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3 October 2013

Venture-backed Climate Corporation sold to Monsanto for $930m

corn_170.sq_ Venture capital-backed agriculture data science business The Climate Corporation has been bought by Monsanto Company in a cash deal worth about £930m.

3 October 2013

Lensar interest heats up with new $87 debt, equity investments

A trio of venture capital investors have backed laser cataract surgery business Lensar with $27m of equity financing.

2 October 2013

Sequoia helps HireVue to another $25m alongside 2012 Series C backers

interview hire job suit tie Sequoia Capital has led a $25m financing round for recruitment software maker HireVue to help the company expand its team, platform and services.

2 October 2013

Sefaira secures $9.2m from venture capital investors

Software company Sefaira has secured a $9.2m funding package including a $2m venture debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank.

2 October 2013

Omnes continues post spin-out investment spree with €3m Opsona backing

Opsona research lab Omnes Capital has continued its investment spree since splitting from temporary owner Coller Capital in January by investing €3m in immune drug development company Opsona Therapeutics.

2 October 2013

Trading marketplace Listia raises $9m in General Catalyst-led round

Venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has led a $9m Series A round for Listia, adding to the $2m in seed capital the trading marketplace raised in 2011.

2 October 2013

SAP Ventures gathers $650m for corporate VC vehicle

Software group SAP is to commit $650m its corporate venture capital unit’s second direct investment vehicle, fund SAP Ventures Fund II.

2 October 2013

IPO bottleneck easing for venture capital-backed businesses $

shares stocks IPO Venture-backed IPO activity continues to rise according to a new survey, providing firms a much-needed option to exit investments they have been holding on to following the financial crisis.

2 October 2013

Redpoint Ventures hires ex-Twitter exec Ryan Sarver as partner

sarver Venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures has hired Twitter’s former director of platform Ryan Sarver as a partner.

2 October 2013

KPCB makes another hefty investment by backing $93m Telogis financing

Telogis Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a mammoth $93m financing round for mobile location-based intelligence software business Telogis, the first time the company has taken outside institutional capital.

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