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On Deck said it raised $17 million as an expansion of its Series D financing in a deal led by Google Ventures and joined by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Industry Ventures. The Series D now totals $59 million, with $42 million having closed in February. The first tranche of Series D financing was led by Institutional Venture Partners and joined by RRE Ventures, SAP Ventures and First Round Capital.
Four-year-old Harvest Power, a Waltham, Mass.-based company that produces renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers raised, has raised a $15 million extension to its $110 million Series C financing. The newest funds come for Tur Partners and Industry Ventures. True North Venture Partners led the initial round, alongside existing investors that include Kleiner Perkins [...]
LifeLock, Inc. said it completed its acquisition of ID Analytics and raised more than $100 million in preferred equity to pay for the deal. The list of participating investors reads like a who’s who of the venture business. Included were Bessemer Venture Partners, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Symantec Corporation, River [...]
It is looking more and more likely that U.S.-based funds-of-funds will raise far less than they did last year, which itself was down from 2009. For all of 2010, 59 funds-of-funds raised $14.11 billion, down from 62 FoFs that raised $24.1 billion in 2009, according to Thomson Reuters. So far this year, 52 FoFs have [...]
It’s like a jungle sometimes,
It makes me wonder
How I keep from going under.
Raising a venture fund is proving to be increasingly difficult. As my colleague Connie Loizos reported on Monday a paltry 37 VC funds were raised in the second quarter. That was the smallest quarterly number in 16 years.
But, as evidenced by funds raised in Q2, you can still raise capital if you can show LPs a track record of returns or offer a differentiated strategy. Of the 10 funds that raised the most capital in the second quarter, four are focused on China and India, markets that have produced big exits in the past couple of years; three are follow-on vehicles for successful funds; one is a new fund raised by VCs with solid track records; one targets the booming market for Android-based applications; and one buys distressed VC portfolios on the secondary market, where there are still plenty of deals to be had.
Industry Ventures has closed Industry Ventures Fund VI, a $400 million secondary fund focused on providing liquidity alternatives for venture capital and technology growth equity investments. The firm also announced that it has recently closed a $155 million special opportunities fund. Industry Ventures is based in San Francisco, with offices in Washington D.C. The firm was founded in 2000. Capstone Partners acted as placement agent for Fund VI.
In this week’s installment of Job Moves, we look at Kleiner Perkins’ latest hire and the firm he left; a key private equity appointment for the nation’s largest pension fund; a new fund for two former Insight GPs; a Brazilian expansion; and another very large pension fund that looks to be hiring.
KP HIRES HUANG FROM VIVO
Just a few days after Vivo Ventures announced the promotion of a partner to head its China operations, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced that it has hired former Vivo partner James Huang to advise on life science investments as a partner in its Shanghai office.
Huang was a managing partner at Vivo and, previously,
Robert May has been appointed CFO and Chief Compliance officer of Industry Ventures. May was most recently a venture partner at Standish Management but was previously the CFO at Founders Fund and at Thomas Weisel Venture Partners. Also, Jay Ganatra has joined Industry Ventures as an associate working on secondary direct investment transactions.