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5 February 2016

Microsoft deal best option for Swiftkey, Octopus exec says $

Jo Oliver Exiting UK technology company SwiftKey to Microsoft was the best option for the business at this stage, Octopus Ventures investment director Jo Oliver told AltAssets.

5 February 2016

Matrix Partners collects $500m for fourth China fund

china flag Venture capital firm Matrix Partners has raised $500m for its latest China-focused fund.

5 February 2016

Khosla, Access help Opendoor close $80m Series C

china doorway Khosla Ventures and Access Venture Partners were among the investors in Opendoor’s $80m Series C financing round.

5 February 2016

Honolulu event invite startup Hobnob gets $2.25m VC backing

fireworks-1758_640 Honolulu-based mobile event invite business Hobnob has picked up $2.25m of seed funding from investors including Norwest Venture Partners and Aspect Ventures.

5 February 2016

SET Ventures nears €60m for second smart energy fund, eyes Q1 final close

light-bulbs-1125016_1920 Amsterdam-based early stage investment firm SET Ventures is expecting to hit a final close for its second smart energy fund at the end of the first quarter.

5 February 2016

Europe offers “limitless opportunities” for Creandum €180m Fund IV, GP says $

Staffan Helgesson, Creandum There are limitless opportunities for investing in European start-up businesses over the long run, Staffan Helgesson, GP of Nordic venture capital firm Creandum, told AltAssets.

5 February 2016

General Catalyst raises $845m from two funds

matchstick-20237_640 US venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has closed its fund at $845m, making it the firm’s largest pool of capital raised in its 15 year history.

4 February 2016

Traverse Venture Partners looks to raise $100m for first fund

asia real estate US-based growth equity firm Traverse Venture Partners is looking to raise up to $100m for its debut fund, which will focus on real estate.

4 February 2016

Safety-focused school social network app After School seals $16.4m Series A investment

still-life-851328_1280 Accomplice was among venture capital backers of a $16.4m Series A round for US high school social networking app After School.

4 February 2016

US, Japan-focused Geodesic pulls in more than $300m for debut fund

sunset-129503_1920 Geodesic Investments, a late stage venture capital fund aiming to bridge Silicon Valley and Japan, has registered more than $310m towards the $400m target for its debut fund.

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