Nevada PERS bets more on venture: VCJ

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.


Young companies embrace the JOBS Act: VCJ

Venture-backed companies have rushed to take advantage of the JOBS Act, particularly its provisions permitting confidential filings and a period to test the waters of the investment world, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.


The long shadow of the JOBS Act: VCJ

The JOBS Act became law in April 2012 with the promise it would grease the skids of small company IPOs and pave a broader avenue to the capital markets. Two years later, a debate rages over just how wide an opening it has created, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.


Predictive Edge acquired by Dropbox

Predictive Edge said it has been acquired by Dropbox, according to a posting on the company’s Website. No financial terms were disclosed. The company said it would no longer support its A/B testing product. Predictive Edge raised a seed round from Great Oaks Venture Capital and angels Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg. It participated in the Startx accelerator affiliated with Stanford University.


500 Startups to openly solicit for new seed fund

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups will openly market its next seed fund taking advantage of newly approved rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission allowing the broad public solicitation of investors.


Bouqs Company raises $6M from Azure, KEC

The Bouqs Company said raised $6 million of Series A financing in a deal led by Azure Capital Partners and joined by KEC Ventures. The funding will be used to accelerate growth by expanding staff, offering delivery outside the US, and scaling the company’s technology and infrastructure to keep pace with demand.


GE, Frost Data Capital form incubator

GE and Frost Data Capital said they started the Frost I3 incubator for industrial Internet startups. The incubator over the next three years will support 30 startups focused on industrial technologies and solutions that accelerate the advancement of intelligent machines, predictive and contextual analytics, and new workforce mobility tools. Startups will receive funding from Frost Data Capital and GE Ventures, as well as use of Frost’s incubator resources and facility in Southern California.

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Landmark, Insight shine in INPRS venture portfolio: VCJ

Funds from Landmark Equity Partners and Insight Venture Partners continue to shine brightest in the Indiana Public Retirement System’s early decade venture portfolio, according to an analysis by affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal.


MassPRIM’s push into venture slowed last year: VCJ

The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management’s venture portfolio includes top name funds from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Index Ventures, but after stepping on the gas early this decade, the board’s pace of commitments shifted to a lower gear last year, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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