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25 February 2015

Meritech leads $22.2m round in GuideSpark

meeting room board room staff executive Meritech Capital Partners has led a $22.2m Series C financing round in employee engagement company GuideSpark.

25 February 2015

GGV makes rapid return to fundraising with new Capital Select vehicle

China flag US and China-focused early-stage investor GGV Capital has filed to raise a new $450m vehicle less than a year after closing its fifth flagship fund.

25 February 2015

Former partner claims harassment by same man at Pao v KPCB trial opening

ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-KPCB Silicon Valley will be closely watching the case which began yesterday, of former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Ellen Pao who is accusing the firm of harassment and gender discrimination following an affair.

25 February 2015

Pereg Ventures gets Nielsen backing for $25m Fund I first close

dollar pile stack money capital cash Early-stage investment firm Pereg Ventures has hit a $25m first close for its debut fund thanks to backing from information services giant Nielsen.

25 February 2015

Accel, Matrix agree $110.8 cash injection to NZ software company Xero

New Zealand flag close up Growth equity investor Accel Partners has joined private investor Matrix Capital Management in backing New Zealand accounting software provider Xero with NZ$147.2m ($110.8m).

24 February 2015

Insight leads $29m Series B for ‘future of banking’ cloud company nCino

coin-towers-1155329-m Insight Venture Partners has led a $29m Series B financing round for cloud-based financial services company nCino.

24 February 2015

Carrick, Silicon Valley Bank lead $19m round in Mavenlink

laptop2_lrg Carrick Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank have co-led a $19m financing round in business management software provider Mavenlink.

24 February 2015

JAFCO joins investors in $7.7m Series A for space junk sweeper ASTROSCALE

download (1) Japanese venture capital and private equity investor JAFCO has taken part in a $7.7m Series A funding round for Singapore-based space debris removal specialist ASTROSCALE.

24 February 2015

Spark leads $35m Series C in delivery startup Postmates

news_postbox.lrg US venture capital firm Spark Capital has led a $35m Series C financing round in on-demand delivery service Postmates.

24 February 2015

LACERS reveals $250m commitment to Carlyle, Storm Ventures

los angeles The $48bn Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System has agreed to commit up to $200m to the Carlyle Group's latest small and mid-market focused private equity fund.

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