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18 April 2013

FlightCar adds Seacrest, General Catalyst, Airbnb founder Bryan Chesky

FlightCar, a start-up that encourages car owners to rent their vehicles out when they leave them at airports, has raised $5.5m from high profile investors including Airbnb founder Bryan Chesky, Ryan Seacrest’s Seacrest Global Group and General Catalyst.

17 April 2013

Matrix Partners raises $450m for tenth VC fund

US venture capital firm Matrix Partners has reportedly raised $450m for its tenth fund to continue its focus on early stage investments.

17 April 2013

Arc Asset Management and RVC InfraFund launch ISAM Fund

Arc Asset Management and Russian state backed fund of funds RVC InfraFund have launched ISAM Fund to focus on businesses with strong potential for international growth.

17 April 2013

Gainsight gains Battery Ventures backing in $9m Series A round

bar-chart-graph Battery Ventures has led a $9m Series A financing round for customer retention analytics company Gainsight.

17 April 2013

Venture capital under fire again from US LP $

Venture capital is the exception, not the norm, as a funding source for startups. More VC-backed new companies fail than succeed, and since 1999 VC funds have barely broken even, says one US LP.

17 April 2013

Nitrous.IO raises $1m in Bessemer-led round

Venture capital firm Bessemer Ventures has led a $1m funding round for Singapore-based tech startup Nitrous.IO, which has just changed its name from Action.IO.

17 April 2013

Aberdare Ventures hires Mohit Kaushal as partner

Mohit-Kaushal Healthcare-focused venture capital firm Aberdare Ventures has hired industry veteran Mohit Kaushal as a partner to focus on investments in healthcare technology and services.

17 April 2013

InterWest leads RealReal deal through $14m Series B round

shoes-evening_sq InterWest Partners has led a $14m financing round for luxury online designer goods reseller The RealReal.

17 April 2013

Instart Logic raises $17m from four venture firms

IT company Instart Logic has secured $17m in Series B financing from four venture firms, taking the total funding raised to date to $26m.

17 April 2013

UK’s Business Growth Fund backs Springfield bolt-on deal

Business Growth Fund (BGF) has backed its portfolio company Springfield Homecare Services for the bolt-on acquisition of UK-based domiciliary care business Positive Life Choices.

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