Early hit puts Formation 8 in spotlight

Editor’s note: 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


What to offer your LP

For some LPs it’s crucial to avoid any appearance of impropriety. That means refusing lavish gifts, and it could extend as far as turning down a cup of coffee.


The remarkably busy life of Jim Breyer: VCJ

There’s something to be said for sticking with a job. It certainly has worked out for Jim Breyer, who joined Accel Partners as a newly minted MBA graduate in 1987. It was a good call, Venture Capital Journal reports.


Golub Capital expands late stage lending, opens San Fran office

Technology lender Golub Capital is expanding its late stage lending platform with the addition of two investment directors and the opening of a new San Francisco office. The full announcement is below. GOLUB CAPITAL OPENS SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE AS PART OF ITS EXPANSION INTO LATE STAGE LENDING NEW YORK – September 16, 2014 – Golub […]

Avelas Biosciences Extends Series B Financing to $7.4 Million

Avelas Biosciences, an in vivo cancer diagnostic company for oncologic surgeries, announced that it has closed on the second tranche of its Series B financing bringing the total funds raised in the round to $7.4 million. Participants in the financing included founding investor, Avalon Ventures, as well as existing investors Torrey Pines Investment, WuXi PharmaTech Investments, […]

The remarkably busy life of Jim Breyer

The Accel Partners veteran is the recipient of VCJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award at September’s PartnerConnect conference in New York. But there are still plenty of chapters yet to be written in his investment career.