Heavybit has set out to raise a $60 million venture fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Cisco Systems said Thursday it would acquire privately held Perspica to support its $3.7 billion AppDynamics purchase earlier this year.
Can entrepreneurship be taught in a classroom setting, or is it a set of skills learned only by doing? MIT professor William Aulet clearly comes down on the taught side of the debate. But instruction has to be done in the right way. An entrepreneur himself, Aulet describes building a company as a craft and […]
Feather said it raised $3.5 million in a deal led by Bain Capital Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
Darwin Ventures has raised $63.6 million toward a $100 million fourth fund of funds, according to a filing with the SEC.
Icon Ventures said it has raised a $265 million sixth venture fund, the firm’s largest to date. The Palo Alto, California-based firm, which backs Series B and C deals, also said it would open an office in the South Park area of San Francisco over the next several months. The fund, Icon VI, brings capital […]
Menlo Ventures said Greg Yap has joined the firm as a partner to lead investments in life science companies. Yap was most recently an entrepreneur in residence at Illumina Ventures, where he focused on genomics investments, and he was a co-founder of PyrAmes, a digital-health company. He previously was a co-founder of Biodesy, a protein-analysis company. […]
Funds from Menlo Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures and Polaris Venture Partners lead a late-decade portfolio of venture funds at the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System. The portfolio is made up of 2008 to 2010 vintages with a focus on mid-tier funds and an early-stage approach to investing. More than half the funds are between $300 […]
Venture investing retreated in the third quarter but kept up a strong pace as investors continued to pour money into big-ticket unicorn rounds. VCs in the United States put $21.48 billion into 1,706 rounds during the summer months, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and PitchBook. Dollars invested declined a modest […]
MDC Capital has raised a $200 million venture capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Frontier Venture Capital has raised $2.1 million toward a $25 million early stage venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Venture fundraising slowed to a four-year low in the third quarter, reflecting a sharp pullback from earlier this year and last year, when money flowed into firm coffers. Forty-seven funds raised more than $4.4 billion during Q3, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. That’s a stark retreat from $12.8 billion in the second quarter, […]
Hardware Club said it named Aymerik Renard as a general partner to focus on investments in North America.
Newly created 6 Dimensions Capital has set out to raise a $450 million venture capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
FogHorn Systems said it raised $30 million of Series B funding in a round led by Intel Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and joined by new investor Honeywell Ventures.
HYPR said it raised $8 million of Series A capital in a deal led by RRE Ventures and joined by existing investors RTP Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, and Mesh Ventures.
Sequoia Capital has raised $50.2 million for its Sequoia Capital China Venture VI Principals Fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Fintech investing is showing renewed strength this year, boosted by strong second and third quarters, with corporates stepping up and venture investors continuing to show interest. So far this year, investors have thrown $2.55 billion into U.S.-based startups, almost topping all of last year with one more quarter to go. While the pace of funding […]