A compilation of personnel moves from the previous four weeks at various firms, including CRV, Menlo Ventures, Oak HC/FT and others.
Israel’s auto tech venture ecosystem is humming and startups are on pace surpass the $527 million raised in 2017.
A.Capital Ventures has set out to raise a $140 million third venture capital fund. The fund has not reported a first close, according to a filing with the SEC. Based in Menlo Park, California, A.Capital was founded in 2014 by Ronny Conway. VCJ was unable to find SEC filings for its first two funds, but […]
LPs are looking for strong teams, skin in the game and honest dialogue, delegates heard at sister title Buyouts’ fourth annual gathering devoted to new managers.
In an interview with VCJ, Amir Zaidman of Israeli venture incubator Kitchen FoodTech Hub says the organization is aiming to overhaul the food system to reduce ecological damage and boost nutritional value. Still, foodtech investing overall in the country remains modest.
Bond seeks $1.25 bln, Fuel reloads with $75 mln and a recap of more recent venture fundraising activities
U.S.-Focused Funds Fuel Capital closed a $75 million third fund targeting seed-stage companies developing business software, developer tools and pursuing consumer initiatives, specifically consumer market places. The fund is a step up from the Burlingame, California-based firm’s $46 million second fund and $25 million debut fund when it launched in 2013. The firm said it […]
A compilation of personnel moves from the previous month at various firms, including OpenView and Defy, among others.
The London-based satellite internet communications company OneWeb raised the most capital of any European company in March. The company raised $1.25 billion in new capital led by SoftBank Group Corp, OneWeb’s largest investor. Returning backers included Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc and the government of Rwanda. It was the largest venture deal in Europe during March, […]
The start of the unicorn IPO parade kicked off in March as Lyft held its public debut, going out on the Nasdaq and raising more than $2.3 billion in proceeds, valuing it initially at more than $24 billion. The ridesharing company was one of four VC-backed companies to launch offerings in March. In comparison, February […]
U.S.-focused funds Core Innovation Capital is seeking $100 million for its third fund. The fund is a third larger than Fund II, which closed at about $72 million. Core Innovation was founded in 2010 to invest in financial services and technology. It has offices in the South Park area of San Francisco and in Los Angeles. […]
By Joshua Mitnick, VCJ Correspondent ClalTech CEO Daniel Shinar, a technology scout in Israel for the executive Len Blavatnik, has taken an unconventional path to venture investing. While Israeli tech leaders emerge from the army’s programming units, Shinar was groomed as an intelligence analyst during the second Palestinian uprising. That experience inspired him to pen the […]
A total of eight VC-backed startups disclosed their acquisition prices in March, helping lift the M&A numbers. What also helped the exit totals was the IPO of the unicorn Lyft. Meanwhile, fundraising and deals slowed in March. The numbers below are based on preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. Fundraising (value down 27%) Although the fundraising […]
Scale Venture Partners promoted Jeremy Kaufmann to principal. Prior to joining the Foster City, California, venture firm, Kaufmann worked at Salesforce. ForgePoint Capital, the cybersecurity-focused venture firm, promoted Will Lin to partner. New Markets Venture Partners promoted Elizabeth Chou to general partner. Prior to joining New Markets, Chou was a senior associate at Gladstone Cos. Glasswing Ventures named Vlad Sejnoha venture partner. He is former SVP and […]
Below is a report of the top 10 VC-backed deals in the tech, internet, healthcare and consumer sectors. The San Francisco marketplace OpenDoor Labs, raised a $300 million round to stand atop the internet category, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. In the consumer category, mattress maker Casper Sleep raised $100 million. Below are […]
Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates and GV top the list of the most active venture investors in Q1, according to VCJ‘s analysis of preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. To see the table of most active VCs in Q1, click on VCJ’s Charts & Data tab above and go to deals. Or click here. To download […]
U.S.-Focused Funds Boulder Food Group, a venture firm focused on early-stage innovative and socially conscious food, beverage, and supplemental brands, raised more than $103 million toward its second fund. The fund, with offices in Boulder, Colorado, and Los Angeles, was oversubscribed and received commitments from 57 LPs. Boulder Food Group was founded by Tom Spier, a co-founder […]
IPO activity has so far been slow in 2019 as the VC and tech communities await a number of large public offerings. January saw zero VC-backed IPOs in the month, while February had seven, which raised a combined $820 million in proceeds. Six of the seven companies are in life sciences. Leading the way was […]
A number of venture firms secured fund commitments in February, but the month’s totals dropped compared with the fundraising activity in January. Meanwhile, M&A stepped back as deals and IPOs surged. The following indices are based on preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. Fundraising (value down 19%) In most months the fundraising mark in February would […]