Homebrew raises $90 mln for third early-stage fund

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 weeks ago

San Francisco-based seed investor Homebrew, a backer in Bond Street, Pillow and Shyp, among others, announced it has raised $90 million for its third early-stage fund. The new vehicle is 80 percent larger than the $50 million the firm raised almost exactly three years ago for its second fund. At that time, Homebrew also raised $35 million for a follow-on fund to do primarily Series B deals.


Science raises $75 mln for second fund

By Alastair Goldfisher — 3 weeks ago

Santa Monica, California-based incubator and venture firm Science Inc, an early investor in Dollar Shave Club, has wrapped up its second fund with $75 million in commitments, according to a regulatory filing. Twenty LPs committed to the fund, which was previously targeted at $60 million. Science, led by Mike Jones, Peter Pham, Greg Gilman and Tom Dare, has separately launched an incubator for blockchain startups.


Ex-49er Harris Barton seeks $250 mln for fund

By Alastair Goldfisher — 4 weeks ago

San Francisco-based H. Barton Asset Management is seeking to raise $250 million for H. Barton Venture Select III, according to a regulatory filing. The firm invests alongside other VCs in startups, such as drone company Krespy, delivery network Roadie and cloud company Instart Logic, among others. The firm is led by Founder and Managing Director Harris Barton, a former offensive lineman and a three-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers.