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Remember when Amazon.com just sold books online? Now, the Seattle-based retailer sells everything on its site, and it’s been a busy investor, too, as it has been putting its weight behind Web service companies. The latest happened today, when the company announced it invested an undisclosed amount of cash in Wikia Inc., which raised $4 million […]
Last month’s $330 million deal involving SunPower and PowerLight has put one VC group well on the way to raising a second fund of $200, whcih double its previous effort, according to PE Week reporter Alex Haislip. The Bay Area Equity Fund invested $5 million in PowerLight’s Series C deal last year, and the investment […]
The latest issue of PE Week features a scoop by our reporter, Alexander Haislip, who delves into the legal bind that VC-backed NetPickle finds itself in. Company founders Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen, who raised about $1.5 million from Sequoia Capital and others, are accused of code theft, misuse of company time, and failing to […]
The numbers for Canadian private equity investing are due to come out today and one thing to take from the report is that buyouts are soaring up north. Sure, Canadian buyout fund-raising can’t hold a candle to what The Blackstone Group and other mega fund-raisers do in a few weeks’ time, but what’s going on […]
This week’s issue of Private Equity Week once again uncovers the news in the private equity and venture capital industry. For example, Dan Primack takes a look inside Charles River Ventures. The VC firm has launched a small loan program that will lend needy startups some dough instead of supporting them in a traditional equity […]

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