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21 August 2014

Charles River, Ignition and Lead Edge in massive $54m Series C for app platform

money pile capital cash dollar Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Lead Edge capital have re-upped in a hefty $54m Series C financing round for mobile app development platform Xamarin.

21 August 2014

Orchid Asia easily beats $750m Fund VI target after drawing $1.3bn of interest

orchid Orchid Asia has held a $920m hard cap final close for its sixth China growth capital vehicle.

21 August 2014

Uber, Cloudera, Palantir lead Silicon Valley startups in fundingp

On-demand car services business Uber Technologies is Silicon Valley’s most funded startup, according to a recent report. Uber, which has raised more than $1.5bn and was reported to be valued at $17bn in its latest round, is one of seven companies in the top 20 funded startups, said CB insights. The report showed that mobile[...]

21 August 2014

Google Capital leads hefty $100m financing for VC-backed Thumbtack

thumbtack Google Capital has led a $100m financing round for personal project hiring service Thumbtack alongside a string of returning backers.

21 August 2014

Israel’s Magma Venture Partners launches fourth fundp

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Israeli venture capital firm Magma Venture Partners has launched its fourth fund just over a year after closing its previous vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

21 August 2014

OpenAir Equity Partners leads $40m Series B for FarmLink

farmlink Farming technology specialist FarmLink has raised $40m in a Series B round led by OpenAir Equity Partners.

21 August 2014

Dermira raises $51m Series C from new and existing backers

skin Medical dermatology products maker Dermira has secured $51m in a Series C round backed by new and existing backers.

21 August 2014

Former NVCA chairman Kate Mitchell rejoins as director

leader_kmitchell Co-founder of Scale Venture Partners Kate Mitchell has rejoined the board of the National Venture Capital Association as director.

21 August 2014

KPCB, Draper, Intel in $20m Series D for internet of things light company

under-light-1244963-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Draper Nexus Ventures and Intel Capital were among venture capital firms re-upping in a $20m Series D round for internet of things company Enlighted.

20 August 2014

JMI Equity holds $1bn hard cap close for Fund VIII

closed-locked-shut-padlock-door US investment house JMI Equity has hit a $1bn hard cap final close for its eighth growth equity vehicle.

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