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23 April 2014

Early-stage investments rise as deal sizes surgep

graph_positive_170sq Early-stage investment volumes surged in the first quarter despite a slight decline in deals, a recent report form CB insights showed.

23 April 2014

Weebly raises $35m Series C from existing backers

data storage_lrg Website building service Weebly has secured $35m in Series C capital from existing backers Sequoia Capital and Tencent Holdings to fund its expansion into new markets.

23 April 2014

GGV among venture backers for camera sensor maker InVisage’s $18m funding round

camera3_lrg Camera sensor developer InVisage Technologies has picked up $18m of new funding from investors including GGV Capital as it prepares its new product for launch.

22 April 2014

Sofinnova Ventures leads $50m Principia Biopharma Series B round

news_virus_lrg Sofinnova Ventures has helped more than double outside capital raised by Principia Biopharma by leading a $50m financing round.

22 April 2014

Medina Capital collects nearly $70m for first close of debut fund

server5_lrg1 Medina Capital, the growth equity investment firm formed by former Terremark CEO Manuel Medina, has pulled in close to $70m towards its debut fund.

22 April 2014

Vivo Capital leads $58.5m Series D for ProNAi Therapeutics

biotech_lrg Nucleic acid therapeutics developer ProNAi Therapeutics has secured $59.5m in a Series D round led by venture capital firm Vivo Capital.

22 April 2014

PwC confirms biggest quarter for venture investing since 2001 with $9.5bn of dealsp

dollar envelope money Venture capital investment hit $9.5bn in the first quarter of 2014 according to the latest PwC MoneyTree report, confirming earlier research suggesting the quarter was the busiest for the asset class since 2001.

22 April 2014

Mansa Capital eyes new growth healthcare vehicle with SBA backing

hospital healthcare medical IV i-v drip Healthcare-focused private equity firm Mansa Capital Management is eyeing a new growth vehicle to take advantage of potential backing from the US Small Business Administration.

22 April 2014

Matrix Partners secures $350m for third Chinese fund

china chinese flag Venture capital firm Matrix Partners has hit the target for its third China-focused fund.

22 April 2014

VC investment in smart grid technology “trending up” in recent quartersp

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies came in at $101m in 21 deals in Q1 2014, compared to $148m in 31 deals in Q4 2013.

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