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Maiden Lane to close initial fund – Fortune

According to Fortune, a new fund of fund Maiden Lane is set to close its debut fund at between $20 million and $25 million. The outlet reported that the fund will back syndicates and companies tied to the startup network AngelList. The LPs include Top Tier Capital Partners and Venture Investment Associates. And although Maiden Lane is “not officially part of AngelList,” one of its partners is Kevin Laws, current COO of AngelList.

Top Tier Capital Partners hires chief business development officer

Top Tier Capital Partners, a $2.4 billon San Francisco-based venture capital fund of funds manager, has recruited Jeff Watts as chief business development officer. He will lead Top Tier’s investor client business activities in the areas of sales, marketing and customer service while also contributing his perspective to Top Tier’s investment team.

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Top Tier Raises $310M Toward New Venture Fund of Funds

Top Tier Capital Partners is closing in on its $400 million target for a new fund of funds to invest in venture capital. The San Francisco firm has raised $310 million for Top Tier Venture Capital VI, according to a pair of filings on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

No More Excuses: LPs See 2.5x Venture Fund Performance as a Target

Venture capital has been an under performing asset class, but firms can no longer use the past decade’s lack of liquidity as an excuse for poor performance. This was one message from a panel of limited partners at the Venture Capital Investing Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Awarepoint Picks up $14M

Awarepoint Corp., the real-time location system services provider for healthcare clients, has added $14 million in funding. Heritage Group led the round and was joined by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cardinal Partners, Venrock, Jafco Ventures, Avalon Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Top Tier Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE: Awarepoint Raises $14 Million in Additional […]

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Sean Warren Joins Top Tier Capital

Top Tier Capital Partners said Wednesday that it has hired Sean Warren to lead its compliance and legal effort. Warren will be Top Tier’s counsel and chief compliance officer. Warren was previoulsy the president and COO of Robertson Stephens Asset Management.

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