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4 February 2016

Index reveals $550m Fund VIII close, promotes Shah to partner

shardulshah Index Ventures has revealed its has closed its eighth venture fund on $550m and promoted Shardul Shah to partner.

3 February 2016

Sequoia closes fifth India fund at $920m

indian-flag-1430532-m California-based venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has reportedly closed its fifth India-focused fund at $920m, AltAssets understands.

3 February 2016

Edison Partners Fund VIII already at $250m target, final close soon $

dollars-426023_1280 Venture capital firm Edison Partners is making good headway with its latest fundraise and has already reached the $250m target for Fund VIII, AltAssets can reveal.

3 February 2016

Octopus sells SwiftKey to Microsoft

keyboard-1280071-m Octopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, has sold UK-based predictive keyboard technology business SwiftKey to Microsoft.

3 February 2016

US tech investors being driven towards Europe says exec $

Roland Dennert European startups are attracting increasing amounts of attention from US investors despite high prices, an abundance of dry powder, and an increasing amount of liquidity according to Cipio Partners executive.

3 February 2016

Four VCs help Avalanche Technology close $23m round

avalanche-16182_960_720 Rogers Venture Partners and Vulcan Capital are among the investors in Avalanche Technology’s recently closed $23m financing round.

3 February 2016

Amadeus teams with MTN to make $40m African online travel agency investment

africa-1027917_1920 UK tech investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed a $40m investment in African online travel agency Travelstart in partnership with MTN, a mobile and digital life sciences business.

3 February 2016

Israel internet-of-things platform Seebo seals $8.5m Series A round

computer-1149148_1920 Carmel Ventures and TPY Capital have invested $8.5m in Israel internet-of-things platform Seebo.

2 February 2016

North Bridge invests $55m in Portuguese app developer OutSystems

finger-1002577_1920 North Bridge Growth Equity has provided $55m to rapid application development and delivery platform Outsystems, which helps businesses create and manage their own apps.

2 February 2016

Lewis & Clark closes debut fund at $104m

st.louis US-based venture capital firm Lewis & Clark Ventures has closed its debut fund at $104m, AltAsset understands.

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