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12 February 2016

Verizon leads $22m round in Veniam to power the internet of moving things

wifi-798313_960_720 Verizon Ventures has led a $22m Series B round in Veniam, a startup which provides vehicles with WiFi hotspot capabilities.

12 February 2016

Felicis, Tencent lead $10m Series A round in AI startup Diffbot

brain-001-880737-m Felicis Ventures and tech giant Tencent have co-lead a $10m Series A financing round in artificial intelligence startup Diffbot.

12 February 2016

GGV Capital starts $880m fundraise for sixth flagship vehicle

chinese-13877_640 US and China-focused early-stage investor GGV Capital has launched its latest venture capital fund, aiming to raise $880m, an SEC filing shows.

12 February 2016

IMJ Investment raises one third of JPY6bn target for Japan Fund I

shinto-154572_1280 Japanese venture capital firm IMJ Investment Partners has raised JPY2bn ($17.8m) for its first fund focused on investments in local startup businesses.

11 February 2016

L Catterton closes latest growth at $615m

money-in-hand-1035691-m Consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has closed its oversubscribed third US growth fund at $615m, putting it significantly above its initial target of $500m.

11 February 2016

Propel VP to manage $250m fintech funds for Spain’s BBVA

euro-948007_640 San Francisco-based Propel Venture Partners is taking over management of the $250m fintech fund of Spanish bank BBVA.

11 February 2016

Shasta expands investment team with new MD Doug Pepper

business-suit-690048_640 California-based venture capital firm Shasta Ventures has expanded its investment team with the addition of Doug Pepper.

11 February 2016

Fenox leads financing round in gardening startup Edyn

stourhead-garden-849742_1280 Smart gardening start up Edyn has landed $2m in seed funding after closing a Fenox Ventures-led round.

11 February 2016

VY Capital, Li Ka-Shing fund arm join Spotify founders in $60m Student.com backing

graduation-995042_1280 VY Capital and the tech investment arm of Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-Shing's fund have backed a $60m investment in international student accommodation marketplace Student.com.

11 February 2016

San Francisco pension fund agrees up to $150m commitment across Hillhouse, DFJ funds

san-francisco-918903_1920 The $19.2bn-managing San Francisco City & County Employees Retirement System has agreed to commit up to $150m across a pair of private equity and venture capital vehicles.

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