New York firm ffVC seeks $150 million for fifth fund

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 days ago

New York-based ff Venture Capital, which most recently invested in the bot analytics platform Dashbot, is seeking to raise $150 million for its fifth venture fund, according to a regulatory filing. The fund, dubbed ff Graphite (V) Venture Capital Fund, comes nearly seven months after the firm closed its fourth fund, called ff Sapphire (IV) Venture Capital Fund GP, with $53.78 million in commitments.


IK Investment Partners Fund VIII raises $1.96 bln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 days ago

IK Investment Partners said Nov. 28 that its eighth mid cap fund raised 1.85 billion euros ($1.96 billion). IK VIII Fund exceeded its €1.6bn target and will make majority investments in companies with enterprise values up to approximately €500 million in IK’s core markets: Benelux, DACH, France and the Nordics. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as the legal counsel to the Fund.


Copia targets $50 mln for new Israeli agro/food tech fund

By Robert Daniel — 2 weeks ago

Copia Agro & Food, a Tel Aviv fund focused on agriculture and food products, is raising $50 million for investment in Israeli technologies addressing issues including climate change and food shortages. Managing the fund will be Ohad Zuckerman, former CEO of Zeraim Gedera and Eyal Cohen, managing partner at Copia.


Information Venture Partners closes second fund at $106 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 weeks ago

Toronto-based early-stage venture firm Information Venture Partners has raised $106 million for its second fund, beating its initial $100 million target. The limited partners of Information Venture Partners included Manulife Financial Corp. The firm invests in financial tech and enterprise software companies.