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Valo Ventures raises $175 mln first VC fund

Valo Ventures said it raised a $175 million first venture-capital fund to invest in companies using digital and cloud technologies to address social, economic, and environmental challenges and trends.

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Healthcare’s latest prescription: more capital

The following story is part of a cover package VCJ published in its June issue about how the latest developments in gene editing and gene therapy are triggering new wave of investments. Read the main story here: Gene editing rides new investment wave. Read here about the moral implications to consider: Ethical concerns dog gene editing. […]

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Venture capital returns tumble in turbulent fourth quarter

Venture capital returns fell in the fourth quarter of last year, taking a cue from the tumbling financial markets as worries over the trade war with China spooked stock buyers. The public markets were also at the time digesting rates hikes from the Federal Reserve. One-quarter returns for U.S. funds slumped to a 1.71 percent […]

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Former Sequoia investor Mark Stevens banned from Warriors games

The other big loser at the Golden State Warriors game Wednesday night – the “Dubs” lost badly to the Toronto Raptors, which took a 2-1 game lead in the Championship Finals – was former Sequoia Capital investor Mark Stevens. Stevens was ejected from the game and drew a ban and a fine from the National […]

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Ethical concerns dog gene editing

The following story is part of a cover package VCJ published in its June issue about a new wave of investments related to gene editing and the moral implications investors must consider. Read the main story here: Gene editing rides new investment wave. —Ed. In late April, GV Venture Partner Anthony Philippakis joined more than 60 academics and […]

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Aaron Rodgers-backed Rx3 Ventures launches with $50 mln

Rx3 Ventures, a firm co-founded by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, launched on Wednesday with $50 million of capital to back consumer companies with growth rounds. Rogers, who has played with the Packers for more than a decade, will serve as general partner at the Newport Beach, California-based outfit, along with Nate Raabe and […]

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Sante Ventures expands third fund to $250 mln

Santé Ventures said it raised a $250 million third fund that is 79 percent larger than its second fund and aimed at maintaining ownership levels in its most successful portfolio companies. The life sciences fund will target investments in 20 to 25 companies, was oversubscribed by 25 percent, and attracted more than 30 LPs. Among […]

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Sovereign wealth investments in private tech companies soar

Sovereign wealth funds continued to pour money into private technology companies last year, accelerating a multi-year shift away from public markets as investment opportunities in private startups turned more exciting. These well-heeled investors steered $3.4 billion into 44 direct private technology deals worldwide in 2018, an almost 2.5x increase in capital over 2017, according to […]