Noro-Moseley Partners closes a $180 mln eighth fund

Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based firm focused on early-growth technology and healthcare startups in Southeastern United States, raised a $180 million eighth venture-capital fund, according to a regulatory filing. The document says that 64 LPs invested in the fund. The firm recently increased the size of the fund. Noro-Mosely was previously seeking $150 million.    

Hustle Fund is seeking $50 mln for sophomore fund

Hustle Fund, a San Carlos, California-based firm, is raising a $50 million second fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The pre-seed firm was founded by ex-500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn. First sale was not reported.

Madrona Ventures Group closed $101 mln acceleration fund

Madrona Ventures Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest, closed a $101 million acceleration fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The document states that 41 limited partners participated in the fund. The firm raised its $300 million fund VII in May 2018.

OCA Ventures is seeking $125 mln towards fourth fund

OCA Ventures, a Chicago-based early-stage firm is seeking $125 million towards a fourth fund, according to a filing with the SEC. First raise was not reported. The firm invests primarily in technology and highly-scalable service industries. OCA ventures raised its $100 million third fund in 2014.  

Rocketship.vc is seeking $120 mln towads second fund

Rocketship.vc, a Los Altos, California-based firm that uses data science and machine learning to make investment decisions, is raising a $120 million second fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm’s first $40 million fund closed in January 2016. Founders Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman are listed on the filing.

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OurCrowd, Israel’s most active investor, blends VC and crowdfunding model

Venture capital could be an elite asset class, which is typically available only to very large institutions and high-net worth individuals. OurCrowd, the most active venture investor in Israel, according to PitchBook, is trying to change this by doing something Founder and CEO Jon Medved is calling “democratic venture capital.” Medved, a veteran venture capitalist […]

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U.S. Venture Partners raised $293 mln towards $350 mln 12th fund

U.S. Venture Partners, the Menlo Park, California-based firm, has raised almost $293 million towards a $350 million fund 12th fund, according to a regulatory filing. USVP increased the size of the fund by $50 million. The SEC filing from a year ago stated that the firm was seeking $300 million. General Partners Casey Tansey, Steve […]

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StraightPath Venture Partners is raising two $100 mln funds for investing in Pre-IPO companies

StraightPath Venture Partners, a New York City-based boutique private equity firm that specializes in pre-IPO investing and startup venture capital, is raising two venture funds of $100 million each, according to regulatory filings. The firm’s LPs are typically private investment funds investing in a range of high-tech, high-growth sectors, such as cloud computing, software-as-a-service, social media, banking, and […]

Amplo Ventures is raising $200 mln towards second fund

Amplo Ventures, a global venture firm, is seeking $200 million towards a second fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm was founded by Sheel Tyle, who was previously a co-head of the seed practice at NEA. The firm’s portfolio includes Andela, an African technical talent placement startup and Robinhood, an online brokerage. According to the […]

Anthos Capital is seeking $550 mln towards a fourth fund

Anthos Capital, a Santa Monica, California-based firm focused on growth-stage investments is seeking to raise $550 million towards its fourth fund, according to filing with the SEC. The firm’s previous fund of $300 million was closed in 2015. Anthos was founded in 2007 by former Goldman Sachs professionals.

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Obvious Ventures seeks third fund on the heels of its Beyond Meat win

Obvious Ventures, a San Francisco, California-based firm which invests in what it calls “world positive” companies that combine “profit and purpose,” is raising a third fund for an indefinite amount, according to a regulatory filing. The fundraising timing could not have been more perfect for the firm. Lately, many VC firms have been aiming to […]

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Corporations have been outsourcing their venture investing to Pegasus Tech Ventures

Some of the world’s largest tech companies manage sizable venture funds under their auspices. But not every big company with capital to commit to venture has the reach and resources of Alphabet’s GV or Intel Capital. That’s where Pegasus Tech Ventures comes into play. The San Jose, California-based firm recently announced that it is open […]

Cofounders Capital raised over $31 mln towards a $50 mln second fund

Cofounders Capital, has raised $31.27 million for its sophomore fund, according to a regulatory filing.  The Cary, North Carolina-based firm is targeting $50 million raise for this fund. The firm raised its $12 million first fund in 2015.  Cofounders Capital is  an early stage seed fund focused on software ventures in the Triangle.  

Jungle Ventures raises $175 mln for Southeast Asian deals

Jungle Ventures, a Southeast Asia region-focused early-stage firm, has raised $175 million towards a third fund, according to a source familiar with the firm. Based on the filing with the SEC, the firm is seeking $200 million, but the fund will likely end up being oversubscribed at about $220 million, this source said. The firm’s […]

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AV8 Ventures launches a €150 million backed by Alianz

AV8 Ventures, a firm focused on the “machine-enabled future,” has closed a €150 million (about $170 million) fund, according to TechCrunch. The fund’s sole investor is Allianz, a German insurance and asset management company. The firm is led by George Ugras, who was previously the head of IBM Ventures, and Miles Kirby, the former managing director of […]