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19 September 2016

Fledgling VC firm iFly Venture launches $100m debut fund

glider-420720_640 iFly Venture, a venture capital firm founded by two former Formation 8 partners, is raising its maiden fund, seeking a total of $100m.

16 September 2016

Tech sage David Johnson to chair Glilot Capital Partners’ board of experts

Johnson_David_PRESS-200x300 Early-stage venture capital investor Glilot Capital Partners has appointed David Johnson, a technology and PE dealmaking veteran, chairman of its board of experts.

15 September 2016

Sapphire Ventures raises $1bn for two funds from ex-parent company SAP

diamond-315152_640 Sapphire Ventures, which launched as the venture arm of German software group SAP 20 years ago and spun out from it in 2011, has raised a total of $1bn for two new funds.

15 September 2016

Benhamou hits fund III first close, invests in Totango

Eric Benhamou Early stage venture capital firm Benhamou Global Ventures has completed a first close for its third fund, landing more than half of the fund’s $75m target.

14 September 2016

Avalon Ventures lands $116m for Fund XI

sunset-52933_640 US venture capital firm Avalon Ventures is approaching the halfway mark for its eleventh fund, having collected more than $116m in commitments.

14 September 2016

AirTree collects A$250m for new venture capital fund

fall-1651853_960_720 Australia-based AirTree Ventures claims to have raised the country’s largest-ever venture capital fund, having closed the vehicle at A$250m ($188m).

14 September 2016

Baidu boosts AI, VR investing with new $200m venture arm

vr-1570071_1920 Chinese web services giant Baidu is eyeing a $200m debut venture capital fundraise after launching a unit targeting AI, VR and augmented reality.

13 September 2016

Chinese VC Sinovation raises $675m to invest in China and US

money-938269_960_720 (5) Chinese venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures has raised more than $675m for two new funds that will look to invest in the US and China.

13 September 2016

Lavrock looks to raise up to $50m for debut fund

coins-912719_640 Early-stage venture firm Lavrock Ventures is looking to raise up $50m for its debut fund which will focus on cybersecurity and enterprise software.

12 September 2016

K1 Investment Management makes strong headway with $120m-targeting fund

ama-dablam-336630_1920 US West Coast venture capital firm K1 Investment Management has pulled in more than $74m towards a $120m-targeting fundraise.

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