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VCs: Take Heed of The Washington State Investment Board –

20 years ago

The ears of many venture capitalists are likely to perk up while listening to Ashu Rajbhandari describe his pension fund’s penchant for private equity investing. The Washington State Investment Board prides itself on being an innovator when it comes to alternatives, and the pension plans to continue pouring capital into the asset class at a […]

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Electronics Seller Tweaks e-Biz Model –

20 years ago

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – There are many places to buy a cheap stereo. Likewise, for a high-end system or a tony home-theater setup in the low-six-figure range. But where would you go for an in-between model that costs $3,000 to $50,000? You might want to check out KnowledgeLINK, a southern California online company designed to […]

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Corinthian Colleges Inc. –

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SANTA ANA, Calif. Corinthian Colleges Inc., a private, for-profit higher-education company, held an initial public offering February 4, offering 2.7 million shares at $18 apiece. The company’s stock priced at the high end of its $16 to $18 filing range. The initial public offering, underwritten by Salomon Smith Barney, Credit Suisse First Boston and Piper […]

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Online Gift Company Raises Initial VC –

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NEW YORK – Flooz.com, a seller of online gift credits that are accepted at a variety of Web retailers, in February raised $1 million in a first round of venture financing. San Francisco-based Venture Strategy Group, which invests in branded-consumer companies, handed over part of the capital in February and is slated to deliver the […]

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IPOs in registration – eToys Inc. –

20 years ago

SANTA MONICA, Calif. EToys Inc., an online retailer of major and specialty brand toys, filed to go public February 17. The company has not yet announced how many shares it plans to offer, or a suggested stock price. Goldman, Sachs & Co., BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. and Merrill Lynch & […]

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Bottomline Technologies Inc. –

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Bottomline Technologies, a developer of software that facilitates e-commerce for business-to-business transactions, went public February 12, offering 3.4 million shares at $13 apiece. The company’s stock priced at the high end of its $11 to $13 filing range. The initial public offering, underwritten by BancBoston Robertson Stephens, BT Alex. Brown and CIBC Oppenheimer, […]

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Poland Gets First Independent VC Fund –

20 years ago

WARSAW, Poland – Two former members of Renaissance Capital’s Polish investment team have formed Spring, an independent venture management group that is marketing Spring Capital, a $55 million Poland fund. If Spring reaches a successful closing, it will be the first Polish fund raised by an independent local team without a Western partner or institutional […]

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PCG to Advise Mitsubishi on Fund –

20 years ago

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Investment adviser Pacific Corporate Group is advising Japanese giant Mitsubishi Corp. on a new $50 million private equity fund-of-funds that will invest globally. The fund will be marketed through Mitsubishi’s new securities subsidiary of its merchant banking division, which is to begin operations April 1, said Kelly DePonte, chief operating officer […]

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Healtheon Corp. –

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Healtheon Corp., a developer of an Internet-based platform that facilitates and streamlines the interaction of health-care professionals, held an initial public offering February 10, offering 5 million shares at $8 apiece. The company’s stock priced above its $6 to $7 filing range. The IPO, underwritten by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Goldman Sachs […]

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Intraware Inc. –

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ORINDA, Calif. Intraware Inc., a developer of Internet-based business software, went public February 25, offering 4 million shares at $16 apiece. The company’s stock priced above its $13 to $15 filing range. The initial public offering, underwritten by CS First Boston, BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Hambrecht & Quist, left 23.53 million shares outstanding. There were […]

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Boyle Quits Matrix To Join Worldview –

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MENLO PARK, Calif./PALO ALTO, Calif. – John Boyle, who recently departed Matrix Partners, joined Worldview Technology Partners in March as a general partner who will concentrate on data communications and telecommunications deals. Mr. Boyle, who had worked at Matrix for two and a half years, was one of several communications-focused partners at the firm, an […]

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Wilshire’s Bushner Moves to California –

20 years ago

PITTSBURGH/SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Wilshire Associates Vice President Erica Bushner will transfer in March to the advisory firm’s suburban Los Angeles office from its Pennsylvania headquarters to work more closely with venture firms. Investment analyst Patrick Wenzel, who was hired in January, will join Ms. Bushner in the satellite office. Wilshire’s limited partners have asked […]

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New Internet Firm Closes Fund, Three Deals –

20 years ago

ATLANTA/DALLAS In yet another sign of the abundant deal flow in the Southeastern United States, Monarch Capital Partners, a new venture fund dedicated to information technology investments, quickly landed three deals after an early January final close. Monarch is the latest of several IT-focused firms to spring up in the Atlanta region this past year. […]

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Onyx Software Corp. –

20 years ago

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Onyx Software Corp., a provider of enterprise relationship management software solutions, went public February 11, offering 3.1 million shares at $13 apiece. The stock priced above the company’s $9 to $11 filing range. Credit Suisse First Boston, SG Cowen and Piper Jaffray Inc. underwrote the initial public offering, which will leave 16.5 […]

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Mitsui Co. (USA) Inc. –

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NEW YORK – MitsuiPE, the private equity department of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., invests in North American early-stage information technology and health-care companies solely for financial return. The firm also helps portfolio companies develop their business in Japan. Established in 1997, MitsuiPE is part of Mitsui & Co. Ltd.’s global private equity group, which […]

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Paradigm Quickly Attracts $100M –

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LONDON – Just one month after the official start of fund raising, Paradigm Ventures, the brainchild of Esprit Telecom founder Michael Potter, in March raised $100 million to invest in European fast-growth, high-tech ventures. Mr. Potter is to step down as president and vice chairman of Esprit to run Paradigm, following GTS’s December acquisition of […]

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NVIDIA Inc. –

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – NVIDIA Inc., a developer of three-dimensional graphics processors and related software, held an initial public offering January 21, offering 3.5 million shares at $12 each. The stock priced above the company’s $7 to $9 filing range. The IPO, which left 28.6 million shares outstanding, was underwritten by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, […]

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IPOs in registration Invitrogen Corp. –

20 years ago

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Invitrogen Corp., a provider of research services to corporate, academic and government entities, filed to go public December 10. The company plans to offer 3 million shares at approximately $15 each. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, NationsBanc Montgomery Securities and Warburg Dillon Read underwrote the initial public offering, which will leave 12.6 million […]

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