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8 October 2015

Summit Partners leads $15m Series A round for Tsheets

ring-948023_1280 US growth equity veteran Summit Partners has led a $15m Series A financing round for time tracking technology provider Idaho-based TSheets.

8 October 2015

JMI, NEA leads $85m in data protection company Code42

laptop2_lrg JMI Equity and New Enterprise Associates had led a $85m financing round in Code42, developers of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool.

8 October 2015

Ex-Google area director among founders of new tech startup Venturra

camellia-775873_1280 Rudy Ramawy, ex-country director at Google Indonesia, has reportedly teamed up with managing partners Stefan Jung and John Riady to found Venturra Capital, a new tech startup.

7 October 2015

Bill Gates backs $108m round for plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods

tomato-769999_1280 Redwood City, CA-based Impossible Foods has raised $108m in a Series D round, which was joined by vegan billionaire Bill Gates among others.

7 October 2015

Centana Growth Partners plans $200m-targeting first fundraise

financial data dollars New York-based venture capital firm Centana Growth Partners is preparing to raise its first fund by targeting up to $200m.

7 October 2015

Felicis Ventures joins Woody Harrelson in $15m Canva round

cube-427894_1280 Seed-stage investment firm Felicis Ventures has lead a $15m Series A financing round in Australian graphic design company Canva that also received backing from actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

7 October 2015

Scottish Equity Partners preps for Skyscanner to hit ‘unicorn’ status

plane-50893_1280 Scottish Equity Partners is reportedly looking to launch its online flight comparison service Skyscanner into the realm of the tech unicorns.

7 October 2015

Formation 8 closes hardware fund on $125m

US venture capital firm Formation 8 has closed its new hardware fund on $125m, AltAssets understands. The fund, which was initially named Formation 8 Partners Hardware Fund I, has also been renamed Eclipse Ventures Fund I according to Dow Jones, which cited a person familiar with the situation. Eclipse will still be part of the San[...]

7 October 2015

NGP, Pearl back Wild Wind oil and gas startup with C$123m

pump-jack-848300_1280 Private equity firms Natural Gas Partners and Pearl Energy Investments have provided C$123m of financing to Calgary-based oil and gas startup Wild Wind Petroleum.

6 October 2015

Accel Partners helps mobile app firm Neumob raise $8.5m

iphone-410311_1280 Venture capital firm Accel Partners has led a $8.5m Series A financing round for mobile app services provider Neumob.

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