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12 August 2016

Expa Capital launches $100m venture capital fund

coins-in-hand-1269975-m Expa Capital, the investment arm of start up studio Expa, is looking to raise up to $100m for its second venture capital fund, AltAssets can reveal.

12 August 2016

Andreessen Horowitz backs on-demand healthcare business Accolade

medical-563427_640 Venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz has led a $70m Series E financing round in Accolade, an on-demand healthcare services provider based in Seattle.

12 August 2016

GSV seeks $250m for fifth venture capital fund

dollar-1362244_640 GSV Financial Group is in the market with its latest venture capital fund, looking to raise $250m for the vehicle, according to an SEC filing.

12 August 2016

Creation, Gawa lead $24m Series D round for Fusion Microfinance

money-924828_640 Delhi-based fintech company Fusion Microfinance has raised INR1.62bn ($24m) in a Series D financing round backed by new and existing investors.

11 August 2016

CalPERS cuts back on venture capital investments as GPs show cold shoulder

golden-gate-bridge-1209558_640 The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has reduced its venture capital fund commitments to just 5 per cent of its total private investments portfolio.

10 August 2016

CoVenture’s Fund IV nearly 50% of the way to $20m goal

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 CoVenture, which focuses on early stage startups and builds software in exchange for equity, is looking to raise up to $20m for its fourth fund.

10 August 2016

Warburg Pincus injects $255m in BlueGrace Logistics

loacker-955590_640 Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus is spending a total of $255m on BlueGrace, a third-party logistics provider based in Tampa, Florida.

9 August 2016

Equity International invests R$400m in parking operator Estapar

car-1209697_960_720 Equity International(EI) has backed Brazilian parking infrastructure and services operator Estapar Estacionamentos with R$400m ($126m).

9 August 2016

Trump’s intention to scrap carried interest would harm startups, NVCA says

donald-trump-1301259_640 The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has dubbed Donald Trump's call to eliminate carried interest as dangerous for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

8 August 2016

Deliveroo jumps to $1bn valuation after latest $275m financing round

kangaroo-432815_640 London-based online food service Deliveroo is said to now be worth around $1bn after it racked up $275m in a Series E financing round.

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