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24 April 2015

Investec, Matrix leads $84m Series C for P2P lending site Jimubox

coins South African bank Investec has led a $84m Series C round for Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform.

24 April 2015

Pritzker hires Redbox founder Kaplan as operating partner

0658d78 Mid-market investor Pritzker Group Private Capital has brought in Redbox founder and former CEO and former president of Coinstar Gregg Kaplan its operating partner for the services team.

24 April 2015

Adams Street heads up $38m round for app developer Smule

news_apps_lrg Venture capital investor Adam Street Partners has led a $38m funding round for US music-making app developer Smule.

24 April 2015

Drone maker 3DR brings Series C to $64m thanks to WestSummit, others

3DR Consumer drone maker 3DR has boosted its Series C round to $64m thanks to a fresh injection of capital led by WestSummit Capital.

24 April 2015

Balderton-backed Lifecake bought by photo giant Canon Europe

take-a-photo-1201943-m Balderton Capital-backed family photo sharing app Lifecake has been bought by Canon Europe to help the camera giant establish a presence in London's Tech City.

24 April 2015

KPCB to waive $973,000 costs if Pao abandons appeal

cut-money-slash Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is reportedly seeking to recover about $973,000 in costs from former partner Ellen Pao after her failed gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm.

24 April 2015

Jasper Ridge helps IVP close biggest venture fund to date on $1.4bn

money pile capital cash dollar California-based Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has scored $1.4bn for its fifteenth fund, which will be used to make later-stage venture capital and growth equity investments.

23 April 2015

Wellington, Redmile back $56m for cancer fighting company Jounce

lab-work-803087-m Venture capital investors Wellington Management Company, Redmile Group and Nextech Invest have backed a $56m Series B round for cancer immunotherapeutics developer Jounce Therapuetics.

23 April 2015

Longworth joins existing backers in Swirl Networks’ $18m round

shopping-442708-m Longworth Venture Partners has joined existing investors in mobile marketing platform Swirl Networks’ $18m Series C round.

23 April 2015

North Carolina pension launches second state-focused investment fund

dollar The $88.8bn North Carolina Retirement System has launched a second fund targeting private equity investments and companies based in the state.

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