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18 August 2015

Decheng sets $250m target for China-focused life sciences fund

medic-563423_640 (1) China-based Decheng Capital has launched its second life scienced fund with a $250m target, AltAssets can reveal.

18 August 2015

Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures in $100m consumer-focused genome project

DNA, gene strand Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, and Palo Alto, California's Sutter Hill Ventures are joining forces with US gene-sequencing giant Illumina to launch a new company they say will "empower consumers to discover insights into their own genomes".

18 August 2015

OMERS to tap Canada’s burgeoning tech sector with recently closed Fund II says exec $

018b20f Canada’s OMERS Ventures is looking to take advantage of the growing momentum in the country’s technology sector after closing its second fund on $260m according to Jim Orlando.

17 August 2015

Hollywood actress’ natural products business Honest bags $100m Series D round

jessica-alba The natural, non-toxic health products business co-founded by Hollywood actress Jessica Alba has picked up $100m through a Series D financing round.

17 August 2015

Accion, LeapFrog and Lok among investors in $25m Indian finance platform

India Accion, LeapFrog Investments and Lok Capital were among the investors in a recently-completed $25m financing round raised on behalf of IFMR Holdings, a subsidiary of IFMR Trust, which is aimed at ensuring financial services reach currently-under-serviced areas of India.

17 August 2015

JMI Equity leads C$160m growth round in Intelex

penny-164543_640 (1) JMI Equity has led a C$160m ($122.9m) growth funding round in Intelex, a provider of environmental, health, safety and quality management software.

17 August 2015

Andy Hunt, Jeremiah Daly leave Highland Capital to launch ‘Elephant Partners’

elephant Pixabay Andy Hunt and Jeremiah Daly, who left Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Highland Capital Partners earlier this year to launch their own venture firm, are seeking $125m for their first fund, according to press reports.

14 August 2015

VC-backed Pure Storage files IPO

hand money dollars Venture capital-backed data storage company, Pure Storage, has filed for an initial public offering, AltAssets understands.

14 August 2015

Riverside hands $10.6m to massage therapist service Soothe

wellness-285587_640 New York-based private equity firm The Riverside Company has provided massage therapist service Soothe with $10.6m in funding.

14 August 2015

NZ Super Fund backs $150m round for auto-tinting window developer

architecture-22039_1280 The $29.6bn-managing NZ Super Fund has backed energy-saving dynamic glass maker View Inc as part of a $150m funding round.

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