GoAhead Ventures raises $55 mln to invest in Stanford startups

Two recent Stanford graduates have launched GoAhead Ventures, a $55 million fund seeking to invest in that university’s undergraduate entrepreneurs. Phil Brady and Clancey Stahr, along with third managing partner Takeshi “TK” Mori, raised money from Japanese institutions, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals, as well as wealthy individuals and family offices in the U.S.


LA accelerator Amplify raising $20 mln opportunity fund

Los Angeles-based startup accelerator Amplify is seeking to raise $20 million for Amplify.LA Opportunity Fund. Amplify runs an entrepreneurial campus in Venice, California, where companies undergo four to eight months of collaboration and training. The firm kicks in between $50,000 and $200,000 in seed funding.