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8 May 2013

Industry Ventures backs wireless technology company Polaris with $10m

wireless_lrg Venture capital firm Industry Ventures has contributed $10m in Series C funding to wireless location technology specialist Polaris Wireless as part of its recapitalisation.

8 May 2013

Menlo Ventures staffs up with venture partner, entrepreneur in residence

US VC firm Menlo Ventures has added Avery More as venture partner and Alex Gorelik as entrepreneur in residence.

8 May 2013

Venture-backed biopharma Portola eyes $127m Nasdaq IPO

Venture-backed biopharmaceutical company Portola Pharmaceuticals is targeting $127m from its listing on Nasdaq.

7 May 2013

Venture capital firms back EU’s efforts to boost startups $

The European Commission’s efforts to provide much needed funding for innovative technology businesses to help Europe compete with emerging markets have been backed by venture capitalists.

7 May 2013

Sofinnova Partners-backed SpineVision raises another $10m

spine_bone_lrg Venture capital-backed medical device business SpineVision has raised $10m of fresh capital through a round led by healthcare investment specialist Omega Funds.

7 May 2013

Brazil media giant RBS launches $100m fund through venture arm

The independent venture arm of Brazilian media major RBS Group has launched a $100m early-stage fund.

7 May 2013

FTBpro scores $5.8m financing from Battery, Gemini Israel Ventures

football-shoes_sq Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures have backed London-based fan-generated football content platform FTBpro through a $5.8m financing round.

7 May 2013

Blue Chip Venture Company backs Kinetic Social’s Series A round

social_lrg Social media advertising technology company Kinetic Social has held a first close on its Series A round after raising $8m from Blue Chip Venture Company and Gibraltar Business Capital.

7 May 2013

Spotify-backer Creandum’s latest venture fund among biggest in Nordics

Scandinavia Nordic Nordic venture capital firm and Spotify-backer Creandum has closed one of the biggest venture funds in the Nordic region by gathering €135m for its third vehicle.

7 May 2013

Russian VC Bright Capital nears first closes on two funds $

Cleantech and digital-focused Russian venture capital firm Bright Capital is on the verge of closing $200m for its two funds, AltAssets has learned.

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