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30 June 2015

Intel Capital, Quadrant Capital Advisors, others in $40m round for Onefinestay

bedroom-bliss-no-3-315566-m Intel Capital, Quadrant Capital Advisors and such angel investors as &Beyond CEO Joss Kent were among those who participated in a just-closed $40 m Series D growth financing round for Onefinestay, a London-based, upmarket version of Airbnb.

30 June 2015

Consistency still key for Foundry Group amid sixth $225m fundraise in eight years

molten-metal-571823_1280 Tech-focused US investor Foundry Group is staying consistent with its $225m fund targets with its sixth fundraise.

30 June 2015

Smedvig Capital leads £8m Series B investment in London ad tech biz Captify

circuit board technology Smedvig Capital, a London-based venture capital firm, led a Series B investment round that secured £8m in fresh funding for Captify Media, a technology business that develops "search intelligence" systems for the advertising industry.

29 June 2015

Warburg Pincus consortium re-invests in Vietnamese retail player Vincom

DSC01127 A consortium led by Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, said it has completed a follow-on minority investment of approximately $100m in Vincom Retail, a subsidiary of Vingroup and Vietnam’s largest owner and operator of shopping malls.

29 June 2015

Beco Capital among investors in Dubai medical insurance tech start-up

Amir Farha Beco Capital, a Dubai-based venture capital firm focused on technology businesses in the Middle East, was among the investors in an AED3.67m ($1m) Series A funding round for a Dubai-based medical insurance technology start-up, Bayzat.

29 June 2015

Electronic building blocks innovator LittleBits picks up $44.2m DFJ Growth-led financing

mother-board-581597_1280 DFJ Growth has led a $44.2m financing round for LittleBits Electronics, which makes electronic building blocks allowing people to create inventions.

29 June 2015

VR immersive space creator Matterport bags $30m GIC-led Series C round

sillouette-702178_1280 Computer and virtual reality immersive space business Matterport has picked up $30m of Series C funding from backers including Singapore sovereign fund GIC and Qualcomm Ventures.

26 June 2015

Formation 8 continues fundraising frenzy with $400m-targeting Asia growth vehicle

number-437926_1280 Early-stage investor Formation 8 is in the market for a new $400m fund targeting growth investments in Asia.

26 June 2015

Existing VCs, Fidelity close $400m round in WeWork

workstation-336369_640 New York-based shared workspace provider WeWork has closed a mammoth $400m financing from existing venture firms and new investor Fidelity Management and Research Company.

26 June 2015

Grotech targets $200m for ninth investment pool

coins-719698_640 US early-stage investor Grotech Ventures is looking to raise $200m for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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