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5 May 2015

Ontario pension helps Northleaf to $264m third close for Canada FoF

Canada flag Canadian venture capital firm Northleaf Capital Partners has held a $264m close for its early-stage investment focused fund of funds thanks to backing from the Ontario Pension Board.

1 May 2015

Former ScalingData, now Rocana, raises $15m in Google Ventures-led round

software binary code computer Google Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Google, has led a $15m round for Rocana a provider of so-called "root cause analysis" software formerly known as ScalingData.

1 May 2015

VC-backed Blueprint Medicines floats raising $147m

news_blueprint_lrg Third Rock Ventures-backed enzyme specialist Blueprint Medicines Corp has launched its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange raising $147m.

1 May 2015

Jon Moulton’s divorce-rate-based investment strategy unveiled

news_jon_moulton_lrg Companies run by chief executives who have been divorced tend to do “slightly better” than companies run by CEOs who've never been divorced, according to London- and Guernsey-based venture capitalist Jon Moulton.

1 May 2015

T Rowe leads $100m round in eyeglass retailer Warby

sunglasses Global investment firm T Rowe Price has led a $100m financing round in e-commerce eyeglass retailer Warby Parker, doubling the company’s valuation.

30 April 2015

Goldman, IDG lead $50m round in bitcoin startup Circle

coins-in-hand-1269975-m Private equity firms Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners have co-led a $50m Series C round in bitcoin startup Circle.

30 April 2015

Catalyst beats target with $377m oversubscribed fourth fund

new york_sq New York-based growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has closed on $377m for its fourth fund thanks to over-subscription.

30 April 2015

Michael Anderson joins Mainsail Partners’ investment team

Michael Mainsail Partners, the San Francisco-based growth equity specialist, has named Michael Anderson an investment partner, bringing the investment partner team to four.

30 April 2015

Renamed Foundation Medical unveils $200m VC fund, appoints new partner

laguerre Flare Capital Partners, formerly known as Foundation Medical Partners, has hit the market with its first fund since its name change.

30 April 2015

VC firm Foundation Capital brings in another entrepreneur-in-residence

2cd5d60 Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Foundation Capital has hired innovator and angel investor Rahul ‘RJ’ Jain as entrepreneur-in-residence.

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