomInvest

AtomInvest aims to democratise investment in alternatives

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 13:54

The summer saw the launch of a new investment platform, AtomInvest, which is designed to democratise access to alternative investment funds across private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. »

Blockchain private equity firm Swarm brings late stage pre-IPO companies to the masses

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 12:25

Swarm, the blockchain for private equity, announced that the recently tokenised Andra Fund will be made available to its investors. »

Christophe Reech, Reech Corporations

Latest Odysseus investment focuses on German AI financial adviser firm

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 12:00

Odysseus Investments, the private equity arm of Reech Corporations Group, recently announced a significant investment in Whitebox Services AG, an independent financial advisory firm using advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to offer tailor-made investment services to retail clients. »

Total VC dollars invested in 2017 on track to reach decade high

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:43

Investment into venture-backed companies in 2017 is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, and if this pace holds, full-year 2017 venture capital (VC) dollars invested could be the highest in the past decade, according to the Q3 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. »

Ian Kelly, Augentius

Global political turbulence fails to unsettle PE industry 

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:30

A majority of the UK private equity and real estate industry believes that a ‘soft’ Brexit will help fundraising. Similarly in the US, political instability is having a negligible effect on US mangers’ ability to raise funds from investors, according to research from Augentius, one of the world’s largest independent private equity and real estate fund administrators.  »

AT&T to invest up to USD200m in VC fund

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:28

AT&T has committed to investing up to USD200 million in a venture capital fund as part of its ongoing effort to develop solutions to the toughest technology challenges. »

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