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20 November 2015

Venture capital firms back $21m round in big data expert Lucidworks

large-895567_1920 San Francisco-based software company Lucidworks has racked up in a $21m financing round led by early-stage VC investor Allegis Capital.

20 November 2015

Sierra picks experienced COO, CFO Doehrman as first operating partner

jim-doehrman-sierra-ventures-small-288x296 California-based Sierra Ventures has hired experienced CFO and COO John Doehrman as its first operating partner.

20 November 2015

Lerer Hippeau Ventures closes Fund V above target

calculator-178127_1920 New York-based venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures has closed its fifth fund on more than $110m and above the initial target of $75m, according to a SEC filing.

20 November 2015

IT-focused Scale Venture Partners eyes up to $335m for Fund V

it-838384_1920 Californian IT investor Scale Venture Partners is back in the market for its fifth flagship fund, which could raise up to $335m.

20 November 2015

VC-backed Ola rakes in another $500m in Series F financing round

china taxi Uber's biggest competitor in India, taxi-hailing app Ola, has raised $500m from international investors including Falcon Edge Capital and Tiger Global.

19 November 2015

Square’s shares jump by more than 60 per cent after NYSE debut

paper-821653_1920 Square, the VC-backed mobile payments company founded and run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, enjoyed a strong first trading day on the NYSE with its shares surging to a high of $14.78 shortly after its debut.

19 November 2015

Twitter CEO’s mobile payments company Square discounts stock before IPO

stock-624712_1280 Square, the VC-backed mobile payments company founded and run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has lowered its IPO share price to $9 before its US stock market debut today.

19 November 2015

Mexico’s IGNIA could hold Fund II second close by year end, exec says $

alvaro-rodriguez Mexican venture capital firm IGNIA could hold a second close for Fund II by the end of the year end as fundraising is going very well, firm managing partner Alvaro Rodriguez told AltAssets.

19 November 2015

Ameba Capital hits $157m final close for second renminbi fund

money-938269_1920 China-focused venture capital firm Ameba Capital has held a RMB1bn ($157m) final close for its second renminbi-denominated fund.

19 November 2015

Andreessen Horowitz hires Stanford prof to run new $200m biocomputing fund

robot-707219_1280 US venture capital major Andreessen Horowitz has raised $200m for a new fund targeting bio-computing led by former Stanford University professor Vijay Pande.

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