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25 June 2015

CrossCut crushes Fund III target, attracts first institutional capital in $75m close

los-angeles-805393_1280 California-based CrossCut Ventures has upped the stakes for its third fund by holding a $75m final close.

25 June 2015

DBL says impact investing “squarely in mainstream” after $400m fund close

future-431270_1280 DBL Investors, a venture capital firm which hopes its investments will have a positive social impact as well as financial returns, has closed its latest fund on $400m.

24 June 2015

Foresite targets $450m for third fundraise since 2013

medical-563427_1280 Healthcare-focused growth investor Foresite Capital is back in the market with a new fund targeting up to $450m.

23 June 2015

High-Tech Gründerfonds leads €1.1m funding round for flight booking software maker

Airport Pixabay Bonn-based High-Tech Gründerfonds Management was the lead investor in a second round of financing for eWings.com, a provider of software for making airline flight bookings.

23 June 2015

Whitecap collects $100m for third VC fund after opening doors to LPs

penny-164543_640 Toronto-based Whitecap Venture Partners has reached the $100m target for its third fund, double its initial target.

23 June 2015

IVP, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Levine back mattress maker Casper

bedroom-bliss-no-3-315566-m Institutional Venture Partners have led a $55m Series B round in mattress maker Casper, with participated from Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

23 June 2015

Blue Sky Venture Cap declares first close for second VC fund

Australia Blue Sky Venture Capital, a part of Australian Stock Exchange-listed Blue Sky Alternative Investments, said it's closed its second venture capital fund, VC2014, on more than A$15m ($11.6m).

23 June 2015

New Leaf collects $200m for first Growth Fund

leaf-654121_640 New Leaf Venture Partners has reportedly closed its first dedicated growth fund on $200m, AltAssets understands.

23 June 2015

KKR leads $70m round in Transphorm

main-board-89049_640 Global investment firm KKR has led a $70m round in semiconductor company Transphorm.

23 June 2015

Dollar Shave Club hits $615m valuation through latest VC-backed funding round

razor-588984_1280 Venture capital-backed Dollar Shave Club has raised another $75m through a Series D round which reportedly values the business at more than $600m.

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