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22 June 2015

IKEA GreenTech, Bpifrance named in Aledia’s €28.4m Series B funding round

LED lighting IKEA GreenTech, the venture capital arm of IKEA, and the Ecotechnologies fund of Bpifrance, the French national industrial bank, were among those participating in a Series B funding round by Aledia, a Grenoble, France-based maker of LED lighting, which has closed on about €28.4m.

22 June 2015

VC-backed telehealth platform Teladoc sets IPO pricing

doctor-563428_640 Venture Capital-backed telehealth platform Teladoc has priced its IPO of 7 million shares at between $15 and $17 per share.

22 June 2015

KPCB releases diversity report following Pao trial

ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-KPCB Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has released its first-ever diversity report, just months after winning a gender discrimination case against former partner Ellen Pao.

22 June 2015

KKR invests in San Francisco real estate investment manager Drawbridge

kravis-2_sq KKR has invested an undisclosed amount in a San Francisco-based real estate investment manager, Drawbridge Realty, and in the process, set up what the two companies are calling a "new, independent platform" to help grow Drawbridge's business.

19 June 2015

Spark, Jefferies close $110m round in small business lender Bond Street

handshake-671413-m Venture Capital firm Spark Capital and Jefferies have led a $110m financing round in New York-based small business lender Bond Street.

19 June 2015

Sequoia Capital leads $45m funding round for NYC’s Namely human resources platform

software binary code computer Sequoia Capital, the Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, led a $45m Series C funding round for the rapidly-growing New York City-based human resources platform Namely.

19 June 2015

Arboretum Ventures raises fund sights again with $215m-targeting fourth vehicle

arbor Healthcare-focused investment firm Arboretum Ventures is raising its fundraising sights by eyeing up to $215m for its fourth fund.

19 June 2015

Serena Capital invests €6m in mobile photo printing app Cheerz

mobile photo France and US-focused growth investor Serena Capital has injected €6m into picture printing mobile app Cheerz.

19 June 2015

SocGen’s PE subsidiary and Ardian invest €5m in HR Path, to fuel expansion

paris_france Société Générale Capital Partenaires, the private equity subsidiary of the Société Générale Group, and Ardian, the Paris-based private equity group, have invested €5m in another Paris-headquartered company, HR Path.

18 June 2015

Ellen Pao to pay $276,000 to cover KPCB’s legal costs

ellen pao kleiner perkins KPCB A California judge has ruled that Ellen Pao owes $276,000 to venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers to cover the cost of her discrimination lawsuit.

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