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7 November 2013

US endowments’ growing alternative asset investment trend may have stalled $

college-education-graduat The long trend of growth in US college and university endowments backing alternative assets such as private equity may have plateaued according to new research.

7 November 2013

UK launches £100m fund to invest in Islamic startups

The UK government plans to establish a £100m fund to lure Islamic technology entrepreneurs to London.

7 November 2013

Venture capital-backed Wix raises $127m via IPO

stock brokerage market share listed Venture capital-backed Israeli website builder Wix has raised $127m via an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange, which was priced at $16.50 per share.

6 November 2013

NEA promotes healthcare specialist Ali Behbahani to partner

Ali_Behbahani_412_989 Venture capital giant New Enterprise Associates has promoted healthcare specialist Ali Behbahani to partner following six years with the firm.

6 November 2013

El Dorado Ventures veterans hold $100m final close for first Icon Venture Partners fund

Venture capital veterans Charles Beeler and Jeff Hinck have held a $100m final close for their debut Icon Venture Partners vehicle.

6 November 2013

Venture51 gambles on Betable success by backing $18.5m Series A round

dice-casino_sq Venture51 has led an $18.5m Series A financing round for gambling platform Betable, which allows game developers to offer real-money play in their games.

6 November 2013

Bain Capital Ventures helps Gainsight raise $20m Series B

Bain Capital’s venture arm has led a $20m Series B round for customer retention analytics specialist Gainsight, bringing its fundraising total to $30m.

6 November 2013

Zomato secures $37m from Sequoia Capital, Info Edge

restaurant_lrg Indian restaurant listing website Zomato has raised $37m in a funding round backed by Sequoia Capital and Info Edge to finance its international expansion.

6 November 2013

Ex-Sequoia, USVP employee holds $35m final close for second PivotNorth fund

Tim Connors Pivotnorth Pivotnorth, the early-stage venture firm founded by ex-Sequoia and US Venture Partners employee Tim Connors, has reportedly held a $35m final close for its second fund.

6 November 2013

Scale Venture Partners hires ex-Netflix director Tseitlin as partner

ariel tseitlin Venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners has hired former Netflix director Ariel Tseitlin as a partner to focus on the cloud infrastructure sector.

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