Slow Ventures adds Miller to head up brand, community

By Alastair Goldfisher — 1 day ago

San Francisco-based early stage firm Slow Ventures, which last year raised $145 million for its third fund, announced this week Rebecca Miller has joined the firm as vice president of brand and community. She previously was founder and chief executive of MartiniBird, an event planning agency. Before that, she was director of marketing at Trinity Ventures for three years.

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Livingbridge adds two to team

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge has expanded its personnel with two new hires. Paul Landsman will be joining the investment team while Ruby Biring will work on talent development. Previously, Landsman was an investment director at LDC and Biring was managing director and global head of technology and digital at Sheffield Haworth.

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Blazek rejoins Cambridge Associates

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Cambridge Associates has rehired Jeff Blazek as a managing director. Blazek will also serve as a chief investment officer in the pension practice. Blazek previously worked as a managing director in the firm’s Dallas office from 2008 to 2014. Currently, he is based in New York City.

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Sixpoint hires Champlain executive Matthew Mitchell for real assets

By Chris Witkowsky — 3 days ago

Sixpoint Partners hired Matthew Mitchell as managing director and head of real assets. Mitchell will lead the firm’s Austin office and build out its origination and sourcing around real assets and infrastructure. Mitchell joins the firm from Champlain Advisors, where he worked on opportunities across energy, infrastructure, buyout, credit and growth equity.

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LaunchCapital beefs up staff with five new additions

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

LaunchCapital LLC, a seed-stage venture firm, has expanded its team with five new hires. Joining the company are Cliff Sirlin as managing director; Woody Benson as venture partner in Boston; Stefan Pepe as venture partner in New York City; Jason Gray as vice president of portfolio operations; and Alice Linnehan-Smith as controller. The firm is also increasing its investment in early-stage entrepreneurs.

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DFJ hires Maryanna Saenko as senior associate

By Alastair Goldfisher — 5 days ago

Maryanna Saenkohas joined DFJ as a senior associate. She previously was an investment partner at Airbus Ventures, where she was responsible for leading early-stage deals in aerospace and deep technology companies, including Airmap, Leolabs and QC Ware. Prior to her role at Airbus, Saenkohas ran the autonomous systems group at Lux Research. DFJ Partner Steve Jurvetson wrote more about Saenkohas in a Medium blog post.

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