Fundraising in April by U.S.-based venture firms dropped 38 percent to $1.68 billion from nearly $2.71 billion the month before, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. The largest amount raised last month was $730 million by Summit Partners for ...ATTENTION, FUNDRAISERS. Don't miss our 10th annual PartnerConnect West on Oct. 9-11 in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California. More than 400 PE, VC and real estate GPs, LPs and service providers are expected to attend for fundraising, deal-making and golf. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!