General Atlantic provides $40 mln growth funding to Squarespace

General Atlantic has provided $40 million for a Series B funding round in Squarespace, an all-in-one website publishing and e-commerce platform. Anton Levy, managing director and head of Internet & Technology at General Atlantic, will join the company’s board of directors. Squarespace raised $38.5 million from investors led by Index Ventures and Accel Partners in 2010.


Tiger Global raises $1.5B venture fund

Tiger Global has raised a new $1.5 billion venture capital fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The New York-based fund, Tiger Global Private Investment Partners VIII, is slightly smaller than its predecessor.


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First Read is pleased to bring you news that Marissa Mayer is facing her toughest test yet at Yahoo, U.S. Airways committed the social media gaffe of the year and the Silicon Valley-backed startup that wants to fix a broken political system.


Venture firms raised $8.87 bln in Q1

The venture industry saw a big boost in fundraising in the first quarter as the reinvigorated IPO market and an increase in distributions to LPs lifted investor spirits.


Column Group raises $176M for second fund

The Column Group has raised $175.85 million for its second fund, the Column Group II, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing says the firm hopes to raise an additional $74.15 million toward a fund target of $250 million.


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As we move into a Masters weekend, First Read has news about top performing private equity shop Vista Equity, the potential beginning of a stock market crash and J.P. Morgan’s Blythe Masters is under investigation by federal regulators.


LPs want to see your SEC deficiency letter

Sponsors who get caught improperly charging fees to portfolio companies, and who think the issue will stay between them and the US. Securities and Exchange Commission, could be in for a big surprise.

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This morning read all about how to manage partner selection in venture capital syndicates, Vertical Venture Partners reaching a first close of its debut vehicle and where to get your 2014 employee compensation data.

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