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3 August 2015

Sequoia Capital leads $250m Series B funding round for SF’s GitHub

Chris_Wanstrath_GitHub Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, was the lead investor in a $250m Series B funding round for San Francisco-based GitHub, a social network for programmers.

3 August 2015

Aarin leads Series A in India-based TripFactory.com

bondi-beach-1444014-m Bangalore-based Aarin Capital Partners has led an undisclosed Series A round in online holiday store TripFactory.com.

3 August 2015

GSR looks to raise $150m for Fund V

china GSR Ventures has launched its fifth fund with a $150m target, just days after announcing a $5bn vehicle to target global tech deals.

31 July 2015

Rise of family offices, simple structure key for Vistara’s rapid debut fund, exec reveals $

randy The rise of family offices, a simple fund structure, and the individual experience of its co-founders helped Vistara Capital Partners close its debut fund on $100m after just four months, according to managing partner Rang Garg.

31 July 2015

Silversmith Capital could collect up to $450m for debut growth fund

necklace-518275_1280 Silversmith Capital Partners, the Boston growth equity firm founded earlier this year by two former Bain Capital Ventures execs, has confirmed it could gather up to $450m for its debut fund.

31 July 2015

Foundry raises another $225m fund

emerald-lake-594983_640 US venture capital firm Foundary Group has closed its fifth fund on $225m, two years after its predecessor.

31 July 2015

Tim Draper’s seed investment fund nears halfway point for Fund V raise

Tim Draper Draper Fisher Jurvetson seed-stage investment affiliate Draper Associates has pulled in more than $67m for its fifth fund

30 July 2015

Augmentum Capital, Neil Woodford lead Seedrs’ £10m investment round

piggy-bank-3-353454-m Augmentum Capital, a London-based venture capital fund backed by Lord Rothschild, and star British fund manager Neil Woodford were named as the lead investors in a Series A fund-raising for the crowd-funding platform, Seedrs.

30 July 2015

Summit Partners exec Joe Trustey dies in Milwaukee plane crash

Joseph Joe Trustey Joe Trustey, a managing director and chief operating officer of Summit Partners, was killed on Wednesday night when his single-engine plane crashed at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport, the American business publication Fortune and other American news organisations were reporting on Thursday.

30 July 2015

Lead Edge leads $82m in online auction house Catawiki

hammer-620008_640 Lead Edge Capital has led an $82m Series C investment in Amsterdam-based online auction house Catawiki.

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