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24 July 2014

Flesh-eating bacteria specialist picks up $23m Series E led by SR One

pills-1111307-m SR One has led a $23m financing round for Atox Bio, which develops therapeutics for severe infections.

24 July 2014

Shasta, Founders Fund in $3.6m financing for Australian website design platform

pattern Shasta Ventures and Founders Fund have joined a $3.6m funding round for website design platform Canva.

24 July 2014

CVC eyes new $750m tech fund to follow €10.5bn buyout vehicle

binary_tech_170sq CVC Capital Partners is reportedly back in the fundraising market for a $750m growth vehicle to follow up the €10.5bn mega fund it closed last year.

24 July 2014

African Development Partners II nearly at $500m targetp

news_africa.lrg The second Africa-focused fund from Development Partners International is close to its $500m target with $412m LP commitments registered so far.

23 July 2014

Social ad platform Glow Digital gets $7m venture-backed Series A

light_lrg Notion Capital and White Star Capital have taken part in a $7m Series A financing round for UK-headquartered social advertising platform Glow Digital Media.

23 July 2014

Sofinnova Ventures tops out Fund VIII raise at $500m hard cap

microscope7_sq Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has held a final close of its ninth fund on its $500m hard cap, confirming an AltAssets story from mid-July.

23 July 2014

Kleiner Perkins in $31m funding round for solar company

sunshine-1377701-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has taken part in a $31m financing round for solar cell maker Solexel.

23 July 2014

Oak Investment in $30m round for small business accounting company

calendar-2-77962-m Venture capital firm Oak Investment Partners has led a $30m debut financing round for cloud accounting company FreshBooks.

23 July 2014

Danish venture capital hits greatest heights since start of Eurozone troublesp

copenhagen The Danish venture capital industry is returning to health following the crisis after making more than NOK350m ($56m) in the first quarter of this year.

23 July 2014

Africa’s Ascent Capital closes East Africa fund on $50m

africa-grow-green-shoot Africa-focused private equity firm Ascent Capital has held a $50m final close for a new growth capital vehicle targeting East Africa.

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