Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Private equity distributions hit record of $443 bln in 2015, on the site PE Hub 3 days ago
Private equity firms returned $443 billion to LPs last year, the third record year in a row, according to Preqin.
The distributions were up 5 percent from $424 billion in 2014.
Meanwhile, called capital fell […]
Sofinnova Ventures has closed a $650 million 10th fund with an increase in capital and a goal to invest in more companies. The firm also announced it added Sunil Agarwal to its investment ranks as a partner. He […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Redpoint raises $180 mln for ACE Redpoint Ventures China I, on the site PE Hub 1 week, 4 days ago
Redpoint Ventures has raised $180 million for its ACE Redpoint Ventures China I fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The fund is to be managed by partners David Yuan, Tony Wu and Reggie Zhang. Twenty-five […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, FourKites raises $13 mln from Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park, Otter, on the site PE Hub 1 week, 5 days ago
FourKites has raised a $13 million Series A round led by Bain Capital Ventures and joined by existing investors Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, and Otter, according to a press release. The company […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Cityworks raises $14.5 mln from Polaris, Blue Cloud, on the site PE Hub 1 week, 6 days ago
Cityworks said it raised $14.5 million in a round backed by Polaris Partners and Blue Cloud Ventures, according to a press release. The company will continue to be majority-owned by founder and CEO Brian Haslam […]
Upfront Ventures has set out to raise a $40 million ancillary fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Upfront IV Ancillary has yet to have a first close. Upfront began raising a $100 million opportunity fund […]
Venture investing slumped in the third quarter as money going to U.S.-based startups fell 32 percent, which was led by a big drop in late-stage financings. The quarter saw $15 billion go to 1,810 deals, the […]
Union Square Ventures on Tuesday endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time and the firm’s choice in November is Hillary Clinton, according to a blog post.
Clinton is the only major party candidate […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, SQZ Biotech raises $16 mln Series B from NanoDimension, Polaris, others, on the site PE Hub 3 weeks, 3 days ago
SQZ Biotech has closed a $16 million Series B round led by NanoDimension and Polaris Partners and joined by other existing and new investors, according to a press release. The company also recently named Kris […]
Long Hill Capital has set out to raise a $125 million venture capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
No first close was reported. The Shanghai-based firm is run by Xiaodong Jiang, who has been […]
Security-focused investor Razor’s Edge Ventures has set out to raise a $250 million second venture capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The new fund target represents a substantially increase over […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Donald Dixon’s latest tour of duty: Helping veterans find jobs, on the site PE Hub 4 weeks ago
Donald Dixon is a co-founder of Trident Capital Cybersecurity, a managing director at the firm and a long-time booster of the United States Marine Corps.
So much so that when he noticed military veterans having […]
FTV Capital said it closed an oversubscribed an $850 million fifth fund, according to a press release
FTV V will continue to invest in companies in enterprise technology & services, financial services, and […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, NVCA picks PitchBook to replace Thomson Reuters as data provider, on the site PE Hub 1 month ago
The National Venture Capital Association has selected PitchBook as its data provider, replacing Thomson Reuters.
The decision came after a review of competing data services and will result in a more holistic, […]
The Foundry Group has closed a $500 million sixth fund, according to a blog post.
Foundry Group Next will combine the firm’s early stage and growth stage investing, along with its investments as an LP in […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Wireframe Ventures to raise $75 mln first venture fund, on the site PE Hub 1 month, 1 week ago
Wireframe Ventures has set out to raise a $75 million maiden venture fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The firm is to be managed by Paul Straub and Harsh Patel, both directors at Claremont Creek […]
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has hit its $15.5 million target for a second fund, according to an SEC filing.
The filing says that Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund II raised the money from three LPs. The firm had […]
Sapphire Ventures has raised a $1 billion for two new funds, including $702 million for a direct fund and $300 for supporting third-party early-stage managers.
The sole LP for the new funds is enterprise […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Benhamou Global Ventures has first close on $75 mln third fund, on the site PE Hub 1 month, 1 week ago
Benhamou Global Ventures said it completed a first close on a third fund, gathering more than half of the fund’s targeted $75 million.
Both new and existing LPs participated, including several from China, a […]
500 Startups has raised $49.6 million toward a fourth fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The filing also shows the target of 500 Startups IV has been lowered to $150 million. An initial filing for the […]
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