Future Positive Capital has raised $57.1 million toward a $112 million initial venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Venture capitalists remained a sanguine lot in the first quarter, but valuations for Silicon Valley companies nonetheless softened modestly in Series B and later rounds. Up rounds topped down rounds by a wide margin, essentially matching the results of the fourth quarter and continuing an upbeat multi-quarter trend. Eighty-one percent of deals were marked higher […]
Despite signs of a slowing market for venture investing in China, agtech funding soared during 2018, with larger rounds providing a lift to capital deployed. Investors pumped $5.8 billion into young companies, a giant leap from $1.8 billion in 2017, according to AgFunder. Deal volume rose at a slower 60 percent pace to 283 deals, […]
M3 Ventures has set out to raise a $75 million third venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Joel Albarella has led New York Life Ventures, the venture arm of life insurer New York Life, since its founding in 2012. He has guided the firm during that time through 29 venture investments, and in January was able to announce it had more than $200 million of committed capital. This mission to seek innovation […]
Confident Cannabis said it raised $12 million of Series A funding in a round led by cannabis venture fund Poseidon Asset Management and joined by existing investors Bullpen Capital, Y Combinator, Base Ventures, and new investor FJLabs.
Unshackled Ventures said it has raised a $20 million second venture-capital fund backed by Bloomberg Beta, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Emerson Collective and others.
SoftBank Vision Fund didn’t invent the so-called private IPO, but its deep pockets have helped institutionalize these so-called mega rounds of $100 million, and many times much more. In the past five years, massive financing rounds have spread like wildfire across U.S. venture capital. Last year, 201 such rounds took place, almost double the total […]
Insurtech investing is on pace for another record year with $1.5 billion dispersed in the first quarter to 59 companies globally. The quarter added up to the third largest ever and suggests interest in the space is spreading outside of North America, where a large share of the investing has typically taken place. The quarterly […]
Andreessen Horowitz has raised $2.75 billion for a core, early-stage fund and its first ever late-stage fund, as the firm broadens its strategy for a time of large rounds and delayed IPOs. The Silicon Valley investor said in a blog post its sixth early-stage fund attracted $750 million and will focus on investments in enterprise, […]
By some measures, the unthinkable has happened. Two years after kicking off the largest fund ever to target venture capital investments, the SoftBank Vision Fund is running out of money. In March, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said about $70 billion had been invested in what VCJ calculates are at least 71 financings in at least […]
HealthX Ventures has set out to raise a $75 million second venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Adams Street Partners has set out to raise a seventh growth fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
MATH Venture Partners said it closed a $46 million second early-stage venture capital fund to back technology companies.
The SoftBank Vision Fund’s biggest bet so far has been on new-age transportation, which includes ride hailing. With 25 out of its 71 investments in this area, according to data collected by VCJ, it has taken a major piece of this new industry. Driving its interest is the belief transportation is being transformed and a […]
The Vision Fund bets big on transportation and real estate, but also on shaping industries to its liking. Venture better take notice.
GV Venture Partner Anthony Philippakis has joined a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar calling for a global moratorium on germline gene editing. The letter was submitted on April 24 and is signed by more than 60 prominent academics and professionals from the field. It follows the birth of of twins […]
Below is performance data for the vintage 2013 to 2017 venture funds in the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board portfolio. The figures from the New Mexico LP are current as of September 2018. To download the full version of the spreadsheet below with additional data, click here: New Mexico Educational Retirement Board portfolio (2013 to 2017) New Mexico Educational […]