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23 November 2016

Ex-Android CEO Rubin targets $500m in second Playground fundraise

vail-1710860_1920 Ex-Android CEO Andy Rubin has launched his second Playground Global incubator fund, this time targeting up to $500m.

22 November 2016

Caffeinated Capital raises $17m for first opportunistic VC fund

coffee-1576256_640 Raymond Tonsing’s venture firm Caffeinated Capital has collected $17m out of the $75m it is looking to raise for its latest fund.

22 November 2016

Canada’s Information Venture Partners closes Fund II at $106m

maple-801800_960_720 Canadian investment firm Information Venture Partners has closed its second early-stage venture fund at $106m, surpassing its initial $100m target.

22 November 2016

Newly-founded Anzu Partners collects $60m for debut VC fund

construction-worker-569126_960_720 Washington-based investment firm Anzu Partners has raised $60m for its debut fund, putting it more than halfway to its $100m goal.

22 November 2016

Hyperplane launches second VC fund with $45m goal

boston-1448339_1920 Boston-based Hyperplane Capital Partners is looking to raise up to $45m for a new fund focused on machine intelligence and data companies.

22 November 2016

Seed stage-focused investor Boldstart raises $47m for third VC fund

road-1668916_640 Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based firm focused on seed stage investments, has collected $47m for its third venture capital fund.

21 November 2016

NEA’s Harry Weller passes away at 46

harry-weller_520_990 Harry Weller, general partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), has passed away in his sleep on Saturday.

21 November 2016

New firm of ex-Sequoia partner Arabelovic seeks $75m for debut fund

telescope-122960_640 Telescope Partners, a new growth equity firm founded by former Sequoia partner Mickey Arabelovic, is looking to raise $75m for its debut vehicle.

21 November 2016

Idinvest Growth Fund II hits €250m at first close

time-is-money-1601980_1280 European private equity firm Idinvest Partners is on good track with its second growth capital fund holding a €250m first close for the SME-focused vehicle.

21 November 2016

Arch Venture Partners boosts Fund IX target after storming start to fundraise

ruin-1778575_1920 Arch Venture Partners has upped its sights for its latest venture fundraise after already passing the $400m it initially registered to raise, AltAssets can reveal.

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