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Venture capitalists distributed $8.1 billion to startups in the second quarter, an increase over the previous three quarters, but down from a year ago, according to PitchBook. The deal count also declined from the second quarter of last year.
An early look at private equity fundraising in the second quarter suggests an improving market for raising new money, including an apparent uptick in prospects for new venture capital 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.
(Reuters) – Cisco Systems will invest $15 million in Israeli venture capital funds as part of a broader plan to expand its operations in Israel and outside the United States, the company said on Wednesday.
Prospective revenue “quality” can dramatically alter the exit value you ultimately attain from a company, says guest columnist Scott Johnson, a managing partner with New Atlantic Ventures.
Cambridge Associates and the NVCA just released fourth quarter numbers from last year. And while they’re still nothing to boast about in conversations with LPs, they’re cause for less embarrassment.
Venture investing in Russia rose sharply last year as investors shifted their focus to larger, growth-stage transactions. Money going to startups climbed to $910.6 million, according to a study.
Investment activity rose modestly to $6.9 billion in the quarter (vs. $6.8 billion in the fourth quarter) and deal volume climbed to 841, according to a study from CB Insights.
Venture investing in mainland China fell 42% during the fourth quarter as companies raised $854 million, Dow Jones VentureSource reports. Completed deals declined 52% to 39.