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25 August 2016

Baltic PE, VC associations join forces to unify regional ecosystem

flag-39513_640 The private equity and venture capital associations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have united under one pan-Baltic organisation in an aim to attract more private capital in the region.

25 August 2016

C5 Capital brings in former Intel MD to lead Cloud Partners fund

cloud London-based C5 Capital has hired former Intel Capital managing director Marcos Battisti to lead its new C5 Cloud Partners fund.

25 August 2016

Pelion leads $7m Series A round for fintech startup SelfScore

books-1439321_640 Pelion Venture Partners has led a new $7m Series A round for SelfScore, a fintech company aimed at providing international students in the US with access to traditional credit.

24 August 2016

Tesla Motors-backer Westly Group seeks $175m for third cleantech fund

recycling-1202273_640 Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Westly Group is back in the market with a third cleantech fund for which it is looking to raise $175m.

24 August 2016

NVCA criticises Clinton on carried interest after attacking Trump on same proposal

hillary-41775_640 The NVCA has called 'misguided' Hillary Clinton's call for the elimination of the current tax treatment of carried interest only a week after attacking Donald Trump on the same.

24 August 2016

Sofinnova soars past Fund IX total in latest life sciences fundraise

microscope-772297_1920 Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has outstripped the $500m raised for its ninth fund by approaching its $650m maximum for its latest raise.

23 August 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures eyes bigger tickets with heftier second fund

brooklyn-690196_1280 Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has closed its second fund since its 2012 launch as the New York borough's first VC firm.

22 August 2016

Basketball star Kobe Bryant launches $100m VC fund

kobe-bryant-932875_960_720 NBA legend Kobe Bryant has launched a new $100m venture capital fund to invest in technology, media and data companies.

19 August 2016

ECA, Raven Ventures seek $150m for joint private equity fund

crow-828944_640 LA-based seed and early-stage investor ECA Europlay Capital Advisors seems to have teamed up with Australian peer Raven Ventures to raise a new $150m PE fund.

19 August 2016

Darwin Ventures eyes $100m for fourth FoF

Darwin San Francisco-based Darwin Ventures is looking to raise up to $100m for its latest fund of funds vehicle.

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