Early hit puts Formation 8 in spotlight

Last week, Formation 8 announced it raised $500 million for its second fund. This profile of the San Francisco-based venture, which already has a monster exit with Oculus VR, previously ran in the July 2014 issue of VCJ.


Solar industry heating up, again: VCJ

Investor interest in solar startups is swelling, again, thanks to an uptick in installations nationwide, a lowering of prices and such exits as SolarCity’s $158 million acquisition last fall of solar-module mounting startup Zep Solar, writes Mary Ann Azevedo, contributor to Reuters Venture Capital Journal.


VCs launch into new space: VCJ

Welcome to the era of “New Space,” where a small, but growing number of emerging hardware companies – many venture backed – are starting to take over the reins of space exploration as Washington, D.C., and other government agencies worldwide, shift the financial burden to private enterprise, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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