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InFocus collects over $10.7 mln for $50 mln-targeted venture fund

InFocus Capital Partners has raised over $10.7 million for its new venture fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $50 million. InFocus targets ophthalmic investments.  
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Inovia collects $600 mln for funds

Canadian venture firm Inovia Capital has raised $200 million for its fourth early-stage fund. Also, the firm has raised $400 million for a new growth-stage fund. Inovia invests in tech companies. PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL, Feb. 19, 2019 — Today Inovia Capital, Canada’s premier venture firm, announced that it has accelerated its leadership position by raising a fourth early-stage fund of US $200 million, as well as a new US $400 million growth-stage fund. The firm is further expanding activities in ...
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Bling raises more than $90 mln for inaugural opportunity, early-stage funds

Bling Capital, an investor in electric scooter company Lime, has raised $60 million for its inaugural early-stage fund, according to a pair of regulatory filings. The firm also raised a little more than $30 million for an opportunity fund that will make follow-on investments in portfolio companies and new investments in other companies in special cases, according to Founder and General Partner Ben Ling. Previously, Ling was a GP at Khosla Ventures and served in senior operating roles at Google, ...
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SoftBank invests in Mubadala’s new $400 mln European tech fund: Reuters

Japan’s SoftBank Group has provided nearly half of the cash for Abu Dhabi’s state investor Mubadala Investment Co’s new $400 million fund investing in European start-ups, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. Mubadala, which has committed to invest $15 billion in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, last week announced that Mubadala Ventures was planning to launch a $400 million technology-focused European fund this year. Softbank and Mubadala declined to comment on the news, first repo...
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IA Capital Group raises $43.5 mln for venture-capital fund

IA Capital Group has raised $43.5 million toward a $100 million venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. Inter-Atlantic Stonybrook Insurtech Ventures raised the capital from nine limited partners. The filing can be found here.  
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Grayhawk Capital rakes in $10 mln for third fund

Grayhawk Capital, a Phoenix-based venture firm, has raised $10 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $75 million.
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Falfurrias Capital gathers $484 mln for fourth fund

Falfurrias Capital Partners has raised $485 million for its fourth fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $500 million. The Charlotte-based private equity firm invests in lower, middle-market businesses.
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Growth Catalyst Partners targets $200 mln for new fund

Growth Catalyst Partners is seeking to raise $200 million for its inaugural fund, according to an SEC filing. The Chicago-based middle-market private equity firm invests in information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses.
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Rockbridge raises $355 mln after selling stakes in four portfolio companies

Rockbridge Growth Equity has raised $355 million after selling stakes in four portfolio companies to a consortium of investors that included StepStone Group, Aberdeen Standard Investments, HSBC, Lexington Partners and LGT Capital Partners. Rockbridge Growth Equity will continue to manage the portfolio companies via a new continuation fund, RB Equity Fund I LP. Also, Rockbridge has formed RB Equity Fund II LP, which will focus on investing in lower middle market services businesses headquartered ...
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Steve Jurvetson’s Future Ventures raises $200 mln inaugural venture fund

Steve Jurvetson’s Future Ventures said Friday it has raised a $200 million inaugural venture-capital fund, according to a press release. The fund was oversubscribed and will target frontier technologies in areas such as machine intelligence, sustainable mobility, the future of food, computational biology, high-performance computing and aerospace. It will be managed by Jurvetson, best known as a co-founder of DFJ, and Maryanna Saenko. Jurvetson has backed companies including Tesla and SpaceX. Sae...
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Lone Star racks up about $8.2 bln for 11th fund

Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm that invests in distressed assets, has closed its eleventh fund at about $8.2 billion. Limited partners in Lone Star Fund XI include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, as well as foundations and endowments that support medical research, higher education and other philanthropic causes. In November 2016, Lone Star closed its previous fund at about $5.5 billion. No performance data on the fund was available. Since forming in 1995, Lone Star ha...
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Spark Capital to raise $400 mln for sixth fund and $800 mln for third growth fund

Spark Capital is seeking to raise $400 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing. Also, the venture firm is setting a $800 million target for its third growth fund, according to another SEC filing.
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Open Prairie raises $81 mln for third rural opportunities fund

Open Prairie has closed its third rural opportunities fund at $81 million. The Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund will provide debt and equity funding to growth and later-stage companies in the agribusiness sector with a focus on opportunities based in rural America. The fund’s investors include 12 Farm Credit institutions, 14 commercial and community banks and several strategic, agriculture-related organizations. PRESS RELEASE EFFINGHAM, Ill., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Open Prairie announ...
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Intudo Ventures wraps up sophomore fund at $50 mln

Intudo Ventures, an Indonesian venture firm, has closed its second fund at $50 million. Intudo Ventures II LP will invest in Indonesia-focused companies. The fund’s limited partners include Founders Fund, Wasson Enterprise and WiL: World Innovation Lab. PRESS RELEASE Indonesia-only independent venture capital firm Intudo Ventures today announced the closing of Intudo Ventures II, LP, a US$50 million Indonesia-only early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Indonesia-focused compa...
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Idinvest Growth Fund II raises 340 mln euros

Idinvest Partners said Feb. 13 that its second growth fund closed on 340 million euros ($383.2 million), surpassing its initial target of 300 million euros. Idinvest focuses on small and medium enterprises across Europe. PRESS RELEASE Paris, 13 February 2019, Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has today announced the final closing of its second capital growth fund (Idinvest Growth Fund II) at €340m, surpassing its initial target of €300m. Idinvest Growth Fund II brings ...
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5AM raises nearly $500 mln for life science funds

5AM Ventures announced that it had closed the two life science funds at almost $500 million in commitments. The firm, which has offices in San Francisco and Boston, closed 5AM Ventures VI at $350 million and 5AM Opportunities I at $147 million. The main fund will target early-stage life science companies with investments focused on the discovery and development of therapeutics, drug delivery technologies and research instruments. The opportunity fund will focus on existing companies in its portf...
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Pillar raises nearly $85 mln for second fund

Boston-based venture firm Pillar, which invests in companies focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve business problems, has raised $84.875 million for its second fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm raised the commitments from 65 investors, the filing said. For its inaugural fund, the firm nearly $48 million in 2017 from 50 LPs, according to a filing at the time. The firm’s partners include Jamie Goldstein, Sarah Hodges and Russ Wilcox.
Tags: Boston, Trends, Funds, Emerging Managers, Jamie Goldstein Sarah Hodges


Waverley Capital amasses nearly $79 mln for fund

Waverley Capital has raised nearly $79 million for its new fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $100 million. The New York City-based early-stage venture firm was co-founded by Edgar Bronfman, managing partner at Accretive LLC.
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Cohesive Capital collects almost $217 mln for third fund

Cohesive Capital Partners has raised almost $217 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. No target was listed in the document. The New York City-based private equity firm was founded by John Barber, co-founder and managing partner of Citi Private Equity.
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PeakSpan wraps up sophomore fund at $265 mln

PeakSpan Capital has closed its second fund at $265 million. Based in Silicon Valley and New York City, PeakSpan is focused on growth-stage, B2B/enterprise software companies. PRESS RELEASE BURLINGAME, Calif. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeakSpan Capital, an investment firm focused on growth-stage business-to-business software companies, has announced it has raised $265 million in an oversubscribed second fund. PeakSpan Capital was founded in 2015 by Phil Dur, Brian Mulvey, and Matt Melymuka with ...
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Lightspeed raises $120 mln SPV

Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised a $120 million special purpose vehicle, according to a filing with the SEC. Lightspeed SPV I-B received commitments from eight LPs. The filing is available here.  
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Investment firm TPG closes over $4.6 billion new Asia fund: Reuters

Global private equity firm TPG Capital Management LP said on Monday it has closed its seventh Asia-focused private equity fund with over $4.6 billion in commitments. The fund, the firm’s largest to date for the region, exceeded its initial target size of $4 billion-$4.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the fundraising. TPG Asia’s new fund has already invested more than 40 percent of its capital across 12 companies, the firm said, including Chinese internet company Baidu Inc’s financi...
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Sierra Ventures raises $9 mln for sophomore follow-on fund

Serra Ventures has collected $9 million for its second follow-on fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $10 million. Based in Champaign, Illinois, Serra invests in Midwest and West Coast technology companies.
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Serra Ventures raises $9 mln for sophomore follow-on fund

Serra Ventures has collected $9 million for its second follow-on fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $10 million. Based in Champaign, Illinois, Serra invests in Midwest and West Coast technology companies.
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DouglasBay rakes over $244.7 mln for third fund

DouglasBay Capital has raised over $244.7 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. No target was listed in the document.
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Blackstone to invest $200 mln in Phelps’s hedge fund startup: Bloomberg

Blackstone Group is investing $200 million in a hedge fund startup run by Michael Phelps, the former head of European credit at BlackRock, Bloomberg is reporting. Phelps’s Tresidor Investment Management is on course to become one of London’s biggest funds this year, the story said.
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PIR Equities Fund III raises 275 mln euros ($312 mln)

PIR Equities said Feb. 11 that its third flagship fund closed on 275 million euros ($312 million). PIR Equities, of Geneva, targets deals in sectors including wealth & asset management, energy, infrastructure and payments. PRESS RELEASE PIR Equities Raises 275 Million Euros for Third Fund GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PIR Equities, an employee owned private equity firm has raised 275 million euros ($312 million) for its third flagship fund. The firm’s managing partner, Joseph Aaron Horowitz, reported o...
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Bioventure Creation Fund to raise $100 mln venture-capital fund

Bioventure Creation Fund has set out to raise a $100 million venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. Brian Taylor Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, is listed as a managing director of the Tokyo-based fund. The filing is available here.  
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Hoxton Ventures targets $100 mln for sophomore fund

Hoxton Ventures is seeking to raise $100 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in London, Hoxton is an early-stage technology venture firm.
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Anacapa Partners collects over $78.1 mln for third fund

Anacapa Partners has raised over $78.1 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in San Mateo, California, Anacapa is a private equity firm focused on the lower middle market.
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