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Redpoint Ventures doubling down on China, seeks $400 mln for two funds

Menlo Park, California-based Redpoint Ventures is seeking to raise $300 million for its second flagship China fund and $100 million for an opportunity fund that will focus on Chinese tech startups. Redpoint raised $180 million from 25 LPs for its first ACE Redpoint Ventures China fund in 2016. The funds will be led by Partner […]

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General Catalyst’s new hire Austin McChord will look for the next Datto

Austin McChord was thinking about his next steps after leaving Datto, a company he founded and led before selling it for what some reports estimate to be $1.5 billion, when David Fialkow, General Catalyst’s co-founder, approached him to join the firm as a venture partner. “Datto provided a great return and I was asked to […]

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VC-backed megastartups expected to tap the public markets this year

Despite choppy stock market conditions and the U.S. government shutdown, this year will likely see at least several of the largest and best-known VC-backed unicorns make their public-market debuts, rewarding investors who have for years been patiently waiting for liquidity events. Uber, Lyft and Slack have all reportedly filed confidential IPOs with the SEC. Meanwhile, […]


Light Street Capital seeks $270 mln

The hedge fund Light Street Capital Management has started raising $25o million for a venture fund called Light Street Beacon I, and $20 million for a principals fund, according to a pair of regulatory filings.


Amplify.LA raises nearly $11 mln of a $30 mln fourth fund

Amplify.LA has raised more than $10.9 million of a $30 million targeted fourth fund, according to the latest regulatory filing. The Venice, California-based startup accelerator initially announced its intention to raise this fund in January 2018. The firm received capital commitments from 53 LPs. Amplify.LA invests in early-stage technology companies.

Marina Temkin, VCJ, editorial

Meet Marina Temkin, our new VCJ reporter

My name is Marina Temkin and I am the newest reporter at VCJ. I’m based here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have always been drawn to storytelling, which has been my first passion, especially in finance. Prior to VCJ, I was a financial analyst for JPMorgan, Reuters and Duff & Phelps and later […]