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Salesforce Ventures launches $125 mln regional fund focused on Europe

Salesforce Ventures announced a $125 million Europe Trailblazer Fund focused on enterprise cloud startups. This is the firm’s fourth regional fund in the last 12 months, following launches in Canada, Japan and Australia most recently in March. In 2015, Salesforce Ventures introduced its first $100 million investment commitment in Europe and brought on Alex Kayyal as partner and head of Europe to lead the fund, which has since backed more than 50 startups in 13 European countries. Source: Press r...
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Designer Fund raises $23.5 mln second fund

Designer Fund said it raised a $23.5 million second fund for pre-seed and seed investing. The fund will invest $350,000 to $1 million and target investments in the core industries of financial services, enterprise software and digital health.    
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Nexus Venture Partners raises $353.5 mln toward venture-capital fund

Nexus Venture Partners has raised $353.5 million toward a fifth venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The fund has a $450 million target. It has attracted 32 LPs. The filing is available here.  
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Champlain Capital amasses over $68 mln for third fund

Champlain Capital Partners has raised over $68 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $87.5 million. Based in San Francisco and Boston, Champlain Capital invests in niche manufacturing, consumer products, distribution, healthcare, and non-financial services businesses.
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Sofar Sounds raise $25m, but will artists see any of that?

Sofar Sounds are bringing unique, intimate gigs to people’s living rooms and other mysterious locations – but are they for the artists, the audience, or themselves? Sofar Sounds aren’t just a live sessions producer, nor are they quite a gig promoter – they stand in a league of their own. They launched just under 10 years ago with a passion for live music and a disdain for the rest of the live music experience – loud crowds, busy venues, sweaty smells, exorbitant drink prices. Sofar Soun...
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Granite Creek wraps up fund at $200 mln

Granite Creek Capital Partners has closed its FlexCap II fund at $200 million. The fund expects to invest in 15 to 20 lower-middle market companies in manufacturing, business services, healthcare and agribusiness, PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, May 22, 2019 – Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, announced today the close of a $200 million fund (FlexCap II), with a focus on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle market companies. With the close of...
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Gore’s Generation Investment Management Fund III raises $1 bln

Generation Investment Management LLP said May 21 that its third sustainable solutions fund closed on $1 billion. Generational Fund III will make minority investments of $50 million to $150 million in companies with high-growth potential. Generational Investment Management is the firm founded by Al Gore, former vice president of the U.S. PRESS RELEASE London and San Francisco, May 21, 2019 – Generation Investment Management LLP, the dedicated sustainable investment firm with approximately $22 bil...
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Horsley Bridge Partners is raising a $1.6 bln venture capital fund of funds

Horsley Bridge Partners is seeking $1.6 billion thirteenth venture capital fund of funds, according to a filing with the SEC.  The document did not report a first close. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco.    
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Lumerity Capital targets $50 mln for second fund

Lumerity Capital Partners is seeking to raise $50 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm invests in data infrastructure.
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NFX Capital collects $275 mln for sophomore fund

NFX Capital has raised $275 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The San Francisco-based venture firm focuses on seed and Series A investments.  
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Sofinnova Partners closes medtech acceleration fund

Sofinnova Partners has raised 48 million euros for its new medtech acceleration fund, beating its target of 40 million euros. MD Start III’s investors include Bpifrance, Medtronic, LivaNova, the European Investment Fund and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. PRESS RELEASE PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences, announced today the launch of MD Start III, which closed above its original target of €40 million. With this new medtec...
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Generation raises $1 bln for third Sustainable Solutions Fund

Generation Investment Management announced the close of its $1 billion Generation IM Sustainable Solutions Fund III. The fund, the firm’s third, focuses on growth-stage businesses with well-established technology and commercial traction in three areas: planetary health, people health, and financial inclusion. The fund aims to make minority investments of $50 million to 150 million. Source: Firm release
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Noro-Moseley Partners closes a $180 mln eighth fund

Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based firm focused on early-growth technology and healthcare startups in Southeastern United States, raised a $180 million eighth venture-capital fund, according to a regulatory filing. The document says that 64 LPs invested in the fund. The firm recently increased the size of the fund. Noro-Mosely was previously seeking $150 million.    
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Hustle Fund is seeking $50 mln for sophomore fund

Hustle Fund, a San Carlos, California-based firm, is raising a $50 million second fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The pre-seed firm was founded by ex-500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn. First sale was not reported.
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Jackson Square targets $150 mln for third fund

Jackson Square Ventures is seeking to raise $150 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in San Francisco, the venture firm invests in SaaS and marketplace companies.
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Catalyst launches first real estate Opportunity Zone fund

Catalyst said May 20 that it is launching an inaugural real estate Opportunity Zone fund, which plans to raise $150 million. Catalyst, of Salt Lake City, has invested in more than $6 billion of real estate projects in the United States across various asset classes. PRESS RELEASE Catalyst Opportunity Funds Launches $150 Million Double Bottom-Line Opportunity Zone Fund Renowned Impact Investors Jim Sorenson, Patrick McKenna, and Jeremy Keele Have Teamed up to Invest in Undercapitalized American Co...
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HLM Venture Partners targets $125 mln for fifth fund

HLM Venture Partners is seeking to raise $125 million for its fifth fund, according to an SEC filing. The Boston-based venture firm invests in healthcare.
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Vinci raises $1 bln for third fund

Brazilian private equity firm Vinci Capital Partners has closed its third fund at $1 billion. Vinci Capital Partners Fund III’s limited partners include U.S. public pension plans, consultants, sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds and family offices. MVision Private Equity Advisers was strategic fundraising adviser for Vinci Capital Partners while Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provided legal counsel for the fund. PRESS RELEASE Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 16, 2019 – Vinci Capital Partners (“Vinci” or...
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Temasek-backed Vertex raises $230 million for new Southeast Asia fund: Reuters

Vertex Ventures, backed by Singapore state investor Temasek, said it has raised $230 million in the first close of its latest fund to invest in Southeast Asian and Indian technology start-ups. The firm was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab. Its portfolio includes payments start-up InstaReM, online grocery platform HappyFresh and cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Vertex expects a final close for the fund, its fourth for the region, over the next few months, it said in a statement. It pl...
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Tuatara Capital rakes in over $206 mln for sophomore fund

Tuatara Capital has raised over $206 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $375 million. The New York-based private equity invests in the legal cannabis industry.
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DGNL Ventures collects over $14.9 mln for fund

DGNL Ventures has raised over $14.9 million for its new fund, according to an SEC filing. DGNL Ventures is an early-stage venture firm focused on emerging brands.
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Vertex Ventures hits $230M first close on new fund for Southeast Asia and India

Tis the season to be raising in India and Southeast Asia. Hot on the heels of new funds from Strive and Jungle Ventures, so Singapore’s Vertex Ventures, a VC backed by sovereign wealth fund Temasek, today announced a first close of $230 million for its newest fund, the firm’s fourth to date. Vertex raised $210 million for its previous fund two years ago, and this new vehicle is expected to make a final close over the coming few months with more capital expected to roll in. If you care about numb...
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Miraki Innovation unveils $175 mln fund

Miraki Innovation has launched a $175 million medical technology breakthrough fund. This will be the third fund started and managed by Christopher Velis, founder of Miraki Innovation and co-founder of Auris Health. PRESS RELEASE CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Founder of Miraki Innovation and co-founder of Auris Health, Christopher Velis, today announced the launch of his third fund to finance and build the next generation of pioneering medical technology (medtech) companies. The $...
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Accel collects $575 mln for fund to invest in European and Israeli startups

Accel has raised $575 million for its sixth fund that will invest in early-stage companies in Europe and Israel. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Accel has offices in San Francisco, London, India and China. PRESS RELEASE 16th May 2019, London: Accel, the leading global venture capital firm, today announces that it has raised a $575 million fund, its sixth to be invested in early stage companies across Europe and Israel. Accel opened its doors in London in 2000, aiming to become the first ...
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Madrona Ventures Group closed $101 mln acceleration fund

Madrona Ventures Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest, closed a $101 million acceleration fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The document states that 41 limited partners participated in the fund. The firm raised its $300 million fund VII in May 2018.
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Zeev Ventures is raising a fifth fund for an undisclosed amount

Zeev Ventures, a Palo Alto, California-based firm, is raising a fifth venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing does not list a target for the fund. Oren Zeev is the sole investor at the firm and is known for his backing of Chegg and Houzz.
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Fengate raises C$1.1 bln in close of third core infrastructure fund

Fengate Asset Management has raised $1.1 billion in committed capital in the final close of its third core infrastructure fund. Fengate Core Infrastructure Fund III exceeded both its C$750 million target and initial C$1 billion hard cap. It was backed by new and existing limited partners, including public and corporate pension plans, insurance companies and funds of funds, based in North America, Europe and Japan. Threadmark Partners was the placement agent. Fund III, already about 50 percent de...
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OCA Ventures is seeking $125 mln towards fourth fund

OCA Ventures, a Chicago-based early-stage firm is seeking $125 million towards a fourth fund, according to a filing with the SEC. First raise was not reported. The firm invests primarily in technology and highly-scalable service industries. OCA ventures raised its $100 million third fund in 2014.  
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Bedrock targets $350 mln for sophomore fund

Bedrock Capital is seeking to raise $350 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The New York City-based early-stage venture firm was co-founded by Geoff Lewis, formerly of Founders Fund and Eric Stromberg, formerly of Google.
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Ex-Shepherd GP’s Cure8 Ventures raises $2.6 mln toward VC fund

Cure8 Ventures has raised $2.6 million toward a venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The St. Louis-based early-stage firm focused on food, wellness and health investing did not list a fund target. It is managed by Tom Siegel, formerly a managing director at Shepherd Ventures, and Justin Siegel, president of Deli Star Corp. The filing is available here.  
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