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3 April 2014

Drive Capital continues partner hires with ex-Google exec Solaro

NIck Solaro Midwest US venture investor Drive Capital has made yet another hire in the wake of closing its inaugural $250m fund by bringing in former Google exec Nick Solaro as a partner.

20 February 2014

Google reveals new $300m growth capital arm to complement venture unit

growth5_sq Web search giant Google has reportedly put aside $300m for its new growth capital arm Google Capital.

14 November 2013

KKR, Google team up for $400m solar energy investment

Search engine giant Google has partnered with global private equity firm KKR are to make a joint $400m investment into Californian and Arizonan solar plants under development by Japanese company Sharp's subsidiary Recurrent Energy.

22 October 2013

Google acquires FlexyCore for €16.9m

mobile phone touch screen pda Google has bought French software business FlexyCore, the developer of the Droidbooster, an app that optimises Android’s performance eon smartphones.

22 July 2013

Ex-Google, Twitter engineer leader Daniel Loreto joins Venrock

Daniel Loreto Venrock, the 44-year-old venture capital firm launched by the Rockefeller family, has hired ex-Google and Twitter engineering leader Daniel Loreto as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

25 June 2013

Mohr Davidow partner Hartley named presidential innovation fellow

hartley Partner at early stage venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures Scott Hartley has been appointed as a presidential innovation fellow.

19 June 2013

Google considering private equity advice as it eyes larger buyouts

Internet search giant Google is reportedly considering teaming up with private equity firms to help it structure deals as it eyes larger and larger acquisitions.

10 June 2013

Google trumps Facebook with $1.3bn Waze bid

road-night_sq Google is believed nearing a $1.3bn deal for venture capital-backed Israeli GPS navigation company Waze, trumping earlier reports of a $1bn Facebook buyout offer.

23 May 2013

Canaan Partners leads $15 Series B round for big data business Webidata

Venture capital firm Canaan Partners has led a $15m Series B funding round for big data company WibiData.

9 May 2013

Homebrew launches debut venture fund with bigger than expected target

San Francisco-based venture capital firm Homebrew has launched its debut venture fund with a higher than expected target amid favourable conditions for venture fundraisings, AltAssets has learned.

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