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7 January 2015

Formation 8 follows $500m Fund II close by hiring new hardware head

Lior Susan Formation 8 Formation 8 has made a second hire in the wake of closing its $500m second fund last month by hiring Lior Susan to head its early-stage hardware investments.

7 January 2015

Virtual receptionist business Ruby gets $38.8m Updata investment

Ruby Receptionists Updata Partners has paid $38.8m for a majority stake in virtual receptionist service Ruby Receptionists following dramatic revenue growth in the business.

7 January 2015

IDG, Temasek back Chinese online education business in mammoth $52.5m Series A

chinese dragon Listed Chinese mobile internet platform developer NetDragon has picked up a huge $52.5m Series A round for its online education unit from a string of early-stage backers.

7 January 2015

Greylock IL becomes 83North, announces new $200m fund

israel Venture capital firm Greylock IL has rebranded to 83North and raised a new $200m fund, its third in eight years.

6 January 2015

Google Capital joins Glassdoor venture backers for new $70m financing round

glass door Heavyweight investor Google Capital has co-led a $70m financing round for venture capital-backed job and career marketplace Glassdoor.

6 January 2015

Pfizer leads $20m Series C round in CytomX to fight cancer

health Pfizer Venture Investments has led a $20m Series C financing round in biotech firm CytomX.

6 January 2015

HLM Venture Partners back in market for fourth fund, targets $150m

HLM Healthcare technology investor HLM Venture Partners has revealed a $150m target for its fourth private equity fund.

6 January 2015

Bessemer backs $30m Series C for cyber threat company iSIGHT

movement-958643-m Bessemer Venture Partners has headed up a $30m funding round for cyber threat intelligence company iSIGHT Partners.

5 January 2015

Personal drone maker Ehang follows crowdfunding blitz with $10m GGV-led Series A

Ghost Drone Personal camera drone maker Ehang has picked up a $10m Series A financing round led by GGV Capital after smashing its crowdfunding goal at the end of last year.

5 January 2015

Khosla backs Scribd to transform book consumption through $22m round

stack-of-books-1335451-m Khosla Ventures has led a $22m financing round for subscription book service Scribd to almost double the company’s previous external funding.

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