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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. »

Alex Davies, Wealth Club

Octopus announces GBP200m fundraise for Titan VCT

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 09:00

Investment firm Octopus Titan Venture Capital Trust intends to raise GBP200 million when it opens towards the end of the summer, making it the biggest VCT fundraise ever. »

Beenext global VC focused fund spins out from Gordian Capital platform

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 09:47

Beenext, a global venture capital-focused fund has spun out from the Gordian Capital platform. »

BioGeneration Ventures Fund III secures EUR66m

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:47

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV), a early stage life sciences venture capital firm, has secured investments from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and other new investors in BGV III, taking the fund’s total capital commitments to EUR66 million. »

NewAlpha closes first VC fund at EUR56m

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:42

NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha) has closed its first venture capital fund with capital commitments of EUR56 million including an EUR15 million investment by the French Tech Acceleration fund, managed by Bpifrance as part of the French Tech initiative and financed by the Investments for the Future Programme (PIA). »

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