Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture investing rises in second quarter as valuations climb again, on the site PE HUB 19 hours, 4 minutes ago
Venture capitalists across the globe put more money to work in the second quarter as fierce deal competition appeared to push valuations higher for the majority of transactions and particularly later-stage […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, DFJ Esprit rebrands Draper Esprit as Tim Draper vows more active role, on the site PE HUB 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
DFJ Esprit has rebranded itself Draper Esprit as iconic U.S. venture capitalist Tim Draper agreed to work more closely with the firm to find, back and scale top European startups. In a press release, the firm said […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Nativo raises $20 mln from Advance Vixeid, RezVen, others, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 1 hour ago
Nativo said it raised $20 million of Series B capital in a round led by Advance Vixeid Partners and joined by RezVen Partners. Existing investors participated as well. The company had previously raised […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Nevada pension steps up venture investing–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 18 hours ago
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture investing in recent years. So far, the results are positive, but it is still too early to know for sure.
The Silver State money […]
Redis Labs said it raised $15 million of Series B financing in a deal led by Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank also participated by providing venture debt. The new round of funding […]
If you have ever wondered what keeps an LP up at night or how they feel about today’s lofty valuations for startups, there’s still time to ask.
A few weeks ago, VCJ and peHUB launched Ask an LP, a new feature […]
CrossCut Ventures has raised a $75 million third fund, according to a blog post. The firm is focused on seed investing in the Los Angeles area.
CrossCut’s 2012 second fund was $16 million. LPs in its new fund, […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Large-fund venture bets pays off for Nevada pension–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
A large-fund venture strategy has paid dividends for the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada.
The money manager’s mid-decade portfolio of 19 funds continued to advance last year led by strong gains […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Credit Karma raises $175 mln from Tiger, Valinor, Viking, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 2 days ago
Credit Karma said it raised $175 million of Series D financing from investors including Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management and Viking Global Investors. The round values the company at $3.5 billion, […]
Arboretum Ventures has begun raising a $215 million fourth fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The new fund will be a substantial step up from the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm’s $140 million third fund, raised in 2011, according to Thomson Reuters. The early-stage firm’s 2007 second fund closed at $73 million.
The new fund is being run…[Read more]
RezVen Partners said it raised a $50 million venture capital fund targeting early stage software and social media companies.
The fund attracted both new and existing LPs and will be run by Managing Partners […]
Techstars, an accelerator for startups, said it has acquired UP Global, the non profit organization that runs Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next and Startup Digest programs, according to a blog post. No deal terms were disclosed.
Techstars and UP Global have a relationship dating back to 2007 when the concept for Startup Weekend took…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Mapbox raises $52.55 mln from DFJ, DBL, Thrive, Foundry, others, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Mapbox said it raised $52.55 million of Series B capital in a deal led by DFJ’s growth team. Other new investors include DBL Partners, Thrive Capital, Pritzker Group, Promus Ventures and Jon Winkelried, an […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Kleiner Perkins unveils Edge seed fund and new portfolio services initiative, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is kicking off a seed fund and a program of software-based services for young companies in an attempt to build a stronger mindshare with founders.
The Edge Fund could invest in […]
When evaluating a venture capitalist’s request for a new fund, obviously a performance track record goes a long way in swaying a limited partner for or against.
Another key factor is “brand.” A firm or general […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Ex-Kleiner Perkins GP Matt Murphy joins Menlo Ventures, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks ago
Menlo Ventures has hired former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers General Partner Matt Murphy as its seventh managing director, preparing the firm for a generational transition at the end of its present […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Reporter’s notebook: Thoughts on venture’s diversity gap, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Venture capital has been wringing its hands for several years about the lack of diversity in its investment ranks.
This year’s Ellen Pao/Keiner Perkins Caufield & Byers trial only highlighted the challenge many […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Intel Capital unveils $125 mln Diversity Fund to support women and minority entrepreneurs, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Intel Capital unveiled a $125 million Diversity Fund on Tuesday with the goal of investing more capital in companies run by women and under-represented minorities. The initiative comes at a time when the venture […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Texas LP turns bullish on venture–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Few LPs are as bullish on venture as the Texas County and District Retirement System.
The money manager added nine vintage 2014 funds to its portfolio after it stepped up investing in 2013, according to a […]
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