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26 November 2015

Tim Draper-backed growth investment firm targets UK royalty-based finance market $

crown-759297_1920 Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital, a newly-formed firm specialising in royalty capital investments and backed by veteran venture capitalist Tim Draper, has launched in the UK this week.

25 November 2015

NEA, Romulus re-up in growing home buying platform Placester through $27m Series C

house-498384_1920 New Enterprise Associates and Romulus Capital have helped home buying marketing platform Placester to a $27m Series C round just months after the company's successful Series B raise.

25 November 2015

Battery Ventures to exit hospitality business Trust Group for $154m

swan-200461_1920 Battery Ventures will sell the Trust Group of Companies, a hospitality business it bought in 2013, to US travel industry software supplier Sabre Corp for $154m.

24 November 2015

Tenaya leads $40m Series B round in construction software company PlanGrid

blueprint-964629_1920 PlanGrid, a provider of software tools for creating and managing blueprints and other construction documents, has raised $40m in a new financing round led by Tenaya Capital.

24 November 2015

DST, Greenoaks lead $100m Series D round for Deliveroo

kangaroo-149067_1280 Greenoaks Capital and DST Global have led the latest financing round in restaurant meal delivery service Deliveroo, raising $100m.

24 November 2015

Serious pregnancy condition drug developer nabs CHF60m VC-backed Series B

pregnant-244662_1920 Swiss biopharmaceutical company ObsEva, which develops drugs focusing on serious conditions compromising pregnancy, has raised a CHF60m ($59m) Series B round from a string of venture capital firms.

23 November 2015

Scottish Equity, Draper Esprit back £9.5m Series C for SportPursuit

runner-888016_1280 Draper Esprit and Scottish Equity Partners were among investors in a £9.5m Series C financing round for outdoor and sports gear flash sale site SportPursuit.

23 November 2015

NEA, Goldman exit eight-year investment in energy management business GridPoint

light-bulb-984551_1920 New Enterprise Associates and Goldman Sachs have sealed the exit of long-held energy management systems business GridPoint to trade buyer Twenty First Century Utilities.

20 November 2015

Venture capital firms back $21m round in big data expert Lucidworks

large-895567_1920 San Francisco-based software company Lucidworks has racked up in a $21m financing round led by early-stage VC investor Allegis Capital.

20 November 2015

Sierra picks experienced COO, CFO Doehrman as first operating partner

jim-doehrman-sierra-ventures-small-288x296 California-based Sierra Ventures has hired experienced CFO and COO John Doehrman as its first operating partner.

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