Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Bessemer joins chorus of criticism over new Indiana law, on the site PE HUB 12 hours, 43 minutes ago
Bessemer Venture Partners has joined the chorus of criticism over a new Indiana law that appears to permit discrimination against gays and lesbians under the banner of religious freedom. The firm posted a […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Crowdfunding growth accelerated last year with $16.2 bln raised, on the site PE HUB 20 hours, 23 minutes ago
Crowdfunding continues to grow rapidly worldwide, with $16.2 billion raised for companies, causes and individuals in 2014, according to a study by Massolution.
The year saw crowdfunding grow by 167 percent, with […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Social+Capital to raise opportunity fund; Sozo gets $110 mln, Rise claims $59.6 mln, on the site PE HUB 1 day, 14 hours ago
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Distributions spike from Union Square, NEA funds last year–VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 day, 19 hours ago
Distributions spiked at mid-decade Union Square Ventures and New Enterprise Associates funds last year, according to a recent Washington State Investment Board portfolio report.
Funds from Insight Venture […]
Private companies are finding capital easier to raise and business conditions favorable as the new year unfolds, according to a survey from Silicon Valley Bank.
The bank’s Innovation Economy Outlook survey looked […]
Insight Venture Partners has completed it acquisition of E2open, Inc., a provider of cloud-based collaborative planning and execution software for trading networks, according to a press release.
The transaction […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Ignition to raise a $200 mln 6th fund, Ribbit targets $220 mln for third, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 14 hours ago
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, NEA closes in on a $2.57 bln 15th fund, Glynn raises $200 mln, Fairview, $75 mln, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 14 hours ago
New Enterprise Associates has raised close to $2.57 billion toward its fifteenth fund, according to an industry source. Separately, Glynn Capital Management announced the closing of a $200 million fourth fund and Fairview Capital Partners unveiled commitments of $75 million toward a special opportunities fund of funds, according to filings with…[Read more]
Intuit said it acquired StartX alumnus Playbook HR, according to a blog post. No financial terms were disclosed.
The company was founded in 2014 by Stanford graduates Salina Troung and Charles Naut and provides […]
Sierra Ventures has brought on Tim Stanley as a partner, according to a press release. Stanley will lead business development, marketing, strategic partnerships and programs.
Before joining Sierra, Stanley was founder and CEO of Tekexecs, and SVP of enterprise strategy & industry solutions at Salesforce.com.
SIERRA VENTURES ADDS…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Numerous IPOs saw below range pricing in 2014 and lock up pressures, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
Last year was a strong one for venture-backed IPOs in the United States, but not without a few darker clouds.
A significant number of health care IPOs priced below their range, and lock-up expirations put noticeable pressure on many technology shares.
So says a study of last year’s IPOs from Fenwick & West. The law firm looked at technology and…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Madrona adds McAdam, Patel, Singh as strategic directors, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
Madrona Venture Group said it has added three strategic directors: John McAdam, Sujal Patel and Steve Singh. The three will work with portfolio companies, sharing their insight and operating experiences, and […]
Vivo Capital said it raised $750 million for its eighth fund, according to a press release and a filing with the SEC.
The firm said in the release Vivo Capital Fund VIII would invest in later stage […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, FKA raises $200 mln venture fund, kicks off naming contest, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks ago
FKA has raised a $200 million maiden venture fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The firm is made up of the tech group formerly at Atlas Venture and includes General Partners Jeff Fagnan, Jon Karlen, Chris Lynch, and Ryan Moore, according to its website. Atlas Venture had split its tech and life sciences into two separate funds, with life…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Angelpad, MuckerLab, TechStars come out on top of accelerators ranking, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks ago
Rice University, MIT and the University of Richmond announced their third Seed Accelerator Rankings and Angelpad, MuckerLab and Techstars took the top three spots. Missing from among the top 20 was Y […]
U.S. growth funds appeared to boost distributions through the middle of last year and one beneficiary was the University of Texas Investment Management Company.
Four of the five U.S.-based growth funds that […]
Orbital Insight said it raised $8.7 million of Series A financing in a round led by Sequoia Capital and joined by new investor Google Ventures and existing investors Bloomberg Beta, citizen.vc and Lux Capital. […]
Upfront Ventures is raising a $100 million opportunity fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
Upfront Opportunity Fund I has not yet had a first close, according to the document.
The ground shifted in the early-stage market eight years ago when a new class of super angels began doing seed deals and winning the allegiance of a generation of entrepreneurs.
Now these super angels have turned into micro VCs with larger funds backing seed deals that frequently look like Series As. So is there room for a wave of tiny…[Read more]
FirstMark Capital has raised a $200 million venture capital fund, according to documents filed with the SEC.
The fund – FirstMark Capital P2 – is supported by seven LPs and had a first sale in February, the […]
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