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4 March 2013

Polaris Partners backs US HealthVest’s $36m funding round

Venture capital firm Polaris Partners has helped healthcare group US HealthVest to raise $36m to buy and develop new psychiatric facilities.

1 March 2013

Promsvyazbank launches $9.8m VC fund for Russian SMEs

Promsvyazbank has launched a $9.8m venture capital fund to fund the development of small businesses in what it calls traditional sectors of the Russian economy.

1 March 2013

VantagePoint to drop WageWorks stake to 25 per cent in share sale $

VantagePoint Capital Partners is eyeing almost $80m by dropping its stake in employee benefits software company WageWorks to 25 per cent.

1 March 2013

500 Startups, Twilio launch new fund to invest in European startups

Seed fund 500 Startups and cloud communications group Twilio have launched Twilio Fund Europe 2013, which will provide funding for startup businesses in Europe.

1 March 2013

Sumeet Jain joins Intel Capital from CMEA

sumeet 41 CMEA Capital partner Sumeet Jain has confirmed he is to join corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital, where he will focus on consumer internet and mobile web investments as part of the consumer internet team.

1 March 2013

JAFCO backs HiringBoss with $5m investment

Japanese venture capital firm JAFCO has completed a $5m investment in Asia-based human resources and e-recruiting software business HiringBoss

1 March 2013

Draper Triangle Ventures hits $40m for tech fund III $

Draper Triangle Ventures, the Midwest US-based network partner of Silicon Valley VC group Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said it has hit a first close of just over $40m for its third fund.

28 February 2013

Crown family’s VC fund backs Kala Pharmaceuticals

Crown Venture Fund has led an $11.5m Series A funding round for Kala Pharmaceuticals to advance its portfolio of innovative ophthalmic programmes.

28 February 2013

Venture-backed deal site Groupon sees steep market value drop

loss-graph-negative Groupon, the daily deals website which attracted the largest-ever financing round for a startup two years ago, has seen its market value slump 25 per cent following a surprise loss in the fourth quarter.

28 February 2013

Andreessen Horowitz attracted to Julep Beauty Series B

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $10.3m financing round for US beauty brand Julep Beauty.

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