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Vala launches new sustainable EIS fund

Vala launches new sustainable EIS fund

Vala Capital has invested in three fast-growth start-ups with sustainable strategies after successfully completing its first funding round for its new Sustainable Growth EIS. The company plans to raise GBP15 million for the sustainable EIS over the next two years and, having raised its target of GBP1.2 million for the first round, is due to embark on a second round of fundraising in September.

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EmergeVest invests in neobank Lucy

EmergeVest invests in neobank Lucy

EmergeVest, a Hong Kong-based growth-oriented private equity investment group, has invested in Lucy, a neobank focused on women entrepreneurs, through seed funding. In addition, Dr Jessica Bruser of EmergeVest has joined Lucy’s board of directors. 

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Topas Therapeutics extends Series B by EUR18m to EUR40m total

Topas Therapeutics extends Series B by EUR18m to EUR40m total

Topas Therapeutics GmbH (Topas), a private biotechnology company developing immune tolerance-inducing drugs to treat and potentially cure a variety of autoimmune diseases, today announced that the Company has successfully extended its Series B round with an additional EUR18 million (~USD22 million) raised, bringing the total for this financing to EUR40 million. All of Topas’ existing investors participated in the extension.