Communitas Capital Partners, fintech, private equity, venture capital

Post Venture Capital Index falls a bit more in November

The Thomson Reuters’ Post Venture Capital Index (PVCI) declined in November. It was the third consecutive monthly drop for the index although the latest drop was not as steep as previous months. The PVCI lost 8.66 points to end the month at 1137.21. The month before, the index fell by nearly 110 points. The PVCI […]

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November Dashboard: Activity slows as the year winds down

The year is winding down, and as had been expected, venture-related activity also appears to have taken an early holiday break. In November, fundraising, new deals and exits slowed from the month before. The following indices are based on preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. Fundraising (value down 80%) Fundraising fell in November from a robust October. […]

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Post Venture Capital Index takes another dive in October

In October, for the second consecutive month, the Thomson Reuters’ Post Venture Capital Index (PVCI) declined. The PVCI lost 109.91 points to end the month at 1145.87, a 8.75 percent drop from the end of September when it stood at 1255.78. For the year, the PVCI has dropped 4.5 percent since the 1200.19 figure it […]

VCJ Venture IPO Profiles

October IPO Profiles: Allogene, biotech continue to lead the way

IPO activity remained steady in October. A total of 12 VC-backed companies went public on U.S. exchanges, compared with nine the month before. The combined value of the October IPO proceeds rose slightly to $2.15 billion from $2.12 billion the month before. Biotech companies continued to lead the way in the number of new venture-backed […]

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Monthly recap of fund briefs through Nov. 15

U.S.-focused funds Linse Capital set out to raise $65 million for Linse Capital CP V. It did not report a first close. The firm is run by Michael Linse, formerly with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. M13 Ventures set out to raise a $150 million second venture fund. The firm is run by brothers Carter and Courtney Reum, who sold VEEV […]

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VCs on the Move, monthly recap as of Nov. 15

A compilation of personnel moves that occurred in the previous month in the venture community, including CRV boosting its team, the promotion of Nari Ansari at TCV  and venture-focused Industry Ventures naming Lindsay Sharma managing director. CRV, which raised $600 million for its 17th fund this year, named Matt Heiman a partner and Erica Van a venture investor. […]

VCJ Venture Europe Fund Profile

Forbion, Dutch life-science VC, looks west for exits

By Alex Derber, VCJ Correspondent While many of Donald Trump’s economic policies are derided in Europe, at least one appears to have found favor among the region’s VCs. “Since the [2017 Tax Cuts and] Jobs Act it has become much easier to list a European company on the Nasdaq and this has become our exchange […]

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Belgium’s Imec Xpand spots mega-opportunities in nanoelectronics

By Alex Derber, VCJ Correspondent Pure-play hardware funds are a rarity in Europe, so a new Belgian investor recently raised eyebrows when it finalized a €117 million ($135 million) fund for early-stage nanoelectronics opportunities. Based in the tech hub of Leuven, Imec Xpand is an independent VC with links to the Imec R&D center, which specializes […]

VCJ Venture IPO Profiles

September IPO Profiles: Eventbrite, biotech highlight busy month

IPO activity spiked in September, as nine VC-backed companies went public on U.S. exchanges, compared with two the month before. The combined value of the September IPO proceeds rose eightfold to more than $2.1 billion from $260 million in August. In September, event-management and ticketing website Eventbrite raised about $265 million in its debut. The […]

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Post Venture Capital Index falls back in September

The Thomson Reuters’ Post Venture Capital Index (PVCI) lost ground in September, compared with the previous month, continuing the up-and-down trend of the index this year. The PVCI lost 43 points to end September at 1255.78, a 3.3 drop from the of August when it stood at 1298.79. For the year, the PVCI has risen […]

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Monthly recap of VC fundraising activity through Oct. 17

U.S. Focused Funds Forerunner Ventures raised a $360 million fourth fund to continuing investing in early-stage companies. The new fund is nearly triple the $122 million third fund from 2016, which itself was two-thirds bigger than the $75.8 million second fund from three years earlier. The firm said it would double down on its founding strategy […]

VCJ Venture Europe Fund Profile

Baltic fund aims to blossom in wake of Skype’s success

By Alex Derber, VCJ Correspondent The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia, with a population of 1.3 million, is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Skype and home to one of best public wi-fi networks in the world. It has also produced three unicorns: money transfer company Transferwise; gambling software developer Playtech; and car sharing […]

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September Dashboard: IPOs soar in September; other indices fall

September was a tough month for M&A, fundraising and deal activity. Each declined in the month to finish what were otherwise good quarters on down notes. Meanwhile, IPOs soared in the month, as a number of companies, mostly in biotech and healthcare, went public. The following indices are based on preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. […]

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VCs on the Move, monthly recap as of Oct. 17

A compilation of personnel moves that occurred in the previous month in the venture community, including the departure of OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo, the venture-focused LP Tiger Iron adding a managing partner, and IVP boosting its team. … John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures, is leaving, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System said in late September. Ruffolo, […]

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Sequoia stands atop most active VC list for Q3

Sequoia Capital, which is said to be raising well over $8 billion for worldwide growth and U.S.-focused venture and growth funds, participated in the most venture deals in the third quarter. The firm invested about $715 million in 37 deals in Q3, according to VCJ’s analysis of preliminary Thomson Reuters data. Matrix Partners closely followed, […]

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French firm Go Capital keeps a lead in seed

By Alex Derber, VCJ Correspondent French venture capital, driven particularly by state-backed investor Bpifrance, in the past few years has seen money pour into all stages. But that capital has gone to fewer GPs. One of the recent beneficiaries is Rennes-based Go Capital, which recently held a €70 million ($81 million) second close for its second […]