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19 May 2016

HarbourVest, Adams Street, Drive score Venture County fund commitments

sunset-52933_1280 The $4.4bn-managing Ventura County Employees Retirement Association has committed $135m across a trio of PE and VC funds, it is understood.

19 May 2016

August Capital leads $60m round in Bark & Co

bulldog-601714_1920 August Capital has led a $60m financing round in Bark & Co, the company behind BarkBox, a subscription e-commerce and content business for dog-lovers.

19 May 2016

LBO France targets healthcare SMEs with Innovation Capital buy

diabetes-528678_640 European private equity investor LBO France has acquired Innovation Capital, a VC fund investing in IT and healthcare SMEs, from Caisse des Dépôts.

19 May 2016

VC firms back B2C customer service messaging provider Teckst

cell-phone-801946_1920 A trio of early-stage investment firms have backed a $2.5m financing round for two-way customer service text messaging service Teckst.

19 May 2016

Fossil Capital raises $50m for new venture fund

dollar-213619_640 Fossil Capital, a new player in the Utah venture capital investment space, has collected $50m for its first fund, according to a filing with the US securities regulator.

19 May 2016 targets European startups with new $150m early stage fund $

euro Global venture capital firm has closed its latest oversubscribed fund at $150m, demonstrating the growing interest in Europe’s early stage market according to Andreas Haug.

18 May 2016

Fondazione di Sardegna backs Invitalia Ventures’ €100m-targeting fund

italian-flag-734116-m Fondazione di Sardegna has committed €5m to Invitalia Ventures fund, which is targeting €100m at final close.

18 May 2016

Drone detection startup Dedrone scores $10m Menlo Ventures-led Series A

drone-1030650_1920 Drone detection startup Dedrone has raised $10m of Series A financing from investors led by Menlo Ventures.

18 May 2016

Geodesic Capital closes debut fund on $335m

startup-593316_640 Geodesic Capital, a growth stage venture capital firm aiming to bridge Silicon Valley and Japan, has closed its maiden fund on $335m.

17 May 2016

BGF backs Children’s craft supplier toucanBox

Virginie-Sara1.jpg BGF Ventures has backed toucanBox, a subscription-based children’s arts and crafts delivery service, with £2.7m.

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