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20 August 2015

Scottish Investment Bank plans £75m of co-investment through new structure

golf-881338_1280 The Scottish Investment Bank plans to invest up to £75m in Scottish companies over the next three years after relaunching its co-investment funds.

19 August 2015

NBCUniversal joins venture capital firms as Buzzfeed backer with $200m investment

gwz8rVN3_400x400 Booming global new media business Buzzfeed, which is backed by a host of venture capital firms, has picked up a $200m investment from news and media giant NBCUniversal.

19 August 2015

KPCB, Top Tier among firms helping big data business Datameer to $40m funding

data storage_lrg A string of top venture capital firms have taken part in a $40m financing round for San Francisco-based big data analytics platform Datameer.

18 August 2015

Foresite leads $66m round in medicine business Wave

take-a-blood-sample-1428179-m San Francisco-based Foresite Capital has led a $66m Series B round in genetic medicine company Wave Life Sciences.

18 August 2015

Cloud IT infra converter Platform9 nets $10m Menlo-led Series B

clouds-747254_1280 Menlo Ventures has led a $10m Series B investment round for Platform9, which helps transform companies' existing IT infrastructure into a private cloud.

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.

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