U.S. venture firms raise $7.4 bln from 78 funds in Q2 ’14

According to Thomson Reuters and the NVCA, U.S. venture firms raised $7.4 billion from 78 funds during the second quarter of 2014. The number of funds represents a 42 percent increase from the same period in 2013 as well as a 24 percent increase from the first quarter of 2014. Also, the number of funds that raised capital during the second quarter of 2014 hit a seven-year high since the fourth quarter of 2007 when 83 funds raised capital for venture investing.

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Israel-based startup Curiyo grabs $1.9 mln

Curiyo has received $1.9 million in seed funding. The investors included OurCrowd, Cedar Fund, Morton Meyerson of 2M, Kima Ventures, former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, Gigi Levy and JumpSpeed Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Glocer has been added to Curiyo’s advisory board. Based in Jerusalem, Curiyo is a content discovery and curation tool.

ShopKeep racks in $25 mln

ShopKeep has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Thayer Street Partners led the round with participation from Canaan Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, TTV Capital, Contour Venture Partners, former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer and Matt Coffin, founder of LowerMyBills. Headquartered in New York City, ShopKeep is a provider of cloud-based point of sale software for managing retail shops and restaurants.

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Khosla Ventures and ex-Citigroup CEO Pandit back Fundbox

San Francisco-based risk engine creator Fundbox has raised $17.5 million in funding. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included SV Angels, former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer.

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Thomson Reuters partners with Cambridge Associates on benchmark data

Thomson Reuters has struck a deal with consulting firm Cambridge Associates to provide the latter’s private equity benchmarking data to subscribers of the Thomson Reuters Eikon service. Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB) and its predecessors, including Venture Economics, collected and published buyout and venture capital return data and statistics for more than two decades.

VC-Backed IPOs Show Improvement in Q2 – NVCA Report

Twenty-one venture-backed IPOs raised $2.2 billion during the second quarter, more than double the volume and dollars compared to the first quarter of this year, according to a report by the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Year to date, 29 VC-backed companies have gone public, raising about $2.9 billion. That compares to 29 VC-backed companies that raised $18.8 billion via initial public offerings in the first two quarters of last year.

Thomson Reuters Launches Two Indices Focused on US VC

Thomson Reuters has launched two indices focused on the US venture capital market, the Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Research Index (TR VC Research Index) and the Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index (TR VC Index). The TR VC Research Index is a comprehensive indicator of the US venture capital industry while the TR VC Index is an investable index replicating the performance of the TR VC Research Index using liquid public securities.

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peHUB First Read

This morning First Read brings you the latest on Thomson Reuters’ investable venture capital index; where buyout firms are seeking more dividend loans and finds out what states are laden with the most student debt and therefore hungry to earn back the cash.

Veritas Completes Buy of Thomson Reuters Healthcare Business

Veritas Capital has closed its $1.25 billion buy of Thomson Reuters healthcare business. The company will be called Truven Health Analytics. Truven, according to a statment, is a combination of ‘truth’ and ‘proven.’ Truven employs about 2,200 people globally. PRESS RELEASE The previously announced $1.25 billion sale of the Thomson Reuters Healthcare business to an […]

Veritas Capital to Buy Healthcare Unit from Thomson Reuters in $1.25 Bln Deal

Thomson Reuters said Monday that it has agreed to sell its healthcare busines to Veritas Capital in a deal valued at $1.25 billion. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval, is execpted to close in the next few months. The Healthcare business provides data, analytics and performance benchmarking solutions and services to hospitals, health systems and […]

Slideshow: European PE Performance First Half 2011

European private equity performance figures bode well for those European buyout funds on the fundraising trail. General partners saw double-digit positive returns in the one-year time horizon through June 30, according to Thomson Reuters Private Equity Performance Index. Looking at the overall figures, European private equity performance posted positive returns across all but the 3-year […]

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