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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.

30 July 2015

New Golden Gate Ventures fund ‘for SE Asian tech start-ups’ attracts Temasek, Saverin

GGV Capital Vinnie Laurie Golden Gate Ventures, a Southeast Asia-based investment house focused on forging ties between Silicon Valley and Asia, said it has first-closed its second fund on $35m – with contributions from Temasek, the Singapore fund, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

30 July 2015

MissionOG leads $119m Series B in Behalf

money-256314_1280 Growth investor MissionOG has lead a weighty $119m Series B round in payments platform Behalf.

30 July 2015

Vistara Capital flies to $100m debut fund final close in just four months

gulls-540791_1280 Private equity newcomer Vistara Capital Partners has held a $100m final close for its debut fund after just four months in the market thanks to commitments from 45 Canadian LPs.

30 July 2015

HGGC backs automotive software provider Dealer-FX

car-repair-362150_640 Mid-market firm HGGC has made a growth equity investment in Dealer-FX, a provider of process automation software for auto dealership service departments in the US and Canada.

30 July 2015

Lead Edge Capital leads $82m Series C investment in Catawiki online auction house

Stamp collecting Lead Edge Capital, a New York-based growth stage investment house, was the lead investor in an $82m (€75m) Series C investment round aimed at enabling Catawiki, an online auction house, to expand internationally.

29 July 2015

Foresite raises $450m for oversubscribed third fund

clinic health drugs pharma Healthcare-focused growth equity firm Foresite Capital has raised $450m for its oversubscribed third fund, making it largest fund raised by the firm.

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