Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture capital pours into largest first quarter in 15 years, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 4 hours ago
Money pouring into late-stage deals helped lift venture investing to its largest first quarter total in 15 years, a new report shows.
The quarter’s $13.4 billion investment total shows that venture capitalists […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Menlo shows big gains in Washington State portfolio–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 17 hours ago
A pair of funds from Menlo Ventures notched big performance gains in Washington State Investment Board’s venture portfolio, according to a recent fund performance report from the LP.
The two Menlo funds, along […]
Venture investors continued their strong pace of investing with $15.7 billion going to U.S.-based startups in the first quarter.
The total rose slightly from the $15.57 billion of the fourth quarter while the number of deals fell 2 percent to 875, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.
The quarter is the second largest since the downturn five…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Menlo closes 12th fund at $400 mln; solidifies smaller fund strategy, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 20 hours ago
Menlo Ventures has raised a 12th fund at $400 million, solidifying a change in investment strategy that has led to smaller funds and a greater exposure to consumer tech.
The new fund comes as returns at the firm’s two most recent funds have spiraled upward, due in part but not entirely to the $56 million that Menlo Ventures has invested in…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, NEA raises $2.8 bln for its largest ever fund and $350 mln for its first opportunity fund, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 1 hour ago
New Enterprise Associates said it has closed a $2.8 billion 15th fund that is its largest and likely the largest venture capital fund ever raised.
The firm said the bigger fund size reflects the level of […]
RiverVest Venture Partners has raised $75.8 million toward a $150 million third fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing says 41 LPs are involved and that the firm hopes to raise another $74.2 […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture fundraising keeps strong pace in first quarter, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 4 days ago
Venture fundraising kept up its strong pace in the first quarter with $7 billion raised by 61 funds, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.
The money raised […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Domo raises $200 mln at a $2 bln valuation in BlackRock led round, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
Domo said it raised $200 million of Series D financing in a transaction that valued the company at $2 billion. The round was led by BlackRock, Capital Group and Glynn Capital joined existing investor GGV Capital in the deal. The new money brings Domo’s total funding to more than $450 million.
Domo, which makes a cloud-based business management…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Rubin raises $242 mln fund to go with new Playground hardware incubator, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 6 days ago
Yesterday the news surfaced that Android co-founder Andy Rubin had raised $48 million for his new hardware incubator, called Playground, and that he would spend at least a day a week as a venture partner at […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, For WSIB, distributions rain down from Spark, Battery, Austin, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 6 days ago
Distributions from Spark Capital’s 2007 second fund spiked last year, while Battery Ventures, Austin Ventures and Insight Venture Partners returned hefty amounts of capital to LPs as well, according to a recent […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Andy Rubin joins Redpoint, raises $48 mln for his Playground incubator, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks ago
The first quarter marked the worst period for venture-funded IPOs in two years as only 17 deals went to market raising $1.4 billion.
The total was down 54 percent in the number of deals and 58 percent in dollar […]
Venture capitalists around the globe appeared to continue pouring money into high priced deals in the first quarter, according to market monitors PitchBook.
Globally $22.9 was invested, a 26 percent increase […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Freestyle raises third fund, adds partner Jenny Lefcourt, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Lux Capital raises oversubscribed $350 mln fourth fund, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Lux Capital said it has closed an oversubscribed $350 million fourth fund for early stage investing. The fund had an initial target of $245 million and brings the total capital under management at the firm to $700 […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Correlation Ventures to raise $170 mln second fund, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Correlation Ventures has begun raising a second fund of $170 million, according to a filing with the SEC.
The four partners in the fund are David Coats, Trevor Kienzle, Grace Chui-Miller and Anu Pathria, the […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Bessemer joins chorus of criticism over new Indiana law, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 6 days 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 2 weeks, 6 days 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 3 weeks ago
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Distributions spike from Union Square, NEA funds last year–VCJ, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks 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 […]
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